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D2 basketball: Wyoming Seminary triumphs in Class 2A semifinals

YATESVILLE — So many players wore the Wyoming Seminary uniform since the program’s last state tournament appearance, that the list would be too long to mention. Senior guard Tyler Maddock wasn’t about to join them. Maddock put the final touches on a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter that all but locked up a 58-43 […]

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D2 basketball: Nanticoke Area girls advance to Class 4A title game

WILKES-BARRE – Nanticoke Area played more than 52 minutes of basketball against Wyoming Area in two games over the past two weeks before having the lead for the first time. Alyssa Lewis made sure the Trojanettes treated the lead preciously as they headed down the stretch Friday night. Lewis went 7 for 8 from the […]

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D2 wrestling: Dallas freshman Mead shines in Class 3A, upsets top seed

WILKES-BARRE — It doesn’t happen too often when a top seed in the District 2 Class 3A Wrestling Championships loses in the quarterfinal round. It’s even more rare when a defending district champion and No. 1 seed falls in the quarters. The stars were aligned perfectly on Friday night at the Kingston Armory for Dallas […]

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D2 wrestling: WVC still has 22 alive for second day of Class 2A competition

WILKES-BARRE — DJ Erickson made it to Hershey last season. In terms of high school wrestling, grappling in Chocolate Town USA in March is considered a pretty good season. The Hanover Area junior won’t deny that fact. Yet there’s still a fire burning in his belly because last year just didn’t finish out on his […]

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D2 basketball: Dallas’ Mathers scores game-winner in final second vs. Crestwood

WILKES-BARRE – Jay Bittner did everything but get to the last offensive rebound for Dallas Friday night. Matt Mathers took care of that. Bittner scored 27 points and Mathers scored his only basket on a tip-in in the final second to lift the Mountaineers over upset-minded Crestwood and into the PIAA Class 5A state boys […]

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D2 basketball: Mrochko’s hot start leads Hazleton Area into girls 6A title game

BERWICK — By the time Maddie Mrochko lost her touch, it was too late. Her red-hot start Friday pretty much ensured Williamsport had lost the game, and Hazleton Area had lost a streak it couldn’t wait to get rid of. If couldn’t have come at a better time for the Cougars, who rode Mrochko’s 23 […]

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WBS Penguins cruise past Rockford with 6-3win

WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins made sure last weekend’s three-in-three, which resulted in three losses, was a distant memory on Friday against the Rockford IceHogs. And they wasted no time turning the page. Joseph Cramarossa scored five minutes into the game to ignite a three-goal first period as the Penguins cruised by the IceHogs, 6-3. […]

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D2 basketball: Babcock’s 22 points send Northwest into first girls title game

BERWICK — Fueled by tears that tortured them for a whole year, the Northwest Rangers made a firm vow. Not this year. And not if Brenna Babcock can help it. Babcock scored 22 points — exactly half of Northwest’s total — and the Rangers forced 15 turnovers in the first half to rebound from getting […]

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D2 basketball: Redeemer takes down Cinderella Riverside squad in Class 3A

YATESVILLE — Cinderella wasn’t going to do it again. Oh, Riverside tried all right on Friday night. The Vikings also received a boost from an unexpected source. But Holy Redeemer was able to withstand the challenge for a 51-45 victory in a District 2 Class 3A boys basketball semifinal game at Pittston Area High School […]

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Woe, Canada: Germany stuns Canada 4-3 in Olympic hockey semifinals

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — First curling, now this. It has been a rough few days for Canada at its best Winter Olympics ever because of struggles in the two sports that are most tightly woven into its national identity. In perhaps the biggest blow of all, the men’s hockey team didn’t even make it to […]

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