Crestwood lets off some steam in state field hockey playoff win

EXETER TWP. — For a whole season, they sat and stewed. The returning players from Crestwood’s difficult state semifinal field hockey loss could only watch and wonder if the team that eventually captured the PIAA championship somehow stole something that should have been theirs. Maybe now it can be. Mackenzie Kile scored one goal and […]

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PIAA field hockey playoffs promise an electric opening day

Bring out the old, in with the new. The opening of the PIAA field hockey playoffs Tuesday provides plenty of both, starting with a record number of state teams from the Wyoming Valley Conference. As usual, there’s Crestwood, Wyoming Valley West and Lake-Lehman, who were all PIAA participants within the last two years. Throw in […]

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Lilli Stepanski lifts Lake-Lehman to District 2 Class A field hockey title

KINGSTON — The end of the title game, not to mention two years of district championship game dismay, came so suddenly, it seemed to stun most people who watched it. Including the girl who scored the winning goal. “It was crazy,” Lake-Lehman senior Lilli Stepanski said. “I was surprised. I was shocked. I was like, […]

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Times Leader Athlete of the Week: Redeemer’s Abby Shorts, Hazleton’s Franklin Cunningham

FRANKLIN CUNNINGHAM School: Hazleton Area Year: Junior Sport, position: cross country Family: Daniel, dad Last week: At the District 2-4 Class 3A subregional cross country championships last Wednesday, Cunningham finished in fourth place with a time of 17:02.74. The time was good enough to qualify the junior for this third straight trip to the PIAA […]

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Late goals puts Wyoming Valley West field hockey into District 2 final

KINGSTON — Near the very end of another dynamic defensive display, two tremendously resilient teams began thinking about extending their fierce battle into overtime. Madison Woods didn’t want to go there. And because of it, Wyoming Valley West is going back to a district title game and into the state playoffs. Woods perfectly played the […]

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Field hockey semifinals postponed until Friday

Both of Thursday’s scheduled District 2 Class 2A field hockey semifinal games were postponed by rain and moved to 4:15 p.m. Friday. Dallas will take on Wyoming Valley West at Spartan Stadium in one Friday semifinal, and Coughlin will face Crestwood at in the other at the same time on the Crestwood football field. http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_FIELD-HOCKEY-3.jpg

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Courtney Dwyer’s two goals lead Lackawanna Trail to district field hockey title

FACTORYVILLE — With its hopes for a district championship seemingly smothered, Hazleton Area did the next-best thing to grabbing a gold medal. The Cougars made things interesting, if only for a little while. And when Jill Buchman and Kacee Diehl scored rapid-fire goals 40 seconds apart Wednesday, it appeared Hazleton Area had some new life. […]

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Dallas, Coughlin field hockey win District 2 playoff openers

Dallas’ Hannah Yanovich opened the postseason with a hat trick and the Mountaineers cruised to a 5-0 win over Wallenpaupack on Tuesday in the District 2 Class 2A field hockey quarterfinals. Maddie Kelley and Zoe Stepanski also scored for the third-seeded Mounts, who advanced to play Wyoming Valley West in Thursday’s semifinal round. Dallas outshot […]

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Abby Shorts hits hat trick in field hockey playoff opener

WILKES-BARRE — As a two-time state championship catcher on Holy Redeemer’s powerful softball team, Abby Shorts has experienced plenty of postseason success. She made sure it carried straight to the field hockey pitch. Shorts hit a hat trick through a 16-minute span of the second half that helped top-seeded Holy Redeemer crack open a tight […]

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2016 District 2 Field Hockey Glance

Class 3A First Round, Oct. 24 No. 2 Hazleton Area vs. No. 3 Delaware Valley at Harmon Geist, 6 p.m. Final, Oct. 26 No. 2 Hazleton Area/No. 3 Delaware Valley at No. 1 Lackawanna Trail CLASS 2A First Round, Oct. 25 No. 5 Honesdale at No. 4 Coughlin, 4:30 p.m. No. 6 Wallenpaupack at No. […]

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