2015 Times Leader Field Hockey All-Stars

HANNAH ACKERS Crestwood Senior Midfielder One of the most prolific scorers in the Wyoming Valley Conference, Ackers hit for 11 goals and added six assists as Crestwood spent most of the season as the top-ranked Class 2A team in Pennsylvania. The Michigan State recruit started the season with a hat trick and didn’t slow down […]

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Field Hockey Player of the Year Brigid Wood leads Coughlin to success

For all the ways Brigid Wood helped her Coughlin field hockey teammates excel, in the end it turns out she actually needed them the most this year. Especially after she broke her stick just before the start of the playoffs. “Right before our Valley West game at home, we were warming up,” Wood said. “I […]

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H.S. field hockey all-stars announced

Coughlin’s Brigid Wood was named Wyoming Valley Conference Class 3A field hockey MVP, while Crestwood’s Lizzy Dessoye was named Class 2A MVP. Joining Wood on the 3A first team was Megan Novak, goalkeeper, Coughlin; M’Kenzie Lee, goalkeeper, Coughlin; Kyra Wozniak,­ Coughlin; Kalie Reed , Coughlin Savannah Robinson,­ Coughlin; Mykala Slavish, Coughlin; Kara Sanford, Hazleton Area; […]

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Coughlin’s state field hockey run ends with loss to Emmaus

BLOOMSBURG — Once Meredith Sholder started scoring, she didn’t stop. At least, not until the hot-shooting junior etched her name into Emmaus High School field hockey lore. Sholder cut through Coughlin’s scrambling defense Saturday to score the Green Hornets’ first four goals while tying a school record, ending the Crusaders’ playoff run with a 5-1 […]

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Lizzy Dessoye’s overtime goal puts Crestwood into state field hockey semifinals

BLOOMSBURG — As the heart-sickening shot slapped off an opposing stick and trickled across the goal line before stopping at the very back of the cage, Crestwood’s whole season flashed before its eyes. No more state championship dreams. No more run at a perfect record. No more hope to avenge last year’s defeat in the […]

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Junior national players Brigid Wood and Lizzy Dessoye driving state field hockey title hopes for Coughlin and Crestwood

A little less than four minutes into the opening day of the state field hockey tournament, Brigid Wood let loose with a wicked blast into the back of the cage that got Coughlin on the board. Some two hours later in another opening-round state game, Lizzy Dessoye drove home the first goal for Crestwood. It’s […]

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Wyoming Area’s Bree Bednarski to play field hockey at Michigan

EXETER — It was no secret where Bree Bednarski was going to play her college field hockey. Now, it’s official. Bednarski, a Wyoming Area senior, signed her National Letter of Intent to play field hockey for the University of Michigan on Thursday at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. Bednarski will be receiving a full scholarship […]

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Lake-Lehman shut out in state field hockey opener

WHITEHALL — In a desperate attempt to finally break through a maddening Moravian Academy defense, Kate Supey sent a scalding shot toward the center of the cage. The goaltender blocked it like a stone wall. A second solid attempt by Maranda Moosic again threatened to dent the scoreboard. That one was turned away, too. Lions […]

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H.S. Field Hockey: Crestwood advances to PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals

KINGSTON — Very alertly, Jordan Olenginski followed the caroming ball and stuffed it into the cage. Nearly 10 minutes later, an apparent game-tying goal was waved off. That’s how high-flying Crestwood staved off Manheim Central, 3-2 in a rain-soaked PIAA Class 2A field hockey playoff opener Tuesday at Nesbitt Field. “I really didn’t want the […]

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State field hockey playoffs may feature styles that are different than what WVC teams are accustomed to facing

The call came near the tail end of the District 2 title game, and it nearly sent Coughlin’s lineup scrambling. There may be more of those abrupt changes to come in the state field hockey playoffs. When Coughlin, Crestwood and Lake-Lehman open the PIAA postseason tournament Tuesday, they’ll be facing plenty of unknown obstacles – […]

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