Wilkes-Barre standouts grab District 2 track and field gold

SCRANTON — His high school team didn’t win a single meet and his name wasn’t at the front of anyone’s mind at districts. But with one mad dash, err, make that two, Emmanuel Edouku went straight from an underdog to a champion. GAR’s Edouku overcame a season of doubt — not so much from himself […]

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District 2-3A Track: WVC boys win five district titles

SCRANTON – Six steps was all Coughlin’s Vincent Todd needed to know that he could race ahead for a come-from-behind victory. Todd anchored Coughlin to an upset victory in the 400 relay to highlight the boys team’s performance at the District 2 Class 3A track and field championships Tuesday at Scranton Memorial Stadium. Coughlin came […]

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District 2-3A Track: Coughlin’s Madisyn Hawkins, Hazleton Area’s Kayla Merkel set records

SCRANTON — Really, their spot in the middle of the medal stand was pretty secure. But Kayla Merkel wanted to take things a little farther. Madisyn Hawkins tried to reach new heights. And on one golden, record-setting day, both of them became champions for the ages. Coughlin’s Hawkins established the new District 2 standard in […]

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Marc Minichello takes aim at title in District 2 track and field championships

This whole idea of throwing a javelin was simply supposed to give Marc Minichello something to do before he got healthy enough to begin throwing a baseball again. Now, he can’t decide which sport he enjoys more. And for good reason. Not only did his season-best throw of 194-05 make him the top seed — […]

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TL Athletes of the Week: Holy Redeemer’s Morgan Bienkowski, Meyers’ Namir Murphy

MORGAN BIENKOWSKI School: Holy Redeemer Year: Junior Sport, position: Softball, pitcher Family: Nikki, mom; Ed, dad; Jess, sister Last week: It’s been a historic week for the Royals pitcher who threw two perfect games. The first came on Monday during Holy Redeemer’s 16-0 five-inning victory over Wyoming Seminary. Bienkowski had 14 strikeouts in that game. […]

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District 2 Class 2A track & field meet moved to Wednesday

The District 2 Class 2A track and field meet scheduled for Monday has been postponed and will be moved to Wednesday. The event will still take place at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The switch due to the inclement weather expected this weekend will give participants a chance to practice at the stadium from 3-7 p.m. Monday. […]

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Hazleton Area claims WVC track crown behind Cusatis, Grula

HAZLETON — Since the end of his freshman year, Michael Cusatis has been waiting for a day like this. And running like the wind, he made sure the Hazleton Area Cougars got one. Cusatis won four running events Monday, his teammate Joe Grula won four times in the field and Hazleton Area won the Wyoming […]

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Holy Redeemer, Lukas Volpetti big track winners at Cross Invitational

Throughout the regular season, Holy Redeemer and Wyoming Valley West struggled to make much of an impact on the boys’ division of high school track and field. That may be about to change soon. Nobody promoted that potential more Saturday than Redeemer’s long-distance runner Lukas Volpetti, who overcame a light and sporadic day-long rain to […]

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Cross Invitational presents vaulters a chance to reach new heights

They’ve gone neck-and-neck for a couple of seasons now. And the area’s two best girls pole vaulters will try to one-up one another again in a famed area meet that should help prepare them for much higher stakes to come over the next few weeks. Returning state medalist Abby Norwillo of Pittston Area and defending […]

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H.S. TRACK AND FIELDLocked in atie at the topof Division 2

BERWICK — By the time Paige Motovidlak finished hurdling, Megan Dalo was done jumping, Reese Mensinger stopped sprinting and Jace Garnick wrapped up her relays, it became clear that a battle of unbeatens was running neck-and-neck. By the time they got to the finish, it was dead even. Lake-Lehman’s Garnick and Berwick’s Mensinger were each […]

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