H.S. Boys Basketball: Hazleton Area rallies to defeat Meyers

Josh Samec scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as Hazleton Area rallied from a five-point deficit at halftime to defeat Meyers 57-51 Tuesday in Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball. Jeff Planutis added 16 for Hazleton Area, which trailed 27-22 at the break. Jawane Buckner scored 22 to pace Meyers. Wyoming […]

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Andrejko, Yencha keep Holy Redeemer girls basketball team unbeaten in WVC

WRIGHT TWP. — In a beautifully-balanced offensive attack that boasts a knack for passing the ball to open players, Julia Andrejko had the hot hand for Holy Redeemer when it came to points in the basket. Sam Yencha put her hands in just about everything else. Yencha altered opposing shots, grabbed rebounds and scored 15 […]

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Ex-player recounts St. Gabriel’s hoops history in new book

“Hoosiers” is regarded as one of the best sports films in the history of cinema. It focuses on a small-town high school basketball team in Indiana that overcomes adversity to win the state championship. Hazleton had its own version of “Hoosiers” — the Saints at Saint Gabriel’s Parochial High School. Inspired by the movie “Hoosiers,” […]

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Boys basketball: Jawane Buckner leads Meyers past Holy Redeemer

WILKES-BARRE — Wednesday night’s 48-40 victory over Holy Redeemer pretty much epitomized the Meyers Mohawks’ season thus far. At times, they looked formidable. At others, they looked quite shaky. But through it all, they had someone able to keep things moving along — senior guard Jawane Buckner. Buckner, the Times Leader Player of the Year […]

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H.S. Wrestling: Hanover Area, Meyers join forces in battle for greater good

On the mat, Hanover Area and Meyers have one of the most fiercest rivalries in the Wyoming Valley Conference. Over the previous two years, the two teams have battled each other for Division 2 and District 2 Class 2A championships. Just last year, the Mohawks claimed the division, while the Hawkeyes were team district titlists. […]

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H.S. Boys Basketball: Dallas keeps rolling, takes down Wyoming Area

EXETER — If the Feb. 15 rematch with Hazleton Area is to have even more significance, the Dallas boys basketball team needs to take care of business between now and then. Like on Tuesday night at Wyoming Area. Dallas used a 10-0 burst to end the first half and then kept pushing Wyoming Area away […]

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Grilz and Nanticoke Area roll over Hazleton Area for 13th straight win

HAZLE TWP. — Be careful what you wish for. Maddy Grilz and Nanticoke Area are granting requests and turning them into nightmares. Grilz scored 15 points Monday and the Trojanettes tortured fellow up-tempo team Hazleton Area with a dizzying press defense that forced 24 turnovers in a 53-32 victory in a high school girls basketball […]

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Wyoming Seminary boys basketball holds off Holy Redeemer

WILKES-BARRE — Wyoming Seminary made sure the evolving two-horse race remained that way Friday night. The Blue Knights used a big second quarter and withstood a Holy Redeemer rally attempt in the second half for a 46-41 victory that flipped the teams in the Division 3 standings in Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball. Seminary (5-2 […]

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H.S. Girls Basketball: Berwick’s Reese Mensigner scores her 1,000th point in win

Berwick’s Reese Mensinger scored her 1,000th career point after a dominating 27 point performance over Coughlin. Mensinger knocked down five 3-pointers. Roni Isenberg scored 10 points in a winning effort for the Bulldogs. The Crusaders were led by Le’June Berry’s four points. Wyoming Seminary 38, Meyers 29 Alex Wesneski scored 15 points and Ally Vezendy […]

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Makowski and Hopkins lead Crestwood girls basketball team past Wyoming Area

WRIGHT TWP. — The mere thought of ruining an opponent’s perfection only turned up the intensity for Sara Hopkins, Julia Makowski and the rest of Crestwood’s girls basketball team. Then the Comets used their enthusiasm to shoot down the Wyoming Valley Conference’s last unbeaten and shoot straight to the top of the league’s Division 1 […]

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