HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING
District 2/4 Class 3A Diving Championships postponed

WILKES-BARRE — District 2/4 Class 3A divers weren’t as lucky as their Class 2A counterparts Saturday at the Wilkes-Barre CYC. While the District 2 2A Diving Championships went off without a hitch, the District 2/4 Class 3A championships did not. After a delay during warm-ups and a second delay toward the end of the first […]

Comments - 5:29 pm

Dallas, Holy Redeemer looking strong for District 2 diving championships

Paul Mierzwa was supposed to dial down his coaching role after his daughter graduated two years ago. Instead, he finds himself coaching two teams with a chance to sweep the podium stage in District 2 Class 2A girls diving. His seven divers from Dallas and Holy Redeemer will be the hands-on favorites in the district […]

Comments - 10:39 pm - updated: 10:40 pm.

TL Athletes of the Week: Meyers’ Jawane Buckner, Seminary’s Tara Kupsky

TARA KUPSKY School: Wyoming Seminary Year: Junior Sport, position: Swimming Family: Lori Blue, mom; Eric, dad; Colby Vonderheid, stepfather; Paige, sister; April, sister; Woobie, brother; Mary Kate, sister; Virgil, brother; Corey, brother Last week: Kupsky set a new pool record in the 500 free with a time of 5:12.06 in the Blue Knights’ 76-17 win […]

Comments - 10:08 am

Berwick swimming continues strong season with win over Pittston Area

SALEM TWP. — Only half the size of Pittston Area’s roster, Berwick needed to win nearly every race. The plan, as simple as it was bullish, paid off for Berwick to the same effect it had all season. The Bulldogs won all but one event in a 93-77 victory Thursday to cap off the Wyoming […]

Comments - 9:44 pm

Dallas divers peaking as Mountaineers sweep Tunkhannock

DALLAS – Admittedly, Maddy Ross felt pressure heading into the 2016-2017 season. The Dallas senior surprised everyone last year, capturing the District 2 Class 2A diving championship and following it up with a 16th-place finish in the state. The bull’s-eye was squarely on her shoulders. There’s no hiding when you are the defending champ. Yet, […]

Comments - 9:49 pm

TL Athletes of the Week: Pittston’s Ellie Bartoli, Seminary’s Matt Bean

ELLIE BARTOLI School: Pittston Area Year: Senior Sport, position: Basketball, guard Family: Frank, dad; Eileen, mom; Abby, sister; Brian, brother Last week: In her first official high school basketball game, Bartoli scored 10 points in the Patriots’ 67-33 win over Coughlin last Monday. What she says: “It feels pretty amazing. … It was wonderful (getting […]

Comments - 11:00 am

Wyoming Seminary swim team has historic day

PLYMOUTH — Wyoming Seminary had one month to let the suspense build for its biggest test of the season. Originally postponed due to snow on Jan. 10, the Blue Knights’ boys swimming and diving team waited until the penultimate meet of the season to take on the two-time defending champion Wyoming Valley West. The Blue […]

Comments - 9:43 pm - updated: 10:26 pm.

High Schools: Wyoming Area wrestling cruises past Mountain View

Wyoming Area wrestlers Tyler Martin (132 pounds) and Corey Mruk (160) both won their respective matches with pins to lead the Warriors past Mountain View 45-18 Tuesday. Martin pinned his opponent in 44 seconds while Mruk took 5:03. Wyoming Area’s Charlie Banashefski won the 145-pound class with a 5-2 decision. SWIMMING Dawgs top Warriors Both […]

Comments - 11:32 pm

Marcos Rico propels Wyoming Seminary boys swimming to win

Wyoming Seminary sophomore Marcos Rico broke a pair of pool records at the Wyoming Valley West Ray Wills Invitational Saturday. Rico won the 200 IM in 1:56.18 and the 100 breaststroke in 57.06 to lead the Blue Knights to victory, with 277 points. Host Wyoming Valley West finished in second with 214.50 points, followed by […]

Comments - 12:21 pm

Wyoming Seminary earns poolside sweep of Royals

Tara Kupsky nabbed first in the 200 IM (2:22.28), the 500 free (5:16.20) and was on the first place 200 medley relay in Wyoming Seminary’s 101-76 win over Holy Redeemer in girls swimming action on Thursday. Sem’s Margaret Walting finished first in the 50 (25.26) and 100 free (55.56). Dallas 146, Wyoming Area 37 Melissa […]

Comments - 9:35 am

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