HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING
Tunkhannock swimming sweeps Hazleton Area

TUNKHANNOCK — Tunkhannock put the fate of the meet in Gwen Murray’s start, and let the rest of the 400 free relay team hold on for dear life in the final race. Murray’s four-second lead after the first leg gave the Tigers enough room to shelve Hazleton Area in a 96-89 nail biter Thursday in […]

Comments - 10:35 pm - updated: 10:38 pm.

TL Athletes of the Week: Berwick’s Christian Michael, Dallas’ Missy Leonard

CHRISTIAN MICHAEL School: Berwick Year: Senior Sport, position: Swimming Family: Crystal, mom; Christian Michael, dad Last week: Michael broke a pair of Berwick records Tuesday against Dallas. The senior broke the meter record in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Michael’s 55.80 finish in the 100 freestyle broke Nick Rockey’s record of 56.72, while his […]

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Dallas girls swim team hands Holy Redeemer first loss

Annaliese Cheshire and Missy Leonard won two events each as Dallas defeated Holy Redeemer 111-74 in Wyoming Valley Conference girls swimming Thursday, handing the Royals their first loss of the season. Both teams are 4-1. Cheshire won the 50 and 100 freestyle races. Leonard was first in the freestyle distance events, winning the 200 and […]

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Josh Zawatski leads Wyoming Valley West to win over Holy Redeemer

WILKES-BARRE — Even a pedestrian effort by Josh Zawatski’s standards was fast enough to beat many of the Wyoming Valley Conference’s top boys swimmers. A matchup between long-standing swimming heavyweights ended in a pair of landslide victories at the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center natatorium. Holy Redeemer and Wyoming Valley West swam to a split […]

Comments - 10:27 pm

Record-breaking day for Seminary swim team in win over Dallas

DALLAS TWP. — Typically, the Wyoming Seminary swimming team’s tradition is to toss coach Philip Mercatili in the water during the last home meet of the season. For the biggest win of his coaching career, exceptions were made. The Blue Knights’ celebration capped off their sweep of the defending District 2 champions Thursday. Wyoming Seminary’s […]

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WVC Swimming capsules

BERWICK Coach: Stacy Demshock Boys finish: 3-6 (8th, 2A) Girls finish: 4-7-1 (9th, 2A) Boys’ key returners: Chris Michael, Dyllan Weaver, Jake Demler Girls’ key returners: Becca Decker, Kylie Lavan, Mia Doll, Sydney Lloyd Coach’s outlook: “I would like to finish where we were last year. We have a stronger girls team. We’re going to […]

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WVC swimming and diving preview: familiar faces take center stage again

As most high school students took advantage of winter break’s leisure and relaxation, swimmers at 14 Wyoming Valley Conference schools eased into their all-too-important training routines to prepare for an even-more grueling regular season. Over the next seven weeks, area swimmers and divers will look to shave personal records with every race in anticipation of […]

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Lake-Lehman girls win poolside as TroHawks slowly find their stride

NANTICOKE — One look at the fierce-looking hawk wearing an oversized Roman helmet emblazoned on the swimmers’ caps and it was official. Competing as Nanticoke, but with Nanticoke-Hanover Area attire on the pool deck, the self-proclaimed TroHawks’ attire made it impossible to differentiate the true school colors of the natural rivals. Looking for their first […]

Comments - 10:23 pm

Berwick’s Chris Michael breaks school pool record in loss to Holy Redeemer

Chris Michael had a career day as the Berwick boys swimming and diving team fell to Holy Redeemer 98-70 on Tuesday. Michael broke Dave Albertson’s school record in 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:12.58 (Alberston’s time was 1:12.93). Redeemer’s Nicholas Dubinski was first in the event with a time of 1:10.18. Michael also won […]

Comments - 10:24 pm - updated: 11:21 pm.

Wyoming Valley West grad Eddy Zawatski gearing up for Olympic Swim Trials

He’s preparing to swim one of the biggest races of his career. His friends call him the “GOAT” short for Greatest of All-Time. Yet, how does Eddy Zawatski prepare for the United States Olympic Swimming Trials? By watching “Cool Runnings” of course. “We always watched it before districts and states,” the former Wyoming Valley West […]

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