2016 Times Leader Boys Swimming and Diving Capsules

Matt Bean Wyoming Seminary Jr. – Back Bean claimed his first district championship with a 54.56 finish in the 100 backstroke. He qualified for the 100 back consolation race at the PIAA championships, claiming 16th place. Bean was third in the 100 fly in 55.2 seconds. Nick Dubinski Holy Redeemer Jr. – Breast A disappointing […]

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Wyoming Seminary’s Tara Kupsky Times Leader Girls Swimmer of the Year

Forget all of the state medals. Disregard all of the district championships. Erase the litany of school records already in her name. Selfless for a high school sophomore, Wyoming Seminary’s Tara Kupsky continually steers the conversation, her memories of this season to three things: relays, a regular season meet, and her sister, Paige. Kupsky was […]

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Wyoming Valley West’s Stanley Zaneski named Times Leader Boys Swimmer of the Year

Stanley Zaneski didn’t need much time to perfect the sprint events. In fact, he didn’t have much time to work on it. Zaneski picked up his two signature events – the 50 and 100 freestyle – just a month prior to districts. With little experience to discover the nuances of the races at the varsity […]

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Wyoming Valley Conference Swimming All-Stars

2A Girls First Team MVP: Tara Kupsky, Wyoming Seminary MVP Diver: Maddy Ross, Dallas Coach of the Year: Romayne Mosier, Dallas Dallas: Annalise Cheshire, Melinda Ratchford, Lauren Finnegan, Abby Zolner, Maddy Ross. Holy Redeemer: Emily Blaum, Emily Easton, McKenna Zeller, Kayla Kurk. Tunkhannock: Morgan Manglaviti, Gwen Murray. Wyoming Seminary: Paige Kupsky, Julia Baur, Tara Kupsky, […]

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Holy Redeemer’s Nick Dubinski brings home WVC’s lone medal on final day of PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships

LEWISBURG — After a season littered with near-misses and second-bests, Nick Dubinski finally found a just reward. Just in time to take a place on the state medal stand. Dubinski not only broke the Holy Redeemer school record, he placed seventh in the boys 100-yard breastroke with a sizzling time of 59.76 to earn the […]

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WVC swimmers find pool of surprises at Class 2A state championship meet

LEWISBURG — With an extra kick and an added effort, a couple of Wyoming Valley Conference girls swimmers dug deep in the state pool and pulled out PIAA medals. But Tunkhannock’s Sawyer Aitken may have pulled out the biggest surprise. Young Dallas dynamo Abby Zolner tied for sixth place in the girls 100-yard butterfly Friday […]

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WVC swimmers make strong showing in preliminary round of PIAA Class 3A Swimming and Diving championships

LEWISBURG — They didn’t finish with a single entry in state swimming’s main event. But that doesn’t mean competitors from the Wyoming Valley Conference didn’t feel like big winners in the PIAA Class 3A Swimming and Diving championships. Stanley Zaneski made a significant jump for the second straight day, his Wyoming Valley West relay team […]

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Rough waters for WVC Class 3A swimmers on opening day of PIAA Swimming and Diving championships

LEWISBURG — Trying to will her way through the pool, Alexis Ivanitch suddenly lost her stroke. Mainly because she lost her strength. “I felt good for fly and back,” Ivanitch said about the first two strokes of the four-part 200 IM. “I hit breaststroke and I couldn’t feel my arms at that point.” Welcome to […]

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WVC swimmers ready for states

It will be make or break for many of the Wyoming Valley Conference’s top swimmers and divers this week at the PIAA Championships at Bucknell University. While seed times aren’t entirely full proof of success, local natators will need an extra push to medal at this year’s state championship meet that runs from Wednesday to […]

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PIAA releases at-large swimming/diving qualifiers

Seven Wyoming Valley Conference swimmers learned they will have an opportunity to earn a state medal when the PIAA announced its at-large qualifiers Sunday for the state championships. Two relay teams also qualified for the state meet. A combined 10 WVC swimmers and relay teams were selected alternates to the state meet. The fastest 16 […]

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