Jeff Bennett, R.J. Driscoll hoping for District 2 Class 2A gold

WILKES-BARRE — Each one had a bad taste in his mouth. For Jeff Bennett, admittedly, it wasn’t quite his best showing at the regional tournament last season after the Hanover Area wrestler won district gold one week prior. “I don’t think I’ve wrestled good at regionals at any point in my career,” Bennett said. “That’s […]

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Pittston Area finds its stride at District 2 Class 3A Championships

WILKES-BARRE — It’s been a down year for the Pittston Area team. For the second straight season, the Patriots missed the District 2 Class 3A Duals Tournament and were winless in Division 1 of the WVC for the first time in decades. But no matter how much the team struggles, the Patriots always seem to […]

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District 2 wrestling spotlight shines on 132-pound brackets

Every year, there is at least one bracket in the District 2 Wrestling Tournament that catches the attention of wrestlers, coaches and fans from all over the district. This year, that could be said for about a half-dozen weights in the 2A and 3A events. But there are only two that really stand out, and […]

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District 2 Wrestling Seedings released

YATESVILLE — All season, the two most dominant wrestlers in the Wyoming Valley Conference have been Hazleton Area’s Jimmy Hoffman and Tunkhannock’s Tommy Traver. The two Class 3A athletes have combined for a 70-1 record at different weights. But this weekend, the two could collide as they’re both wrestling in the 132-pound weight class of […]

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Wyoming Seminary’s girls wrestling program sparks interest

During last year’s Summer Olympics history was made when Helen Maroulis became the first United States woman to ever win a gold medal in wrestling. Since the monumental event occurred, the popularity of the sport has risen. “There’s been a huge uptick in numbers of girls participating,” Wyoming Seminary coach Scott Green said. “But now […]

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Lack of depth hurts Hazleton Area wrestling at PIAA team championships

Hazleton Area has been undermanned all season. Fourteen wrestlers on the roster hurt the team at the PIAA Team Championships. Facing teams with rosters of at least two dozen wrestlers, the Cougars couldn’t match up perfectly with those squads. On Friday morning, they saw their team season come to an end at the Giant Center […]

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Hazleton Area falls in opening round of PIAA team championships

Hazleton Area gave one-loss Cedar Cliff its best shot on Thursday night in the opening round of the PIAA Class 3A Team Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey, but it just wasn’t enough. District 3 runner-up Cedar Cliff won five of the six bouts that were decided by decision in the dual while adding […]

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Hoffman, Hazleton Area go for state team title

For three years, Jimmy Hoffman has wrestled on the big stage at the PIAA Championships. The Hazleton Area senior, who hopes to make it four straight years a month from now, is the only wrestler on the Cougars’ roster who will have experience at the Giant Center in Hershey this weekend for the PIAA Team […]

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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 […]

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Hazleton Area wins District 2 Class 3A Duals Tournament

YATESVILLE — Hazleton Area has been one of the top teams in District 2 over the last four years. But the Cougars were always one individual win or team victory away from separating themselves from the rest of the Class 3A teams. On Saturday at Pittston Area High School, Hazleton Area finally came out as […]

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