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PIAA Boys and Girls Basketball Glance

PIAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTBOYS SCHEDULENumbers in parentheses are district and seed followed by overall record.CLASS 4AFirst RoundSaturday, March 7Abington (1-1, 26-3) vs. JP McCaskey (3-8, 20-10), 1 p.m. Cheltenham HSWhitehall (11-2, 16-11) vs. Methacton (1-7, 2...

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Penguins ready to wrap up road trip

When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a season-high seven goals on the road last Sunday in a 7-0 win over Bridgeport, Brian Dumoulin said the team realized something.“That showed we can deflate teams when we do that,” he said. “Every chance we got, we buried.”Granted, the 7-spot came against a Bridgeport team that is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but this weekend the Penguins will try to deflate two teams that surround them in ...

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Misericordia set for decorated Wooster squad

Wooster certainly has the history.Misericordia’s opening opponent in the NCAA tournament has made 13 straight trips to the dance, the longest active streak in the nation for Division III. Twenty-four NCAA bids altogether. Three stops at the Final Four since 2003 and an appearance in the national championship game in 2011.“The winningest NCAA team of the 2000s,” trumpets the Wooster website and media guide — a winning percentage of nearly 85 percen...

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WVC boys basketball stars selected

The Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball coaches selected their all-star teams this past weekend for all three divisions.Crestwood senior guard Cole Wasco was named the Division I MVP. GAR guard Seth Callahan and Nanticoke guard Scott Stout were selected co-MVPs of Division II. Holy Redeemer guard Darius Washington and Meyers guard Shahee Aurelus were chosen as co-MVPs in Division III.The Times Leader All-WVC team will be announced at a future date.Wasco ...

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Holy Redeemer looks to rebound, Pittston Area hopes to keep rolling in PIAA girls basketball playoffs

Their shield was shattered.Their air of invincibility was smothered.Their dreams of a District 2 championship were destroyed.But those building blocks of self-esteem weren’t really what the Holy Redeemer Royals have been playing for during their dynamic 2014-15 season.This is.The PIAA playoffs start tonight.And Holy Redeemer still plans to be playing for a girls basketball state championship by the end of them.

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Holy Redeemer, GAR boys open state basketball playoffs this weekend

One team got its mojo back last weekend. The other needs to find its tonight.That sums up the paths Holy Redeemer and GAR have taken to the PIAA boys basketball state playoffs.Redeemer heads south on Saturday, playing traditional District 3 power and two-time district champion Trinity at 2:30 p.m. at East Pennsboro High School in Enola in a Class 2A contest. The District 2 third seed Royals regained their swagger with an impressive 64-55 win over Riverside.Mea...

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How area wrestlers fared on Day 1 of PIAA Wrestling Tournament

Here’s how the area wrestlers fared on Thursday, the first day of the PIAA Wrestling ChampionshipsWyoming Valley ConferenceCLASS 2AColin Pasone, Meyers (106): In the first round, he was pinned by Boiling Springs’ Jalin Hankerson in 2:39. He wrestles next in the second round of consolations today against Logan Pirl from Ligonier Valley....

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Faust’s great career closes earlier than expected

HERSHEY — For four years Zac Faust helped transform the GAR wrestling program from having just a handful of wrestlers on the team to a squad that’s a force in tournaments.So even though his career ended abruptly and unexpectedly on Thursday in the PIAA Class 2A Championships during his first appearance at the event, he’s not leaving the program with any lack of accomplishments.Faust wasn’t expected to lose two matches on Thursday. In fact, many fo...

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Four of 7 reach 2A quarters

HERSHEY — Entering Thursday’s first round of the Class 2A PIAA Championships, the seven Wyoming Valley Conference wrestlers combined for no victories in Hershey throughout their careers.That didn’t seem to phase any of them, as four wrestlers won their first match on Thursday to reach Friday’s quarterfinals, and nerves didn’t appear to be present either.“Just one match at a time,” said Meyers’ 182-pound winner TJ Cistrunk. ...

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Data: Victim’s cell pinged along Hernandez’s alleged route

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Tracking data shown to the jury Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez indicates the victim’s cellphone pinged along the same route that prosecutors say Hernandez took that night.The data roughly tracks the route prosecutors say Hernandez took from Odin Lloyd’s home to the industrial park in North Attleborough where Lloyd was found shot to death June 17, 2013. A T-Mobile employee testified about ce...

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