Makowski and Hopkins lead Crestwood girls basketball team past Wyoming Area

WRIGHT TWP. — The mere thought of ruining an opponent’s perfection only turned up the intensity for Sara Hopkins, Julia Makowski and the rest of Crestwood’s girls basketball team. Then the Comets used their enthusiasm to shoot down the Wyoming Valley Conference’s last unbeaten and shoot straight to the top of the league’s Division 1 […]

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Madison Borum’s 23 points lead Lake-Lehman to 6-0 girls basketball record

KINGSTON — Without question, Madison Borum said, she prefers a strong challenge. The Lake-Lehman center got one Friday from spirited, upstart Wyoming Seminary. And it only fueled her fire to keep the Black Knights unbeaten in Wyoming Valley Conference play. Borum put the Black Knights on her back with 23 points and Lehman survived a […]

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Maddie Mrochko, Hazleton Area girls basketball team recover quickly to beat Dallas

HAZLE TWP. — Much to her chagrin, Maddie Mrochko didn’t start Thursday’s big girls basketball showdown for Hazleton Area. She made sure the Cougars finished in style, though. Mrochko fought off a recent illness and came off the bench to score 17 points, none more important than her first five that triggered red-hot Hazleton Area’s […]

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Wyoming Area girls basketball team holds off Hanover Area, moves to 9-0

EXETER — A fierce battle from the previous night followed by a furious flurry from a determined opponent had the Wyoming Area Warriors losing their legs. Cassidy Orzel helped make sure they never lost the lead, nor their season-opening winning streak. Orzel came off the bench to make two pivotal plays in the final six […]

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H.S. Wrestling: Coach Ron Swingle and Berwick knock off Mohawks, 48-21

WILKES-BARRE — One of the more successful wrestling coaches over the last 15 years has been Ron Swingle. He piled up countless division titles, district championships and state medals in a 14-year stint with Meyers before taking over at Berwick this season, where he hopes to instill the same kind of winning attitude. Swingle returned […]

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H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL: Dimitri Gnall scores 30 as Wyoming Seminary tops Tunkhannock

Dimitri Gnall scored a game-high 30 points as Wyoming Seminary defeated Tunkhannock 55-40 Tuesday night in a Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball interdivisional game. Gnall had 18 points in the first half as the Blue Knights took a 25-14 lead at the break. He was the only player on either team to finish in double […]

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H.S. Swimming: Garrett Paul leads Wyoming Seminary boys past Wyoming Valley West

Garrett Paul won the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly to help Wyoming Seminary defeat Wyoming Valley West 52-42 Tuesday in Wyoming Valley Conference boys swimming action. Yonah Wasik (100 back) and Bobby de Luna (100 breaststroke) were also individual winners for the Blue Knights. Valley West had two swimmers win two individual events. Maxim Kowalski […]

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WVC girls and boys basketball postponed Monday

Inclement weather Monday postponed the entire Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball schedule and one WVC boys game. The following girls games have been moved to Tuesday: Berwick at Meyers; Crestwood at Wyoming Valley West; Dallas at Coughlin, playing at Plains-Solomon Junior High; Holy Redeemer at Northwest; Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area; Pittston Area at Hazleton Area; […]

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Coughlin comes out on top at competitive WVC Wrestling Tournament

LEHMAN TWP. – Senior Tashawn Qualls has been wrestling since he was in fifth grade. After his sophomore season, when GAR’s program merged with Coughlin. Qualls was out of a starting slot in the lineup. The 152-pounder, who leaves GAR everyday after school and heads to Coughlin’s wrestling room for practice, could easily have stopped […]

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WVC Wrestling Tournament Preview: Tourney kicks off a sprint to the finish

The high school wrestling season technically began a month ago, and all 13 Wyoming Valley Conference teams have been traveling all over the state to participate in individual or dual tournaments. Since only a handful of divisional duals have been held so far, the local teams all know the season doesn’t kick into high gear […]

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