HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
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 […]

Comments - 11:36 pm

Boys Basketball: Hazleton Area defeats Dallas in battle of WVC unbeatens

DALLAS TWP. — Every time Dallas would build momentum, Hazleton Area would dash it. Every time the home-court crowd would be whipped into a frenzy, it would be quelled. The undefeated Cougars have been doing that all season. And they did it again Friday night. As soon as Dallas would come within striking distance, Hazleton […]

Comments - 11:32 pm - updated: 11:38 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 11:12 pm

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 […]

Comments - 11:05 pm - updated: 11:09 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 11:00 pm

H.S. Girls Basketball: New starter Faith Grula rescues Hazleton Area in win

HAZLE TWP. — Admittedly, Faith Grula felt a little jittery stepping onto the big stage. A lot jittery, actually. Fortunately for Hazleton Area, she didn’t show it. Grula made the go-ahead basket, an ensuing steal, and the game’s final rebound — all within the final 37 seconds Tuesday — as Hazleton Area lost a big […]

Comments - 11:37 pm

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 […]

Comments - 10:42 pm

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; […]

Comments - 5:04 pm

Wyoming Seminary boys basketball holds off Wyoming Area

KINGSTON — Friday’s game went full circle for Wyoming Area. Not that Wyoming Seminary minded. Wyoming Area trailed by 10 after the first quarter and after the fourth. In between, the Warriors went ahead only to see Seminary rally for a 44-34 Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball interdivisional game. “We know that basketball is a […]

Comments - 10:36 pm

Nanticoke boys basketball gets revenge with victory over Hanover Area

NANTICOKE — Some losses carry a little more weight, especially when they come against a long-time rival that had little success in recent seasons. That, though, was where Nanticoke Area found itself entering Wednesday night’s game with neighbor Hanover Area. “After that first loss, it was a tough loss. We only lost by three,” Nanticoke […]

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