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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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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WVC Wrestling Tourney rescheduled as one-day event Sunday due to severe weather

The Wyoming Valley Conference Wrestling Tournament will make history this weekend. For the first time in its nine-year history, the event will be held on one day. The tourney was postponed from Friday and Saturday this weekend and is being consolidated into a one-day tournament on Sunday at Lake-Lehman High School. That’s because with inclement […]

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H.S. wrestling: Seminary’s Heck takes first; Host Tunkhannock wins team title

TUNKHANNOCK — For the two years of his high school career, Lincoln Heck hasn’t been able to crack the starting lineup for Wyoming Seminary, a national power. But when the sophomore has had chances, he’s made the most of his opportunities. He performed at a high level again on Thursday at the 40th Annual Tunkhannock […]

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Rice off to rollicking start in Tunkhannock Kiwanis wresling tournament

TUNKHANNOCK – Sam Rice had quite the start to the 40th Annual Tunkhannock Holiday Tournament. The Tunkhannock senior began the event in his home gym on Wednesday with a victory by fall over Coughlin’s Aaron Warnagaris to claim career win No. 100. A few hours later, the 195-pounder stepped on the mat and earned victory […]

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2017 Times Leader Girls Volleyball Player of the Year: Holy Redeemer junior Skylar Osenkarski

WILKES-BARRE — Jack Kablick knew Skylar Osenkarski was primed for a breakout season. The Holy Redeemer girls’ volleyball coach saw the potential during Osenkarski’s sophomore campaign. Although, he admits that he didn’t say much to her that season. Instead, he observed as Amanda Curcio – the 2016 Times Leader Player of the Year – kind […]

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Wyoming Sem dominates X-Calibur Wrestling Invitational

WILKES-BARRE – When the X-Calibur Tournament started in 2014, the award for all winners was a mini sword. When the current wrestling season started for Wyoming Seminary, coach Scott Green decided to bring that back, in a different way, as he instituted a team-pin sword. Whenever a Blue Knight wrestler gets a pin, the athlete […]

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Wyoming Seminary off to fast start at X-Calibur Tournament

Wyoming Seminary entered 26 wrestlers into the X-Calibur Tournament. The host team left the first day of the event on Saturday at Wilkes University with 23 participants still in medal contention, including 18 in the semifinals. In all, 27 local wrestlers in the tournament make up nearly half of the 56 semifinalists. The semis will […]

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H.S. Wrestling: Coughlin’s Josh Brown earns win No. 101 as Crusaders edge Crestwood

WILKES-BARRE – Several of the greatest wrestlers in Coughlin history made the trip to their old stomping grounds on Wednesday night. Ten of the dozen 100-win wrestlers in school history were on hand and recognized prior to Wednesday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 opener against Crestwood as they also welcomed a newcomer to the prestigious […]

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