HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Wyoming Valley West’s Chris Bleich flips college commitment to Florida

Wyoming Valley West lineman Chris Bleich made a verbal commitment to the University of Florida on Wednesday after decommitting for a second time during the recruiting process. Bleich made the announcement via Twitter. He had committed to UCLA in June, but head coach Jim Mora was fired on Nov. 19 — a day after UCLA […]

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Archbishop Wood handles Wyoming Valley West football

SLATINGTON — Even if Wyoming Valley West played its best game of the season — something the Spartans didn’t do Saturday afternoon — the task would have remained daunting. Philadelphia-area power Archbishop Wood had too much speed, too much talent and too big a state football resume for Valley West to overcome. Led by Virginia […]

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Paul Sokoloski: A title chase they just can’t win

On his way to Virginia Tech, Nasir Peoples ran into a bunch of guys from Wyoming Valley West. Then he ran around them. And past them. And through them. By the time he slowed down, Peoples had 173 rushing yards and Archbishop Wood had a comfortable 41-14 victory over the Spartans in a PIAA Class […]

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Valley View defeats Berwick in double overtime

BERWICK — Berwick quarterback Jared Marshman had run out of alternatives. The Valley View defensive linemen were about to twist him to the ground. His only hope was a desperation pass that would either be the last play of the Dawgs’ season or end in a miracle to force a third overtime. Valley View defensive […]

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Dwyer, Wyoming Valley West football trample Whitehall to win 5A title

WHITEHALL TWP. — Worried about the reputation of a big-play opponent, Wyoming Valley West decided to pull out some different stops. “We wanted to show them fronts they’ve never seen before,” Valley West quarterback Rob Dwyer said. In the process, the Spartans showed a dominance they haven’t delivered much this season. Dwyer ran for 120 […]

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D2 4A Championship Preview: Valley View’s running game Berwick’s main concern

Berwick’s defense needs to do something few opponents of Valley View have been able to accomplish. Take the Cougars out of their comfort zone. Do that and it will go a long way to a possible District 2 Class 4A championship when Valley View (9-3) plays at Berwick (10-2) at 7 p.m. Friday. Valley View […]

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D2/11 Class 5A Subregional Preview: WVW faces different challenge in Whitehall

Everything is going to go up a notch. It always does when a District 2 team plays a District 11 team in the PIAA football playoffs. Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, D2 champion Wyoming Valley West (6-6) will see that for itself when the Spartans play at D11 champion Whitehall (9-3) in the D2/11-5A subregional […]

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Shoemaker scores 4 TDs as Berwick romps past North Pocono in D2 semis

BERWICK — All the anger that’s been building up in the Berwick football team came rushing out all at once. Evan Klinger ran with it. Owen Shoemaker ran through it. And Jared Marshman helped Berwick get over it. By the end of Berwick’s 48-14 pasting of North Pocono on Friday, all that was left from […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Coughlin’s season ends in semifinal loss

PECKVILLE — Coughlin’s first possession Friday night went as planned. Touchdown. Extra point. The lead. The momentum, though, deteriorated by halftime. The defense couldn’t stop Valley View’s running game. The offense lost standout running back Jake Cole to a shoulder injury. And a punt team gaffe allowed the Cougars to punch in a touchdown just […]

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Scranton Prep hammers Lake-Lehman in D2-3A championship

SCRANTON — With one long, punishing drive on its first possession, Lake-Lehman seemed to show the formula it would need to produce an upset. With a series of quick strikes throughout the second quarter, Scranton Prep made it clear that nobody was going to get in the way of its third straight District 2 Class […]

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