Dallas’ Ally Rome heading to Princeton

Dallas senior Ally Rome has officially committed to continue her distance running career at Princeton University. She made the announcement Wednesday evening. “I went there and I absolutely loved the team, the coach and the campus,” she told the Times Leader after she made the announcement. “Obviously it has amazing academics.” Rome picked Princeton over […]

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Times Leader Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year Dominic Hockenbury runs straight into history

By the time Dominic Hockenbury breezed across the state finish line with his second straight PIAA title, he’d already secured a spot in cross country history. Now he’s looking for more. Hockenbury, the Lake-Lehman long-distance champion and 2015 Times Leader Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, became the first District 2 boys athlete to […]

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Ally Rome, Dominic Hockenbury repeat as PIAA cross country champions

HERSHEY — From the beginning, they were wearing the biggest targets, hunted the heaviest and chased the most. Because Ally Rome and Dominic Hockenbury spent their whole senior seasons as the runners everyone else was trying to catch. In the end, no one ever did. Rome cracked open a tight race at the end, Hockenbury […]

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Dallas boys capture PIAA Class 2A cross country crown

HERSHEY — They say there’s strength in numbers. And when a group of over-achieving Dallas boys banded together, they turned out to be No. 1. For the first time in school history, Dallas captured a cross country state crown Saturday by finishing with a score of 96 total places to capture the Class 2A overall […]

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WVC cross country runners looking for hardware at PIAA championships

Not even the most frustrating of travel experiences – being locked out of her own hotel room – could dampen Pittston Area senior Tara Johnson’s chipper spirits the day before her final high school meet, the biggest and fastest race of the year. Six days after winning her first District 2 cross country championship, Johnson […]

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H.S. Cross Country: Dominic Hockenbury crushes Elk Lake course at District 2 Championships

DIMOCK — According to Dominic Hockenbury’s season-long master plan, the best is yet to come for the Lake-Lehman senior. Hockenbury has already reached levels that are unmatched in the six years that Elk Lake has been hosting the District 2 Cross Country Championships. The defending state champion’s winning time of 15:47 while repeating as Class […]

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District 2 Cross Country Championships Results

District 2 Cross Country Championships (at Elk Lake, 3.1 miles) *-State qualifier Class A Girls Team Standings: *1. Holy Cross (HC) 29, *2. Elk Lake (EL) 34, 3. Wyoming Seminary (WSEM) 94, 4. Dunmore (DUN) 122, 5. Lackawanna Trail (LT) 141, 6. Mid Valley (MV) 148, 7. Old Forge (OF) 169, 8. Susquehanna (SUS) 183. […]

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Hockenbury, Rome defend WVC XC titles

MESHOPPEN TWP. — A runner is typically aware of his or her full potential, a limit of how fast he or she could run. Often the penultimate race before districts provides them with the best idea of what their range will be in postseason. A year ago, Dominic Hockenbury knew he had reached his limit […]

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High school cross country: Balbuena leads the pack for Coughlin

Franco Balbuena finished with a time of 15:44 as he claimed first overall and helped Coughlin bring home a win at a WVC cross country cluster meet held at Kirby Park. Crusaders teammate Mike Koury finished fourth overall with a time of 16:51. Hazleton Area picked up three wins during the same meet, placing six […]

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Lake-Lehman snaps Dallas’ win streak in cross country

LEHMAN TWP. — Lake-Lehman coach John Sobocinski knew that beating defending state Class 2A champion Ally Rome was not likely. Sobocinski correctly assessed that it would be tough for the Black Knights to stop Dallas from taking two of the top three or three of the top five spots. The veteran coach did, however, spot […]

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