First-year coach David McFarland guides Crestwood boys soccer to district title

For the second time in three years, Crestwood was one of the last boys soccer teams standing in District 2, capturing its second title in three years. The difference? Head coach David McFarland and assistant coach Stephen Molitoris. The pair had just started this year as coaches for the Comets. Crestwood avenged a loss to […]

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Strong offense, goalkeeping leads Dallas to D2-3A girls soccer championship

For the original post of this story, please click here. CLARKS SUMMIT — Dallas goalkeeper Rachel Nelligan wasn’t going to allow her team to lose. The senior stopped all 10 shots she faced while playing with aggression and poise. The Lady Mountaineers’ offense also continued to roll and No. 2 seed Dallas blanked No. 1 […]

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Scranton Prep too much for Meyers in district title game

SCRANTON — The Meyers boys soccer team figured they would be out of their element on Thursday. In fact, they were expecting it and even made tatical changes leading up to the District 2 Class 2A final. The Mohawks were facing a talented Scranton Prep squad. One that hadn’t given up a goal in its […]

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Crestwood overcomes pair of one-goal deficits to win district title

WRIGHT TWP. — Goal. No goal. Goal. Crestwood forward Michael Ceklosky sent a shot through traffic toward the Dallas goal. The ball wasn’t immediately covered up, and before it was, it rolled just over the line. The reaction to the play was slow. It wasn’t originally clear whether or not Ceklosky had scored. The three […]

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Lake-Lehman wins district girls soccer title on penalty kicks

LEHMAN TWP. — The Lake-Lehman girls soccer team works on penalty kicks at just about every practice and put in extra time on them Monday. That time paid off with the Black Knights’ District 2 Class 2A title defense on the line. Mackenzie Love scored in both regulation and the penalty kick shootout while freshman […]

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Boys Soccer: Scranton Prep too much for Wyoming Seminary once again

SCRANTON — Wyoming Seminary started three underclassmen and five juniors against Scranton Prep, and for many of them, Monday’s District 2 Class 2A boys soccer semifinal was the biggest game of their careers. So it wasn’t a surprise when it took the Blue Knights a little time to get going against the top-seeded Cavaliers. The […]

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Dallas holds off Abington Heights in D2-3A boys soccer semifinal

LA PLUME TWP. — Dallas head coach Chris Scharff felt if his team could establish an early lead, the defense would make it stand. The third-seeded Mountaineers followed that plan and will play No. 1 seed Crestwood for a chance at a second consecutive District 2 Class 3A title Wednesday after defeating No. 2 seed […]

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Luke Johns scores career-high 5 goals to power Wyoming Seminary into district semis

KINGSTON — Talk about a playoff debut. Wyoming Seminary striker Luke Johns continued his impressive freshman campaign for the Blue Knights Thursday night, but turned it up a notch in his first-ever postseason match. It didn’t take long for Johns to put his stamp on the game. He scored his first of five goals just […]

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Boys Soccer: Dallas edges Tunkhannock in district quarterfinals

DALLAS TWP. — Ideally, Chris Scharff would have liked the second half to be much less stressful. The Dallas boys soccer head coach’s message at the break was to score a goal early in the second half, which would have doubled the Mountaineers’ lead. Then again as the clock approached the 30-minute mark, Scharff stressed […]

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Boys Soccer: Pittston Area upsets Coughlin in penalty kicks

PLAINS TWP. — The deck was stacked against the Pittston Area boys soccer team on Monday. The 10th-seeded Patriots had won just two games over the last two seasons. Their District 2 Class 3A first-round opponent, No. 7 Coughlin, had beaten them by a score of 11-1 in the prior two meetings this season, including […]

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