Hazleton Area, Tunkhannock hoping for program, conference history

The Hazleton Area and Tunkhannock softball teams can make history individually. Or together, they can form a first-ever accomplishment. The two Wyoming Valley Conference teams will be attempting to make a softball state championship game for the first time in their schools’ history on Monday. If both make it, then it will be the first […]

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Hazleton Area softball wins with walk-off double

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP. — As Hazleton Area freshman Marissa Trivelpiece launched a two-out fly to left in the bottom of the seventh Thursday night, she felt the inevitable was about to take place. “I though, ‘Crap, she’s going to catch it,’” Trivelpiece said. “I didn’t want the season to end for the seniors.” The season […]

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Hailey Farr powers Tunkhannock’s offense in state softball quarterfinal

ALLENTOWN — Maybe Hailey Farr could have predicted the sudden offensive explosion that powered the Tunkhannock Tigers into the state softball semifinals. But her first career high school home run, and in a state quarterfinal game? That seemed like more of a fantasy, especially with the way the sophomore has been struggling at the plate. […]

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Hazleton Area, Tunkhannock still in PIAA softball hunt

Hazleton Area was hoping to meet a familiar foe to get some revenge. When a program has been a constant participant in the PIAA state softball playoffs, it can do that. Tunkhannock couldn’t. The last time a group of Tigers made it to the states prior to this year was 1999. If any of the […]

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Wyoming Area loses in Class 4A state softball opener

ALLENTOWN — One early smash off Jess Parente’s bat and a later fly ball that settled gently into Annie Karcutskie’s glove were the two biggest signs. Wyoming Area made it clear Monday afternoon. Bangor’s latest victory, playing close to home in the first round of the PIAA Class 4A softball playoffs, was not going to […]

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Tunkhannock shut outs Shikellamy in 4A state softball opener

EDWARDSVILLE — The way Tunkhannock’s Hope Jones and Kendra Schultz have been pitching, the Tigers haven’t needed many scoring opportunities in the postseason. Shikellamy, though, gave them more than enough Monday in a PIAA Class 4A state softball first-round game at Wilkes University. Making the most of those chances, Tunkhannock scored in all but one […]

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Hazleton Area, Dallas, Wyoming Area open quest for state softball gold

Age isn’t always a virtue in high school softball. Just look at the three Wyoming Valley Conference teams heading to the PIAA state playoffs. Hazleton Area, the biggest school in District 2, has just three seniors on the roster. Tunkhannock relies heavily on six sophomores. And Wyoming Area won’t be losing anyone — even a […]

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Times, sites set for PIAA baseball, softball tournaments

Five Wyoming Valley Conference teams in baseball and softball will take the next step on the path to a state championship on Monday. The PIAA released the information for the opening round of both sets of tournaments on Friday for Dallas and Holy Redeemer in baseball and also Hazleton Area, Tunkhannock and Wyoming Area in […]

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Holy Redeemer loses to Mid Valley in D2 championship

EDWARDSVILLE — For the first time in three years, Holy Redeemer was on the other side of late-game heroics. The two-time defending state champions’ season came to a close in a heartbreaking 6-4 loss to Mid Valley in the District 2 Class 3A championship Thursday at Wilkes University’s Ralston Athletic Complex. Mid Valley’s Emily Morano […]

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Tigers win D2-4A championship

EDWARDSVILLE — As well as Hope Jones was pitching for Tunkhannock on Thursday, it was time for Kendra Schultz to take over. The strategy has worked most of the season and it did again in the District 2 Class 4A softball championship game at Wilkes University. Schultz pitched three perfect innings of relief to back […]

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