A shot at respect: Forgotten no more, PSU W-B makes national hoops tourney

LEHMAN — Over the past three years, Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been in the shadows of college basketball in the Wyoming Valley, while their NCAA Division III counterparts have flourished. People may have been curious about PSU Wilkes-Barre, but hardly seemed captivated. That changed this season. The forgotten school on the mountain has been building […]

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Wrestling success is all relative: Krokowski following in uncle’s footsteps

WILKES-BARRE – David Krokowski will eventually be the next Wyoming Valley Conference wrestler to join the prestigious 100-win club. After winning his third District 2 Class 3A title on Saturday, the junior has 98 career wins. If he gets to the milestone this season, he will be the fourth junior from the WVC to reach […]

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D2 wrestling: Mat history made in Class 3A championships

WILKES-BARRE — For the second year in a row, Tommy Traver found himself in the most exciting final of the District 2 Class 3A Championships. Unlike last year for the Tunkhannock 132-pounder, Saturday turned out to be a much better experience. For the most part. Traver, a returning state qualifier, was nearly pinned by Coughlin’s […]

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D2 basketball: Nanticoke Area falls to Valley View in 4A semifinals

WILKES-BARRE — Nanticoke Area picked a bad time to go cold on offense. The Trojans, though, can gain a bit of solace from Saturday afternoon’s 48-41 loss to Valley View in a District 2 Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game. They were in the same position last season and things worked out pretty well. Of […]

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D2 basketball: Hazleton Area slams Delaware Valley

WILKES-BARRE — If the first basket of the game didn’t set the tone Saturday afternoon — an easy layup by Jeff Planutis off the tipoff — then the second certainly did. Planutis had that one as well on a powerful dunk. “It established a lot to help us get the flow going and the pace,” […]

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D2 diving: Dallas’ Jaelyn Shaver, Tunkhannock’s Sawyer Aitken shine at championships

WILKES-BARRE — After Dallas claimed the top three spots on the podium in the District 2 Class 2A Girls Diving Championships, Holy Redeemer got its chance to send a diver to states. With the top three divers moving on to states, the Mountaineers’ Jaelyn Shaver and Gianna Leo claimed the top two spots, respectively, while […]

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D2 basketball: Makowski and Crestwood soar to new heights in girls semis

YATESVILLE — They say defense wins championships. But at the very least, it gave the Crestwood Comets a chance to play for one. Julia Makowski scored 18 points, Sara Hopkins hit for 16 and Crestwood surrendered just five baskets after the first quarter Saturday as the Comets reached their first District 2 girls basketball title […]

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D2 basketball: Abington Heights girls stifle Pittston Area

SCRANTON — Abington Heights had every part of the game covered Saturday. Hannah Kowalski took care of the offense, Erin Albright led the rebounding efforts and the Comets defense shut down the Pittston Area attack. With Kowalski scoring 28 points, Abington Heights gradually pulled away for a 45-29 victory Saturday night in the District 2 […]

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D2 wrestling: WVC crowns five champs in 2A; 17 advance to regionals

WILKES-BARRE — He just escaped the grasp of Hanover Area’s JJ Hooper. Looking to the sky, Justin Joseph let out a primal scream that was probably heard all the way back in West Pittston. Yes, the Wyoming Area senior fulfilled the promise he made to himself and his late grandmother. Joseph was one of five […]

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D2 basketball: Scranton Prep boys wear out Wyoming Area

SCRANTON — Wyoming Area coach Pete Moses pointed to depth. Scranton Prep coach Andrew Kettel saw the difference as his team’s defense. Regardless of the root cause or causes, the bottom line Saturday afternoon was that after running with the top-seeded and defending champion Cavaliers for nearly 2½ quarters, the Warriors were no longer able […]

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