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Mensinger, Berwick best Lake-Lehman in District 2 girls basketball playoffs

EXETER — Those fluid 3-point shots she’s continually swished throughout her splendid career have made Reese Mensinger a marked player lately. So she used the opening of her final District 2 girls basketball playoffs to make another mark. Mensinger scored a game-high 17 points Tuesday and made sure her teammates received their fair share, too, […]

Comments - 11:16 pm

Lindsey Vonn earns bronze in downhill; Goggia takes downhill

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders at seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend. No one could catch Sofia Goggia of Italy. Goggia won the women’s downhill Wednesday at […]

Comments - 11:14 pm

Strickland adds balance as Dallas boys basketball reaches district semis

YATESVILLE – Dallas began and ended Tuesday night’s District 2 Class 5A boys basketball quarterfinal playoff rout of Wyoming Valley West with its defense. In between, when the Mountaineers needed a little boost, sixth man Brody Strickland provided it by joining an already balanced scoring attack. Strickland was one of four players to score in […]

Comments - 11:13 pm

Holweg sets scoring mark, helps Wyoming Area reach girls basketball semis

YATESVILLE — Wyoming Area protected a lead by protecting the basketball. Sarah Holweg scored 19 points while becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer Tuesday night and the Lady Warriors committed just six turnovers on the way to a 54-41 victory over Dallas in a District 2 Class 4A girls basketball quarterfinal at Pittston Area. Wyoming […]

Comments - 11:12 pm

Wrestling notebook: Wyoming Seminary aiming for a prep national title this weekend

Fresh off its 12th straight Pennsylvania Prep championship, Wyoming Seminary is gearing up for the 83rd National Prep Wrestling Championships, which begin Friday at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena. After crowning seven state titlists last weekend and qualifying all 14 wrestlers for nationals, the Blue Knights are looking to dethrone rival Blair Academy for the second […]

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Louisville basketball loses appeal, must vacate 2013 national title

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA’s decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men’s basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment. While acknowledging the scandal was unacceptable, Postel believes the school’s cooperation should have counted for […]

Comments - 6:00 pm - updated: 6:02 pm.

Must-see BP: Yankees’ Stanton, Judge hit together for first time

TAMPA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton homered off the scoreboard in left-center and hit three opposite-field homers to right. Aaron Judge drove a pitch over the left-field walkway and also went deep to right. The New York Yankees’ first full-squad batting practice of spring training drew about 2,000 fans Monday. The two sluggers took 30 swings […]

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District 2 Girls Basketball Preview: WVC teams trying to find extra push in playoffs

It seems Saturday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 girls basketball title game meant more than a shot at a league championship. That playoff battle between Holy Redeemer and Nanticoke Area also served as a timely tuneup for the District 2 tournament. “It gets us a lot more confident,” said Redeemer guard Julia Andrejko, who scored […]

Comments - 11:20 pm

WVC District 2 boys basketballl preview: D2 teams ready to roll

The Meyers Mohawks left Coughlin High School on Thursday with a 61-52 overtime victory against rival GAR believing they clearly secured a District 2 Class 4A boys basketball playoff spot. They were right. The GAR Grenadiers departed thinking they fell just short of the D2-4A playoffs. They were wrong. “I didn’t think we were in […]

Comments - 11:22 pm

Samec, Kreitzer, Gnall lead WVC boys all-stars

Hazleton Area’s Josh Samec, Nanticoke Area’s Nate Kreitzer and Wyoming Seminary’s Dimitri Gnall were named divisional MVPs by the Wyoming Valley Conference Boys Basketball Coaches Association on Sunday. Divisional Coaches of The Year were Hazleton Area’s Mike Joseph in Division 1, Nanticoke Area’s John Beggs in Division 2 and Wyoming Seminary’s C.J. Kersey in Division […]

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