PIAA moves Hazleton Area boys basketball game to Thursday at new site

The PIAA has postponed the Class 6A boys basketball semifinal game between Hazleton Area and Lincoln to 7:30 p.m. Thursday due the possibility of inclement weather. The game site has also change and will be Bethlehem Freedom High School. The first part of Tuesday’s postponed doubleheader — a Class 2A semifinal between Holy Cross and […]

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Hazleton Area continues its mission, faces District 12 champ in state semis

Hazleton Area’s path to Tuesday’s PIAA Class 6A boys basketball semifinals didn’t start with a win. It started with a loss. Rewind back to March 4, 2017, when the Cougars left Mohegan Sun Arena as losers to Williamsport in the District 2/4 Class 6A championship game. Williamsport headed to states; Hazleton Area headed to a […]

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Sokoloski: Cougars share the spotlight, share success at states

That do-it-all demon wearing number 35 must be the main weapon for the Hazleton Area Cougars. No wait, it has to be the big guy bringing double trouble with the double zero on his back. But look over there, where No. 12 and No. 22 are dunking the ball. Good gosh, which one do you […]

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PIAA basketball: Hazleton Area boys advance to Class 6A semifinals

BETHLEHEM — Even when Abington’s offense awoke with a blistering fourth quarter, Hazleton Area didn’t flinch. The Cougars were that dialed in Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem Liberty High School. Hazleton Area answered those 41 fourth-quarter points by Abington with 38 of its own, and the Cougars were never really threatened in their 94-86 victory in […]

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PIAA swimming: Dallas girls claim silver in Class 2A team standings

LEWISBURG – The Dallas girls team clearly had an impressive first day at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships, but when Friday’s action ended, the team scoring sheet provided a pleasant surprise. “We looked at it (Friday) at the end of the day and we were like, ‘we’re in second?’” senior Abby Zolner said, […]

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PIAA swimming: Dallas boys relay team wins state medal

LEWISBURG – The boys portion of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships came to a close early Saturday evening with three Dallas seniors closing out their high school careers as state medalists. Dallas placed sixth in the meet’s final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, to move up to 15th in the final […]

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Valley West sophomore diver Ginocchetti finishes among PIAA top 16

The Wyoming Valley Conference got a lift from the state diving board. And although the splash was more modest, it gave the league something to celebrate at the PIAA Class 3A Swimming and Diving Championships. Wyoming Valley West sophomore Sophia Ginocchetti finished 16th in girls diving with a score of 331.60, emerging as the only […]

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PIAA basketball: Hazleton Area boys defeat Pocono Mountain West, reach state quarters

WILKES-BARRE — Hazleton Area moved to the Elite Eight in unusual fashion Wednesday night. Fashion, as in clothing. A snafu forced the Cougars to wear Wilkes University men’s basketball uniforms, but they looked snazzy nonetheless in a 69-50 victory over Pocono Mountain West in a PIAA Class 6A second-round boys basketball game. District 2 champion […]

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PIAA basketball: Nanticoke Area girls can’t shake Gwynedd Mercy in Class 4A second round

HAMBURG — In the final minute of the first quarter, Nanticoke Area scored its first basket. Gwynedd Mercy immediately answered with a buzzer-beating bucket. In the last minute of the second quarter, Nanticoke Area closed within six points. Gwynedd Mercy made sure its lead was eight at halftime. That’s how it went for the Trojanettes […]

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PIAA basketball: Northwest, Wyoming Seminary boys eliminated in second round of states

POTTSVILLE — When halftime arrived at Martz Hall Wednesday night, Northwest seemed to be in striking distance, provided Moravian Academy did not keep hitting 3-pointers at the same rate. The Lions didn’t. They came out shooting better than the first-half rates of making half their attempts and a 3-pointer every two minutes. Moravian Academy’s sharpshooting […]

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