HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Hazleton Area’s Adrian Otero signs on to play at Maine

Hazleton Area’s Adrian Otero proved to be an outstanding runner and receiver throughout his high school football career. But his real passion was on the other side of the ball, and that’s where he’ll play in college. Otero signed Wednesday with the University of Maine where he’ll be a linebacker — another position where he […]

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Wyoming Valley West’s Chris Bleich signs with Florida

Chris Bleich’s four-year journey through the major college football recruiting process finally came to an end Wednesday morning when he signed with the University of Florida during the early signing period. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Wyoming Valley West offensive lineman was one of 13 recruits to commit to Florida on Wednesday and only one of two […]

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Valley West’s Chris Bleich, Zach Davies named to all-state team

Wyoming Valley West offensive lineman Chris Bleich and linebacker Zach Davies were the only Wyoming Valley Conference players selected Tuesday to the Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State teams. The two Spartans were selected to the Class 5A team. The Class 5A team also had another local tie in Coach of the Year Don Holl of state […]

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WVC lands seven on All-State football teams

Seven Wyoming Valley Conference players were named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State teams on Monday. The All-State teams were released for Classes 6A, 4A and 2A. The 5A, 3A and A teams will be announced Tuesday. Hazleton Area and Williamsport landed three players each on the Class 6A team. Hazleton Area had senior linebacker […]

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Wyoming Valley West’s Chris Bleich flips college commitment to Florida

Wyoming Valley West lineman Chris Bleich made a verbal commitment to the University of Florida on Wednesday after decommitting for a second time during the recruiting process. Bleich made the announcement via Twitter. He had committed to UCLA in June, but head coach Jim Mora was fired on Nov. 19 — a day after UCLA […]

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Archbishop Wood handles Wyoming Valley West football

SLATINGTON — Even if Wyoming Valley West played its best game of the season — something the Spartans didn’t do Saturday afternoon — the task would have remained daunting. Philadelphia-area power Archbishop Wood had too much speed, too much talent and too big a state football resume for Valley West to overcome. Led by Virginia […]

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Paul Sokoloski: A title chase they just can’t win

On his way to Virginia Tech, Nasir Peoples ran into a bunch of guys from Wyoming Valley West. Then he ran around them. And past them. And through them. By the time he slowed down, Peoples had 173 rushing yards and Archbishop Wood had a comfortable 41-14 victory over the Spartans in a PIAA Class […]

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Valley View defeats Berwick in double overtime

BERWICK — Berwick quarterback Jared Marshman had run out of alternatives. The Valley View defensive linemen were about to twist him to the ground. His only hope was a desperation pass that would either be the last play of the Dawgs’ season or end in a miracle to force a third overtime. Valley View defensive […]

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Dwyer, Wyoming Valley West football trample Whitehall to win 5A title

WHITEHALL TWP. — Worried about the reputation of a big-play opponent, Wyoming Valley West decided to pull out some different stops. “We wanted to show them fronts they’ve never seen before,” Valley West quarterback Rob Dwyer said. In the process, the Spartans showed a dominance they haven’t delivered much this season. Dwyer ran for 120 […]

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D2 4A Championship Preview: Valley View’s running game Berwick’s main concern

Berwick’s defense needs to do something few opponents of Valley View have been able to accomplish. Take the Cougars out of their comfort zone. Do that and it will go a long way to a possible District 2 Class 4A championship when Valley View (9-3) plays at Berwick (10-2) at 7 p.m. Friday. Valley View […]

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