Dallas seniors hoping to extend careers with win over Allentown Central Catholic

Only six of the 96 boys basketball teams left in the PIAA state playoffs will finish the season with victories. That means plenty of heartbreak and for many, the end of their playing days. Sure, a fortunate few will go on to play in college. But for most, when the season ends so does the […]

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PIAA sets sites for WVC basketball teams

The sites for the PIAA state basketball second round games involving Wyoming Valley Conference teams have been announced. On Tuesday, the Dallas boys will play Allentown Central Catholic at 8 p.m. at Hazleton Area High School. Also Tuesday, the Holy Redeemer girls play St. Basil at 7:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Freedom High School. Three WVC […]

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Dallas defeats Lower Dauphin in 5A opener

EXETER — This guy one game. Somebody else the next game. Maybe another fella the game after that. Dallas’ ability to have a go-to guy du jour is what has made the Dallas Mountaineers a dangerous team all season. Friday was Joey Parsons’ turn for the lead role as he awakened a stagnant offense in […]

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D2 swimming: Dallas delivers again, wins Class 2A girls and boys titles

WILKES-BARRE — Abby Zolner decided it was her turn to have the limelight. Normally, as has been the case for the past four years, it is her teammate, Annalise Cheshire, who anchors the decisive 400 free relay. But in her final district race, Zolner wanted to swim the last leg. And the call paid off […]

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Abington Heights boys basketball defeats Dallas for D2-5A title

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The shot selection was fine in Dallas coach Mark Belenski’s eyes. It’s what happened after they were released that doomed the Mountaineers on Sunday night. Poor shooting coupled with inadequate rebounding was a recipe for disaster as Abington Heights defeated Dallas 61-36 for the District 2 Class 5A boys basketball title at […]

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WVW’s Sophia Ginocchetti dominates District 2-4 Class 3A Regional Diving Championships

WILKES-BARRE — It may have happened Saturday night. It might wait until after states. But someday, eventually, Sophia Ginocchetti is going to bring it up to her old man — she became district diving champion before her father. Ginocchetti followed in the family footsteps by winning the District 2-4 Class 3A Regional Diving Championship on […]

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February was busy month for Back Mountain Chamber

February is a unique month in many ways. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” We did seem to have a lot of “cleansing” rain this February. None of us can complain too much, since it could have all been snow. February is the only […]

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Back Mountain varisty ice hockey wins NEPASHL championship

WILKES-BARRE — Back Mountain knew it had to take control in the third period of Monday’s varsity ice hockey championship. And the team’s players had a track record of proving they could do it. In Monday’s NEPA Scholastic Hockey League championship game, Back Mountain did it again, turning in another strong final period to down […]

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

LEHMAN TWP. — Over the past three years, Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been in the shadows of college basketball in the Wyoming Valley, while its National Collegiate Athletic Association 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 […]

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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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