PIAA baseball: Dallas, Nick Kocher power past Athens

HUGHESTOWN — No runners on base. Yet here Nick Kocher was on the mound, throwing out of the stretch – in contradiction to conventional pitching wisdom. Kocher stayed in his comfort zone Monday to give Dallas a victory in its first state playoff game in 16 years. The Mountaineers blanked Athens 9-0 in the PIAA […]

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Tunkhannock softball holds off Dallas

DALLAS TWP. — Tunkhannock’s 7-4 victory over Dallas on Thursday had no bearing on the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 softball standings. Tunkhannock was locked into second and Dallas into fourth entering the final day of the regular season. The game, though, proved something for next week — the District 2 Class 4A playoffs could […]

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Dallas rallies for Division 2 baseball title

WEST PITTSTON – Being behind by four runs wasn’t about to discourage the Dallas baseball team. The Mountaineers were in a position of being four games under .500 earlier this season before battling back to win their final five games and force Wednesday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 tiebreaking game for the title. So when […]

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Wyoming Seminary girls lacrosse edges Lake-Lehman in WVC showdown

KINGSTON — Lake-Lehman had the vast majority of the possession in the final 15 minutes Monday afternoon. Avery Conyngham and Abby Straub made sure Wyoming Seminary made the most of the time it had the ball. Conyngham sent Straub racing up field on the way to her sixth goal with 2:39 remaining, breaking a tie […]

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Times Leader 2017 wrestling all-stars

J.J. White, Wyoming Valley West Freshman, 106 pounds With a 34-7 record, White picked up a District 2 Class 3A title and a WVC Tournament gold in his rookie season. David Krokowski, Wyoming Valley West Sophomore, 113 pounds A two-time District 2 Class 3A titlist, Krokowski concluded with a 31-5 mark and has 68 career […]

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Winter Storm Stella wipes out high school state playoff games

The Nanticoke boys basketball team spent Monday as if practice would be the last time it gets together until Thursday night’s PIAA Class 4A second-round game. The PIAA postponed all boys and girls state basketball games scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. All 12 tournaments will play second-round games Thursday, with all quarterfinal games moved to […]

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Ten WVC swimmers receive at-large PIAA bids

Ten swimmers and four relays from the Wyoming Valley Conference received at-large bids to the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships following their performances at the District 2 meet this weekend. PIAA officials released the 16 time qualifiers per event Sunday for the state championships held March 15-18 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. The swimmers will […]

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WVW swimmers send coach out with a title

WILKES-BARRE — Wyoming Valley West went out on top for Coach Frank. Trailing by 2.5 points heading into the final district race of their coach’s long-time tenure, the Spartans’ 400 free relay scored a first place to give Wyoming Valley West the District 2-4 Class 3A boys swimming and diving championship Saturday at the Wyoming […]

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Dallas girls, Wyoming Seminary boys win Class 2A titles

WILKES-BARRE — Mere moments after the awards ceremony concluded, Dallas coach Romayne Mosier was tossed into the pool. Wyoming Seminary coach Philip Mercatili could not wait for his due – he dove into the water before his swimmers could get to him. For lack of a better phrase, both coaches took the post-title dunking ritual […]

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Four WVC wrestlers advance to states from Class 3A regionals

BETHLEHEM — Four Wyoming Valley Conference wrestlers in Class 3A finally reached the summit on Saturday evening at the Northeast Regional Tournament at Liberty High School. “I didn’t want that same feeling as last year when I lost and came up one point short,” said Hazleton Area’s Carson Kinney, who advanced to the PIAA championships […]

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