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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Record day at District Class 2A Swimming Championships

WILKES-BARRE — Adam Mahler’s father had been constantly reminding him that the record was going to be in his name. It took Mahler two tries, but finally, dad’s sage wisdom proved true. The Holy Redeemer sophomore claimed the district record he had been pining for his whole career. Mahler finished the first day of the […]

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WVC wrestlers looking to make a mark at regionals

It’s no secret that when District 2 wrestlers participate at the regional wrestling tournaments this weekend, it will be against the toughest competition they’ve seen all season. There are a combined 10 total wrestlers from both Class 2A and Class 3A who’ve reached the state finals taking part in regionals this year, including four past […]

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WVC to be well represented at Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament

Having won a share of the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 title this season to claim its first-ever D1 crown, Dallas didn’t meet expectations in the District 2 Class 3A Duals Tournament when it didn’t win any matches. More of a tournament team, the Mountaineers flexed their muscles at the individual championships advancing five wrestlers […]

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Hazleton Area’s Jimmy Hoffman wins ‘hyped’ districts wrestling match

WILKES-BARRE — The stage was set for the main event. All eyes were focused on the center mat in the Kingston Armory on Saturday for the District 2 Class 3A 132-pound final between Hazleton Area’s Jimmy Hoffman and Tunkhannock’s Tommy Traver. The two powerhouses of the D2 wrestling circuit had never wrestled before. But on […]

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Colin Pasone, Hanover Area wrestling make history at Class 2A tourney

WILKES-BARRE — Nick Hannon knew the stakes. The Hanover Area heavyweight needed a pin. Not a technical fall. Not a major decision. Not a regular decision. Score a pin, and secure a District 2 Class 2A team championship – something that hasn’t happened at Hanover in more than three decades. No problem for Hannon. The […]

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Tunkhannock diving duo medal at Class 2A districts

WILKES-BARRE — In the field of five Class 2A boys divers, Tunkhannock had two: Sawyer Aitken and Hunter Whytashek. The duo goes back years, having been friends for over 10 years. So it was no surprise when Aitken took second and Whytashek took third, both finishing behind West Scranton’s Michael Bruno. “We’ve grown up together […]

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Jeff Bennett, R.J. Driscoll hoping for District 2 Class 2A gold

WILKES-BARRE — Each one had a bad taste in his mouth. For Jeff Bennett, admittedly, it wasn’t quite his best showing at the regional tournament last season after the Hanover Area wrestler won district gold one week prior. “I don’t think I’ve wrestled good at regionals at any point in my career,” Bennett said. “That’s […]

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Pittston Area finds its stride at District 2 Class 3A Championships

WILKES-BARRE — It’s been a down year for the Pittston Area team. For the second straight season, the Patriots missed the District 2 Class 3A Duals Tournament and were winless in Division 1 of the WVC for the first time in decades. But no matter how much the team struggles, the Patriots always seem to […]

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Big 3rd period propels Wyoming Valley West past Back Mountain

JENKINS TWP. — During the regular season Wyoming Valley West forward Bo Johnson scored one goal. But his second goal, which came in the second period of Wednesday’s NEPA Scholastic Hockey League playoff game, propelled his team to a win over Back Mountain. Dan Polachek had a goal and two assists and Adam Harbaugh’s power-play […]

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