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Steven Newell reaches career milestone, has more lofty goals ahead

Three years of work went into giving Steven Newell something to celebrate Jan. 25 in a match at Hazleton Area. When it came time to record the 100th win of a high school career that still has a year-plus remaining, the Dallas 170-pounder got the milestone over in a hurry. Newell’s 26-second pin of Bryce […]

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Four Mountaineers score in double figures as Dallas overwhelms Wyoming Area

EXETER – Dallas alternated weapons offensively and overwhelmed host Wyoming Area with its defensive pressure Tuesday night for a 72-51 victory in a crossover game between teams trying to remain in their Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball races. The Mountaineers remained within a game of Hazleton Area in Division 1 while severely damaging Wyoming Area’s […]

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Improving Lady Knights overcome 13-point deficit on road

YATESVILLE – Just as last season’s results have done nothing to hinder the progress being made by this season’s Lake-Lehman girls basketball team, the damage inflicted by host Pittston Area in the first 14 minutes Monday night was no factor in stopping the Lady Knights over the remaining 18 minutes. Lake-Lehman sustained its unlikely position […]

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Wilkes freshman Maddie Kelley has breakthrough game

WILKES-BARRE – Maddie Kelley had not finished in double figures in scoring or rebounding and had not hit a 3-point shot as a college player prior to Jan. 20. The freshman from Dallas broke through in all those categories in Wilkes University’s most important game, helping keep it competitive before eventually falling to visiting King’s […]

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Phillips, Koretz help put Wyoming Seminary in division lead

WILKES-BARRE – Two young players from Dallas have contributed to getting Wyoming Seminary into the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 boys basketball lead. Todd Phillips, a 6-foot-3 sophomore wing player, was the team’s leading rebounder when the Blue Knights took over first place Jan. 19 with a 46-41 road win over Holy Redeemer. Freshman Jake […]

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Tunkhannock School District switching field hockey divisions

Tunkhannock is moving from Division 1 to Division 2 field hockey for the next two Wyoming Valley Conference seasons after a last-place finish in 2017. The Lady Tigers, who were winless in the WVC, and Lackawanna Trail are moving down. Holy Redeemer is moving up, going from Division 2 to Division 1 after two straight […]

8 Comments - 11:20 am

Dallas graduate Ryan Zapoticky named to 2017-18 PSAC Fall Top 10 Squad

Shippensburg University senior quarterback Ryan Zapoticky, of Dallas, was named to the 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Fall Top 10 squad after voting results were announced by the league office. Zapoticky, a biology major concentrating in pre-med, graduated magna cum laude in December with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.69. He is one […]

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Back Mountain teams fall in first-place battles; Lake-Lehman alone in wrestling lead

Before weather again interrupted the winter sports schedule, wiping out out every contest on Tuesday and Wednesday, the five-day stretch that ended Monday went a long way toward determining Wyoming Valley Conference divisional leaders. The Dallas boys basketball and girls swimming teams and the Lake-Lehman girls basketball teams all lost a share of first place […]

8 Comments - 3:53 pm

Dizbon, Maloney take on larger roles at Susquehanna, King’s

helped Susquehanna University snap a five-game men’s basketball losing streak Jan. 13 when he scored nine of his 15 points after halftime of an 82-81 overtime victory over host Elizabethtown College. Dizbon has worked his way up through the ranks to become a starter for the River Hawks as a senior. After appearing in 14 […]

8 Comments - 12:41 pm

Boys Basketball: Hazleton Area defeats Dallas in battle of WVC unbeatens

DALLAS TWP. — Every time Dallas would build momentum, Hazleton Area would dash it. Every time the home-court crowd would be whipped into a frenzy, it would be quelled. The undefeated Cougars have been doing that all season. And they did it again Friday night. As soon as Dallas would come within striking distance, Hazleton […]

8 Comments - 11:12 pm

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