HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Wyoming Valley West routs Abington Heights to get back to district title game

KINGSTON — Wyoming Valley West has picked the perfect time to start playing its best football of the season. For the second straight week, the Spartans absolutely dominated their opponent at home. On Friday night, in the District 2 Class 5A semifinal, they avenged a loss to Abington Heights in the district championship game a […]

8 Comments - 12:47 am

Sean Mikovitch’s big day on the ground carries Valley West past Abington Heights

KINGSTON — Sparked by explosive runs by Sean Mikovitch, Wyoming Valley West defeated Abington Heights, 38-7, in a non-league football game Friday night at Spartan Stadium. Mikovitch, who accounted for 212 yards on 14 carries, took advantage of big running lanes and broke several tackles to score two touchdowns. “The offensive line played perfectly today,” […]

8 Comments - 11:04 pm

Colin McCreary and Abington Heights take District 2 title away from Valley West

KINGSTON — The final offensive play of Wyoming Valley West’s season, a mishandled shotgun snap, skittered away from the snake-bitten Spartans and into the hands of an anxious group of defenders from Abington Heights. Which not only proved fitting for the game, but a perfect ending for the ball-hawking Comets. Quarterback Colin McCreary produced three […]

8 Comments - 10:49 pm

Wyoming Valley West goes for inaugural D2-5A title

While Wyoming Area was sweating out a win in West Pittston last Friday and GAR was doing the same in Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley West was doing nothing. Just exactly as the Spartans planned way back in August. Well, break time is over as Valley West (8-2) hosts Abington Heights (7-4) for the inaugural District 2 […]

8 Comments - 1:09 pm

WVC Football: Jake Gurtis boots game-winning field goal for Wyoming Valley West

CLARKS SUMMIT — As Wyoming Valley West kicker Jake Gurtis was walking off the field — the game ball tucked under his arm — assistant coach Ted Jackson Sr. shouted to him. “Hey, anybody can score a goal,” Jackson joked. Soccer is a bit more difficult than that, but so was what Gurtis did Saturday […]

8 Comments - 8:16 pm

Abington Heights runs past Pittston Area in non-conference football game

YATESVILLE — Abington Heights used a dominant running game to defeat Pittston Area, 49-20, in a non-conference football game Friday night. The Comets rushed for 321 yards, with 250 coming in the first half when the Comets jumped out to a commanding 35-14 lead. Kaleb Sherman, who gained 174 yards on 28 carries, started the […]

8 Comments - 11:19 pm

Abington Heights scores early, often in win over Hazleton Area

CLARKS SUMMIT — Hazleton Area head coach Mike Brennan felt Abington Heights’ first possession of the game set the tone. The Comets 14-play, 65-yard drive, with 55 coming from the running game, was capped by a 23-yard field goal from Colin McCreary with 4:52 left in the first quarter. Abington Heights used a strong push […]

8 Comments - 6:37 pm

Lackawanna Trail’s offensive attack too much for Northwest Area

CLINTON TWP. — Lackawanna Trail used a balanced offensive effort to defeat Northwest, 35-19, in a Lackawanna Football Conference/Wyoming Valley Conference crossover game on Friday night at Lions Pride Stadium. First, the Lions moved the ball through the air. Then, the running game became a big factor. Lackawanna Trail quarterback Nathan Rolka, who completed 9 […]

8 Comments - 11:20 pm

H.S. football: Northwest rolls past Tunkhannock, 43-6

TUNKHANNOCK — Northwest took one step closer to the District 2 playoffs by churning out a 43-6 victory over host Tunkhannock Friday night. The Rangers (7-2) led 28-0 by halftime led by quarterback Jeremy Walsh’s two touchdown passes. Walsh also added 115 yards, leading the Rangers on the ground, on just 13 carries. “We came […]

8 Comments - 11:13 pm

H.S. Football: Hazleton Area halts Tunkhannock’s win streak

HAZLETON — Jan Cechak said in the preseason that he felt Hazleton Area was a sleeping giant. Friday night, the first-year Tunkhannock head coach saw it first-hand. The Cougars scored two touchdowns in every quarter, and backs Adrian Otero and Carson Kinney each ran for more than 100 yards as Hazleton Area lead wire-to-wire, 55-14, […]

8 Comments - 10:38 pm

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