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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Man on the street: ‘If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?’

“I would be right here at the Fleetville Fire Company for the spaghetti dinner.” Kevin Malone Cedarville, NJ “I would be at the Olympics watching the closing ceremony.” Dan Wells Fleetville “I would be in the Virgin Islands.” Frank Vitucci Throop “Probably Florida where it’s warm and sunny.” Rachel Saxton Fleetville “Up in my hot […]

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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 […]

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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,” […]

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Holy Redeemer wins 7th straight district boys volleyball title

DALLAS — It was billed as a district championship. In actuality, it turned into an absolute clinic by the now seven-time defending titlists. Holy Redeemer was dominating in every facet of the match. Ben Rachilla, Luke Nealon and Matt Blaum crushed thunderous spikes from setter Jimmy Stepanski, and the Royals were unstoppable en route to […]

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Wyoming Valley West beats Abington Heights, 7-4, in District 2 quarterfinal

KINGSTON — Struggling offenses sometimes need to find a way to manufacture runs. Wyoming Valley West, which came into Friday’s game with a .235 team batting average, did just that against Abington Heights in a District 2 Class 5A baseball quarterfinal game. Five Spartans were hit by pitches and all five scored as Valley West […]

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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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Hazleton Area’s Jimmy Hoffman advances to PIAA semis

HERSHEY — The accolades continue to pile up for Jimmy Hoffman. On Friday at Giant Center during the Class 3A PIAA Championships, the Hazleton Area senior advanced to the 132-pound semifinals for the second straight year. In doing so, he also picked up career win No. 160 becoming just the second wrestler in Wyoming Valley […]

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Wyoming Seminary’s girls wrestling program sparks interest

During last year’s Summer Olympics history was made when Helen Maroulis became the first United States woman to ever win a gold medal in wrestling. Since the monumental event occurred, the popularity of the sport has risen. “There’s been a huge uptick in numbers of girls participating,” Wyoming Seminary coach Scott Green said. “But now […]

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WVC Wrestling Tournament kicks off today

One of the biggest weekends of the Wyoming Valley Conference wrestling season is here. The conference tournament kicks off Friday and Saturday at Lake-Lehman High School. Some wrestlers would even argue that this weekend is more important than the District 2 Individual Championships because this event is where rivalries are guaranteed to be brewed or […]

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