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Minersville Area girls' basketball, softball teams honored at Spirit Day celebration  Republican & Herald

MINERSVILLE — Borough residents had even more reason to celebrate Sunday at the 22nd annual Minersville Spirit Day. The Minersville Area High School ...



Minersville Area Girls Basketball Team Feted After First State Championship Win  wnep.com

MINERSVILLE -- It was a hero's welcome home in Minersville as the Minersville Area High School Girls' Basketball team got a victor's escort through the ...



Behney — Melusky - People  Republican & Herald

Nina Behney, Minersville, and Scott Behney, Pottsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Behney, to Matthew Melusky, son of Thomas and ...



PIAA Volleyball: Holy Redeemer falls in straight sets in quarterfinals  Citizens Voice

MINERSVILLE — Holy Redeemer had a good scout on Palmyra. The Royals played them in a mid-season tournament. They had film on the Cougars, and even ...



Holy Redeemer rolls to 12th straight district title  Citizens Voice

Jason Farmer / Staff PhotographerHoly Redeemer's Liv Moore celebrates with the team. Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2018: Jason Farmer / Staff ...



Lakeland beats Wyoming Area to advance to 3A title game  Citizens Voice

WEST PITTSTON — Lakeland fooled Wyoming Area once, and it helped set up a quick touchdown. Lakeland fooled the Warriors twice, and it led to the ...



HS FOOTBALL: Lackawanna Trail and Scranton Prep move on in state playoffs  Citizens Voice

Then there were two. Lackawanna Trail and Scranton Prep advanced to the PIAA semifinals and continue to build on their programs' histories. During a ...



Little League Softball: Pittston Area wins Section 5 title  Citizens Voice

OLD FORGE — Pittston Area All-Stars manager Mike Callahan likes to tell his players to “win every inning.” With the way Gianna Adams pitched in Saturday's ...



New rules enhance pheasant hunting - Sports  Citizens Voice

For generations it was the pursuit of small game in general and ringneck pheasants and rabbits in particular that was the highlight of the fall hunting seasons.



Without Belenski, Dallas routs Pittston Area - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — The Dallas Mountaineers played arguably their best game of the season Friday night. But some chatter around the court focused more on who ...



Berwick staying in WVC for time being - Sports  Citizens Voice

BERWICK— Just as the Berwick school board appeared to be inching closer to vote on whether or not to leave the Wyoming Valley Conference — and head to ...



Track & field: Pittston Area sweeps Hazleton Area - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Pittston Area, Naseem Guillaume won both hurdles events and was part of Pittston Area's 4x100 and 4x400 relay victories in a 91-59 win over Hazleton Area ...



W-B Area will merge 3 city high school athletic programs  Citizens Voice

PLAINS — Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, it will be a brand new ballgame for the three Wilkes-Barre City public high schools. At a school board ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Valley West edges Hazleton Area  Citizens Voice

HAZLETON — Valley West's Carson Canavan was a beast Friday night. The junior running back rushed for 251 yards on 29 carries and scored on a 42-yard ...



Trio of District 2's best coaches enter PA Sports Hall of Fame  Citizens Voice

PLAINS TWP. — They are three of the greatest coaches to walk the sidelines in the history of District 2 athletics. When you hear the names George Curry, Jack ...



High School Football: Wilkes-Barre consolidation forces minor schedule adjustments  Citizens Voice

When the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board elected to combine the athletic programs of GAR, Meyers and Coughlin beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, ...



Quinn resigns as Coughlin girls coach - Sports  Citizens Voice

Sources have confirmed Coughlin girls basketball coach John Quinn III has stepped down as the head coach following a suspension that was handed down by ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Dallas routs Tunkhannock - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — Heading into Friday night's contest, Dallas wanted to establish the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football. That mission was accomplished, ...



STC hires construction manager for roof project - News  Republican & Herald

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Rome takes 4th in Class 2A race - Sports  Citizens Voice

HERSHEY — After about a mile of running, Mitchell Rome found himself in the lead pack. Then the midway point of his final meet with Dallas cross country came ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Furious fourth quarter lifts Valley West past Scranton  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — For the second straight season, Valley West won the fourth-quarter battle against Scranton. This year, it was good enough to seal the victory.



22 women vie for Queen of Snows title - News  Republican & Herald

The 2016 Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival concludes Saturday with the Senior Princess Coronation Pageant and Queen's Ball. At the pageant, one of 22 ...



WVC girls soccer coaches select all-stars - Sports  Citizens Voice

The Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer coaches recently got together and selected their all-stars for the 2018 season. In addition to the first- and ...



HS FOOTBALL: Scranton Prep rolls over Montoursville - Sports  Citizens Voice

DUNMORE — It had the potential for a disastrous start. Scranton Prep fumbled on the game's first play deep in its territory. Montoursville recovered and had the ...



State cross country preview - Sports  Citizens Voice

What: PIAA Cross Country Championships. Where: Parkview Cross Country Course, Hershey. When: Today, starting at 9:30 a.m.. Online: Follow staff writer Eric ...



2018 Field Hockey All-Stars - Sports  Citizens Voice

School: Holy Redeemer. Class: Senior. Position: Forward. After Holy Redeemer graduated its top players in 2017, Dolan took charge. Fairfield commit helped ...



CAGED BEAST: Jordan headlines PA Cage Fight event this weekend  Citizens Voice

LARKSVILLE — Jimmy Jordan considers himself to be somewhat of a natural athlete. Jordan recalls his late grandfather Don Lewis, who once marveled at ...



Odds favor hunters as deer season begins - Sports  Citizens Voice

Recent trends indicate the odds favor hunters when they take to the woods today for the opening of Pennsylvania's two-week firearms deer season. According to ...



WVC BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Reigning WVC champs aiming for repeats  Citizens Voice

The champs are back. But in some cases, they look a whole lot different. The Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball season begins Friday with Hazleton ...



WVC GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP: Wesp wins it for Pittston Area  Citizens Voice

At Pittston Area, Katelyn Wesp scored the game-winning goal in the 64th minute of the Patriots' 3-2 win against Valley West in WVC girls soccer Thursday.



Kopko, Piestrak named all-state - Sports  Citizens Voice

Based on his size alone, it wasn't going to be too long before Hanover Area offensive lineman Justin Kopko was going to see time on the field. In fact, the senior ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Advantageous Crestwood holds off Coughlin rally  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE- Chalk it up as a typical season opener for both Crestwood and Coughlin. There were mistakes, penalties, opportunities and missed chances.



WVC SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Spartans, Patriots split - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Pittston Area, Valley West diver Sophia Ginocchetti broke her own school record with 271.15 points, but the Pittston Area girls claimed a meet win.



McGrane Tournament: Piontkowski's diverse skill set key for Redeemer  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Jared Piontkowski stands out on any basketball court. This week, it's at the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center, where Piontkowski will ...



PSU FOOTBALL: Lake-Lehman grad Connor McGovern entering NFL Draft  Citizens Voice

Never one to back away from a challenge, Lake-Lehman graduate Connor McGovern soon will be staring down his biggest one yet. McGovern, a junior ...



Bats gain protection in Pennsylvania - Sports  Citizens Voice

A disease put bats in danger a dozen years ago, but listing some of these bats as endangered in Pennsylvania now could take a small step toward saving them ...



District 2 golf: Lugiano, McClellan, Williams lead 9 regional qualifiers  Citizens Voice

ROARING BROOK TWP. — Wyoming Valley Conference golf is on the rise. Or, maybe, Monday's District 2 Individual Golf Championships signaled the WVC has ...



Canzler, Bertoni named Hazleton Area baseball, softball coaches, respectively  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — It seems like only yesterday that Russ Canzler was routinely swatting mammoth home runs at Joe Maddon Field and baseball fields throughout ...



Rocket, Qadry Ismail look back on time playing for Meyers  Citizens Voice

When they came to Wilkes-Barre in 1982, Meyers High School was as much of a mystery to Rocket and Qadry Ismail as the Ismail brothers were to Meyers.



FIELD HOCKEY: Wyoming Seminary wins Class A state championship  Citizens Voice

Wyoming Seminary defeated Newport, 2-0, for the PIAA Class A field hockey title, the Blue Knights' seventh state title. Hannah Maxwell and Kelsey Reznick ...



WVC WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Mountaineers trounce Bulldogs - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Berwick, pins by Sawyer Christman (132 pounds), Ben Yanchick (138), Taylor Bolesta (220) and Shawn Henninger (285) led the way in a WVC Division 1 ...



PIAA Field Hockey capsules - Sports  Citizens Voice

(2-1 Wyoming Seminary (18-2-1) vs. (11-1) Lehighton (17-4-1). What: PIAA Class A quarterfinals. When: Noon, today. Where: Central Columbia HS. How they ...



Senior running back, backup quarterback spark Pittston Area in 2nd half  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Coughlin changed its quarterback out of necessity. Pittston Area changed its own to provide a spark. Even though the battle between the ...



HS FOOTBALL: Imhotep Charter ends Valley View run in PIAA Class 4A  Citizens Voice

SLATINGTON — Most fighting back tears, Valley View players walked off the rain-soaked turf and were received by a proud and passionate contingent of fans ...



Citrus Bowl: Where to watch - Sports  Citizens Voice

No. 12 Penn State (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 14 Kentucky (9-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference). When: 1 p.m., Today. Where: Camping World Stadium. TV: ABC.



Penn State vs. Kent State: Players to watch - Sports  Citizens Voice

RB Jo-El Shaw, Kent State. Football fans in Scranton might remember Shaw as the powerful back at Lackawanna College who ran for 1,449 yards in his career ...



NFL: Scranton native Munchak joins Fangio in Denver  Citizens Voice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Scranton native Mike Munchak, who had been a finalist for Denver's head coaching job, is making a lateral move from the Pittsburgh ...



Cougars happy to be home - Sports  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — Christmas crooners insist there's no place like home for the holidays. For the Hazleton Area boys basketball team, there's no place like home ...



WVC BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Shoats leads Royals past Rangers  Citizens Voice

At Holy Redeemer, the Royals broked open a tied game with a big second-quarter run, beating Northwest 65-47,. The win improved the Royals to 7-1, 3-0 in the ...



Get ready for outdoor shows - Sports  Citizens Voice

Attending an outdoors sports show can be as hectic as last-minute holiday shopping or as relaxing as a visit with longtime friends. Attending to simply “look ...



HS BASKETBALL: Wyoming Seminary powers to another victory  Citizens Voice

At Dallas, Dimitri Gnall scored 22 points, while Todd Phillips added 13 to lead Wyoming Seminary over Dallas, 65-32 in boys basketball action Saturday.



WVC Girls Soccer Preview: Dallas, Lehman still lead favorites  Citizens Voice

The status of local high school girls soccer will eventually change; the haves will become have-nots and vice-versa. But, for the time being, the Wyoming Valley ...



Dallas' Rome named all-state - Sports  Citizens Voice

Throw out the classifications, and Dallas cross country's Mitchell Rome is still one of the state's top runners. That's how the Pennsylvania Track and Field ...



PIAA FIELD HOCKEY ROUND 1 PREVIEW - Sports  Citizens Voice

(2-1) Wyoming Seminary (17-2-1) vs. (3-4) Bermudian Springs (21-2-1). What: Class A first round. When: 5, tonight. Where: Crestwood HS. How they got here: ...



There's a new game in town - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Basketball's been good to Chris Shovlin and Dave Jannuzzi. Shovlin was entering his senior year at GAR when he was selected to play at a ...



DISTRICT 2 GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: Lake-Lehman 2A top seed, Crestwood ranked first in 3A  Citizens Voice

CLASS A. Defending champ: Lakeland. Moving on: The champion advances to the PIAA tournament, where it will play the District 3 runner-up in the first round ...



Holy Redeemer (24-1, District 2 champion) vs. Bald Eagle (22-0, District 6 champion) - Sports  Citizens Voice

What: PIAA Class 2A volleyball championship game. When: 1 p.m. today. Where: Cumberland Valley High School. Online: Follow @TonyCVSports on Twitter for ...



Wyoming Area Ring of Pride inductees - Sports  Citizens Voice

Kim Pace. Kim Pace, class of 1971, lives in Wilkes-Barre with his wife, the former Carol Lombardo. They have a daughter, Lindsay Pace Jankowski, and a ...



GOING FOR THE GOAL: Lake-Lehman beats Redeemer, chasing district's top seed  Citizens Voice

FORTY FORT — The fall high school sports season is coming to a close. Golf and tennis are already in the playoffs. The regular seasons in field hockey, soccer ...



GAME OF THE WEEK: Williamsport at Hazleton Area  Citizens Voice

CLASS 6A. (3) WILLIAMSPORT (5-5) at (2) HAZLETON AREA (5-5). When: 7, tonight. Tournament: District 2-4 Class 6A subregional playoffs. Up next: The ...



CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: McKenna tops the field, Lake-Lehman tops the meet  Citizens Voice

At Lake-Lehman, Valley West sophomore Tavian McKenna won a season-opening tri-meet in 18 minutes, 30 seconds as his Spartans picked up a win, 24-33 ...



Lackawanna Trail's active defense leading team into PIAA Class 1A final  Citizens Voice

Lackawanna Trail needed stops. As it has throughout the second half of the season, the defense rose to the challenge. Juniata Valley quarterback Quinn ...



Dallas starts strong, but sees season end at Valley View  Citizens Voice

PECKVILLE — On its first drive of the night, Dallas checked off all the boxes. The Mountaineers completed a few passes, established a little bit of the run game ...



16 women vie for Queen of Snows title - News  Republican & Herald

The 2015 Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival concludes Saturday with the Senior Princess Coronation Pageant and Queen's Ball. At the pageant, one of 16 ...



WVC Wrestling Tournament Results - Sports  Citizens Voice

Team scores. Hazleton Area (HAZ), 249; Lake-Lehman (L-L), 189.5; Dallas (DAL), 161; Tunkhannock (TUN), 157.5; Coughlin (COU), 136; Valley West (VW), 123 ...



Wilk, Horton, Hunsinger picked All-State - Sports  Citizens Voice

Hazleton Area running back Damon Horton, along with teammate Jacob Hunsinger at wide receiver, were able to make a big impact on offense for the Cougars ...



PIAA FOOTBALL: Lackawanna Trail falls to Farrell - Sports  Citizens Voice

HERSHEY — Ray Melnikoff rocked Farrell's kickoff return speedster Jourdan Townsend, dislodging the ball and Josh Brown pounced on it for Lackawanna Trail.



Football Game of the Week: Valley View at Dallas  Citizens Voice

VALLEY VIEW (7-0) at DALLAS (7-0). When: 7, tonight. Last meeting: Valley View 18, Dallas 12 (2011 district playoffs). Series history: Valley View leads 2-1.



As portal fills, a profile of Penn State players looking elsewhere emerges  Citizens Voice

Eighteen players who were on Penn State football rosters in 2017 or 2018 were listed in the NCAA's transfer portal as of Thursday, Times-Shamrock has learned ...



Penn State's Sanderson to help with clinic at Valley West  Citizens Voice

Local wrestlers hoping to become the best in the district, region or state are getting the chance to learn from one of the best of all-time. Penn State wrestling ...



Cougars roll past Scranton - Sports  Citizens Voice

MOOSIC — Jacob Hunsinger scored touchdowns three different ways, Sparky Wolk threw for a pair of scores, and Hazleton Area snapped a two-game slide ...



BOYS BASKETBALL: Nanticoke Area routs Old Forge - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Nanticoke Area, Nate Kreitzer scored 18 points, leading three Trojans in double-figures scoring in a 73-49 win against visiting Old Forge on Monday in boys ...



CHAMPS RALLY: Tinsley leads Abington Heights' comeback against Sem  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — The state champs were in town Tuesday night. But longtime Abington Heights head coach Ken Bianchi would prefer that label stay attached to the ...



HS GOLF: WVC field once again deep, talented as new season begins  Citizens Voice

This high school golf season has only just begun. But Dallas' team victory at last week's Tryba Preseason Tournament was so convincing that it's hard to imagine ...



Athens ends Crestwood's season - Sports  Citizens Voice

LEHMAN TWP. — As the final buzzer sounded, Max Gariano stood on Lake-Lehman's midfield logo for a few moments and got a hug from his coach, David ...



Hit me with your best shot - Sports  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — Wyoming Seminary is playing this season with a target on its back. The Blue Knights are going to absorb every opponent's best shot — literally ...



High school football: Otero delivers in UNICO Game  Citizens Voice

WEST PITTSTON — It took Dwayne Downing less than the five allotted practices in advance of Friday night's 67th annual UNICO Game to identify Hazleton ...



Savoy helps Pittston Area beat rival - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Wyoming Area, Lily Savoy scored four points in the first quarter, six in the second, and five in the third, finishing with 15 points as she and the Pittston Area ...



WVC BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Smith, Johnson lead GAR  Citizens Voice

At GAR, Curtis Smith poured in a game-high 27 points, and Will Johnson added 24 as GAR held off Pittston Area on Thursday, 76-62. GAR held a 13-point lead ...



Konigus scores biggest upset of opening rounds - Sports  Citizens Voice

LEHMAN TWP. — The pressure of Mason Konigus' first conference tournament went away with his pin in the preliminary round. There was no panic by the time ...



Sem sets record in state quarterfinal win - Sports  Citizens Voice

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — The suspense was short-lived. Sort of like watching a movie where you already know the ending, spectators at Central Columbia High ...



WVC GIRLS BASKETBALL: Meyers pulls away from Wyoming Area  Citizens Voice

At Wyoming Area, Allycia Harris scored 23 points and made seven of eight free throws in a decisive fourth quarter for visiting Meyers as the Mohawks beat the ...



DISTRICT 2 FIELD HOCKEY: Playoffs get started - Sports  Citizens Voice

The District 2 field hockey playoffs got underway with Tuesday's quarterfinal round in Classes A and 2A, where pretty much everything went according to plan.



DISTRICT 2 FIELD HOCKEY PREVIEW - Sports  Citizens Voice

CLASS A. Favorite: Wyoming Seminary. Moving on: The champion and runner-up advance to the PIAA tournament, which begins Tuesday, Nov. 6. The D2 ...



Boys basketball: Faux scores 42 for Tunkhannock in win  Citizens Voice

At Tunkhannock, the undefeated Tigers cruised to a fourth straight win, riding the hot hand of senior Tyler Faux, who scored a season-high 42 points with nine ...



Overtime field goal sends Dallas to title game  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — The kick was certainly high enough. It was definitely long enough. The only thing left to determine was what would the wind do with the football once ...



H.S. VOLLEYBALL: Eagles, Panthers meet in Schuylkill League finals  Republican & Herald

No matter what happens in tonight's Walton-Ebert Insurance Schuylkill League Girls' Volleyball Championship, fans at Martz Hall will witness something they ...



Franklin backs OC Rahne - Sports  Citizens Voice

James Franklin on Tuesday offered a decisive backing of his first-year offensive coordinator, just days after Penn State's worst scoring output in nearly two years ...



CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Rome wins at Kirby Park  Citizens Voice

At Kirby Park, Dallas senior Mitchell Rome won by nearly a minute in 16 minutes, 38 seconds as his Mountaineers took a pair of races but fell to Hazleton Area, ...



LOCAL ROUNDUP: Holy Redeemer routs Lady Cougars in WVC opener  Citizens Voice

Four players scored in double figures as Holy Redeemer cruised past visiting Hazleton Area 82-49 in the Wyoming Valley Conference girls' basketball opener ...



Valley West defeats Bangor to advance to semifinals - Sports  Citizens Voice

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — One year ago, Valley West field hockey made a statement. The Spartans cashed in on early scoring chances with three first-half goals ...



Players size up competition at WVC media day  Citizens Voice

PLYMOUTH — A few of the players walked into the cafeteria at Valley West High School on Thursday afternoon with their jerseys a little tighter than they ...



Berwick tops Coughlin in Crusaders' final game - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Berwick rolled into Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium on Friday night with a district playoff spot locked up and did what it was supposed to do.



WVC ROUNDUP: Valley West girls swim past Meyers on final relay  Citizens Voice

At Meyers, Valley West's girls edged out the Mohawks 89-84. The meet came down to the final race, the 400 freestyle relay, where Lexy Schweizer, Kendra ...



Krokowski becomes WVC's first four-time champion - Sports  Citizens Voice

LEHMAN TWP. — There was no way David Krokowski was going to simply escape with history. Valley West's senior wrestler needed only one point to complete ...



Spartans shake off slow start to claim victory  Citizens Voice

PLYMOUTH — For two days, the Valley West girls basketball team sat on the sidelines while most other Wyoming Valley teams tipped off their seasons.



WVC BASKETBALL: Balanced Cougars hand Trojans first loss  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — When Hazleton Area and Nanticoke Area's boys basketball teams last met, the Cougars were the ones with a wealth of proven talent — the ...



Kranson scores only goal in Wyoming Area title win  Citizens Voice

LEHMAN TWP. — The bar has been raised for girls soccer at Wyoming Area. In 2016, the Warriors were delighted to win one district playoff game as an ...



HS FOOTBALL: Dunmore's Henzes sidelined after heart procedure  Citizens Voice

Dunmore head football coach Jack Henzes is recovering from heart valve surgery he underwent 10 days ago at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.



Live updates: Tunkhannock softball wins 17-0 at LLWS - Sports  Citizens Voice

The Tunkhannock majors softball team will play at 10 p.m. tonight against Europe-Africa (Northwest Czech Republic) in the Little League World Series in ...



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