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Tigers challenged on state stage

Though Tunkhannock wrestling’s team season ended, the Tigers could at least leave everything out on the mat.That wasn’t quite the case in Thursday’s first-round loss to Brookville, when forfeits kept a number of Tigers from gaining useful reps on the stat (read more)

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Papi heads to spring training

Professional baseball players throughout the country are scheduled to report to their spring training assignments later this week, and Tunkhannock Area standout Mike Papi is no different. After suffering a season ending injury that landed him on the disab (read more)

Giants ready for southern exposure

Baseball practices have begun at the local colleges, and even some high school levels, but the teams’ seasons are yet to start. The Keystone College baseball team is getting ready to head to Colonial Heights, Virginia, this weekend for two games, against (read more)

Winter sports wind down

The regular season for local winter athletes is winding down, giving way to postseason action for the Warriors, Lions, and Tigers. In girls basketball, Elk Lake and Lackawanna Trail are both in 2A classification, which only has seven teams in the division (read more)

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Athlete of the Week:Camryn Rogers

Tunkhannock Area swimmer Camryn Rogers finished first in all four of her events this past week against Wyoming Area, including the 100 free, 100 back, and as part of the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.In recognition of her achievement, Rogers has bee (read more)

Warriors drop Foresters, lose to Eagles

The Warriors beat Forest City in their Coaches vs. Cancer game on Saturday afternoon, after falling to the Eagles earlier in the week. On the road Tuesday, the Warriors fell to Mountain View, 53-36. Matthew Mowry scored 10 points for Elk Lake. In Saturday (read more)

Elk Lake sinks in water battle of Warriors

At Elk Lake on Monday, Feb. 3, Delaware Valley showed why they are undefeated, winning all but one event in 131-53 and 136-44 wins over the Warriors girls and boys teams, respectively. The Warriors lone win came in the boys 50 free, as Kevin Noldy finishe (read more)

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Lion’s big 3 leading charge toward playoffs

Richard Helbing, Nico Berrios and Josh Rzucidlo have been working toward this season for a while now. With a combination of talent, size and determination, the Lackawanna Trail trio has the program sitting atop the Lackawanna Division IV standings, a half (read more)

Trail girls split on week

Lackawanna Trail girls faced two division teams this week, topping Blue Ridge and dropping to Susquehanna. At Blue Ridge, Amaralis Thiel poured in 17 points and Kassidy Kostick added nine as Trail posted a 44-38 win on Saturday. The Lady Lions also faced (read more)

Lady Tigers season over

The Lady Tigers concluded the 2019-20 season this week with losses to Lake-Lehman and Northwest. At Lake-Lehman, the Black Knights led by double-digits after a quarter and never looked back to top the Tigers on Wednesday, 68-22. Sable Stephens led the Tig (read more)

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Varsity Voice

Basketball Tyler Faux, Tunkhannock, had 12 points, including two 3-pointers, in the King’s College near comeback against Misericordia on the road Jan. 29. He also logged four assists in the 73-62 loss to the Cougars. The King’s College men’s basketball te (read more)

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Lady Warriors split on busy week

The Lady Warriors split games this week, against Forest City and Montrose. In a game delayed two days due to the snow storm, Lily Decker scored nine of her 16 points in the first quarter as Elk Lake raced out to a 17-2 lead over the hosting Foresters. The (read more)

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Warriors wrestlers get seasons’ first dual win

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Elk Lake packed the gym for its wrestling senior night, and gave the crowd a show as the Warriors picked up their first dual win of the season, 33-27, over North Pocono. The Warriors began the night against North Pocono with a junior (read more)

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LT best Meteors, surprised by Blue Ridge

Lackawanna Trail split Division IV boys basketball league games this week, taking the road win in Montrose before losing at home to Blue Ridge. At Montrose, Richard Helbing scored 24 points to lead Lackawanna Trail to a 72-57 win on Tuesday. Helbing had 1 (read more)

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Tigers sweep Wyoming Area on senior night

Tunkhannock swimming and diving swept the night on Wednesday, when its seniors were recognized and celebrated, against Wyoming Area. The girls team won 123.52 and the boys topped the Warriors 140-30. The Tigers placed first in all 24 events, in fact, they (read more)

Bear harvest state’s best all-time

Pennsylvania hunters took 4,653 black bears this past fall, setting a new state record bear harvest. In 2018, the bear harvest was 3,153, 11th best all-time, but also the lowest bear harvest in the past 11 years. “There were 30 days of bear hunting across (read more)


Tuesday, Feb. 4 Elk Lake boys basketball 36, Mountain View 53. Lackawanna Tail boys basketball 72, Montrose 57. Tunkhannock Area boys basketball 47, Hanover Area 58. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Elk Lake wrestling 33, North Pocono 27. Tunkhannock Area girls basketba (read more)

Sports Week Ahead

Wednesday, Feb. 12 Elk Lake wrestling at Wyoming Area, 6:45 p.m. Lackawanna Trail girls basketball vs. Mid Valley, 5:30 p.m. LT wrestling at West Scranton, 6:45 p.m. Tunkhannock Area swimming at Nanticoke Area, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 Elk Lake boys ba (read more)

Down Sports Memory Lane

20 Years Ago (2000) Rhi Shingler of Elk Lake got her 1,000th career point in an 87-20 win over Sacred Heart. The Lady Warriors also beat Lakeland, 66-43. At Trail, the Lady Lions lost to Montrose, 60-36, and Dunmore, 44-39. The Lady Tigers dropped a pair (read more)

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Junior high wrestlers compete WVC championship

It was a busy weekend for Tunkhannock wrestling, at every level. On Feb. 8, Pittston Area High School hosted the WVC Junior High Championship Wrestling Tournament. Tunkhannock’s junior high team fought hard and came away with conference hardware as well a (read more)

Tigers secure postseason action

With two wins and a loss, the Tigers secured a postseaon playoff position. Tunkhannock boys basketball held its senior night on Thursday, and came away with the 46-36 win over Lake-Lehman. Ryan Harder played his best in the fourth quarter with 10 points, (read more)

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Wyalusing man pleads in jail assault

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An 18-year-old Wyalusing man could face as much as two years in jail after pleading guilty to a simple assault of a Wyoming County jail inmate last November. Steven Charles Smith, formerly of Oak Street, Meshoppen, appeared before Wyoming County President (read more)

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