Balavage brother put Scranton Prep on wrestling map

HERSHEY — Six years ago, the Balavage family made a decision to switch schools. Thor Balavage transferred from Pittston Area to Scranton Prep for his high school education. Two years later, his brother Ivan made the same switch. Both wrestled in the Patriots elementary and junior high programs and continued in the sport for the […]

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Noone, 3 WA players to appear in all-star doubleheader

Pittston Area’s Alexa Noone and the Wyoming Area combination of Sarah Holweg and Addison Orzel have been selected to play for the Wyoming Valley Conference girls team in the first Battle of the Valley All-Star Classic, scheduled for March 26 at Wilkes University Marts Center. The Wyoming Valley Conference senior all-star team will take on […]

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Veteran lineup should keep Patriots in tennis contention

John Connors, who coached girls tennis the fall, has added head coaching responsibilities of the boys team to his duties at Pittston Area. Connors served as an assistant coach last season when the Patriots went 7-3 to finish second out of four teams in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 in Elaina Menichelli’s only season as […]

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Pittston Area’s Abby Norwillo places 8th at indoor nationals

The Pittston Area girls track and field team was already into official preparations for the upcoming outdoor season when pole vaulter Abby Norwillo wrapped up her indoor season on the national level. Norwillo, a Pittston Area senior and University of Pennsylvania recruit, finished eighth March 11 at the New Balance Nationals Indoor Championships at the […]

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Wyoming Area boys tennis team gains in numbers, drop in terms of experience

The Wyoming Area boys tennis team continues to grow in number of participants, but the Warriors enter the 2018 season as an inexperienced group. “Every one of the past three years, the team has grown, so that’s a positive step,” said Warriors coach Bill Roberts, who is working with a roster of 13 players after […]

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WVC golf schedules, divisions undergo changes

Wyoming Area will have an entirely new Wyoming Valley Conference golf schedule for the next two seasons while Pittston Area will have some changes to its schedule. The conference has realigned its divisions to adjust to the next two-year enrollment cycle in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Wyoming Area switched from Class 3A, for the […]

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Pittston Area third-grade team plays in March Madness tournament

The Pittston Area third-grade boys basketball team played in the fourth-grade bracket in the Wyoming Area Catholic 2018 March Madness basketball tournament. From left, kneeling, Coach Tom Pavalonis Jack Scagliotti, Lucas Lopresto, Noah Manganiello. Standing, Max Gordon, Johnny Jadus, Dom Salvo, Shane Pavalonis photo

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Chamber Pittston Chamber Women’s Network honors Woman of Year

EXETER — Maria Capolarella-Montante was named Woman of the Year by the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network during its annual dinner March 14 at Fox Hill Country Club. Wyoming Area National Honor Society sophmores Samantha Maszeroski and Brianne Misson photograph graduates of the 1970 Pittston High School class. From left, are Josie Mantione, […]

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Jallen finishes fifth in women’s super combined at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Stephanie Jallen, of Harding, led Team USA Tuesday with fifth in the women’s super combined in the 2018 Paralympic Games. Teammates Melanie Schwartz. of Aspen, CO, was eighth and Ally Kunkel, of Steamboat Springs, CO did not finish after going out in the slalom portion of the race. Kunkel was born […]

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Scranton Prep wrestler Ivan Balavage back in Hershey

Scranton Prep’s Ivan Balavage finished his high school wrestling career in Hershey by returning to the medal stand at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Wrestling Championships. Balavage, a senior from Avoca, made history in Hershey last season when he became his school’s first state medalist with a seventh-place finish. He guaranteed himself another top-eight – […]

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