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21 Lions, Tigers excel at Districts

HAZLETON - In an unprecedented occurrence for a District 2 AA tournament, Wyoming County’s two high schools qualified 21 wrestlers this past weekend to advance in the march to Hershey, with 12 Lions and nine Tigers qualifying for the honor. One Tiger, how (read more)

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Siegel top coach

Tunkhannock Area head wrestling coach Gary Siegel earned District 2 Coach of the Year, and received his award at the District meet on Saturday. Jake Burgess garnered District 2’s assistant coach of the year as well. In addition, the Tigers and Lackawanna (read more)

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Old Forge eliminates Lady Warriors

The Lady Warriors exited in the semi final round this year, falling to a strong Old Forge team at Dunmore. The post sesaon began for Elk Lake in Tunkhannock against Mountain View on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Last season, the Elk Lake girls struggled early to put (read more)

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Eagles soar over Lions

The Lackawanna Trail boys basketball team made it to the semifinals this year, but came up against a surging Mountain View team to end the season. At the Xavier Center at Scranton Prep, Richard Helbing scored 18 points to lead No. 2 Lackawanna Trail on We (read more)

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LaChase, Snay, Jerome place in diving

Tunkhannock divers Nicho LaChase and Hunter Snay finished first and third in the boys competition, respectively, at districts last weekend and earned a trip to states. Teammate Ana Jerome finished third in the girls diving contest. With only three divers (read more)

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Nanticoke Area outlasts Tunkhannock

This time of year, everything feels different. The energy level rises and the sense of urgency is prevalent during practice and even more during the game. Nanticoke Area showed that type of urgency Wednesday night in the opening round of the District 2 Cl (read more)

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Old Forge eliminates Elk Lake to advance in 2A

Old Forge had too much firepower. Four players scored in double-figures, including Sean Donovan, who had a game-high 17 points, and the fifth-seeded Blue Devils are into Saturday’s semifinals of the District 2 Class 2A boys basketball playoffs. Early in t (read more)

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Lady Lions eliminated from post season play

Tuesday night in Pittston, Tess Edwards scored a game-high 21 points to lead No. 3 Northwest Area in the quarterfinals 41-33 win, eliminating Lackawanna Trail from the postseason. Reagan Harrison knocked down four 3-pointers and four free throws as part o (read more)

TA, EL swimmers ready for Districts

PIAA District 2 postseason swimming begins this Friday, Feb. 28, and continues into Saturday in Wilkes-Barre at the Catholic Youth Center swimming pool on South Washington Street. Elk Lake and Tunkhannock are both AA participants, so they will swim beginn (read more)

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Senior all-star game rosters announced

The rosters are finalized for the 51st annual Dr. George P. Moses Senior All-Star Classic on March 27. Tunkhannock will be represented in the Classic on the girls team by Rani Shrivastava and Jake Frisco on the boys team. In addition, Spencer Lunger, Tunk (read more)

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Lady Giants clinch top basketball seed for CSACs

The Keystone College women’s basketball team enjoyed a 78-72 win over visiting St. Elizabeth on Feb. 22 to clinch the No. 1 seed in the upcoming CSAC Tournament. With the regular season finale win, Keystone improved to 19-6, 17-1 CSAC, and will await the (read more)

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CSAC honors KC women with end of year awards

The Colonial States Athletic Conference has announced its 2019-2020 women’s basketball end of season awards, as voted upon by the league’s ten head coaches. Keystone College sophomore guard Bella Lamonea of Glendora, California, was named as the CSAC Play (read more)

Schedule for Howerton Vs Cancer tourney announced

Plans for the Bill Howerton VsCancer Weekend are in the final stages and the schedule has been released. In its eighth year, the weekend raises money for cancer research in honor of the former University of Scranton baseball coach who died in August 2012. (read more)

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Back Mountain Blackhawks win trophy

TIMES-SHAMROCK PHOTO/ DAVE SCHERBENCO The Back Mountain Blackhawks ice hockey team members pose with their Championship Trophy after defeating Wilkes-Barre, 5-0, Monday Night at the Toyota SportsPlex. It was the third consecutive Championship for the Back Mountain team. Tunkhannock is represented by athletes Nick Matthews, Brian Hannah, and Logan Herbener. (read more)

Down sports memory lane

20 Years Ago (2000) Tunkhannock Area wrestlers Steve Franko and Marc Johnson each won a District 2 AAA wrestling championship over the weekend and the Tigers of Frank Wadas advanced seven wrestlers to this weekend’s regional tourney at Bethlehem. Also adv (read more)

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Athlete of the Week: Michael Bluhm

Lackawanna Trail sophomore wrestler Michael Bluhm won the 132-pound title at districts last weekend, advancing him to regionals for the second consecutive year.In recognition of his achievement, Bluhm has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athle (read more)


Tuesday, Feb. 18 2A girls basketball quarterfinals: Elk Lake 59, Mountain View 41. 2A girls basketball quarterfinals: Lackawanna Trail 33, Northwest Area 41. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Elk Lake boys basketball 52, Old Forge 59. Lackawanna Trail boys basketball 45 (read more)

Sports Week Ahead

Friday, Feb. 28 2A wrestling Regionals at Williamsport Area, TBD. 2A swimming District Finals at CYC in Wilkes-Barre, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 2A wrestling Regionals at Williamsport Area, TBD. 2A swimming District Finals at CYC in Wilkes-Barre, 11 a.m. (read more)

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Tunkhannock Florist passes on the torch

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Karen Passarelli believes a community flower shop could touch a lot of lives. In her 25 years with Mayflower Florist in Tunkhannock—15 as an employee and 10 as the owner—she has done just that by providing flowers for special occasions and sad times, too. (read more)