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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Crestwood QB/LB Jaden Shedlock

May 15, 2023

  Jaden Shedlock Class of 2026 Height: 6-0, 185 Positions: QB/LB Other Sports: Track and Field Twitter: @JadenShedlock Coach’s Comment on Jaden Shedlock: “Complete player and model student. Jaden excels both in the classroom and on the field. As a freshman, he helped guide his team to a school record 13 wins, District 2 4A […]

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PFN Player Profile: Matt Sklarosky Crestwood

April 10, 2023

Matt Sklarosky WR/DB Crestwood Class of 2024 6’0″ 150 Other Sports: Basketball and Lacrosse Crestwood head coach Ryan Arcangeli says “All Matt needed was an opportunity his junior year. When it came, he took full advantage. This game changer defensively took our team to new heights and was a key part to our playoff success. […]

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Kotsko’s View: Season Finale

January 15, 2023

With that, the 2022 High School Football has come to an end. The WVC’s run ended on December 2nd when Crestwood lost to eventual 4A State Champion Bishop McDevitt in the PIAA 4A Semifinals. It was quite a fantastic run by Crestwood. It was quite an interesting season to say the least. We had eight […]

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Executive Education defeats Lakeland to advance to the State Quarterfinals

November 19, 2022

Executive Education turned a close game at halftime into a decisive victory thanks to the passing of senior Darmel Lopez and fellow senior Jyhmiek Roman had a long touchdown run before the third quarter ended to give the Raptors a 42-15 victory over the Lakeland Chiefs. Raptors Head Coach Larry Ford on the second half […]

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PIAA 2A First Round Matchup: Lakeland vs Executive Education

November 17, 2022

  Lakeland vs Executive Education Time: 7 PM Location: Dunmore High School About Lakeland:┬áThe Chiefs are 12-0 and won District 2 2A by defeating Holy Redeemer in the semifinals and Dunmore in the Finals. Senior QB Dominico Spataro is a dual threat QB. He has thrown for 2,238 yards and 29 touchdowns and has only […]

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Crestwood advances to District Final with a victory over Berwick

November 12, 2022

It’s no secret that Crestwood likes to run the football. For ten weeks, the Comets rushing attack has not been stopped. The running game was on full display once again as Crestwood defeated the Berwick Bulldogs 56-14 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the District Final next week. Comets Head Coach Ryan Arcangeli on his […]

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Previewing the District 2 4A Semifinals

November 10, 2022

(4) Berwick at (1) Crestwood Fri 7 PM About Berwick: Berwick is 5-6 on the season and defeated North Pocono to advance to the semifinals. Bulldogs QB Matt Lonczynski is throwing for 1,428 yards and 17 touchdowns. Wideout Spencer Kishbaugh has 28 catches for 493 yards and six touchdowns. RB Bo Sheptock is rushing for […]

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Crestwood advances to semifinals with a convincing victory over Nanticoke

November 5, 2022

When you think of the Crestwood Comets, you usually think of their running game with Noah Schultz and quarterback Jaden Shedlock. However, the performance that could not be overlooked is Nick Miscavage. The senior defensive back intercepted two passes and returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown as Crestwood defeated Nanticoke 61-7 in their […]

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District 2 Playoff Preview (WVC Teams)

November 3, 2022

We’re finally at one of the best times of the year! Playoff time! Only six teams will be crowned District 2 Champion. The WVC is guaranteed at least the 6A District Championship as only Hazleton Area and Wilkes-Barre Area are the only teams in 6A. 2A, 3A and 5A each have one WVC team playing […]

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Nanticoke runs over Hanover Area to win the Sans Souci Struggle

October 28, 2022

Also Written By: Brian Ptashinski For the Nanticoke Trojans, it was about getting a win in their final home game of the season on Senior Night and taking back the Sans Souci Struggle Trophy. The Trojans used 10 different ball carriers and the defense was impressive en route to a 63-7 victory over the Hanover […]

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Kotsko’s View of the Wyoming Valley Conference: Where Has The Time Gone?

October 27, 2022

Man, Week 10 already? It feels like yesterday that I was working on the Conference preview and getting myself ready for Week 1. With Week 10 comes the end of the season for some teams and for some, the season will extend into the postseason. It’s one of more interesting times of the season. The […]

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Hazleton Area pulls away in second half in victory over Williamsport

October 22, 2022

  With Williamsport tying the game just before halftime, it looked like the Millionaires had all the momentum going into the second half. Hazleton Area got the ball to start the second half and on the first play of the second half, Connor Kundrat brought the momentum back to the home team and he also […]

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Kotsko’s View of the WVC: Colder Weather, Warmer Playoff Races

October 14, 2022

Ah here we go, it’s the middle of October. You never know what to expect when it comes to weather. You could end up with a warm 60 degree night at kickoff or a 40 degree night at kickoff with the day getting colder. With October, it means playoff football is almost here and several […]

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Crestwood runs wild in victory over Wilkes-Barre Area

Crestwood runs wild in victory over Wilkes-Barre Area

October 1, 2022

Since losing to Dallas on September 2nd, the Crestwood offense has been on a tear. Over their last three games, they have scored 40 points or more. The Comets continued their winning streak to four as they took a 45-14 victory at Wilkes-Barre Area. Crestwood Head Coach Ryan Arcangeli on tonight’s victory. “This goes to […]

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Kotsko’s View: Wyoming Valley Conference Mid-Season Report

September 29, 2022

We are officially at the midway point of the 2022 High School Football regular season. In this article, I’ll be talking about all 14 WVC teams and where they are at in the District 2 Standings. With all that being said, here are the teams and we’ll also talk about the Week 6 games. Williamsport: […]

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Nanticoke runs past Lake-Lehman

September 24, 2022

The Trojan offense took a hit as they were without star running back Zach Fox. Nanticoke looked to several players to step up to fill his role. Junior RB Mykal Julian answered the call as he rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns. The Trojans defense only gave up four first downs as they defeated […]

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Kotsko’s View: Winds of Change in the Wyoming Valley Conference

Kotsko’s View: Winds of Change in the Wyoming Valley Conference

September 22, 2022

We have hit the fifth week of the 2022 High School Football season!!! According to the forecast I’ve seen, we are highs in the upper 50s. Although it does bode well for my collection of hoodies, it does mean this will be the coldest it will be so far this season. Might not be saying […]

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Wyoming Area gets past Nanticoke

Wyoming Area gets past Nanticoke

September 17, 2022

After a 1-2 start to the season, Wyoming Area was looking for a big win. Aaron Crossley scored three touchdowns and the Warriors defense forced two turnovers, returning a fumble for a score as they took the victory on the road. Wyoming Area Head coach Randy Spencer on the win tonight. “This victory is definitely […]

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Kotsko’s View: On the right track in the WVC

September 15, 2022

We have hit the fourth week of the High School football season. The first three weeks are always the most interesting time. You get an idea of who the contenders are and what games can be big indicators of a team’s success. Teams can still right their path despite a 1-2 or 0-3 record. Alot […]

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Hazleton Area Stifles North Pocono

September 10, 2022

The Hazleton Area Cougars defense forced an outstanding three and outs tonight and four first downs total. The Cougars used a balanced attack and an amazing defense to topple the North Pocono Trojans 51-7 at Harman-Geist Stadium. “We talked about how excited we were able to have a chance to protect the den. Being able […]

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Kotsko’s View: Home debuts and Big games loom in the WVC

September 9, 2022

After a dry summer, was anyone hoping that we could end up with a few more dry days? Well, after three straight days of rain, we are finally getting a break and just in time as we head into this Friday with some interesting matchups. Wilkes-Barre Area opens up their new stadium on Friday night. […]

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Dallas’s balanced attack propels them to win over Crestwood

September 3, 2022

When Mountaineers’ sophomore quarterback Brady Zapoticky started the game with an incompletion and an interception, it looked like a long game for him. However, he wasn’t fazed. Instead, in the second quarter, he threw two touchdown passes and Parker Bolesta added three rushing touchdowns in route to a 35-14 home victory over Crestwood. Dallas Head […]

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Kotsko’s View: Big Performances and upsets in the WVC this past week

September 1, 2022

Week 1 of the 2022 season is now in the books and it is now onward to Week number two!!! Most say the biggest adjustments are from Week one to week two. There was one really big upset in the WVC as Crestwood knocked off Valley View at home after losing both of their matchups […]

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Susquehanna starts strong in victory over Holy Redeemer

August 28, 2022

    The Sabers started the scoring with a punt return and then scored on their first two possessions of the season and didn’t look back from there as Susquehanna got past Holy Redeemer 43-12 at King’s College. After the Sabers forced a punt, JJ Rosa received the punt and returned it 66 yards for […]

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Hazleton Area rolls in second half to defeat Pittston Area

Hazleton Area rolls in second half to defeat Pittston Area

August 27, 2022

In the first quarter, it looked like Pittston Area and Hazleton Area were evenly matched as we headed to halftime. However, a close game at half turned into a 47-15 Hazleton Area victory at Pittston Area as the Cougars’ running attack proved to be the difference. “We feel like we can use some of our […]

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