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HUSKIES land SIX players from District XI, THREE from District 2, and TWO from DIV on Signing Day !

February 6, 2023  |  

HUSKIES land SIX players from District XI, THREE from District 2, and TWO from DIV on Signing Day ! Schuylkill County will be well represented at Bloomsburg University in the near future as the Huskies had 11 players from the area give their commitments. Shown below are the players from the area…. PLAYERS FROM DISTRICT […]

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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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Bob Stelma ready to take the reigns for Wyoming Valley West

January 12, 2023  |  

  “You just think about this, you’d really like to give your own touch on something, be the guy that calls the shots. Since I got into coaching that has always been a dream. Its that dream you always have” said new Valley West head caoch Bob Stelma. “Then when I was my alma mater […]

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WVC stars speak on Coaches All-State nominations

December 31, 2022  |  

The Wyoming Valley Conference was well represented in the PA Football News Coaches All-State Team. The Conference brought in 5 players on the first team across 4 schools. The PA Football News Coaches All-State team is especially prestigious as it is voted on by the Coaches themselves. Being nominated on this list shows extreme mutual […]

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D1,2 & 12 have small but strong presence on PA Writers 4A All State Team

December 30, 2022  |  

Interboro RB Abu Kamara hoists league trophy Crestwood’s season came to a grinding halt in Philly, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have some of the states top the athletes. The PA Writers 4A All State Team showcased just how good they were as OL John Jones, lineman Magnus Bibla and DB Nick Miscavage were […]

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Coal region duo heading to Coastal Carolina, SCA athlete signs with Maryland, Danville RB to West Point

December 21, 2022  |  

  The Coastal Carolina coaching staff has been making waves in the state of PA lately, and this year the wave landed squarely in coal country.  Berwick linebacker Spencer Kishbaugh and Mt. Carmel DE Matthew Scicchitano have become the latest PA products to head to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleer Football program. They’ll join fellow PA […]

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Bishop McDevitt bounces Crestwood

December 3, 2022  |  

Rico Scott returned kickoff 81 yards EXETER TWP- The Crestwood Comets knew coming into their PIAA State 4A Semifinal match-up with powerhouse Bishop McDevitt, if they were to have any chance of winning, was to find away to keep the Crusaders vaunted offense off the field and they would have to score at every opportune […]

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Hollywood’s Cutting Room Floor- 4A Semifinal Preview Crestwood vs Bishop McDevitt

December 1, 2022  |  

Can Upstart Comets Figure Out How to Overcome More Experienced Crusaders to Make it to Cumberland Valley? Crestwood Commets (13-1) Coach Ryan Arcangelli vs 11-1 Bishop McDevitt Crusaders Friday 7pm Exeter Twp HS. What’s At Stake: The winner will face the winner of Allentown Central Catholic vs Alliquippa game in the 4A Championship Game next […]

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Steelton-Highspire advances to PIAA Class 1A State Semi-Final with 42 to 35 Thriller Ending over Northern Lehigh !

November 27, 2022  |  

Steelton-Highspire advances to PIAA Class 1A State Semi-Final with 42 to 35 Thriller Ending over Northern Lehigh ! There was just :27 seconds left on the clock when Northern Lehigh’s Austin Smyth scored on a pass from Nick Frame for 8 yards into the endzone to tie the game at 35. What happened next was […]

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Crestwood capitalizes on turnovers, advance to first state semifinal with win over Bonner

November 26, 2022  |  

PHILADELPHIA — In a game that takes place over the course of 48 minutes, sometimes a sequence of two plays can tell the story of how one team emerged victorious, and how one team played their final downs of the season. For the Crestwood Comets, they took the momentum and ran with it as they […]

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Bonner set to take on Crestwood in 4A State Quarterfinals

November 25, 2022  |  

PHILADELPHIA — The Monsignor Bonner Friars are one of two Delco Football programs still alive in the PIAA state tournaments along with Garnet Valley, and they’ll take on Crestwood at 1:00 on Saturday at Northeast High School in the 4A State Quarterfinals. It has been a nearly perfect season for the Friars, who sit at […]

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Northern Lehigh runs down Lackawanna Trail 40-7

November 19, 2022  |  

It was a sunny but cold afternoon at Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium where the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs came in with an 11-1 record to face the 8-3 Lackawanna Trail Lions in the Sub-Regional round of the Class 1A PIAA State playoffs.  Both teams came in featuring a solid running attack and state playoff experience. On […]

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Neumann-Goretti outlasts Scranton Prep 22-14

November 19, 2022  |  

  It was a very cold and windy Friday night up at Pen-Fed Field in Scranton that greeted the visiting Neumann-Goretti Saints as they arrived to face off against the Scranton Prep Cavaliers.  The weather played a big factor in tonight’s game as a snow squall blew in during the National Anthem, and you could […]

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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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Crestwood survives against Valley View in District 2 4A Title game

November 18, 2022  |  

As the snow fell on Crestwood Stadium, it set an amazing backdrop for the district title game. All the way back in week 1, the Comets took down the Cougars 20-7. It is hard to beat a team once, harder to do it twice. The snow falling down played right into Crestwood’s hands. Entering today’s […]

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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: The 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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District 2/11 Class A Playoff Preview: Northern Lehigh vs. Lackawanna Trail

November 17, 2022  |  

  The District 11 Class A champion Northern Lehigh Bulldogs face off against the District 2 Class A champion Lackawanna Trail Lions at Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium, Saturday 11/19 at 1pm Northern Lehigh (11-1), under Head Coach Joe Tout, head into this week’s game fresh off of a 40-15 victory over Tri Valley.  On the […]

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It All comes down to this: Crestwood takes on Valley View in the District 2 4A Title game (Preview)

November 16, 2022  |  

Many things in life have a tendency to come “full circle”, this matchup between Crestwood and Valley View describes that saying perfectly. On August 26th, these two squads met to kick off their 2022 season. Few to none thought they would be facing off again for the District 2 4A crown. Crestwood had just finished […]

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Hollywood’s Cutting Room Floor Class5A Playoff Edition: Del Val vs Whitehall.

November 15, 2022  |  

District 2 Champions Del Val Warriors Take To The Road to Face Whitehall Zephyrs Friday at Zephyr Stadium 7PM. WHITEHALL ZEPHYRS(7-5) Coach Matt Seneca 4th Year 16-25 record. Whitehall dominated Southern Lehigh(9-3) Saturday night at Catasauqua HS 43-17 to capture District XI Championship. Trey Dogmanits threw for 275 yards on 11-14 passing against the Spartans […]

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Class 3A Preview Neumann-Goretti @ Scranton Prep

November 15, 2022  |  

These 2 two storied programs are used to meeting each other on the hardwood, on Friday they will meet under the lights of Pen-fed field. They have also been known staples in their respective districts. Neumann-Goretti out of district 12 in Philadelphia has won five districts title since the school’s merger in 2004. While Scranton […]

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Hilling, Howanitz Help Power Valley View past Dallas 31-14

November 13, 2022  |  

Dallas head coach Rich Mannello said earlier in the week ”the quarterback is 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and is a heck of a kid. They have the district 100-meter champ at tailback.” That quote aged like fine wine as Hilling ran for 131 yards and a touchdown, and Howanitz accounted for 4 touchdowns 2 through […]

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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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Crestwood Cruises in Win over Berwick

November 12, 2022  |  

As Rain poured down on the Crestwood Stadium on Friday, both teams had to pivot and play on Saturday afternoon. The big question, what team was able to preserve with the time change and continue with business as usual, today it was Crestwood. The Comets make their motive clear, run the ball and run the […]

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Lakeland holds off Dunmore 20-14, wins District 2 Class 2A Championship

November 11, 2022  |  

A breezy night up at Lakeland Stadium was the scene for the District 2 Class 2A Championship, a rematch between the 8-3 Dunmore Bucks and the 11-0 Lakeland Chiefs.  Lakeland had already defeated Dunmore 55-14 on the road earlier this season, and many thought this game might be over early. Apparently they were mistaken, as […]

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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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District 2 Class 2A Championship Preview: Dunmore Bucks at Lakeland Chiefs

November 9, 2022  |  

Tomorrow night up in Jermyn, the District 2 Class 2A champion will be crowned.  The visiting 8-3 Dunmore Bucks are fresh off of a narrow 17-14 win at home against Riverside in the semi-final round of the playoffs.  It has mainly been Senior RB Nico Ruggiero who carried the load, gaining just over 1,000 yards […]

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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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What a Knight, Stepeny Sparks Scranton past Abington Heights 42-7

November 5, 2022  |  

“He’s our leader,” said Scranton head coach Steve Shumbres about Senior WR Donato Stepney who accounted for 3 touchdowns in the Knights’ 42-7 win over Abington Heights in the Class 5A Quarterfinals. The Knights (8-3) will host Delaware Valley (6-5) Friday for the Class 5A title. The Knights wasted no time getting the scoring started. […]

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Freedom Advances to District XI/II/IV 6A Semi-Final With Shutout Win.

November 5, 2022  |  

Three First half touchdowns propel Patriots into Semi-Finals against common foe. BETHLEHEM- When two teams meet on the gridiron, that are unfamiliar with each other, there is a feeling out process to see what what your opponent’s tendencies are and to make the necessary adjustments and to get in a “comfort zone” of making proper […]

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Dallas runs all over the Warriors, 49-28

November 4, 2022  |  

  It was a seasonably warm night in the Back Mountain as the District 2 Class 4A Playoffs got underway.  The #3 Dallas Mountaineers hosted the #6 Wyoming Area Warriors in what most anticipated to be a clash of running offenses.  Additionally, Dallas had struggled to stop the running game of several recent Wyoming Valley […]

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