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Hockey, girls’ hoops teams pad PA lead

Swim teams meet Friday at PA

Just when Wyoming Area pulled within one game of Pittston Area in the 2010-2011 Bridge Award competition, two PA teams bumped the lead back to three with wins last week. The Pittston Area ice hockey team beat Wyoming Area 9-3 in a Casey Classic game at Coal Street. The Pittston Area girls basketball team beat Wyoming Area 46-41 at Pittston Area in an exhibition game.

With the wins Pittston Area leads the standings 8-5

So far on the winter schedule PA has won two ice hockey games and one girls basketball game, while Wyoming Area won a girls basketball game in the consolation game of the Badger Marseco Tip-Off Tournament at Old Forge.

There are five more winter events: two swimming meets, one more ice hockey game and one each boys and girls regular WVC season basketball games. The first swim meet is Friday at Pittston Area. The schools are not scheduled to meet in wrestling.

Pittston Area at one time had a 5-1 lead, but Wyoming Area won the last three games in the fall to get within one. PA has now won three of four winter events.

Upcoming

Swimming …Jan. 7 at PA

Swimming …Feb. 9 at WA

Ice Hockey …Feb. 11 (Skate game)

Girls basketball …Feb. 14 at WA

Boys basketball …Feb. 15 at PA

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