Pittston Area’s Alicia Bryk became the first Patriot diver to win the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District 2 Diving Championship with a score of 362.30.
It was the first time Pittston Area received a gold medal in diving and she was the first diver to go to the PIAA Championships since Lori Haddick in 1989. She was the first district gold medalist for the program since the 1998 200 freestyle relay team.
The Seton Catholic girls basketball team was eliminated from the PIAA District 2 Class A championships with a 69-58, overtime loss to Bishop O’Reilly.
Bridgette Tigue forced overtime with a three-pointer with 29 seconds remaining. Seton leading scorers Laine Sheerer and Kelly Tracy each fouled out in regulation. Sheerer finished with 14 points in the third quarter and 19 overall. Tigue finished with 12 points.
Seton Catholic was forced to play the game without senior captain Melissa Reynolds, who was held out because of an illness.
For the second straight season, the Seton Catholic girls basketball team won the PIAA District 2 Class A championship with a 61-40 win over Old Forge.
Seton Catholic, 18-2, was led by the trio of Megan Tigue, Nicole Kovaleski and Patty Reddington. Tigue finished with a game-high 22 points while Kovaleski and Reddington chipped in 14 and 10, respectively. Seton went on to play Mansfield at King’s College in the first round of the state tournament.
John Licata, a former Pittston Area district champion who transferred to Wyoming Seminary, placed third in the nation in the 170-pound division at the national tournament for prep schools at Lehigh University.
Licata lost a heart-breaker in the final seconds of the first round but fought back to win four straight matches to each this bronze. Licata finished the season at 17-2 and set a Wyoming Seminary record for most wins in a season.
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