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WVC in the Minors: Tunkhannock grad Mike Papi promoted back to Triple-A

Tunkhannock grad Mike Papi was promoted to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. This is his second stint with the Clippers this season. Papi registered four hits in his first three games with Columbus. He was 2 for 4 with two runs scored on Thursday. The former Tigers star is sporting a four-game win streak heading into […]

Comments - 4:35 pm

Abbigail Schultz, of Swoyersville, sings national anthem at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Abbigail Schultz has been going to the Little League Baseball World Series for seven years, regularly attending the Grand Slam Parade and taking in the tournament’s opening day. After Friday night, Schultz has a new favorite memory of the world’s largest youth sporting event. The 14-year-old from Swoyersville was on the field […]

Comments - 7:16 am - updated: 12:08 pm.

King’s College announces Adam Healey as new wrestling coach

WILKES-BARRE — It took Ned McGinley 48 years to decide not to coach the King’s College wrestling program anymore. And it took the icon just three seasons of mentoring Adam Healey to realize that his replacement was right under his nose. “Adam has the right demeanor to be a good coach. He has a good […]

Comments - 6:42 pm

Pittston Area grad Brandon Matthews finding success as pro

No matter how far Brandon Matthews travels in pursuit of his developing career as a touring professional golfer, the two-way connection with his fans, many from the Greater Pittston area, remains. Matthews has immediate reassurance that people are watching his scores and encouragement to keep grinding. In a different era, the pursuit could be a […]

Comments - 2:40 pm

Wyoming Seminary grad Kat Sharkey a spark for US women’s field hockey in Pan American Cup opener

MANHEIM — The U.S. women’s field hockey team is off to a flying start at the Pan American Cup, and Wyoming Seminary graduate Kat Sharkey is the biggest reason why. Sharkey opened the scoring quickly and went on to post a hat trick Saturday night when the United States shut out Mexico, 6-0, in the […]

Comments - 10:11 pm

Youth movement at Potentate Golf Tournament

DALLAS — The Potentate Golf Tournament might be turning into a young man’s event. All four championship flight quarterfinals on Saturday at Irem Country Club pitted youngsters against proven veterans. Two of those matches were won by the teams of 20-somethings with the teams of Tyler McGarry and Mariano Medico, and Jon Wilson and Ryan […]

Comments - 9:22 pm

Back Mountain National keeps rolling; Mtn. Top drops opener

Back Mountain National recorded 21 hits with Zach Paczewski leading the way with four hits, two home runs and five RBI in a 16-10 win over Clarion in 10-11 state baseball action on Monday. Joey Peters finished with four hits, while Jude Nocito and Aiden Burkhardt each had three hits. Nathan Hinsdale finished with two […]

Comments - 11:52 pm

WVC in the Minors: Hazleton Area’s Sal Biasi earns no decision on Wednesday

Hazleton Area grad Sal Biasi picked up a no decision in another impressive outing for the Rookie-level Burlington Royals. The 21-year-old right-hander went five innings and allowed just one run on two hits and three walks on Wednesday. Biasi also struck out five. The former Penn State pitcher has a 2-0 record and 2.03 ERA […]

Comments - 3:00 pm

Back Mountain National wins state opener

Back Mountain National racked up 20 hits en route to a 15-4 win over Bellefonte on Friday in opening round of the Little League 9-11 baseball state tournament at Lehigh Little League in Bethlehem. Zach Paczewski finished 3 for 3 with a home run and five RBI while also picking up the win on the […]

Comments - 12:03 am

Former WVC football star Geno Lewis makes CFL debut

Geno Lewis said earlier this week that his plan for his CFL debut on Thursday was simple. The Montreal Alouettes rookie wide receiver wanted to go out “get some catches” and make some plays. At the end of the day, he did just that. Lewis had three receptions for 47 yards and made a big […]

Comments - 11:49 pm - updated: 11:50 pm.

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