High Schooll football capsules for Friday’s games

Wyoming Valley West (2-5) at Berwick (6-1) 7 p.m. Friday The Coaches: WVW’s Pat Keating (71-28, 9th year); Berwick’s Frank Sheptock (15-5, 2nd year) Last Meeting: Valley West 48-24 in 2016 All-Time Series: Berwick leads 24-17 Quick Fact: Valley West lost 10 in a row to Berwick from 1987-1996. Scouting WVW: The Spartans played one […]

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High School Preview: Improved Dallas heads to Wyoming Area

The boundaries for Dallas and Wyoming Area meet, yet the two schools haven’t really established a neighborhood rivalry. Perhaps because there’s a good amount of wilderness between the two. Perhaps because Dallas is too preoccupied with Back Mountain rival Lake-Lehman. Likewise, Wyoming Area just needs to look across the Susquehanna River to see its most-disliked […]

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Wentz throws 3 TD passes; Eagles beat Panthers to improve to NFC-best 5-1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carson Wentz said he saw some things from the Carolina Panthers he hadn’t seen on film leading to three first-half sacks and plenty of pressure. It didn’t bother the Philadelphia Eagles’ second-year quarterback. Wentz came up big in a huge game, throwing for 222 yards and three touchdowns against one of the […]

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Cubs rally from down 8-4 to top Nationals 9-8 in NLDS Game 5

WASHINGTON — The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning against Washington’s Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game 5. That wild, bat-around fifth inning Thursday night for Chicago included […]

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Long day ends in success for Royals sophomore in D2 tennis tourney

KINGSTON — Camryn Cassetori did not mind switching venues and playing well into Thursday evening. The Holy Redeemer sophomore was just happy to have avoided an early morning match. “It was a very long day,” Cassetori said after rallying in the second set to finish off Hannah Bonk from Dallas, 7-5, 6-3, in the District […]

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Crestwood golf team heading to states after subregional victory

The Crestwood golf team is headed to the PIAA tournament. The District 2 Class 3A champion Comets defeated District 4 winner Selinsgrove 354-390 in a subregional match on Thursday at Eagles Mere Country Club. Crestwood’s Shane Engle led all competitors with an 84. Also scoring for the Comets were Drew Barno (87), C.J. Bono (89) […]

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We know drama? Steelers try to focus on Chiefs, not ‘noise’

PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward walked into the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room earlier this week less than 24 hours removed from a humbling home loss to Jacksonville , his portable speaker blasting a playlist that served as a not so subliminal message for a team in search of good vibes. Al Green was up first, singing […]

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Times Leader Sports Report: The grind toward the postseason continues

WILKES-BARRE — The Times Leader Sports Report is back! In the latest podcast, host DJ Eberle, John Erzar, Derek Levarse, Tom Venesky and Joe Soprano discuss the NFL, Wyoming Valley Conference football, WVC boys soccer, Penn State football, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the outdoors. Rundown — Open: DJ and John discuss the MLB postseason. — A […]

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Powerful presence on WBS Pens blueline this season

Along the far wall of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins locker room inside the Toyota Sportsplex, it’s pretty crowded. Considering most of the Penguins’ top six blueliners this season are over 6-2, it doesn’t leave a lot of room when players are trying to hang up gear. While the abundance of big defensemen on this season’s roster […]

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Cam Newton’s accuracy improving as Panthers prepare for Eagles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton is locked in and on target. Carolina’s quarterback is on a mini-tear entering a Thursday night showdown against the Eagles, completing 77.4 percent of his passes over the last two games for 671 yards with six touchdowns. That’s well above Newton’s career completion percentage of 58.9 percent and last season’s […]

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