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College Corner: Lawson named Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week

It didn’t take long for Lydia Lawson to forget about kicking the ball in the goal and remembering how to put the ball in the basket. Lawson, from Mountain Top (Holy Redeemer), was the leading scorer on the Elizabethtown women’s soccer team last fall. This winter, the 5-foot-3 sophomore guard is averaging 12.7 points a […]

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Lehman grad Moyer named D-III Field Hockey Coach of the Year

University of Scranton field hockey coach Colleen Moyer orchestrated quite a turnaround by the Royals this season, and as a result received prestigious national honors from Synapse Sports. Moyer was named NCAA Division III Coach of the Year by the organization, which promotes field hockey and women’s lacrosse nationally and internationally. Moyer, a graduate of […]

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Steelers rally from 17-point deficit to beat Bengals

CINCINNATI — Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play shortly after Antonio Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass — taking a hit to the head while landing in the end zone — and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback against the Cincinnati Bengals, rallying for a 23-20 victory Monday night. […]

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Penn State’s Saquon Barkley misses the cut for Heisman Trophy finalists

Saquon Barkley had been preparing himself for this to happen. In recent interviews, Penn State’s record-breaking running back had talked about the possibility of not being invited to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, and how he was OK with it. On Monday, it became a reality. Barkley was not one of the three […]

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RailRiders manager Al Pedrique joins Athletics as coach; Yankees announce Aaron Boone hire

Al Pedrique is getting another shot to coach in the bigs. But just not with the New York Yankees. The Oakland Athletics named the former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager their new first base coach on Monday. Pedrique will also work with the infielders, something he did while he was with the RailRiders. The 57-year-old coach goes […]

Comments - 4:51 pm

Parker returns to WVC with different team, similar goals for success

WILKES-BARRE — The last time the Wyoming Valley Conference saw Chris Parker, he was coaching the Holy Redeemer girls basketball team to a third straight state quarterfinal game. The team he’s with now would be thrilled with three consecutive wins. Yet, Parker’s every bit as excited about coaching a rebuilding Hanover Area team as he […]

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Russell Wilson, Seahawks snap Eagles’ nine-game winning streak

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, the last a 15-yard strike to J.D. McKissic with 7:29 left, and the Seattle Seahawks stayed in the NFC playoff hunt with a 24-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Seattle (8-4) snapped Philadelphia’s nine-game winning streak thanks largely to another masterful performance by its […]

Comments - 12:31 am - updated: 12:34 am.

Bourque and Hershey push past WBS Penguins at the finish in overtime

HERSHEY — At least the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins gained a much-needed point. But Chris Bourque and the rival Hershey Bears made a point of their own. They’re not going away anytime soon. In the end, Bourque was too much for the Penguins, working a nifty pass for an assist on a tying third-period goal Sunday before […]

Comments - 9:02 pm

Penn State earns New Year’s Six bid to Fiesta Bowl to play Washington

Plenty of projections had Penn State facing off against Washington in the postseason. Just not in Arizona. The Nittany Lions’ second straight 10-win regular season earned them a second straight berth in a prestigious New Year’s Six game. This time it will be the Fiesta Bowl against Washington, with the game scheduled for 4p.m. on […]

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Harveys Lake resident pursues goal to become a pro bass angler

Cody Cutter burned all of his time off from work this year fishing. The Harveys Lake resident used his days off not so much to vacation at the beach, but to moonlight for his other career. Fishing. Cutter, 24, has been working on becoming a professional bass angler for several years, and this year he […]

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