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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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Brent Honeywell shut the door for Durham in National Championship Game

MOOSIC — Brent Honeywell wanted to pitch Game 1 in both the Governors’ Cup first round and finals. Instead he pitched in Game 4 against the Indianapolis Indians and Game 3 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Ideally he would have liked to get the start in the Triple-A National Championship Game, but he’d have to settle […]

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Kean Wong powers Durham to Triple-A National Championship Game win

MOOSIC — There had never been a grand slam in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Until Tuesday. And it came off the bat of one the most unlikely players in the Durham Bulls’ lineup, Kean Wong. Facing a two-run deficit in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Bulls second baseman lifted a fastball over […]

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Triple-A National Championship Notebook: IL president Randy Mobley happy with turnout

MOOSIC — It was still over an hour until first pitch and fans were working their way through the front gates of PNC Field, but Randy Mobley was happy with what he was seeing. After months of planning, stressing and hard work, the Triple-A National Championship Game was finally here. “This is going to sound […]

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Triple-A National Championship is finally here and the RailRiders front office is ready

MOOSIC — Josh Olerud is ready. David Abrams is ready. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders front office and game day staffs are ready. All the preparation is over. It’s finally game day. The Triple-A National Championship Game is here. “Everything’s setting up for a fantastic day and we wish Durham and Memphis a lot of luck, although […]

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Durham Bulls look to represent the IL with pride in National Championship Game

MOOSIC — To Jake Bauers, Tuesday night is about pride. Bauers and the rest of the Durham Bulls laid it all on the line in the Governors’ Cup Finals to beat the defending champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders for the right to represent the International League in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Now the Bulls get the […]

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WVC in the Minors: Tunkhannock grad Mike Papi on fire for Triple-A Columbus

Tunkhannock grad Mike Papi is red-hot coming into the final weekend of Triple-A Columbus’ season. The outfielder has picked up a pair of hits and at least an RBI in each of the last three games, prior to Saturday’s tilt against Louisville. Batting fifth for the Clippers on Friday, Papi singled twice, walked once, scored […]

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Local Roundup: Berwick girls soccer blanks Nanticoke, 9-0

Berwick’s Cassidy Eckert scored four goals and had one assist to lead the the Bulldogs to a 9-0 win over the Nanticoke girls soccer team. Lydia Traugh scored three goals and had two assists. Maddison Coolbaugh and Lexi Gearhart both scored a goal each. H.S. BOYS SOCCER Meyers 8, MMI Prep 1 Meyers’ had seven […]

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GAR’s Shakir Soto playing for an NFL spot Thursday vs. Cardinals

Thursday night’s tilt against the Arizona Cardinals will be the biggest game of Shakir Soto’s life. Bigger than when his Pitt team beat the eventual national champion Clemson Tigers last November. Or in-state rival Penn State in September. There was that time he played at Yankee Stadium, too. Bigger than any of his wins at […]

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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 […]

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