News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Large crowd watches Patriots edge Warriors, 2-1, at PNC Field http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-localsports/153148072/Large-crowd-watches-Patriots-edge-Warriors-2-1-at-PNC-Field MOOSIC – Wyoming Area raced out to the division lead and immediately started thinking about winning titles this season.With a young lineup – six sophomores started Sunday night's Andy Ashby Game – Pittston Area struggled at the outset and had to set different goals. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:25:12 EST RailRiders and Rob Refsnyder roll over PawSox http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153142653/RailRiders-roll-over-PawSox MOOSIC —Rob Refsnyder had been struggling for the of the first month of the season with his batting average under .200 before Saturday's doubleheader against Pawtucket. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:18 EST Taking over a strong team presents different challenges for WVC coaches http://timesleader.com/news/hssoftball/153140085/Taking-over-a-strong-team-presents-different-challenges New coaches always have their challenges. Inheriting a winning program is one of them.As odd as it might sound, taking over a perennial power can be just as difficult as fixing a perennial doormat. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:12 EST Athlete of the week: Jenna Lipowski http://timesleader.com/news/hssoftball/153139430/Athlete-of-the-week:-Jenna-Lipowski Name: Jenna LipowskiYear: Soph.Sport: SoftballSchool: Nanticoke H.S.Family: Karen (mom), Marc Lipowski; Amanda (sister) Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:44 EST Former NBA champion Billy Thompson speaks at Perspective Church in Pittston http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153142267/A-champion-of-God-now PITTSTON — The first word Billy Thompson said as a young child was “ball.” Since then, Thompson has used a ball to etch his name in NBA and NCAA lore. But now, Thompson is all about getting across the word of God by using his experiences as a professional athlete. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:37 EST Penguins plan to stay together http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/153145122/Penguins-plan-to-stay-together PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin does not plan to leave the team that drafted him. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:31 EST League gets ready for a new challenge http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153147173/League-gets-ready-for-a-new-challenge Moosic, Pa. – This league's up for a real challenge.The Wyoming Valley Challenger Little League will play its entire schedule at PNC Field this year, marking the first time the league has played a full schedule of game at the home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:28 EST Busch gets something to celebrate http://timesleader.com/news/autoracing/153145801/Busch-gets-something-to-celebrate RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:23 EST Howard’s flash of old power sparks Phillies http://timesleader.com/news/mlb/153146374/Howards-flash-of-old-power-sparks-Phillies PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Howard was one of baseball's most potent sluggers, the kind that frayed pitcher's nerves and helped turn Philadelphia into perennial pennant contenders.Once feared, Howard now faces criticism that he's finished. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:22 EST Baltimore rips into Red Sox http://timesleader.com/news/mlb/153144980/Baltimore-rips-into-Red-Sox BALTIMORE — Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles received a bounce-back pitching performance from Bud Norris in an 18-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:17 EST Pittston Area makes most of opportunities, downs rival Wyoming Area http://timesleader.com/news/hsbaseball/153147837/Fagotti-fires-his-way-to-Ashby-Award MOOSIC – Pittston Area's John Fagotti limited Wyoming Area's opportunities with his efficient pitching performance.The Patriots made the most of the opportunities they received from miscues by the Warriors. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:16 EST Old Forge claims Trojan Classic http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153147657/Old-Forge-claims-Trojan-Classic Mario Monacelli went 3-for-3 Sunday and scored a run as Old Forge defeated Nanticoke Area, 7-1 in the championship game of the Trojan Classic.In the consolation game, Dallas edged Lake-Lehman, 4-3.Monacelli received the Steve Bilko Award as the tournament's most valuable player. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:13 EST