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Letter to the Editor: High school senior pitches platform for improved Forty Fort

My name is Dominic J. Butchko. I am an 18-year-old senior in high school who is running for Forty Fort Borough Council.As a registered Democrat, I am seeking the Democratic nomination, but I am also seeking the Republican nomination as a write-in. Nothing is more important to me then breaking down party barriers, and nothing is stronger in achieving this than having the confidence of both parties.

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Hanover Area survives MMI Prep

Christian Pack’s bases-loaded single in the sixth inning jump-started Hanover’s six-run outburst in a 10-9 win over MMI Prep in WVC baseball on Monday.The Preppers loaded the bases in the seventh inning, but a 4-6-3 double play, followed by a fly to right field left the tying run stranded on third.Hanover’s Pack went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. John Morgan recorded a double (2-4) with 3 RBI and Jake Peters was 1 for 2 with a double and 1 RBI.Sam Harm...

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Local schedule

Tuesday, May 5IL BASEBALLGwinnett at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m.HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL(4:15 p.m.)GAR at NorthwestMeyers at Holy RedeemerMMI Prep at Hanover AreaWyoming Seminary at NanticokeWyoming Valley West at BerwickHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL(4:15 p.m.)Dallas at Nanticoke...

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Nick Klimchok, Tyler Klienbach are Wyoming Valley West’s one-two punch in win

Nick Klimchok made 32 assists and Tyler Klienbach pounded 13 kills as Wyoming Valley West swept Berwick, 25-11, 25-18, 25-15 in a high school boys volleyball match Monday at Berwick.Klienbach added 11 service points and blocked seven shots to spark the Spartans.Joe Burridge finished with 11 service points, including two aces, and made three kills for Valley West. Klimchok also had two aces among his nine service points.Holy Redeemer 3, Tunkhannock 0...

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Dylan Gearinger, Bulldogs edge Wyoming Valley West

Dylan Gearinger captured three individual events and the Berwick Bulldogs needed very one of them to edge Wyoming Valley West, 75-74 in a high school boys track and field meet Monday at Berwick.Gearinger won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs and the Bulldogs took eight of the top nine spots in those events to pull out victory.Holden Reigel won the high jump with a leap of 6-feet to pull out the final event for the 5-1 Bulldogs, who remained on the heels of unbeaten Cou...

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Warriors’ Curry voted NBA’s MVP

OAKLAND, Calif. — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.He had felt like this in the past. When he barely received any scholarship offers out of high school. Or when some questioned whether his game could translate from tiny Davidson College to the NBA, or those times sitting in a doctor’s office searching for answers on how to fix his troublesome right ankle.Curry could let it all out and laugh now. It was time to cele...

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Shannon Keating’s grand slam boosts Hanover Area over Northwest

Shannon Keating blasted a grand slam to break open a tie game in the top of the fifth inning, lifting Hanover Area over Northwest 7-3 in a high school girls softball game played Monday at Hanover Area.The blow came after Maggie Murphy put the Rangers ahead 2-0 with a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning.Michelle McNair added a double for the Hawkeyes and Shelby Monk had a pair of hits in the victory. Mary Kate Penczkowski struck out six and earned the victory...

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Abby Favata drives in 4, Berwick rolls past Pittston Area

HUGHESTOWN — Berwick took advantage of three Pittston Area errors to plate five runs in the opening frame as the Bulldogs rolled past the Patriots, 14-1, in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 softball.Abby Favata’s bases-clearing hit in the second inning gave Moriah Lynn enough run support as the senior hurled a five-inning, three-hitter with four strikeouts for the win.Berwick (7-3) remains one game back of Hazleton Area, while Pittston falls to 3-8.

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Jack Robbins and Dallas work out a comeback district tennis victory

TUNKHANNOCK — Jack Robbins had three days to construct his comeback.When the skies greyed and delivered a quick-moving downpour that made conditions too slick to continue on Friday, it gave the Dallas top singles player a breather after dropping the first set. Like anyone living in California, rain was his saving grace – Robbins went back to the drawing board.Robbins won the deciding match to lead fifth-seeded Dallas to a 3-1 victory over No. 4 Tunkhannock in...

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ Reid McNeill’s physical play sets him apart from a crowded blueline

After not playing for almost two months due to an injury, there was a point during Game 3 against Syracuse when Reid McNeill knew he was back to full strength.It came at the end of the first period when McNeill dropped the gloves with Crunch forward Carter Ashton.“I wasn’t going to do it if I didn’t feel ready,” said McNeill, who had 121 penalty minutes during the regular season to lead all Penguin defensemen. “But I was confident with my bo...

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