King’s fall to Susquehanna in men’s lax

Carmen Roroha and Nick Reardon both scored three goals with one assist as the visiting Susquehanna University men’s lacrosse team posted a 11-7 victory over King’s College Saturday at Mccarthy Stadium.With the win Susquehanna improved to 2-1 while King’s slipped to 0-2.King’s built a 2-0 lead after one period on goals by Kyle Wilk and A.J. Bungert. But Susquehanna outscored the Monarchs 6-1 in the second period, led by two scores from Reardon, to ...

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Abington Heights too much for Hazleton Area in District 2 Class 4A boys basketball title game

SCRANTON — Hazleton Area mounted two big comebacks in the District 2 Class 4A boys basketball title game, but one last run by Abington Heights proved to be the clincher in a 51-45 victory Saturday afternoon at Lackawanna College.The Comets began the fourth quarter by outscoring the Cougars 11-2 to stretch their lead to 49-37 with 3:38 left in the game, but the Hazleton Area answered by scoring eight consecutive points over the next two-and-a-half minutes to cut the deficit to...

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Madison Ashby and Scranton Prep back in state tournament after topping Nanticoke Area

THROOP — Right from the start, Madison Ashby and the Scranton Prep Classics were on a mission.After missing their shot at a third straight District 2 title, they weren’t about to miss out on the state tournament, too.“We definitely had a chip on our shoulder,” Ashby said.It showed.Ashby hit the first basket of the game Saturday and Prep was off and running back to the PIAA girls basketball playoffs with a 64-36 victory over N...

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A new threat to bears

It’s not a pretty sight, but it’s one that’s becoming more common in parts of the state.The Pennsylvania Game Commission has launched a study looking at the occurrence of mange in black bears, hoping to find out the prevalence of the skin disease. A graduate student from the University of Georgia will work with the agency to identify a technique to determine prevalence, and the Game Commission has already identified several hotspots in the state where the skin dis...

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Small game winter survival techniques

Last week I pruned an apple tree and let the cut limbs lay scattered around the trunk.Four days later, the succulent buds were nipped off and the bark was gnawed away, exposing the greenish-white cambium layer.The hard crust of frozen snow and ice yielded no tracks, but droppings scattered around the branches indicated that rabbits quickly took advantage of the late winter food source.While much of our focus during a hard winter is on the survival of big game ...

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A calling to make the calls

Like many 15-year-olds with an interest in hockey, Matt Proski and Clay Kimsal dream about being in the NHL.But not as players.Proski and Kimsal want to become pro hockey officials, and before last Saturday’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins game at the Mohegan Sun Arena they both got a taste of what’s it like to be on the ice with those who wear the striped shirts.

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District 2 boys basketball glance

BOYS BASKETBALLRecords are overall. Teams in all but Class 4A were seeded based on league records.CLASS 4A(One team to states)Wednesday, Feb. 18Scranton 74, Wyoming Valley West 63Williamsport 64, Delaware Valley 34...

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Making the Team

Throughout their careers, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin players had to prove themselves at various levels and tryout for a team or two. Not every tryout went their way and the experience often provided a learning lesson that would be applied throughout their careers. Each week we’ll ask a Penguin player to look back at some of their tryouts over the years and what they learned from the experience.Player: Tom KuhnhacklAge: ...

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Caught on Camera

Walter Gulitus didn’t have a zoom lens on his trail camera, but it sure looks like it. This bear apparently was so curious about Gulitus’ trail camera that he wanted a close-up look and even wanted to see what was inside.The bear didn’t damage the camera - aside from a nose print on the lens, and instead left Gulitus with a one-of-a-kind image. The photo was taken last October in Mountain Top, and while it’s likely that the bear has been spending the last fe...

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Wyoming Valley West’s Cody Cordes claims gold at Class 3A Northeast Regional

BETHLEHEM — Cody Cordes has accomplished a lot in his storied career with Wyoming Valley West.One thing that has always eluded the senior is a regional championship.Not anymore.Cordes grabbed the elusive Class 3A Northeast Regional 160-pound title on Saturday night and did so with a fall, one of just two in the 14 championship finals.“It was definitely a goal this year to come down here and be a regional champ,” Cordes said. “...

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