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No. 1 Kentucky holds off No. 4 Louisville 58-50

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There were moments when top-ranked Kentucky could have blinked against No. 4 Louisville with its veterans battling second-half foul trouble and shooting woes.The Wildcats didn’t because freshman guard Tyler Ulis stepped up with a career-best 14-point performance made more impressive by the fact he achieved it despite a bandaged right eye that made blinking difficult.“I was more excited than nervous because it was my first away game,...

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Caught on Camera

Since we first ran photos of a pair of piebald fawns that John Duda photographed in his White Haven backyard, readers have asked for updates on if the fawns made it through deer season.They did.Duda took these photos on Dec. 20 as they were bedded down. Because he has seen them so often, Duda suspects the fawns, which are both button bucks, are utilizing his property as a safe haven. It’s working, and it will be interesting to see what the pair of piebald fawns loo...

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Chorney happy to be positive

Taylor Chorney doesn’t take much of the credit for his team-leading plus-15 rating.After posting a negative plus-minus in four of his first six AHL seasons, Chorney is on track to post a career-high this year. The turnaround isn’t the result of anything Chorney has done differently, he said, but the benefit of playing on a good team.“It’s not like I’m doing anything super extraordinary,” Chorney said. “It just feels right playing...

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No baloney, Maloney leads Tigers

EXETER — Four Tunkhannock players reached double figures led by Tony Maloney’s 22 points as the Tigers topped Wyoming Area 72-56 on Saturday afternoon in boys basketball action.Eric Stramer’s added 18 points for the Tigers, while Ryan Ell followed with 15 and Austin Yanora chipped in 13 points.Wyoming Area’s Jeremy Zezza led all scorers with 25 points, while Evan Musto added 11.MMI Prep 35, Benton 33 ...

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Lions rally from Dieffenbach injury

NEW YORK — This was more than just a gut punch. It was a blow that Penn State almost didn’t recover from.The Nittany Lions were driving at the end of the first quarter in Saturday’s Pinstripe Bowl as Christian Hackenberg hit Chris Godwin for a third-down conversion.The players went to head to the other end of the field for the quarter change. Miles Dieffenbach wasn’t able to follow.The senior captain at left guard had to be helped off t...

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A fitting way to send out PSU seniors

NEW YORK — This time, it wasn’t an 18-tackle game or making a play that helped save the day for Penn State that made Mike Hull smile.It wasn’t even a dominating day for his Nittany Lions defense.But the final finish to a strife-filled career made Hull feel every bit as elated as if he’d just made the game-clinching stop at the goal line.Because that 31-30 victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl felt like the biggest reward in ...

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Washington paces Royals to McGrane title

WILKES-BARRE — The Catholic Youth Center is supposed to be a neutral site for the annual Robert McGrane Boys Basketball Tournament.It doesn’t work that way for Holy Redeemer’s Darius Washington.In the building where he grew up playing basketball, Washington scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Royals to a 71-65 victory over Hanover Area and the championship game Saturday night.Washington also finished with 10 rebounds, posting his second ...

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Pens take away positives from loss

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Of the 18 skaters who suited up for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday, a third of them were in Wheeling when the season started.Four others were healthy scratches on opening night.And the Bridgeport Sound Tigers didn’t mind one bit.The Sound Tigers scored three times in the second period as the Penguins were shutout for the second night in a row, 5-0. The loss is the Penguins third in their last four games, but head...

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In pursuit of a lightweight purse

I’m always amazed by what women carry in their handbags. And the fact that men don’t carry much in their journey of life, turning to women instead and asking, “Do you happen to have an aspirin? Or a tissue. Or a Band Aid.And guess what? In goes our hand and out comes the requested object.Because you never know when you might need…. (fill in blank with stupid items you are presently carrying in your purse). Horrors! Do you even know what is in your...

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Land and water, past and present, 2014 was a busy year

There are no limits as to what to expect with the outdoors, and 2014 was no exception. The past year took us over the land and across the water for stories. We delved into the life of the snowshoe hare with a Pennsylvania Game Commission biologist, banded Canada geese and checked on wood duck boxes on the ponds of State Game Lands 13.We also hit the water, joining the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission study channel catfish and muskies as well as conduct a fish salvage operation...

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