Weather still affecting WVC baseball teams as April ends

We can forgive WVC baseball coaches and players for perhaps getting a little queasy on Thursday.Even the briefest bit of snow flurries on April 23 is enough to provoke that sort of reaction, especially on the heels of yet another long winter in Luzerne County.Here, at the end of the fourth week of April, most WVC teams were just about fully thawed and consistently playing actual, live baseball games outdoors.Though only one game was postponed Thursday, this un...

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Berwick slips past MMI Prep, 3-2, in boys tennis

It was the doubles play that proved to be the difference in Berwick’s 3-2 win over MMI Prep in WVC boys tennis on Friday.Nick Oliver and Giuseppe Barratta won their No. 1 doubles match 6-2, 6-2. Roopesh Kumar and Jake Demler took No. 2 doubles 6-3, 6-4.Luke Whitenight won No. 1 singles in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.Hazleton Area 3, Pittston Area 2Singles wins by Wister Yuhas and Nico Makuta and a doubles victory by Chris Kovalick...

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Hazleton Area baseball edges Wyoming Area

WEST PITTSTON — Joe Baran went the distance and struck out seven as Hazleton Area handed Wyoming Area its first WVC loss of the season, beating the Warriors 3-2 at Atlas Field.Baran hasn’t been hitting for the Cougars (5-1 WVC) in the past few games, but he was strong on the mound, holding the Warriors (7-1) to five hits.Dave Klein had two hits in the win. Joe Gavenonis also pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run and added two hits at the plate...

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Former NBA champ, Billy Thompson, to speak at Perspective Church in Pittston on Sunday

PITTSTON — Billy Thompson, who won the 1986 National Championship as a member of Louisville’s men’s basketball team and later played in the NBA, will speak at the Perspective Church, 66 Broad St., Pittston at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 26.Thompson and his wife Cynthia are pastors at the Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church in Boca Raton, Florida. The two travel the country spreading their word.Thompson’s message on Sunday will be re...

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Mariah Lynn leads Berwick’s charge in win over Wyoming Area

Mariah Lynn was a force, going 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and two RBI in Berwick’s 5-3 win in WVC softball on Friday.In the pitching circle, Lynn threw seven innings, striking out four and giving up 10 hits and three runs for the Bulldogs.Wyoming Area’s Bree Bednarski doubled while Sarah Coolbaugh and Heather Nametko and Kristi Skok each record an RBI.Dallas 3, Pittston Area 2The Mountaineers’ run in the seven...

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Seminary too Quick for Lehman

LEHMAN — Wyoming Seminary proved to be too Quick for Lake-Lehman Friday afternoon.Alexis Quick scored three goals and the Blue Knights used their speed to run past the host Black Knights, 9-4, in a battle between the Wyoming Valley Conference’s divisional leaders.“We’re at our best when we’re fast-paced and aggressive,” Quick said. “That’s really when we shine.“It really works in our favor.”...

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Jenna Lipowski provides big hit in Nanticoke Area’s WVC girls softball victory over Hazleton Area

HAZLETON — In the beginning, Jenna Lipowski had trouble making the connection on a couple of defensive plays that may have prevented a run.Given a chance to make up for it, she didn’t miss.Lipowski launched a long, bases-clearing single to cap a six-run second-inning rally Friday and Venessa Tocket kept coming through in the clutch with three more RBI as Nanticoke Area finally knocked off Hazleton Area, 7-3 at windy and chilly Hazleton Area High School....

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Red Sox prospects come up big in win over RailRiders

MOOSIC — It has been made public recently that many teams have interest in Boston prospects Blake Swihart and Henry Owens and would like to get them as part of a trade.What’s also become known is that the Red Sox don’t want to lose Swihart, the top catcher, and Owens, a promising pitcher, in their system.The RailRiders saw up close on a chilly Friday night at PNC Field why teams are clamoring over both.The 23-year-old Swihart reached base fou...

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Harden, Howard lead Rockets to win

DALLAS — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.The MVP candidate played a dominating role after deferring to Howard and role players in the first two wins, putting the Rockets on the verge of their first playoff series victory since Howard joined Harden two years ago.The high-scori...

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins roll past Syracuse Crunch in Game 1 of AHL Playoffs

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Coming into Friday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Kasperi Kapanen was in a drought. He hadn't scored in five playoff games, granted those contests were in his native Finland just before he came over to North America earlier this month. But when Friday's game ended, Kapanen may have just started...

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