Katie Kravitsky’s high jump lifts Dallas over Pittston Area in girls track and field

DALLAS — The track had been shut down for the night – and, for competitive purposes, the season.The Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 girls track and field title was still to be decided in the final event of the final meet of the regular season.Katie Kravitsky finally separated Dallas from Pittston Area once and for all, winning the high jump and lifting the Mountaineers to a 79-71 victory Tuesday in the battle of unbeaten teams.With Kravitsky o...

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Nanticoke volleyball sweeps Hazleton

Eddie Lukowski had 27 assists to go with his three kills, two blocks, three digs and two aces as Nanticoke beat Hazleton Area 3-0 on Tuesday in WVC boys volleyball play.The Trojans won by scores of 25-12, 25-7, 25-12 to improve to 9-2 in the league.Matt Winters recorded seven kills, five blocks and three digs, while Robert Burke chipped in with three kills and two blocks in the win.Coughlin 3, Hanover Area 0Robert Zbierski turned in...

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Hazleton Area boys track tops Tunkhannock

Stefan Scalleat finished first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was part of the first-place 400 relay as Hazleton Area rolled past Tunkhannock 86.5-63.5 in Wyoming Valley Conference boys track Tuesday.With the win, Hazleton Area stays in the hunt for the WVC Division 1 title at 6-1 behind Coughlin. The Crusaders will face Berwick on Wednesday.Ben Tidball took first in the 1,600 and 3,200 run for the Tigers.GIRLS TRACKHaz...

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Local schedule

Wednesday, May 6IL BASEBALLGwinnett at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10:35 a.m.HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL(4:15 p.m.)Pittston Area at Hazleton AreaTunkhannock at Lake-LehmanWyoming Area at DallasWyoming Valley West at CoughlinHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL(4:15 p.m.)Berwick at CrestwoodPittston Area at ...

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bats silenced by Atlanta Braves prospect Matt Wisler

MOOSIC — Less than a week ago, the RailRiders faced Gwinnett right-hander Matt Wisler and lit up the 22-year-old prospect.Wisler, who was acquired by the Braves from San Diego in the Craig Kimbrel trade prior to the start of the season, allowed seven runs to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in just 4 1/3 innings on April 29.On Tuesday night at PNC Field, Wisler, who was rated at the Padres’ No. 1 prospect by Baseball America prior to the campaign and is currently the Br...

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Wyoming Seminary falls District 2 Class 2A Boys Tennis Team Championship

WILKES-BARRE — Parity is not tennis’ strong suit.For the seventh time in a row, two familiar foes stood guard on the tennis court to determine the best in District 2 Class 2A boys tennis team championship. As predictable as almost any other championship pairing in the district, Wyoming Seminary and Scranton Prep made it through the tournament to the final round.Unlike the other years, Tuesday didn’t turn out to be quite the head-turning match that tenni...

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Wyoming Area girls, boys cap off unbeaten season with claim to WVC track titles

LEHMAN TWP. — At some point during the season, Wyoming Area coach Joe Pizano noticed a new attitude enveloping his girls track and field team.It revolved around a sudden quest for perfection.That desire all came pouring out Tuesday, when Bree Bednarski and Haley Stackhouse each won two individual events to whisk Wyoming Area to its first Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 title in at least 17 years with an 84-66 victory over Lake-Lehman in a battle of teams racin...

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Letter to the Editor: What’s the bottom line on minimum wage increase?

I would like to see the minimum wage raised.I am not an economist but have studied a few paycheck stubs in my time.Fred Aherns, in a May 4 letter to the editor, cites a Chicago Federal Reserve study saying that a $1 increase in the minimum wage will result in $2,800 increase in annual household spending. That comes to $53.80 more in my weekly net pay. At $7.25, I earned $290 per week. At $8.25, I’m at $330, so I must must put in a little over an hour to ge...

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Pats tackle Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer.He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on his left tackle to protect him.But after a team physical at the New England Patriots voluntary team activities last spring, Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer.The impact didn’t sink in at first. For a while, he thought he might not be able to play a full season....

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Letter to the Editor: Candidate for Jenkins Township supervisor states his case to voters

My name is Joseph Sperrazza, and I am seeking the office of Jenkins Township supervisor. For the past four months, I have had the privilege to meet many residents during my door-to-door campaign.My conversations with the township’s residents revealed many concerns, some of which include: road conditions, storm runoff, blighted properties, access to natural gas, and the removal of unsightly culm banks.As a candidate, I fully understand that these residents’ co...

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