Riding The Rails Episode 3: Yankees special advisor Nick Swisher

WILKES-BARRE — New York Yankees special adviser Nick Swisher joins host DJ Eberle in the latest episode of the Riding the Rails podcast. The former RailRider discusses everything from his new responsibilities as a special advisor to the organization, his take on this batch of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, a possible future in coaching, being an […]

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Married couple win two separate area 5K races

Seven months ago, they walked down the aisle together and became husband and wife, sharing a special, personal moment. On Sunday, they each ran to victory in two separate local 5K races, sharing a special, competitive moment. Early Sunday morning, Marina Martino topped all runners — male and female — capturing overall honors in the […]

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Bright future ahead for Gleyber Torres despite quiet Yankees debut

Gleyber Torres has been dreaming of Sunday since he first picked up a baseball when he was 4 years old. And he had set two “dreams” for himself early on. First was to sign a professional contract. Torres checked that box when he signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs in July 2013. Fast […]

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L.J. Mazzilli powers RailRiders over Toledo

MOOSIC — L.J. Mazzilli vowed after Friday’s shutout loss to the Toledo Mud Hens that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were going to turn things around. He wasn’t kidding. After falling just short to Toledo (11-4) Saturday, the RailRiders (8-8) avoided the three-game series sweep in a big way on Sunday. And Mazzilli was at the forefront. […]

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SWB RailRiders reliever J.P. Feyereisen: 5 things you might not know about me

J.P. Feyereisen, a 2016 acquisition from the Cleveland Indians out of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is in his second season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Feyereisen pitched three innings of one-run ball against the Toledo Mud Hens on Friday. In five appearances, the right-handed reliever sports a 1-1 record and 3.38 ERA with one save this season. Here […]

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‘Never worked a day in my life,’ Fly tyer Stanley Cooper Jr. passes away

To many in the fly-fishing world, Joe Humphreys is a legend. A hero. The 89-year-old from Boalsburg has taught thousands of anglers how to fly fish. Celebrities such as former vice president Dick Cheney and basketball coach Bobby Knight have requested his presence along the stream. There was even a movie made about Humphreys’ life. […]

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RailRiders Sunday Feature: Abiatal Avelino’s hot start a welcomed surprise

Describing Abiatal Avelino’s hot start as a surprise would be an understatement. The 23-year-old infielder was sporting a .356 batting average and International League-leading 13 RBI heading into Friday’s series opener. But here’s the catch — the career .269 hitter has been batting out of the No. 8 and 9 holes this season and if […]

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New faces make their mark in Blue-White Game

STATE COLLEGE — The danger, Ricky Rahne said, is getting bored in your play-calling. “That’s the one thing I keep telling myself,” Penn State’s new offensive coordinator said after Saturday’s Blue-White Game. “You can’t get bored. You can’t be afraid to call the same play 15, 16 times (in a season). Because it works. You […]

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Blue-White notebook: PSU lands top-100 overall offensive lineman

STATE COLLEGE — Once again, Penn State’s biggest news from Blue-White weekend came off the field. With roughly 160 recruits in town for the event according to coach James Franklin — a larger number than usual thanks to new rules that allow juniors to take official visits during the spring — the Nittany Lions landed […]

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Cramarossa puts Penguins in big hole as Charlotte takes 2-0 series lead

For the longest time, nobody blinked. Then Josiah Didier broke through, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins didn’t have much time left to think. Didier’s goal in the waning minutes Saturday started a three-goal barrage that helped Charlotte overcome Joseph Cramarossa’s second-fastest goal in Penguins playoff history and carried the Checkers to a 4-1 victory over the […]

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