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Misericordia men use size advantage to defeat King’s in Freedom Conference hoops

DALLAS — Tony Harding knew he’d have a opportunity to make some plays Wednesday night. Standing at 6-foot-5, the sophomore forward was taller than all but three members of the King’s men’s basketball team and each one of the Monarchs’ starters. Facing a smaller lineup, he’d have a chance to feast both in the paint […]

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College Corner: Holy Redeemer grad Darius Washington stepping up for Eastern basketball

Darius Washington has had a solid season with the Eastern men’s basketball team, but he really stepped it up in back-to-back games for the Eagles last week. The 6-foot-1 junior guard, a Holy Redeemer grad, scored a career-high 21 points in an 82-72 loss to Misericordia in a MAC Freedom game on Jan. 10 in […]

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Snow forces postponements of Tuesday’s WVC sporting events

Snow wiped out the entire Wyoming Valley Conference sports schedule on Tuesday, including nine boys basketball games. The following boys basketball games were moved to Wednesday: MMI Prep at Holy Redeemer; Pittston Area at Berwick; and Northwest at Wyoming Seminary. Other games rescheduled are: Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area, 1 p.m. Saturday; Crestwood at Wyoming Area, […]

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Snow forces postponements of Tuesday’s WVC sporting events

Snow wiped out the entire Wyoming Valley Conference sports schedule on Tuesday, including nine boys basketball games. The following boys basketball games were moved to Wednesday: MMI Prep at Holy Redeemer; Pittston Area at Berwick; and Northwest at Wyoming Seminary. Other games rescheduled are: Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area, 1 p.m. Saturday; Crestwood at Wyoming Area, […]

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Chapter one: Misercordia men’s volleyball to play first-ever game Friday

DALLAS — College athletics are in Robert Wingert’s blood. The first-year Misericordia head men’s volleyball coach has been around college athletics his entire life. And now, at just 23 years old, he’s taking another step deeper into the family business. Wingert’s father, Phil, has been with Wilkes University for the last 36 years, including 27 […]

Comments - 11:30 pm

Local Roundup: Records go down in Wyoming Seminary, Dallas girls swimming dual meet

Wyoming Seminary’s Skylar Roerig and Dallas’ Abby Zolner each broke school records in the Blue Knights’ 51-43 girls swimming victory Friday afternoon. Roerig’s record-breaking victory in the 100 free (54.07 seconds) was one of three wins to pace Wyoming Seminary. She also swam the first leg of the first-place 200 medley and 400 free relay […]

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Wilkes-Barre Area School District mulls merging athletic teams

PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board was told Monday night that the viability of several sports programs could be in jeopardy based on the findings of a committee of district athletic directors, administrators and board members. The presentation came as the school district continued its plan to merge Coughlin and Meyers high schools […]

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Living the dream: Dallas alum Jonathan Sabatini volunteering at Winter Olympics

Imagine celebrating your 21st birthday in South Korea. Then take it one step further. You’re celebrating your 21st birthday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics after volunteering at the Games. That’s how Jonathan Sabatini, a 2015 Dallas graduate, will be spending his birthday. The Ithaca College sports management major […]

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Local Roundup: Tony Caravaggio and Mikail Krochta lead boys swimming past Wyoming Area

Tony Caravaggio and Mikail Krochta paced the Dallas boys swim team to a 87-30 road victory at Wyoming Area Thursday afternoon. Caravaggio and Krochta were both three-time winners. Caravaggio finished first in the 500 free and 100 fly and was on the first-place 200 medley relay team. Krochta was also on the 200 medley relay […]

Comments - 9:39 pm

Times Leader Sports Report: We’re back for the new year

WILKES-BARRE — In the latest Times Leader Sports Report podcast, host DJ Eberle, John Erzar, Paul Sokoloski, Derek Levarse, Tom Venesky, Michael Reich and Joe Soprano discuss Wyoming Valley Conference football, boys basketball and field hockey, Penn State football, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the outdoors, the NFL, NBA and more. Rundown — Open: DJ and John discuss […]

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