Past and current WBS Pens coaches and players tee up for charity

DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — There was a common bond that reunited former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins players and coaches for a charity golf tournament on Monday. Sure, they all spent time playing or coaching for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the chance to raise money for the Penguins GOALS Foundation was something everyone was behind. Still, there was another factor that […]

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WBS Penguins announce schedule for 2017-18 season

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will face a handful of new opponents in the 2017-18 season. Seven to be exact. The American Hockey League released team schedules on Tuesday and the Penguins will open the season on Oct. 7 – a week earlier than last year, at home against the Charlotte Checkers. In addition to Charlotte, which […]

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Enforcer Tom Sestito hopes to end his career with Penguins

When the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired physical winger Ryan Reaves in a trade last month, Tom Sestito thought his time with the organization had come to an end. Now, Sestito hopes he can finish out his career with the Penguins. One of several players signed by Pittsburgh on July 1, Sestito will return for a third […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins make lots of moves on 1st day of NHL Free Agency

Entering his seventh season of pro hockey, Garrett Wilson finally has something that has eluded him for much of his career. Job security. The 26-year old winger broke into the pro ranks on a three-year entry level deal after being drafted by the Florida Panthers in 2009. After that, Wilson has played under one-year contracts, […]

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Wheeling Nailers to hold open tryouts in Wilkes-Barre

All it took was a visit to Wilkes-Barre during the playoffs in April to change Jeff Christian’s mind. The Wheeling Nailers head coach intended to hold an open tryout for the this summer at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Pittsburgh. But then Christian, who worked with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coaches during the playoffs, saw the […]

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WBS Pens players bond as Pittsburgh’s Black Aces

CRANBERRY TWP. — After a fast-paced morning practice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Garrett Wilson cooled down at his locker stall. Across the room, Tom Sestito checked messages on his phone, Jean-Sebastien Dea joked with Daniel Sprong and a handful of other players hung up their gear. While the practice session meant the players […]

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Pittsburgh players share fond memories of time with WBS Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Brian Dumoulin feels fortunate to be playing in his second Stanley Cup finals in just his second full year in the NHL. But he’s also appreciative for the place that gave him his start. As Dumoulin and his Pittsburgh teammates hope to raise the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive year, he hasn’t […]

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Former WBS Pen Carter Rowney ready for first Stanley Cup final with Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Playing under the first year of his first NHL contract, Carter Rowney witnessed quite a few “firsts” this season. He earned his first call-up to the Pittsburgh Penguins and played his first NHL game on Jan. 31. On March 17, Rowney scored his first NHL and on May 14 he and his wife […]

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Lisa Kostopoulos provides stability in a hockey household

Shortly after Lisa Kostopoulos married her husband, Tom, she immediately prepared herself for the uncertainties that come with being wed to a pro hockey player. “I got a dog the next day,” she said. Lisa knew that her husband’s career likely meant he would be away quite a bit and it would be hard to […]

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WBS Penguins to face seven new opponents in the 2017-18 season

Several of the visiting teams facing the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Mohegan Sun Arena next season will have a new look. On Thursday, the American Hockey League unveiled its new alignment for the 2017-18 season that includes several changes to the Penguins’ division and opponents. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will remain in the Atlantic Division, which will now […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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