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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 6 Degrees…

Hockey is a small world and players often cross paths with each other at some point. But what about current Penguins crossing paths with former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton players? It’s happened at virtually every level, and each week we’ll highlight six degrees of separation that connects current Penguins to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton players of the past. Clark Donatelli-Rich Parent […]

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WBS Penguins beat Bridgeport, will face Providence in 1st round of playoffs

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — While the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were busy mounting a 5-4 comeback win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, their first-round playoff opponent was being determined in Hershey. A 3-0 win by the Bears over Providence assured the Penguins of a first round matchup against the Bruins — a rematch of last year’s […]

8 Comments - 11:23 pm

WBS Penguins, both young and old, eager for Calder Cup playoffs

David Warsofsky and Kevin Porter are two of the more experienced players on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins roster. Combined, they have 15 pro seasons and nearly 300 NHL games. Yet both have the excitement of a rookie in anticipation of this year’s Calder Cup playoffs. Warsofsky and Porter both missed the playoffs last year, and are […]

8 Comments - 5:28 pm

Penguins Plate: Thomas Di Pauli prefers wild game

It takes a lot of fuel to power through a 60-minute hockey game. Constant skating alone burns countless calories, and players have become increasingly attuned to what they eat as a major part of their daily training regiment. Hockey players are as particular about their meals as they are their sticks. Ever wonder about what […]

8 Comments - 5:11 pm

Wilke-Barre/Scranton Penguins ready to wrap up season series vs. Hershey

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The last two regular season games this weekend might not mean much for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as far as standings are concerned, but one contest will offer a preview of their first round playoff opponent. The Penguins play the Hershey Bears on Friday and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday — both […]

8 Comments - 5:24 pm

WBS Penguins shutout streak against Phantoms ends in 2-1 shootout loss

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith earned his first AHL shutout on April 1 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Eleven days later, during Wednesday’s final game of the season series against the Phantoms, DeSmith almost earned his second. DeSmith stopped 33 of 34 shots, but the Phantoms scored in the shootout to beat the […]

8 Comments - 11:47 pm

Penguins Plate: Pizza on Staten Island for Aston-Reese

It takes a lot of fuel to power through a 60-minute hockey game. Constant skating alone burns countless calories, and players have become increasingly attuned to what they eat as a major part of their daily training regiment. Hockey players are as particular about their meals as they are their sticks. Ever wonder about what […]

8 Comments - 12:15 pm

WBS Penguins’ Tom Kostopoulos, Kevin Porter fill mentor role

In 1999, Tom Kostopoulos was a rambunctious rookie full of excitement and energy at the start of his pro career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Looking back, Kostopoulos admits he needed to be reined in a bit, and team captain Tyler Wright was the one to do it. “I really looked up to Tyler. He was […]

8 Comments - 6:23 pm

Former teammates, coach remember Dave Gove

Ryan Stone hadn’t spoken to Dave Gove in about a year. He wishes he would have. Gove, 38, passed away on Thursday from an apparent drug overdose while staying in a rehabilitation facility in Pittsburgh, according to a report from KDKA-TV. Gove played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for two seasons from 2007-09. He was a […]

8 Comments - 7:19 pm

WBS Penguins looking to clinch home ice this weekend

WILKES-BARRE — Before the 2016-17 season began, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins sat down and made a list of goals. Clinching a playoff spot was checked off the list last weekend. This weekend, several more could be crossed off the list. With a strong showing in this weekend’s stretch of three games in three days, the Penguins […]

8 Comments - 11:00 am

LOCAL VIDEO
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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