Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Basketball legend Bill Walton recalled as ‘most famous Avoca Jolly Boy’

PITTSTON — When the sad news came that basketball legend Bill Walton had passed, his many friends in Northeast Pennsylvania immediately reached out to Walton’s dear friend, Tom Blaskiewicz.

Parade, ceremony mark Memorial Day in Hanover Twp.

HANOVER TWP. — Amvets Post 59 held its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony Monday, drawing a large crowd to the lawn of Lyndwood Elementary School, where families, veterans and active duty military paid their respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

White Haven celebrates 200 years

WHITE HAVEN — The streets were lined with families Sunday afternoon as the sound of drums echoed in the distance, signaling the start of the borough’s annual Memorial Day weekend parade.

Korean War veteran Joe Barna reflects on sacrifices of comrades

WILKES-BARRE — Korean War veteran Joe Barna quoted the Bible, saying, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend.”

Mohegan Pennsylvania Celebrates 15 Years of Party on the Patio with a Record-Breaking 22 Weeks of Shows

Fifteen years and still rockin’! Mohegan Pennsylvania is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their iconic outdoor concert series, Party on the Patio.   This year’s series is like no other, with 23 bands taking...

Ruling on PDE policy change may rob Wyoming Area student of final year of education

EXETER — During a lengthy Wyoming Area school board meeting last week, one parent in the district expressed frustration that his child was being forced to graduate with little more than three weeks notice due to a recent court decision.

Wyoming Seminary holds 180th commencement ceremony

Wyoming Seminary held its 180th commencement ceremony on Saturday morning. There were 122 graduates in the Class of 2024.

750 Day of Caring volunteers work through rainy weather to make an impact

WILKES-BARRE — Bill Jones, president and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, said when he woke up Thursday morning to the sound of thunder, he immediately looked at the weather radar on his phone and thought of the 750 volunteers scheduled to participate in the organization’s 31st Annual Day of Caring.

Junior Leadership Northeast celebrates Class of 2024 with graduation ceremony

WILKES-BARRE — Students who participated in the Junior Leadership Northeast (JLNE) program over the past year were honored in a special graduation ceremony on Wednesday at the F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts.

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Down 2-1, Panthers still have plenty of hope in East final against Rangers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Carter Verhaeghe pulled his vehicle out of the players’ parking lot after leaving the Florida Panthers’ practice facility on Monday afternoon, only to notice about 50 fans standing on the side of the road clamoring for autographs.

14-time champion Rafael Nadal loses in the French Open’s first round to Alexander Zverev

PARIS — The noise was loud and relentless, a chorus of thousands of belting out “ Ra-fa! Ra-fa! ” whenever their guy found the occasional moment of brilliance of the sort he has conjured up so often at the French Open and elsewhere through the years.

Trevino wins grant from MLB Players Trust for charity that teaches art to those with special needs

HOUSTON — When Jose Trevino took a teen leadership class taught by Sherri Davis in high school the New York Yankees catcher couldn’t have imagined the long-lasting impact it would have.

Blake Snell remains winless with Giants but focuses on positive strides while awaiting baby

SAN FRANCISCO — When Blake Snell takes the mound, his mind is all on pitching — even with a baby on the way who will make him a first-time father.

Braves’ Ronald Acuña is placed on IL after second season-ending knee injury in 4 years

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves placed outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. on the 10-day injured list on Monday after the reigning NL MVP sustained a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Tennessee earns No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament after sweeping SEC titles

OMAHA, Neb. — Tennessee, the Southeastern Conference regular-season and conference tournament champion and the consensus No. 1 team in the country for a month, on Monday was awarded the top national seed for the NCAA Tournament.

Sue Bird understands Caitlin Clark’s frustrations with losing, expects brighter days in the WNBA

NEW YORK — Sue Bird can relate to Caitlin Clark’s early frustrations about losing in the WNBA.

Newgarden salvages his season with an Indy 500 win on a last-lap defeat of a heartbroken O’Ward

INDIANAPOLIS — As Roger Penske investigated the cheating incident that cost Josef Newgarden his IndyCar season-opening victory, never did Newgarden worry about his job security at Team Penske.

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