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Softball: Holy Redeemer runs its division winning streak to 68 games

WILKES-BARRE — One bad inning. Happened to the Lake-Lehman back when the weather was frigid against Holy Redeemer. Happened again Monday on the most pleasant day of the Wyoming Valley Conference softball season. Redeemer again used a big inning — this time the fourth — to defeat the Black Knights 6-1 and run their WVC […]

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Tunkhannock grad Mike Papi adjusting to new role with Columbus Clippers

MOOSIC — This season has been different for Mike Papi. The Tunkhannock grad has played in over 115 games in each of his first three full seasons as a pro. He’s not playing at that same rate this season, however. Papi wasn’t in the starting lineup for his homecoming when his Columbus Clippers traveled to […]

Comments - 11:35 am

Josh Rogers, Erik Kratz power RailRiders to win over Columbus

MOOSIC — Josh Rogers has a confidence that’s almost unmatched as a 23-year-old pitching in Triple-A for the first time. Aside from his outlier of a start on April 17, when he gave up five runs and took the loss at Gwinnett, a start he still felt pretty good about, the southpaw has arguably been […]

Comments - 11:46 pm

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 […]

Comments - 9:57 pm

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. […]

Comments - 9:41 pm

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 […]

Comments - 2:49 pm

‘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. […]

Comments - 12:25 pm

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 […]

Comments - 7:44 am

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