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Dillon drives 3 back to victory in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to the day that the Hall of the Fame driver was killed in a last-lap accident at NASCAR”s famed track. Dillon […]

Comments - 6:47 pm

Building nest boxes for wildlife a beneficial winter activity

DALLAS — Bill Williams hammered a few nails and, in no time at all, built a house. He expects the inhabitants to move in this spring. With the beginning of spring a month or so away, winter is a great time to build homes for wildlife to use when they return to the area. Bluebirds, […]

Comments - 12:15 pm

Turning point: King’s women’s basketball improves to return to postseason

WILKES-BARRE — If they had the choice, the Lady Monarchs would never bring up last month’s loss at Misericordia ever again. But that 64-38 defeat on Jan. 17 is key to understanding the impressive turnaround for the King’s women’s basketball team. That 26-point loss has proved to be a season-altering moment. At the time, it […]

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Sam Yencha puts Holy Redeemer over the top as Royals win WVC league title

YATESVILLE — Wearing a mask during her time on the floor may have made Sam Yencha, as some fans suggested, only slightly resemble Wolverine from the X-Men. But there was no question she turned into the x-factor for Holy Redeemer with another championship on the line. Yencha did it to Nanticoke Area again Saturday, scoring […]

Comments - 11:18 pm

WBS Penguins stunned by Comets, 5-4, in overtime

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A day after suffering a devastating 12-3 defeat in Rochester, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins looked to take advantage of a quick turnaround and put the loss behind them. Instead, they’ll have to wait a little longer while feeling the sting of two tough defeats. The Penguins allowed the Utica Comets to score three […]

Comments - 11:17 pm

‘Life has changed forever:’ Rippon takes final Olympic skate

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final […]

Comments - 11:14 pm

College roundup: Wilkes, Misericordia hoops set to meet in conference tournament

The Wilkes men’s basketball team has the top seed in next week’s Freedom Conference tournament. The Colonels reward? Facing the reigning league champs in the first round. With the regular season ending on Saturday, Wilkes finished atop the league standings with Misericordia in fourth place after the Colonels lost 69-66 to Eastern and the Cougars […]

Comments - 10:36 pm

Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal; Rippon 10th

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The figure skater from Clarks Summit put on one final show to remember. Rippon wowed he crowd with his free skate program despite the lack of some of the more difficult moves of other skaters. He doesn’t do quads, but his mesmerizing presentation and dramatic flair earn him points. The […]

Comments - 12:55 am

WBS Penguins surrender franchise-worst 12 goals in loss to Rochester

A span of 2 minutes, 11 seconds in the first period was already enough to wreck Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s night. By the end of the third? It was the most goals ever allowed in Penguins franchise history. The Penguins lost their composure throughout the night, racking up 64 minutes in penalties in a 12-3 demolition at the […]

Comments - 10:26 pm - updated: 10:52 pm.

Nanticoke Area, Holy Redeemer battle for WVC girls basketball title again

The wounds are still fresh and stinging. Holy Redeemer won’t forgive Nanticoke Area for snapping a continuous string of league titles last season. Nanticoke Area can’t forget how Redeemer ruined the Trojanettes’ longest winning streak this decade last week. Forgive and forget? Not when there’s a league championship on the line. After finishing tied at […]

Comments - 8:46 pm

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