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Must-see BP: Yankees’ Stanton, Judge hit together for first time

TAMPA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton homered off the scoreboard in left-center and hit three opposite-field homers to right. Aaron Judge drove a pitch over the left-field walkway and also went deep to right. The New York Yankees’ first full-squad batting practice of spring training drew about 2,000 fans Monday. The two sluggers took 30 swings […]

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District 2 Girls Basketball Preview: WVC teams trying to find extra push in playoffs

It seems Saturday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 girls basketball title game meant more than a shot at a league championship. That playoff battle between Holy Redeemer and Nanticoke Area also served as a timely tuneup for the District 2 tournament. “It gets us a lot more confident,” said Redeemer guard Julia Andrejko, who scored […]

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WVC District 2 boys basketballl preview: D2 teams ready to roll

The Meyers Mohawks left Coughlin High School on Thursday with a 61-52 overtime victory against rival GAR believing they clearly secured a District 2 Class 4A boys basketball playoff spot. They were right. The GAR Grenadiers departed thinking they fell just short of the D2-4A playoffs. They were wrong. “I didn’t think we were in […]

Comments - 11:22 pm

Samec, Kreitzer, Gnall lead WVC boys all-stars

Hazleton Area’s Josh Samec, Nanticoke Area’s Nate Kreitzer and Wyoming Seminary’s Dimitri Gnall were named divisional MVPs by the Wyoming Valley Conference Boys Basketball Coaches Association on Sunday. Divisional Coaches of The Year were Hazleton Area’s Mike Joseph in Division 1, Nanticoke Area’s John Beggs in Division 2 and Wyoming Seminary’s C.J. Kersey in Division […]

Comments - 11:19 pm

Makowski, Yencha and Babcock lead WVC girls basketball all-stars

Julia Makowski, Sam Yencha and Brenna Babcock led their teams to league titles. Alexa Noone, Reese Mensinger and Victoria Benning proved to be the best players from teams who didn’t win a Wyoming Valley Conference championship. All six were honored Sunday when the WVC girls basketball coaches voted them headliners of the league All-Star teams. […]

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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

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