Clarks Summit’s Adam Rippon helps U.S. to team bronze

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Canada walked away with the gold, but a Clarks Summit native got plenty of attention in helping the United States to a bronze medal Adam Rippon, replacing U.S. champ Nathan Chen, skated a fluid and at times mesmerizing performance in the men’s free skate that helped the U.S. put a […]

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Clarks Summit native Rippon helps Team USA to ice skating bronze medal

With the help of Clarks Summit native Adam Rippon, the United States earned the bronze medal in team figure skating at the Winter Olympics — and it clinched third even before its ice dancers took the ice. Canada already was assured of the gold and the Russians had taken silver heading into the final discipline. […]

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Casey DeSmith stays patient during long road to NHL

Three years ago Casey DeSmith was riding the pine in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers. It was DeSmith’s first pro season, and despite being a touted prospect in college, he couldn’t muster even a glance at the ECHL level, sitting out the first two months of the season despite being healthy and ready to […]

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Flexibility the key for new Wilkes coach Jon Drach

WILKES-BARRE — Jose Tabora can’t wait to get his hands on his new playbook. The rising junior quarterback could sense the excitement in the room when he watched his new head coach, former Hobart offensive coordinator Jon Drach, introduced Thursday afternoon in the Marts Center. Tabora has seen all of Drach’s accolades during his 11 […]

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Pa. bird feeders a bit quieter this winter

As far as numbers go, Jeff Stratford admits he’s had better years. But just because there are fewer birds visiting Stratford’s feeders in Wilkes-Barre this winter, he isn’t ready to jump to any conclusions. “It’s not that there’s fewer. It’s just that we’re not seeing them,” said Stratford, who is an assistant professor of biology […]

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H.S. Local Roundup: Alyssa Lewis helps Nanticoke Area girls basketball team recover quickly

Here’s one way to get over the loss of a long winning streak. Start another. Alyssa Lewis scored the last seven of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter Saturday and Nanticoke Area pulled away from a stubborn Berwick squad, 45-38, in a high school girls basketball rematch of last season’s District 2 Class […]

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College Basketball: Wilkes’ Brunner, Mullins punish Cougars, clinch playoff berth

WILKES-BARRE — Zach Brunner worked his way through the lane out of the half-court offense to dig Wilkes University out of a hole late in the first half. Mark Mullins got the Colonels extra chances from close range by crashing the offensive boards in the second half. With Brunner and Mullins punishing Misericordia University in […]

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Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Too much salt is bad for your health, and the environment too

When lead shot for hunting waterfowl was banned nationwide in the early 1990s, the move was well-received by conservationists who felt the toxic substance was killing ducks. I don’t dispute that, and for the most part waterfowl hunters have adapted well to using non-toxic shot. But I wonder if lead shot was really the major […]

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Shani Davis skips opening ceremony after losing coin toss

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Speedskater Shani Davis was noticeably absent from the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics after losing a coin flip to carry the U.S. flag and lead American athletes into the stadium. A U.S. Speedskating spokesman said Saturday that Davis originally planned to skip Friday night’s festivities because of his training […]

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H.S. boys basketball: Trojans defeat Grenadiers to clinch division title

WILKES-BARRE — After waiting 15 years, what’s another eight minutes? That’s how long it took Nanticoke Area — eight minutes, or the first quarter — to heat up in the sweltering GAR gymnasium. Once the Trojans did, they were one their way to the school’s first Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball divisional championship since the […]

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