Errors highlight Scranton/Wilkes-Barre loss to Clippers

Four errors by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders led to a 7-6 loss to the Clippers on Thursday night. The teams split the six-game season series, but the Clippers (62-50) took two of three at Huntington Park where SWB (62-51) has lost 10 of 11. Down 2-0 in the second, four straight two-out hits gave the RailRiders […]

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Nittany Lions looking for clean slate as training camp opens

STATE COLLEGE — Herb Hand doesn’t want to dwell on the past. Christian Hackenberg doesn’t want to focus on the future. No, as Penn State opened training camp Thursday, the Nittany Lions were only really interested in talking about 2015. “Last year is last year,” said Hand, the Lions’ offensive line coach, who was paraphrasing […]

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Former Valley West star Eugene Lewis looks to lead Penn State’s talented receiving corps

STATE COLLEGE — Put aside for a second the picture-perfect touchdown catch that triggered a comeback victory in the Pinstripe Bowl. And the 4.2 receptions per game that ranked him eighth in the Big Ten in 2014. And the team-leading 13.7 yards per catch he made for Penn State last year. The most important statistic […]

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Marina Orrson sets new course record at Jack Daniels Mile

TUNKHANNOCK — Going into the Jack Daniels Mile foot race on Thursday night, Ben Robinson had ideas of possibly breaking the course record. Conversely, setting a new course record never even entered Marina Orrson’s mind. But that’s exactly what she did. Orrson not only took home top female honors in 4:58, she broke Regan Rome’s […]

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Outstanding success for the osprey in Pennsylvania

LONG POND — Doug Gross saw the evidence he was looking for flying above the Wawa store in Blakeslee. While cars filed in for gas, an osprey secretively flew overhead. And that was only the start of things to come. Gross, supervisor of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s endangered and non-game bird section, recently submitted a […]

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Bird’s bat keeps RailRiders rolling

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders rode the hot hitting of Greg Bird to a 7-2 series-tying win in Columbus against the Clippers on Wednesday night. Bird crushed a pair of two-run homers and went 3 for 5 from the plate with four RBIs. His first blast, which made it beyond the fence and onto Nationwide Boulevard, came […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights gearing up for NAHL season

PITTSTON TWP. — Junior hockey will reach its latest milestone for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights organization when it opens its first North American Hockey League training camp Thursday at the Revolution Ice Centre. About 68 players are expected for a grueling process that will begin Thursday night and continue through Sunday morning when 23 players will […]

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Brian Foster ready to battle for a spot with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Goaltender Brian Foster enjoyed the year he spent playing hockey in Norway and he said the experience has helped him as a player. But it wasn’t like playing back home. That’s why the New Hampshire native admitted he was thrilled to sign a one-year AHL deal with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Monday. “The hockey was […]

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RailRiders rookie has rocky debut in loss to Clippers

Brady Lail’s Triple-A career got off to an inauspicious start. The RailRiders’ newest pitcher was chased in the fifth inning as Columbus rallied to beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6-4 on Tuesday in the first of a three-game series at Huntington Park. Lail couldn’t make a pair of early leads stand up as he got the hook with […]

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Nittany Lions ready to return

Players report in Wednesday. Practice begins Thursday. The season? Just one month away. Penn State’s training camp is ready to get underway. “Getting to that point in the year when everybody has the itch and is ready to get going,” coach James Franklin said during Big Ten media days. “The funny thing is we’re trying […]

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