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Busy weekend coming up for Penn State at Blue-White Game

It may be just a scrimmage to some. For others, Saturday’s Blue-White Game will be their first time playing in front of a crowd at Beaver Stadium. “Yeah, I think it means a lot,” Penn State coach James Franklin said. “It means a lot to us (coaches) to be able to evaluate those guys and […]

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SWB RailRiders bats quiet in 4th straight loss; injury upates

MOOSIC — Friday quickly turned into what has been a frequent occurrence of late. Tallying just three hits, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders bats were quiet once again. It was the fourth game in a row that the New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate failed to score more than three runs. In fact, they were shut out for […]

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Calder Cup Playoffs: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton drops Game 1 in overtime

Overtime began, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was under siege. The Penguins had already watched a two-goal lead evaporate in Friday’s Game 1 of their first-round showdown in Charlotte. And the host Checkers weren’t about to lose the momentum in the extra frame. Brenden Kichton’s shot from the right point was tipped in by Lucas Wallmark, completing Charlotte’s […]

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Calder Cup Playoffs preview: WBS Penguins defense ready to build postseason experience vs. Charlotte

As the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins get ready for Game 1 of the first round playoff matchup against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, several of the team’s defensemen are preparing for the chance to just play hockey in the postseason again. Despite having a strong veteran presence on the blue line, many of the Penguins defensemen haven’t […]

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Mazula helps Mounts to strong start on the track

DALLAS TWP. — The old saying says speed kills. And for as long as she can remember, Sam Mazula has been killing it on the track. “My mom and dad said I was like that from when I was little,” Mazula said. “It’s something you can’t teach, and something that’s good to be.” Her penchant […]

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Penguins blank Flyers, push Philly to the brink

PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh’s record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination. Flyers fans booed the goal — and the ones that stuck around for the end belted a familiar refrain: “Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!” Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the […]

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Dallas baseball team pays back Hazleton Area, runs win streak to 18

Matt Mathers drove home two runs, Will McCrum scored three times Wednesday and the Dallas Mountaineers erased all memories of their last loss by beating Hazleton Area, 8-2 for their first victory over the Cougars since 2011 in a Wyoming Valley Conference baseball game at Dallas. Darren Kerdesky doubled, scored twice and picked up the […]

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Torres’ return can’t rescue RailRiders as Gwinnett sweeps series

Some mild concern for the New York Yankees organization was alleviated on Wednesday. The losing skid for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders was not. Top prospect Gleyber Torres returned to the lineup after being pulled from a game earlier in the week for precautionary reasons with tightness in his back. Torres reached base three times, but the […]

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College Corner: Coughlin’s Nathaniela Bourdeau shines early in outdoor track season

Junior Nathaniela Bourdeau has run some big meets in her career sprinting with the St. Joseph’s women’s track team. And last weekend, at the Rider Invitational in Lawrenceville, N.J., the Coughlin grad added to her list. Bourdeau ran her first 100-meter dash of this outdoor season and finished first with a time of 12.17. She […]

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Giroux looking to spark Flyers in Game 4 against Penguins

PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs. The Hart Trophy candidate might be the reason they get knocked out in the first round if he can’t become the force the Flyers need to have a chance against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Only six years ago, Giroux was dubbed “best in the world” […]

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