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Misericordia men’s basketball beats DeSales for second straight conference title

The Misericordia men’s basketball team is going dancing once again. The Cougars won their second straight Freedom Conference championship after taking down third-seeded DeSales, 74-59, on Saturday in Center Valley to claim an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. It’s the team’s fourth conference title in just 10 seasons in the league. Misericordia […]

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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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UPDATED: Berwick native Jayson Terdiman finishes fourth in team relay

Jayson Terdiman’s goal at the Olympics was to leave Pyeongchang with at least one medal. Maybe even two. He had even been dreaming about standing on the Olympic podium as the Winter Games neared. Thursday’s luge team relay was the Berwick native’s last chance. While his dreams never came to fruition. Terdiman came pretty darn […]

Comments - 8:58 am - updated: 10:00 am.

UPDATED: Berwick native Jayson Terdiman finishes 10th in doubles luge

Jayson Terdiman and Matt Mortensen had to go for broke. Sitting in sixth place heading into their final run and just .313 seconds out of medal contention — .424 out of first — the U.S. Olympians knew they had to take some risks in their second doubles luge run if they wanted a shot at […]

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College Basketball: Wilkes men clinch top seed with win; King’s women clinch postseason berth

WILKES-BARRE — When opponents have fallen to the Wilkes men’s basketball team this season, it’s often been a death by a thousand cuts with different Colonels contributing to the win column each and every night. In fact, Wilkes has four players who are averaging double-figures this season — Marcus Robinson, Rob Pecorelli, Mark Mullins and […]

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Going for gold: Berwick native Jayson Terdiman ready to turn dreams into reality

Jayson Terdiman has been having dreams about standing on the podium at the Winter Olympics this month. As the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games approached, the Berwick native’s dreams started occurring more frequently. Now that Terdiman’s big day is finally here, the 29-year-old will have his first of two chances of turning them into reality. Wednesday […]

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Berwick native Jayson Terdiman gets final practice in before Wednesday

Jayson Terdiman and Matt Mortensen got in their final prep ahead of their Pyeongchang debut Monday and Tuesday. And they did so with flying colors. After recording the fourth-fastest time in both the first (46.502 seconds) and second (46.583) training runs on Sunday, the duo turned it up a notch in the final practice runs. […]

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Spinning into the spotlight: Clarks Summit native Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu shine in team event

When Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu didn’t make the United States figure skating team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, they hunkered down together on Nagasu’s roof and ate In-N-Out. Fast-forward four years, and the pair are still hunkering down together. But this time its in Pyeongchang. And they’re roommates. In the Olympic Village. […]

Comments - 8:16 pm - updated: 8:53 pm.

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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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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