WBS Pens bounce back to beat the Bears

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Mired in a 16-game goal-less drought, one would think Thomas Di Pauli would be frustrated after his shot toward an empty net missed the mark at the end of Sunday’s game against the Hershey Bears. After the contest, however, Di Pauli was able to laugh it off because he already scored two […]

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Yankees Spring Training Notebook: Miguel Andujar optioned to SWB RailRiders

TAMPA, Fla. — Miguel Andujar was one of the first dominoes in the crowded New York Yankees infield to fall this spring. The hard-hitting third baseman was optioned to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders prior to Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins after posting a .262 batting average with four home runs and 10 RBI in 42 […]

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Yankees top pitching prospects Justus Sheffield and Chance Adams ready for strong starts

TAMPA, Fla. — Justus Sheffield only made one start for Double-A Trenton in 2016. The 21-year-old southpaw was traded to the New York Yankees on July 31 that season and was assigned to High-A Tampa. But Sheffield quickly pitched his way to Trenton, registering a 3-1 record and 1.75 ERA in five High-A starts. That […]

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Caught on Camera

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering expanding trapping opportunities for fishers, and judging by the amount of photos that readers have sent in, it’s easy to understand why. We’ve received an influx of trail camera photos with fishers of late, and this one from Rick Voelker beautifully illustrates how the anatomy of the animal makes […]

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NRA to hold local banquet

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Friends of NRA will hold its 26th annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, April 7 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Tickets are $50, $95 for couples and $25 for young adults (under 21). For more information, call 570-587-2662 or email [email protected] Committee members are, from left, seated: Andrew Vaughn, John Kistler, Nancy […]

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Local Whitetails Unlimited chapter to hold banquet

The NEPA Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, April 7 at the Shadowbrook Inn and Resort in Tunkhannock. Social hour is at 4:30 p.m. followed by a chicken and beef buffet at 6:30 p.m. Gun raffles, prizes and auctions will be included during the event. Tickets are $65/single, $35/spouse and […]

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On the hunt for antiques

When it comes to collecting antique hunting licenses from Pennsylvania, the antlerless metal plates issued for counties in the northeast region are among the hardest to find. A metal license for Sullivan or Tioga County from the 1930s and 1940s, for example, is rare simply because there weren’t many issued. Perhaps the scarcest of all […]

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From a troubled past to a bright future, Hudson’s Uravage found solace through hockey

Growing up in a troubled home with his parents on the path to divorce, Tyler Uravage needed an escape. He found it on the ice. As a teenager, Uravage turned to the hockey rink to deal with turmoil at home, spending hours firing pucks into the net. Back then, the ice offered solace and eased […]

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Sokoloski: Cougars share the spotlight, share success at states

That do-it-all demon wearing number 35 must be the main weapon for the Hazleton Area Cougars. No wait, it has to be the big guy bringing double trouble with the double zero on his back. But look over there, where No. 12 and No. 22 are dunking the ball. Good gosh, which one do you […]

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PIAA basketball: Hazleton Area boys advance to Class 6A semifinals

BETHLEHEM — Even when Abington’s offense awoke with a blistering fourth quarter, Hazleton Area didn’t flinch. The Cougars were that dialed in Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem Liberty High School. Hazleton Area answered those 41 fourth-quarter points by Abington with 38 of its own, and the Cougars were never really threatened in their 94-86 victory in […]

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