WILKES-BARRE — In the latest Times Leader Sports Report podcast, host DJ Eberle and John Erzar, Derek Levarse, Tom Venesky, Paul Sokoloski and Joe Soprano discuss the boys and girls basketball state tournaments, former Wyoming Valley West and Penn State football standout Geno Lewis’ pro day at Oklahoma, Penn State football, Misericordia men’s basketball, the outdoors, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Wyoming Valley Adult Baseball Association.
Joining us on the podcast this week are Wyoming Valley Adult Baseball Association founder Jim Lavelle and former Oklahoma wide receiver Geno Lewis.
— Introduction: DJ Eberle and John Erzar stop by MVP Sports Academy in Exeter for Wyoming Valley Adult Baseball Association sign-ups, batting practice and a chat with founder Jim Lavelle
— A Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball update with Paul Sokoloski: Previewing this weekend’s state playoff games at Wilkes University for Nanticoke, Berwick, Holy Redeemer and Wyoming Valley West = 7:34
— A Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball update with John Erzar: Previewing this weekend’s state playoff games for the remaining WVC teams. Holy Redeemer, GAR and Nanticoke all remain = 10:51
— An NFL discussion with DJ Eberle and John Erzar: Highlighting Wyoming Valley West and Meyers alum Geno Lewis’ strong performance at Oklahoma’s pro day on Wednesday and the first day of NFL free agency; including an interview with Geno Lewis = 15:43
— Penn State football talk with Derek Levarse: Recapping the NFL scouting combine performances of wide receiver Chris Godwin and defensive end Garrett Sickels and discussing how the university will be releasing its athletic facilities plan on Monday = 27:59
— Misericordia men’s basketball update: Recapping the Cougars’ performance in the NCAA tournament = 32:34
— Outdoors Corner with Tom Venesky: Tom talks about Friday’s likely trip on Lehigh River to help the fish and boat commission stock trout and a rare caught on camera photo = 34:41
— A Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins update with Tom Venesky: An update on the Penguins’ recent struggles and the importance of this weekend’s games and a discussion of Tom’s upcoming feature on new defenseman Frank Corrado = 36:07
— Closing thoughts with Joe Soprano: Times Leader Blackout Bingo, Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Tim Tebow = 40:34