Power play outage dooms WBS Penguins in loss to Hartford

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Hartford Wolf Pack found the key to defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins: Put them on the power play. Once again the Penguins struggled with the man-advantage — highlighted by an 0-4 effort in the second period — to lose to Hartford, 4-1 on Saturday. Daniel Sprong registered the lone goal for the […]

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Czuczman’s late goal lifts WBS Penguins over Grand Rapids

WILKES-BARRE — After playing three weekends with three games, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins probably don’t want to play any more hockey than they have to. After needing a shootout and overtime to settle their last two contests, Kevin Czuczman made sure there was no need for extra hockey during Saturday’s game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. […]

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Sam Lafferty brings speed to WBS Penguins lineup

WILKES-BARRE — Sam Lafferty skated onto the ice at the Toyota Sportsplex on Thursday and began another chapter in his career: Life as a pro hockey player. The 23-year-old wrapped up his collegiate career with Brown University less than a week ago and promptly signed a two-year, entry-level deal with Pittsburgh that kicks in next […]

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Christian Thomas returns to WBS Penguins with Olympic memories and hardware

It didn’t take long for reality to hit Christian Thomas. Sure, he learned a few weeks prior that he had made Team Canada’s ice hockey roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But the magnitude of the accomplish sunk in on Day 1, when Thomas and his teammates were waiting in a […]

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WBS Penguins ready for another three-game weekend

If the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are growing weary of playing three games in a weekend, they’re not letting it show. The Penguins will embark on their third straight three-game weekend, but this time all three games will be on the road, beginning with Friday’s contest against the Grand Rapids Griffins in Michigan. Over the last two […]

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Josh Jooris eager to get started with WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE — Josh Jooris was on a plane with his Carolina Hurricane teammates bound for Boston when he got the call on Monday. Jooris found out he was traded to the Pittsburgh organization in exchange for Greg McKegg, who had been skating with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. So rather than suit up for his 205th career […]

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WBS Penguins wrap up grueling three-game weekend with win over Hershey

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Dealing with a 3 p.m. game on Sunday after having already played two games in two days isn’t an easy thing. But the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins showed little signs of fatigue as they managed to edge by the Hershey Bears, 3-2. Daniel Sprong registered his team-leading 12th multi-point game with two assists and […]

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WBS Penguins cruise past Rockford with 6-3win

WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins made sure last weekend’s three-in-three, which resulted in three losses, was a distant memory on Friday against the Rockford IceHogs. And they wasted no time turning the page. Joseph Cramarossa scored five minutes into the game to ignite a three-goal first period as the Penguins cruised by the IceHogs, 6-3. […]

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WBS Penguins face another three-game weekend

WILKES-BARRE — Casey DeSmith tried to be diplomatic when asked how he likes playing three games in three days. This weekend will mark the second of three consecutive three-game sets for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and no matter how they tried to spin it, the concept isn’t too popular. Especially when there are so many so […]

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WBS Penguins stunned by Comets, 5-4, in overtime

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A day after suffering a devastating 12-3 defeat in Rochester, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins looked to take advantage of a quick turnaround and put the loss behind them. Instead, they’ll have to wait a little longer while feeling the sting of two tough defeats. The Penguins allowed the Utica Comets to score three […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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