Barry Goers’ OT goal lifts WBS Penguins over Phantoms

ALLENTOWN — Skating down the ice with Dominik Simon with the seconds ticking away in overtime, Barry Goers knew the percentages were high. If he shot the puck, Goers had a clear lane on Lehigh Valley Phantoms goaltender Alex Lyon. If he passed to Simon, there was a good chance he would finish or at […]

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Tom Kostopoulos’ chilly outdoor hockey experience

Tom Kostopoulos’ experience playing in an outdoor game is a bit different from Saturday’s contest between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. While this year’s outdoor game is expected to be played in mild temperatures, Kostopoulos battled a different element when his Calgary Flames took on the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 Heritage Classic. The […]

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Hilbrich using his size in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins debut

WILKES-BARRE — At every stop during his 10-year pro career, Tom Sestito was always the tallest player in the room. Standing 6-foot-5, there aren’t many hockey players who surpassed Sestito’s height. But now he has met his match. When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins recalled the 6-7 Christian Hilbrich from Wheeling last week, Sestito said it was […]

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WBS Penguins forward Jarrett Burton hopes to blend defense with offense

It was late in the night last Friday as the Wheeling Nailers just wrapped up the second of three games in a grueling stretch in Idaho against the Steelheads. Jarrett Burton exited the ice and learned he would have an early wake-up call in the morning. He was being recalled by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Burton had […]

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Oskar Sundqvist leads WBS Penguins over Lehigh Valley Phantoms

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Oskar Sundqvist kissed the flu bug goodbye during Tuesday’s 5-1 over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins center missed practice on Monday because of the flu, but he felt good enough on Tuesday to score twice as the Penguins (37-11-3-0) dominated the Phantoms at home for the second time. Jean-Sebastien Dea […]

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WBS Penguins know what’s at stake vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Garrett Wilson knows how much is at stake every time the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He’s also aware that the matchups could dictate who wins the Atlantic Division. “We know they’re right behind us in the standings. We know we have them nine more times down the stretch. And […]

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WBS Penguins’ Sahir Gill scores twice in win over Binghamton

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Sahir Gill was aware of the expectations when he was penciled in on the top line with Kevin Porter and Tom Kostopoulos for Saturday’s game against the Binghamton Senators. And Gill produced like a top-six forward, registering his first two-goal game in the AHL to lead the Penguins to a 4-2 win. […]

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Derrick Pouliot salvaging season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Derrick Pouliot’s first half of the 2016-17 season was a struggle. He was sidelined twice with injuries and was often a healthy scratch while in Pittsburgh. He was held without a point during his first seven games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Despite the struggles, Pouliot looks back and shrugs it off. “Sometimes things don’t work out as […]

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Kevin Porter gives Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins OT win vs. Hershey

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Kevin Porter wasn’t happy with the shot he got in overtime against the Hershey Bears on Friday. Tom Kostopoulos admitted he whiffed on his shot late in the third period as well. But they both were happy with the end result. Kostopoulos scored the 200th goal of his AHL career to force […]

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WBS Penguins’ line looks to continue success against Hershey

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Garrett Wilson doesn’t know that there’s a single reason behind his line’s success against the Hershey Bears this season. In nine games, Wilson and his linemates Oskar Sundqvist and Josh Archibald have combined for nine goals and 23 points, including four goals each from Wilson and Sundqvist. That line is a big […]

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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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