Back with WBS Pens, Jarry to see heavy workload in net

WILKES-BARRE — Tristan Jarry hasn’t played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins since Oct. 28, having spent the last three months with Pittsburgh. Despite the long absence, Jarry said nothing has changed with his return to the AHL club. “I have the same mindset I had when I was in Pittsburgh. Every day I want to improve […]

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Anthony Peters earns first AHL shutout as WBS Pens win 4-0

HERSHEY — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins knew they were better than the team that got shutout in back-to-back games last weekend. Less than four minutes into Wednesday’s game against the Hershey Bears, they proved it. The Penguins scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Anthony Peters stopped 18 shots for his first AHL career shutout and […]

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WBS Penguins wing Daniel Sprong ready to work back to the NHL

WILKES-BARRE — Daniel Sprong sat at his locker stall after Tuesday’s practice and pondered the difference between being sent back down by Pittsburgh on Monday and the last time it happened two seasons ago. “I didn’t get sent back to juniors, so that’s a good thing,” he said. Sprong’s first demotion — which occurred early […]

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Providence end WBS Penguins’ eight-game winning streak

Zane McIntyre and Providence did it again. The Bruins and their standout goalie managed to stymie the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the playoffs last spring. On Friday night, they ended the Penguins’ eight-game winning streak with a 1-0 win in Rhode Island. McIntyre stopped all 28 shots against him, and Providence limited Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to just seven […]

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WBS Penguins take eight-game win streak into Providence

There is no wrong time for a team to go on a winning streak, but for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the timing of their current season-best run couldn’t be better. Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Lehigh Valley extended the Penguins’ win streak to eight games, and it also marked the first of five consecutive contests against Atlantic […]

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Three-goal second period leads WBS Pens to 4-1 win over Phantoms

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It’s a storyline the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have faced multiple times this season — another regular goes up to Pittsburgh and someone else gets a shot. On Wednesday, Jean-Sebastien Dea was recalled to Pittsburgh, and it was Gage Quinney’s turn to get a shot, taking Dea’s spot centering Zach Aston-Reese and Ryan Haggerty. […]

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Points aside, WBS Penguins’ Andrey Pedan staying focused on defense

When Andrey Pedan scored more than half of his five goals this season in one game for his first-career hat trick, he noticed something was missing. “There weren’t many hats out there because we were playing on the road,” he said. Pedan’s three-goal night came last Saturday in Quebec against the Laval Titan. The Penguins […]

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‘Dad’s Trip’ brings hockey journey full circle for several Penguins players and their fathers

WILKES-BARRE — When Roger Haggerty boarded the bus after Thursday’s practice to travel with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to Canada, it reminded him of his days as a pro baseball player. Haggerty played with the Boston Red Sox organization during the 1980s and still recalls the uncomfortable Class A and AA bus rides that are synonymous […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins anxious for ‘Dads’ Trip’ to Canada

After the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins wrapped up a routine practice on Wednesday, there was a greater feeling of excitement in the locker room. Granted, things can get mundane for a hockey team during the long winter months, but the Penguins have a few things to look forward to which has generated a buzz. On Thursday, several […]

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Patrick McGrath providing depth for WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE — For more than a month, Patrick McGrath could only watch. One of the longest-tenured Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, McGrath was a healthy scratch for the first 12 games of the season, and he only cracked the lineup twice during November. Despite the coaching staff raving about McGrath’s hard work in practice, the fifth-year pro was […]

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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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