Dea, DeSmith lead WBS Penguins to 6-0 win over Belleville

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — When Jean-Sebastien Dea snapped a 15-game goal-less drought with a tally in the second period on Saturday, he pretended to grab the “monkey” off his back and throw it to the crowd. In the third period, when Dea scored his second goal against the Belleville Senators, he used the back of goaltender […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins edge Springfield in third period

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Springfield Falcons tried their luck by playing a tight, defensive game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday. By the end of the night, that approach played right into the Penguins’ hands. In a game where both teams combined for just 45 shots, the Penguins generated enough offense for a 4-2 win. […]

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Blueger’s overtime goal gives WBS Penguins a 3-2 win over Bridgeport

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Teddy Blueger’s goal in overtime on Wednesday allowed the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to build a three-game win streak. But after the players finished celebrated the 3-2 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the team had to deal with a bit of uncertainty that has lingered all week. Already missing goaltender Michael Leighton, who […]

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WBS Pens winger Christian Thomas still pursuing Olympic dream

Christian Thomas admits it’s tough getting adjusted to the time difference as he traveled back and forth to Europe on two occasions this season. Still, Thomas wouldn’t mind dealing with the time change one more time. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward recently returned from Switzerland where he competed with Team Canada in the Spengler Cup. In […]

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Sprong’s hat trick leads WBS Pens to 5-1 win over Hartford

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins entered Friday’s game against the Hartford Wolf Pack missing six players who were called up to Pittsburgh, five that are injured and another in Switzerland competing in a tournament. But they still had Daniel Sprong. Sprong recorded his second hat trick of the season, beginning with a pair of […]

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As WBS Penguins prepare for Hartford, injuries continue to mount

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A cloud of uncertainty hung over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during Thursday’s practice at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Penguins are facing a number of questions as they try to break out of a slump that has resulted in 10 losses in the last 14 games. Will any of the half-dozen injured players […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fall to Lehigh Valley, 5-4

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — When Kevin Czuczman slammed his stick on the ice after his shot sailed wide of the net during the second period of Wednesday’s game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, it was clear he was frustrated. At the end of the game, the entire Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins team felt frustrated after losing 5-4. The […]

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Pens blueliner Kevin Spinozzi gained early hockey experience playing in France

Hockey in Europe isn’t exactly known for physical play the way the game is played in North America. However, in the pro leagues in France that isn’t the case. “It’s actually very physical,” said Wilk+es-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Kevin Spinozzi. “The teams over there can have as many North American players as they want, and that […]

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Burton and Blueger lead the WBS Pens to a 4-3 overtime win

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Trailing the Binghamton Devils 3-2 in the third period on Friday, there was a moment when the outcome of the game hung in mid-air. Literally. The play occurred when Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin forward Jarrett Burton raced in to battle for possession along the end boards and inadvertently hit a bouncing puck high into […]

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WBS Pens look to break out of slump this weekend

WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have lost six of their last eight games and have dropped to fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They have also won just three times in the last 10 games, while the trio of teams above the Penguins in the standings are a combined 22-5-2-1 over the same span. Time […]

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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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