Another Slow Pens Start Leads To Rout

Hockey 11/05/18, 01:01

For the third day in a row, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell behind early in the first period.And then the goals kept coming.The Bridgeport Sound Tigers scored four times in the opening frame and left the Penguins no chance of a comeback in an 8-5 game at Webster Bank Arena on ...

Ankle Injuries Are Painfully Common

Sports 11/05/18, 01:01

First of two parts. Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in high school sports. In basketball alone, ankle sprains account for 40 percent of all injuries. The most common ankle sprain occurs when the foot or ankle rolls in (inversion), often when landing on the foot of another ...

Graham Academy To Take Part In Growboxxes Project

U.S. 11/05/18, 01:01

KINGSTON —The Graham Academy, a school for students living with autism and emotional challenges, has been selected to be a part of an international project partnering with Eastern Pennsylvania’s Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation.The project features Growboxxes, which are self-contained garden systems that aim to increase plant survivability by 90 ...

Cougars Women’s Soccer Adds To Championship Legacy

Soccer 11/04/18, 00:01

DALLAS — The Misericordia women’s soccer team has built a legacy of success with championship seasons coming frequently over the past decade.But the joy of winning a title never gets old. Each year and each team is different with a new group of girls ready to add to the legacy ...

Trio Of District 2’s Best Coaches Enter PA Sports Hall Of Fame

Sports 11/04/18, 00:01

PLAINS TWP. — They are three of the greatest coaches to walk the sidelines in the history of District 2 athletics. When you hear the names George Curry, Jack Henzes and Karen Klassner, you think of success, perserverance and dedication.Following Saturday night’s festivities at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, you ...

Nittany Notes: McSorley Hobbles Through Loss

Football 11/04/18, 00:01

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Whether due to injury or the tenacity of the Michigan defense or his own sheer ineffectiveness, Saturday didn’t prove to be Trace McSorley’s day. The reasons it lasted as long as it did turned into a hot topic after Penn State’s blowout loss against No. 5 ...

Pens Weekly: Goaltenders Adjusting To New Pads, Chest Protectors

Hockey 11/04/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE — It’s hard to blame goaltenders for wanting a little extra protection when their primary task is to absorb pucks speeding toward them at close to 100 mph. But for a long time, many stacked their chest and shoulders with so much padding they were compared to the Michelin ...

The Allan P. Kirby Center At Wilkes To Mark 25th Anniversary

Business 11/04/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE — The Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship was established at Wilkes University 25 years ago to educate and encourage young people with vision and ambition to launch and run the businesses of the future.Twenty-five years later, that mission continues and has been expanded.The center will ...

Wolf Pack Salvage Split With Pens

Hockey 11/04/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It appeared the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had avoided disaster when Cole Schneider’s breakaway attempt sailed high over the shoulder of Tristan Jarry in the second period.The next odd-man rush didn’t work out quite as well.Moments after Schneider’s misfire, Steven Fogarty beat Jarry short-side on a 2-on-1, and the ...

Boys And Girls Clubs Hold Health Fair

U.S. 11/03/18, 00:01

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently held a Back-to-School Health Fair sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Club members from the Central Scranton Unit, Park It sites and Luzerne County site received free back-to-school health screenings administered by area health care professionals. First row, from left, ...

Wyoming Valley Clutch Host Inaugural Game Tonight

Basketball 11/03/18, 00:01

It’s game time.The expansion Wyoming Valley Clutch will play its first regular season home game 7 p.m. tonight at the Wyoming Valley CYC in Wilkes-Barre, which is the home gym for the area’s newest semi-professional basketball team.The Clutch are owned by local basketball greats Chris Shovlin (GAR, Wilkes) and Dave ...

Penalty Kill, Third-period Goals Lift Pens

Hockey 11/03/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — At first, it looked like special teams might be the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ downfall on Friday night.They allowed two quick-strike power-play goals in the first period, then were tasked with killing a series of three straight penalties and a 5-on-3 opportunity later in the game.Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was up to ...

Dallas Shuts Down Hornets’ Upset Bid

Football 11/03/18, 00:01

DALLAS — A year ago, Xander Shaner watched from the sideline as Dallas football suffered a district quarterfinals upset to a No. 7 seed.Shaner’s commitment to the Mountaineers had him on the field one year later — and in the perfect position to stop yet another stunner on his home ...

Citizens’ Voice High School Fantasy Football Season Wrap-up

Football 11/02/18, 00:01

In a high-scoring championship game, sports writer Eric Shultz prevailed to win the 2018 Citizens' Voice High School Fantasy Football League, and the coveted gold belt that goes with the title.Shultz benefitted from a late signing, bringing in quarterback David Piestrak from Northwest to replace Williamsport's Joe Fagnano. Piestrak's 345 ...

Holy Redeemer Doubles Team Ready For States

Tennis 11/02/18, 00:01

Camryn Cassetori wasn’t going to let her second chance go to waste.Last year, the Holy Redeemer tennis player and doubles partner Lauren LaMarca were one set away from winning District 2 Class 2A gold. However, the Scranton Prep duo of Carly Habeeb and Gabriela Jakubek made sure they drew no ...

Dallas Lions Golf Tournament Benefits Library

Golf 11/02/18, 00:01

The Dallas Lions Club annual golf tournament for the benefit of the Back Mountain Memorial Library was held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Item Country Club. A buffet dinner and awards presentation was held at Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estate. Martha Butler, library director, thanked the Lions for ...

Kranson Scores Only Goal In Wyoming Area Title Win

Soccer 11/02/18, 00:01

LEHMAN TWP. — The bar has been raised for girls soccer at Wyoming Area.In 2016, the Warriors were delighted to win one district playoff game as an eight-seed before losing in the quarterfinals.Last postseason brought the same result — a first-round win followed by a quarterfinal loss — but a ...

PENGUINS SCOUTING REPORT: Nov. 2-4

Hockey 11/02/18, 00:01

First opponent: Hartford Wolf PackWhen: 7:05 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Mohegan Sun ArenaSeason series: This is the first of six meetings between the teams in 2018-19.About the Wolf Pack: Hartford started the season off strong, but has lost four in a row entering the weekend and is sixth in ...

HS SOCCER: Anderson Lifts Seminary To Shootout Win Over Prep

Soccer 11/01/18, 00:02

SCRANTON — For two halves and two overtimes, Scranton Prep tried to figure out a way to get a ball past Wyoming Seminary keeper Ryan Anderson.Turns out the Cavaliers didn’t have much success in penalty kicks, either.As flawless as Anderson was throughout Wednesday’s District 2 Class 2A boys soccer final, ...

DISTRICT 2 SOCCER ROUNDUP: Porfirio Sends Warriors To Finals

Soccer 10/31/18, 00:01

At Pittston Area, Aleah Kranson scored three goals and then she assisted Tierney Porfirio’s overtime game-winner, as Wyoming Area edged Holy Redeemer 4-3 in the District 2 Class 2A girls soccer semifinals.The two-seed Warriors will play at No. 1 Lake-Lehman on Thursday for the district final. This is Wyoming Area’s ...

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