News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Black Knights fend off Warriors in OT http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/50539306/HIGH-SCHOOL-BOYS-SOCCER Statistically speaking, the Wyoming Area boys soccer team was outplayed by Lake-Lehman every step of the way Tuesday night. But the Warriors turned in their best performance of the 2014 season. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:08:10 EST Pittston Area senior runners honored http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/50449717/Pittston-Area-senior-runners-honored Pittston Area's cross country team recently held its Senior Day where the team honored its seniors and their parents. The Patriots will compete in this year's PIAA District 2 Class AAA Cross Country Championships on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Elk Lake. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:03:06 EST Wyoming Area shut out in District 2 Class AA girls soccer opener http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/50549170/HIGH-SCHOOL-GIRLS-SOCCER Wyoming Area goaltender Caitlin Butchko did her best to keep 13th-seeded Wyoming Area in the game against third-seeded Abington Heights, but the Comets offensive attack proved to be too strong. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:53:17 EST HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-localsports/50556350/HIGH-SCHOOL-CROSS-COUNTRY Tara Johnson spent most of the last mile chasing just one runner.Mike Havrilla came down the final 200-meter straightaway fighting to hold off more than a half dozen runners who were close behind. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:44:08 EST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL http://timesleader.com/news/hsfootball/50561645/HIGH-SCHOOL-FOOTBALL Wyoming Area did everything it needed to do on its opening possession Friday night except for one thing: finish.The Warriors had trouble capping off drives and Wallenpaupack scored 24 unanswered points in a 24-5 loss on senior night at Jake Sobeski Stadium. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:43:31 EST Pumpkin, I fear for your future http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50547935/Pumpkin-I-fear-for-your-future The first rule of show business, it's said, is to “leave them wanting more.”That can be applied to other things.Like pumpkin.I'm a pumpkin fan. A big pumpkin fan. So you'd think I'd be ecstatic to be living in this, the Golden Age of Pumpkin.And I am. I guess. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:43:23 EST GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY http://timesleader.com/news/localsports1/50541977/GIRLS-CROSS-COUNTRY Ally Rome found a positive side effect to missing a significant chunk of the season while dealing with a hip flexor injury.Just at the point where Rome might normally start to feel worn down by the length of the cross country season, the Dallas junior is instead picking up the pace when it matters most. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:25:10 EST BOYS CROSS COUNTRY http://timesleader.com/news/localsports1/50541975/BOYS-CROSS-COUNTRY As the top returning Class AA boys runner in the state of Pennsylvania, Lake-Lehman junior Dominic Hockenbury has been building his season around being ready for the November 1 PIAA Championships and the Foot Locker regional and national competitions that follow. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:25:09 EST SOCCER ROUNDUP http://timesleader.com/news/localsports1/50541569/SOCCER-ROUNDUP Both Dallas teams and the Lake-Lehman boys used strong regular-season performances to earn first-round home games, which they turned into victories in the District 2 soccer playoffs.Only the Lake-Lehman girls were eliminated in the first round of district play. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:20:14 EST Rivals gear up for Old Shoe Game http://timesleader.com/news/localsports1/50541447/Rivals-gear-up-for-Old-Shoe-Game Back Mountain high school football rivals will meet when Dallas travels to Lake-Lehman on Friday, Oct.31 for the Old Shoe Game.In addition to settling bragging rights in the rivalry, the game could also determine the playoff fate for one or both teams. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:04:05 EST Royals take 2-1 World Series lead http://timesleader.com/news/mlb/50562227/Royals-take-2-1-World-Series-lead SAN FRANCISCO — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:53:05 EST Berwick holds off Coughlin http://timesleader.com/news/hsfootball-sports/50555574/Berwick-holds-off-Coughlin WILKES-BARRE — One play and 38 seconds. Four yards for the first down or 23 for a touchdown.Coughlin quarterback Jacob Soller took the snap, looked down field and then headed toward the line. He then backed up and let it rip into the end zone.Incompletion. Berwick 28, Coughlin 21. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:37:08 EST WVW defense sparks rally over Scranton http://timesleader.com/news/hsfootball/50555542/WVW-defense-sparks-rally-over-Scranton KINGSTON — The play wasn't accompanied by a cannon blast. That's reserved for Wyoming Valley West touchdowns at Spartan Stadium.It might have been the biggest play of the night, all the same. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:10 EST Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message http://timesleader.com/news/hsfootball/50560016/Students:-Nixing-football-sends-no-hazing-message DOYLESTOWN — Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:02:07 EST Pheasant season opens today http://timesleader.com/news/outdoors-sports/50554901/Pheasant-season-opens-today With small-game hunting seasons set to kick off this weekend, Pennsylvania's state game lands are being stocked with pheasants during a time Game Commission officials describe as an excellent year for pheasant production. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:07 EST