News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media WVC Girls Lacrosse All-Stars released http://timesleader.com/news/hsvolleyball/153837124/WVC-Girls-Lacrosse-All-Stars-released Wyoming Seminary's Alexis Quick was named the Wyoming Valley Conference girls lacrosse MVP. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:40:30 EST Familiar foes as Holy Redeemer, Northeastern back in state boys volleyball semifinals http://timesleader.com/news/hsvolleyball/153836674/Familiar-foes-as-Redeemer-Northeastern-back-in-state-semis WILKES-BARRE — The Holy Redeemer seniors have been waiting for this exact moment.Sure, you never look ahead. Especially when you reach the state playoffs and each team has high-caliber athletes on each side.Talk with Mike Gatusky, and he says it has been on his mind. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:40:21 EST Peregrine population heading in right direction http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-outdoors-sports/153834803/Peregrine-population-heading-in-right-direction For nearly an hour Greg Turner hoped the falcon wouldn't come too close.Suspended 100 feet down the face of a Luzerne County cliff, Turner, a biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, waited patiently next to a peregrine falcon nest while the female dove threateningly close. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:40:19 EST Hynes rumored for Devils coaching job http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/153838257/Hynes-rumored-for-Devils-coaching-job For the last five years John Hynes has helped countless players reach the NHL.Now, it appears he'll be joining their ranks. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:40:17 EST Friends, players remember coach Schmidt http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-sports/153826271/Friends-players-remember-coach-Schmidt WILKES-BARRE — Former players of Rollie Schmidt paid their respects to their coach on Monday, telling stories of how he impacted their lives as they traveled through life.Schmidt died Thursday at age 82. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:40:14 EST Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lose third straight http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153836020/RailRiders-lose-third-straight MOOSIC — Professional athletes always seem to perform extraordinarily well against their hometown teams.Scranton/Wilkes-Barre center fielder Mason Williams is no different. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:40:11 EST UAB bringing football back in 2016 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/153840145/UAB-bringing-football-back-in-2016 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB President Ray Watts said Monday he is bringing the football program back as early as 2016, reversing a decision to shut it down because it was too expensive.Watts cited renewed financial commitment from supporters, students and the city as reasons for the change of heart. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:00:14 EST Williams tops Stephens; Sharapova out http://timesleader.com/news/sports/153840203/Williams-tops-Stephens;-Sharapova-out PARIS — For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.And for the third match in a row, almost as though this was the plan all along, Williams righted herself to pull out a victory. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:00:12 EST Quenneville coy about Blackhawks lineup for Game 1 http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/153838866/Quenneville-coy-about-Blackhawks-lineup-for-Game-1 CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks could go in a couple of different directions when it comes to their last two defensemen for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane could play together on their top line.Then again, they might be split up against Tampa Bay. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 21:55:13 EST NASCAR has long needed a driver council for feedback http://timesleader.com/news/autoracing/153834988/NASCAR-has-long-needed-a-driver-council-for-feedback CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It started last fall as a text message chain that included roughly 20 of NASCAR's top drivers. The purpose of that group chat was for the drivers to hash out where the current rules package was headed and attempt to gain a consensus on what was best for the competitors. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 21:55:11 EST Upon Further Review: Lake-Lehman’s softball team advanced to final eight in 1993 http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153822270/UPON-FURTHER-REVIEW Editor's note: The Dallas Post is rich in all kinds of history, especially sports history. Each week, the Post will bring you several different highlights from a particular decade. For this week, we chose to highlight the decades ending in “3.”June 2003 Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:00:11 EST PIAA state softball, baseball postponed http://timesleader.com/news/hsbaseball-hssoftball/153826453/PIAA-state-softball-baseball-postponed The PIAA state softball and baseball games involving Wyoming Valley Conference teams were postponed Monday due to rain and moved to Tuesday. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 12:55:12 EST Abington Heights junior high softball team on a hot streak http://timesleader.com/news/sports/153718838/Lady-Comets-junior-high-softball-on-a-hot-streak CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Heights junior high softball team split a doubleheader with West Scranton on April 30. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 12:40:19 EST 24th annual Commissioners Bocce Tournament set for June 6 http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-local-news-news-sports/153745157/24th-Annual-Commissioners-Bocce-Tournament-set-for-June-6 The Lackawanna County Commissioners gather with organizers of this years 24th annual Commissioners Bocce Tournament, set for 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at McDade Park, Scranton. The event will feature 24 teams with over 96 players in men's, women's and mixed teams categories. For information, contact John Rettura at... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 12:25:18 EST Diocese of Scranton Vocations Golf Classic Slated for July 13 http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news-sports/153745491/Diocese-of-Scranton-Vocations-Golf-Classic-Slated-for-July-13 The Diocese of Scranton will host the Sixth Annual Vocations Golf Classic Monday, July 13 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop to benefit the St. John Vianney Endowment Fund. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 12:15:13 EST