News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Abington-area golfers help Keystone College finish second in conference match http://timesleader.com/news/sports/152942920/Local-golfers-help-Keystone-place-second-in-golf-tourney HUNTINGTON VALLEY — Keystone College's men's golf team shot a combined round of 324, two strokes off its best round of the season, to place second out of six teams April 14 at the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championship Preview Match hosted by Rosemont College. Tuesday's round was played at the Philmont Country... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:30:22 EST NEPA Flames girls basketball team wins Electric City Madness Tournament http://timesleader.com/news/sports/152986161/NEPA-Flames-win-basketball-tourney The NEPA Flames won the Electric City Madness eighth-grade silver division championship April 10-12 at Riverfront Sports in Scranton, going 5-0 in the tournament. From left, are Sydney Newhart, Steven Newhart (team manager), Maria Tully, Erin Albright, Madison Show, Mikayla Kohanski, Theresa Dutter, Abby Sempa and Coach Jayme Sweere. Absent at... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:20 EST Senator Lisa Baker honors Wyoming Seminary wrestling team at Capitol in Harrisburg http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152963278/Seminary-wrestling-team-honored-in-Harrisburg The Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School Wrestling squad visited Harrisburg on April 13 and was recognized in the Senate Chamber by Sen. Lisa Baker. The team was also presented with a Senate Citation honoring its accomplishments. Among them was winning first place in the 2015 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Wrestling... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:11 EST Times Leader Athlete of the Week: Brian Drouse http://timesleader.com/news/hsvolleyball/153014540/Athlete-of-the-Week-Drouse-gets-Mountaineers-back-on-track Name: Brian DrouseYear: SeniorSport: VolleyballSchool: Dallas H.S.Family: Michael, dad; Jennifer, mom Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:05:13 EST Weather still casting a dark cloud http://timesleader.com/news/hssoftball/153007284/Weather-still-casting-a-dark-cloud Weather has affected more than the Wyoming Valley Conference softball schedule. It appears the on-field product is feeling a bit of the wrath as well. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:05:12 EST Penguins, Crosby riding momentum into Game 3 http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/153014144/Penguins-Crosby-riding-momentum-into-Game-3 PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is shooting the puck. Even more importantly for the Pittsburgh Penguins, it's going in. Funny how success seems to follow when that happens. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:11 EST Local sports: King’s clinches Freedom Conference Tourney Berth http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153014484/Local-sports-SOFTBALL-Kings-clinches-Freedom-Conference-Tourney-Berth In a rematch of the 2014 Freedom Conference Championship game, the King's College softball team swept visiting Manhattanville College on Sunday afternoon at the Betzler Athletic Complex. The Monarchs won both games by identical 9-1 scores in five innings. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:55:19 EST Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ Bryan Mitchell celebrates birthday with a win http://timesleader.com/news/sports-yankees/153015566/Mitchell-gives-RailRiders-gift-on-his-24th-birthday Who needs a birthday cake when you can throw seven innings of three-hit baseball.Bryan Mitchell celebrated his 24th birthday in style as he led the Scranton/Wilkes-Barrre RailRiders to a 4-1 win over the Syracuse Chiefs on Sunday. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:55:18 EST Wyoming Valley Conference has strong performances at Shippensburg University High School Track and Field Invitational http://timesleader.com/news/hstrackfield/153015917/WVC-has-strong-showing-at-Shippensburg-Invy Wyoming Valley Conference individuals and teams put together a series of impressive performances Saturday when many of the top athletes from around the state made an early visit to the site of the state championships for the 89th annual Jack Roddick/Shippensburg University High School Track and Field Invitational. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:55:17 EST Wyoming Valley West’s Jordan Ellsworth attracting a new kind of attention http://timesleader.com/news/hsvolleyball/153013274/A-new-kind-of-attention PLYMOUTH — Volleyball is Jordan Ellsworth's passion.It's been that way from the first swing of his arm. Since the first time he's dug a ball from the back row. Since he stood behind the service line and fired a ball into the 900 square feet on the hardwood court. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:55:12 EST Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins close out regular season on a high note http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/153015223/Pens-close-out-regular-season-on-high-note ALLENTOWN — For the last few games the Penguins have stressed the importance of spreading the scoring around through all lines.How about a rookie defenseman playing in his second game for the Penguins? Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:55:11 EST Despite five ejections, Royals find way to win http://timesleader.com/news/mlb/153014883/MLB-Caps-Despite-five-ejections-Royals-find-way-to-win KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals overcame five ejections and won behind Kendrys Morales' tiebreaking, two-run double off Eric O'Flaherty (0-1) in a three-run eighthRoyals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:50:16 EST Strasburg lifts Nationals to win over Phillies http://timesleader.com/news/mlb/153014183/Strasburg-lifts-Nationals-to-win-over-Phillies WASHINGTON — With Stephen Strasburg's dominating performance and Denard Span's return to the lineup, the Washington Nationals are feeling better about themselves. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:50:14 EST Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history http://timesleader.com/news/mlb/153014217/Pirates-sweep-Brewers-off-to-worst-start-in-team-history PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole spent two innings tinkering with his offspeed stuff. After watching the Milwaukee Brewers scratch out a couple of early runs, the Pittsburgh Pirates' burgeoning ace decided to just stick to what he does best: Throw hard. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:50:13 EST Jim Furyk tops Kevin Kisner in playoff to win RBC Heritage http://timesleader.com/news/golf/153014334/Golf-Furyk-tops-Kisner-in-playoff-to-win-RBC-Heritage HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jim Furyk had gone 100 starts without winning, a stretch that gnawed at his psyche and challenged his confidence. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:50:12 EST