News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Pittston Area baseball hopes to rebuild this season for the last time http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152607605/HIGH-SCHOOL-BASEBALL YATESVILLE – The Pittston Area baseball team is practically starting over.According to Patriots coach Paul Zaffuto this should be the last time that statement will be true for years to come. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:25:15 EST Pittston Area girls set to defend District 2 track and field title; Hurdlers look to carry boys team http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152559231/HIGH-SCHOOL-TRACK-AND-FIELD For the first time since 1988, the Pittston Area girls track and field team won the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District 2 title in 2014. That's the plan for 2015. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:13 EST Greater Pittston players named to Pennsylvania Football News Academic All-Star teams http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152604912/Locals-named-to-Pa.-Football-News-Academic-All-Star-teams Several local football players were recently named to the Pennsylvania Football News Academic All-Stars.Pittston Area quarterback Kyle Gattuso and running back Angelo Aita, along with Wyoming Area kicker/punter AJ Lenkaitis, were each named Gold Academic All-Stars. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:50:11 EST Greater Pittston basketball players perform in Lackawanna Conference All-Star games http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152555243/Locals-play-in-Lackawanna-Conference-All-Star-games ARCHBALD – A.J. Cantarella and Tori Tansley, the two senior centers who led Old Forge teams to District 2 Class A basketball championships, represented the school in the Lackawanna League Senior All-Star Games. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:45:11 EST Wyoming Area Diamond Club meeting April 1 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/152561141/WA-Diamond-Club-meeting-April-1 EXETER — The Wyoming Area Diamond Club will be meeting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. All parents of baseball players in grades 7 through 12 should attend. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:35:14 EST Emanon Golf League will meet April 1 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/152561112/Emanon-Golf-League-will-meet-April-1 FALLS TWP. — The Emanon Senior Golf League will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1 in the clubhouse. Coffee and donuts will be served. The league will start on Wednesday, April 8 or Wednesday, April 15, weather permitting. New members are welcome. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:35:12 EST Exeter Lions Little League to meet March 29 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/152561052/Exeter-Lions-Little-League-to-meet-March-29 EXETER — The Exeter Lions Little League will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Scout Home, located on the first floor in the rear of the Exeter Borough Building, 1101 Wyoming Ave. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:30:12 EST Wyoming Area’s softball team has holes to fill, but expected to vie for District 2 title http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-localsports/152555769/HIGH-SCHOOL-SOFTBALL EXETER — The Wyoming Area softball team lost six seniors from last year's Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District 2 title-contending team. That won't stop them from vying for another chance at the district's top honor. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:50:12 EST Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hit the road to face division foes http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/152580615/Penguins-guard-against-letdown-on-weekend-trip It doesn't matter that the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' opponents for this weekend are essentially out of playoff contention.The Binghamton Senators and Lehigh Valley Phantoms still have something to play for, and this weekend they'll be playing to beat the division rival Penguins. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:23 EST Local wrestlers head to Virginia Beach for national tournament http://timesleader.com/news/hswrestling/152589046/Local-wrestlers-head-to-Virginia-Beach-for-national-tournament More than three dozen wrestlers from Luzerne County schools have taken the more than seven-hour trip to Virginia Beach this weekend. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:21 EST Fighting Irish beat Wichita State to reach Elite Eight http://timesleader.com/news/basketball/152594154/Irish-soar-into-Elite-Eight CLEVELAND — Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:19 EST King’s unveils new athletics logo http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152589440/Kings-unveils-new-athletics-logo Leo the Lion has a new look.King's publicly released its new athletic logo on Thursday as the school continues a rebranding effort that included a new academic logo in the fall. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:17 EST Valley West volleyball rallies past Coughlin http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152592030/Valley-West-volleyball-rallies-past-Coughlin Wyoming Valley West pulled out the come-from-behind victory after dropping the first two games, beating Coughlin 3-2 on Thursday in boys volleyball play.The Spartans won 18-25, 24-26, 25-15, 25-19, 15-11. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:16 EST Counting down to Opening Day http://timesleader.com/news/baseball/152592060/Counting-down-to-Opening-Day Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:14 EST Dean Smith’s trust sends $200 to UNC lettermen http://timesleader.com/news/basketball/152591177/Dean-Smiths-trust-sends-$200-to-UNC-lettermen CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:55:23 EST