News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media 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 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 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 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 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 McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:00:11 EST Strong second half propels Abington Heights over Berwick S. ABINGTON TWP. — Friday afternoon's District II Class AA girls soccer quarterfinal game between Berwick and Abington Heights was a tale of two halves.A strong wind at Abington Heights High School had a lot to do with the pace of play. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:59:12 EST Coughlin strikes early in quarters win PLAINS TWP. — Even though it hasn't lost a game since early September, starting off well hasn't been something Coughlin has been able to do all season.Consistently playing catch up and dealing with a Jekyll and Hyde offensive approach to games has become thematic for the Crusaders. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:59:10 EST Local Roundup Holy Redeemer makes history With a 25-6, 25-14, 25-13 sweep over Wyoming Area, Holy Redeemer recorded its 141st straight Wyoming Valley Conference victory and its eighth consecutive WVC championship on Friday night. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:58:06 EST Rangers waste no time, cruise past Tigers SHICKSHINNY – Bryce Harrison called it pure adrenaline.You can't blame the Northwest Area junior for his choice of words. Really, how often does a linebacker get an opportunity to return a punt for a touchdown?Welcome to Harrison's world. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:57:07 EST Storm brewing for the Colonels It could have been real easy for Storm Deemer to get discouraged entering the 2014 season for the Wilkes University football team.The wide receiver had just three receptions in 2013 as a freshman for the Colonels. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:56:07 EST Lions, Buckeyes ready for a rowdy night at Penn State Two years ago, 107,818 fans showed up at Beaver Stadium to watch two teams that had been banned from the postseason.It left a lasting impression on one man in particular. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:54:14 EST NBA Notebook Not much to say as Lakers move on without Nash LAS VEGAS — When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:54:12 EST Paupack scores 24 unanswered to top Warriors WEST PITTSTON — 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. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:53:12 EST Nick Eury man of fury HANOVER TWP. — Something made Nick Eury mad.And by the time he was finished, the Lake-Lehman senior had Hanover Area pounding dirt. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:53:08 EST