News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media SPORTS BRIEFS http://timesleader.com/news/localsports1/50846906/SPORTS-BRIEFS Upward basketball/cheerleadingThe Rock Rec Sports Complex will host Upward Basketball/Cheerleading for boys and girls Pre k - through eighth grade from Jan. 5, 2015 through March 8, 2015. For more information, call 570-696-2769. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:20:09 EST Pittston Ski Club offering reduced rates http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50929760/Pittston-Ski-Club-offering-reduced-rates PITTSTON — The Pittston Ski Club is looking for new or interested members. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:01:17 EST Pittston Lititle League signups begin Jan. 11 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50929755/Pittston-Lititle-League-signups-begin-Jan.-11 PITTSTON — Pittston City Little League is holding signups for the upcoming spring Little League season. Signups are at the field house. Three proofs of residency and a copy of birth certificate are needed. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:00:05 EST WA boys basketball Elementary Night Dec. 30 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50929751/WA-boys-basketball-Elementary-Night-Tuesday EXETER — The Wyoming Area boys basketball team will celebrate Elementary Night on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Wyoming Area gym. All boys who participated in the Fall Elementary League will be recognized on the court prior to the varsity game against Western Wayne. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:58:17 EST Practice makes perfect http://timesleader.com/news/hsgolf/50911611/Practice-makes-perfect Most successful golfers have taken years to master the sport. It's rare to see an athlete succeed at golf as a beginner.Heck, it's like that in any sport.But Tyler McGarry is an exception. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:46:10 EST Patriots wins battle with rival Warriors http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50934331/Patriots-wins-battle-with-rival-Warriors YATESVILLE — In a battle of rivals in the first round of the Pittston Area Girls Basketball Tournament, Wyoming Area outshot Pittston Area 11-0 in 3-pointers, but the Patriots overcame the odds to pull out a 74-61 victory.Pittston Area will face Lake-Lake Lehman in the championship game today. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:25:07 EST Penguins fall flat in loss to Senators http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/50935528/Penguins-fall-flat-in-loss-to-Senators BINGHAMTON, NY — When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins faced the Binghamton Senators just before the Christmas break, they shutout their East Division foe. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:21:06 EST Penguins fall flat in loss to Senators http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/50935065/Penguins-fall-flat-in-loss-to-Senators BINGHAMTON, NY — When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins faced the Binghamton Senators just before the Christmas break, they shutout their East Division foe. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:08 EST Narduzzi officially takes over at Pittsburgh http://timesleader.com/news/football/50934038/Narduzzi-officially-takes-over-at-Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH — Pat Narduzzi stood just outside the doorway, hands stuffed inside his pants pockets, and glanced at nine national championship trophies highlighting the proud history of a program churning in mediocrity. The youngest gold football is nearly 40 years old. By the math of the latest coach charged with restoring Pittsburgh to... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:06:07 EST Higher scores creating longer college games http://timesleader.com/news/football/50934914/Higher-scores-creating-longer-college-games Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring.But is there too much of a good thing? Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:32:12 EST Georgia’s Richt: Gurley heading to NFL http://timesleader.com/news/football/50934793/Georgias-Richt:-Gurley-heading-to-NFL CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Georgia running back Todd Gurley has informed coach Mark Richt that he plans to enter the NFL draft.Richt said after practice Friday for the Belk Bowl that Gurley won't return for his senior season. The 13th-ranked Bulldogs face No. 20 Louisville on Tuesday. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:32:11 EST Hawkeyes, Royals to meet in McGrane final http://timesleader.com/news/hsbasketball/50934961/Hawkeyes-Royals-to-meet-in-McGrane-final WILKES-BARRE — Hanover Area made the most of its extra chances while breaking away from Lake-Lehman early in the opening game of the 49th annual Robert McGrane Tournament at the CYC. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:31:07 EST Pinstripe teams striving to regain glory http://timesleader.com/news/psu/50931845/Pinstripe-teams-striving-to-regain-glory NEW YORK — Close doesn't cut it.Not at Boston College, which nearly knocked off Florida State this season.And certainly not at Penn State, which almost upset Ohio State in a double-overtime defeat. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:25:12 EST For PSU, it’s all on the (defensive) line http://timesleader.com/news/psu/50931814/Its-all-on-the-line NEW YORK — James Franklin had the numbers memorized all right.The Penn State coach had counted five senior starters on the offensive line for Boston College who have more than 140 starts between them. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:25:07 EST Penguins players OK with longer NHL holiday break http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/50933806/Penguins-players-OK-with-longer-NHL-holiday-break OK, so it's not one of the major provisions in the collective bargaining agreement the NHL and its Players' Association agreed to in 2013.It has nothing to do with, say, setting salary-cap limits or establishing the parameters of free agency. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:49:03 EST