News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Papi signs with Indians Tunkhannock graduate Mike Papi signed with the Cleveland Indians on July 3 after completing his junior season at the University of Virginia with a 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt in the championship game of the College World Series. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:21:00 EST Locals receive Sem athletic awards Wyoming Seminary Upper School Director of Athletics Karen Klassner recently announced Sem's Most Valuable Players, Coaches' Awards and Gold Award winners for spring sports. Athletes who earned four varsity letters or three varsity and one junior varsity letters in their sport receive Gold Awards. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EST Pirates win Little League championship The Pirates defeated the A's, 12-7, to claim the Back Mountain Little League title.Dylan Wesley led the Pirates pitching 5 23 innings and striking out eight A's along the way. The Pirate offense was keyed with an eight-run fourth inning to blow the game open and provide the edge that the Pirates needed. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EST Medico advances to semifinals Shavertown's Mariano Medico advanced to the semifinals of the 11th R. Jay Sigel Match Play Championship, a state championship event, before falling early Wednesday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EST DHS soccer stars take talents to college Four Dallas High School seniors who all got their start on the fields of Back Mountain Youth Soccer Association will move on to play soccer at the collegiate level this fall. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EST Two holes-in-one recorded Jack Simpson, of Dallas, and Steve Rosenthal, of Kingston, recorded holes-in-ione on Sunday, June 29 at Hutnsville Golf Club in Lehman.The ace was Simpson's fourth hole-in-one. He aced Hole 3 using a 7 iron. Simpson's shot was witnessed by Kevin Smith, Chester Yavorski and guest Scott Maxwell. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EST SPORTS BRIEFS BASKETBALL CAMPLake Lehman Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls in third to eighth grade will be held fro 8 a.m. to noon July 14-18 at the Lake Lehman High School. The camp is hosted by Lake-Lehman varsity players Ben Pilch, Mike Symeon and Matt Vacante. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EST LITTLE LEAGUE ROUNDUP The Bob Horlacher Memorial Little League had an unbeaten record through two postseason softball tournaments as it went into this weekend in pursuit of its third straight and most important state championship. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:18:00 EST PA, WA Class of 1989 holding inaugural 'Rivalry Run' It's certainly something different.The two schools have played just about every sport against each other. But what about a 5k?The graduating classes of 1989 from Pittston Area and Wyoming Area will hold the inaugural 8220Rivalry Run8221 on Saturday, Aug. 30. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:01:00 EST The T.L. Express The RailRiders picked up their third straight win to close out a nine-game homestand on Friday night at PNC Field by knocking off Rochester, 5-1 to sweep the three-game series and win for the fourth time in five games. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:12:00 EST Heredia dazzles in RailRiders win MOOSIC 8211 Some scouts have compared Jairo Heredia to Pedro Martinez.However, in his first four appearances for the RailRiders, he looked like an anti-Pedro. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:10:00 EST Bob Horlacher softball team splits two state games A timely sacrifice bunt by Gabby Rosenthal led Bob Horlacher to a 16-7 victory over West Point and split a pair of games played Friday in the Pennsylvania state 11-12 double-elimination softball tournament. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:39:00 EST Man arrested for striking Game Commission officer A Monroeton man was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility after being charged with assaulting a Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer, according to the agency's Northeast Region office. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:38:00 EST PSU's Lift For Life reaches out to fans That most impressive of milestones is right on the horizon for Penn State's Lift For Life. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:38:00 EST Giants Despair a mountain of work for Jack and Darryl Danko The most successful driver in Giants Despair history describes the event's carnival-like atmosphere as equivalent to your average summer bazaar.But in a bizarre twist, his home event is anything but a picnic for Darryl Danko.8220As a driver, I don't get to enjoy it much,8221 Danko sighed. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:37:00 EST