News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins blank Syracuse for 2-0 series lead http://timesleader.com/news/penguins/153140180/Penguins-dominate-Crunch-again WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Coming into the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John Hynes said he expected the games to be tight.How about lopsided? Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:40:21 EST RailRiders split doubleheader with Pawtucket http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153137166/RailRiders-split-with-Sox MOOSIC — After losing the first game of a doubleheader, it can be hard to rebound for the second, especially the way the RailRiders dropped the opener of Saturday's twinbill against Pawtucket at PNC Field. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:40:15 EST Lauding ‘Fast Eddie:’ Zawatski wins swimmer of the year http://timesleader.com/news/hsswimming/153133106/Lauding-Fast-Eddie Ed Zawatski came. He saw. He conquered. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:40:12 EST 2014-2015 Times Leader Boys Swimming All-Stars http://timesleader.com/news/hsswimming/153078129/2014-2015-Times-Leader-Boys-Swimming-All-Stars Terry VrabecWyoming Valley WestSr. – Breast/Medley Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:15:22 EST Busy week sends Nanticoke softball into first place http://timesleader.com/news/hssoftball/153137528/Busy-week-sends-Nanticoke-into-first-place NEWPORT TWP. — Three days. Three games. Three victories.First place.Pulling off the trifecta proved to be difficult Saturday afternoon for Nanticoke, which needed to rally from three runs down to defeat Wyoming Valley West 6-5 in a Wyoming Valley Conference interdivisional softball game. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:15:11 EST Hazleton’s Russ Canzler still turning heads in baseball http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153103095/Canzler-still-turning-heads Although he's played in 29 Major League games, Russ Canzler has never broken spring training with a Big League club, or earned a promotion prior to August.This season could finally be Canzler's time. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:32 EST Venesky on Outdoors: Anglers’ carelessness can become a line of death for wildlife http://timesleader.com/news/outdoors/153112536/Outdoors-with-Tom-Venesky-A-line-of-death The warnings are timely.Every spring the Pennsylvania Game Commission sends out a reminder cautioning people against picking up or disturbing young wildlife. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:31 EST Gobbler season ushers in spring http://timesleader.com/news/outdoors/153111598/Gobbler-season-ushers-in-spring Ned O'Haire is so passionate about the spring gobbler season that he's used two weeks of his vacation time from work just to hunt one particular bird. For several seasons the Pittston resident didn't miss a day.But now, O'Haire has cut back — by his standards. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:29 EST April weather hasn’t hurt RailRiders franchise much in the past http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153103163/RAILRIDERS-NOTEBOOK-Historically-April-weather-hasnt-been-too-bad-for-SWB For just the third time since the Yankees became Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's affiliate in 2007, it took 15 games or more into the season for a game to be postponed due to weather. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:28 EST Meyers baseball takes two from GAR http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153138281/Meyers-baseball-takes-two-from-GAR WILKES-BARRE — It took 17 days to finish, but Meyers got the job done.The Mohawks baseball team completed a game that was suspended on April 8 due to darkness, scoring three runs in the top of the 10th before holding off a GAR rally to win 17-16 on Saturday at Gibby Field. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:27 EST King’s, Wilkes in the hunt for golf title http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153139753/Kings-Wilkes-in-the-hunt-for-golf-title After one day of competition at Hershey Country Club, King's and Wilkes are second and third, respectively, at the Freedom Conference Men's Golf Championships. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:26 EST Nets finally notch win against Atlanta http://timesleader.com/news/basketball/153139948/Nets-finally-notch-win-against-Atlanta NEW YORK — They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs.On their seventh try this season, the Nets finally got a victory over Atlanta. Get another one Monday, and they will be all even with the No. 1 seed in this Eastern Conference series. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:25 EST Islanders top Capitals to stay alive http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/153140256/Islanders-top-Capitals-to-stay-alive UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Islanders captain John Tavares was still attempting to gather his bearings after being leveled in the corner, when he heard the familiar — and welcome — roar go up inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for what could be the last time. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:23 EST Harvey excels as Mets top Yankees http://timesleader.com/news/baseball/153139882/Harvey-excels-as-Mets-top-Yankees NEW YORK — Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he rooted for growing up and leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory Saturday over the crosstown rival Yankees. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:21 EST Rain postpones NASCAR race at Richmond http://timesleader.com/news/autoracing/153139481/Rain-postpones-NASCAR-race-at-Richmond RICHMOND, Va. — Weather disrupted NASCAR's top series for a second consecutive week when Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race was postponed because of persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway.NASCAR rescheduled the event for Sunday at 1 p.m. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:10:19 EST