News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media John Hynes talks about NJ job and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/153877684/Hynes-looks-ahead-to-NJ-thankful-to-Pens John Hynes admitted that getting a chance to coach in the NHL was his ultimate goal, but it never consumed his thoughts during his six years with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.Instead, during his time with the Penguins - including the last five years as head coach, Hynes' focus was on one thing. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 17:50:12 EST Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders move into second place in the International League North Division http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153873534/RailRiders-move-into-second-place MOOSIC — The baseball gods were eventually going to help out the RailRiders at PNC Field. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 17:40:14 EST Dallas High School athletes are moving on to college sports http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-localsports/153873027/DHS-athletes-moving-on DALLAS TWP. — Kaylin Augustine and Amanda Schwerdtman, two captains on an unbeaten girls swimming team that finished in the top 10 in the state for the first time in school history, were among the Dallas athletes to recently announce their college commitments. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:00:15 EST Back Mountain American Legion baseball team looks to improve http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153873843/Legion-baseball-team-looks-to-improve DALLAS – The Back Mountain American Legion baseball program is looking at the possibility of top-to-bottom improvement this season.The Back Mountain senior team combines a large group of returning players with the addition of a Division I college baseball recruit. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:30:12 EST Field of Dreams high school all-star baseball game set for June 7 at PNC Field http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153879574/Field-of-Dreams-high-school-all-star-baseball-game-set-for-June-7 MOOSIC — The Field of Dreams senior high school baseball all-star game has been expanded from seven to nine innings for this season's game, which is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:15:11 EST Pittston Kiwanis Club holding 30th annual golf tournament June 19 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/153822093/Pittston-Kiwanis-Club-holding-annual-golf-tournament PITTSTON — The Pittston Kiwanis Club's 30th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 19 at Emanon Country Club in Falls and will benefit the Greater Pittston YMCA's Summer Camp program and Kiwanis youth services. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 12:55:14 EST Pittston Area girls lacrosse hosts car wash in Hughestown http://timesleader.com/news/localsports-news/153842117/Pittston-Area-girls-lacrosse-hosts-car-wash HUGHESTOWN — The Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse Club held a car wash fundraiser at the Hughestown Hose Company on Sunday, May 31. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 12:45:13 EST Old Forge graduate Kyle McMyne named Relief Pitcher of the Month http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-sports/153851563/McMyne-named-Relief-Pitcher-of-the-Month OLD FORGE — Old Forge graduate Kyle McMyne was named Southern League Relief Pitcher of the Month for his performance with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.McMyne pitched in a league-high 13 games during May and struck out 10 while posting an 0.63 earned run average in 14 1/3 innings for the month. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 12:20:11 EST Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s John Hynes gets his own NHL call-up http://timesleader.com/news/penguins/153857571/Hynes-gets-his-own-NHL-call-up When John Hynes was named the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, he became the fifth Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach to make the jump to the NHL.Now, for the first time in five years, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will be looking for a new leader behind the bench. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 23:35:42 EST Victor Espinoza talks Triple Crown on visit to Mohegan Sun Pocono http://timesleader.com/news/horseracing/153859936/Taking-another-shot-at-history PLAINS TWP. — Millions of fans and bettors watching American Pharoah as the colt prepares for the Belmont Stakes Saturday will try to analyze what is going on in the horse's head or, perhaps, heart. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 23:35:39 EST Title run ends for Holy Redeemer volleyball in state semifinals http://timesleader.com/news/hsvolleyball/153864459/Title-run-ends-for-Royals-volleyball-in-state-semifinals READING — It was like a concrete wall was put in front of the net, and the Holy Redeemer Royals had to smash through it.That's how stout Northeastern's size was in the front row. The Bobcats weren't too bad behind the back line, either. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 23:35:38 EST De Paula helps RailRiders snap skid http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153861964/De-Paula-helps-RailRiders-snap-skid MOOSIC — It's only early June, but the RailRiders have already had many new faces on the roster for the first time that have aspirations of eventually making it to Yankee Stadium. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 23:35:36 EST PIAA softball, baseball postponed again http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/153860378/PIAA-softball-baseball-postponed-again Rain postponed all of Tuesday's PIAA softball and baseball games involving Wyoming Valley Conference teams. All games were moved to Wednesday. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 23:35:34 EST Blatter will resign as FIFA president amidst scandal http://timesleader.com/news/soccer/153863099/Blatter-will-resign-as-FIFA-president-amidst-scandal ZURICH — The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 23:35:33 EST Phils walk off against Reds http://timesleader.com/news/baseball/153866930/Phils-walk-off-against-Reds PHILADELPHIA — Darin Ruf hit a walkoff single with one out in the ninth inning after Maikel Franco tied it in the eighth with a two-run homer to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a rare late-inning comeback victory, 5-4 over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. 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