News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Lackawanna Trail senior basketball cheerleaders honored http://timesleader.com/news/sports/152063544/LT-senior-basketball-cheerleaders-recognized The Lackawanna Trail basketball cheerleaders and their parents were honored at their last home game on Friday, Feb. 6. From left, first row, are Kristen Miller, Megan Peckins and Jennifer Price; Second row, Connie Stock and Juliet Price; Third row, Brian Miller, Bill Peckins and Dale Price. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:50:12 EST Ten years and countining for District 2 boys state basketball championship http://timesleader.com/news/hsbasketball-sports/152161392/Wait-for-a-state-title-could-continue It's been 10 years since a Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball team won a PIAA state title. Since then, only two other District 2 teams, both from the Lackawanna League, have managed to play for a championship. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:47 EST Shuffle off to Buffalo: Eagles set to trade LeSean McCoy to Bills http://timesleader.com/news/football/152164711/McCoy-shuffled-off-to-Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. — LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:44 EST Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Matt Murray named AHL goalie of the month http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/152153291/Pens-Murray-caps-stellar-month-with-award After a month of near perfection, the AHL named Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Matt Murray as the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for February. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:43 EST Extra round doesn’t change PIAA wrestling schedule much http://timesleader.com/news/hswrestling/152137670/Extra-round-wont-change-much-at-PIAA-wrestling Last year at this time there was a buzz all over the Giant Center that changes were coming to the PIAA Championships.About two months later, it was made official at the PIAA meeting that the state's wrestling tournament was going to increase to 20-wrestler brackets in all 28 weight classes (14 in each classification). Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:42 EST On Campus: Berwick grad Aaron Karns hunting NCAA wrestling title http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152157695/Berwick-grad-Karns-hunting-NCAA-title Delaware Valley senior wrestler Aaron Karns has earned the right to shoot for his third straight All-America season. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:40 EST Cougars’ Busacca earns ECAC honor http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/152163244/Cougars-Busacca-earns-ECAC-honor Misericordia's Joe Busacca added another award to his resume on Tuesday as the senior guard was named ECAC Division III South Player of the Week. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:40 EST Flyers’ rally thwarted in overtime http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/152165804/Flyers-rally-thwarted-in-overtime PHILADELPHIA — Jiri Hudler scored 1:23 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a much-needed two points, downing the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund also scored for the Flames, who moved back into playoff position in the Western Conference. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:39 EST LeBron moves up scoring list in Cavs’ win http://timesleader.com/news/basketball/152165545/LeBron-moves-up-scoring-list-in-Cavs-win CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:37 EST Howard singles twice in Phils’ spring debut http://timesleader.com/news/baseball/152162995/Howard-singles-twice-in-Phils-spring-debut CLEARWATER, Fla. — Newly trim Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training, and the Philadelphia Phillies tied the New York Yankees 5-5 Wednesday in their spring training opener. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:36 EST Georgetown knocks off No. 21 Butler http://timesleader.com/news/basketball/152165347/Georgetown-knocks-off-No.-21-Butler INDIANAPOLIS — D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 16 points in his return to Indianapolis, helping Georgetown hold on for a 60-54 victory over No. 21 Butler on Tuesday night.The Hoyas (19-9, 11-6) have won four of their last five and still have a chance at the No. 2 seed in next week's Big East tournament. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:35 EST Rollins set to lead off for Dodgers http://timesleader.com/news/baseball/152164255/Rollins-set-to-lead-off-for-Dodgers GLENDALE, Ariz. — Adjusting to his new team, Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins was happy to see something familiar: his name in the leadoff spot. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:34 EST Leopold reunited with family in Minnesota http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/152160392/Leopold-reunited-with-family-in-Minnesota ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jordan Leopold had thought about returning home, if the opportunity arose to play for the Minnesota Wild.He never could have imagined his daughter becoming famous simply for her desire to have him back. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:32 EST Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez’s car http://timesleader.com/news/football/152161250/Trooper:-Fingerprints-show-victim-in-Hernandezs-car FALL RIVER, Mass. — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:31 EST Winston meets with Buccaneers http://timesleader.com/news/football/152160825/Winston-meets-with-Buccaneers TAMPA, Fla. — Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:45:30 EST