News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Poly Prep ruins Sem’s night opener KINGSTON – Brendan Femiano, Chris Parker and Fara'ad McCombs did not need long to get started.The three backs from Brooklyn Poly Prep each scored first-half touchdowns on their first carries of the game Friday night to lead the Blue Devils to a 28-6 victory over Wyoming Seminary. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:13:08 EST Coughlin strikes early in quarters win PLAINS TWP. — Even though it hasn't lost a game since early September, starting off well hasn't been something Coughlin has been able to do all season.Consistently playing catch up and dealing with a Jekyll and Hyde offensive approach to games has become thematic for the Crusaders. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:57:09 EST Hazleton’s Joe Maddon opts out, won’t return to Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Joe Maddon won't be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays.The Rays announced Friday that Maddon, a Hazleton native, has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:30:08 EST NITTANY NOTES: Penn State-Ohio State game guide Bill O'Brien said after last year's 63-14 bloodletting in Columbus that the Lions would “remember some things” from the experience. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:16 EST HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Tara Johnson spent most of the last mile chasing just one runner.Mike Havrilla came down the final 200-meter straightaway fighting to hold off more than a half dozen runners who were close behind. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:39:07 EST Comets advance to finals behind potent offense WRIGHT TWP. — At 4-f0ot-11 and a half (don't forget the half), Daniella Callaghan admits most opponents aren't particularly intimidated by her when she steps onto the field.“They don't expect me to do anything,” the senior forward said. “And then I just wiggle around them.” Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:57:11 EST Unknown territory for Game 3 starters /SAN FRANCISCO — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.The message was as simple as Hudson's approach on the mound: “World Series, baby!” Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:54:22 EST Lincecum to be evaluated after back injury SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum is scheduled to undergo treatment and further evaluation on his tight back once the team returns to AT&T Park. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:54:20 EST World Series /SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:54:15 EST Royals lineups a work of art /KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.The fancy handwriting, that is. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:54:09 EST Serena still in the running SINGAPORE — Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:52:09 EST Key games dot Week 9 schedule Five weeks ago, Berwick coach George Curry stood outside Spartan Stadium as his players boarded buses for a ride home after a 31-21 loss to Wyoming Valley West. Despite his team slipping to 2-2, he remained optimistic things would fall into place. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:51:11 EST Lehman stun Wyoming Seminary KINGSTON — Korri Wandel made sure her teammates' effort on the defensive end of the field did not go to waste. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:34:14 EST Valley West sweeps Lake-Lehman Wyoming Valley West swept Lake-Lehman 25-12, 25-18, 25-16 in a WVC girls volleyball game on Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:33:24 EST Bosa poses a big problem for Penn State It was just a short promo — one written up by some nameless Disney Company employee — that ran last fall on ESPN networks and ABC. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:33:20 EST