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Assessing the unknown

July 19th

Trout Unlimited assists with PFBC’s Unassessed Waters Initiative


D2 wrestling all-star team competes at top offseason events

July 12th

D2 wrestling all-star team competes at top offseason events


Egenski ignites Nanticoke win

Jul 22

Ethan Egenski ignited Nanticoke's offense with a triple and two RBI in the 5-2 victory over Mountain Top in the 9-10 baseball Tommy's Pizza Corner tournament game Tuesday. Pticher Derek Cease got...

Kids get a kick out of Pocono Downs Harness camp

Jul 22

PLAINS TWP. — The smile on the face of Andrea Patterson beamed brighter than if she'd hit it big on a long shot.

Mike Blazaskie leads Nanticoke to PA American Legion Region 5 title shot

Jul 22

Still smarting from its first regional defeat, the Nanticoke American Legion baseball team received some uplifting advice from its leader.

Swoyersville moves within one win of capturing Region 5 Legion title

Jul 22

The key to Swoyersville's ride to the brink of an American Legion regional baseball title isn't just held by a couple of star players.It's owned by all of them.

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

Jul 22

LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

North Pocono wins Section 5 title

Jul 21

North Pocono came out on top for a 6-4 victory over Back Mountain National Monday for the Section 5 10-11 Baseball championship. North Pocono advances to states with the help of Jake Millan's three-run home run.

NFL Notebook Veteran guard Snee retires from Giants

Jul 21

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The pain got to be too much for Chris Snee.So the veteran guard told the New York Giants on Monday that he is retiring.

Ryan Hogan, Justin Montalvo power Swoyersville's trip to American Legion Region 5 baseball finals

Jul 21

MANSFIELD — Continuing a season-long hitting streak straight through a baseball playoff series is impressive enough.But turning into a guy nobody could keep off the basepaths?

Paving the way for the future

Jul 20

Charlie Wysocki to be inducted into Univ. Maryland Hall of Fame
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It's been called a hidden injury but that's not to say Charlie Wysocki's condition could have been any less apparent. Stuck in a nursing home. Morbidly obese. A danger to himself.

Jeremy Worlinsky shines as Swoyersville advances in Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Region 5

Jul 20

MANSFIELD — Once again, the unyielding speed of Swoyersville and hot shots off the teams bats broke open another American Legion playoff game and broke down another opponent's pitching staff.

Back Mountain American falls in Little League state opener

Jul 20

Red Land scores 10 times in fifth
SKIPPACK — All things considered, Back Mountain American pitchers were doing a heck of a job through four innings Sunday afternoon.

Nanticoke gets boost from former Northwest High stars Zac White and Eric Grzynski

Jul 20

MANSFIELD — When he first joined the Nanticoke American Legion baseball team, Northwest High School standout Zac White wasn't quite sure how he'd be accepted by players he'd previously viewed as...

Local Roundup Mountain Top, Nanticoke nab tourney wins

Jul 20

Nathan Lyons went 3 for 4 from the plate with a triple to steer Mountain Top's 17-7 win over West Side at the Tommy's Pizza Corner 9-10 Baseball Tournament at Kingston/Forty-Fort on Sunday.

Local Softball Stripes & Strikes come up short in World Series tourney

Jul 20

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — The Stripes & Strikes 12u Softball Team finished 17th of 37 teams at the NSA World Series this week.

Railriders end skid with 16-5 thumping

Jul 20

Charlotte, N.C. — Solid pitching coupled with powerful hitting helped the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders solve the riddle of the Charlotte Knights in a 16-5 victory over the Knights Sunday afternoon at BB&T...

Conway wins 2nd race of Toronto doubleheader

Jul 20

TORONTO — IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

Steelers' Tomlin still not satisfied

Jul 20

As Steelers coaches gathered at Seven Springs Mountain Resort to celebrate their Super Bowl win in February 2009, the mood was festive.

Eagles have high hopes for the season

Jul 20

PHILADELPHIA — After a worst-to-first season that far surpassed expectations, the Philadelphia Eagles finished with a bitter taste because of a first-round playoff loss.It also made them more determined.

Norway's Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

Jul 20

NIMES, France — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.

McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

Jul 20

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

Steve Bilko's teammates recall how the Nanticoke native blasted his way to the top of the Pacific Coast League

Jul 19

Old teammates remember Bilko the Great
The most dangerous hitters in baseball sometimes fill opposing teams with feelings of fear.The sight of Steve Bilko standing at the plate with a bat in his hands inspired sheer terror.

Nanticoke opens Legion tourney with a bang

Jul 19

MANSFIELD — The onslaught of hits followed by a steady stream of runs was no accident.Nanticoke isn't messing around in the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 5 Tournament.

Paying more for trout?

Jul 19

I doubt anyone would argue with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission president Norm Gavlick's idea to lower the cost of a fishing license.

Assessing the unknown

Jul 19

Trout Unlimited assists with PFBC's Unassessed Waters Initiative
Tom Jones and Rich Schwartz silently stalked along the edge of a small tributary meandering beneath the shady forest canopy of Nescopeck State Park last Saturday.

Knights Blank RailRiders

Jul 19

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were held to just two hits in a 7-0 loss to the Charlotte Knights Friday at BB&T Ballpark.

RailRiders get around town

Jul 19

It's been a little more than two years since Rob Crain was appointed President and General Manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

No. 7: The captain's team

Jul 19

Twenty-five years ago, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons stepped on the field for the first time. In honor of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre franchise's 25th year anniversary, The Times Leader is counting down the Top 25...

Woodland Hills junior RB picks Penn State

Jul 19

July 19 — Miles Sanders already has had a productive high school football career, and he hasn't even begun his junior year.

Pirela helps victorious I.L.

Jul 19

Jose Pirela had a productive appearance during the Triple-A All-Star Game last week in Durham.

Local bass tournament scene

Jul 19

Bass tournament results and standings. To submit results, email them to tvenesky@timesleader.com

Conservation officer field reports

Jul 19

Reports from Wildlife Conservation Officers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Northeast Region:

Outdoor News Elk license raffle

Jul 19

Newly passed legislation has cleared the way for an additional Pennsylvania elk license to be awarded in August to the lucky winner of a raffle, the proceeds of which will be used to improve habitat for the state's elk herd and...

Birder's Corner

Jul 19

Highlights of recent sightings conducted throughout northeastern Pennsylvania by area birders. For a complete list along with area hot spots, visit the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society website at:...

Caught on Camera

Jul 19

Who can resist a feast at a picnic table during the summer? Apparently this bear and coyote can't. Robert Zawada's trail cam in Slocum Township caught this bear and coyote investigating his picnic table in April and May of...

Poor drafts, big contracts lead to Phillies' fall

Jul 19

PHILADELPHIA — An old, familiar chant is back after a long absence at the Philadelphia Phillies' cozy ballpark. It goes like this: “E-A-G-L-E-S!”

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