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Lions clear way to quarterfinals

Josh Brown and Ray Melnikoff saw an opportunity and put on a bum rush. On an all-out sprint, Brown reached out his right arm — which has a cast for his broken thumb — and stoned a punt attempt. Not far behind, Melnikoff picked up the bouncing ball and dar (read more)

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Closing in onrecord-breaking bear season

A statewide four-day firearms bear season is set to start this Saturday, Nov. 23. But, Pennsylvania has already covered a third of the distance needed to set a state record black bear harvest. Through an early archery bear season in selected Wildlife Mana (read more)

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Meteors football facing new direction

On Monday, Montrose Area athletic director Joe Gilhool confirmed that the district decided to repost the position of head football coach. First year coach William Sandly, of Clarks Summit, was hired last January to be the third head coach in four seasons (read more)

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TA b-ball poised to make noise

When a team loses nine seniors, including a four-year starter who surpassed the 1,000 point mark and a 6’-8” big guy who caused trouble for opponents inside, that coach might worry about the immediate future of the program. That’s not the case for Tunkhan (read more)

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EL girls on the move

“We started (last) season off 3-9, but finished the last 10 games 7-3,” said Elk Lake head coach Kevin Tewksbury. “Our back court was made up of mostly freshmen last year and it took some time for them to get experience and confidence. Once they did, I li (read more)

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Baseball signing

STAFF PHOTO/COLLEEN MCALEER Baltrusaitis to ESU Tunkhannock Area senior David Baltrusaitis signed his NCAA Letter of Intent on Nov. 14 to play baseball at East Stroudsburg University. Seated from left are his brother Jakob, mother Crystal, Baltrusaitis, and father David Sr. In the back are AD Kenny Janiszewski, assistant baseball coach Scott Zaner, head baseball coach Gary Custer, and Principal Todd Bosscher. (read more)

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Athlete of the Week:Josh Brown

Lackawanna Trail senior Josh Brown blocked a punt attempt late in the fourth quarter on Friday night that lead to a Lion’s score.The game changing moment energized Trail and sparked a fourth quarter rally on the way to a 44-30 win over Williams Valley.In (read more)

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Lackawanna Trail basketball ready to go

After finishing third overall in the league last season, and one game out of a three-way tie for first, Christian Sunseri and his Lions are ready to keep Lackawanna Trail in the conversation. “We are very happy with where we finished last season,” said th (read more)

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Warrior boys are rebuilding from bottom up

Fourth year coaches Rich Emmons and Ray Lasher are facing an uphill battle this season.The coaches lost seven seniors from last year’s roster, and have no returning starters for this winter’s campaign.“The starters that we lost made up 80-90 percent of ou (read more)

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Lady Tigers working toward common goal

“Last season, we had some ups and downs, but as a program we had definite growth. We had a lot of trust building to do and I think we accomplished that. We pulled off some great wins and as a whole the season in my eyes was very successful,” said Lady Tig (read more)

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Trail looks to team chemistry for strength

After a tough season, with many injuries throughout the year which affected the Lackawanna Trail girls basketball team starters, head coach Lauren Strempek is ready for a fresh start. “We played our league close in the first half of the season and struggl (read more)

Class 1A quarterfinals again

Lackawanna Trail is the last team standing for the second straight season. After a fourth-quarter rally, sparked by a blocked punt by Josh Brown and a scoop and score from Ray Melnikoff, the Lions defeated Williams Valley, 44-30, and when all the results (read more)

KC Giants eliminated in NCAA first round

The Keystone College men’s soccer team fell 3-0 at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday in the First Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Jeremy Hokenson scored for UMW in the 14’ off a Josh Kirkland rebound. Second half goals were scored b (read more)

Sports Shorts

Deer for consumption Any Wyoming County or surrounding area resident who wishes to be placed on a list to be provided with a free, unprocessed whitetail deer and be contacted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to utilize the resource can contact State Ga (read more)

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Baseball offers clinic

The Keystone College baseball program is offering a four-day winter clinic, beginning on Sunday, Jan. 12, at Elite Gamespeed on Glenn Street in Scranton. Get a jump on the 2020 season by training with the best college baseball players and coaches in the a (read more)

Reindeer Run returns

Dust off your antlers - the 4th annual Reindeer Run, in conjunction with Tunkhannock Borough and Professional Association’s Christmas in Our Hometown, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. Come enjoy this year’s Reindeer Run to benefit the United Way. Bigger (read more)

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TA b-ball poised to make noise

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When a team loses nine seniors, including a four-year starter who surpassed the 1,000 point mark and a 6’-8” big guy who caused trouble for opponents inside, that coach might worry about the immediate future of the program. That’s not the case for Tunkhan (read more)