Man drowns after kayak accident

A 24-year-old Greenfield Twp. man died Saturday night after a kayaking incident earlier in the day at Lackawanna State Park. Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland said David J. Nicoteri died at 8:17 p.m. in the intensive care unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He had been taken to the hospital after he fell out of his kayak at Lackawanna Lake at 12:23 p.m. On Monday, Rowland ruled the man’s drowning death accidental after an autopsy. The autopsy concluded no foul play was involved. The 1,445-acre Lackawanna State Park is in Benton and North Abington townships, about 10 miles north of Scranton. The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is surrounded by picnic and camping areas and multiuse trails. (read more)

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Hawks end Tigers’ softball run

The season came to a close for the Lady Tigers softball team at Central Columbia High School on Thursday night. After compiling a 19-5 season, the Tunkhannock girls have nothing to hang their heads about. They will return all but one senior for next seaso (read more)

All-Star seasons underway

Little League all-star season is here again and as usual, Wyoming County and the surrounding areas are ready to go. Throughout the region, final touches were being added to schedules and rosters all weekend. Tunkhannock Baseball Association will roster th (read more)

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SNAKE ROUNDUP: Rattlers make return visit

The largest fund raiser for the Noxen Volunteer Fire Department, the Rattlesnake Roundup, will be held over Father’s Day weekend, June 14-17. With blue skies and high temperatures forecasted for this weekend, Noxen Fire Chief Lew Hackling estimates large (read more)

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Why Noxen for a rattlesnake roundup?

For a person who is not fond of snakes, the idea of a Rattlesnake Roundup is terrifying. But Noxen Fire Company has embraced its indigenous inhabitants and loves to put them on display. The yearly fireman’s carnival is highlighted once again by the rattle (read more)

Bass season ready to open Saturday

Anglers looking to hit the waters this weekend will have lots of company, as Pennsylvania’s bass season opens Saturday, June 16 this year. The black bass is one of the most popular sport fish targeted by Pennsylvania anglers, second only to trout, Pennsyl (read more)

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Runners don’t forget Alzheimer’s run

Some 143 runners turned out for a picture perfect Third Annual ‘Forget-Me-Not’ Race Against Alzheimer’s around Lake Carey Saturday morning with Tim Nowakoswki and Madi Swanchak taking top male and female honors in the 5K race, and Paul Shaffer and Heather (read more)

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Athlete of the Week:Hope Jones

Tunkhannock Area’s Hope Jones has steadily built a reputation as part of one of the most dominant pitchers in the Wyoming Valley Conference. Jones compiled an overall record of 9-1, with 72.2 inning pitched. She fanned 68 batters over the season, and kept (read more)

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Lions Hivner, Jones in Dream Game

On June 4, rosters were announced for the 84th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game, the traditional summertime clash between the County and City all-star teams. This year’s game is July 18 at 7 p.m. at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium, home stadium for Va (read more)

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Tunkhannock Legion 2-1 on week

After an opening ceremony on the field, the Tunkhannock team took care of business against Greater Pittston, getting the 8-3 win with members of the Dennis Strong American Legion post in the front row of the bleachers. Falling behind quickly after two inn (read more)

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Montrose Legion starts strong

The Montrose senior legion baseball team remained unbeaten Tuesday night in its third game of the season, beating Tri-Boro 5-2. In the team’s first road game, Keith Ely belted his second homerun in as many games to add to the Montrose lead. Bryden Jerauld (read more)

Down sports memory lane

20 Years Ago (1998) More than 100 canoeists paddled through Wyoming County for the 1998 Susquehanna Sojourn trip last week, and pulled into Riverside Park Friday to take a lunch break at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. The Scranton Times-Tribune (read more)

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Kyle Cavany and Bob Bingham posted a 2-under 69 to win the Opening Day event at Stone Hedge Country Club, a blind-draw captain-and-mate tourney pairing an A and B player.John Erat-Dave Amori were a stroke back, with Alex Steve-Brett Butler grabbing third (read more)

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Hobby becomes business for caterer

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Endless Mountain Catering is one of the hidden gems available in Wyoming County. Owned and operated by Scott Swenson, Endless Mountain Catering has been providing food for various social functions for nearly 10 years. “It’s a hobby that blew up,” Swenson (read more)