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AH grad named Empire 8 Conference Golfer of the Week

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For the second consecutive week, a member of The University of Scranton men’s golf team has been honored by the Empire 8 Conference.This time the honoree is senior Erik Meyer, an Abington Heights graduate, who was named the conference’s male golfer of the week after shooting a season-low and one-under-par 70 at Glenmaura National Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 11. Meyer’s teammate, junior Ryan Brown, a Scranton Prep graduate, was honored by the conference the previous week.Meyer is currently averaging 75.75 strokes per round.

 

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club announces events

The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club will hold its final archery 3-D shoot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 on the club grounds. This is a 30-target “through the woods” course featuring life-size animal targets at various ranges and skill levels. Archers have an opportunity to compete for prizes after completing the course. All types of archery tackle are welcome to be used. For more information, call Paul at 570-561-3748.The Factoryville Sportsmen’s C...

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Upper 90 Power soccer team seeks players

The Upper 90 Power competitive soccer team has a few openings on its roster for the fall season. There are no residency restrictions. Potential players should have previous soccer experience. Birth dates for eligible players must fall between Aug. 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. Contact Mike at msoccerone@yahoo.com for more information.

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Abington Gators welcome new coaches

The Abington Area Age Group Swim Team (AAAGST) welcomes new coaches for the upcoming season.Greg Brown, Marywood University’s Aquatics Director/ men’s and women’s head swimming and diving coach, will be acting as head coach for the Gators for the 2014-15 season.The Gators assistant coach this season will be Chris Brown, Greg’s younger brother. He has a long history in this sport and he has a lot to offer our young people. Chris swam for Marywood&#...

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Keystone finishes second at Marywood quad golf match

Keystone College’s men’s golf team posted a team score of 325 to finish second at Saturday afternoon’s Marywood University quad match played at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course. The Giants finished behind the host Pacers while defeating the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Baptist Bible College.The host Pacers shot a 12-over round of 300 to win the match, 25 strokes better than runner-up Keystone. Penn College was third after carding a 330 on the day while...

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Misericordia University to host mathematics symposium

The Department of Mathematics at Misericordia University will host the 5th annual Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties Mathematics Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The event is free to the public.The symposium is being coordinated by Steven Tedford, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics at Misericordia University, and will feature scholars from local colleges and universities off...

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Leadership Lackawanna Core Program announces 2014-2015 class

The Leadership Lackawanna core program class of 2014-2015 met on Thursday, Sept. 11 for their first session which included an orientation and an introduction to leadership basics.Leadership Lackawanna Director, Nicole A. Morristell commented, “I’m excited for the adventures and opportunities that lie ahead. This year’s participants have accomplished great things in their past and I look forward to seeing how they will utilize the leadership skills they acquire ove...

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Scranton police announce traffic alert for Thursday’s state trooper funeral

The Scranton Police Department announced a traffic alert in downtown Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 18 for the funeral service of Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II from the Pennsylvania State Police. There will be parking restrictions from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from the 100 block to the 1100 block of Wyoming Avenue. The 300 and 400 blocks of Linden Street will also be closed during that time. No street parking is permitted in those areas of the city during that time. Drivers are asked to avoid this ...

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Lackawanna College Surgical Technology program nationally recognized for 100 percent pass rate

Lackawanna College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of Aug. 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014.Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is required for employment with...

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New York Trumpet Ensemble returns to Scranton Sept. 20

The New York Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Mark Gould, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Houlihan-McLean Center on the campus of The University of Scranton. The performance is free.The ensemble is known for its performances of both classical and jazz music that encompasses a wide range of musical styles and genres, ranging from Hoagy Carmichael and Duke Ellington to Herbert L. Clarke and Palestrina.

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Keystone men’s soccer posts shutout win

Keystone College’s men’s soccer team jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of Monday afternoon’s non-conference game at Valley Forge Christian College and cruised to a 6-0 win over the Patriots. Five different players netted their first goals of the season as Keystone improved to 4-2 with their fourth shutout victory of the season.Through just six games, Keystone has already surpassed its win total of three from a season ago while their 18 goals throu...

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Lackawanna Trail routs Montrose

Lackawanna Trail defeated Montrose, 48-0, in a non-league game at Lions Pride Stadium Friday night.Lions’ quarterback Vic Mallory completed 9 of 13 passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns. Rocco Pacini led the team in rushing with 84 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Wingback Ross Fauquier and fullback Jared Phillips added rushing touchdowns for Lackawanna Trail.Wide receiver Liam Dougherty caught four passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Fauquier also had ...

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Vets: Staffing key issue at local VA

PLAINS TWP. — The Veterans Affairs Medical Center currently has no veterans on its electronic waiting list and 95.5 percent of appointments are scheduled within 30 days, the medical center’s director, Dr. Michael Adelman said Monday at a veterans town hall at the hospital.But Adelman admitted there is room for improvement, and several veterans provided examples of that, including claims that employees ignore veterans waiting in line for service to inaccuracies in reimbu...

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Jessup receives funding from Lackawanna County

The third phase of Jessup Borough’s beautification project involves the construction of a pavilion at Station Park. Students in the classes of 2014 and 2015 in the Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Program at Johnson College created the contract drawings for the work being done for the borough as a community project. Jessup will use the plans for pricing and project planning. The Lackawanna County Commissioners assisted in this development by presenting Jessup representatives...

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Keystone College sweeps Valley Forge Christian College in home opener

Keystone College’s volleyball team won its home opener on Saturday afternoon by sweeping Valley Forge Christian College in three sets in a non-conference match. The Giants, who got a match-high 11 kills from Hannah Zuchowski along with five aces and 16 digs from Ciera Scepaniak, snapped a three-game losing skid to improve to 3-4 on the season.Keystone got out on the right foot with a 25-18 victory in the first set before taking a 2-0 advantage with a 25-17 decision in set two...

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Keystone College field hockey drops game to Widener

Widener University scored a pair of goals five minutes apart and held off a comeback bid by Keystone College on Saturday afternoon as the Pride defeated the Giants 3-1 in non-conference field hockey action at Keystone.Widener, who got goals from three different players in the win, improves to 2-3 on the season while the Giants slide to 1-4 on the season.

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Geisinger Cancer Institute awarded $4.4 million grant

Geisinger Health System has been named one of 53 grant recipients nationwide that will participate in clinical research programs organized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Geisinger’s grant totals $4.4 million, and will fund the gathering, processing and analysis of data for NCI clinical trials, including the enrollment of local Central Pennsylvania cancer patients into innovative clinical trials.

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Berwick downs Abington Heights in field hockey

The Abington Heights field hockey team was defeated by Berwick, 2-1, in a Wyoming Valley Conference contest Sept. 8.Liz Isenberg and Katie Kaiser provided the goals for Berwick. Ashley Mercado scored the Abington Heights goal.

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