Sports - ROCKET-COURIER (2024)

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Wheeler Finding Success in Chemung Bandoleros

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE—

Kamden Wheeler’s first season behind the wheel of a Bandolero at Chemung Speedrome has literally had its ups and downs. The ups have been three feature wins for the 12-year-old Wyalusing youth in the division, including last Friday. However, one of those wins was a rough-and-tumble tale that saw her flipped onto her roof after contact by a fellow competitor […]

Runners Have Choice Of July Fourth Races

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE—

It’s not as busy a slate as Thanksgiving but Independence Day offers runners in the Rocket-Courier’s readership area a nice selection of races. Of course, the biggest event in the four-county area is at Montrose where the Races for Independence are slated. After a kids’ fun run, the 5K starts at 8 a.m. in front of the Susquehanna County courthouse. […]

RTL Baseball Teams Stay Alive in Districts

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE—

Action continued for two Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) baseball teams in District 15 Little League double elimination all-star play. In 8-10 baseball action, RTL reached the 8-10 championship bracket final with a 7-3 win over Tunkhannock on June 27. The game was delayed a day due to rain on June 26. Athens, a 9-1 winner over Southern Tioga in the […]

Veterans Dominate Team Eddie Color Run

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE—

An early morning rain may have deterred some of the 94 registered runners for the Team Eddie Memorial Color Run 5K at Laporte on June 29 from showing up. But the rain passed before race time and a strong field of 69 runners and walkers showed up to finish the fundraiser for the Edward J. Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship Fund at […]

Sober Softball Tournament Held in Tunkhannock

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

A Sober All-Star softball tournament, sponsored by the Wyoming/Sullivan Treatment Court, was held at Tunkhannock’s Henry Field in Tunkhannock on Sunday, June 23. Teams from the four counties in the Rocket-Courier readership area as well as Luzerne County, participated in the sober, fun day that included food and refreshments. Pictured, from left, are teams representing Luzerne County, Wyoming County, Susquehanna […]

Gymnasts Compete at AAU Age Group Nationals

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE—

June proved to be a busy and successful month for members of the Endless Mountains Gymnastics (EMG) team. AAU Age Group Nationals At Daytona Beach on June 20-23, 16 members of the gym competed with three earning first-place finishes in several events. Nearly 3,000 gymnasts participated in the competition. In the Open Optionals division, EMG’s Maribelle Albert and Janelle Turner […]

Sports Briefs

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

Free Soccer Clinic Slated A free soccer clinic is slated for Wyalusing Valley High School on July 9-10 for Wyalusing junior high and varsity players. The clinic will be under the guidance of guest clinician Maggie Kuhn. Kuhn has an impressive resume including serving as assistant coach at NCAA Division I University of Akron and head coaching stints at Lock […]

PA Bird Atlas Seeking Observations

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

Those birds seen in the backyard, around camp, while hiking or otherwise outside? They’re more important than one might think. Reporting your observations of them is, too. The game commission, together with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, is conducting the third PA Bird Atlas in state history. Between now and February 2029, it will document what birds live in PA, where and […]

Penn State Extension Steps Up for High School Field

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

The football field at Westinghouse Academy in Pittsburgh was in bad shape. Its surface was as hard as a kitchen floor, riddled with divots that posed serious injury risks to the young athletes. But thanks to the dedicated efforts of Penn State Extension educators and their network, this field has been transformed into a safe facility that promises to be […]

Maynard Wins at The Hill

By ohtadmin | on July 02, 2024

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE—

Jake Maynard, who serves as promoter for the NY-PA IMCA Modified Series, proved he can also drive one with his victory in the IMCA Modified regular division feature at The Hill Speedway at Monroeton on June 28. Maynard started on pole and led throughout to pick up his first win of the season. Keith Jack Lamphere and Tyler Belcher completed […]

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