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4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

From a press release: A studio specializing in an often misunderstood art form, pole dancing, will open soon in downtown Scranton. Four local women – Ashley Matthews of Dunmore, Anjannette Roczniak of Old Forge, Shyla Lintz of Pittston, and Francesca Goldsack of Gouldsboro – teamed up in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic to open […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Sale pitches 3rd immaculate inning, tying Sandy Koufax

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Sale pitches 3rd immaculate inning, tying Sandy Koufax

Nine pitches, nine strikes, three outs… the immaculate inning. On April 18, 1964, Sandy Koufax threw his third perfect inning, the most by any pitcher. That is until Aug. 26, 2021 when Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale took the mound against the Minnesota Twins to record his third immaculate inning, tying the Hall of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Classic returns with hill climb, 1-mile dash, wheelbarrow race, and more on Aug. 28 in Scranton

Electric City Classic returns with hill climb, 1-mile dash, wheelbarrow race, and more on Aug. 28 in Scranton

From a press release: People of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the second annual Electric City Classic Hill Climb on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Olive Street in Scranton. A project of Scranton Tomorrow, the event is presented by Geisinger. In 2019, the inaugural event featured professional […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Ahoy, matey! Since being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and promoted to the Majors, former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offensive standout Hoy Jun Park has continued to produce results, as seen here at PNC Park last weekend. The lefty is hitting .235 in 51 at bats with one home run, five RBIs, and four runs on 12 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fan favorite Hoy Jun Park and fellow infielder Diego Castillo were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28-year-old reliever Clay Holmes and his 5.57 career ERA. This was a great trade! …for the Pirates. Catcher Rob Brantly was sent back to Scranton to make room […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

Despite plenty of offense and a return to form for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lost three of their last four games to the Syracuse Mets in extra innings, including today’s 9-8 defeat at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders split this home series three games to three but also lost a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

RailRiders fans can take a swing at Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on July 29

RailRiders fans can take a swing at Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on July 29

From a press release: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have partnered with T-Mobile to host the first Community Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, July 29. 100 participants will have the chance to swing for the fences to win prizes from T-Mobile and the team starting at 6 p.m. “We are looking forward […]

 Jason Riedmiller

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350

“The fastest car doesn’t always win.” – Kyle Busch In the final laps of the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 NASCAR Cup at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Sunday, June 27, the lead changed between yesterday’s winner Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski, William Byron, and Denny Hamlin, but in a battle of fuel tanks, Kyle […]

 Jason Riedmiller

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Pocono Organics CBD 325

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Pocono Organics CBD 325

Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson ran neck and neck in the final laps of the Pocono Organics CBD 325 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Saturday, June 26 when a blown tire in the final turn cost Larson the race and led to an anticlimactic victory for Bowman. Basketball legend Michael Jordan, who recently […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

It was opening night for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ alter ego “Vejigantes” at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, June 17. Taking the name from a character in Puerto Rican folklore, the team played the game in these colorful uniforms as part “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup,” a “season-long event series specifically designed to […]

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