Tyler R. Tynes |The Beauty of King’s vs. Wilkes

Right On Tynes |┬áThere’s a brilliance in the chaotic buildup of King’s College vs. Wilkes University. No matter the differences between North and South River Street, Monarchs vs. Colonels, Private vs. Public, King’s vs. Wilkes is the most important rivalry in Northeast Pennsylvania

10613095_10152721309759394_5621287144111683570_nIt really doesn’t matter the time, place, sport, season or any of the non important latter pieces that make the buildup for any one event, athletic or academic, between King’s College and Wilkes University an all-out scrap fest.

It’s never “David vs. Goliath.” It’s more like “Frazier vs. Ali,” a fight of the century every time it’s put on air. It’s the built up scramble between two local powerhouses in the anonymity of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Division III culture.

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WBB: From the presser, analyzing King’s W over Misericordia

Senior Marissa Manning attempts a shot in triple-coverage during King's win over Misericordia Saturday afternoon at Scandlon Gymnasium | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes
Senior Marissa Manning attempts a shot in triple-coverage during King’s win over Misericordia Saturday afternoon at Scandlon Gymnasium | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes

The Misericordia broadcast announcer on the far side of the press box was stammering. Just like that, it had vanished.

All of the promise, the amazement, the fluidity and any other superlatives that could describe how splendid it was to watch Lady Monarch basketball roll at a high level: was gone.

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From the presser: analyzing MBB’s playoff chances after W vs. Eastern

King's Cheerleaders celebrate during King's victory at Scandlon Gymnasium Wednesday night over Eastern University | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes
King’s Cheerleaders celebrate during King’s victory at Scandlon Gymnasium Wednesday night over Eastern University | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes

For what’s seemed like a good chunk of time now, the expected King’s College men’s basketball team we’ve been waiting to see, which we’ve seen for spurts every season, seems to have finally appeared.

And for once, it would be for good. It’s never too late in the year to go on a winning streak. Plus, its classically been late-game situations and late-season situations that have plagued this club.

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WBB: King’s cracked at home by No. 24 Eastern

Sophomore Kayla Feairheller looking to find a man to pass to as an Eastern Eagle closes out on her position on the perimeter during King's Wednesday night loss | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes
Sophomore Kayla Feairheller looking to find a man to pass to as an Eastern Eagle closes out on her position on the perimeter during King’s Wednesday night loss | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes

His face sunk when Eastern’s Kaleigh Boreman sank a triple from the deep right corner in Scandlon Gymnasium.

Brian Donoghue, the 10th year coach, hung his head back in disbelief. The Lady Monarchs were sinking. And it didn’t get better as time sped faster.

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King’s Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

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The King’s College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams have been honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for academic excellence.

The USTFCCCA announced its 2014 Division III All-Academic teams on Wednesday and both King’s men’s and women’s clubs were two of the 363 total programs selected of the 211 women’s and 152 men’s programs.

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