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Sunday April 6, 2014
The NEPA Miners finish after seven seasons.
The NEPA Miners want to thank their loyal supporters consisting of sponsors, fans, board members, coaches and players who gave the u-boat replica watches NEPA Miners a successful seven football seasons. The NEPA Miners organization is grateful to be able to have won many games and touched many lives on and off the field over seven seasons. An expensive and time consuming endeavor, the Miners were able to keep semi-professional football going strong and now ...Read More
Monday December 16, 2013
NEPA Miners may have played their final game
After seven years of winning football, providing athletes a venue to compete and giving back to the community, the NEPA Miners may have scored their final touchdown. This is the last year of operating the semi-professional football team for Founder Dan LaMagna and President Jason Muskey as both will be resigning from the Miners. A difficult decision but the timing was right for both gentleman.Dan LaMagna spent the last 17 years dedicated to semi-pro football ...Read More
Tuesday October 1, 2013
The Epic Battle: NEPA Miners versus Syracuse Shock III!
The North East Pennsylvania (NEPA) Miners 7-1 EFL (8-2 overall) and the Syracuse Shock (7-2) will face off for the third time 7PM Saturday October 5th at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The difference this time is the season is on the line as the winner will play in the Empire Football League Championship game with the losers season ending. The Miners came from behind August 3rd in Scranton to win 22-20 outlasting the Syracuse but the Shock won a physical battle ...Read More
Monday September 23, 2013
NEPA Miners clinch regular-season title
Published: September 22, 2013 JP Antosh threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half as the NEPA Miners clinched the Empire Football League regular-season championship and home-field throughout the playoffs with a 30-0 win over the Glens Falls Greenjackets on Saturday in their regular-season finale at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The Miners will have a bye for the first round of the playoffs next week and will host a second-round game Oct. 5 against an ...Read More
Saturday September 21, 2013
NEPA Miners go for Division Title versus Glens Falls Greenjackets!
The North East Pennsylvania (NEPA) Miners 6-1 (7-2 overall) will look to bounce back Saturday 7PM versus the Glens Falls Green Jackets (2-5) at Scranton Memorial Stadium. Coming off a heartbreaking 28-20 defeat to the Syracuse Shock on the road, the Miners will get back some key players missing last weekend and attempt to lock down home field advantage and a first round playoff bye. The Glens Falls Greenjackets are playing good football late in ...Read More
Monday September 9, 2013
Syracuse Shock to host the NEPA Miners for Division Title
Syracuse Shock to host the NEPA Miners with the Division Title and Home Field Advantage on the line!The North East Pennsylvania (NEPA) Miners after splitting two non-league games in the pre-season have won seven straight games putting the Miners (7-1 Overall) in position for the Empire Football League (EFL) regular season title.  The Miners fresh after two weeks off  will be on the road this Saturday, September 14th 7PM versus the Syracuse Shock (5-2) before their regular season finale September 21st ...Read More
Tuesday August 27, 2013
NEPA Miners defeat Watertown 30-12
JP Antosh threw three touchdown passes as the NEPA Miners erupted for 30 first-half points en route to a 30-12 win over the Watertown Red & Black in an Empire Football League game Saturday at Scranton Memorial Stadium.While the Miners' offense clicked for three touchdowns before halftime, their defense scored first when Cory Homer technomarine replica watches sacked the quarterback in the end zone for a safety with 7:40 remaining in the first quarter.Homer finished ...Read More
Wednesday August 21, 2013
NEPA Miners versus Watertown Red & Black II
The undefeated and first place NEPA Miners (5-0 EFL 6-1 overall) rematch the red hot and most historic team in semi-pro football history, the Watertown Red & Black (established 1896, 1-2 EFL 2-2 overall) 7PM Saturday at Scranton Memorial Stadium. Watertown will be looking for revenge after losing to the Miners 15-12 in their July thriller! The July matchup was a wild one with Miners Quarterback J.P. Antosh throwing the go ahead touchdown to ...Read More
Monday August 19, 2013
Miners Blank Greenjackets at Glens Falls
The NEPA Miners pitched their first shutout in a 46-0 Win on Saturday Night at the Glens Falls Greenjackets. The Miners received the opening kick-off and started the game by scoring on a pass from J.P. Antosh to McKenzie Rene for 11 yards on a five minute and 52 second drive capped off with a successful two point conversion run by Nico DiSabatino. The Miners second possession was short lived at as Antosh threw a ...Read More
Monday August 12, 2013
Miners top EFL standings beating Vermont 36-7
Published: August 11, 2013JP Antosh threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes as the NEPA Miners rolled to a 36-7 win over the Vermont Ice Storm in an Empire Football League game Saturday in South Burlington, Vt.The Miners opened the scoring midway through the first quarter when Antosh hit Mannie Stewart for a 14-yard touchdown pass. Ahmad Shuler ran in the two-point conversion to give the Miners an 8-0 lead.Antosh tossed his second touchdown pass ...Read More
Friday August 9, 2013
NEPA Miners travel to Vermont Ice Storm
Miners prepare for EFL Road Trip The NEPA Miners 3-0 in the regular season (4-1 overall) are hot coming off of a four game win streak that has the Miners ranked 21st in the nation by Minor League Football News and 36th in the Amateur Football Power Rankings. Last weekend the NEPA Miners rallied from a 14 point deficit to defeat the Syracuse Shock 22-20 led by an 18 tackle performance by Corey Homer, ...Read More
Monday August 5, 2013
NEPA Miners rally for win over Syracuse
BY TYLER PICCOTTI (STAFF WRITER) Published: August 4, 2013 Syracuse Shock running back Justin Hardwyck might have made more plays than anyone else on turf at Scranton Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, rushing for 205 yards. But NEPA Miners linebacker Donovan Palmer made the biggest play of the game. With his team trailing by six midway through the fourth quarter, Palmer forced a fumble with his huge hit on Syracuse quarterback TJ Sheard, which Miners ...Read More
Thursday August 1, 2013
The NEPA Miners Board of Directors often wonder what it will take to get the local media and businesses to rally around our home town football team? Northeastern Pennsylvania has had semi-professional football in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area since the 1965 Scranton Miners and the glory days of the Scranton Eagles who once packed 10,000 people into Scranton Memorial Stadium. For the last seven years the NEPA Miners have brought revenue into the city of Scranton ...Read More
Tuesday July 30, 2013
Last weekend, NEPA Miners cornerback Jimmy Robertson made a clutch interception in the final seconds to close out a nail-biting victory over Watertown.On Saturday, he picked up right where he left off.Robertson intercepted the first play from scrimmage and returned it for a touchdown to spark the Miners to a 54-6 rout of the Vermont Ice Storm at a soggy Scranton Memorial Stadium.The Miners improved to 3-1, 2-0 in the Empire Football League."We pushed hard ...Read More
Tuesday July 23, 2013
Marley’s Mission and NEPA Miners Captain of the Week!
Two non-profits have teamed up to name a Marley's Mission/NEPA Miners Captain of the Week at Miners home games! Each week the Miners are at home kids 12 and Under can submit three sentences of why they should be the Marley’s Mission and NEPA Miners Captain of the Week! The honorary captain will enter the game with the NEPA Miners players and go out with the Miners Captains for the Coin Toss. Entries must be ...Read More
Monday July 22, 2013
NEPA Miners win EFL Debut
While the NEPA Miners' offense had an answer for each touchdown Watertown scored, it was the defense that kept the Black & Red at bay.Cory Homer had 11 tackles audemars piguet jules audemars replica watches and one sack and Ricky Infante added eight tackles and the NEPA Miners defeated Watertown, 15-12, on Saturday night at Scranton Memorial Stadium in a semipro football game.The Black & Red scored touchdowns in the first and third quarters, but ...Read More
Monday July 15, 2013
NEPA Miners Explode in Pre-Season Finale
Miners benefited Three Organizations in Victory Game Recap: Northeastern Pennsylvania football fans had a great night at Scranton Memorial Stadium.  The NEPA Miners erupted for the third highest point total in the organizations history whole shutting out the New Haven Venom 57-0. The Miners had strong performances by Ahmad Shuler with ten carries for 120 yards and three touchdowns along with Cameron Beatty making his first start at quarterback going 5 of 6 for 114 yards and ...Read More
Monday July 8, 2013
The NEPA Miners will play their second and final pre-season/non-league game Saturday, 7PM versus the New Haven Venom at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The Miners 0-1 in the pre-season lost a 3-13 defensive battle versus a top ranked Western Connecticut Militia team where the Miners moved the football but could not overcome their mistakes. After a long one month layoff, the Miners hope they have fixed their mistakes and improved between practice and new player signings. ...Read More
Friday June 21, 2013
NEPA Miners preseason resumes July 13th
Miners to host the New Haven Venom in Scranton The NEPA Miners were originally scheduled to play the New Jersey Bravehearts in non-league action June 29th before receiving a call that the Bravehearts may not be operating in 2013. The NEPA Miners will take advantage of the time off after dropping their first pre-season game 3-13 to the Western Connecticut Militia. Miners Head Coach Darrin McDowell will utilize the practice time to jump start the ...Read More
Thursday June 13, 2013
FIRST NEPA MINER IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE The NEPA Miners have sent their share of players to college, and arena football teams throughout their six seasons. But for the first time they can proudly say an NEPA Miner is in the National Football League (NFL). Miners Kicker and Punter Ken Parrish signed today with the Jacksonville Jaguars after impressing the club in this past week’s mandatory mini-camp on a tryout basis. Ken, an East Stroudsburg University ...Read More
Tuesday June 11, 2013
Marley’s Mission and the NEPA Miners Team up for Kids
The NEPA Miners work with various charities every season with an emphasis on giving back to the kids.  The Miners are an IRS 501 (c) (3) Non - Profit organization that runs background checks on their players every year in an effort to make sure the players can be equally successful off the field as they are on. Last year the Miners joined the 40/40 club taking a spin off baseball terms where a player ...Read More
Sunday June 9, 2013
2013 NEPA Miners Season Preview
Miners striving for first Title Coming off of a 9-3 record and a first round playoff heartbreaker to the New Jersey Bravehearts, the Miners believe they are close to taking the next step. The Miners have won 41 games with five playoff appearances in six seasons, this is very good for an organization founded in 2007 and that has endured a couple rebuilding seasons. The Miners front office believes the time is now, swiss replica ...Read More
Thursday May 16, 2013
NEPA Miners to support Kids Events at Pocono Raceway and PNC Field
Fans will have an opportunity to meet the NEPA Miners before their June 15th home opener! Anyone who has followed the NEPA Miners since 2007 should know that the Miners do more than just play football games on Saturday nights. The NEPA Miners are a 501 C-3 Non-Profit organization that has supported over 40 charities in their first six seasons. As the NEPA Miners prepare for opening night Saturday June 15th 7PM at Scranton Memorial ...Read More
Friday April 19, 2013
The 2013 NEPA Miners will be introduced at the Scranton Hilton Saturday for their Media Signing Day. Media Signing Day for the NEPA Miners is Saturday starting at 11:30AM. The Media may reserve times to block off for interviews at their request. Players will be available for interviews in between meetings and promotional photos for their 2013 game program.  One of the NEPA Miners key signings so far this off season is Iowa State linebacker Michael Bibbs who previously signed a free ...Read More
Monday March 11, 2013
Nothing Finer than Becoming a Miner April 13th!
Nothing Finer than Becoming a Miner April 13th! NEPA Miners Hold Open Tryout with Championship in Mind Season seven for the NEPA Miners is building momentum as the June 15th home opener at Scranton Memorial Stadium is approaching quickly. But before the NEPA Miners can hit the gridiron, plenty of off season work has to be completed including the Miners first Combine and Tryout Saturday April 13th at the Riverfront Sports Complex. Registration is open between ...Read More
Sunday March 3, 2013
Darrin McDowell Named New Head Coach
Coaching change a surprise to some, McDowell ready for Challenge Last season the Miners returned to prominence in the semi-pro football ranks with a 9-3 season earning a playoff spot and building a foundation for even greater expectations in 2013. Leading the Miners to meet those expectations will be a new leader as Gary Haase has stepped down as Head Coach to focus on family and will be taking on a different role with the ...Read More
Saturday February 23, 2013
The NEPA Miners Go Green March 16th in Wilkes-Barre!
The NEPA Miners trade in their Black and Yellow for Green twice a year for the St. Patrick’s Day Parades! The NEPA Miners will drive their truck and trailer with Football Players, Lady Miners, Board  Members and supporters Saturday March 9th for the Scranton, St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The following Saturday March 16th the Miners will march in Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Miners have their first tryout and combine March 23rd at the Riverfront Sports ...Read More
Monday January 28, 2013
The LADY MINER'S Dance Team is coming back this upcoming Season.. with a brand new makeover!!  We are looking for 10-15 talented ladies to join our team!!!  Lady Miner's Tryouts will be back for ROUND THREE!! This is the LAST chance to tryout.  Saturday, February 16th  @ Odyssey Fitness 401 Coal St Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 1:00PM Walk-Up Registration/Warm Up Time Dance routine instruction will begin Promptly at 1:30PM REQUIREMENTS:  Must be 18 years of age ...Read More
Sunday January 27, 2013
Miners bring back tradition of Scranton Eagles with EFL Return This year the Miners season will be played in the Empire Football League (EFL), established in 1969. In the semi-professional world of constant change the Empire Football League has found a way to be a leader and not a follower in keeping tradition, honor and stability in the game for over forty years. The NEPA Miners regular season will kickoff July 13th at home versus ...Read More
Saturday December 29, 2012
NEPA Miners Founder Inducted into Minor League Football Hall of Fame
Dan LaMagna acknowledged for 17 years of Service Dan LaMagna’s first experience in semi-professional football was with the Scranton Eagles in 1996. Six years of playing football with the Scranton Eagles and Wilkes-Barre Blaze led to a few tryouts in the Arena and Canadian Football League before injuries led LaMagna into coaching. Head coaching positions with the Scranton Eagles, Southern Tier Green Machine, and North East Pennsylvania (NEPA) Miners while also a couple of seasons ...Read More
Friday December 28, 2012
NEPA Miners Football New Years Top Ten Lists
2012 was great but 2013 should be Awesome!   Top 10 NEPA Miners Events from 2012 10.  Miners score franchise record 84 points August 11th versus the Maryland Hawks.   9. The Miners first ever 5-0 start to begin the season!   8. Miners win both televised games on My Network Television defeating the Red City Outlaws 36-18 and a 17-14 thriller versus the Philadelphia Gators with a 4th and 1 goal line stand on the game’s final play.   7. The Miners pay tribute to the ...Read More
Tuesday December 4, 2012
MINERS COACHES TO ASSIST MIKE STOCK WHO SPENT 18 YEARS IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE The NEPA Miners do not have an off season as members of the coaching staff will assist in the 3rd Annual National Bowl Game event Sunday December 9th at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown which is an All-Star game for College Football All-Americans and All-Conference Seniors. Miners Head Coach Gary Haase will be the Offensive Coordinator, Miners assistants Vinny ...Read More
Wednesday November 28, 2012
NEPA Miners Football Coach Charlie Wysocki shares his Story
A University of Maryland All-American Football player and his life long battle with family issues, race, NFL dreams and Bi-Polar Disorder.   Scranton, PA - November 28, 2012 -  Terremoto Grande Publishing848 Acri Rd.Mechanicsburg, PA 17050Phone FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saddle Up, Charlie Launches December 1, 2012 Baseball writer C. Terry Walters (Diamond Redemptions) was working on his next project when an offer came in to co-write the story of a former All-American running back who succumbed to mental illness and fell ...Read More
Tuesday November 13, 2012
Expectations high for Miners as part of the Ultimate Sports Group
Ultimate Sports Group moves forward with year-round multi-Sports and Events complex on 120 acres behind Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Scranton, PA - November 13, 2012 -  ULTIMATE SPORTS GROUP, a development group, has been moving forward with a year-round indoor/outdoor sports, services and events complex venture on the 120 acres of land behind Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township, PA.  Construction is scheduled to begin in phases in 2013 and continue through 2014.  “We have continued ...Read More
Monday November 12, 2012
Parrish Boots 58 Yard Kick; Castillo Signs with Steelhawks
Miners Players earn tryout to Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Scranton, PA - November 12, 2012 -  The NEPA Miners played in their last game of 2012 with a Regional American Football League 24-0 victory over the Independent Football League All-Stars. Kicker Ken Parrishled the RAFL All-Stars with a 58 yard field goal with room to spare! Also representing the Miners was Jared Manzer, Marc Best, Mike Robinson, Aaron Rushin and Tim Krauth who all performed well and had the opportunity to take snaps on both sides of the ball. Jayson ...Read More
Friday October 26, 2012
NEPA Miners prepare for All-Star Game and Off-Season
9 wins and 7 All-Stars brings high expectations for 2013 The NEPA Miners finished the season with a heartbreaking 20-26 defeat to the New Jersey Bravehearts but a 9 win season and strong representation for the Regional American Football League (RAFL) All-Star game has the Miners organization very optimistic going into the 2013 season. All-Star/Championship weekend will be played Saturday November 10th, 3:45pm at St. Augustine Prep in Richland, New Jersey as the RAFL All-Stars ...Read More
Friday October 5, 2012
Miners prepare for Playoffs and announce All-Stars
NEPA Miners preparing for the Playoffs Miners Earn Seven League All-Stars The NEPA Miners football team is prepared for round one of the Regional American Football League (RAFL) playoffs starting Saturday October 13th.  The Miners had their first ever five game win streak to begin a season and set a Miners record with nine wins in the regular season. 2012 was the first season for Gary Haase as the Miners Head Coach as he has ...Read More
Thursday October 4, 2012
Miners Kicker Ken Parrish in Happenings Magazine
NFL Player Enhances Northeast PA FootballNortheast PA Miners fans will recognize Ken Parrish as the kicker and punter who gave them an up-close view of the game by wear- ing a helmet camera during the 2012 season. NFL fans recognize him from “Monday Night Football.”College to CombineThe East Stroudsburg University student generated interest from the National Football League as a two-time All- American and special teams player of the year, but he opted to stay ...Read More
Friday September 28, 2012
Miners Conclude Regular Season Saturday
NOTE: With a WIN SATURDAY THE MINERS WILL SET THEIR REGULAR SEASON RECORD WITH 9 WINS. BY ASHLEY TEATUM (STAFF WRITER) Published: September 28, 2012 Following their city rivalry matchup last week, the NEPA Miners and the Electric City Chargers have similar goals in mind. Focus on their final regular-season games, and then refocus on the Regional American Football League playoffs. The NEPA Miners conclude their regular season Saturday at the Frankford Chiefs (6-1-1) of the ...Read More
Wednesday September 26, 2012
NEPA Miners Making an Impact in the Community
NEPA Miners raise over $5,000 for local Charities in 2012 When the NEPA Miners were created in 2006 they did not name the team the Scranton Miners, Wilkes-Barre Miners, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners, Carbondale, Pocono, or Hazleton Miners for a reason. In adopting the name North East PA Miners Dan LaMagna knew the organization had an opportunity to serve all of North Eastern Pennsylvania and become the areas Semi-Professional football team. Six years later the front office ...Read More
Thursday September 20, 2012
NEPA Miners VS Electric City Chargers III
The grudge match is the last regular season home game for the NEPA Miners 7pm Saturday at Scranton Memorial Stadium and fans should be ready for Ali versus Frazier as local rivals collide. Both football teams have won a game in their two game series with the NEPA Miners winning the last one this season in a 21-20 thriller at the Chargers home field. Since that game the Chargers have had a roller coaster season ...Read More
Sunday September 16, 2012
Best leads NEPA Miners past Philadelphia Braves
Marc Best rushed for 112 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns as the NEPA Miners defeated the Philadelphia Braves, 20-6, on Saturday.The Miners (8-2) are tied for first in the Regional American Football League's Central Division with the Philadelphia Gators with two games remaining.Best's strong performance came in spite of a first-quarter fumble that George Johnson returned 17 yards for a touchdown to give the Braves a 6-0 lead.Jayson Davis scored on a ...Read More
Wednesday September 12, 2012
The NEPA Miners host the Philadelphia Braves Saturday
RAFL Central Division Heating Up! The NEPA Miners (7-2 overall 5-2 RAFL) host the Central Division Philadelphia Braves (2-5 RAFL) 7PM at Scranton Memorial Stadium with playoff implications on the line. The Braves are confident coming off of a 20-0 victory versus the Walnut Lions in a league cross over game. The Miners are coming off of an impressive 35-14 victory versus the Baltimore Blackhawks  who went to 4-2 in the RAFL. The Miners are ...Read More
Sunday September 9, 2012
Davis Leads Miners
Jayson Davis and Jared Manzer connected for three touchdowns as the NEPA Miners cruised to a 34-14 win over the Baltimore Blackhawks on Saturday at Scranton Memorial Stadium.Davis passed for 170 yards - 153 yards coming on his scoring passes going to Manzer - for the Miners, who improved to 7-2.Davis and Manzer hooked up on a 43-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds remaining in the first quarter to give the Miners a 7-0 lead.Tayvon ...Read More
Tuesday September 4, 2012
The Official App of the North East Pa Miners Football team has been released for your Apple and Android devices! The Miners App is the ultimate resource for Miners Fans. Download this app and get game schedules, news, fan pictures, and connect with your favorite team.  Features: •Get game schedules, news, and rosters. •Get up-to-date team stats. •Connect socially with team. •Get directions to the stadium and practices. •Share fan pictures. •Watch Team Videos •Fun ...Read More
Monday September 3, 2012
NEPA Miners Bolster Defense at Signing Deadline
Depth added on both sides of the Football The Regional American Football League (RAFL) had a Labor Day signing deadline and the NEPA Miners (6-2) were active in adding talent and depth as they prepare for a September run for the playoffs. Head Coach Gary Haase was able to sign his 2010 New Jersey Stags Team’s Most Valuable Player Anthony Gulan. Anthony was a swiss replica watches tackle machine at Linebacker for the Stags who ...Read More
Thursday August 30, 2012
NEPA Miners Return Home in September
The NEPA Miners are looking forward to the month of September and a three game home stretch at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The Miners are 6-2 on the season and tied for first place in the Regional American Football League (RAFL) Central Division with the Philadelphia Gators (splitting the season series), the Electric City Chargers one game behind. The Miners defeated the Chargers early in the season and will host the Chargers in Scranton during the ...Read More
Thursday August 23, 2012
The NEPA Miners rematch the Philadelphia Gators for First Place in Central The NEPA Miners (4-1 RAFL 6-1 Overall) will rematch the Philadelphia Gators (3-2 RAFL) for first place and control of the Regional American Football League (RAFL) Central Division.  The NEPA Miners know they can manage their playoff destiny with a win but have a very tough opponent on the road standing in their way. The last time these two giants battled, the Miners ...Read More
Tuesday August 14, 2012
NEPA Miners versus Scranton Police on Bye Week
NEPA Business Alliance Group and NEPA Miners support Scranton’s K-9 Unit What does a 6-1 NEPA Miners football team do on their bye week? How about play some more football for charity! Coming off an 84-8 record setting victory over the Maryland Hawks where the Miners introduced the Scranton Police and their Canine Unit at half-time. The Scranton Police may have done some scouting because this Saturday 8/18 the Miners will play flag football versus ...Read More
Monday August 13, 2012
Miners Score 84 Points to set a Team Record
McKenna Throws Three Touchdowns in Miners Debut It has been a year of records for the Miners (6-1 overall 4-1 RAFL) winning their first five games of the season, the Battle of the North East Trophy with a win versus the Electric City Chargers and this past Saturday a record setting 84 points in an 84-8 victory over the rebuilding Maryland Hawks. The Miners previous record was 60 points in 2009 versus the New York ...Read More
Wednesday August 8, 2012
NEPA Miners look to bounce back versus the Maryland Hawks
The NEPA Miners will host the Maryland Hawks Saturday 7pm at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The Miners (5-1 overall, 3-1 RAFL) have never played the Hawks (0-2) or hosted a team from the state of Maryland. After a five game win streak to start the year the Miners are looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to the New York Predators who are now 7-0 this season. Scranton and Lackawanna College graduate A.J. McKenna will ...Read More
Thursday August 2, 2012
Miners sign former Scranton and Lackawanna College Quarterback McKenna
McKenna missing the outdoor game; Miners ranked #13th in Country Fresh off of the indoor football season with the Erie Explosion, AJ McKenna is looking forward to playing outdoor football, the opportunity to play at home again and be a part of the Miners championship run.  McKenna is coming off of an impressive season with the Erie Explosion of the United Indoor Football League; he led the team to a 9-4 record and a Northern ...Read More
Tuesday July 31, 2012
NEPA Miners join the Ultimate Sports Group at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
Ultimate Sports Group is developing a plan for a year-round multi-Sports and Events complex on 120 acres behind Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.    Plains Township, Wilkes-Barre, PA; July 30, 2012 -    ULTIMATE SPORTS GROUP, a development group, has been exploring the possibilities of constructing a year-round indoor/outdoor sports, services and events complex on the 120 acres of land behind Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township, PA in phases through 2013/14.     ...Read More
Monday July 30, 2012
NEPA Miners Defeat local Rival Electric City Chargers
Miners 5-0 with the New York Predators 6-0 up Next For the second consecutive week the NEPA Miners found a way to win pulling off a 21-20 victory over the Electric City Chargers. The Miners defense stopped the Chargers on fourth and goal from the six with an incomplete pass by Quinn Buckner to secure the victory for the 13th nationally ranked Miners. The Regional American Football League (RAFL) has delivered good competition early in ...Read More
Wednesday July 25, 2012
NEPA Miners sign former West Virginia Mountaineer
The NEPA Miners already strong secondary just got stronger. The Miners signed 2009 West Virginia University graduate Anthony Wood. Anthony was an All-conference football player for Coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College as part of the 10-0 North East Conference Championship team. Anthony played replica watches cornerback with three interceptions, two forced fumbles and  22 tackles before getting a scholarship to play at West Virginia for Head Coach Rich Rodriguez and eventually the late Bill ...Read More
Tuesday July 24, 2012
Local Rivals Collide Saturday as the Chargers host the NEPA Miners
Special Guest Brian Stann to Support the Louie Ruspi Jr. Foundation The North East PA Miners football organization is off to a 4-0 overall start (2-0 RAFL) and was ranked 14th in the country going into last weekend’s thrilling 17-14 victory over the Philadelphia Gators at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The Miners victory currently puts the team reeftiger mens classic watches in first place in the Regional American Football League Central Division a game ahead of ...Read More
Sunday July 22, 2012
NEPA Miners hold off Philadelphia Gators in final minute
BY KRIS ROGERS (STAFF WRITER) Published: July 22, 2012Photo by Arthur E. Levandoski In the final minutes of Saturday night's game, the NEPA Miners showed their mettle as a nationally-ranked team. Middle linebacker Shane Tosh shot his gap and stopped a quarterback sneak from the 1-yard line, keeping the Philadelphia Gators out of the end zone and out of first place in the RAFL Central Division as the Miners held on to win, 17-14, at ...Read More
Thursday July 19, 2012
NEPA Miners ranked 14th in the Country by American Football News Today
NEPA Miners host Gators for First Place in RAFL Central Division Saturday!Scranton, PA - July  19, 2012 - The latest Semi-Pro Football National Rankings were released by American Football News Today and the NEPA Miners are currently ranked 14th going into Saturdays showdown at Scranton Memorial Stadium. A great off season recruiting and a three game win streak to open the minor league football season has vaulted the Miners into 14th place nationally. The Miners will be battle tested in the ...Read More
Tuesday July 17, 2012
Miners host the Gators for First Place
Davis, Wagner and Piazza performed well in Philadelphia Saturday night 7PM at Scranton Memorial Stadium is the Regional American Football League (RAFL) regular season home opener for the NEPA Miners, Semi-Pro football fans in North Eastern Pennsylvania should expect a battle. The NEPA Miners 3-0 (1-0 RAFL) will host the Philadelphia Gators 1-0 for first place in the RAFL Central Division. The season is just beginning but both teams would like the opportunity to start ...Read More
Sunday July 15, 2012
Davis, Manzer and the Miners get a Trifecta
For the second week in a row, quarterback Jayson Davis and wide receiver Jared Manzer connected on three touchdowns and the NEPA Miners won their third straight game to open the season, 34-12, over the Philadelphia Braves on Saturday.Davis and Manzer connected on a 55-yard touchdown for the Miners first score of the game with 9:59 remaining in the first quarter. After the Braves scored on an interception return, Dodson Waterton capped a 55-yard Miners' ...Read More
Sunday July 8, 2012
NEPA Miners set for Philadelphia Road Trip
The NEPA Miners Semi-Professional football organization has shown lots of promise for 2012 with a 2-0 pre-season versus non-league opponents. The Miners opened up at Scranton Memorial Stadium on June 14th with a 21-20 nail-biter versus the Capital City Atoms, a first year organization that the Miners had no scouting report on. Miners new Head Coach Gary Haase cleaned up the teams mistakes the following weekend in impressive fashion with a 36-8 defeat of the ...Read More
Saturday June 30, 2012
Mims remembered as friend, mentor
BY MARTY MYERS (STAFF WRITER) – The Times-Tribune Published: June 30, 2012 Willie Mims wanted to play one more season. The former University of Florida football player and longtime, local semi-pro standout never got the chance. He collapsed and died on the football field at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday evening, leaving a void greater than just that of a superb athlete. "He was just a solid, good person," said former Scranton Eagles teammate ...Read More
Sunday June 24, 2012
NEPA Miners start the season 2-0
BY KRIS ROGERS (STAFF WRITER) – The Times-Tribune Published: June 24, 2012 NEPA Miners wide receiver Jared Manzer breaks a tackle and scores against the Red City Outlaws during Saturday's game. The Miners won, 36-8. Within the first three minutes of the game, it looked as if the odds were stacked against the NEPA Miners. A high shotgun snap bounced off the left shoulderpad of quarterback Jayson Davis, and was recovered by the Outlaws at ...Read More
Friday June 22, 2012
NEPA Miners Sign Raymond Berry from Mississippi Valley State
Berry to debut Saturday; Miners Introduce Go Pro Helmet Cam The NEPA Miners were founded in 2006 continuing a long history of Semi-Professional Football in North Eastern Pennsylvania. Now in 2012 as a Non-Profit organization, the NEPA Miners continue to pioneer growth and change in semi-pro football in an area full of minor league teams with the SWB Yankees and WBS Penguins.  The NEPA Miners are becoming an organization of opportunity for Division I and ...Read More
Tuesday June 19, 2012
Miners versus Outlaws Rematch at Scranton Memorial Stadium!
It is only June and football in Northeastern Pennsylvania is heating up! This Saturday June 23rd 7pm at Scranton Memorial Stadium the NEPA Miners (1-0) of the Regional American Football League (RAFL) will host the Red City Outlaws (0-0) of the Atlantic Coast Football Alliance (ACFA). This will be a rematch of last year’s clash in which the Miners outlasted the Outlaws for a 14-7 victory. The Miners coming off of an exciting game at ...Read More
NEPA Miners open season with victory
BY KRIS ROGERS (STAFF WRITER) The Times-Tribune Published: June 17, 2012 It takes 60 minutes for a football game to be played. At Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, it took all 60 minutes. The NEPA Miners won their first game of the season in a non-conference matchup against the Capital City Atoms, 21-20. A member of the Colonial Football League, the Atoms played the first game in their history. Their offense, led by quarterback Dom ...Read More
Sunday June 10, 2012
NEPA Miners welcome the Capital City Atoms to Scranton
Two organizations with Strong Community Values Semi-Professional football returns to Scranton Memorial Stadium Saturday night at 7pm. The NEPA Miners will host the Capital City Atoms in what will be the beginning of an exciting football season for Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Scranton-Wilkes/Barre Yankees are on the road for the entire season making semi-pro football the only outlet for Sports Fans in NEPA on Saturday nights! The Miners are entering their sixth season but first under ...Read More
Friday June 1, 2012
David Castillo to play for Miners and Steelhawks
NEPA Miners starting cornerback and East Stroudsburg University (ESU) graduate David Castillo has signed a contract to finish the remainder of the season with Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Indoor Football League. David was a 2011 graduate of ESU and was named to the All-PSAC All-East first team at Cornerback. Castillo had 38 starts at corner including 45 career passes defended, 9 Interceptions and 36 breakups both being top 20 in Division II since 2000. ...Read More
Thursday May 31, 2012
Season and Individual Tickets on Sale Now!
Dear Miners Fans,It is with your support that the NEPA Miners can play their football games and give back to the community year round. Our fans are in for a treat in 2012 as the Miners enter our sixth and what we believe will be the best football season yet! We were busier than ever this past offseason bringing in new Head Coach Gary Haase who was 16-5 in his last two seasons coaching semi-professional ...Read More
Friday May 25, 2012
NEPA Miners Sign Second Rhody
Wagner to Finland; Piazza Impresses in Scrimmage New Head Coach Gary Haase will keep recruiting until the Regional American Football League (RAFL) deadline week five to create competition as needed and maintain the 55 man active roster.  The NEPA Miners signed their second Rhody at Wednesdays practice, a four year starter and team captain at the University of Rhode Island, Quarterback Jayson Davis. Jayson is friends with Miners wide receiver Nick Del Grosso, another Division ...Read More
Monday April 23, 2012
Miners Return to RAFL
Semi-Professional Football is very competitive on and off the field. This past off season the NEPA Miners worked over time recruiting a competitive ball club giving the Miners what they believe is a very talented roster. But what the fans may not know is how equally hard the ball club works to find the best league to play in. Selecting the right league is similar to NFL free agency, when your contract is up you ...Read More
Friday April 13, 2012
NEPA Miners in the Community
The NEPA Miners are kicking off a busy April, not only on the practice field but on the basketball courts and in a local sports store. This Saturday April 14th 6PM, NEPA Miners players and coaches will be on the basketball court for the Riverside Youth Basketball Association at Riverside Junior/Senior High School. There is a $5 general admission to watch Miners players and coaches take on the Riverside Vikings parents to raise money for ...Read More
Monday March 26, 2012
NEPA Miners Sign Top Prospects
The NEPA Miners football team is taking shape for the 2012 football season. The Miners hosted two tryouts this offseason at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton with some outstanding talent signing for this season. Evaluating over 100 athletes the Miners will bring in roughly 70 players to camp on April 3rd before cutting down to 60 for our June 16th Home Opener at Scranton Memorial Stadium. "We had some tremendous talent at the Miners ...Read More
Friday March 9, 2012
NEPA Miners Expand Operations
Miners Introduce New Board of Directors In March 2011, The NEPA Miners Semi-Professional football organization was converted to a 501 (C)3 Non-profit. The Miners were originally founded in 2006 by Dan LaMagna who recently resigned as Head Coach to commit himself to the front office full time.  The Miners have been owned and operated since 2009 by Dan and Moosic resident Jason Muskey with Thomas Finley of Scranton serving as the organizations Senior Advisor. In ...Read More
Tuesday February 28, 2012
NEPA Miners Award Winners
NEPA Miners 2011 All-Stars Running Back/Dodson Waterton - 66 Carries 407 Yards 52 long 6.2 Ave. 4 TD along with 7 Catches for 45 yards earning him NEPA Miners Offensive Player of the Year. Dodson is an explosive runner that can score any time he touches the football! Offensive Line/Tony Alba - The anchor of the offensive line at Center as a Rookie. Tony was like having a Quarterback on the line picking up blitzes ...Read More
Monday February 27, 2012
NEPA Miners Lineman Awarded Team Sportsman of the Year
A Warrior On and Off the Field Players who volunteer their time on the Gridiron every Saturday night at Scranton Memorial Stadium battle a lot more than the opponent facing them across the line of scrimmage; For NEPA Miners 6’6 310 pound Offensive Linemen Greg Reuther, he has balanced football, family and work with the best of them facing challenges on and off the field. Greg found out about the Miners through some friends in ...Read More
Thursday February 16, 2012
Successful First Tryout
The NEPA Miners had a successful first tryout hosting 68 athletes at the Riverfront Sports Complex. The Miners are signing 36 players from the first tryout and combine while inviting many back on March 17th for the Miners second tryout. Player signings will be announced after the second Miners tryout. TRY OUT TO BECOME A MEMBER OF NORTH EAST PENNSYLVANIA'S ELITE FOOTBALL TEAM! SOME OF OUR MANY PLAYER BENEFITS: *HOME GAMES AT SCRANTON MEMORIAL STADIUM *LIVE ...Read More
Wednesday February 8, 2012
Friday February 24th. 2012 7:00PM-10:00PMGreenwood Fire Dept 3727-41 Birney Ave, Moosic, PA 18507Come join the NEPA Miners at our 2012 Awards Banquet! Enjoy a delicious buffet catered by Acaro and Genell's and meet the new head coach, Gary Haase. Tickets are $25 per person, $15 for 2011 Roster Players, Kids ages 5 to 10 are $12,replica watches and kids under 5 can attend for no charge. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door or by ...Read More
Monday January 30, 2012
NEPA Miners Support Don't Let Fans Drink and Drive!
Visit NEPA Miners Staff and Players Thursday 11am at the Mall at Steamtown for a very important Press Conference! PennDOT, Safety Partners to Discuss Super Bowl Enforcement Efforts   Dunmore – PennDOT and the NEPA Miners Football Team, local police, the Lackawanna County Highway Safety Program, the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office, the Lackawanna County Office of Drug and Alcohol, and the Student Education Awareness Team at Lackawanna College, will hold a press conference at 11 ...Read More
Thursday December 15, 2011
NEPA Miners name new Head Football Coach in Inaugural EFA Season
A rich tradition of minor league sports exists in North Eastern Pennsylvania.  The North East PA Miners continue that tradition entering their sixth season in 2012 and are taking their next step in offering fans an Elite brand of Minor League Football entertainment. The best new organization on the East Coast in 2007 by Minor League Football News continues to expand and will elevate their game in 2012 on and off the field. We ...Read More
Sunday December 4, 2011
NEPA Miners join the Elite Football Association
An Elite Brand of Football is LaunchedThe world of Minor League Football is being introduced to a new brand of football. The Elite Football Association (EFA) is proud to announce the launching of their league.  Organizations sharing a common vision to conduct a new way of business at the adult amateur football level will pioneer the EFA into 2012 and beyond.  The EFA has an opportunity to change the landscape of minor league football nationwide.Elite ...Read More
Thursday November 17, 2011
NEPA Miners bringing in a new Head Coach in 2012
NEPA Miners Head Coach Dan LaMagna has hung up the coaching whistle as the NEPA Miners are reorganizing for the 2012 football season. The Miners have begun the search for a new Head Coach.  Starting in 2007 LaMagna coached four of the NEPA Miners five seasons winning 13 games in the first two seasons making the playoffs both times before Donnie-Jackson-Bey coached the 2009  team to a 5-5 record.  The following year Donnie pursued ...Read More
Tuesday October 18, 2011
NEPA Miners fall to Wolves, look to rebound in 2012
The NEPA Miners have concluded their Fifth Anniversary football season. The New Jersey Wolves defeated the NEPA Miners 21-7 at Scranton Memorial Stadium in round one of the Major League Football (MLF) playoffs. The Miners came out blazing at home with a 70 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Scranton High School graduate Jesse Hinkley. New Jersey Wolves Quarterback  Immanuel Cabassa would tie the game up with an 11 yard touchdown run in the ...Read More
Thursday October 6, 2011
NEPA Miners host New Jersey Wolves for MLF Playoffs Round One
NEPA Miners final home game will feature a big screen TV giveaway!  After a September month full of surprises and bad weather the NEPA Miners welcome fall football and the opportunity to compete for the Major League Football (MLF) championship. The Miners have concluded the regular season with a 5-5 record in season and 6-6 overall.  Despite a roller coaster of a season the Miners like their recent team chemistry and heart as the team ...Read More
Thursday September 29, 2011
NEPA Miners Motivated for October Playoff Run
Historic Coach Flowers pre-game speech for leland high school before the championship jv game. Today gentleman, I am honored to coach you, and I am more honored to take you onto the field of battle.  There is another honor to be bestowed upon you.  That is the answer that comes with that question.  Who Am I? Answer: I am a champion! That’s right and I need you to remember that all throughout this game. I ...Read More
Miners off until Playoffs!
The NEPA Miners game this weekend will not happen as our opponent is unable to travel due to unforeseen circumstances. The Miners will receive a forfeit win. Major League Football (MLF) is working with the Miners to replace the home game next Saturday October 8th 7PM at Scranton Memorial Stadium versus a new opponent. The Miners will post an updated schedule this week at and on the Miners Fan page on Facebook. The Miners ...Read More
Thursday September 15, 2011
NEPA Miners set to battle the Lehigh Valley Storm
The NEPA Miners are battling through a very competitive Major League Football (MLF) season.  The miners are 3-4 in MLF action (4-5 overall) and are fighting to gain momentum going into a probable post season. The Empire Conference has been a close race as the New Jersey Lions are in first at 5-2 followed by the New Jersey Wolves at 4-3, and the Tri State Bulldogs at 3-3. The New Jersey Spartans replica omega de ...Read More
Wednesday August 31, 2011
Miners prepare for Phoenix rematch September 11th!
The NEPA Miners are 3-3 (4-4 overall) in Major League Football (MLF) in what has been an up and down season. Despite some bumps in the road the Miners are in the thick of the playoff race in MLF action. The Miners have a bye Labor Day Weekend giving them two weeks to prepare for their rematch versus the Philadelphia Phoenix. The Miners offense struggled in the first half of their last battle, digging a ...Read More
Friday August 19, 2011
NEPA Miners travel to Philadelphia Phoenix
The NEPA Miners will be traveling to Wissahickon High School and the Philadelphia Phoenix to square off against a dangerous Philadelphia Phoenix roster. The Miners are are 2-2  on the season riding a two game win streak into Philly versus a Phoenix team that is 0-5 but have not lost a game by more than eight points all season. The Phoenix are led by Quarterback Brandon Saunders who had four scores last week, two in the air and ...Read More
Wednesday August 10, 2011
Miners 26 Spartans 12
Miners 26 Spartans 12 Game recap coming soon . . .The NEPA Miners host the New Jersey Spartans Saturday 3PM at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The originally scheduled night game has been moved to 3PM as the lights at Scranton Memorial Stadium are still being worked on due to recent storm damage. The Miners and Spartans will be battling for third place with both teams eying up the opportunity to return to a .500 winning percentage ...Read More
Saturday August 6, 2011
Dodson Waterton rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown to lead the NEPA Miners to a 19-8 win over the Westchester Steelers in White Plains, N.Y. The Miners, who had been shut out in their last two games, got on the board in the second quarter after Nick Scarmuzza recovered a fumble in the end zone for a 6-0 lead. Waterton then broke off a 64-yard touchdown run to give the Miners a 12-point lead. ...Read More
Wednesday August 3, 2011
Miners on road versus Steelers; Scott Signs with Lions
The NEPA Miners will be on the road Saturday versus the Westchester Steelers. The Miners coming off a BYE week as storm damage postponed their game versus the Philadelphia Panthers to October 1st and are excited to get back on the field. The Miners 0-2 in Major League Football action know they are close to breaking out and are coming off two solid weeks of practice. "We are talented and it is only a matter ...Read More
NEPA Miners 5th Annual Charlie Wysocki Camp
What: NEPA Miners 5th Annual Charlie Wysocki Football CampParticipants will be taught individual drills by NEPA Miners players and coaches, get autographs, enjoy a question and answer session with Charlie Wysocki and Miners members and play a football game with the NEPA Miners. Where: LPI Sports Complex 131 Bear Creek Boulevard Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702When: Sunday August 14th 10AM - 2PM (9:30pm Registration)Cost: $15/ male athletes ages 6-14, includes lunch. (Wecan make exceptions with age for the cause) All ...Read More
Tuesday July 26, 2011
Miners and Panthers POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 1st!
UPDATE: The NEPA Miners game versus the Philadelphia Panthers has been postponed due to Storm Damage at the Stadium and surrounding area. The game will be postponed until October 1st. The Miners will be on the road next Saturday versus the Westchester Steelers and will return home August 13th versus the NJ Spartans.###      Scranton, PA - July 26, 2011 -  The NEPA Miners and the Philadelphia Panthers were expected to be Major League Football contenders in ...Read More
Tuesday July 19, 2011
Miners prepare for rival Wolves
After an encouraging preseason home opener the NEPA Miners slipped to 0-1 in Major League Football play with a 0-28 defeat to the Lehigh Valley Storm. Some early miscuses put the team in an early hole that the Miners were not able to dig out of it. The team battled for four quarters and had five sacks with two from linebacker Brandon Mackey and one each by Jesse Hinkley, Joey Siclari, and Reggie Moody. Anthony Bodtmann also ...Read More
Tuesday July 12, 2011
Miners Host Storm Saturday in MLF Opener!
The NEPA Miners are fresh off of a 14-7 preseason victory versus the Red City Outlaws and now have to switch gears and get ready for their Pennsylvania Rival, the Lehigh Valley Storm. It is opening night for Major League Football (MLF) and what an exciting season opener for the fans at Scranton Memorial Stadium.  Two rivals collide in what is sure to be a battle. The Miners will be led by Defensive back Anthony ...Read More
Tuesday June 28, 2011
NEPA Miners Win Home Opener 14-7!
As momentum swung heavily in favor of the Red City Outlaws, the NEPA Miners were in dire need of a spark. Nate Bowden provided a firework. With the team tied, physically battling each other and the draining heat of a July evening, quarterback Justin Piotkowski hit Bowden with a screen pass and the speedster turned it into a 75-yard game-winning touchdown as the Miners held on for a 14-7 win Saturday at Scranton Memorial Stadium. ...Read More
Sunday June 19, 2011
NEPA Miners Football team signs Austin Scott!
Two days before the start of their fifth football season, the NEPA Miners announced a player signing that should impact the summer and the future for the organization. Austin Scott, the former Penn State running back and Pennsylvania Class AAAA high replica watches school football player of the year, agreed to play with the semi-professional team that is a member of Major League Football. The Miners are preparing to open the year Saturday night ...Read More
Wednesday June 1, 2011
NEPA Miners Football supports the United Way
The NEPA Miners football organization participated in the United Way Cruise and Guest event at Castaldi's Pasta House in Scranton on Memorial Day to support the great cause. NEPA Miners that participated were Owner Jason Muskey, Owner/Head Coach Dan LaMagna, Board Member Melissa Vaughn, PA Announcer Paul Grippi, Assistant Coach Jeff Phelps and players Anthony Bodtmann, Pete Zoltek, Gary Visnovsky, Brian Slater, Bill Sandley, Corey Pregmon and John Kasheta. The NEPA Miners and The United Way will ...Read More
Wednesday May 25, 2011
Anthony Bodtmann Awarded Defensive All Star MVP
The NEPA Miners finished All-Star weekend with a win and some hardware! The Keystone All-Stars won 23-17 and Miners Defensive Back Anthony Bodtmann had some big hits, a forced fumble, 4 tackles, a pass deflection and played lock down corner to win the Keystone Defensive MVP award! Miners Kicker Mike Berry kicked a 50 yard field goal and also won a half time kicking contest! Offensive linemen Brian Alba and Jesse Hinkley were creating lanes ...Read More
Monday May 16, 2011
NEPA Miners Prepare for Season Five!
The NEPA Miners opened camp May 3rd and the Miners Coaching staff likes what they see so far. "We have lots of potential but have lots of work to do", stated Head Coach Dan LaMagna.  The Team motto for the 2011 season is "Nobody Outworks Us" setting the tempo for a productive football camp. Returning and new talent is pushing each other as the teams mindset is to get better each week and to be playing ...Read More
Friday May 13, 2011
NEPA Miners sending five members to Virginia Beach All-Star Weekend!
The NEPA Miners will be represented on Offense, Defense and Special Teams All-Star Weekend!         Scranton, PA - May 14, 2011 - Five NEPA Miners members are heading South to represent North Eastern Pennsylvania and the NEPA Miners football team, May 22nd for Major League Football All-Star Weekend! The league will host conference practices and a skills competition at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex Saturday before playing the game 12PM on Sunday. Representing as part ...Read More
Friday April 15, 2011
NEPA Miners Season Schedule Released!
Miners fans in for the most exciting season ever!            Scranton, PA - April 12, 2011 - Wow, what a schedule and season the North East PA Miners fans are in for in 2011! The NEPA Miners will introduce Major League Football (MLF) this season with the best teams on the East Coast squaring off each weekend. The MLF released the 2011 regular season schedule last night and the Miners have some familiar ...Read More
Monday April 11, 2011
NEPA Miners Final Tryout & Signing Day this Weekend!
Miners Coaching staff looking for local talent to round out 2011 roster.           Scranton, PA - April 11, 2011 - The NEPA Miners will hold their Final Tryout and Combine Saturday April 16th, 11:30AM-2PM at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton and seek to bring up to 20 more players into camp which begins May 3rd. Their is a $30 registration fee for players trying out and $5 for returners and players who made the teams last ...Read More
Friday April 1, 2011
Hawthorne, NY (3/31/2011)   Today the BNEFF Group is proud to announce a giant step in a major direction. For years the teams of the BNEFF have been known to be Semi-Pro or either Minor League Football by name only. By definition the both of these terms have been branded as levels where the players are paid for their services. Today this association ends, yes fans it is a new day. The Big North ...Read More
Wednesday March 30, 2011
NEPA Miners announce Keystone Conference All-Stars
Miners set to compete May 22nd at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.           Scranton, PA - March 31, 2011 - The NEPA Miners rebuilt their roster last year bringing back only four players from the season before. Despite finishing a win short of post season play, Head Coach Dan LaMagna developed a new core of players that the Miners staff expects will lead them back into the playoffs this season. Although many Miners players ...Read More
Saturday March 26, 2011
NEPA Miners sign 18 players at first tryout & combine
Miners Coaches looking to sign 15-20 more players at final tryout April 16th.           Scranton, PA - March 26, 2011 - The NEPA Miners held their first Tryout and Combine and signed 18 new players to the NEPA Miners roster for 2011. The team will hold their final tryout and combine April 16th 11:30am at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton and seek to bring up to 20 more players into camp which ...Read More
Sunday March 20, 2011
Buy Miners Season Pass Now to win a Big Screen TV!
The NEPA Miners have season tickets on sale now at the Miners online store as fans who purchase their tickets before May 1st will receive a free entry into the Endless Mountain Security Big Screen Television Giveaway! Each season the Miners give away a big screen television to one lucky fan as part of the NEPA Miners promotions. A Season ticket to six NEPA Miners football games is only $40 and children under twelve years ...Read More
Friday March 4, 2011
NEPA Miners went Green for Saint Patricks Day Parade Weekend!
The NEPA Miners Black and Yellow wore Green March 12th and 13th for the St. Patricks Day Parades in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre! The NEPA Miners are an annual supporter of the areas St. Patricks Day Parade tradition. This year the team unveiled the NEW NEPA Miners wrapped Truck and Trailer while players gave away autographed game programs.  We would like to thank the players, coaches, staff and volunteers who joined us in the parade and ...Read More
Monday February 28, 2011
NEPA Miners Football Tryout Saturday!
Do you have what a takes to become a Miner? The NEPA Miners football team will be having their first tryout and combine this Saturday March 19th at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton. Registration is 11:30am with the tryout/combine running from 12-2pm. Players will be evaluated in events such as the 40 yard dash, NFL Pro Shuttle, football specific drills such as 1 on 1's at all positions and 7 on 7 passing. Joining ...Read More
Tuesday February 8, 2011
NEPA Miners Renew Stadium Deal
Miners Football Team Recruiting Players Saturday Scranton, PA, February 8, 2011:     The Miners offseason is heating up despite the cold winter weather as Scranton School district renewed the NEPA Miners stadium deal for 2011. The drive up Mike Munchak Way to Scranton Memorial Stadium will remain home for North Eastern Pennsylvania minor league football fans. This is the earliest the Miners have had their stadium deal in place in their five year history. ...Read More
Wednesday February 2, 2011
Miners Cornerback named to Minor League Football News All-American Team
West Scranton’s Anthony Bodtmann Honorable Mention Cornerback Scranton, PA, February 2, 2011: Four days after being awarded NEPA Miners Team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, Defensive Back Anthony Bodtmann received recognition by his peers nationwide. Anthony was awarded Honorable Mention All-American by Minor League Football News for his play in 2010. Athletes chosen to this team will be invited, along with the 2010 Winter/Spring All-American Team, to participate in Bowl events beginning ...Read More
NEPA Miners introduce Team Hall of Fame Inductees
West Scranton’s Anthony Bodtmann wins 2010 Miners MVP Award Scranton, PA, February 1, 2011: The NEPA Miners Semi-Pro Football Organization held its Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 29th, 2011, at The Regal Room in Olyphant, PA. Over one hundred people attended to see the NEPA Miners recognize the players who sport the black and yellow at Scranton Memorial Stadium Saturday nights in the summer. This year’s awards banquet set the tone for their upcoming Fifth ...Read More
Friday January 28, 2011
NE PA Miners Awards Gala and Auction Saturday!
Former Philadelphia Eagle, New York Jet and Charlie Wysocki Teammate VIP Speaker Scranton, PA, January 5, 2011:  The NEPA Miners Semi-Pro Football Organization will be holding its annual Gala Event on Saturday, January 29th, 2011, at The Regal Room, Olyphant, PA. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous Hot Buffet dinner, the NEPA Miners Awards Ceremony, Guest Speaker, the first inductees into the NEPA Miners Hall of Fame and fantastic items offered for a live silent auction.   ...Read More
Monday January 24, 2011
Four Miners to travel to Virginia Beach for All-Star game.
Scranton, PA, January 23, 2011:  The North East Pa (NEPA) Miners Semi-Professional football team is warming up for 2011 and their 5th Anniversary football season that is right around the corner.  The Miners coming off a rebuilding season where they returned only four players from a 53 man roster and still remained competitive. The Miners recruited a more local, dedicated player doing background checks on all 53 players developing the right team chemistry. The Miners ...Read More
Thursday January 6, 2011
Miners recruiting assistant coaches and players
The North East PA (NEPA) Miners football team is recruiting assistant Coaches for the 2011 football season. Head Coach Dan LaMagna will be returning for the Miners Fifth Anniversary season as Head Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator, his fourth as Head Coach having coached running backs at Lackawanna College in 2009 while assisting the Miners in restructuring their front office. The Miners formed a new Board of Directors and expanded operations going into the 2010 ...Read More
Wednesday January 5, 2011
NE PA Miners Gala Event January 29th in Olyphant
Former Philadelphia Eagle and Wysocki Teammate VIP Speaker The NEPA Miners Semi-Pro Football Organization will be holding its Fourth Gala Event on Saturday, January 29th, 2011, at The Regal Room, Olyphant, PA. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous Hot Buffet dinner, the NEPA Miners Awards Ceremony, Guest Speaker, the first inductees into the NEPA Miners Hall of Fame and fantastic items offered for a live silent auction.   The Miners guest speaker is Dave Pacella, a ...Read More
Wednesday December 1, 2010
Football Skills Development
An NFL Player's Perspective - How to Make It to the Next Level of Play   It was August 2003 and my team at the time, the Pittsburgh Steelers, was holding the first live scrimmage for training camp. As a rookie in the NFL I had practiced a number of times with the team, but this was the first time I was going to suit it up for a "full contact and tackle goal line scrimmage". ...Read More
Tuesday November 23, 2010
NEPA Miners Football on NBC Hit Show The Office
The NEPA Miners Football and Entertainment Team love Thursday nights! Most Thursday nights 9pm on NBC primetime television you can find the NEPA Miners mini football helmet or their helmet decal on the set of the NBC hit television show, “The Office”. The Office is about the lives of office workers at the Dunder Miffilin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.   On the set the Miners helmet sits on some sort of troll on the ...Read More
Friday November 5, 2010
Miners Football Tryout Dates Scheduled for 2011
NEPA Miners Recruiting for 2011 Football Season Miners set dates for season five tryouts. Scranton, PA, November 5, 2010:  The NEPA Miners have started recruiting for their Fifth Anniversary football season. Tryout and Combine dates have been set for Saturday March 19th and April 16th from 11:30am-2pm at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A team information meeting with tryout details and season updates will be held in February at the Scranton Hilton for ...Read More
Wednesday October 27, 2010
Miners Recruiting for 5th Anniversary Season
NEPA recruiting coaches, Players, Board Members and Sponsors Scranton, PA, October 27, 2010:     Spread the word, The North East PA Miners football team is recruiting Volunteer Coaches for the 2011 football season. Team practices are held 6:30pm Tuesday and Thursday in Scranton starting in May and run until the end of the season in October.  Film sessions are held Mondays in season at the Scranton Hilton, also at 6:30pm. All home games are ...Read More
Tuesday October 26, 2010
NEPA Miners and FCA bring program to Scranton School District
One of the greatest moments in Seth Franco's life came not on a basketball court, but in a hospital delivery room. The former Harlem Globetrotter told an audience of Scranton High School students Monday it doesn't matter to his daughter, now 4, how good he is with a basketball. "She cares about what type of person I am on the inside," Mr. Franco said. "You know what, guys? You have to think about things like ...Read More
Thursday October 21, 2010
NEPA Miners and former Harlem Globetrotter to visit Scranton High Schools
Miners Football and FCA deliver One Way 2 Play Program Scranton, PA, October 21, 2010:     The NEPA Miners have provided four years of excellent football; Monday October 25th, 2010 the NEPA Miners will score their biggest Touchdown to date! The Miners will bring the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) One Way 2 Play (OW2P) program to Scranton High School 9:30AM and to West Scranton High School 2:10PM.   The OW2P program will feature ...Read More
Monday October 18, 2010
Miners Embarking on 5th Anniversary Season
Miners Offseason Watch List Scranton, PA, October 18, 2010:     The NEPA Miners football team has made steady improvements each season, raising the standards with other top flight Semi-Professional football organizations on the East Coast to take Semi-Pro football to the next level; while also bringing back the tradition to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre area. The Miners continue to set a high standard balancing business and football in their quest to be the premier team ...Read More
Thursday October 14, 2010
Miners Begin Offseason Early
Big Expectations for NEPA Miners 5th Anniversary Season Scranton, PA, October 14, 2010:     The NEPA Miners did not finish the 2010 football season like they anticipated but the 2011 season looks very promising. The Miners season ended with a defeat to the North East Eagles in a game that was closer than the 27-10 score indicated. The Miners trailed 15-10 in the fourth quarter with the ball inside the five yard line but ...Read More
Wednesday October 6, 2010
Miners final 2010 home game Sunday!
NEPA Miners prepare for clash against rival Eagles Scranton, PA, October 6, 2010:     The NEPA Miners and Endless Mountain Security will give away a Big Screen Television and are letting in youth football members for Free who wear their uniform this Sunday Afternoon! Our home town semi-professional football team will conclude the 2010 regular season at Scranton Memorial Stadium, Sunday 3PM to take on the North East Eagles.   The Miners (5-5) are ...Read More
Tuesday September 28, 2010
Miners seek strong finish in final two home games
NEPA Miners return home versus Giants and Eagles Scranton, PA, September 28, 2010:     The NEPA Miners and Endless Mountain Security are giving away a Big Screen Television and are letting in youth football members who wear the uniform for Free this Saturday night! Our home town semi-professional football team will return to Scranton Memorial Stadium Saturday 7PM to take on the North West Giants before playing their final regular season home game the ...Read More
Tuesday September 21, 2010
Miners Fighting for Playoff Opportunity
The NEPA Miners 2010 season has been a nail biter since opening night versus the Schuylkill County Coal Crackers. The Miners opened the season with a game winning touchdown with four seconds left and have played in many thrillers including this past weekend. The good thing is the fans have seen many exciting Miners games, the bad is three losses have been by a touchdown or less endangering the teams run to the playoffs. The ...Read More
Tuesday September 14, 2010
Miners Roll to Three in a Row
NEPA Miners begin a two game road trip Scranton, PA, September 14, 2010:     The NEPA Miners experienced early season growing pains but the young roster is maturing to the tune of three straight victories. The Miners defeated the Westchester Packers 41-12 last weekend at Scranton Memorial Stadium led by defensive back Anthony Bodtman and his four interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown. Quarterback Justin Piontkowski paced the Offense with a touchdown ...Read More
Friday September 10, 2010
Miners Versus Packers in Big North East Battle
NEPA Miners seek third straight win Saturday Night! Scranton, PA, September 10, 2010:     The NEPA Miners are on a mission to return to the playoffs having been there in two of the teams first three seasons. Both of those playoff seasons were under current Miners Head Coach Dan LaMagna who expects his team to return this season. After a slow start including two losses despite scoring 27 points, the Miners are in the ...Read More
Tuesday September 7, 2010
Miners trying to build a brand in the local sports market
By Mark Coons (Staff Writer) Published: September 6, 2010 Trying to build a brand in the local sports market. It's seems that it would be easy for team such as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to gain quick name recognition. These teams are affiliated with major league sports franchises. It wouldn't be a surprise to go to PNC Field or the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and see a player perform there one ...Read More
Wednesday September 1, 2010
Miners Roll to Second Consecutive Win
Justin Piontkowski tossed three first-half touchdowns to lead the Northeast Pennsylvania Miners to a 27-6 victory over the Westchester Steelers in a Big Northeast Football Federation battle Sunday at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, N.Y. The Miners opened the scoring in the first quarter when Piontkowski found Tyler Serbin with a 9-yard scoring strike to take a 7-0 lead. After Westchester closed to within 7-6, Piontkowski hit Davelle Byrd with a 45-yard touchdown pass in ...Read More
Friday August 27, 2010
Miners to battle the Steelers Sunday
NEPA Miners in search of Back to Back Wins Scranton, PA, August 27, 2010:     Our home town NEPA Miners bounced back in impressive fashion last weekend with a 35-0 triumph over the North Philly Cowboys. The team will take their show on the road to Yonkers, New York Sunday to face the Westchester Steelers. The Miners are 2-3 overall (1-3 BNEFF) and are on the verge of placing themselves back in the playoff ...Read More
Monday August 23, 2010
Miners Victorius Over Cowboys
The Northeast Pennsylvania Miners flexed their muscles early and often Sunday. The Miners scored on their first three possessions and took advantage of a pair of key plays from the defense and one from special teams in a 35-0 victory over the North Philly Cowboys in a Big Northeast Football Federation battle at Scranton Memorial Stadium. With the win, the local team snapped a three-game skid, improving to 1-3 in league play, 2-3 overall. NEPA ...Read More
Thursday August 19, 2010
Miners Versus Cowboys Sunday at Scranton Memorial
Ronald McDonald House Day at the Stadium Scranton, PA, August 19, 2010:     The NEPA Miners hosted a legendary Dallas Cowboy Erik Williams last weekend, this Sunday 3PM they look to take down the North Philly Cowboys and earn their first league victory. The Miners have dropped their last two home games to the New Jersey Wolves and South Jersey Vikings despite averaging 27 points per game. “We finally fixed our defense in the ...Read More
Thursday August 12, 2010
NEPA Miners Host Super Star in Scranton
Miners, Cowboys and Vikings Weekend Oh My! Scranton, PA, August 12, 2010:     The Big Cat is in town this weekend. Dallas Cowboys legend Erik Williams, a former four-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl Champion will be visiting the NEPA Miners this weekend for two big events.   Miners co-owner and Head Coach Dan LaMagna will be introducing Mr. Williams and new team sponsor ACN Friday night at the Scranton Hilton, attendees must RSVP ...Read More
Friday July 30, 2010
Dallas Cowboys Legend to visit The NEPA Miners
Erik Williams an honorary guest of the NEPA Miners Scranton, PA, July 30, 2010:     August is going to be a historic month for the North East PA Miners Semi-Professional Football Team. The Miners will have three excitement filled home games at Scranton Memorial Stadium August 7th, 14th and 22nd. The Miners will have action packed football, half time music concerts, the Miners Girls Entertainment Team, the new Miners Junior Dance Team, their first ...Read More
Coach Wysocki Featured in
The Long, Dark Winding Road of Charlie Wysocki, Former Maryland Star 7/29/2010 12:33 PM ET By David Steele Dozens of youngsters had shown up at an indoor sports complex in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on a muggy June day to participate in the Fourth Charlie Wysocki Football Camp. The camp's namesake didn't take part in many of the activities, watching from the metal bleachers nearby, or a table during lunch break and, when the drills moved outdoors, ...Read More
Tuesday July 27, 2010
Miners Motivated For Next Road Game
NEPA Miners seek road win versus defending Conference Champions Scranton, PA, July 27, 2010:     In what is a very young football season as only two games have passed, the NEPA Miners are more motivated than ever to get back on to the Grid Iron. The Miners are 1-1 overall (0-1 BNEFF) having experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Now it is up to them to decide what type of ...Read More
Thursday July 22, 2010
NEPA Miners to Kick Off Fourth Regular Season
Miners on road for Big North East Football Federation Debut Scranton, PA, July 21, 2010:     The North East PA (NEPA) Miners have won twenty three games in three seasons and have duplicated that success in the community but Miners owner Dan LaMagna says the 2010 NEPA Miners are taking minor league football in the North East to the next level starting this season. Not since the Scranton Eagles has a semi pro team ...Read More
Wednesday July 14, 2010
Miners to make Big North East Debut
The 2010 Miners tasted the thrill of victory versus the Schulkill County Coal Crackers at home to kickoff the season giving the Miners a 1-0 record nationally but now have to get ready for their next challenge. The Miners will battle the Lehigh Valley Storm in their first road game of the 2010 season and make their professional debut in the Big North East Football Federation (BNEFF). The Miners having played in the NAFL and ...Read More
Tuesday July 13, 2010
NEPA Miners Season Opener a Stunner
The NEPA Miners season opener was one that will never be forgotten. Fans at Scranton Memorial Stadium were never allowed to relax in the fourth quarter as a night of family entertainment turned into the worlds largest roller coaster ride. The NEPA Miners came out strong with a 19-8 halftime lead led by two Justin Piontkowski touchdown passes, one to Tyler Serbin and another to Nate Bowden. The Coal Crackers would strike first in the ...Read More
Tuesday July 6, 2010
NEPA Miners Kickoff Season Four Saturday at Scranton Memorial Stadium
The NEPA Miners will defend the Coal Miners Trophy versus the Schuylkill County Coal Crackers Summer time football is about to heat up as the North East PA Miners will be defending the Coal Miners Trophy versus the Schuylkill County Coal Crackers Saturday Night July 10th, 7pm at Scranton Memorial Stadium.  The Miners defeated the Coal Crackers  44-14 in their inaugural season and 14-6 thanks to a huge defensive stop in the final minutes two ...Read More
Friday June 18, 2010
NEPA Miners Season Tickets On Sale Now!
Purchase your season game tickets now at the Miners online store or next week at the Mall at Steamtown Guest Services Desk! Also look out for the NEPA Miners Football Network on the Miners website, our first Gridiron Football Show will be live Monday 5:30pm from PJ's Pub in the Scranton Hilton to preview our 2010 football season at Scranton Memorial Stadium. More details coming soon! GO MINERS! Read More
Tuesday June 8, 2010
NEPA Miners Return to Scranton Memorial Stadium
Scranton School Board Votes 8-0 in Favor of the Miners for first victory of the season! Scranton, PA, June 8, 2010:     The North East PA Miners Semi-Professional Football Team is bringing back the long time tradition of Semi-Pro Football in Scranton and is returning home to Scranton Memorial Stadium. The Miners played part of their 2007 season, a complete 2008 season and one game in 2009 before switching to Carbondale’s Andrew J. Cerra ...Read More
Friday June 4, 2010
NEPA Miners Open Tryout and Team News
NEPA Miners Open Tryout Wednesday The NEPA Miners Semi-Professional Football team is heating up as the summer temperatures are rising and the first team scrimmage is approaching. The Miners have a new look in 2010 and one their fans will be excited about. Two off season tryouts and one camp later, the team will be holding one last open tryout to expand on the depth of the roster to give the team the manpower needed ...Read More
Monday May 17, 2010
NEPA Miners 4th Annual Charlie Wysocki Camp
Charlie Wysocki joined by Two Time Super Bowl Champion and former New York Giant Lee Rouson Scranton, PA, May 27, 2010:     The North East PA (NEPA) Miners will hold their Fourth Annual NEPA Miners Charlie Wysocki Camp presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Saturday June 12th, 9:00AM Registration with Football Camp from 10-2:30PM. The camp will be held at the Wyoming Valley Sports Training Complex in Wilkes-Barre, the newest NEPA Miners ...Read More
Tuesday May 4, 2010
Miners Camp Opens this Week
The North East PA (NEPA) Miners are set to open camp this week practicing Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm at Penn State Worthington-Scranton Campus in Dunmore. Players need to arrive early for any team announcements and to start on time. The offseason has been a good one as the team has recruited a new nucleus of players and coaches entering the 2010 season in the Big North East Football Federation with their sights set on winning a league ...Read More
Tuesday April 20, 2010
The Miners are going Green and we encourage our fans to do so as well. From RePower America we’ve learned tips to chip in, clean up and repower, and we are spreading the word. With simple steps we are going Green. What can we do? Recycle! Recycling is the first step towards becoming environmentally friendly. The Miners will be sure to have recycling bins set up throughout the stadium on game day so make sure ...Read More
Thursday April 15, 2010
The North East PA (NEPA) Miners will hold their second and final tryout and combine Sunday MAY 2nd 12:30PM-4PM in new territory. (The tryout was moved from its original date due to weather) The Miners will be at Pleasant Valley High School recruiting talent in a different area while expanding their fan base. The Miners held a Scranton tryout in March and signed over 40 players for the 2010 replica watches season. There is a $30 ...Read More
Tuesday April 6, 2010
NEPA Miners Announce Team Hall of Fame
The NEPA Miners are proud to announce our newest club. As we enter year four and continue to pride ourselves in giving back to the community and providing action packed entertainment on Saturday nights, we realize we can not do it without the the members who pour there hearts out for the love of the game. The Miners want to recognize the great efforts of our members and in 2010 we will introduce our first ...Read More
Thursday April 1, 2010
NEPA Miners Go Big in Season Four
The NEPA Miners 2010 season is quickly approaching and our members are getting that itch that comes the same time every season. The only difference this season is something special is happening in the organization�s fourth season and the funny thing is it began last season. After a successful inaugural season in 2007 winning seven games and winning eight games in year two, the Miners had built the foundation for our areas newest Minor ...Read More
Monday March 29, 2010
Big North East Football Federation Logo
After a few trials and errors, the final league logos were finalized.  The logos were designed by Coach Chris Gallardo of the NE Eagles. "The league is very thankful for the outstanding work that Coach Chris did. The logos are a very important thing for a league and he designed both with great pride and beauty." said Mr. Alston.  The logos will be placed on all teams’ web sites and official documents from the ...Read More
Tuesday March 23, 2010
NEPA Miners Score Big at Combine
The NEPA Miners held their first tryout and combine for the 2010 season and it was a huge success. New local talent and returning veterans from the area poured into the Riverfront Sports Complex to compete and tryout for the 2010 NEPA Miners. Forty-Six players attended the work out and Miners new Head Coach Bill Keesee was very pleased with the talent on hand. Athletic Trainers from the company FASST took the players through an active stretch, ...Read More
Wednesday March 17, 2010
NEPA Miners Kick Off Their First 2010 Tryout and Combine
Introducing 9 Player Signings Scranton, PA, March 20, 2010:  The NEPA Miners Football organization joins FASST and the Beyond Sports Network to host their first football tryout and combine of the 2010 season Saturday, March 20, at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton. Registration starts at 6:30 PM and tryouts are from 7-9 PM. There will be a $30 registration fee for new players trying out and $5 for returning and signed participants. The team ...Read More
NEPA Miners join FASST and the Beyond Sports Network to host the NEPA Miners Tryout & Combine Saturday 6:30pm @ Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton. The Miners are entering their fourth season of minor league football in the Greater Scranton area and are gearing up for their first season in the Big North East Football Federation. Players will compete in the 40 Yard Dash, Pro Shuttle, Standing Broad Jump and will be introduced to FASST ...Read More
Friday March 12, 2010
NEPA Miners Join St. Patrick's Day Parade Weekend
Collaborating with Hearts of Haiti Cause Scranton, PA, March 13, 2010 & Wilkes-Barre, PA, March 14, 2010:   NEPA Miners Fans! Look out for the Miners in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Weekend.   This Saturday, in Scranton, we’ll be staging at 12:30 p.m. at the 500 block on Wyoming Avenue, between Vine and Olive Street, extending to the Human Services Center. Parade starts at 12 p.m.   On Sunday, in Wilkes-Barre, we’ll be lining ...Read More
Wednesday March 3, 2010
BNEFF Expands with the Addition of 15 New Teams
The BNEFF moves its start dateHawthorne, NY March 2 2010: After interviewing 22 teams in its winter meetings the BNEFF has selected 15 new teams into the league to be added to the roster of 12 returning teams. The BNEFF welcomes following teams; from Pennsylvania the Chambersburg Cardinals, Central Penn Piranha, NEPA Miners; from New Jersey the NJ Lions, NJ Battle, NJ Stags, NJ Hitmen, Woodbridge Bulldogs, NJ Spartans NJ Wolves; from New York the ...Read More
One Way 2 Play Visits NEPA
LACKAWANNA COLLEGE HOSTS FORMER NFL STAR TO SPEAK TO STUDENT-ATHLETES ABOUT PLAYING DRUG FREE     SCRANTON - Lackawanna College, in conjunction with the Northeastern PA Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), will present former New York Giants star Lee Rouson, who will speak to student-athletes about playing drug free.  The event will take place on March 8, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium. Mr. Rouson spoke at the ...Read More
Monday March 1, 2010
NEPA Miners Player Tryout and Combine March 20
Beyond Sports Network, FASST & Jump Motion Design Join the MinersThe NEPA Miners Football organization will be holding its first football tryout and combine of their 2010 season on Saturday March 20th, 6:30PM registration, and 7-9 tryouts at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton. It will be a $30 registration fee for new players trying out and $5 for returning and signed participants. The team is bringing in a new nucleus of players and ...Read More
NEPA Miners and FCA Gala Event
GINO TROIANI Times Leader Correspondent OLYPHANT – The NEPA Miners, in conjunction with the NEPA Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, attracted more than 70 supporters at their third annual silent auction and award ceremony. NEPA Miners football president and owner Daniel LaMagna, right, chats with former N.Y. Giant Keith Elias, center, and former Wilkes-Barre football great Charlie Wysocki at the event. Paul Sotak, of Peckville, left, and Stephanie Morgan, of Moscow, look over ...Read More
Tuesday February 16, 2010
NEPA Miners name Keesee head coach, join BNEFF
It's a new beginning for the Northeast Pennsylvania Miners. The local semiprofessional football team ushered in a new era Monday, announcing it hired Bill Keesee as the team's new head coach and that the organization has been accepted to play in the Big Northeast Football Federation. A native of Emory, Virginia, Keesee brings more than 12 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels. The 44-year-old will also serve as the team's ...Read More
Thursday February 11, 2010
NEPA Miners President’s Day Press Conference
From Bristol, Tennesee to Scranton, PA and it is not Lane Kiffin! Scranton, PA, February 11, 2010:  On President’s Day, Monday February 15th, 12PM, the NEPA Miners will be holding a major Press conference, Center Court of The Mall at Steamtown kicking of the 2010 minor league football season and announcing some huge off season transactions. What should you expect to learn?   The NEPA Miners will be introducing for the first time, their new ...Read More
Monday February 1, 2010
NEPA Miners February News UPDATED!
What an exciting time to be a fan or member of the NEPA Miners as we have never been busier. New ownership and a new board of directors are taking Minor League football in Pennsylvania to new heights! With that being said we have so much news to share. The Mall at Steamtown will be the host of a NEPA Miners Press Conference on President’s Day, Monday, February 15th 12pm, first floor Center Court to introduce the teams New Head ...Read More
Monday January 25, 2010
The NEPA Miners Girls Entertainment Team will be having their second tryout of the year Sunday, Fenruary 21st from 11am-2pm at a location to be announced this week. Interested girls only need to bring Work Out/Gym Attire, Sneakers and their A Game! The Miners Girls will perform at all NEPA Miners home games throughout the summer on Saturday nights and at various community and charity events. Interested applicants with more questions can contact our Entertainment Team Manager and ...Read More
Sunday January 17, 2010
Miners January News
After an impressive showing by Miners members Melissa Vaughn and Steve Lackey in the Quaker Steak XXX Atomic Hot Wing Challenge, the Miners staff will be super busy in the month of January preparing for the 2010 season. The Miners are preparing to announce some major league and division news this week that should excite our fans and members. Keep a close eye on web site updates in the upcoming weeks as more content and ...Read More
Wednesday January 6, 2010
Come out and support the NEPA Miners Friday January 15th, anytime between 4pm and 10pm at Quaker Steak & Lube.  NEPA Miners management, cheerleaders and players will be on hand along with raffles and prize give aways! A coupon will be given to our fans to attach with your bill donating 10 percent of your check to the NEPA Miners Football and Entertainment teams. So join us for Happy Hour, dinner or an evening snack and we promise you a ...Read More
Monday December 21, 2009
Miners Making Major Changes
The NEPA Miners are embarking on their fourth season of Semi-Professional football in North Eastern Pennsylvania. After three seasons, NEPA's hometown team has won twenty games making the playoffs twice and overcoming the tough times in our economy.  The team has also endured one league change, three different stadiums and two different head coaches. The team's New Years resolution will be to find stable ground in 2010 and return to the league playoffs in their ...Read More
Thursday December 10, 2009
Former New York Giant to visit the Miners
The NEPA Miners semi-professional football team has many announcements in the works for 2010, we will start with a special guest attending our NEPA Miners Gala Event Saturday, February 27th at the Regal Room in Olyphant. Former all-time leading rusher at the University of Princeton and New York Giant running back Keith Elias will join the NEPA Miners Silent Auction and Awards Banquet as our guest speaker. Keith is supporting the Miners in raising money ...Read More
Sunday November 22, 2009
Sport Management Fair
NEPA Miners cheerleader Erin Moran, Senior Advisor TJ Finley and Board Member Melissa Vaughn represent the NEPA Miners at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2nd Annual Sports Industry Career Fair. The NEPA Miners joined the SWB Yankees, Binghamton Mets, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Reading Phillies and other sport organizations in offering opportunities for professionals in the sport management field.  The Miners will be contacting potential Interns, Volunteers and Sales Associates to help expand operations next season. The ...Read More
Wednesday October 21, 2009
NEPA Miners Give Back to Friendship House
The NEPA Miners organization loves football but even more so their use of football as the driving force to give back to the community. The Miners have helped several organizations and community groups put smiles on the faces of our future and raise money for those in need. Most recently at the NEPA Miners August 8th home game was the kickoff event in the form of a clothing drive to help raise money for the Friendship House and their North East Regional ...Read More
NEPA Miners on NBC
The NEPA Miners mini-football helmet has been a guest on several episodes of the NBC hit TV show The Office. Our fans need to look closely each week as our mini-helmet appears to be resting on some small green troll on Kevin's desk. You often see the helmet whenever their is action around Angela and Kevin's desk. The Office is based out of Scranton and airs on NBC every Thursday evening at 8PM. Who know's, ...Read More
Sunday October 11, 2009
Miners Begin Offseason
The NEPA Miners have completed three seasons of semi-pro football in North Eastern Pennsylvania and are set to begin their off season.  The team finished the season on a winning note hammering out two wins to complete a 5-5 2009 regular season. Our hometown Miners will look to carry that momentum into a productive off season. Despite the teams first season of not making the playoffs, the outlook is positive as the organization is assembling ...Read More
Tuesday September 29, 2009
Miners Defeat Battle to end Season
Thanks to a pair of long touchdown runs by Damon Saxon, the Northeast Pennsylvania Miners completed their season on a high note, defeating the New Jersey Battle, 22-6, Saturday at Carbondale High School. Down 6-0 entering the second half, the local team took the lead at the 8:25 mark of the third quarter when Saxon scored on a 50-yard run. Andre Chollette ran in the 2-point conversion for an 8-6 advantage. Five minutes later, ...Read More
Monday September 21, 2009
NEPA Miners Season Finale Saturday
The NEPA Miners (4-5) will host the New Jersey Battle (6-3) Saturday 7pm at Carbondale Area High School. It has been a transitional year for the Miners but team owner Dan LaMagna is proud of the players and many volunteers who have stuck together through the challenging times and will be certain to build on that foundation of core players for a audemars piguet replica watches successful 2010 season. The New Jersey Battle is coming off ...Read More
Miners Cage Lions
NEPA Miners 19 Long Island Lions 7 At Hempstead, N.Y., quarterback Josh Cragle scored on a 5-yard run early in the fourth quarter to lead the Miners to a victory in Regional American Football League action. Lati Woodruff added an insurance score with a 5-yard run with 8 minutes to go in the game to complete the scoring. The Miners scored first when Willie Mims ran back the opening kickoff 80 yards for a 7-0 ...Read More
Friday September 18, 2009
Football Mental Toughness
Mental toughness training for Football   By Jeremy Conn   The following are topics / handouts coaches should discuss with their players.  These are examples of mental toughness issues that too often are taken for granted.  If you do not cover this with your teammates you will find your team hindered because of it.     Dealing with Adversity[1] Adversity, it happens in life and in sports.  Wherever, whenever, you need to do your best ...Read More
Thursday September 17, 2009
Miners Seeking Win versus Lions
The NEPA Miners (3-5 RAFL 4-5 overall) are on the road again seeking to snap a three game losing streak, the longest in the teams brief three year history. Despite the tough times on the field, management believes there is an opportunity to finish strong this season starting with their game at hand versus the Long Island Lions (2-6). A few breaks this season and the team has 3 more wins as they lost two ...Read More
Sunday September 13, 2009
Miners lose Battle to Turnovers
A shorthanded NEPA Miners battled to the final whistle on the road versus their division rival New Jersey Wolves. A strong defensive performance with defensive Touchdowns by Jamill Williams and DeSaun Sloan and a total team effort kept the game within reach only to fall short 26-13. Big plays by Roy Glenn, Willie Mims and gutsy play by the offense fell short as the Miners offense threw four interceptions and fumbled one time. A tough ...Read More
Sunday August 30, 2009
Oh What a Night
What a roller coaster of a night for our NEPA Miners. The NEPA Miners had a lot going for them off the field but could never get going on the grid iron.  Mother nature cooperated to deliver a beautiful night for football as the Miners kicked off their clothing drive to raise funds for the Friendship House Autistic Center and had special guest Ryan Leckey from WNEP TV on hand to support the cause. The ...Read More
Saturday August 29, 2009
NEPA Miners launch new web site with MYNEPA
The NEPA Miners continue to establish themselves as our community's hometown team and have taken another step by going local with MYNEPA. The NEPA Miners are considered by some as this generation's version of the Scranton Eagles and keep reinventing themselves to give the best product to the community and their fans. We are proud to announce our new partnership with MYNEPA, a local internet marketing firm based in Plains. The NEPA Miners want to ...Read More
Monday August 24, 2009
Miners Host Defending Champions and Friendship House
How fast things can change in life and in football. Our NEPA Miners went from the driver’s seat with a 3-1 record to the passenger’s seat now at 3-3. Nothing winning can not fix as the Miners are set to face the defending and undefeated (6-0) league champion Brooklyn Mariner’s Saturday at Carbondale Area High School with a 7PM kickoff. Our fans are in for a treat as they will get championship football, Ryan Leckey ...Read More
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