HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division II Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2019 Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches’ All-Star Teams

As the spring sports season enters its final week, ON THE BLOG begins to put a bow on the 2018-19 scholastic sports year. Today, the Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches' All-Star Teams are released. Western Wayne coach Justin Collins organizes a meeting of the coaches...

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Didi Gregorius ranges up the middle to field a ground ball by Malquin Canelo in the third inning. Gregorius would spin and throw to first in time to get the Lehigh Valley leadoff hitter, but that wasn't even the most impressive defensive play he was a part of Friday...
Sign of the times

Sign of the times

The overtly racist text messages shared between two Scranton police officers resulted in their dismissal from the force.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 248: Let’s go to the tape!

Coronavirus Diaries Day 248: Let’s go to the tape!

No words I could wrangle to describe the gob-stopping hypocrisy of Team Trump and Cult 45 can say it better than their own. As they demand time for our soon-to-ex-president to find "emotional closure" over his historic loss to "Sleepy Joe" Biden, CNN went to the tape...

Virtual dismay

Virtual dismay

Constrained by state limits on how much higher the city school district can raise property taxes, Scranton School Directors are scrambling to balance the budget before the end of the calendar year.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 241: Americans keep score

Coronavirus Diaries Day 241: Americans keep score

Imagine your favorite NFL team advances to the Super Bowl (if there is one this season) and their opponent is an archrival. These teams really hate each other (think Steelers/Ravens) and battle hard through three quarters. The archrivals are up by a field goal, but...

Tall order, short time

Tall order, short time

Trump is scrambling to prevent legally cast absentee votes from being counted as he watches his paths to re-election shrink. Nowhere is this battle more pitched than here in the Keystone State. Aiding his cause is the GOP-controlled legislature that prevented the...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 239: To the ramparts!

Coronavirus Diaries Day 239: To the ramparts!

Freedom requires exercise. Without it, a democracy gets flabby, its arteries calcify, its heart dies.  Chrissy and I arrived at the polls in Old Forge around 8 a.m. and cast ballots 83 and 84. The kindly constable on duty told me the count is never that high before...

Decision day is here

Decision day is here

As has been the case in recent presidential elections, the choices Pennsylvanians make at the polls today looms large for the direction and tone of the country. So, get out there and do your duty -- VOTE.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 238: We just want it to be over

Coronavirus Diaries Day 238: We just want it to be over

Windy today. Raw, too. The National Weather Service in Binghamton issued a wind advisory for pretty much all of Northeastern Pennsylvania until 7 p.m. From the advisory: IMPACTS: Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few...

Don’t make Vlad sad

Don’t make Vlad sad

Trump has done his best to baselessly trash the legitimacy of an election that even he suspects he'll probably lose. In and of itself, that should be an impeachable offense, but we all know that until the Senate flips, Trump will be allowed to continue shooting people...

Foul ball

Foul ball

Justin Turner had one heck of a World Series. It's therefore understandable that he'd want to join his LA Dodgers teammates in celebration after winning the series in game six. Unfortunately, he had been pulled from that game in the seventh inning after a positive...