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...
Coronavirus Diaries Day 118: A Walk in the Woods

Coronavirus Diaries Day 118: A Walk in the Woods

NOTE: My colleagues and I are back in the office, but every other stall in the cubicle farm is empty for social distancing, and some of us have been dispatched to other floors. My lair is a small conference room just far enough from my co-workers to instill a...

Call on the field

Call on the field

As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in some parts of the country and hospital capacities are stretched thin, some athletic organizations have begun dialing back their plans for the fall. NCAA's Ivy League and Patriot League conferences have led the way by cancelling...

Mask up, Donald

Mask up, Donald

Joe Biden's in town today, masked up and pressing the flesh with old friends and political allies. Meanwhile, his presidential opponent tries to gaslight the nation into believing that the COVID-19 pandemic isn't real and that the primary threats are Black Lives...

Bounce

Bounce

The good news is that the local and national employment rates rose during the month of May. The bad news is that there's still a lot of lost ground to make up, and any resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic could make the job market even tougher.

Handle with care

Handle with care

Fire works safety and the importance of adult supervision brought to mind our toddler-in-chief running amok at the White House.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 103: Trump chooses Putin over our troops

Coronavirus Diaries Day 103: Trump chooses Putin over our troops

President Bone Spurs' professed love and admiration for America's fighting men and women was always a charade poorly played by a draft-dodger who once compared his wild sex life to his "own personal Vietnam." An alleged man who equates V.D. -- an easily avoidable...

With both feet

With both feet

The steep cliffs and roaring waters of Scranton's Nay Aug Gorge have long drawn daredevils and others, who swim and dive there against the advice of local law enforcement. Given this, I suppose it's only natural and a not-insignificant portion of our population...

Sing along with Josh

Sing along with Josh

State Attorney-General Josh Shapiro latest crusade has led his office to the doors of the Department of Environmental Protection and the natural gas drillers whose activities they are supposed to be regulating. According to the findings of a two- year state grand...

Underwater

Underwater

Scranton and its beleaguered financial situation have been under Act 47 oversight -- otherwise known as distressed-city status -- ever since Bill Clinton set up shop in the Oval Office. The city was prepared to check out of this particular "roach hotel" next month,...

On the ropes

On the ropes

Donald Trump is trying to goad Joe Biden into participating in more than the previously agreed-to three debates this fall. That an incumbent would want such a thing strongly suggests that they know their re-election campaign is in trouble. Biden, meanwhile, is laying...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 98: Nightmare in Dream City

Coronavirus Diaries Day 98: Nightmare in Dream City

"Did anybody see my speech the other night on Saturday night? But I said the other night, there’s never been anything where they have so many names. I could give you 19 or 20 names for that. It’s got all different names, Wuhan. Kawuhan was catching on. Coronavirus....