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...
It’s pretty simple, folks

It’s pretty simple, folks

As in many states, Pennsylvania's GOP-controlled legislature is rolling out a laundry list of changes to election laws that, simply put, would make voting more difficult. By backing Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election being "stolen" from him due to non-existent...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 492: ‘You will atone’

Coronavirus Diaries Day 492: ‘You will atone’

One of the finest, most prolific character actors in Hollywood history, Ned Beatty is best-known for his legendary roles in two seminal films -- "Deliverance" and "Network."  The former made him the butt of many juvenile jokes. The latter made him a star. Beatty's...

Rain delay

Rain delay

Joe Biden has hit a lot of his targets, pandemic-wise, since moving in to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. His ambitious plan to administer at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 70 percent of Americans by July 4 seems doubtful now, thanks to a notable (and sadly predictable)...

Stick and brewski

Stick and brewski

Joe Biden is determined to do whatever it takes to persuade 70 percent of the U.S. population to get at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by July 4, even going so far as to endorse an offer by Anheuser-Busch to hand out free brewskis to anyone who's gotten the jab.

Cat tale

Cat tale

West Scranton High School shut down for a half-day Tuesday when state officials ID'ed a feline seen wandering around the building as a bobcat. As it turned out, the cat in question was a special breed of the typical household pet, which was returned to its tearful...

Riding the Big Lie

Riding the Big Lie

Fresh from getting pasted by Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Casey in a 13-point loss two years ago, former Republican Rep. Lou Barletta has set his sights on the governor's mansion for 2022. Like every other spineless GOP politician in the commonwealth, though, he's...

Running on empty?

Running on empty?

Call me a dewy-eyed optimist, but it's now worth considering that Donald Trump's luck might be running on fumes. With a criminal probe underway by a New York state special grand jury, and the presumed immunity of the presidency no longer at his disposal, his uncanny...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 472: GQP vs. Truth

Coronavirus Diaries Day 472: GQP vs. Truth

The same Senate and House Republican "patriots" who conducted 10 "investigations" into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi now stand against any closer look at the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol and the Constitution they so slavishly claim to...