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...
Today’s vocabulary word is ‘defenestrate’

Today’s vocabulary word is ‘defenestrate’

Rosemary Boland, longtime president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers, stirred up a hornet's nest of criticism recently when she cited  "black," brown" and "immigrant" children in the city district who, she claimed, come from households that might not be...

AOW EXTRA: Jason Henderson, Delaware Valley wrestling

AOW EXTRA: Jason Henderson, Delaware Valley wrestling

Delaware Valley senior Jason Henderson captured the 215-pound title at the District 2 Class 3A Championships. In the process, he earned his 100th career win in the final, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler and helped the Warriors take the team title...

Don’t cross the cult

Don’t cross the cult

Like his GOP peers in North Carolina and Utah, Sen. Pat Toomey is experiencing some serious blowback from the Trump Cult currently masquerading as his state's Republican Party. Toomey's crime? Voting (correctly) to convict Trump of the impeachment charge for the role...

Hero in his own mind

Hero in his own mind

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's political problems involving the undercount of nursing home COVID-19 deaths are bad enough without his earlier self-aggrandizing claims of success in battling the pandemic.

Here we go, again

Here we go, again

Unhappy with rulings handed down by state judges who were selected by Pennsylvanians under the current districting system, Republicans in the legislature are turning to their old stand-by, the gerrymander.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 371: Justice for Officer Sicknick

Coronavirus Diaries Day 371: Justice for Officer Sicknick

My column today (read it here) asks why former Old Forge School Director and serial Republican candidate Frank Scavo hasn't been charged for taking part in the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol. Photographic evidence places Frank in the mob that stormed...