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 369: Snow job in my inbox

Coronavirus Diaries Day 369: Snow job in my inbox

Came in from shoveling the first wave of this tardy nor'easter to find another snow job lurking in my email -- a press release from something called "The Office of Donald J. Trump."  Any office the former president inhabits now is just that -- any office. My office is...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 357: Goodbye, Trump. Hello, Unity?

Coronavirus Diaries Day 357: Goodbye, Trump. Hello, Unity?

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” -- Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Churchill was talking about a decisive British victory over the Nazis in Africa, but his words apply to any hard-won fight...

Say ‘cheese…’

Say ‘cheese…’

Every locality has its share of political hangers-on and gadflies. Former Old Forge School Board Director and longtime Donald Trump enthusiast Frank Scavo is one of Lackawanna County's. Scavo's bus tour to the Capitol on January 6th included a front-row seat to a...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 349: Trump’s silence says it all

Coronavirus Diaries Day 349: Trump’s silence says it all

Donald Trump is exactly who he was all along -- a malignant narcissist con man contemptuous of truth, honor and decency and unable to conceive or concede any cause or concern greater than himself.  He is a liar, a cheat and a coward. Watching America burn on his...

Stranded

Stranded

Mitch McConnell's six-year reign of terror is over, thanks to voters in Georgia. Runoff victories by Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof will create a 50-50 split in the Senate, with incoming Vice President Kamala Harris delivering the tie-breaking vote. "The...

A show of farce

A show of farce

Among the many things that did not go right Wednesday evening at Capitol Hill was the Capitol Hill Police Department's underwhelming (though some might say welcoming) treatment of rioting Trump supporters.

Burned

Burned

When Donald Trump started his sorry excuse of a presidency four years ago, his party controlled the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Now, with twin victories by Democrats in the Georgia Senate runoff race -- victories largely attributable to...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 343: Trump’s army of traitors

Coronavirus Diaries Day 343: Trump’s army of traitors

I'm off this week, but since the nation is under attack by a sitting president and his cult of traitorous goons, I'm punching out a quick blog.  What is happening at the Capitol this afternoon is an act of domestic terrorism. Not a protest. Not a riot. Not an exercise...