That one time Mark Payton faced Roger Clemens

With Roger Clemens coming to PNC Field tonight ... In 2012, Roger Clemens pitched an inning of the University of Texas alumni game. Batting third for the Longhorns that day: Mark Payton. Payton, the RailRiders outfielder, paid attention to the first two hitters. Once...
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Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

A few notes from the clubhouse after tonight's game. Higashioka leaves game Catcher Kyle Higashioka left Wednesday's game between the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth inning. Higashioka hit a high flyout to left in the seventh, then Eddy Rodriguez took his...
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HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Athlete of the Week Ceremony

Well, it's over, and we made it. Tuesday night brought a conclusion to the 2016-17 Scholastic Sports season for us at The Times-Tribune. It was a wonderful ceremony in the fifth-floor auditorium of The Scranton Times Building and honestly, there are so many people who...
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AOW EXTRAS: Mid Valley’s Abbie Mills

Here's more from Marty Myers' interview with the final Athlete of the Week for the 2016-17 school year, Mid Valley's Abbie Mills. Sports teams you follow: New York Yankees, but that’s about it. Why did you want to go to the state final to see the team Pine Grove...
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HS SPORTS: 2016-2017 Fall Sports Season In Review

Hello sports fans! Congratulations to the Dallas Mountaineers, who captured the PIAA Class 4A championship that capped the 2016-17 scholastic sports season in the state. That means it is time to look back at the season that was, beginning with a recap of the Fall...
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That one time Mark Payton faced Roger Clemens

That one time Mark Payton faced Roger Clemens

With Roger Clemens coming to PNC Field tonight ... In 2012, Roger Clemens pitched an inning of the University of Texas alumni game. Batting third for the Longhorns that day: Mark Payton. Payton, the RailRiders outfielder, paid attention to the first two hitters. Once...

Light chasing dark

Light chasing dark

Pennsylvania's junior GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is one of the 13 older, white, male supposed health-care "experts" currently crafting Mitch McConnell's replacement to Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act -- otherwise referred to as "Obamacare" -- behind closed doors...

Demand answers on SSA sale tonight at town hall

Demand answers on SSA sale tonight at town hall

On Wednesday, the Scranton Sewer Authority board again thumbed its collective nose at residents of Scranton and Dunmore and anyone who believes transparency is an essential element of good government. For the second time in two months, the board ignored a mushrooming...

Throwback Thursday – Now pitching …

Throwback Thursday – Now pitching …

On May 28, 2007, seven time Cy Young award winning pitcher Roger Clemens played with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at PNC Field in Moosic.  This appearance brought 11,310 people to ballpark. Clemens pitched six innings against the Toledo Mud Hens. He struck out...

Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

A few notes from the clubhouse after tonight's game. Higashioka leaves game Catcher Kyle Higashioka left Wednesday's game between the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth inning. Higashioka hit a high flyout to left in the seventh, then Eddy Rodriguez took his...

HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Athlete of the Week Ceremony

HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Athlete of the Week Ceremony

Well, it's over, and we made it. Tuesday night brought a conclusion to the 2016-17 Scholastic Sports season for us at The Times-Tribune. It was a wonderful ceremony in the fifth-floor auditorium of The Scranton Times Building and honestly, there are so many people who...

Tyler Austin catching steam, but will it be enough?

Tyler Austin catching steam, but will it be enough?

Tyler Austin (right) is greeted at home plate by Miguel Andujar after Austin's three-run home run in the first inning on Tuesday night at PNC Field. Times-Tribune photo by Jason Farmer. Funny how the most popular players in Triple-A always seem to be the ones playing...

HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Spring Sports Season in Review

HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Spring Sports Season in Review

Ok, fans, this is it. This is the final recap of the 2016-17 Scholastic Sports season. Every year, around the first of August, coverage and planning really starts to shift into high gear for the new sports season. With the rapid pace at which this generation of...

Agnes Flood, 45 years of memories …

Agnes Flood, 45 years of memories …

45 years ago this week, Pennsylvania was the epicenter of one of the worst natural disasters to hit the United States. The natural disaster was the Agnes Flood. The flood was caused by the rains of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Agnes. The flooding started on June 23, 1972...

AOW EXTRAS: Mid Valley’s Abbie Mills

AOW EXTRAS: Mid Valley’s Abbie Mills

Here's more from Marty Myers' interview with the final Athlete of the Week for the 2016-17 school year, Mid Valley's Abbie Mills. Sports teams you follow: New York Yankees, but that’s about it. Why did you want to go to the state final to see the team Pine Grove...

HS TRACK: NEPA athletes do area proud on national stage

HS TRACK: NEPA athletes do area proud on national stage

Hello, everyone! All I can say at this point is that I am one proud track and field beat writer. It's amazing just how talented the athletes who I cover are not only on a local and state level, but now on a national level, too. OK, folks, I can't emphasize this...

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

Let me begin by saying Happy Father's Day. While I spend nearly 15 hours a day in front of this darn computer or out covering games, there is no better job I have than being a dad to Meghan and Grace. I'm far from the best father, but we do spend time together. They...

A son’s gift to his father on Father’s Day

A son’s gift to his father on Father’s Day

During a drive home from work one early morning, a familiar song came on the radio, one not heard in a very long time. As is sometimes the case, lyrics and harmonies stir up thoughts and visions in my mind. Harry Chapin's voice came through with his classic "Cat's in...

HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Winter Sports Season in Review

HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Winter Sports Season in Review

Good day, everyone! I hope you all got a chance to check out the first in my three-part series that will remember the 2016-17 scholastic sports season that was. We began with a very thorough look back at the Fall Sports, and today will be the Winter Sports. There was...

HS SPORTS: 2016-2017 Fall Sports Season In Review

HS SPORTS: 2016-2017 Fall Sports Season In Review

Hello sports fans! Congratulations to the Dallas Mountaineers, who captured the PIAA Class 4A championship that capped the 2016-17 scholastic sports season in the state. That means it is time to look back at the season that was, beginning with a recap of the Fall...