HS FOOTBALL: Two District 2 finals and Week 13 PIAA games set

2018 PLAYOFFS       DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL Semifinals Hazleton Area 43, Williamsport 13 Delaware Valley 26, Scranton 0 Final Delaware Valley 35, Hazleton Area 14 PIAA Friday’s first round 6-1 State College (11-1) vs. 2-1 Delaware Valley (9-3), at...

HS VOLLEYBALL: District 2 Champions Crowned

As the excitement eased inside the gymnasium at North Pocono High School, the gracious host for three of the four District 2 girls volleyball championship, another season began going dark as the familiar post-championship slumber takes over players, coaches and fans....

HS FOOTBALL: District 2 playoffs kick off; 2018 LFC Freshman Champions

This is Week 11 of the high school football season. Time is short this week with championship volleyball tonight, so we will jump right in. When the PIAA expanded to six classifications, one goal was to have more teams qualify for the postseason. It's hard to say why?...

HS FOOTBALL: District 2 Football Playoffs

Here are the pairings for the District 2 and subregional playoffs courtesy of piaad2.org:     DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL Friday's semifinals 3-Williamsport (5-5) at 2-Hazleton Area (5-5), 7 4-Scranton (1-9) at 1-Delaware Valley (7-3), 7             DISTRICT...

AOW EXTRAS: Riverside’s Karissa Ghigiarelli

The Riverside freshman dropped only one game on her way to the District 2 Class 2A championship, beating Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano, 6-0, 6-0, in the final. Age: 14 Family: Mom, Christy; dad, Chad; brother, Tony Favorite food: Probably steak. Athletes you admire:...
Big Ten Bowl Predictions: Nov. 13 edition

Big Ten Bowl Predictions: Nov. 13 edition

Can QB Trace McSorley (right) lead Penn State to a third consecutive New Year's Six bowl? The next two weeks will determine the Nittany Lions' fate. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO We're getting to that point in the season, which somehow seems like it started just yesterday,...

Song for a former bishop

Song for a former bishop

Former Scranton Bishop James Timlin's appearance at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made life even tougher for the embattled Scranton Diocese. Despite damning allegations made by a Pennsylvania investigative grand jury regarding decades of coverups of...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: More with Lakeland QB C.J. Dippre

Lakeland’s sophomore quarterback threw for one touchdown and completed two passes off flea flickers to set up two other touchdowns, including his game-winning TD in a 21-14 upset of unbeaten Wyoming Area in a District 2 Class 3A semifinal. Athletes you admire: My dad...

HS FOOTBALL: Two District 2 finals and Week 13 PIAA games set

HS FOOTBALL: Two District 2 finals and Week 13 PIAA games set

2018 PLAYOFFS       DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL Semifinals Hazleton Area 43, Williamsport 13 Delaware Valley 26, Scranton 0 Final Delaware Valley 35, Hazleton Area 14 PIAA Friday’s first round 6-1 State College (11-1) vs. 2-1 Delaware Valley (9-3), at...

Pulling the rug out

Pulling the rug out

Of the 75 Republican candidates that Trump endorsed in the 2018 midterm elections, only 21 -- or 28 percent -- have so far gone on to win. His percentage locally (8th Congressional District) and statewide (governor and senate) was exactly zero. Trump's long treated...

Award Chase: The game-changer

Award Chase: The game-changer

Each Wednesday through the week of the 2019 Academy Award nominations on Jan. 22, Take 2 is handicapping the Oscar rush with The Award Chase. Back in 2015, Netflix debuted its first feature film produced exclusively for the service, “Beasts of No Nation.” Starring...

“W”

“W”

Election night cartooning can be a tricky matter. The situation typically is fluid as returns filter in and leads grow and then shrink. But not in all cases. The re-elections of Sen. Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf were as close to a sure thing as one finds in politics.

Not on the ballot?

Not on the ballot?

The GOP's reliance on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a fear-inducing boogeywoman of the "radical left" became actually comic as the election year wore on. Her name was sneeringly invoked in endless ads by Republican House candidates both here in Pennsylvania...

A guide to cruelty-free beauty

A guide to cruelty-free beauty

CoverGirl is officially 100 percent cruelty-free. The brand announced today it is Leaping Bunny certified by Cruelty Free International, meaning the brand has eliminated animal testing from every step of the manufacturing process. This makes Cover Girl the largest...

Wallace plea a sign of changing times

Wallace plea a sign of changing times

Andy Wallace had it all. Power, prestige and the perks that come with being an elite player in Lackawanna County politics. His annual salary as county chief of staff was $77,131 in a county where the average household income is $59,635. By local standards, Wallace had...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK EXTRA: HOLY CROSS’ ANDREW HEALEY

The junior runner added a second state medal to his collection with a runner-up finish in the PIAA Class 1A boys cross country championship Saturday in Hershey. Here is more from Sunday's interview... Other sports you play: Swimming and track and field. Athletes you...

Living on the edge

Living on the edge

Increasing numbers of selfie-enthusiasts are meeting their ends by taking their pursuit of an adrenaline rush too far. I can't help but wonder if the same holds true for political parties that take heedless...