HS TRACK: Sensational performances from area’s elite athletes: Guide to PIAA Championships

OK, I am back. It took a day to kind of collect my thoughts after back-to-back nights of steady typing in results, taking photos, shooting videos, conducting interviews, and, of course, writing. The frantic pace under the media tent after the gun starts firing at 5:35...
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HS TRACK: District 2 Class 2A Championships (RESULTS)

Welcome to another edition of ON THE BLOG for the second day of competition at Scranton Memorial Stadium. Today, we have the District 2 Class 2A championships. And while we have beautiful temperatures, the wind is going to be tricky in the sprints and the hurdles,...
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HS TRACK: LTC athletes put on remarkable show in marquee event

Good Wednesday everyone! I can sum up last night's Robert Spagna Championship meet in one word. "WOW!" Hard to believe they pay me to come up with ways to describe what I saw, and all I am left with is a single, three-letter word. But, honestly, what more needs to be...
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HS TRACK: 62nd Jordan Relays Preview Package

Ok fans, it's Thursday and, I am hoping we don't get too cold tonight. It's time for the gun to go off for the postseason in track and field. Well, track for tonight, but that is an argument we can have later. I always support our throwers and see no reason why we...
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HS TRACK: Records crumble as season reaches a month old; Champions making history

Hellloooooo, everybody! Well, well, well, just when you think the athletes of the Lackawanna Track Conference couldn't impress any more, they come up with efforts Wednesday that just make this guy privileged to cover their sport. Now, I tried to perform my best Star...
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Kennedy at 100

Kennedy at 100

On May 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy was born. To mark the centennial of his birth, we have gathered together images and pages from the our archives and of our sister paper, the Hazleton Standard Speaker. To learn more about Kennedy and his legacy visit jfkcentennial.org....

Man for the job

Man for the job

Graffiti is on the rise in Scran'n. I know just the guy to cover it over.

AOW EXTRA: Madelynn Guinane, Montrose softball

AOW EXTRA: Madelynn Guinane, Montrose softball

In three wins, the junior pitcher posted 21 scoreless innings, allowed just five hits and struck out 40 to help the Lady Meteors clinch the Lackawanna League Division IV title. She tossed a four-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts against Blue Ridge and hurled a no-hitter...

Witches are hunting Trump

Witches are hunting Trump

As he boils in a cauldron of consequences he created, President Trump wails that he is the victim of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration,...

HS TRACK: District 2 Class 2A Championships (RESULTS)

HS TRACK: District 2 Class 2A Championships (RESULTS)

Welcome to another edition of ON THE BLOG for the second day of competition at Scranton Memorial Stadium. Today, we have the District 2 Class 2A championships. And while we have beautiful temperatures, the wind is going to be tricky in the sprints and the hurdles,...

Hose ’em down

Hose ’em down

Gene Talerico obliterated incumbent Shane Scanlon for the GOP nod in the Lackawanna County District Attorney primary, ending what had been a brutal and personal political...

HS TRACK: District 2 Class 3A Championships (RESULTS)

HS TRACK: District 2 Class 3A Championships (RESULTS)

Good afternoon fans! It's district day for athletes in Class 3A. It's going to be an awesome afternoon of athletics. I will do my very best to update this post on a regular basis with results throughout the meet. Things happen much quicker in this meet, so bear with...

Former Lackawanna, PSU DL Thrift finds new home

Brenon Thrift's long collegiate journey is making perhaps its final stop in Morgantown, W.V. The former Lackawanna College star, who spent last season at Penn State before opting to transfer, will evidently play this season at West Virginia, given that he's on the...

Uncle’s Day

Uncle’s Day

There are municipal primary elections in Pennsylvania today. Don't forget to exercise your franchise. Your uncle would be disappointed.

HS TENNIS: Singles champions crowned; Doubles tournaments set

HS TENNIS: Singles champions crowned; Doubles tournaments set

OK, all. We are really starting to wind down. The season is into its home stretch. Last week, District 2 completed its team and singles championship tournaments. Already Abington Heights (Class 3A) and Wyoming Seminary (Class 2A) have won championships. Both teams are...

The reluctant fielder

The reluctant fielder

It's fairly obvious that, like most Americans, Sen. Pat Toomey doesn't care much for the current occupant of the Oval Office. Every time Trump wanders into some domestic, foreign, legal or cultural fiasco of his own making, Pennsylvania's junior senator goes into...