Pregame notes: Castro, Higashioka arrive

Funny how good a minor league lineup looks when you add a couple big leaguers to the mix: RailRiders vs. Durham, Aug. 18 Jake Cave, center field Starlin Castro, designated hitter Greg Bird, first base Miguel Andujar, third base Billy McKinney, right field Kyle...
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HS FOOTBALL: Heading down the home stretch — Honesdale, Wallenpaupack and Western Wayne visits

Good Tuesday to you all. Just an update, I still have muffled hearing and my right ear is throbbing. I am assured that the antibiotic will work, but we shall see. This appears to be more serious than I thought. Still, I got up early and hit the road for my annual...
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HS FOOTBALL: Around the camps restarts with me dragging — Abington Heights, Scranton Prep and Riverside visits

Hello everyone! Well, after a great start to the 2017 Around the Camps feature, where as of today the videos on my Facebook page have been viewed more than  24,000 times and ON THE BLOG posts have been shared 231 times, things came crashing down on me over the...
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HS FOOTBALL: Around the Camps finishes for Week 1 — Mid Valley, West Scranton and Scranton visits

OK, welcome everyone! It's Friday and we reached our destination of visiting 12 teams of 20 in the Lackawanna Football Conference. We will pick up again next week, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we must get you up to speed. You have to give me a little...
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HS FOOTBALL: Around the Camps keeps plugging along — Valley View, Holy Cross and Old Forge visits

Good Thursday to you all! OK, Day 3 of my tour concluded with my computer needing to be sent out for additional repairs, so the fine IT staff and Nick Yuhas, who probably dreads getting calls from me, gave me a replacement to get me through the Around the Camps tour....
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‘I alone …’

‘I alone …’

"I alone can fix it." Forty-four previous presidents had variously called for some form of civil unity and/or the guiding hand of providence in confronting the challenges facing our nation. Not president number 45. Trump's fatuous "I alone" promise made at last year's...

Pregame notes: Castro, Higashioka arrive

Pregame notes: Castro, Higashioka arrive

Funny how good a minor league lineup looks when you add a couple big leaguers to the mix: RailRiders vs. Durham, Aug. 18 Jake Cave, center field Starlin Castro, designated hitter Greg Bird, first base Miguel Andujar, third base Billy McKinney, right field Kyle...

Looking in-depth at James Franklin’s contract extension

Looking in-depth at James Franklin’s contract extension

Penn State head coach James Franklin officially has his contract extension. AP Photo. What has long been speculated is now official: James Franklin will be Penn State's football coach long past the 2017 season. The Penn State Board of Trustees' compensation committee...

Peach Music Festival: Gone, not forgotten

Peach Music Festival: Gone, not forgotten

The four-day Peach Music Festival wrapped up Sunday at Montage Mountain in Scranton, but some folks were still packing up Monday. [gallery type="rectangular" size="medium"...

Photos: Air Show

Photos: Air Show

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Throwback Thursday – Bike Race

Throwback Thursday – Bike Race

In late July 1976 a first for Nay Aug Park took place, a Bicycle Race. The Scranton Bureau of Parks and Recreation organized bike race for July 24. In addition to the races, the event featured disco and folk music which led to dancing throughout the park.   The...