HS BASKETBALL: Players salute Abington Heights coach Ken Bianchi on 758th career win

Abington Heights coach Ken Bianchi and longtime assistant coach Jeff McLane guided the Comets to a win over Scranton on Friday night in a Lackawanna League Division I game. It was the 758th career victory for Bianchi in his illustrious career that began at Line...
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HS BASKETBALL: Weather pushing back history; Small schools headed for important first-half games

It's January and it's snowing. That's no real revelation. But this week's storm is being a real nuisance. First and foremost, the teeth of it didn't get going until much later than first anticipated, but not before it crippled Tuesday's boys basketball schedule. So,...
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HS SWIMMING: Delaware Valley posts big win; Important meets ahead in Lackawanna League

Delaware Valley made a statement in the first of what is expected to be the Big 6 boys meets in the Lackawanna League this season. The Warriors powered their way to a 122-61 win over Abington Heights last week in a battle between the teams that finished first and...
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HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: No. 2 Holy Cross visits No. 1 Dunmore to highlight this week’s schedule

The Lackawanna League girls season heats up this week with several games between the teams considered the best in their respective divisions. None bigger, of course, than the annual borough war between Holy Cross and Dunmore which is set for Monday night. As of this...
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HS BASKETBALL: Rivalry Tuesday Highlights Lackawanna League Schedule

Arctic weather last week had athletic directors scrambling to adjust early-season schedules with the bitter cold forcing many, if not all schools, to close Thursday and Friday. That made for a very busy Saturday in the Lackawanna League to try and get the season back...
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HS INDOOR TRACK: The Run at The Rec I (Results)

HS INDOOR TRACK: The Run at The Rec I (Results)

Here are results from The Run at The Rec I courtesy of Wil-Time:   GIRLS   3000:  Naomi Hillen (Pottsgrove) 11:11.09; Hannah Perkins (Montrose) 11:12.82;  Laina Bogusta (Delaware Valley) 12:05.59; Anya Rusnak (Western Wayne) 12:11.02; 11:25.89;...

Throwback Thursday – Swim Lesson

Throwback Thursday – Swim Lesson

On this cold winter day, I thought a reminder of summer was in order for Throwback Thursday. One of the more popular summer playground programs in 1952 was the learn-to-swim classes held throughout at the summer playground system's 22 wading pools. Pictured is a class...

Trump’s potty mouth drains his sewer brain

Trump’s potty mouth drains his sewer brain

“I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in that meeting. And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues . . . when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because they’re worried about...

Toomey endorses Lou the way Casey endorsed Katie

Elected officials, at least the ones who overwhelmingly come from one of the nation's two major political parties, always have political responsibilities beyond their job duties. One is endorsing other candidates in their party. When they've had to do it, the state's...

Time Warp Extra – The Death of Versace

Time Warp Extra – The Death of Versace

In today's edition of Weekend Times, I wrote an article about how Andrew Cunanan possibly stopped in Scranton and had a few drinks at the Pub Charles while he was on the run for murders in Minneapolis and Chicago. Weeks later, Cunanan killed fashion designer Gianni...

Casey touts money, Barletta adds people who can raise it

Not sure if the two events are connected, but the day after U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta announced his campaign team, Sen. Bob Casey announced his money haul in the last quarter of 2017. Barletta announced his cash later on the same day as Casey, but from the looks of his...

King spoke truth and died for the country he loved

King spoke truth and died for the country he loved

Each Martin Luther King Day, i post his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech is much more widely cited, but I have always seen his "Letter" -- scribbled on scraps of paper in an Alabama jail cell -- as the quintessential indictment of a...

AOW EXTRA: Shelby Funchess, Scranton girls basketball

AOW EXTRA: Shelby Funchess, Scranton girls basketball

Scranton High School senior Shelby Funchess had a productive week, totaling 52 points in three victories. She scored 19 points in a win over West Scranton, posted a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds against Honesdale and had 15 points against Pocono Mountain...