HS FOOTBALL: Heading full steam ahead into the home stretch of regular season

Good morning, everyone and please bear with me this week! Many years ago, before the sun had peaked above the horizon, my alarm sounded and I rose from beneath layers of blankets. A mid-November Arctic freeze engulfed the state and even the windows were covered in a...
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HS FOOTBALL: More exciting action among big schools; Western Wayne reveling in best start

Good Thursday to you all! We are back at the high school football season and we are heading into the final stretch of the regular season. It is Week 7 and we have some pretty important games, especially in the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and among the...
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AOW EXTRAS: Scranton Prep’s Matt Gilmartin

The senior running back had 228 yards on 46 carries and two touchdowns and a 20-yard reception on 4th-and-19 on the game-winning drive to help No. 2 Scranton Prep stay undefeated with a 35-34 win over No. 5 Valley View. Other sports you play: I played basketball until...
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HS FOOTBALL: A community needs your hearts; Week 6 offers start to LFC Division II season

Fans, this is a struggle. Lakeland is my community. It's where my daughters call home. And it's hurting. ... Really bad. Yes, there are very caring people there who will stay strong, but trust me, they are suffering and in pain. It's going to need a collective effort...
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HS FOOTBALL: More excitement among the big schools; Battle for the Bell is upon us

Good Thursday to everyone! WOW! I walked out of Scranton Memorial Stadium last Friday night shaking my head and appreciating what I had just covered. The showdown between Scranton and North Pocono gave high school football another jolt of energy this season. It was...
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2017 District 2 Cross Country Preview Capsules

2017 District 2 Cross Country Preview Capsules

This is what runners have been working toward all season. The reason why they put in those extra miles during the summer. Wednesday is the District 2 Cross Country Championships at Lakeland High School. Six races with teams and individuals not only hoping to come away...

Barkley, Cabinda earn Player of the Week honors

Not surprisingly, Penn State is reaping some of the benefits of its trouncing of Michigan on Saturday. RB Saquon Barkley was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career for his performance in the 42-13 win over the Wolverines. MLB...

Trace McSorley, again, comes up huge in the clutch

Trace McSorley, again, comes up huge in the clutch

When it matters most, Trace McSorley has been one of the most clutch players in recent memory for Penn State, as he was Saturday night against Michigan. The numbers back that up. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO. There are a million things you can take away if you watched Penn...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK EXTRA: More with North Pocono’s JC Gaughan

North Pocono’s JC Gaughan ran for 217 yards and five touchdowns — four in the second half — as the Trojans rallied from a 21-14 halftime deficit for a 42-28 win over Honesdale. Age: 17 Other sports you play: I ran track last year and my sophomore and freshman year I...

The Battle of Tarawa: Photos and Video

The Battle of Tarawa: Photos and Video

The Battle of Tarawa was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that was fought on 20–23 November 1943. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting. The National Archives has some pretty amazing photos and video of the battle. "With the...

Sleep tight!

Sleep tight!

Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright has repeatedly assured city residents that the town is on the financial mend thanks to deals involving its parking and sewer authorities and sound tax policy. The problem, though, is that the expenses and disbursal of funds from the...

He feels your pain

He feels your pain

Rep. Tom Marino’s 10th District seat is so heavily gerrymandered, a drug mule could get elected if he or she had an “R” next to their name. Still, 2018 likely won’t be a cakewalk for the incumbent should he choose to run.

The sower

The sower

Our own Tom Marino had tongues wagging nationwide following a Washington Post and CBS 60 Minutes story over the weekend. It seems the 10th District representative (and Trump Administration "drug czar"-in-waiting) was a central character in a behind-the-scenes push to...

Review: “Blade Runner’

Review: “Blade Runner’

Tamara and Rebecca tackle the long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi/noir classic, "Blade Runner." Tamara's Take Denis Villeneuve, I have a complicated love-hate relationship with you. Sometimes, you’re capable of making a movie in two hours or less, with complex...

Marino withdraws again from drug czar consideration

Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2017 U.S. Rep. Tom Marino had to go. With President Donald Trump promising to...

Helping the truly needy

Helping the truly needy

Trump warns the "political ingrates" in storm-torn Puerto Rico that the country can't waste too much money or time rebuilding the territory. After all, he and congress need to get on the stick and deliver ungodly huge tax cuts for billionaires.

Tom Marino, Big Pharma’s Dream Drug Czar

Tom Marino, Big Pharma’s Dream Drug Czar

I'm on vacation this week, but after sitting through  "60 Minutes" Sunday night, I felt compelled to type a bunch of words destined to be lost in the twisted din of daily politics in the Trump Era. These days, scandal is the  natural state of the nation. So much is...

HS TENNIS: District 2 Doubles Tournament Draw

HS TENNIS: District 2 Doubles Tournament Draw

Folks, due to circumstances beyond my control, time is extremely short and valuable here Sunday. However, I felt it is important to post the District 2 Doubles Tournament draw courtesy of piaad2.org and Mike Ognosky. I am keeping my fingers crossed that my...

The hourglass

The hourglass

Congress' failure to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (or CHIP) places the health of millions of poor kids at...