HS TRACK AND FIELD: An early look at the PIAA meet; Barcarola grabs top seed

Every Sunday before the PIAA Track and Field Championships, the state releases the Performance Lists for each event and allows us a chance to preview the meet and look where Lackawanna Track Conference athletes are seeded heading into the weekend at Shippensburg...

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2019 District 2 Playoffs (UPDATED)

Teams in volleyball are into the semifinal round of the District 1-2-11 Class 2A subregional tournament. Abington Heights and Bethlehem Catholic, which represents District 11, each pulled off upsets in the quarterfinals at the Blue Ridge venue last week. Holy Redeemer...

HS FOOTBALL: 85th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game (Rosters)

It is that time of the year again, as the Scranton Lions Club and event co-chairman William Dempsey in cooperation with the coaches in the Lackawanna Football Conference, have announced the City and County rosters for the 85th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game that is...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: A look ahead to the PIAA Championships in Shippensburg

After two days and about 20 hours of track and field action and results, we at ON THE BLOG took a short nap Friday afternoon before breaking down the fast approaching PIAA Track and Field Championships. We promise that this will be quick, informative, and then we will...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2019 District 2 Class 3A Championships (FINAL RESULTS)

Fans, you have waited an extra two days and thank goodness you did and the District 2 Class 3A Championship meets were pushed to today as the sun is shining for the first time in three days. At the meet, action is fast and furious, so we will do our best to keep you...
HS VOLLEYBALL: 2019 District 2 Playoffs (UPDATED)

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2019 District 2 Playoffs (UPDATED)

Teams in volleyball are into the semifinal round of the District 1-2-11 Class 2A subregional tournament. Abington Heights and Bethlehem Catholic, which represents District 11, each pulled off upsets in the quarterfinals at the Blue Ridge venue last week. Holy Redeemer...

Atlas fudged

Atlas fudged

The costs for Lackawanna County's renovation and conversion of the former Globe department store are coming in millions more than originally advertised.

No. 13: Welcome (back) home, RailRiders

No. 13: Welcome (back) home, RailRiders

"It’s like a completely new ballpark, one that’s among the best in minor league baseball." -- RailRiders fan Phil Bosha, of Wyoming The date: April 4, 2013 The place: PNC Field The situation: After a year away from the area while their stadium underwent a major...

HS FOOTBALL: 85th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game (Rosters)

HS FOOTBALL: 85th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game (Rosters)

It is that time of the year again, as the Scranton Lions Club and event co-chairman William Dempsey in cooperation with the coaches in the Lackawanna Football Conference, have announced the City and County rosters for the 85th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game that is...

Josh Shapiro! Wottaguy!

Josh Shapiro! Wottaguy!

Pennsylvania Attorney-General Josh Shapiro was flagged by online encyclopedia Wikipedia for improper apple-polishing. It seems that one of his paid (as in $65,526 a year) communications staffers was tasked with burnishing the prospective 2022 gubernatorial candidate's...

History repeats itself

History repeats itself

National Security Adviser John Bolton's flimsy rationale for war with Iran sounds suspiciously familiar.

No. 15: Floyd’s walk-off slam

No. 15: Floyd’s walk-off slam

"The adrenaline had to be flowing." -- Red Barons manager Bill Dancy The date: June 24, 1989 The place: Lackawanna County Stadium The situation: Nearly 8,000 fans at Lackawanna County Stadium were settling in for extra innings. Back in the days of the team's infancy,...

Ken Bond blows off court hearing, loses attorney

Ken Bond blows off court hearing, loses attorney

Ken Bond never entered the building. His lawyer left it one client lighter. Bond, who owes more than a quarter of a million dollars in delinquent city, school district and county taxes and fees, failed to appear at today's hearing on PSN Realty's appeal of a...

The diagnosis

The diagnosis

In the wake of effective abortion bans enacted in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio, I thought I'd update this cartoon from August, 2012, drawn after the tea party takeover of congress.

No. 16: “All Aboard!” Team announces name change

No. 16: “All Aboard!” Team announces name change

"It's the peoples' team around here, and I think they're giving it back to us." -- Red Barons great Greg Legg The date: Nov. 14, 2012 The place: Genetti Manor (Dickson City) The situation: For more than a year, baseball had been gone, in very literal way. Throughout...

The Handmaid’s Tale in Real Time

The Handmaid’s Tale in Real Time

I stopped watching "The Handmaid's Tale" when it got too real. Now in its second season, the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's seminal 1985 novel has always been more extreme than its source material, but its central conceit -- America transformed into a theocracy...