HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division II Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2019 Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches’ All-Star Teams

As the spring sports season enters its final week, ON THE BLOG begins to put a bow on the 2018-19 scholastic sports year. Today, the Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches' All-Star Teams are released. Western Wayne coach Justin Collins organizes a meeting of the coaches...

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Didi Gregorius ranges up the middle to field a ground ball by Malquin Canelo in the third inning. Gregorius would spin and throw to first in time to get the Lehigh Valley leadoff hitter, but that wasn't even the most impressive defensive play he was a part of Friday...
President Blutarsky

President Blutarsky

Trump arguably was correct when he pointed out that the Kurds "didn't help us at Normandy," although there's much to this curious justification for pulling U.S. troops out of northern Syria that doesn't square with history.

If the shoe doesn’t fit …

If the shoe doesn’t fit …

The winds of change are blowing for the NCAA. The long-running business model that allows universities, conferences and coaches to collectively rake in billions of dollars by exploiting the names, images and likenesses (NIL) of young athletes is apparently coming to...

‘Stable genius’ betrays Kurds, shames America

‘Stable genius’ betrays Kurds, shames America

President Donald J. Trump routinely shows zero loyalty to anything or anyone he can't use, bully or profit from, but today his epic Narcissism and intellectual impotence are getting people killed. Trump's snap decision to betray our Kurdish allies in Syria will stain...

Throwing up bricks

Throwing up bricks

Modern China is proof of the fallacy that capitalism necessarily encourages democracy and human rights. The NBA is learning this lesson the hard way. The totalitarian snowflakes atop the Communist Party in Beijing, and the economy they maintain an iron ideological...

Here’s an update on a ‘housewife’ and a congressman

Here’s an update on a ‘housewife’ and a congressman

Here's an update on a couple of people we haven't heard from in a while: --Virginia McGregor: She's no longer “just a housewife” as she once claimed or just the sister mayor of former Mayor Chris Doherty, whose campaigns she so ably managed. Since 2012, she has served...

Ain’t No Grave can Hold my Body down

Ain’t No Grave can Hold my Body down

"Well, look way down the river, what do you think I see? I see a band of angels and they're coming after me Ain't no grave can hold my body down There ain't no grave can hold my body down." -- Johnny Cash This blog was not composed on a Ouija board. I typed it up at...

Republican National Committee sets sights on Cartwright

Republican National Committee sets sights on Cartwright

In what might signal a Republican Party awash in money, the Republican National Committee itself has started attacking Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright in a television commercial. You read that right. The RNC, the actual national Republican Party, on its own, is...

Someone take the wheel

Someone take the wheel

In the wake of the city fire chief's misuse of a city vehicle and gas card, Scranton City Council is considering implementing a GPS-tracking system to keeps tabs on its fleet of cars and trucks.

Study up!

Study up!

State legislators want to encourage high schoolers to take courses in personal finance, a laudable goal that deserves bipartisan support. Another initiative that deserves similar treatment: reforming the state's out-dated and unequal method for funding public education.