Game 1: RailRiders vs. Syracuse

The field is looks good. All the video panels in the scoreboards are firing. They're giving the seats one last power wash and they're heating up all the grills at the concession stands. It's opening day in Moosic. The RailRiders welcome Syracuse to PNC Field tonight...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 1 Gleyber Torres

No surprise here. Torres should be able to hit for average and plenty of power for a middle infielder. Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing arm ended his season last year, right when he was tapping into his potential with the RailRiders. The basics...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 2 Estevan Florial

Five-tool player who got a lot of opportunities in big league spring training this year. Estevan Florial had 43 extra-base hits and stole 23 bases in 110 games last season, and if he shows he can cut down on his strikeouts, the sky's the limit. The basics Position: CF...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 3 Justus Sheffield

Amazing to think the Yankees got Justus Sheffield and Clint Frazier -- and Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen -- in the Andrew Miller deal. Sheffield impressed in his first full season with the Yankees, and might've finished in Triple-A if not for an oblique injury that...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 4 Miguel Andujar

Miguel Andujar might have a claim as the best hitter in the Yankees farm system. If Brandon Drury struggles, the calls for Andujar's promotion will be loud. There are questions about his defense, but the bat is for real. It's special. He'll also start to see a bit of...
Share your summer plans with us

Share your summer plans with us

What are you doing this summer? Are you planning the biggest jewelry heist of the century? Perhaps you're reuniting with old friends -- super ones, to be exact. Maybe you are visiting a theme park with real-live dinosaurs. If these are in your sights, you must be...

Rosters released for 2018 Blue-White Game

Rosters released for 2018 Blue-White Game

It's the game that doesn't matter, played mostly by walk-ons and third stringers, until the coaches decide they don't want to play anymore. But man, do a lot of people care about Penn State's spring scrimmage. The Blue-White Game will kick off at 3 p.m. on Saturday at...

Scholastic Superstar 2018

Scholastic Superstar 2018

Images from the 2018 Scholastic Superstar ceremony at the Scranton Times Building on April 19, 2018. You can read more about the ceremony and the...

Making a break for it

Making a break for it

Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Charlie Dent's decision to leave office before the end of his term (he announced last year that he would not run for re-election) left many people scratching their heads. His early exit may well force the party to hold an expensive special...

This might sting a little

This might sting a little

The financial foul-ups currently plaguing the Scranton School District are many. One of the more curious cases involves the the district's former "fleet manager" and his payment for vaguely described "district vehicle" repairs and health insurance to which he and his...

Hannity Dumpty

Hannity Dumpty

Sean Hannity long ago established himself as the most stridently partisan, pro-Trump voice in Fox News' primetime stable of right-wing ideologues. His slavish fealty to the White House and its current occupant has made him Trump's most-reliable, and perhaps only,...

Where were you when Sean Connery was in town?

Where were you when Sean Connery was in town?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hollywood magic coming to Eckley Miners Village in Foster Twp. The patchtown rich in coal mining history was becoming celluloid history in 1968 with “The Molly Maguires,” starring Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Samantha Eggar,...

AOW EXTRA: Brendan Kucharski, Mid Valley baseball

AOW EXTRA: Brendan Kucharski, Mid Valley baseball

Tony Lazzeri. Frank Robinson. Robin Ventura. Nomar Garciaparra. Fernando Tatis. Those are some of the players in Major League Baseball history who hit two grand slams in one game, a feat accomplished just 13 times. In a 15-3 victory over Holy Cross at PNC Field, Mid...

Good luck with that

Good luck with that

Here's a tip for Trump: whining about being persecuted by a federal criminal investigation is not a remotely effective approach to take. Just ask a certain erstwhile Lackawanna County Commissioner.

They’re both right!

They’re both right!

GOP gubernatorial candidates Paul Mango and Scott Wagner are hardly the first to violate Ronald Regan 11th Commandment, "thou shalt not criticize thy fellow Republican," but the viciousness of their television attack ads is remarkable. It's a sign, also, of just how...

Best dad ever!

Best dad ever!

Having delivered massive tax cuts to America's wealthiest citizens and corporations and consequently driven its budget deficit to peacetime-record levels, House Speaker Paul Ryan has decided wants to spend more time with his kids. One might forgive his exit after two...

Review: “Pacific Rim: Uprising”

Review: “Pacific Rim: Uprising”

Rebecca's Take Giant robots? Check. Giant monsters? Check. Gloriously fun battles between said robots and monsters? Check. “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is an exciting follow-up to the 2015 sci-fi spectacle “Pacific Rim.” Like the original, “Uprising” takes its cues from...