HS TRACK: Records crumble as season reaches a month old; Champions making history

Hellloooooo, everybody! Well, well, well, just when you think the athletes of the Lackawanna Track Conference couldn't impress any more, they come up with efforts Wednesday that just make this guy privileged to cover their sport. Now, I tried to perform my best Star...
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AOW EXTRAS: Scranton’s Ky’Ron Harbin

Here's more from Marty Myers' Athlete of the Week interview with Ky'Ron Harbin. Who’s the most famous athlete you’ve met? I just met Tony Carr yesterday, Penn State’s point guard. He’s a nice person. Was there one watershed moment when you knew you could really jump?...
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HS TRACK: Recapping a great night for Lackawanna Track Conference athletes

Good Saturday to everyone! What a great Friday night. Many thanks to North Pocono track coach Jason Sepkowski, athletic director Tom Chesko, the entire North Pocono staff, the track and field officials and, of course, Bob Wilmot, and my new friends from Wil-Time...
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HS TRACK: Rain couldn’t slow inspired efforts; Season turning the corner

Good Thursday to you all! I hope all who braved the showers and sometimes heavy bursts of rain from Wednesday have dried. It took a while for me to at work, but I sure was thankful I had my rain resistant windbreaker. I admit I looked a bit uncomfortable, much like my...
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Earl Granville carries ‘hero’ tag with honor, grace

"Hero" is perhaps the most overused word in the American lexicon. Once deployed sparingly to describe those who performed remarkable acts of valor and sacrifice, it is now attached to the names of multitudes whose main achievement is simply reporting for duty. This...
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Blaisure reaches new heights in coaching with 500th win

Blaisure reaches new heights in coaching with 500th win

If Tony Blaisure asks a player to do something, it’s because he knows they can. So, when a ball, and then a bat (more on that later), got stuck atop the backstop in Thursday’s Lackawanna League Division IV game against Forest City, the 56-year-old did just what he’d...

Hidey hole

Hidey hole

Columnist Chris Kelly's Wednesday piece put Scranton School Board President Bob Sheridan squarely on the spot, as Sheridan basically copped to canceling any and all board meetings until after the May 16 primary elections. Given the district's precarious fiscal...

Donnie Collins’ 1st-Round mock NFL Draft

Donnie Collins’ 1st-Round mock NFL Draft

Penn State WR Chris Godwin will certainly be the first Nittany Lions player selected in the NFL Draft, which starts tonight. But where will he go, and can he sneak into the first round? Associated Press Photo Well, tonight's the night the top draft-eligible players in...

Theater Town

Theater Town

Tomorrow, the new Iron Horse Movie Bistro opens in Scranton. It joins the great history of theaters in the Scranton area.  The new owner has renovated the former Marquee Cinema and expanded it by adding new features such as full bar/restaurant and reclining seats.  To...

Cartwright and Barletta ramp up fundraising

Cartwright and Barletta ramp up fundraising

If U.S. Rep. Tom Marino's drop in campaign fundraising means he's on the way out, Rep. Lou Barletta's and Rep. Matt Cartwright's look like they want to stick around. For Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, his campaign committee just had its second-best first quarter...

Three-wheeling it

Three-wheeling it

Lackawanna Co. Commissioner and tea party adherent Laureen Cummings doesn't like the government collecting or spending money on things that arguably improve our local quality of life. Like the local arts. Or bicycle...

Tackle prospect with Scranton ties gets PSU offer

Tackle prospect with Scranton ties gets PSU offer

Penn State has made a little bit of headway in recent years in our area recruiting Lackawanna College's much-respected football program, and it looks like it is all in on one of the Falcons' top 2018 prospects. T.J. Bradley, a 6-foot-9 offensive tackle who has made...

AOW EXTRAS: Scranton’s Ky’Ron Harbin

AOW EXTRAS: Scranton’s Ky’Ron Harbin

Here's more from Marty Myers' Athlete of the Week interview with Ky'Ron Harbin. Who’s the most famous athlete you’ve met? I just met Tony Carr yesterday, Penn State’s point guard. He’s a nice person. Was there one watershed moment when you knew you could really jump?...

HS TRACK: Mid Valley Junior High Relay Championships (RESULTS)

HS TRACK: Mid Valley Junior High Relay Championships (RESULTS)

Hello, everyone! This is a special edition of ON THE BLOG. Mid Valley and head coach Nick Kazinetz put on another day of activity and competition for the athletes in the junior high division of the Lackawanna Track Conference and surrounding areas. He, along with a...

PSU taking football, life one moment at a time

PSU taking football, life one moment at a time

On Sunday, I published a column written off the aftermath of Saturday's Blue-White Game, in which Penn State head coach James Franklin insisted the Nittany Lions would have to put the 2016 Big Ten Championship win into their own personal history books, and firmly out...

McGinty a natural for Lt. Gov. bid, but spokesman says no

McGinty a natural for Lt. Gov. bid, but spokesman says no

With all the troubles Lt. Gov. Mike Stack faces (see here and here), it's fair to wonder who might replace him as Gov. Tom Wolf's running mate next year. You can bet Wolf would love to have a face Pennsylvanians all know –- and rejected twice. Katie McGinty. Yes, the...

Trump fleeces NEPA sheep to pay for wall

Trump fleeces NEPA sheep to pay for wall

"We don't need no immigration..." -- "Donald Trump's 'The Wall'" I was there. Saw it. Heard it. Internalized it. At his packed campaign rallies here in Northeast Pennsylvania, Candidate Donald Trump promised to build a "beautiful wall" along the southern border and...

Top DE prospect Parsons no longer committed to PSU

It has been a crazy couple of days for Penn State on the recruiting trail, but this is by far the biggest story: Five-star defensive end prospect Micah Parsons, a Harrisburg product who is a consensus Top-10 player in the Class of 2018, announced last night that he...

Back to his roots

Back to his roots

True fact: Fallen Fox News personality spent an early portion of his career right here in NEPA, at WNEP, channel 16.

Make it two verbal commitments for PSU

Penn State is on a recruiting roll today, landing its second offensive lineman of the morning for the class of 2018. This time, according to Blue-White Illustrated, it's Michigan offensive lineman Antwan Reed. BREAKING: Penn State adds its second 4-star OL today, as...

PSU adds new verbal commitment on Blue-White morning

Well, it didn't take long for Penn State to replace Chris Bleich in its 2018 recruiting class. The coaching staff got a verbal commitment this morning from Virginia tackle prospect Nana Asiedu, a four-star prospect who Rivals.com ranks among its top 250 prospects in...