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...
Lincoln-Jackson gets some overdue attention

Lincoln-Jackson gets some overdue attention

Got a call this morning from a taxpayer living in the shadow of the former Lincoln-Jackson Elementary School in West Scranton. He said Scranton School District maintenance workers arrived at the criminally neglected eyesore at 7 this morning. The caller said the...

Jane Fonda visited Scranton last week. Yes, really.

Jane Fonda visited Scranton last week. Yes, really.

Academy Award-winning actor/movie and television star Jane Fonda slipped into Scranton virtually unnoticed last Wednesday to help a union group listen. Fonda, 81, joined Working America, an AFL-CIO project, in going door-to-door to listen to voters' concerns, said...

Review: “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Review: “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Joe's Take When Quentin Tarantino puts his name on a film, it carries a certain weight of expectation. It'll have great performances, an award-caliber script and grotesque violence. Even the average moviegoer knows what Tarantino brings to the table. "Once Upon a Time...

Thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and prayers

"Faith without works is dead." -- James 2:14 Today I'm thinking about Jordan and Andre Anchondo and their two-year-old son, Paul. Jordan was 25, Andre, 24. They were killed as they shielded their baby from a spray of bullets in an El Paso Walmart on Saturday. The...

Unhappy in the present? Join me in the past

Unhappy in the present? Join me in the past

I was off last week and Chrissy and I took a short trip Down Da Jersey Shore. We love the Wildwoods and the Doo-Wop-era motels that hearken back to a time when everything from cars to clothes to crazes was cooler and just about everyone was sure America's best days...