HS FOOTBALL: Two District 2 finals and Week 13 PIAA games set

2018 PLAYOFFS       DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL Semifinals Hazleton Area 43, Williamsport 13 Delaware Valley 26, Scranton 0 Final Delaware Valley 35, Hazleton Area 14 PIAA Friday’s first round 6-1 State College (11-1) vs. 2-1 Delaware Valley (9-3), at...

HS VOLLEYBALL: District 2 Champions Crowned

As the excitement eased inside the gymnasium at North Pocono High School, the gracious host for three of the four District 2 girls volleyball championship, another season began going dark as the familiar post-championship slumber takes over players, coaches and fans....

HS FOOTBALL: District 2 playoffs kick off; 2018 LFC Freshman Champions

This is Week 11 of the high school football season. Time is short this week with championship volleyball tonight, so we will jump right in. When the PIAA expanded to six classifications, one goal was to have more teams qualify for the postseason. It's hard to say why?...

HS FOOTBALL: District 2 Football Playoffs

Here are the pairings for the District 2 and subregional playoffs courtesy of piaad2.org:     DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL Friday's semifinals 3-Williamsport (5-5) at 2-Hazleton Area (5-5), 7 4-Scranton (1-9) at 1-Delaware Valley (7-3), 7             DISTRICT...

AOW EXTRAS: Riverside’s Karissa Ghigiarelli

The Riverside freshman dropped only one game on her way to the District 2 Class 2A championship, beating Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano, 6-0, 6-0, in the final. Age: 14 Family: Mom, Christy; dad, Chad; brother, Tony Favorite food: Probably steak. Athletes you admire:...
What sleeping pad should you use?

What sleeping pad should you use?

Hey friends, With the recent snow, I'm probably packing it in for the rest of the year on overnight hikes so I was starting to store some gear for the winter and figured I'd do a quick review of some pieces as I put them away. So, let's take a look at maybe the least...

Discounts!

Discounts!

Lackawanna County is angling for a reduced group rate on city parking fees for county employees. Great idea! Where do the rest of us sign...

Throwback Thursday – Summer Fun

Throwback Thursday – Summer Fun

As we receive the first taste of winter on this Throwback Thursday, here are a few pictures from 1957 Scranton Playground Spectacular "It's Show Time."  The show featured 500 youngsters representing the city's 34 playgrounds. The spectacular was presented on...

Award Chase: On Display

Award Chase: On Display

Each Wednesday through the week of the 2019 Academy Award nominations on Jan. 22, Take 2 is handicapping the Oscar rush with The Award Chase. It's that time in the Award Chase that we look at the posters from the season's contenders. From romance to profiles, posters...

Glen Onoko Falls: It’s worth it

Glen Onoko Falls: It’s worth it

Hey hikers! When I think of iconic Northeastern Pennsylvania hikes there are a few that come to mind. Ricketts Glen is certainly one, with its Falls Trail. The Appalachian Trail in the Delaware Water Gap (although not technically NEPA) is another. And Glen Onoko Falls...

Big Ten Bowl Predictions: Nov. 13 edition

Big Ten Bowl Predictions: Nov. 13 edition

Can QB Trace McSorley (right) lead Penn State to a third consecutive New Year's Six bowl? The next two weeks will determine the Nittany Lions' fate. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO We're getting to that point in the season, which somehow seems like it started just yesterday,...

Song for a former bishop

Song for a former bishop

Former Scranton Bishop James Timlin's appearance at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made life even tougher for the embattled Scranton Diocese. Despite damning allegations made by a Pennsylvania investigative grand jury regarding decades of coverups of...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: More with Lakeland QB C.J. Dippre

Lakeland’s sophomore quarterback threw for one touchdown and completed two passes off flea flickers to set up two other touchdowns, including his game-winning TD in a 21-14 upset of unbeaten Wyoming Area in a District 2 Class 3A semifinal. Athletes you admire: My dad...

HS FOOTBALL: Two District 2 finals and Week 13 PIAA games set

HS FOOTBALL: Two District 2 finals and Week 13 PIAA games set

2018 PLAYOFFS       DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL Semifinals Hazleton Area 43, Williamsport 13 Delaware Valley 26, Scranton 0 Final Delaware Valley 35, Hazleton Area 14 PIAA Friday’s first round 6-1 State College (11-1) vs. 2-1 Delaware Valley (9-3), at...

Pulling the rug out

Pulling the rug out

Of the 75 Republican candidates that Trump endorsed in the 2018 midterm elections, only 21 -- or 28 percent -- have so far gone on to win. His percentage locally (8th Congressional District) and statewide (governor and senate) was exactly zero. Trump's long treated...