Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

A few notes from the clubhouse after tonight's game. Higashioka leaves game Catcher Kyle Higashioka left Wednesday's game between the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth inning. Higashioka hit a high flyout to left in the seventh, then Eddy Rodriguez took his...
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HS SPORTS: 2016-17 Athlete of the Week Ceremony

Well, it's over, and we made it. Tuesday night brought a conclusion to the 2016-17 Scholastic Sports season for us at The Times-Tribune. It was a wonderful ceremony in the fifth-floor auditorium of The Scranton Times Building and honestly, there are so many people who...
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AOW EXTRAS: Mid Valley’s Abbie Mills

Here's more from Marty Myers' interview with the final Athlete of the Week for the 2016-17 school year, Mid Valley's Abbie Mills. Sports teams you follow: New York Yankees, but that’s about it. Why did you want to go to the state final to see the team Pine Grove...
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HS SPORTS: 2016-2017 Fall Sports Season In Review

Hello sports fans! Congratulations to the Dallas Mountaineers, who captured the PIAA Class 4A championship that capped the 2016-17 scholastic sports season in the state. That means it is time to look back at the season that was, beginning with a recap of the Fall...
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Pregame notes: Cessa finds feeling for pitches again

A few pregame notes before the RailRiders take on Rochester tonight. Cessa feeling good Though his record won't back it up, Luis Cessa is on a bit of a roll. The righty is 1-2 in his last three games, but he has a 2.25 ERA over the stretch (5 ER in 20 innings). He's...
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Who is this Mister Sessions?

Who is this Mister Sessions?

U.S. Attorney-General Jeff Sessions performance before the Senate Intelligence Committee crossed few t's and dotted few i's. What was apparent was Sessions' apparent conveniently faulty...

Throwback Thursday – Tonight at Tink’s

Throwback Thursday – Tonight at Tink’s

20 years ago on June 19, Weezer performed at Tink's Entertainment Complex in Scranton. Their opening was Mercy River. Tickets for the show were $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Here is the set list for the show - Edit this setlist | More Weezer setlists Over the...

Pregame notes: Cessa finds feeling for pitches again

Pregame notes: Cessa finds feeling for pitches again

A few pregame notes before the RailRiders take on Rochester tonight. Cessa feeling good Though his record won't back it up, Luis Cessa is on a bit of a roll. The righty is 1-2 in his last three games, but he has a 2.25 ERA over the stretch (5 ER in 20 innings). He's...

HS FOOTBALL: 83rd Scranton Lions Club Dream Game Rosters

HS FOOTBALL: 83rd Scranton Lions Club Dream Game Rosters

Well, it's official. ... Here are the rosters for the 83rd Scranton Lions Club Dream Game sponsored by DePietro's Pharmacy is scheduled for July 19, at 7 p.m. at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium.     COUNTY ALL-STARS Name School Height Weight Position...

Political popgun

Political popgun

Beyond the insane, homicidal musings he posted online prior to killing three coworkers at a Tunkhannock-area grocery store, little is known about Robert Stair. Was he a known to be mentally ill? Had he been treated? If so, is it right that he was able to purchase (and...

AOW EXTRAS: Wallenpaupack’s Austin Gilpin

AOW EXTRAS: Wallenpaupack’s Austin Gilpin

The Wallenpaupack senior is part of the reason the Buckhorns are enjoying the best season in program history. Here, he talks more about winning a state quarterfinal, what it's like to be in a rotation with fellow senior Aaron Husson, and what would happen if the...

Top Jersey prospect commits to Nittany Lions

I spent my Sunday covering a NASCAR race, but Penn State made some news this weekend by getting a verbal commitment from defensive end Dorian Hardy. Lions247 has a pretty cool look at the moment the New Jersey product let Penn State coaches know of his decision. It's...

HS TENNIS: 2017 Times-Tribune All-Region team

HS TENNIS: 2017 Times-Tribune All-Region team

Good Sunday to you all. Another day comes off the calendar on the 2016-17 scholastic sports season as we continue to wind down to our annual Times-Tribune Athlete of the Week ceremony which is set for June 20th. There we will honor and recognize all of our Athletes of...

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2017 Lackawanna League Coaches’ All-Stars

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2017 Lackawanna League Coaches’ All-Stars

Good Saturday to everyone! OK, as schools continue to hold graduation ceremonies, the scholastic sports season winds down for us here at The Times-Tribune. As you all know, I cover several sports in the spring and today we recognize another group of outstanding...

Adam West 1928 – 2017

Adam West 1928 – 2017

Adam West, star of the 1960s Batman series, died yesterday. He was 88. According to the article about his death, it says that West had leukemia. Back in August, I shared this post below about opening of the 1966 Batman film that starred West. You will be remembered...

Going down with the ship

Going down with the ship

Scranton School Director Paul Duffy has announced that he cares too much (or something) to continue serving on the city school board. Heartbroken over the district's financial free fall (and having lost his primary bid to run for city council), he says he plans to...

Throwback Thursday – Celebration

Throwback Thursday – Celebration

Students of Riverside High School Class of 1968 got to celebrate on last time as a class following their commencement ceremony on June 13, 1968.  The Taylor Lions Club and and St. George's Recreation Association sponsored a dance for the graduates at St. George's...

Verse 9/11 and the cult of Covfefe

Verse 9/11 and the cult of Covfefe

Two Corinthians walk into a bar. One asks, "Have you read Verse 9/11 of the Koran?" The other replies, "Covfefe." They exchange knowing nods and ask the bartender to put on Fox "News." What started as an obvious instance of the Tweeter-in-Chief attempting to spell...

The thimble brigade

The thimble brigade

After several days of struggling behind closed doors, the legislature and governor have managed to accomplish ... not much. The so-called "reform" bill currently headed toward likely enactment will do little to address Pennsylvania's crushing $60 billion pension fund...