HS BASKETBALL: District 2 Tournament Projections

Folks, the Lackawanna League and the Wyoming Valley Conference both concluded their regular seasons without any unnecessary playoff games to determine league champions. Now, for the first time in probably 20 years, teams do take a much needed break to recharge the...
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HS SWIMMING: 2018 Les Richards Championship Meet Seeds

This weekend is the always exciting Les Richards Championship meet held and hosted by Scranton High School, and organized by Scranton coach Dave Drouse. In The Times-Tribune there is a story about Aidan Drouse, who is much more than a record-setting swimmer who is...
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HS BASKETBALL: Heading down the home stretch; Playoff picture clearing in final week

The second week of February often produces the most intense competition within the Lackawanna League. And this year should be no exception. Just ask Honesdale. The Hornets saw their season slipping away as only eight of 12 teams reach the District 2 Class 4A playoffs....
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HS BASKETBALL: Teams chasing division championships; One week remains in regular season

The storm that wasn't reached NEPA and for boys basketball it had little to no impact. So, what fans have to look forward to from now until Feb. 15 is three official play dates and the chase for division championships and playoff spots. Remember, District 2 uses a...
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HS BASKETBALL: Things heat up as the season winds down; Tuesday games will be critical

Now things get interesting. What a week that was in the Lackawanna League. A couple of outstanding performances, late game heroics, and some tough nonleague matchups certainly impacted the regular season, as it enters the final two weeks. We begin with the traditional...
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The longest yard

The longest yard

How bad is the Scranton School District's financial picture? Bad enough that athletics might be on the chopping block.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK EXTRA: Abington Heights’ Hannah Kowalski

Hannah Kowalski scored 23 points against Western Wayne and 19 against West Scranton, including the game-winner with 12 seconds remaining in a 51-50 victory. But do you know what show the Abington Heights senior DVRs religiously? Or her favorite team? Read on... Three...

White House parade

White House parade

The public response to Trump's requested military-style parade has gone over like mortar shell in a punchbowl. If he really wants to see a parade, though, he could take a seat by the White House...

Winter Olympics begin with opening ceremony

Winter Olympics begin with opening ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by...

All downhill from here

All downhill from here

GOP Rep. Lou Barletta's aspirations to unseat Democratic Sen. Bob Casey this fall is off to an anemic start. It seems the presumptive nominee is having some difficulty getting party donors to open their wallets and "make it...

Cornered

Cornered

Pennsylvania's GOP-controlled legislature has gerrymandered itself into a corner. Its contorted congressional districting map has run afoul of the Democrat-controlled state supreme court, a development that has received the go-ahead by none other than conservative...

Throwback Thursday – Fight Club

Throwback Thursday – Fight Club

Throwback Thursday this week is all about fight club. I know we shouldn't talk about fight club but the purpose of the boxing clubs at the Boys Club in Scranton were to keep boys "from going down the dead-end road of juvenile delinquency."  Here two images and article...

Remembering Louis Weitzenkorn

Remembering Louis Weitzenkorn

Have you ever heard of Louis Weitzenkorn? No. Me either. He came to my attention the other day when I was writing "This Day in History." Weitzenkorn was a newspaperman and playwright who made his home in Wilkes-Barre. According to his obituary that appeared in the...

Review: “Call Me By Your Name”

Review: “Call Me By Your Name”

Tamara's take There are very few movies that have stayed with me after exiting the cinema. When I watched “Call Me By Your Name,” I really could not get a feeling for it. There were no outside forces, no reasons move for change or activism that I had seen in several...