HS FOOTBALL: 2018 Lackawanna Football Conference Coaches’ All-Star teams

This year, with the Lackawanna Football Conference expanding to four divisions, there are four Coaches' All-star teams. These teams were selected based upon voting from each division's coaches ONLY.   2018 LACKAWANNA FOOTBALL CONFERENCE COACHES’ ALL-STARS DIVISION I  ...

HS FOOTBALL: 2018 District 2 and PIAA Playoffs; Valley View and Scranton Prep earn titles

OK, the District 2 football playoffs are behind us. The Lackawanna Football Conference made it a clean sweep for the second time in the three seasons since the PIAA increased the number of classifications to six from four. Take a look   DISTRICT 2 CHAMPIONS (Since...

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?...
Bigger fish

Bigger fish

After a roughly two-year delay, former Pennsylvania Attorney General, Scranton native and Waverly resident Kathleen Kane is behind bars. She was often her own worst enemy while in office, but hardly the only bad apple in the state's judicial and law-enforcement...

Public self-service

Public self-service

Before entering the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter placed his Georgia peanut farm into a blind trust in order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. Fast-forward 41 years and anything goes, it...

Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle

General Motors' surprise announcement Tuesday that it was shuttering five manufacturing facilities (four in the U.S. and one in Canada) and laying off 14,000 employees (including 25 percent of its white-collar executive team) was the result of changes in automotive...

Award Chase: The four-legged contender

Award Chase: The four-legged contender

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. This week’s Award Chase is going to the dogs. With so much written about potential best picture and acting nominations that...

Review: “Widows”

Review: “Widows”

“Widows,” in theaters. Much of “Widows,” director Steve McQueen’s latest release, has to do with lines. What lines are the characters willing to cross to survive, to get money or to secure power. Turning a blind eye to what is happening around you is not enough....

Big Ten Bowl Predictions: One last try

This has easily been the most challenging year to attempt to predict the Big Ten bowl matchups that I can remember. Not sure if it's because we all got fooled again by Michigan, which was blown out last weekend in The Game by Ohio State. Not sure if it's because Ohio...

Casey-mania!

Casey-mania!

Scranton's own Sen. Bob Casey is leaving the door open to a presidential run in 2020, more or less tossing another hat to what is already a very crowded Democratic ring. Affable, earnest and well-versed in policy (if not particularly stirring on the stump) our senior...

Penn State announces timeline to purchase bowl tickets

It has yet to be determined where and when the Nittany Lions will play their bowl game in a few weeks, but if you're interested in seeing it in person, you might want to be at the ready on the following dates. Ticket requests are available now for eligible Nittany...

Hanover Area star lineman Kopko commits to Penn State

Hanover Area star lineman Kopko commits to Penn State

Hanover Area lineman Justin Kopko celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Joseph Curcio during a game against Holy Redeemer in September. Kopko accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Penn State on Monday. Times Shamrock photo by Christopher Dolan. Penn State got a...

My favorite hiking Instagrammers

My favorite hiking Instagrammers

There are certain things we all take into the woods when we go for a hike. Water, check. Backpack, check. First-Aid, check. Phone, oh heck yeah! How will people know we went out and did cool stuff if we didn't have our phones for some photos and our social media feeds...

PSU adds first commitment of 2020 class

It's raining at Beaver Stadium, and Senior Day has been kind of a washout emotionally for fans who came to say goodbye to Trace McSorley, et al. But it has been a significant day for Penn State's future, as well. The Nittany Lions got their first verbal commitment...

How you can see “Aquaman” 6 days early in theaters

How you can see “Aquaman” 6 days early in theaters

If you can't wait to see "Aquaman" and more of Jason Momoa's take on the underwater superhero, there's good news. Amazon Prime members will have exclusive access to early showings of the DC Extended Universe's latest comic book film on Dec. 15 - six days before the...

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a time for family and friends, turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. And the tradition at The Times-Tribune to honor the top performers for the fall sports seasons. Today, the sports staff unveils its best and Conor Foley designs...

HS TENNIS: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS TENNIS: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a time for family and friends, turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. And the tradition at The Times-Tribune to honor the top performers for the fall sports seasons. Today, the sports staff unveils its best and Conor Foley designs...