HS FOOTBALL: AROUND THE CAMPS DAY 7 VISITS TO HONESDALE, WALLENPAUPACK AND WESTERN WAYNE

Day 7 we move to 18 teams from the Lackawanna Football Conference visited and not to my surprise it started with heavy rain. Why not surprised? Well, in addition to the deluge Monday that has been horrific for a great many people, it seems every year when I visit...

HS FOOTBALL: AROUND THE CAMPS DAY 6 VISITS TO ABINGTON HEIGHTS, RIVERSIDE, SCRANTON PREP

Day 6 was a very wet and damp day across the state for the start of two-a-day practices. We started early in the morning and the skies opened up and our first stop had us move indoors at the newly refinished Abington Heights basketball gymnasium. The Comets had no...

King on the hill

A couple things on Michael King's resume stood out before RailRiders fans got their first look at him Sunday. He gets ground balls, he's a quick mover and he's put up some of the best numbers in the Yankees organization this season. At High-A Tampa: 1.79 ERA in 40.1...

Lail takes moment to evaluate career

ROCHESTER -- Brady Lail said he wasn't expecting it, but then again, no player who spent parts of four seasons at Triple-A would ever really expect to be sent down. Especially after the way this year started, too. Lail shifted out of the rotation and into the bullpen...

Ham Porter, “The Hambino” sandwich and s’more on tap for “Sandlot” celebration

By Donnie Collins / Staff writer For David Mickey Evans, this is going to be more than just a family reunion. It's going to be a tip of the cap to the greatest summer of his life, and the fact that one of the friends he made during that time is the honored guest at...
Yosemite closed indefinitely

Yosemite closed indefinitely

The California wildfires have devastated huge swaths of land, displaced residents and brought 14,000 firefighters to the region. It's being called the largest wildfire ever recorded in the state. That's remarkable given the number of high-profile fires in recent...

Running 50 freakin’ miles!

Running 50 freakin’ miles!

Well I promised we were going to mix it up in the blog and what better way to start than with a little insanity. Randy Shemanski, the Athletics Communications Manager at The University of Scranton, recently ran the Cayuga Trails 50. As the name implies it's a 50-mile...

Brutus Black-eyes

Brutus Black-eyes

Perennial Big 10 powerhouse Ohio State has been in the news for missteps off the playing field lately. Allegations of decades-long sexual abuse by a team physician and the football coach's unrelated leave-of-absence have the school on the...

Injury forces backup QB Zembiec to call it quits

For the second time this summer, a promising Penn State player has been forced to give up football for medical reasons. Backup quarterback Jake Zembiec -- a sophomore who completed 6 of 12 passes for a touchdown and rushed for 36 yards during the Blue-White Game in...

King on the hill

King on the hill

A couple things on Michael King's resume stood out before RailRiders fans got their first look at him Sunday. He gets ground balls, he's a quick mover and he's put up some of the best numbers in the Yankees organization this season. At High-A Tampa: 1.79 ERA in 40.1...

American Horror Story: Tanning

American Horror Story: Tanning

“I’m so pale.” If my teenage self was a doll that came with a set of five phrases, pressing a button in my back would produce that sentence. During my time in high school in the late ‘00s, most girls (and some guys) held memberships at local tanning places. It was...

Welcome to Trail Mix!

Welcome to Trail Mix!

Hi there! I guess an introduction is in order before we get too far. My name is Chad Sebring and I'm the news editor here at The Times-Tribune. That's just another way of saying I work a lot of nights, write some headlines and edit stories from our writing staff. But...

‘The international language’

‘The international language’

The local medical college conducted a survey of the area's Latino community, trying to determine its level of access to health care. In the process, it discovered that newcomers and natives have one thing in common: an intense dislike for Scranton's potholed...

#MakeupMonday: How to match foundation when buying online

#MakeupMonday: How to match foundation when buying online

Getting a perfect foundation match is like finding your soul mate. Choosing your foundation online is even more daunting. The best way to ensure you get a good match is to try it on in person but that's not always an option. I’ve collected a few tips over the years to...

Protection from legislative abuse

Protection from legislative abuse

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty's strange political career comes to an end this year, as he isn't seeking reelection. His parting shot -- a bill requiring people seeking protection-from-abuse orders be tested for drugs and alcohol -- should have many folks in the 112th...

Stay juicy: My favorite watermelon-infused skin care products

Stay juicy: My favorite watermelon-infused skin care products

Today is National Watermelon Day. Not only is it my favorite fruit and the ultimate hot weather treat but watermelon's also got crazy skin care benefits. Watermelon is made of 93 percent water to boost hydration and is packed with nutrients including Vitamins A, C and...

Church of the gun

Church of the gun

The gun nuts er ... constitutional heroes behind the push to allow downloadable blueprints for 3D printed firearms claim they are simply exercising their First Amendment rights. I agree, only I suspect it's not the bit about freedom of speech they're concerned...

Fireman Donald to the rescue!

Fireman Donald to the rescue!

GOP senate nominee Lou Barletta badly trails incumbent Sen. Bob Casey both in campaign cash and polling as they head toward election day. But have no fear, lovers of Lou: the Donald Trump circus rolls into Wilkes-Barre tomorrow evening for a rally that Barletta...