HS FOOTBALL: Heading down the home stretch — Honesdale, Wallenpaupack and Western Wayne visits

Good Tuesday to you all. Just an update, I still have muffled hearing and my right ear is throbbing. I am assured that the antibiotic will work, but we shall see. This appears to be more serious than I thought. Still, I got up early and hit the road for my annual...
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HS FOOTBALL: Around the camps restarts with me dragging — Abington Heights, Scranton Prep and Riverside visits

Hello everyone! Well, after a great start to the 2017 Around the Camps feature, where as of today the videos on my Facebook page have been viewed more than  24,000 times and ON THE BLOG posts have been shared 231 times, things came crashing down on me over the...
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HS FOOTBALL: Around the Camps finishes for Week 1 — Mid Valley, West Scranton and Scranton visits

OK, welcome everyone! It's Friday and we reached our destination of visiting 12 teams of 20 in the Lackawanna Football Conference. We will pick up again next week, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we must get you up to speed. You have to give me a little...
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HS FOOTBALL: Around the Camps keeps plugging along — Valley View, Holy Cross and Old Forge visits

Good Thursday to you all! OK, Day 3 of my tour concluded with my computer needing to be sent out for additional repairs, so the fine IT staff and Nick Yuhas, who probably dreads getting calls from me, gave me a replacement to get me through the Around the Camps tour....
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HS FOOTBALL: Around the Camps Covering the miles — Lackawanna Trail and Susquehanna visits

Good hump day to you all! OK, it's Day 3 of my tour and things are not good at Command Central (my kitchen table). This broken "G" key has put me in quite a bind. It's officially more than just popped off ans I cannot find a "latch" for the spring. Therefore, like an...
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Solano: Jose Fernandez was ‘special’

Solano: Jose Fernandez was ‘special’

THE 20-YEAR-OLD on the mound never pitched above High A, but there he was, making his Major League debut April 7, 2013. He got the first three New York Mets he faced to fly out. The next three, he struck out. Four more and Jose Fernandez had retired the first 10...

Dale Earnhardt Jr at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr at Pocono

Sunday's Overton's 400 at Pocono Raceway will be Dale Earnhardt Jr's last race at the tricky triangle. Earnhardt announced in April that he will retire at the end of the 2017 season. Over his career, Earnhardt won twice at Pocono, both wins happened in 2014. [gallery...

Throwback Thursday – Watermelons

Throwback Thursday – Watermelons

Watermelon are a refreshing summertime treat. But sometimes this fruit makes headlines. In August 1966, Joseph Catalano received a special delivery at his South Scranton market for Master Sgt. John Kavetsky of East Elm St.  A friend of Kavetsky sent him a watermelon...

Jailbreak

Jailbreak

Former Lackawanna County Commissioner and current federal inmate Bob Cordaro has mounted another legal effort to overturn his 2011 bribery conviction. Using last year's Supreme Court ruling that overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert...

SWB Notes: Refsnyder, Charlotte aces, German, Cave

SWB Notes: Refsnyder, Charlotte aces, German, Cave

Some notes from the RailRiders clubhouse over the past couple days. Refsnyder DFA The Yankees designated Rob Refsnyder for assignment Wednesday. Refsnyder has spent parts of the last four seasons with SWB. In the press box, we ran through uniform numbers he's worn...

To the moon

To the moon

Across the United States some 48 years ago this morning people were waking up to the news that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.  To mark this major event in history, I have gathered together some items from the Times-Tribune Archives. In 2014, Local...

Throwback Thursday – Do you remember Arlans?

Throwback Thursday – Do you remember Arlans?

Arlans, you remember Arlans, don’t you?  Arlans was a department store chain that started in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1945.   The chain grew and spread to multiple states. In April 1970, Arlans opened a new store along Birney Ave in Moosic. They already had two...

Philly’s Young keeps PSU’s recruiting roll going

Isheem Young, a four-star safety from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia who long has been one of the most-coveted recruits on Penn State's radar, made a big splash this afternoon by announcing he has verbally committed to Penn State. I am officially committed to.........