Yanks “expect” to call up Estrada

Another day. Another Yankees injury. Another big league opportunity for a RailRider. With Aaron Judge going down Saturday with an oblique injury, the Yankees announced that they're expecting to call up IF Thairo Estrada on Sunday to take his spot. Estrada doesn't play...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: Abington Heights and Montrose stay unbeaten; Week 3 polls and honor roll

This week's schedule proved to be very important in the Lackawanna Track Conference division races. Everything began Monday with a doubleheader at Abington Heights where it hosted Scranton Prep in a matchup of undefeated teams in both boys and girls track and field....

HS VOLLEYBALL: Blue Ridge seizes Lackawanna League lead; DV still unbeaten; Week 4 poll

Last week was huge in the Lackawanna League as teams finished the first half of their schedules, then opened the second half. It began with the much-anticipated showdown between then unbeaten teams Blue Ridge and Forest City. Both teams had been impressive in starting...

Notebook: Building a lineup

Going to try to do one of these posts after each homestand with stuff that doesn't get into game stories or other daily items. WHAT'S IN A LINEUP? Jay Bell's true Triple-A Experience began before the season even started. Projected lineup regulars Clint Frazier, Tyler...

HS TENNIS: Season heading into final weeks; Historic win; Week 4 polls

It's been an interesting week in the Lackawanna League. The annual rivalry match between Abington Heights and Scranton Prep had a lot of intensity and some outstanding play, and, as is always the case, impacted the standings. Abington Heights put together its second...
All hail the snot otter!

All hail the snot otter!

Unless you live under a rock in a very clean stream, you've heard by now that Pennsylvania has an official amphibian. The House voted 191-6 Tuesday to declare the Eastern hellbender king of the state's river monsters. North America's largest amphibian, the hellbender...

Coachella goes Hollywood

Coachella goes Hollywood

Coachella has become more and more of a platform for Hollywood over the years. When Lady Gaga stepped in for Beyonce in 2017 as a headliner, the pop star turned the music festival in the desert into a movie set, with Bradley Cooper shooting her set as part of “A Star...

Yankees call up Mike Ford

Yankees call up Mike Ford

The New York Yankees added another starter to the injured list Tuesday and it opened the door for a longtime farmhand to get the call. RailRiders first baseman Mike Ford was promoted to New York after Greg Bird went down with a left plantar fascia tear. To make room...

Don’t close Glen Onoko Falls

Don’t close Glen Onoko Falls

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has decided to close the beautiful and often dangerous Glen Onoko Falls hiking trail near Jim Thorpe. Presumably, they have done so because of concerns about the safety of people who hike there and the number of times rescuers are...

Charl-Mont: A name you can trust

Charl-Mont: A name you can trust

With a new version of the storied Charl-Mont restaurant set to open next month, I've heard from readers with fond memories made in the hungry heart of the former Globe department store. Now that the Globe has reopened as the Lackawanna County Government Center, many...

Powerful storm rips through region

Powerful storm rips through region

A powerful overnight storm left thousands without power, downed trees and had city and county officials questioning whether a tornado ripped through Scranton’s Hill Section. Here are a collection of images from Staff Photographer Jason Farmer and other staff writers...

Scranton bests Daytona Beach in best places list

Scranton bests Daytona Beach in best places list

Every now and then, Scranton makes a list of "Worst Places to (Live, Work, Raise Kids, Buy a Home, Retire, Whatever)." Local reaction is generally split into two camps: Those offended by any outside criticism of the city and those who don't think the criticism was...

“It was just ‘Try not to let it hit his bat'”

“It was just ‘Try not to let it hit his bat'”

Of course they had a scouting report. Vladimir Guerrero was an opponent -- an opponent in the division, no less -- so the Oakland Athletics knew just how to go about pitching to the Angels slugger. "It was just 'Try not to let it hit his bat,'" RailRiders starter Gio...

Time Warp – Concert 10 draws thousands to Pocono Raceway

Time Warp – Concert 10 draws thousands to Pocono Raceway

Close to 120,000 people converged on Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, on a Saturday, July 8, 1972 not for fast cars but for rock ‘n’ roll. Called Concert 10, the day of rock featured acts such as Three Dog Night; Faces with Rod Stewart; Emerson, Lake &...

Building a better cage

Building a better cage

No other issue has illustrated Donald Trump's contempt for the rule of law and for the constitutional separation of powers than immigration at the Mexican border. His frustration with not being able to simply snap his fingers and get his way on this issue has resulted...

Vlad Jr. talks extension, Adrian Beltre and his little brother

Vlad Jr. talks extension, Adrian Beltre and his little brother

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the top prospect in baseball, had the day off Saturday against the RailRiders. He’s 2 for 5 with a double and a home run so far this series. Guerrero is a career .330/.414/.530 hitter in the minor leagues. Last year, in 30 games at Triple-A, he...

Chance Adams really wanted that at-bat

Chance Adams really wanted that at-bat

Chance Adams looked the part on the on-deck circle Thursday night. Timed up the pitcher, threw a doughnut on his bat to take some swings -- without batting gloves -- and interacted with some fans nearby. https://twitter.com/RailRidersTT/status/1116500825122193408 This...

PSU Police: Indecent assaults reported at Lasch Building

The day before tens of thousands are expected in Happy Valley to watch a spring scrimmage, a disturbing report from campus police indicates indecent assaults have been alleged over the past 15 months at Penn State's football building. According to a "timely warning"...

Review: “Shazam!”

Review: “Shazam!”

Rebecca's Take Since the DC Extended Universe got off the ground in 2013, the comic book franchise has struggled to find its way on the big screen. Initially embracing a dark feel with polarizing entries like “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”...