HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division II Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2019 Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches’ All-Star Teams

As the spring sports season enters its final week, ON THE BLOG begins to put a bow on the 2018-19 scholastic sports year. Today, the Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches' All-Star Teams are released. Western Wayne coach Justin Collins organizes a meeting of the coaches...

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Didi Gregorius ranges up the middle to field a ground ball by Malquin Canelo in the third inning. Gregorius would spin and throw to first in time to get the Lehigh Valley leadoff hitter, but that wasn't even the most impressive defensive play he was a part of Friday...

Five ’19 game times, plus Blue-White date, announced by PSU

Penn State announced the kickoff times of five games for the 2019 season, including ones for the series finale against rival Pittsburgh, the Friday-night clash with Maryland and the homecoming tilt against Purdue. The Nittany Lions' season opener against Idaho on Aug....

Suppressors

Suppressors

In addition to extended ammunition clips, the gunman responsible for the deaths of 12 people in Virginia Beach used a suppressor, otherwise known as a silencer. Like the clips, silencers are legal, and probably allowed the shooter to increase the carnage.

Revamped bowl lineup coming to Big Ten

Guess this can be considered bad news for fans of the Holiday Bowl, but good news for fans who might want to hit the occasional new bowl destination every December: The Big Ten announced today a bit of a restructured bowl lineup, coming to terms on six-year contracts...

Warren officially named next Big Ten commissioner

Warren officially named next Big Ten commissioner

Kevin Warren will be the next commissioner of the Big Ten, the conference announced Tuesday. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO He was never considered the obvious choice for the job, but former Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren will be the next commissioner of the Big...

Elton John’s Good Friday concert draws bishop’s ire

Elton John’s Good Friday concert draws bishop’s ire

April 21, 2000: Rock legend Elton John followed the “yellow brick road” to First Union Arena at Casey Plaza, but his journey to the Wilkes-Barre Twp. venue wasn’t a smooth one. The bumps happened shortly after the February announcement that John would play the arena...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK EXTRA: MORE WITH MID VALLEY’S LINDSEY JASON

Mid Valley sophomore Lindsey Jason turned a pair of double plays filling in at shortstop in the 4-1 District 2 Class 3A title game win over Wyoming Seminary, while adding a triple, single, two runs and an RBI at the plate. Age: 16 Do you follow any sports teams? I...

Put ‘er there, pal!

Put ‘er there, pal!

Reports surfaced last week that the top four North Korean negotiators involved in last year's abortive U.S.-North Korea summit have been executed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked about this a few weeks ago, as it happens. His answer at the time was, frankly,...

“Unusual weather we’re havin’…”

“Unusual weather we’re havin’…”

Spring 2019 has been a rocky season weather-wise for Pennsylvania generally,  its northeastern corner included. It seems the Keystone State is in the same company as states as far-flung as Texas and Oklahoma. 

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Didi Gregorius ranges up the middle to field a ground ball by Malquin Canelo in the third inning. Gregorius would spin and throw to first in time to get the Lehigh Valley leadoff hitter, but that wasn't even the most impressive defensive play he was a part of Friday...

In other words …

In other words …

Robert Mueller's first, and presumably last, public statement regarding his investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election (and the White House's efforts to impede said investigation) effectively laid out a course of action for Congress. Reiterating...

Look good, pack lighter with these travel beauty tips

Look good, pack lighter with these travel beauty tips

I'm not a traveler. It *might* be because my favorite place to be is at home in my bed with soft clothes on. When I have to travel, though, I would never, ever leave my house for any length of time without my beauty products in tow. I've been known to over-pack...

Run away!

Run away!

Far be it from any Lackawanna County politician -- current, outgoing or aspiring -- to take a leadership role in any matter of public importance that might involve additional costs to those whose votes they so dearly want.

No. 2: The RailRiders stand alone in ’16

No. 2: The RailRiders stand alone in ’16

"I don’t know how to explain it or tell you how we feel; but for myself, this season is on top of the list." -- RailRiders manager Al Pedrique The date: Sept. 20, 2016 The place: Autozone Park (Memphis, TN) The situation: They had already made history, already...

Mueller: Trump is president, not innocent

Mueller: Trump is president, not innocent

"If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” -- Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, calmly, clearly and conclusively NOT EXONERATING President Trump at a Department of Justice  press conference this morning....