HS TRACK: Records crumble as season reaches a month old; Champions making history

Hellloooooo, everybody! Well, well, well, just when you think the athletes of the Lackawanna Track Conference couldn't impress any more, they come up with efforts Wednesday that just make this guy privileged to cover their sport. Now, I tried to perform my best Star...
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AOW EXTRAS: Scranton’s Ky’Ron Harbin

Here's more from Marty Myers' Athlete of the Week interview with Ky'Ron Harbin. Who’s the most famous athlete you’ve met? I just met Tony Carr yesterday, Penn State’s point guard. He’s a nice person. Was there one watershed moment when you knew you could really jump?...
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HS TRACK: Recapping a great night for Lackawanna Track Conference athletes

Good Saturday to everyone! What a great Friday night. Many thanks to North Pocono track coach Jason Sepkowski, athletic director Tom Chesko, the entire North Pocono staff, the track and field officials and, of course, Bob Wilmot, and my new friends from Wil-Time...
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HS TRACK: Rain couldn’t slow inspired efforts; Season turning the corner

Good Thursday to you all! I hope all who braved the showers and sometimes heavy bursts of rain from Wednesday have dried. It took a while for me to at work, but I sure was thankful I had my rain resistant windbreaker. I admit I looked a bit uncomfortable, much like my...
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Earl Granville carries ‘hero’ tag with honor, grace

"Hero" is perhaps the most overused word in the American lexicon. Once deployed sparingly to describe those who performed remarkable acts of valor and sacrifice, it is now attached to the names of multitudes whose main achievement is simply reporting for duty. This...
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Stating the obvious

Stating the obvious

This week's conviction of Eric Frein for the murder of Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Bryon Dickson came hardly as a surprise. Through his own words and actions, Frein's guilt was nearly a foregone...

5 Nittany Lions to Watch Today: No. 1 Lamont Wade

5 Nittany Lions to Watch Today: No. 1 Lamont Wade

Penn State will host its annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, even if established stars like running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and linebacker Jason Cabinda are likely to be watching from the sidelines. However, that doesn’t mean there will be less...

Blue-White Game rosters released

Blue-White Game rosters released

If Vegas were involved here -- and thank God it isn't -- it would be smiling on the Blue roster in Saturday's annual Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. It appears as if most of the first- and second-team players can be found on the Blue roster for tomorrow's...

WVW star Bleich decommits from Penn State

WVW star Bleich decommits from Penn State

What has long been speculated is now official: Wyoming Valley West offensive lineman Chris Bleich announced this morning that he's no longer committed to Penn State's football program. pic.twitter.com/HyJNtmCMZO — Chris Bleich 🇺🇸 (@Bleich72) April 21, 2017...

Blind leading the blind

Blind leading the blind

It seems that Scranton has engaged in a scattershot effort to assess and collect rental fees of homeowners, many of whom are not, in fact, landlords. The problem (aside from the city's well-earned reputation for incompetence) mainly centers on Scranton's use of...

5 Nittany Lions to Watch on Saturday: No. 2 Juwan Johnson

5 Nittany Lions to Watch on Saturday: No. 2 Juwan Johnson

Penn State will host its annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, even if established stars like running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and linebacker Jason Cabinda are likely to be watching from the sidelines. However, that doesn’t mean there will be less...

Penn State announces 2017 game themes

Penn State announces 2017 game themes

Penn State has turned pretty much every home game into a unique experience over the last few seasons thanks to a series of themes in which fans can participate. On Thursday, the program announced the 2017 list of themes. The big ones: Sept. 9 vs. Pitt: The 2016 Big...

Nothing to see, folks …

Nothing to see, folks …

Two bills are working their ways through the state legislature that obstruct the public's right to know pertinent details about their local and state police forces. House Bill 27 would make it a misdemeanor to reveal the name of an officer involved in a shooting or...

5 Nittany Lions to Watch on Saturday: No. 3 Ayron Monroe

5 Nittany Lions to Watch on Saturday: No. 3 Ayron Monroe

Penn State will host its annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, even if established stars like running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and linebacker Jason Cabinda are likely to be watching from the sidelines. However, that doesn’t mean there will be less...

Bill O’Reilly once worked at WNEP

Bill O’Reilly once worked at WNEP

You might have heard that Bill O'Reilly and Fox News have parted ways.  What you might not have heard was for time in the mid-1970's Bill O'Reilly worked for a time at WNEP-TV. In 2001, Times' columnist Joseph X. Flannery, wrote about the O'Reilly and his recently...

Basic Instinct – 25 years later

Basic Instinct – 25 years later

"Basic Instinct" opened in theaters in late March 1992. People flocked to the theaters to see Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in this sexual thriller. I was one of them. I remember going with friends to the Gateway Cinema in Edwardsville.  The film, according to...

HS TRACK: High drama in Wayne County; Records smashed again

HS TRACK: High drama in Wayne County; Records smashed again

Good Wednesday to you all! Hope everyone is doing well after a beautiful day on Tuesday. And let me tell you, the athletes in the Lackawanna Track Conference took advantage of almost perfect weather conditions in NEPA for their sport. It gave me goosebumps as I sifted...

5 Nittany Lions to Watch on Saturday: No. 4 Shane Simmons

5 Nittany Lions to Watch on Saturday: No. 4 Shane Simmons

Penn State will host its annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, even if established stars like running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and linebacker Jason Cabinda are likely to be watching from the sidelines. However, that doesn’t mean there will be less...

Michigan evidently in for a White Out

Michigan evidently in for a White Out

It looks like the date has been set for the annual White Out game at Beaver Stadium, and according to the Penn State football program's official Twitter feed, it's going to be Oct. 21 against Michigan. Happy Valley's forecast on October 21: #PSUWhiteOut...

Earl Granville carries ‘hero’ tag with honor, grace

Earl Granville carries ‘hero’ tag with honor, grace

"Hero" is perhaps the most overused word in the American lexicon. Once deployed sparingly to describe those who performed remarkable acts of valor and sacrifice, it is now attached to the names of multitudes whose main achievement is simply reporting for duty. This...