AOW EXTRAS: Riverside’s Karissa Ghigiarelli

The Riverside freshman dropped only one game on her way to the District 2 Class 2A championship, beating Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano, 6-0, 6-0, in the final. Age: 14 Family: Mom, Christy; dad, Chad; brother, Tony Favorite food: Probably steak. Athletes you admire:...

AOW EXTRAS: Mason Kordish, Valley View football

The Valley View senior ran for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 1 Valley View withstood a furious battle against No. 4 Western Wayne and remained undefeated at 7-0. Here's more from Kordish's interview with Joby Fawcett. Cougars football is important in...

HS FOOTBALL: MORE FANTASTIC 50 REVEALED; A LOOK BACK AT WEEK 2

Two weeks are in the books. The high school football season is moving forward and there have been some expected dominant performances and some surprises.   EXPECTED   Valley View and Scranton Prep have been as good as advertised in the preseason. The Cougars are off...

HS TENNIS: Ghigiarelli wins early showdown; Week 3 rankings; Big match approaching

Welcome to the Wednesday post ON THE BLOG. As expected it was an exciting first day of the week in the Lackawanna League. On Tuesday, Riverside freshman Karissa Ghigiarelli firmly took hold of the No. 1 ranking in the league by remaining undefeated after a...

HS FOOTBALL: FANTASTIC 50 CONTINUES WITH GROUP 2; WEEK 1 RECAP AND PHOTOS

It's Thursday and time to post ON THE BLOG. Coaches will always preach that a team's greatest improvement is shown between Week 1 and Week 2. That may be true. But you still can't put a price tag on getting the season off to a fast start. This year, we will try to...
Daddy’s money

Daddy’s money

Tuesday's New York Times blockbuster report on the sources of Donald Trump's wealth probably didn't surprise anyone who's been paying attention to the guy or who cares about the truth behind his bluster and BS. It's 14,000 words long, exhaustively documented and worth...

A stylist’s secrets for long, healthy hair

A stylist’s secrets for long, healthy hair

One of the top questions I see on social media is about growing hair long and healthy. Neons, pastels and grays are super fun colors to rock but that amount of processing combined with heat-styling, using harsh ingredients and/or generally not taking care of your...

Tracker says Cartwright’s re-election chances improving

A top Washington, D.C., congressional election tracker thinks U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright's chances of returning to Congress next year have improved. The Cook Political Report has changed its rating of the 8th Congressional District from leans Democratic to likely...

I’ll take ‘ego’ for $1,000

I’ll take ‘ego’ for $1,000

Alex Trebek was an odd choice to moderate the PA gubernatorial debate. The longtime "Jeopardy" host seemed unaware that the best moderators set the tone and direction of a debate, and don't chew up airtime showing everybody in TV-land how smart they are. Still, given...

Hooked

Hooked

Like the tobacco industry before them, manufacturers of e-cigarettes are under fire for targeting underage kids.

Blinkered

Blinkered

The last few days have convinced me that it's frequently futile to draw cartoons about Washington politics -- and specifically those involving congress and the Trump White House -- in the heat of the moment. I was forced to pull my Sunday cartoon criticizing Sen. Jeff...

People thought I got fillers thanks to this 3-in-1 lip liner

People thought I got fillers thanks to this 3-in-1 lip liner

Let’s start here: I don’t have full lips. My eyes are enormous. My lips? They’re little and I’ve looked like a cartoon character with huge eyes and a tiny mouth my entire life. The other day I posted a selfie to my Instagram story and was inundated with DMs from...

Kavanaugh’s lies enough to disqualify him

Kavanaugh’s lies enough to disqualify him

"False in one, false in all" is a jury instruction based on a simple, serrated premise: If a witness lies about one thing, jurors are free to assume that he or she lied about everything. By this standard, federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath in his testimony...

Checking out the Dunmore Preserve

Checking out the Dunmore Preserve

Hi friends, On Thursday morning of this past week, I was itching for a hike, and I had once done a photo shoot at the Dunmore Preserve. It seemed like a pretty cool place with a bunch of trails, none of which I knew anything about. So I enlisted a buddy of mine and we...

GAMEFACE – JACOB BRIM

GAMEFACE – JACOB BRIM

In today's edition of GameFace, staff writer Joby Fawcett talks with Lackawanna Trail's Jacob Brim. Images in this gallery are...