HS FOOTBALL: 2018 Lackawanna Football Conference Coaches’ All-Star teams

This year, with the Lackawanna Football Conference expanding to four divisions, there are four Coaches' All-star teams. These teams were selected based upon voting from each division's coaches ONLY.   2018 LACKAWANNA FOOTBALL CONFERENCE COACHES’ ALL-STARS DIVISION I  ...

HS FOOTBALL: 2018 District 2 and PIAA Playoffs; Valley View and Scranton Prep earn titles

OK, the District 2 football playoffs are behind us. The Lackawanna Football Conference made it a clean sweep for the second time in the three seasons since the PIAA increased the number of classifications to six from four. Take a look   DISTRICT 2 CHAMPIONS (Since...

HS FOOTBALL: Two District 2 finals and Week 13 PIAA games set

2018 PLAYOFFS       DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL Semifinals Hazleton Area 43, Williamsport 13 Delaware Valley 26, Scranton 0 Final Delaware Valley 35, Hazleton Area 14 PIAA Friday’s first round 6-1 State College (11-1) vs. 2-1 Delaware Valley (9-3), at...

HS VOLLEYBALL: District 2 Champions Crowned

As the excitement eased inside the gymnasium at North Pocono High School, the gracious host for three of the four District 2 girls volleyball championship, another season began going dark as the familiar post-championship slumber takes over players, coaches and fans....

HS FOOTBALL: District 2 playoffs kick off; 2018 LFC Freshman Champions

This is Week 11 of the high school football season. Time is short this week with championship volleyball tonight, so we will jump right in. When the PIAA expanded to six classifications, one goal was to have more teams qualify for the postseason. It's hard to say why?...

PSU adds first commitment of 2020 class

It's raining at Beaver Stadium, and Senior Day has been kind of a washout emotionally for fans who came to say goodbye to Trace McSorley, et al. But it has been a significant day for Penn State's future, as well. The Nittany Lions got their first verbal commitment...

How you can see “Aquaman” 6 days early in theaters

How you can see “Aquaman” 6 days early in theaters

If you can't wait to see "Aquaman" and more of Jason Momoa's take on the underwater superhero, there's good news. Amazon Prime members will have exclusive access to early showings of the DC Extended Universe's latest comic book film on Dec. 15 - six days before the...

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a time for family and friends, turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. And the tradition at The Times-Tribune to honor the top performers for the fall sports seasons. Today, the sports staff unveils its best and Conor Foley designs...

HS TENNIS: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

HS TENNIS: 2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a time for family and friends, turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. And the tradition at The Times-Tribune to honor the top performers for the fall sports seasons. Today, the sports staff unveils its best and Conor Foley designs...

Award Chase: Honorees and hopefuls

Award Chase: Honorees and hopefuls

Each Wednesday through the week of the 2019 Academy Award nominations on Jan. 22, Take 2 is handicapping the Oscar rush with The Award Chase. In late 2009, the Academy held its inaugural Governors Awards, moving a long segment from its winter telecast to a full fall...

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2018 Lackawanna League Coaches’ All-Star team

HS VOLLEYBALL: 2018 Lackawanna League Coaches’ All-Star team

Here are the players who were selected by the Lackawanna League coaches for the all-star team in girls volleyball:           THE TEAM   Player of the Year Antoinette Cantarella, Dunmore FIRST TEAM OH: Antoinette Cantarella, Dunmore OH: Gianna DeBastiani, Western Wayne...

Former Lions linebacker heading out West

Manny Bowen, the on-again, off-again, on-again and off-again linebacker who had a suspension-filled career with Penn State that officially ended just weeks before the regular season started in August, announced where he'll play his graduate-transfer season in 2019....

Tiny (and otherwise) turkeys

Tiny (and otherwise) turkeys

Forget that 20-pound monster. Tiny turkeys reportedly are this year's Thanksgiving trend, as people downsize their gatherings and, thus, their birds. None of which is to say that everyone is getting by with less. Oh,...

The website that nailed the election in Pennsylvania

OK, so sometimes the numbers guys get scary with their predictions. If you follow this blog, you know I think highly of Nate Silver's 538 website. I love numbers and Nate does a great job organizing numbers and creating models to predict what might happen in a...

Parking changes for Maryland game announced

If you're going to Saturday's Senior Day game between Penn State and Maryland at Beaver Stadium, check your parking pass. And if you typically park in a grass-covered parking lot, you're going to need to make alternative plans come this weekend. Due to the record...

Backpacking gifts for under $30 that don’t suck

Backpacking gifts for under $30 that don’t suck

So someone you love is a backpacker, huh? First, you have my condolences. Speaking from experience, they can be a picky bunch. But now you want to come up with a great gift to maybe help them enjoy their hikes a little more. Good news! I'm going to give you five...

AOW EXTRA: TUCKER JOHNSON, SCRANTON PREP FOOTBALL

AOW EXTRA: TUCKER JOHNSON, SCRANTON PREP FOOTBALL

The Scranton Prep junior rushed for 231 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers to their fourth straight district championship in a 47-19 victory over Lakeland. Here's more from his interview: Three people you’d like to have dinner with: Will Ferrell, Shaquille...

HS FOOTBALL: Jeff Wasilchak is a humble legend

HS FOOTBALL: Jeff Wasilchak is a humble legend

My phone rang, way back in the dark ages before cell phones, in the early summer of 1997. "Hello," I said. "Sigmund," the voice on the other end of the call said acknowledging me by the nickname he tacked to me like a pin on a lapel. "Coach, Was, how are you?" I...