AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

The Black brothers go back to back. One week after his older brother Mason took home the Athlete of the Week award, Valley View shortstop/pitcher earned the honor after picking up the win in the Cougars' first-round state playoff game against Lewisburg and knocking...

Q+A with Mason Williams

Mason Williams gave RailRiders fans a quick reminder of what he can do in Louisville's first game against SWB this series. In the sixth inning, the former Yankees top prospect ran down a tailing line drive off Bruce Caldwell's bat, using a full-extension dive in the...

Feyereisen shaves head for cancer research

J.P. Feyereisen had come to terms with it. He was in the final hours of enjoying a full head of hair. "It's fun to style it every day, but it gets hot," he said before the RailRiders' game against Durham on Thursday. Feyereisen, clubby Timmy Drewes and strength and...

Q and A with Tino Martinez

Tino Martinez, the slugging first baseman of the 90s Yankees dynasty, is part of the latest group of roving instructors to come through PNC Field this year, visiting the area for this series against Durham. Here, he answers some questions about his role with the...

HS BASEBALL: Sibling rivalry

It's pretty easy to tell how competitive Mason and Dixon Black are with each other. I asked them a couple questions about who's the better video game player and, well, the debate sort of spiraled out of control with each brother claiming to be superior. Here's the...
How Anthony Bourdain made us feel alive

How Anthony Bourdain made us feel alive

I never thought I would write about this subject twice in a week. This morning, celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain was found dead of apparent suicide. The story is here. This comes after designer Kate Spade’s death by apparent suicide Tuesday. Like I said in...

Feyereisen shaves head for cancer research

Feyereisen shaves head for cancer research

J.P. Feyereisen had come to terms with it. He was in the final hours of enjoying a full head of hair. "It's fun to style it every day, but it gets hot," he said before the RailRiders' game against Durham on Thursday. Feyereisen, clubby Timmy Drewes and strength and...

School’s out

School’s out

School librarians will be feeling the full brunt of Scranton School District budget cuts.

D-O-N-A-L-D … DONALD!

D-O-N-A-L-D … DONALD!

Patriotism being the last refuge of a scoundrel, it's safe to say that Donald Trump regards it as a fortified (and even absurd) bunker. Facing increasing pressure from Robert Mueller's investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible obstruction...

PIAA SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS

PIAA SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS

Two Wyoming Valley Conference softball teams in The Times-Tribune coverage area are in action in the PIAA quarterfinals. Tunkhannock faces Bethlehem Catholic in Class 4A, while Pittston Area takes on Solanco in Class 5A. Here are preview capsules for the two games:...

PIAA BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS

PIAA BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS

Three Lackawanna League baseball teams try to take the next step toward a state title in the PIAA quarterfinals. North Pocono and Valley View are paired in a doubleheader at Easton Area High School. The Trojans meet Lower Dauphin in Class 5A at noon. Then at 4 p.m.,...

Q and A with Tino Martinez

Q and A with Tino Martinez

Tino Martinez, the slugging first baseman of the 90s Yankees dynasty, is part of the latest group of roving instructors to come through PNC Field this year, visiting the area for this series against Durham. Here, he answers some questions about his role with the...

Review: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Review: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

TAMARA'S TAKE   Wasn’t there a “Star Wars” movie in December? And another one in 2016? And 2015? That’s probably why with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” feels so familiar. Maybe it’s just that we can’t live in a world without galaxies far, far away. Or that Disney can’t...

Vandalized

Vandalized

A recent wave of reported act of vandalism got me thinking of other, more official...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2018 PTFCA ALL-STATE TEAMS

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2018 PTFCA ALL-STATE TEAMS

Here are the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field All-State teams as selected by the Pennsylvania State Track and Field Coaches' Association and released by pa.milesplit.com. The Lackawanna Track Conference had five athletes recognized, while the Wyoming Valley Conference had...

Remembering Kate Spade

Remembering Kate Spade

Today, law enforcement officials said that fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment by apparent suicide. The story is here but I'm not going into the details. Beauty and style go hand-in-hand and Kate brought color, sparkle and whimsy into the lives...

HS FOOTBALL: 84th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game Rosters

HS FOOTBALL: 84th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game Rosters

Here are the rosters for the 84th Scranton Lions Club Dream Game that will be played July 18th at 7 p.m. at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium.   Media Day is set for July 9 at the stadium, the City and County teams will practice July 10 through July 16 with the...

Pardon me?

Pardon me?

Trump has proven he's more than willing to issue presidential pardons for purely partisan reasons, as in the cases of Dinesh D'Souza and Joe Arpaio. And his musings about letting former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich and homemaking titan Martha Stewart off the...

#MakeupMonday: Nostalgia and wanderlust

#MakeupMonday: Nostalgia and wanderlust

It's Monday and I'm starting something new: #MakeupMonday Each Monday, I will (try my hardest because life) focus on something makeup-specific, whether it be product reviews, collection launch info, beauty news, a product I'm loving, etc. Just something to make Monday...

They all want to be music stars, Part 2

They all want to be music stars, Part 2

The summer is known for movie sequels, and Take 2 is not immune to them. So consider this post the flipside of the one published in May when nearly every music video had a Hollywood actor in it. Some actors are not limiting themselves to a video cameo and are instead...

HS BASEBALL: Sibling rivalry

HS BASEBALL: Sibling rivalry

It's pretty easy to tell how competitive Mason and Dixon Black are with each other. I asked them a couple questions about who's the better video game player and, well, the debate sort of spiraled out of control with each brother claiming to be superior. Here's the...

AOW EXTRAS: Mason Black, Valley View

AOW EXTRAS: Mason Black, Valley View

Valley View’s senior ace struck out eight in a four-hit shutout of Dallas in the District 2 Class 4A championship, the Cougars’ first district title since 2000. Age: 18 Family: Father, George; mother, Tara; brother, Dixon. Favorite sports teams: Philadelphia Phillies,...

HS TENNIS: 2018 LACKAWANNA LEAGUE COACHES’ ALL-STARS

HS TENNIS: 2018 LACKAWANNA LEAGUE COACHES’ ALL-STARS

Here are the athletes honored as all-stars in a vote compiled by the Lackawanna League coaches.   CLASS 3A       CLASS 3A Player of the Year Tomas Reese, Delaware Valley FIRST TEAM Tomas Reese Delaware Valley Timmy Christman Abington Heights Owen Holland Abington...