HS FOOTBALL: AROUND THE CAMPS DAY 7 VISITS TO HONESDALE, WALLENPAUPACK AND WESTERN WAYNE

Day 7 we move to 18 teams from the Lackawanna Football Conference visited and not to my surprise it started with heavy rain. Why not surprised? Well, in addition to the deluge Monday that has been horrific for a great many people, it seems every year when I visit...

HS FOOTBALL: AROUND THE CAMPS DAY 6 VISITS TO ABINGTON HEIGHTS, RIVERSIDE, SCRANTON PREP

Day 6 was a very wet and damp day across the state for the start of two-a-day practices. We started early in the morning and the skies opened up and our first stop had us move indoors at the newly refinished Abington Heights basketball gymnasium. The Comets had no...

King on the hill

A couple things on Michael King's resume stood out before RailRiders fans got their first look at him Sunday. He gets ground balls, he's a quick mover and he's put up some of the best numbers in the Yankees organization this season. At High-A Tampa: 1.79 ERA in 40.1...

Lail takes moment to evaluate career

ROCHESTER -- Brady Lail said he wasn't expecting it, but then again, no player who spent parts of four seasons at Triple-A would ever really expect to be sent down. Especially after the way this year started, too. Lail shifted out of the rotation and into the bullpen...

Ham Porter, “The Hambino” sandwich and s’more on tap for “Sandlot” celebration

By Donnie Collins / Staff writer For David Mickey Evans, this is going to be more than just a family reunion. It's going to be a tip of the cap to the greatest summer of his life, and the fact that one of the friends he made during that time is the honored guest at...
Domingo German on DL with ulnar neuritis

Domingo German on DL with ulnar neuritis

After exiting his Thursday start one pitch into the second inning, Domingo German was placed on the seven-day disabled list Friday with ulnar neuritis, RailRiders manager Bobby Mitchell said. Mitchell sounded worried about the injury after Thursday's game, but seemed...

We made Brigid a Viking warrior using only desk makeup

We made Brigid a Viking warrior using only desk makeup

Work hard. Play hard. It's a mantra in Lifestyles. Each week, two of our summer staff writers, Clare Collins and Brigid Lynett, create Facebook videos that preview what's to come in our next edition. From Independence Day to Warped Tour and even a gardening feature,...

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: Tunkhannock defeats Rhode Island, 2-1

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: Tunkhannock defeats Rhode Island, 2-1

Tunkhannock was the visiting team (which is odd considering it won the championship bracket) at Breen Field. From Game Changer:   TOP SECOND   Paige Marabell strikeout. 1 OUT Cali Wisnosky grounds out to first. 2 OUTS Sydney Huff walks. Erin Van Ness singled; Huff...

We all know someone like Demi and that’s why it hurts

We all know someone like Demi and that’s why it hurts

Demi Lovato can sing. While some people might think of her as a Disney kid who got a singing/acting career from being cute, she’s an incredibly talented vocalist. You can hear in Demi’s voice that every note is wrapped in power, in happiness or in pain. She leaves...

Let’s not go overboard

Let’s not go overboard

The Scranton School Board should be commended for taking a proactive approach to its chronic budget problems. Its preliminary look-see at the upcoming 2019 budget reveals an $11.5 million deficit, which gives the district time to figure out how to plug the hole. But...

HS FOOTBALL: Getting fans ready for 2018 season Post No. 4

HS FOOTBALL: Getting fans ready for 2018 season Post No. 4

After what was a long day of compiling information for Post No. 3 -- The Receivers -- we take the preview to the new season to the actual programs themselves. There are a lot of legends who have patrolled the sidelines in NEPA football. During the run of the LFC there...

Over the Years – The Vans Warped Tour

Over the Years – The Vans Warped Tour

Images from the Vans Warped Tour over the past 12 years at Montage Mountain and be sure to check out today's Time Warp article on the first Warped Tour at Montage in 2005 and Gia Mazur's interview with the band Motionless in White who are performing at this year's...

HS FOOTBALL: Getting fans ready for the 2018 season Post No. 3

HS FOOTBALL: Getting fans ready for the 2018 season Post No. 3

So far, ON THE BLOG has looked back at the running games and the top producing backs, and the best quarterbacks of the Lackawanna Football Conference. Again, we are doing our best to establish a data base. Keep in mind the NEPFC was a two-year deal from 2000 to 2001,...

Trailer Talk: Comic-Con Edition

Trailer Talk: Comic-Con Edition

The annual San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest pop culture extravaganza of the year. The four-day convention, which wrapped up Sunday, revealed sneak peeks of several upcoming movies, from comic book films to much-awaited sequels. Here’s a look at the newest trailers...

I’ll have the Davy Crockett

I’ll have the Davy Crockett

Kenny Zupp of Harrison Ave and Steven Smith of Wheeler Ave both went under the clippers and to get the best "free" haircut in town on July 20, 1955. The haircut was the Davy Crockett - a short haircut with the back cut to resemble the tail of a coonskin cap. The cap...

Tamara’s Take: “Sorry to Bother You”

Tamara’s Take: “Sorry to Bother You”

A weird, average guy in a dead-end job. A manic pixie dream girl with multicolored hair and a career as a performance artist. The grip of corporate America. These three things would have you think that “Sorry to Bother You” is the latest release from directors Michael...

HS FOOTBALL: Getting fans ready for the 2018 season Post No. 2

HS FOOTBALL: Getting fans ready for the 2018 season Post No. 2

Last week, we kicked off preseason coverage of the Lackawanna Football Conference with a look at the Around the Camps schedule and the LFC Record Book for running backs. Moving ahead to Post No. 2 ON THE BLOG, we examine the LFC Record Book for quarterbacks. These are...

Order in the court

Order in the court

The last Lackawanna County property reassessment was completed during the so-called Summer of Love, which means that property taxes paid by the county's landowners are based on sorely out-dated property valuations. County officials have paid lip service for years to...

The heavyweight

The heavyweight

Ohio's blustery far-right Rep. Jim Jordan has made a name for himself with a shirt-sleeved, confrontational persona. His recent attack on Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein was a classic case of Jordan, along with his fellow Freedom Caucus travelers, ginning up...