HS BASKETBALL: Weather pushing back history; Small schools headed for important first-half games

It's January and it's snowing. That's no real revelation. But this week's storm is being a real nuisance. First and foremost, the teeth of it didn't get going until much later than first anticipated, but not before it crippled Tuesday's boys basketball schedule. So,...
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HS SWIMMING: Delaware Valley posts big win; Important meets ahead in Lackawanna League

Delaware Valley made a statement in the first of what is expected to be the Big 6 boys meets in the Lackawanna League this season. The Warriors powered their way to a 122-61 win over Abington Heights last week in a battle between the teams that finished first and...
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HS GIRLS BASKETBALL: No. 2 Holy Cross visits No. 1 Dunmore to highlight this week’s schedule

The Lackawanna League girls season heats up this week with several games between the teams considered the best in their respective divisions. None bigger, of course, than the annual borough war between Holy Cross and Dunmore which is set for Monday night. As of this...
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HS BASKETBALL: Rivalry Tuesday Highlights Lackawanna League Schedule

Arctic weather last week had athletic directors scrambling to adjust early-season schedules with the bitter cold forcing many, if not all schools, to close Thursday and Friday. That made for a very busy Saturday in the Lackawanna League to try and get the season back...
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HS SPORTS: Remembering high school highlights from 2017

    As the final seconds wind down and the curtain drops on 2017, it gives high school sports fans a chance to pause, reflect and remember the moments that took your breath away, brought you to your feet, welled up your eyes and made you proud. Some, as is...
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HS SPORTS: Remembering high school highlights from 2017

HS SPORTS: Remembering high school highlights from 2017

    As the final seconds wind down and the curtain drops on 2017, it gives high school sports fans a chance to pause, reflect and remember the moments that took your breath away, brought you to your feet, welled up your eyes and made you proud. Some, as is...

The Commissioner Who Wished Everyone a Merry Christmas

The Commissioner Who Wished Everyone a Merry Christmas

Lots of politicians probably send Christmas cards annually to promote themselves, but over the years I've only regularly received cards at the newspaper from one -- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. This year, thousands of Lackawanna County residents got an unexpected Christmas...

2017’s best movie posters

2017’s best movie posters

Artists and movie studios took a lot of risks with their movie poster selection in 2017. With more than 340 feature-length films hitting the cineplex this year, the poster had to bring as much attention as possible. Here are my selections of this year’s best posters:...

Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Tamara's Take Sometimes, your hopes are wrapped around one character to carry out the legacy of a beloved series. If you pick a familiar face, the fellow with a charismatic smile or a star, you are bound to be confused and may leave the theater disappointed. If you...

Penn State (again) lands one of nation’s top talents

The NCAA and big-time college football ventured for the first time into an early signing period for recruits this morning, and Penn State has made the biggest splash in the nation so far. Harrisburg High School phenom Micah Parsons committed to Penn State, choosing...

Reeled in

Reeled in

Times-Tribune reporter Terrie Morgan-Beseker's three-day series of stories about legal efforts to address the region's opioid-addiction epidemic highlighted the difficulties and unintended consequences of get-tough, minimum-mandatory sentencing involving cases of...