It’s only money

It’s only money

Bryce Harper’s fat $330 million 13-year contract with the Phillies got me thinking about money, priorities and our fascination with watching grown men playing kids’ games.
AOW EXTRAS: Dixon Black, Valley View

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...
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....
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,...
Throwback Thursday – Central Baseball 1968

Throwback Thursday – Central Baseball 1968

Collection of images of the 1968 Scranton Central High School baseball team – Central’s Ken Blewitt making a pivot at second base and Ned Holmes practice doubleplay combination at an April 1968 practice. Times-Tribune Archives From left: Jeff Spagna, Bill...