Irvin Schwartz returns to his pre-war beat as the sports reporter for Pine Grove High School after serving in World War II.
An 1865 baseball battle between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton
In October 1865, multiple baseball clubs met in the Wyoming Valley to battle for victory on a makeshift diamond.
How Schuylkill County football fans “watched” the Pottsville Maroon’s 1925 NFL Championship
As the Pottsville Maroons battled to a 1925 NFL Championship victory in Chicago, their loyal fans in Schuylkill County gathered at Pottsville's Hippodrome.
Grudge Match: Lykens and Williamstown football teams dueled for championship in remarkable 1904 game
The game ended in a scoreless tie. But that doesn't mean the circumstances surrounding this game aren't fascinating.
Letters from War – A high school sports pundit from a US Army base in England, January 1944
In a letter written on January 30, 1944, Pfc. Irvin Schwartz opined on high school basketball in his native Schuylkill County.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz’s Farewell Column for the West Schuylkill Press in 1943
In this prologue to our "Letters from War" series, newspaper columnist Irvin Schwartz pens his farewell in May 1943.