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Friday, December 14, 2012

I'm as much against coaches running up scores as anyone you'll ever meet.

And since I heard about the 107-2 score from an Indiana high school girls basketball game, I've been trying to find evidence that Bloomington South head coach Larry Winters let competitiveness outweigh class in coaching his team to the 105-point victory over Arlington.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

On Friday June 8th of this year the Pyramid Sports Performance Center officially opened its doors, giving athletes from our area a place where they could come and hone their skills in their respective sport.

Friday, November 2, 2012

With this year's World Series coming to a conclusion on Sunday, I decided now would be a prime opportunity for me to share a piece of poetry I found stashed in my old high school yearbook.

It was nearly 20 years ago that Matt Wentz and I were presented with the assignment by Dr. Gilligan in his Creative Writing class to write an English Ode poem.

So, with us both being die-hard Phillies' fans and the Phillies making the postseason for the first time in 10 years back in 1993, we thought we would have a little fun with one of our other teachers that year.

Friday, October 12, 2012

BY ROD HECKMAN

The bond between father and son is special in so many ways.

And in the sports world, there have been numerous examples of this.

It's hard to forget the image of Tiger Woods hugging his dad after winning his first U.S. Open.

For those who remember, they can probably still picture U.S. Olympic goalie Jim Craig draped in an American flag skating around the rink after his team had just won the gold medal - mouthing. "Where's my father?"

Friday, October 5, 2012

This week's column is about family.

It starts out with "Bo and Brett's Backyard Brawl".

Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh have formed quite a rivalry on the gridiron in recent years and both schools have come together to play the game for a great cause.

The game takes place on Friday, October 12 at Tiger Stadium and funds will be raised for the Bo Tkach Memorial Organization and Brett Snyder.

Bo, son of former Northern Lehigh head coach Jim Tkach, who was a standout quarterback for the Bulldogs, took his own life in 2007.

Friday, September 28, 2012

BY MIKE FEIFEL

The end of the baseball and beginning of NFL seasons have been remarkable, and sometimes, not for the best reasons.

Rather than beating the negatives like the 'replacement referee' debacle to do death, I would like to focus on a couple of people – a pair of innovators – that really are the ones responsible for this excitement.

The two are Steve Sabol and, yes – dare I say Bud Selig.

Friday, August 24, 2012

When I interview Northern Lehigh football players after games, the process is always the same.

The first thing they do is try to wipe their wet, dirty hands off on their muddy uniform. Then they give a firm hand shake and always address me as sir or Mr. Haines. Then I try to wipe off my now-muddy hand, but usually walk away with a dirty notebook and smears on my tape recorder.

Well, that's what it used to be like. This year, I'm sure the players will still call me sir or Mr. Haines. But the mud will be gone.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Matt McGloin answered questions in a more relaxed manner than he did last year at Penn State's Annual Media Day before the start of the season.

Joe Paterno never named a starter last season, letting both McGloin and Rob Bolden take first-team snaps in practice every week. Even though McGloin had better statistics and higher scoring rates, Bolden started the first six games of the season.

Not this year.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pre season football practice begins Monday for the 2012 Nittany Lions and there will be some familiar faces missing.

All of the natural born world has heard about PSU's star tailback Silas Redd transferring to USC, which in turn affects the Nittany Lions depth immensely at the running back spot. Other Nittany Lions have also decided to depart totaling eight in all, that will also affect the depth at certain positions. Let's take a look at who has left, who is still rumored to leave, and what the 2012 Nittany Lions roster might look like going into pre season practice come monday.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Baseball exposure in the Carbon County and Schuylkill County area has always been somewhat of a problem for kids looking to advance to the next level.

The Pyramid Sports Performance Center, based in Lehighton, is trying to solve that very issue.

Since opening their doors to the public earlier this year the Pyramid has offered a variety of programs to try and improve the sports performance of area athletes. The Pyramid has had clinics in wrestling, field hockey, and football and is now venturing out to try and improve those who love America's Pastime.