Friday, September 19, 2014
     

What a difference a good week makes.

Finishing with a 13-2 record in Week 3, I was able to move right up behind leader Brad Hurley, who has to be looking over his shoulder with a pretty nervous feeling.

Outside of myself, Justin Carlucci had an awesome 14-1 week and sits tied with me, along with Patrick Matsinko one game back. Rod Heckman is right behind so it's pretty tight at the top.

Kudos also go out to Rich Strack, who moved out of the basement with a 14-1 week.

So let's take a look at what is in store for Week 4:

AP Sports

One year ago, the intro to this column led to this line: "It's never been tougher." The "it" referred to being a teenager, teaching a teenager, and the real toughie parenting a teenager (though parenting a preteen can't be a walk in the park, either).

In that column, I wrote that "effective parenting today like the pursuit of health and fitness is a never-ending endeavor that's more an art than a science.

Talk about a daunting job. You rarely get a break, you often get grief, and you have no manual or guidebook to follow."

Competitiveness drives Tribe's Keer
She is asked a question about being competitive. And before she answers, a wry little grin appears. The grin eventually becomes a full-fledged smile the kind of smile that says the level of her competition on a scale from 1 to 10 is actually a 12. So it's not surprising when she replies. "I'm very competitive," said Lehighton field hockey standout Sarah Keer. "I think that's because I come from a family where everyone played sports.
It had been five years since veteran Lou Strohl last won a Modified race at Mahoning Valley Speedway but on Saturday night his long overdue visit to Victory Lane came to an end as he posted his 33rd career win at the Lehighton paved quarter mile oval and first since May 9, 2009. And oh what a race it was. In the final 10 laps Strohl would battle intensely with another well-experienced hand, John Markovic, trying every way possible to get by. With two laps to run Strohl finally snuck underneath and would hold on for one more lap, earning the very popular win.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Tiffany Thompson gets set to shoot as Northern Lehigh's Jessica Olewine (left) and Emily Bevins (hidden) defend.
The Lehighton girls earned every bit of their 43-38 victory over Northern Lehigh Thursday night in the Lady Indian Holiday Classic. Heading into the fourth quarter, Lehighton had a 38-28 lead over the Bulldogs. Both teams exchanged baskets to open the quarter. The Bulldogs went on a run early in the quarter. Kelsey Follweiler hit a three-pointer with 5:22 left to play, which sparked a 9-0 spurt. The Indians clung to a three-point lead with 3:41 left to play, 40-37.
This adult cow elk was recently fitted with a collar that contains GPS tracking capability and a small camera to record video and audio before falling off the elk in about 75 days, at which time the recordings and readings will be retrieved by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
BENEZETTE – Recently, biologists and other employees of the Pennsylvania Game Commission invited some guests to accompany them on an elk hunt. This hunt, however, was not designed to put antlers on the wall or steaks in the freezer, as those doing the shooting on this hunt did so with cameras. It was all part of a project to learn more about Pennsylvania's elk herd through information that will be compiled from footage captured by a tiny video camera placed on an elk.
Blue Mountain captured its league championship and advanced to the state tournament at Spring-Ford this weekend in Cal Ripken League 10U play. The team, comprised of players from East Penn Township, West Penn Township and the Northern Lehigh School District, will play two games on both Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. Team members include, front row, from left, Grant Olewine, Logan Davis, Evan Zambo, Ryan Hammond, Josh Kistler and John Abidelli. Second row, Brett Misera, Brayden Hamby, Matt Frame, Zach Chamberlain, Riley Albert and Teague Hertzog.