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Lehighton was the only local team to pick up a victory in golf action Wednesday.

GOLF

Lehighton-Tamaqua

Lehighton edged Tamaqua in Schuylkill League golf action, 408-409.

Tamaqua's Carson Schoener led all golfers on the day with an 88.

Jordan Knappenberger led the Indians with a 99.

LEHIGHTON (408)

Jordan Knappenberger 99, Cody Semmel 101, Gary Higgins 103, Erik Reichard 105.

TAMAQUA (409)

Carson Schoener 88, Anthony Lewis 99, Nate MacDonald 107, Tim Lehman 115.

Played at Mountain Valley (Mountain course), Par 72.

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."

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