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MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Trent Thomas turns over East Stroudsburg North's Jay'ln Smoot before pinning him in 2:31 in their 195-pound bout.

Many psychologists claim that mankind's most natural phobia is the 'fear of the unknown.' However, Pleasant Valley head wrestling coach Justin Micklos, claimed to have no fear at a crucial stage of his team's EPC match against East Stroudsburg North.

Following a spurt of four straight bouts by the Timberwolves that gave them a 21-17 lead midway through the match, Micklos had faith and confidence in his upper-weight class wrestlers' abilities to regain the lead and eventually win.

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You've all read, I am sure, about how crucial it is to limit the amount of insulin your body secretes after eating. It's why you're advised to consume meals and snacks that are high in complex carbs and protein and low in simple carbs.

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.
After losing the past two Saturday nights to rain, Mahoning Valley Speedway racers came out loaded for bear as the pit are swelled to a season high 131 race cars making for a jam packed night of stock car action at the Lehighton paved 14-mile oval.
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.
While hunting is often challenging, bagging the perfect gift for the hunters in one's life is as easy as placing a phone call or logging onto The Outdoor Shop at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website at www.pgc.state.pa.us or by calling toll free to 1-888-888-3459.
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.