Sunday, February 1, 2015
     
Indians breeze to win

Lehighton coach Rich Oertner was looking for a spark.

He got a raging inferno.

Looking to shake things up after a rough stretch of games, Oertner made a couple of lineup changes on Friday night against Blue Mountain.

The Indians responded with one of their most impressive performances of the season as they routed the Blue Eagles, 74-58, in Schuylkill League action.

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On a typical school day, I work out before I eat breakfast, with the second event occurring around 7 a.m. as I finalize the day's lesson plans at school. I drink a protein shake at 9:20, eat lunch at 11:45, have an afternoon snack around 2:30, and then begin supper by 5:45.

You'd think my eating would end with a before-bed snack, but no. I usually wake up twice before midnight and eat two more times.

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.
A "Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop" is being held at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a beginner's workshop appropriate for ages 14 and older and is free for Hawk Mountain Members. Both members and non-members must pre-register by calling Hawk Mountain at 610-756-6961 during business hours. Cost includes trail fee for the rest of the day.
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.