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Saturday, October 3, 2015

With a 62-27 romp over an undermanned UMass team last week, Notre Dame should feel pretty good. But with the performance of the erratic defense in the first half, there is real reason for major concern tonight.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A week ago, Lehighton was pushed to its limits against Blue Mountain in an Anthracite Football League showdown of two unbeaten teams.

The Indians needed a late fourth quarter drive to secure what was arguably their most hard-fought victory of the season.

On Friday night, the circumstances for Tom McCarroll’s team weren’t much different.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

ORWIGSBURG – The extension 300 on Stan Dakosty’s phone keeps getting disconnected for the past two weekends.

One of Pennsylvania’s highly respected football coach’s keeps shooting for elite status when it comes to victories. Just one win shy of 300 in an illustrious career that reaches back 39 seasons, Dakosty milestone is back on a holding pattern after Friday’s second loss of the season here against Anthracite Football League rival Blue Mountain, 19-7

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Tamaqua quarterback Thad Zuber breaks away for a nice run as Panther Valley’s Dylan Moyer (55) andShane Houser (58) try to catch him. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

It’s not how many possessions you have. It’s what you do with those possessions.

Not including a kneel-down to end the half, Tamaqua managed just two drives over the first two quarters. Both those touches, however, resulted in long marches that finished in the end zone.

Those scores helped the Blue Raiders build a lead and propel them to a 27-12 Anthracite League win over host Panther Valley.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pleasant Valley was a perfect 3-0 on Friday night. The volleyball team and both soccer teams earned victories.


Bangor-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh came up short against Bangor in Colonial League competition, 1-0.


Northwestern scored three goals in the second half to defeat Salisbury in a Colonial League contest, 4-0.

Haley Dietrich scored twice, as Courtney Page and Leighanna Lister chipped in a goals.

PMW-Pleasant Valley

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Even had the weather been perfect, the battle between Northwestern and Saucon Valley would have likely come down to a battle between running backs Harry Hall and Evan Culver. With the field soaked and rain falling throughout the game, Hall and Culver put on a show, combining for 392 yards of rushing. Unfortunately for Northwestern, Culver had 283 of those yards and scored four times as the Panthers beat the Tigers 27-21.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The “Oh no” in the headline is for more than when things go wrong. It’s specifically for that unsettling feeling that dries your mouth, tightens your throat, and flips your stomach after you logically correct a wrong and somehow make it worse.

At the start of what’s been dubbed the Obesity Epidemic, the news of unprecedented weight gain was unwelcome in the U.S., but hardly cause for alarm. Logic dictated what had to be done.

We had to eat less. We had to do more.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Jim Thorpe stays unbeaten

Playing tough defense and causing turnovers has been winning football games since the game was practically invented.

Jim Thorpe used that proven formula, forcing five Hurricane turnovers to come away with a 28-7 Anthracite Football League victory over Schuylkill Haven.

The Olympians “Red Swarm” defense didn’t play too shabby either, holding the Hurricanes to just 138 total yards of offense. It wasn’t pretty, but Thorpe got the “W” the ole’ fashioned way, improving to 5-0.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Hunter Safety Systems pro-staffer Travis “T-Bone” Turner weighs in at more than 300 pounds. His safety harness is rated to handle that weight. LISA PRICE/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

I knew better. As soon as I saw the stand, I should have contacted the guide and asked to switch my spot.

Long ago, there was an outdoor video called Monarchs of Alberta. I was hunting in Alberta and the guide had shown me a trail camera picture. It was one of those monarchs, moving at late afternoon the previous day, strolling right past the stand I now faced.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

KINTNERSVILLE - Northern Lehigh quarterback Chad Cederburg knows he isn’t going to get to pass often. So he makes the most of his opportunities.

The senior completed four of his six passes, including two touchdowns, in leading the Bulldogs to a 32-7 win over Palisades on the Pirates homecoming night.

“It felt great,” said Cederburg. “We’re a heavy run team so throwing the ball and getting two touchdowns was pretty good. They always expect the run so our receivers are wide open.”