Monday, December 22, 2014

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The always positive James Franklin had a chance Saturday to do something he rarely does: let off a bit of steam.

Moments after Penn State suffered its frustrating 16-14 loss against struggling Illinois at a veritably empty Memorial Stadium, even its forward-thinking head coach couldn't accentuate the positives.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jeff Hager of Lehighton had his first career hole-in-one on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Hideaway Hills Golf Club in Kresgeville.

Hager got his ace using a pitching wedge on the 120-yard 12th hole.

The hole-in-one was witnessed by Tyler Hager, Connor Reinhard and Scott Masenheimer.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 25, 1977 Bob Roman hits four straight free throws down the stretch to help Panther Valley open its season with a 55-53 victory over Shenandoah Valley. Ed Shubeck's basket with 1:24 left snaps a 49-49 tie and Roman drains his foul shots after that to preserve the win. Mark Zuber pours in a game-high 22 points for the Panthers, coached by Phil Rader. Roman finishes with 12 points while John Staivecki chips in with eight. John Mikovich leads PV with eight rebounds.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Twenty players from the Times News coverage area will take part in the annual Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.

The contest, which was scheduled to be played on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Rotary Field in Schuylkill Haven, has been rescheduled to Friday at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 24, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The questions flew toward James Franklin the way they haven't before.

These weren't questions about the future. These were questions about moments, curious moments that led to a head-scratching 16-14 Penn State loss to struggling Illinois that seemed to bite in a way few have for the undermanned Nittany Lions the last few seasons.

Monday, November 24, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Notre Dame is a loss to rival Southern California away from one of the worst collapses in the program's history.

Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday the biggest concern for Notre Dame (7-4) this week won't be the rivalry with Trojans (7-4), who are coming off a disappointing 38-20 loss to UCLA, but on finding a way to win.

"Finishing the season with a victory is all we're focused on," he said. "It's a great rivalry, great tradition, great history. But I think in a sense this week is about just finding a way to get a win for these guys."

Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24, 1982 Maura Hydro tallies a game-high 30 points to lead Marian to its first win of the season, a 64-47 decision over Allen. Hydro hits for seven points in the first quarter to help the Fillies gain a 10-point advantage and adds five more in the second frame to boost the margin to 36-19. The winners, coached by Elsie Tolan, also receive nine points from Sharon Goodman, while Mary Rose Delpero and Diane Decker each contribute eight.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mike Bugarewicz hasn't realized just yet that he's "Living The Dream".

"It's been really exciting, surreal and to tell you the truth it's an amazing feeling," the Lehighton native and chief engineer for NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick said four days after the latter won the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida to win "The Chase".

Harvick entered the finale as one of four finalists to win the championship. Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano were the other three.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Tigers' season ends

PECKVILLE There's no denying that the Northwestern Tigers battled their way through every game this season and their 35-27 loss to Dunmore in the PIAA playoffs was no different. The Bucks were unable to gain any true knockout punch, since every time they thought they had delivered one, the Tigers would come back to deliver a blow of their own.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Two duck hunters have their shotguns at the ready as they watch for a flight of sea ducks on a cast-and-blast trip on the Chesapeake Bay aboard the "Chesapeake Charm" with Capt. Phil Langley of Fish the Bay Charters.

DAMERON, Md. – Today's opening of the four-day statewide Pennsylvania bear season and the following Monday, Dec. 1, opening of the two-week firearms deer season represents the highlight of the hunting calendar for many.

Then, it all comes to a crashing halt for all, other than the flintlock muzzleloader and late season bowhunters. There is an option, however, who want to restart their hunting adventures and enjoy the potential of catching a trophy fish as well.