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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Last year, students from 24 counties – including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton – participated in the Wildlife Leadership Academy.

This year, academy director Michele Kittell hopes for even more statewide representation and is accepting applications until Sunday, April 1. Applicants between the ages of 14-17 are eligible to attend one of two field schools: Pennsylvania Bucktails, which focuses on whitetail deer, or Pennsylvania Brookies, which focuses on brook trout and coldwater fisheries.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

If you immerse yourself in the ocean of presently available health and fitness information, you'll find the waters something other than smooth. The Internet and all the technology it has spawned not only delivers research results faster than ever before, but it has also sired what Marco Bertamini of the University of Liverpool and Mangus Munafo of the University of Bristol call in the January issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science "bite-size science," a trend towards smaller research papers based on fewer studies.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Experienced hunters and trappers who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for the Pennsylvania Game Commission's basic Hunter-Trapper Education, Successful Bowhunting, Successful Furtaking and Successful Turkey Hunting courses, as well as future courses under consideration, are being sought by the agency.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lehighton High School senior Kaycie Andrew will continue her academic and field hockey careers at Division III Eastern University in Philadelphia.

Andrew was a three-year member of the Indian varsity field hockey team, where she played left wing. During her career, she scored 17 goals and had 23 assists for the Indians.

In addition to field hockey, Andrew was a member of the girls soccer team and also participated in chorus and SAGE.

She is the daughter of Vaughn and Lisa and plans to major in Physical Therapy and Exercise Science at Eastern University.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Bulldogs' Baumann will wrestle at King's

Northern Lehigh High School senior Kyle Baumann has announced that he will continue his academic and wrestling careers at Division III King's College.

Baumann was a three-year member of the varsity wrestling team at Northern Lehigh. This year, he competed at the 132 pound weight class and posted a record of 15-11.

In addition to wrestling, Baumann was also a member of the Bulldogs football team where he played running back and linebacker.

He is the son of Chris and Bekki Baumann and plans to major in Athletic Training at King's.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2, 1973 George Donchez collects 12 points and pulls down 10 rebounds to help lead Palmerton to a 55-54 victory over Pine Grove in the District 11 Class B playoffs. The Blue Bombers hit 10 free throws during the fourth quarter to hang on for the win. Jan Krawchuk finishes the contest with 10 points while Jim Hay tallies nine points and hauls in 16 rebounds.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will inducted it 2012 class on May 27 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2 p.m. with the induction ceremony to follow.

This year's class includes the follow members:

TAMAQUA - Dave "Whitey" Williams; George Krell; Howard Arner.

JIM THORPE - James Sofranko; Art Guth.

NESQUEHONING - Jack "K.O." Sweeney; George Roscoe; Mike Kurash.

LEHIGHTON - Robert Shaffer; Marvin Barry; Bob Hofford

SUMMIT HILL - Thomas Wehr; Will Derby.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pleasant Valley advanced to the championship game Greater Pocono Junior High Basketball Tournament.

JUNIOR HIGH

BASKETBALL

8TH GRADE

Warren Hills-

Pleasant Valley

Matt Pierce hit a clutch three-pointer with seven seconds left and later added two big free throws to help Pleasant Valley defeat Warren Hills, 32-29, in the semifinals of the Greater Pocono Basketball Tournament.

Brendan Kearns and Austyn Borre added ten and nine points respectively in the win.

The Bears (19-4) will now play Saturday in the championship game.

Friday, March 2, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Kelly Shober lays up a shot from underneath the basket as Notre Dame's Tolu Oladugbewo watches.

STROUDSBURG – With only eight seconds remaining in regulation and perhaps its season, the Marian girls' basketball team found itself down by two points to Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.

Marian head coach Paul Brutto had just called timeout and was drawing up a play in the huddle.

"It was pretty tense," admitted Brutto. "Our season was basically on the line. We executed that out of bounds play to perfection and Danielle (Tristani) was able to finish the shot. It was a great inbound pass.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Bulldogs' Bastardi will play hoops at Misericordia

Northern Lehigh High School senior Christina Bastardi has announced plans to continue her academic and basketball career at College Misericordia

Bastardi has been a four-year member of the Bulldogs varsity, starting since her freshman year at point guard. This past season, Bastardi had career-high offensive numbers in helping Northern Lehigh reach the District 11 Class AA semifinals. She scored 258 points (10.8 ppg.) and led the team in three-pointers with 11. She also shot 65 percent from the free throw line.