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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Depending on your degree of superstition, you'd say my dad jinxed me. Or, depending on your definition of a cold, you'd say he hadn't and that my streak is still intact.

Either way, the story behind all this says something about how you can positively affect your health, so I'll use this week's column to share it with you.

I visited my father on the first day of fall. I told him he was sounding and looking much better after a protracted battle with a cold. He nodded and said, "You're lucky. I can't remember the last time you were sick."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 24, 1975 Ann Marie Kosciolek pours in a game-high 32 points to help the Marian girls open their season with a convincing 77-30 win over Mahanoy Area. The Fillies, who race to an 18-point halftime lead, put the game away with a 17-0 third quarter. Peggy Sue O'Donnell contributes to the win with 15 points while Cathy McClafferty tallies 10. Sharon Jaso also chips in with six points.

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23, 1950 Eddie Shubeck scores all four of his team's touchdowns to lead Coaldale to a 26-0 Thanksgiving Day win over rival Lansford. Shubeck reaches the end zone on runs of two, three, four and six yards and finishes the contest with 68 yards rushing. The Tigers' George Welsh runs for 40 yards and passes for 96 more. Coaldale's defense allows just 48 yards and also forces five turnovers, including interceptions by Bernie Karpa and Jake Novitsky.

Friday, November 23, 2012
Marian running back Dylan Quirk, playing for the North All-Star squad, tries to break away from Tri-Valley's Joe Dietrich during Wednesday's Schuylkill County Football Senior All-Star Classic. Other South defenders trying to bring down Quirk include Tri-Valley's Dalton Miller (25), Minersville's Joe Fedornak (72), Tri-Valley's Lyle Troutman (53) and Nativity's Nate Kustan (75). The North team posted a 35-21 victory. Ron Gower/TIMES NEWs

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – One thing all great football players have in common is that they love to play the game. In a sport where most teams don't even get to play a dozen games in a year, the great players relish every game, every series, every snap of their careers.

Some of Schuylkill County's greatest players were given one last chance to play a high school game Wednesday night. And they made the most of it, as the North topped the South, 35-21, in this year's Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association All Star Game, held at Schuylkill Haven's Rotary Field.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Induction of the 2012 Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame will take place during halftime of the SCFCA All-Star Game tonight at 7 p.m at Rotary Field, Schuylkill Haven.

Inductees are: Joe Pilconis, Mahanoy Area; John Davis, Schuylkill Haven; Bill Schwalm, Williams Valley; Bill Kierlawich, Cardinal Brennan (at-large).

Joe Pilconis, Mahanoy Area

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The final week of Grid Picks is among us and with a couple of Turkey Day games and high school playoffs on this week's slate there is still hope for this writer to finish in third place.

After finishing lower the last couple of years, I'll consider that a victory.

So before I get all tuned in to the upcoming basketball, wrestling and swimming season, it's time to give the crystal ball one more big try so here goes:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21, 2003 Northern Lehigh records its eighth shutout of the season as Aaron Bortz collects three of his team's five sacks in a 6-0 win over Delone Catholic in the PIAA Class AA Eastern semifinals. The Bulldogs, coached by Jim Tkach, hold their opponent to just two first downs and 48 total yards. Eric Hontz and Craig Plotsko record the other sacks. Nolehi's only score comes late in the first half when Pete Wayda tosses a 28-yard touchdown pass to Ty Tkach. The Bulldogs also receive 109 yards rushing from Jake Serfass.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Elk Lighting wins Carbon County Cup Tourney

The Panther Valley U10 Elk Lighting Bald Eagles won first place in the Carbon County Cup Tournament Nov. 3. Team members are first row, from left, Jonathan Byers and Cody Werkheiser. Second row, Michael Pascoe, Carly Heffelfinger, Autumn Steibler, and Emma Kattner. Third row, Kaylee Bukowski, Jason Lin, Charizma Hiles and Zander Bauer. Emily Hass was also on the team.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Aimee Oertner, a 2012 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, was named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week on Nov. 12. The honor followed Oertner's debut in the Army basketball team's opener, where she collected a double-double to lead the Black Knights to a 65-62 victory at Wagner.