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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Last week's column explained how the reduction in your metabolic rate is what does in most diets and how exercise helps negate that. But that's not news to those who regularly read this column.

The following benefit of exercise during dieting, however, should be.

While exercise expends energy, meaning you burn calories, it actually reduces your urge to eat immediately afterwards, according to a study performed at Brigham Young University.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Powerful Catty ends NL season

CATASAUQUA It was supposed to be a rebuilding season for Northern Lehigh.

Instead, the 2012 Bulldogs just added to the program's mansion of success.

Unfortunately for Northern Lehigh, it ran into a bulldozer in the opening round of the District 11 Class AA playoffs.

Unbeaten Catasauqua ended the Bulldogs' expansion plans and their season with a 45-13 mercy-rule rout on Friday night.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Last year, scenes such as this took place a record total of 4,350 times in Pennsylvania, as bear hunters broke the previous record of 4,164 bears taken in 2005.

A few years ago, American Hunter, one of the magazines published by the National Rifle Association, rated Pennsylvania as one of the top five states in the Lower 48 as a destination for bear hunters.

Even without baiting and hunting with dogs being legal, Pennsylvania still rated high with the editors of the magazine. What makes the ranking even more impressive is that when the article appeared, the Pennsylvania Game Commission had not yet established the statewide archery bear season.

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9, 1968 Dan Truskey carries 11 times for 128 yards and scores two touchdowns to help Tamaqua post a 32-13 victory over West Hazleton. Truskey, who also tosses a 51-yard scoring pass to Charlie Ike, reaches the end zone on runs of 60 and 14 yards. The Blue Raiders, coached by Walt Ligenza, also receive a pair of touchdowns from Dave Lehatto. Lehatto scores on runs of two and four yards and finishes the contest with 46 yards. Fran Boyle adds 47 yards on the ground.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Marian volleyball team finally knows its opponent and site for their PIAA State Volleyball Tournament state quarterfinal round game.

The District 11 champion Filies (17-1) will meet District 1 champ Country Day Sacred Heart (14-5) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Muhlenberg High School near Reading.

Country Day Sacred Heart beat District 12 champ MaST Community Charter, 3-0, on Thursday.

Friday, November 9, 2012

By ED HEDES

ehedes@tnonline.com

With the regular season put to bed, things get a little tougher here as we set sight on the post-season.

By the looks of the standings, the real battle is for second place where as many as seven or eight of our prognosticators have a shot at those honors.

Right now myself, Bob Ford and Mike Haines are all tied for that spot but it's anybody's guess who will sit there when the Grid Picks season winds down.

So with some interesting matchups upon us, let's roll the dice and see what comes up:

Friday, November 9, 2012

Jim Thorpe's outstanding season was rewarded with six First Team selections on the Schuylkill League Boys Division I Soccer All-Star team. The Olympians were represented with the league's highest honors by Corey Ligenza, Matt Rich, Mike Principe, Steve Principe, Shane Bliecher-Otto and Justin Kaminski.

The Olympians' mentor Tony Division followed suite by being named the league's Double A Coach of the Year.

A trio of Tamaqua players Anatoly Dermo, Justin Delp and Eric Hertzog also landed themselves positions on Division I's First Team.

Friday, November 9, 2012

John Hackash of Lansford was inducted into the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Athletic Hall of Fame on September 28 for his outstanding contributions on the athletic fields. Hackash is a 1963 graduate of the Print Shop/Graphic Arts program at Thaddeus Stevens.

His athletic accomplishments include being a three-year starter for the Stevens basketball team, during which he averaged 15 points per game and was the team's leading rebounder, serving also as a co-captain in '63. He also participated in the Track and Field team as a high hurdler and a 440-yard runner.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It seems like just yesterday area high school teams were sweating it out in the August heat, hitting the sled, and running 100-yard sprints to prepare themselves for the upcoming football season.

Well, in a blink of an eye the season has passed and now it's do or die time, it's time for the District 11 playoffs.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
brad hurley/times news Lehighton's Jacen Nalesnik is congratulated by head coach Tom McCarroll for winning the TIMES NEWS Player of the Week award. Nalesnik carried 21 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns last Saturday in a 27-6 win over Jim Thorpe.

First year head coach Tom McCarroll and the Lehighton football team did not get off to the start they wanted.

The Indians lost their first four games of the year, but as they say in the sports world it's not how you start it's how you finish. The young Indians bunch finished well, winning two out of three to end the season. They upset District 11 AAAA qualifier East Stroudsburg South, lost a two-point heartbreaker to Pocono Mountain West, and then shut down Jim Thorpe's powerful offense to defeat the Olympians last week by 21 points.