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Saturday, March 10, 2012

HERSHEY There's no denying Tamaqua's Colin Mashack has had an impressive sophomore season.

Besides reaching the state tournament and assuring himself the top medal finish among TIMES NEWS area Class AA wrestlers, the 106-pounder has already put his name high up on the Blue Raider single-season wins list.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ralph Martone, president of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners, has followed up on his commitment to make the workings of the board more open and transparent by announcing it will be hold a public working group meeting Monday, March 26, beginning at 8 a.m., at agency headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10, 1984 Diane Decker scores a game-high 18 points and pulls down nine rebounds to lead the Marian girls to a 49-37 victory over Saint Clair in the District 11 Class A championship game. The Fillies close the contest on a 12-2 run, which includes a 10-of-10 effort at the foul line. Mary Rose Delpero adds 10 points and seven boars to the winning effort, while Maura Hydro contributes nine points and seven rebounds. Marian, coached by Elsie Tolan, also receives eight points from Gracia Perilli.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

HARRISBURG – In presenting the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's 2011 annual report to the House Game and Fisheries Committee, executive director John Arway stressed the agency is remaining steadfast in achieving the goals of its five-year strategic plan, including finding ways to identify alternative funding sources in order to sustain the agency.

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Sean Bianco battles Dalton Macri of Canon-McMillan during their 113-pound quarterfinal round match in Hershey on Friday. Bianco dropped an 8-5 decision.

The pressure of being a senior at the PIAA wrestling tournament and not having a state medal on your resume can work on your conscience.

Pleasant Valley senior Michael Dahlstrom (126) wasn't shy to illustrate that fact following an up and down Friday afternoon at the Giant Center.

Dahlstrom lost his quarterfinal bout to Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca 3-0, but bounced back in the consolation round with a 5-3 decision over Evan Harkins of West Chester Rustin.

Friday, March 9, 2012
Bears start slow, finish strong

HERSHEY No matter how much you think you're prepared for the PIAA wrestling championships, there's always jitters for the participants.

That was the case for Pleasant Valley's Sean Bianco and Michael Dahlstrom in their preliminary bouts of the AAA tournament.

Both wrestlers succumbed to early takedowns by their opponents, but both used it as a catalyst to eventual victories Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center.

Bianco (113) looked rusty in the opening period against Derek Gulotta of Owen J. Roberts, as Gulotta maintained a 2-0 lead heading into the second period.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bloomsburg University field hockey player Courtney Berger was one of 11 Huskies recently named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Squad.

The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year.

Berger is a graduate of Lehighton and is in her freshman year at Bloomsburg. This past season Berger saw action in six games.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Erin Go Brawl kickboxing show scheduled for Saturday, March 10 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall has been postponed.

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9, 1934 Tommy McKeever comes off the bench and hits two key shots in the fourth quarter to help Summit Hill hold off Frackville, 27-24, in the District 11 playoffs. After Bobby Cooper hits a foul shot to tie the game and then drains a long jumper to give the Hillers the lead, McKeever keeps his team ahead by scoring the Hillers' final two field goals. Cooper finishes with a team-high 11 points for Summit Hill, coached by "Turk" Gerber. The winners also receive seven points from Joe Zellin.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lehighton junior field hockey player Sarah Keer has verbally committed to attend Temple University in the Fall of 2013.

The TIMES NEWS Field Hockey Player of the Year this past season tallied nine goals and added five assists, leading her team in scoring.

Sarah, the daughter of Tom and Christine Keer, will be joining an Owls squad that will start competing in the Big East Conference her freshman season.