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Saturday, November 30, 2013

A male bear with an estimated live weight of 772 pounds is the heaviest of the 2,044 bears taken by Pennsylvania hunters after the first two days of the four-day statewide firearms season. Pennsylvania Game Commission officials will release the final totals for the season later, as well as the number taken during the five-day archery and other early seasons.

Over the first two days of the season, bears were taken in 51 counties. Tioga County produced the most bears with 154.

Saturday, November 30, 2013
With this year’s latter start to the statewide firearms deer season hunters may have more opportunity to hunt in the snow, which aids in tracking and seeing deer.

Break out all the clichés about good things coming to those who wait. Or, for Pennsylvania's deer hunters, maybe not, as they are just happy the wait is nearly over for the opening of the two-week statewide firearms season, Monday, Dec. 2.

This is the latest opener for the statewide firearms deer season, which ends Saturday, Dec. 14, in years because of the way the calendar falls this year. With the opening day of the season held the Monday following Thanksgiving, the season gets underway a week later than it does in some years.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30, 2001 Byron Haupt scores 12 second-quarter points to help Lehighton build a lead, and the Indians cruise to a 72-54 win over Palmerton. Haupt finishes with a game-high 18 points as Lehighton hands Jason Weaver his first victory as the Tribe's head coach. Ray Lenhart contributes 12 points in the win while Pete Balogach adds 10 and Danny Miller chips in with nine. For the Bombers, Craig Steigerwalt and Tony Chupa each hit for 14 points.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Tamaqua's Tyler Hope scores only TD for North

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - In many ways, the Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association Senior All-Star Classic isn't about who wins and who loses.

Put simply, the game serves as a means for some of Schuylkill County's finest players to suit up one more time with teammates and longtime rivals in a way not possible during the regular season.

It was fitting, then, that the North and South squads played to a 6-6 tie in this year's edition, held at Schuylkill Haven's Rotary Field on Wednesday.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Elks Hoop Shoot first place winners

The Tamaqua Elks held their 42nd annual National Hoop Shoot for boys and girls ages 8-13 years old. The winners of the contest will now advance to districts that will be held at Epiphany School in Sayre on January 25th. The Following were the winners; L-R: Ashley Jones (10-11), Zoe Seltzer (8-9), Brady Sherry (8-9), Derian Stianche (12-13), Luke VanBuskirk (10-11), Emily Titus (12-13).

Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29, 1997 John Stanko and Brad Yuricheck combine to go 9-of-10 at the free throw line during the fourth quarter as Panther Valley hangs on to defeat Jim Thorpe, 54-53, in the consolation game of the Schuylkill Haven Tipoff Tournament. Stanko finishes with a team-high 16 points for the Panthers, who turn a six-point third quarter deficit into a seven-point lead in the final frame. Josh Black ends with 13 and is named to the all-tournament team. PV, coached by Cas Kosciolek, also receives nine from Brad Yuricheck.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Elks Hoop Shoot second place winners

The following individuals were second place winners at the 42nd annual Tamaqua Elks National Hoop Shoot. The competition was held at the Tamaqua Elementary School. The event was run by Vaal E. Kester (Hoop Shoot director). L-R: Carley Krizansky (10-11), Blaise Gigli (8-9), Brayden Knoblauch (12-13), Ian Davis (10-11) Emily Amershek (12-13).

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 26, 1953 Maurice Schleicher tosses an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ken Snyder with 40 seconds left to play to lift Slatington to a 26-20 comeback win over rival Palmerton. The Slaters trail 20-6 heading into the final quarter before rallying for the victory. Schleicher finishes with a TD run and a pair of scoring passes. Dick Nissen contributes a six-yard scoring run and also catches a 22-yard TD strike. For the Blue Bombers, Manny Rodrigues scores all three of his team's touchdowns.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Senior League at White Birch announces award winners

This year's Senior League at White Birch Country Club in Tamaqua included, from left, Lou Higgins, Lee Gackenbach, Joe Sediva, Joe Macenka, Wilbur Ackerman, Manny Roman, Jim Malady, Tom Rees, Jack Phillips, Ted Bortnik, Joe Schweibinz, Ron Werner and Cip Vavra. Other members include Al Brandis, George Lill, Al Vavra, Jack Yaroma, Roland Marshall, Pete Karnish, Mike Terry and Dave Donelson.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Cole Miller signs to Penn State

Throughout his golf career at Northwestern Lehigh High School, Cole Miller has proven to be one of the top golfers in the state.
Now, a little more than a month after his second-consecutive second-place finish in the PIAA Class AA Golf Championships, the Tiger senior is set to take his playing career to the next level.
On Monday at Northwestern Lehigh High School, Miller — accompanied by his parents Carl and Jenny Miller, as well as Tiger head coach Tim Miller — signed his official Letter of Intent to attend Pennsylvania State University where he’ll continue his golf career.