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Saturday, December 15, 2012

With the two-week statewide general deer season closed, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe has reminded hunters to take the time to report their deer through the online reporting system, through the new toll-free Interactive Voice Response telephone reporting system or by using the postage-paid report cards included in the 2012-13 Digest provided free to each license buyer.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Louis Pasteur, the scientific giant who gave us pasteurization and the vaccine for rabies, said this about making scientific observations: "Chance favors only the prepared mind."

Alexander Fleming had such a prepared mind. Upon returning from a two-week vacation in 1928, he noticed that he had left out a culture plate smeared with staphylococcus bacteria in his laboratory.

As a result, it had grown fungus.

Friday, December 14, 2012

I'm as much against coaches running up scores as anyone you'll ever meet.

And since I heard about the 107-2 score from an Indiana high school girls basketball game, I've been trying to find evidence that Bloomington South head coach Larry Winters let competitiveness outweigh class in coaching his team to the 105-point victory over Arlington.

Friday, December 14, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Northwestern's Sara Jones looks for an open teammate against Northern Lehigh.

The Northwestern girls and Marian boys posted victories on Thursday night to remain undefeated.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

No. Lehigh-Northwestern

Northwestern jumped out to a 35-point first-half lead and ran away from Northern Lehigh, 67-20, in Colonial League play.

Sara Jones led the Lady Tigers with 15 points. Teammate Sabrina Mertz was close behind with 14. Erika Thomas added 11.

Northwestern (4-0) connected for eight three-pointers on the night.

The Bulldogs' leading scorer was Shannon Weil with seven points.

NORTHERN LEHIGH

Friday, December 14, 2012
Tri-Valley routs Lady Raiders

The Tri-Valley girls basketball team has enjoyed quite a lot of success over the last three seasons, advancing far into the state tournament in all three occasions.

The Lady 'Dawgs have come up a bit short of their overall goal, which of course is to win a state championship. However, this season it looks like head coach Bob Felty Jr. has worked out what little kinks there were to begin with. The Lady 'Dawgs showed last night against a good Tamaqua team that the only thing on their mind is getting to Hershey as they trounced the Raiders 72-29 for a non-league victory.

Friday, December 14, 2012
Five individuals, one team to be inducted

Five individuals and one team will be inducted into the Northern Lehigh Ring of Honor during halftime of tonight's basketball game between the Bulldogs and Northwestern.

The 2012-13 class will include Robert "Yogi" Edwards, Cathy Frohnheiser, Bruce Kemmerer, Kristin (Kern) Rose, Lloyd Williams and the 1953-54 Slatington "Iron Men" basketball team.

Below are short bios on each of the inductees.

Robert W. "Yogi" Edwards

Yogi graduated from Slatington High School in 1975 and was President of the National Honor Society.

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14, 1962 Ronnie Hydro's basket with two seconds left to play lifts Jim Thorpe to a 66-64 win over Lehighton. With his team trailing by one point, Hydro makes the first of two free throws to tie the game. He misses the second, but grabs the rebound and converts for the game-winner. Hydro finishes the contest with a game-high 19 points while George Armbruster finishes with 18. The Olympians, coached by Kenny Kline, also receive 12 points from Larry Morris and nine from Jack Kmetz.

Thursday, December 13, 2012
mike feifel/times news C.J. Young of Northern Lehigh (left) has control of Saucon Valley's Brody Bisson in the 138-pound bout. Young went on to post a decision.

The buzz surrounding the Colonial League matchup between Northern Lehigh and Saucon Valley was undeniable. The stage was set for Northern Lehigh to show that it was ready to compete with one of the top programs in the league.

Unfortunately, Saucon's experience and depth were too much for Northern Lehigh to handle on this night as the Bulldogs fell to the Panthers, 54-15.

C.J. Young picked up the first win for Northern Lehigh over Saucon's Brody Bisson, a 6-2 decision at 138 pounds.

Northern Lehigh coach Todd Herzog was especially pleased with Young's win over Bisson.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13, 1979 Palmerton, with the help of four pins, defeats East Stroudsburg for the first-time ever on the mats. The Blue Bombers receive falls from Bill Irving (98 pounds), Jan Smida (105), Mike Behler (119) and Scott Serfass (185). Dave Jones, at 145, and Glenn Cabrowsky, at 155, aid the Centennial League victory by registering major decisions. Palmerton, coached by John Balliet, also receives a decision win from Chris Campton at 138.

Thursday, December 13, 2012
photo courtesy of Lycoming athletics Lehighton High School graduate Cody Moyer (72) recently capped an outstanding career at Lycoming College. Moyer was a four-year starter and the only player in Lycoming history to be named to the D3 football.com All East Region team in back-to-back seasons.

From the classroom to the football field, Cody Moyer has carried a strong belief in the word, "no" all the way from Lehighton to Lycoming.

No excuses. No quit. No glory. No matter.