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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Karolina Vavra and Sami Vavra helped break a longtime East Stroudsburg University record during the second day of the PSAC Swimming Championships on Friday.

The Vavras, both graduates of Panther Valley, were part of the 200 free relay that sliced more than a second off the old ESU mark set 34 years ago.

The quartet of Karoline (a freshman), Sami (a junior), Kimberly Lawson and Andrea Tremper combined for a time of 1:37.70, breaking the mark of 1:38.82 recorded back in 1978.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Indiana senior Allysa Vavra continued her conference domination in the individual medley events, setting a new Big Ten meet record en route to victory in the 200 IM on day two of the 2012 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 1969 Bill Stulginsky tallies a team-high 21 points to help Marian gain a 64-56 Anthracite League victory over Weatherly. The Colts, who also receive 17 points from Bill's brother Ed Stulginsky, use a 12-0 run in the second quarter to open up a 25-12 advantage. John Teprovich contributes 11 points to the win while Tom Andregic chips in with seven. For the Wreckers, Barry Knepper scores a game-high 23 points.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials announced that a Lancaster County hunter has undergone post-exposure rabies shots after harvesting and field dressing a deer Friday, Jan. 20, in Chester County that ultimately tested positive for rabies.

"The hunter contacted us about his concerns that the deer was unfit for human consumption," PGC wildlife conservation officer John Veylupek said. "The hunter said that he saw the deer standing in a creek, straining and growling and he thought there was a coyote nearby from the sounds the deer was making.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Bears fall in finals PM West cruises to MVC championship

STROUDSBURG – The Pleasant Valley boys' basketball team was flying high after its overtime win over Stroudsburg in the Mountain Valley Conference semi-finals on Wednesday.

Pocono Mountain West was more than happy to bring the Bears back down to earth.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tri-Valley 'storms' to win over Fillies Bulldogs breeze to Schuylkill League girls title

POTTSVILLE It was the "Perfect Storm" and Marian sailed right into it.

Friday night in the Schuylkill League championship game, the Fillies felt the fury of Tri-Valley's powerful defense.

The impact left Marian helpless to prevent a disaster.

Tri-Valley jumped out to a commanding early lead and rolled to a 48-21 victory.

As if a 33-point regular season loss to the undefeated Bulldogs wasn't enough to overcome, Marian was forced to deal with several other factors that combined to create a "Perfect Storm" that it couldn't outrun.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Much has been written about the degree to which the incessant advertising of unhealthy foods affects Americans, especially impressionable children. My opinion on the matter might be best summarized by explaining one of my favorite installments of the "Speed Bump" comic strip.

An inventor sits in a patent office with a large disk that has dials and needles on his lap, waiting. Seated on the other side of the desk, the patent officer looks at the gizmo skeptically.

Finally, he says, "Here's my wallet, my keys, and an application for your so-called mind-control device."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

HARRISBURG – Although weather problems have placed the trapping of wild pheasants in Midwestern States on hold for release in the Pennsylvania Game Commission Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, PGC Bureau of Wildlife Management director Cal DuBrock said at the agency's quarterly meeting in January that plans are on schedule for stocking birds for this year's hunting seasons.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cuz-N-Joe's Place, R.R. Frey Services and Ryan's Oil & Heating all posted victories on Wednesday night to remain undefeated and tied atop the standings in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's winter basketball league.


Pereira's/Joey B's-

The Batter's Box

Pereira's Kwik Stop/Joey B's broke into the win column with a 65-50 victory over The Batter's Box.

Peter Balogach paced Pereira's/Joey B's with 19 points, while Zach Tofany added 15.

Brad Yuricheck led The Batter's Box with 11 points.

Longboard Surfers-Ryan's Oil & Heating

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17, 1956 Ed Kostishion scores a game-high 25 points and Jim Thorpe uses a strong third quarter to gain a 69-34 Black Diamond League win over Blythe Township. The Olymians, coached by Ossie Maehrer, hold a seven-point lead at halftime but use a 28-4 third frame to pull away from their opponent. Kostishion hits 11 foul shots during his big outing, while Dave Anewalt contributes 11 points. The winners also receive 10 points from Mike Hurley.