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Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 1980 Dennis Hartranft carries 13 times for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help Lehighton open the season with a 35-6 victory over Panther Valley. Hartranft scores on runs of 27 and 17 yards as the Indians rack up 272 yards on the ground. Barry Fisher adds 51 yards and a four-yard tally while Brian Bollinger hits paydirt from two yards out. Lehighton, coached by Jim Wentz, also receives a TD pass from Kevin Hunsicker to Mark Deeble.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Scurvy is a nasty disease. It causes collagen, the protein substance found in the fibers of connective tissue, bone, and cartilage, to form improperly, meaning wounds don't heal, gums bleed, and severe pain occurs.

If untreated, it leads to death.

But in 1747, James Lind, a Scottish naval surgeon, fed lemons and limes to sailors with scurvy, and soon the symptoms stopped. After a few years of stopping scurvy this way, Lind wrote a paper about it. The British Royal Navy was impressed and adopted the practice yet others kept searching for better treatments.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Two programs designed to promote family fishing are being sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission during the Labor Day weekend.

A series of six Family Fishing Festivals will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5, is the year's second and final "Fish-for-Free Day," which allows resident or non-resident anglers to legally fish without a fishing license on all Pennsylvania waters. All other fishing regulations still apply.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oil the shotguns, grab some boxes of steel shot shells and call out the dogs because this year's early Canada goose opens Thursday, Sept. 1, in Peannsylvania.

This year's early statewide season for resident Canada geese will continue through Saturday, Sept. 24. Other than for a few specific areas, the early season retains a daily bag limit of eight Canada geese and possession limit of 16.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Lehighton golf team and Tamaqua girls tennis team both posted victories on Friday.

GOLF

Lehighton-ES North

Lehighton picked up its first golf victory of the year, as the Indians knocked off East Stroudsburg North in Mountain Valley Conference action, 14 1/2-9 1/2.

North's Ken Dixon won the medalist honors with a 79. He was the only Timberwolf to shoot below 100.

Lehighton (1-2) were led by Alden Everett's 93. Jake Hoats (94), Nick Mantz (95) and PJ Salerno (96) shot under 100 as well.

Lehighton 14 1/2,

East Stroudsburg North 9 1/2

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 1951 A four-hit, two-run effort from Momrock helps White Bear claim a 9-5 win over Big Creek. The win, coupled with a forfeit by Long Run, allows White Bear to clinch the Carbon-Schuylkill League championship. Cal Mock gains the pitching win, striking out seven while pitching all nine innings. Johnny Feddock contributes a double and triple, and scores two runs while Bill Morgans adds two hits and three runs. The winners also receive two hits from Hettler and Damian.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Northwestern's golf team earned a Colonial League split on Thursday, defeating Saucon Valley while falling to Bangor.

The Tigers narrowly lost to the Slaters , 411-414, but had no problems with the Panthers, 414-432.

Northwestern's Cole Miller and Nick Vecellio tied for medalists honors as both finished with 74s.

SAUCON VALLEY (432)

Troy Heffelfinger 77, Alex Butrie 85, Ryan Kern 86, Ethan Gaither 89, Paul Sloand 95

BANGOR (411)

Ben Lentine 80, Alex Colton 81, Mike Hartzell 82, James Lobb 82, Justin Kosman 86

NORTHWESTERN (414)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Over the past week and a half Pennsylvania residents have been glued to their T.V. sets watching the amazing run the Keystone Little League team from Clinton County showcased. In Williamsport, the support proved to be even greater with over 167,000 fans showing up over a five-game stretch.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Panther Valley Little League East-West All-Star game was held recently and the West squad pulled out a 13-6 win, by virtue of their team's heavy hitting.

The victors scored their 13 runs on 14 hits throughout the contest with Kenny Pugh leading the way.

Pugh belted a home run, two doubles and a single and scored twice.

Teammate Anthony Micholik added three singles and scored three runs, while Teague Schmidt had two doubles, a single and scored a run.

Owen Snisky also chipped in with two singles to aid the well-rounded team effort.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25, 2004 Evan Couchman and Ryan Bogart both claim 3-0 wins to help Pleasant Valley roll to a 17-1 golf victory over East Stroudsburg North. The Bears also get a pair of 2 1/2-1/2 decisions from Greg Piechota and Ryan Blakeslee. Brad Yocum and Giles Santomauro are awarded forfeit wins. Santomauro will go on to win the TIMES NEWS Golfer of the Year in 2004 while Couchman gaines the same honor in 2006.