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Saturday, November 24, 2012

This moment, being the end of the 2012 Penn State football season, seemed like a million miles away when the Jerry Sandusky Child Abuse scandal broke last year.

So many things have happened between then and now.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Much has changed since the days when deer hunters took to the woods for Pennsylvania's firearms buck season. In the last 50 years there have been major changes in safety regulations and to the way the Pennsylvania Game Commission manages the statewide deer herd

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Depending on your degree of superstition, you'd say my dad jinxed me. Or, depending on your definition of a cold, you'd say he hadn't and that my streak is still intact.

Either way, the story behind all this says something about how you can positively affect your health, so I'll use this week's column to share it with you.

I visited my father on the first day of fall. I told him he was sounding and looking much better after a protracted battle with a cold. He nodded and said, "You're lucky. I can't remember the last time you were sick."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

This moment, being the end of the 2012 Penn State football season, seemed like a million miles away when the Jerry Sandusky Child Abuse scandal broke last year.

So many things have happened between then and now.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Just in time for the opening of the two-week statewide firearms deer season, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced an update to the "PA State Game Lands" app, which can be downloaded for most mobile devices through links on the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us).

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Depending on your degree of superstition, you'd say my dad jinxed me. Or, depending on your definition of a cold, you'd say he hadn't and that my streak is still intact.

Either way, the story behind all this says something about how you can positively affect your health, so I'll use this week's column to share it with you.

I visited my father on the first day of fall. I told him he was sounding and looking much better after a protracted battle with a cold. He nodded and said, "You're lucky. I can't remember the last time you were sick."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 24, 1975 Ann Marie Kosciolek pours in a game-high 32 points to help the Marian girls open their season with a convincing 77-30 win over Mahanoy Area. The Fillies, who race to an 18-point halftime lead, put the game away with a 17-0 third quarter. Peggy Sue O'Donnell contributes to the win with 15 points while Cathy McClafferty tallies 10. Sharon Jaso also chips in with six points.

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23, 1950 Eddie Shubeck scores all four of his team's touchdowns to lead Coaldale to a 26-0 Thanksgiving Day win over rival Lansford. Shubeck reaches the end zone on runs of two, three, four and six yards and finishes the contest with 68 yards rushing. The Tigers' George Welsh runs for 40 yards and passes for 96 more. Coaldale's defense allows just 48 yards and also forces five turnovers, including interceptions by Bernie Karpa and Jake Novitsky.

Friday, November 23, 2012
Marian running back Dylan Quirk, playing for the North All-Star squad, tries to break away from Tri-Valley's Joe Dietrich during Wednesday's Schuylkill County Football Senior All-Star Classic. Other South defenders trying to bring down Quirk include Tri-Valley's Dalton Miller (25), Minersville's Joe Fedornak (72), Tri-Valley's Lyle Troutman (53) and Nativity's Nate Kustan (75). The North team posted a 35-21 victory. Ron Gower/TIMES NEWs

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – One thing all great football players have in common is that they love to play the game. In a sport where most teams don't even get to play a dozen games in a year, the great players relish every game, every series, every snap of their careers.

Some of Schuylkill County's greatest players were given one last chance to play a high school game Wednesday night. And they made the most of it, as the North topped the South, 35-21, in this year's Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association All Star Game, held at Schuylkill Haven's Rotary Field.