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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Time to tell you about a workout supplement that worked too well. Again.

October is when serious cyclists get serious in the weight room, but last October I was feeling so beat up and weak that I couldn't imagine lifting with any intensity.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

BANGOR - With Phil Vass in the backfield, Bangor doesn't need a short field to score.

But the Slaters got the benefit of good field position on four of the first five drives and took advantage of it, jumping out to a quick 26-0 lead on their way to a 47-12 mercy rule win over Palmerton.

The Bombers committed three turnovers in the first quarter. Each led to a Bangor touchdown as Vass ran for three scores in the first period and four in the game.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Ardian Komoni (left) and Dominick Ammirato double-team East Stroudsburg South's Coddy torino as they block during an offensive drive on Friday night.

There were a lot of ups-and-downs for the Pleasant Valley football team in its game with East Stroudsburg South on Friday night.

Fortunately for the Bears, they ended the game with three big 'ups' and came out on top of the Cavaliers.

On a night when Pleasant Valley let three potential touchdowns slip through its fingers, the Bears still clung to a four-point lead early in the fourth with South driving. It was then that a string of three plays helped propel the locals to the 21-10 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Apparently the short punishment given Everett Golson by head coach Brian Kelly last Saturday night for violating team rules, was an inspiration for the young Irish quarterback because he had his best game of the season in Notre Dame's romp over Miami, 41-3.

Golson, as you know, didn't start and miss all of three plays. Tommy Rees started and took three snaps then gave way to Golson, who promptly led the Irish the final 69 yards of a 88 yard drive for the game's first TD.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Upon the completion of last night's 56-20 Schuylkill League football win by Shenandoah Valley over visiting Panther Valley, the victors' head coach seemed disgruntled.

In fact, Nick Sajone seemed angered with his team's performance and continued to focus on the necessary improvements that his squad needs to take into account.

"Our special teams play was just bad, bad, bad, bad," Sajone lamented. "We didn't play poised. We just did a lot of dumb stuff."

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission personnel will conduct free tours Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. of State Game Lands 110 in Berks and Schuylkill counties and SGLs 211 in Dauphin and Lebanon counties will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SOLOMONS, Md. – Three years ago, knowing the attraction of catching giant striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay has for anglers in the mid-Atlantic states, a group of people hit upon an idea to benefit the Greenwell Foundation – a non-profit organization supporting Greenwell State Park along the Patuxent River -- and other organizations by combining the fishing with a charitable cause.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October 13, 1997 - Northwestern's boys soccer team took Catasauqua to overtime and gained some revenge over the playoff-bound Roughies wih a 2-0 win.

The Tigers scored both goals in overtime with Mike Kistler and Luke Lemonnier finding the net.

Linc Gergar had seven saves for the Tigers, who finished the regular season at 9-6-3.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
ron gower/times news Northwestern's Cam Richardson (9) is wrapped at the line of scimmage by Northern  Lehigh's Chance DeLong (4).

Just 93 seconds into the game, Northern Lehigh wasn't looking very 'special.'

The remaining 46+ minutes was another story, however.

After digging itself an early hole with some shaky special team play, the Bulldogs bounced back and rolled to a 57-19 mercy-rule victory over Northwestern on Friday night.

"By far, this was our best effort of the season," said Northern Lehigh coach Joe Tout. "We took a major step forward defensively. From last week to this week was a huge difference.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Marian High School announces Hall of Fame class

Marian High School's Hall of Fame will induct its fifth group of honorees at their bi-annual banquet, which will take place in the Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford on Sunday, Oct. 21 with dinner scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

This years honorees are Joe Antinozzi (1978), Greg Chelak (1981), Patti Oakes Freiler (1986), Joe Gillespie (1991), Justen Hackenberg (1991), Dave Labosky (1974), Mike Makovec (1991), Rick Marsilio (1986), Tom Marsilio (1988) and Joe Prekopa (1971).