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Monday, March 4, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Ty Herzog (right) and Mark Maloney of Bethlehem Catholic lock up in the 152-pound Class AA Regional semifinal. Herzog won the bout, 5-2, and went on to capture the Regional title.

WEST LAWN - Northern Lehigh's Ty Herzog redeemed himself by earning gold last week at 152 pounds, atoning for his loss in the district final a season ago.

His quest for redemption continued in the Class AA Southeast Regional finals on Saturday, as he captured the title with a convincing win over Halifax's Robbie Moretz, who came into the match with a 39-0 record.

Monday, March 4, 2013
mike feifel/times news Pleasant Valley's Kenny Yanovich (left) battles Easton's Evan Fidelibus in the Class AAA Regional semifinals.  Yanovich won the bout.

Kenny Yanovich looked bummed Saturday night.

He sat on the cold floor in the hallway of Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium with his head slumped. His body language personified someone struggling to deal with what just had happened to him on the main stage of the Northeast Regional 3A tournament.

He wondered what he has to do to beat Parkland's Ethan Lizak.

The Trojan junior went demolition style on Yanovich in the 113-pound finals Saturday night, making a 12-2 major decision over Yanovich look easy.

It's that easy part that Yanovich didn't like.

Monday, March 4, 2013

With his credentials on the field and in the classroom, it seemed logical that Northern Lehigh's Caleb Johnson had to be one of the favorites to win this year's Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete award.

But depsite being a two-way Colonial League all-star player and the fact he's an honor student who'll be attending Harvard University in the fall, the thought of being one of the front-runners was inconceivable to Johnson.

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4, 1968 Four Panther Valley players score in double figures as the Panthers defeat Freeland, 66-56, in the District 11 Class B semifinals. Joe Dietz tallies a game-high 20 points for the winners while Bob Polinsky pours in 16. With the score tied 11-11 in the first quarter, PV uses a 23-7 run that gives it a 16-point halftime lead. The Panthers, coached by John Harkins, also receive 13 points from Bernie Krasnisky and 11 from Kieran Sharpe.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

WEST LAWN For three TIMES NEWS area wrestlers, a trip to states is just one step away.

Lehighton's Connor Frey, Northern Lehigh's Ty Herzog and Northwestern's Michael Ortiz all earned their way into the Southeast Regional semifinals.

All three need to win just one more match (either in the semis or in the consolation round) to advance to Hershey.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"That fitness kook is crying wolf again."

If that's what you're thinking after reading the headline, you're wrong. Well, I may be a kook, but just like smoking a single cigarette, a single bad meal certainly affects you.

In fact, the sentiment contained in the headline is why I got interested in nutrition as a teenager. To say I loved food, especially unhealthy food, back then would be right on target.

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Shackleton, Pielmeier claim gold

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP - In fourth place after 100 yards and third after 150, Northwestern representative Trey Shackleton knew he had little time left to make a splash in his first District 11 race - the boys 200 freestyle.

But his final kick over the race's last 50 meters was enough to not only win the race, but drop a full two seconds off the district record at the first day of the Class AA swimming championships, held yesterday afternoon at Parkland High School.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2, 1991 Northern Lehigh's Bob Wetzel and Mike Reichard both gain gold medals at the District 11 Class AA wrestling championships. Wetzel earns an 8-5 victory over Pine Grove's Dan Zerbe in their 130-pound title bout, while Reichard captures his title by winning a 6-3 decision over Catasauqua's Joe Stofko at 140 pounds. The Bulldogs, coached by Bob Kern, also have three wrestlers claim runner-up spots Ivan Rosario (125), Chris Zimmerman (171) and Chad Rehrig (189).

Saturday, March 2, 2013

First Frontier Militia, the muzzleloader branch of Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club and a member club of the Pennsylvania Federation of Black Powder Shooters, will conduct its first event of the season, Sunday, March 10, beginning at 9 a.m.

Matches are held for flintlock and traditional exposed hammer percussion firearms typical of those of the pre-1840 era. Paper targets are shot at distances of 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards, and novelty matches – including those from Colonial times, such as "over-the-log" – are also held.

Saturday, March 2, 2013



Although the opening of Pennsylvania's spring gobbler season is eight weeks away, hunters right now have the opportunity to pursue some big birds.

No not that big yellow bird, but rather thousands of big, white birds whose overabundant population is threatening their own and other waterfowl breeding grounds.

Waterfowl hunters have a special opportunity to take snow geese in Pennsylvania through April 26 because of the Conservation Snow Goose Season established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.