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Saturday, March 19, 2011

We live at fast pace and seem to like it that way.

We multitask as much out of want as out of need.

Teens text message, listen to music, and surf the Internet while they do homework. Mothers watch television, wash laundry, and wash dishes while they cook a week's worth of suppers. Fathers answer e-mails, check sports scores, and make business calls while keeping one eye on the little league game.

Suggesting meditation in such a society is a hard sell.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

This year's "Little Schuylkill One Fly Contest" will be held, Saturday, March 26, with registration from 7-8 a.m., at Rivers Fly Fishing, New Ringgold.

Event organizer Joe DeMarkis said this is the 10th year for the event and it keeps getting better with teams traveling from as far as New Jersey in hope of winning the title. Each team of two anglers will fish two separate beats for 90 minutes each while trying to catch the largest fish and the most fish in inches, the two award categories. A $25 donation per angler will help future stocking and stream improvement projects.

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe told the delegates attending the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs spring convention that the statewide results for the 2010-11 deer seasons reflect that the agency's deer-management plan is achieving its goals.

LEWISBURG Hunter success in Wildlife Management Unit 4C, which includes the major portion of Carbon County, for the 2010-11 deer seasons exceeded the statewide results according to estimated deer totals released last week by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March 19, 2001 Tamaqua's singles players all win in straight sets and the Blue Raiders open their tennis season with a 5-0 victory over Lehighton. Zach Cheese gained a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles while Brandon Burkett (6-4, 6-1 at No. 2) and Mike Towle (6-0, 6-0 at No. 3) also cruise to victory. Tamaqua also gains doubles wins from the teams of Alec Troxell/Jon Dewire and Todd Dewire/Craig Krausse.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

PHILADELPHIA Another overtime for Ben Clymer. And unfortunately, another overtime loss.

The former Northwestern Lehigh wrestling standout and current Hofstra University 184-pounder saw his NCAA Division 1 Championships end Friday morning when he dropped a 2-1 decision to Navy's Luke Rebertus in the second round of consolations.

Clymer, who finished his season with a 22-10 record, opened the tournament with a tough 4-2 defeat in extra time to the sixth-seeded Ryan Loder of Northern Iowa.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The 7th Annual Biddy Basketball Tournament hosted by SS.Peter/Paul's CYO Program will be held Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lehighton Area Middle School.

Following is this year's tournament schedule:

Game 1 (9 a.m.) - Palmerton Youth Basketball Association vs Jim Thorpe Olympians

Game 2: (10 a.m.) - St.John Vianney (Allentown) vs Panther Valley Middle School

Game 3: (11 a.m.) - St.Peter's (Reading) vs Palmerton Youth Basketball Association

Game 4: (12 Noon) - Jim Thorpe Olympians vs St.John Vianney (Allentown)

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Madison Burns of Northwestern swims the butterfly leg of the 200 IM on Wednesday at the PIAA Class AA Swim Championships. Burns won a gold medal in the event.

LEWISBURG One down. One to go.

Fresh off of her two gold-medal winning performances at districts nearly two weeks ago, Northwestern's Madison Burns was back in the pool Wednesday evening in the first of her two PIAA Class AA championship events held at Bucknell University.

As it turned out, Burns picked up right where she left off.

Burns captured state gold in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:00.48 seconds. She needed every millisecond, as she bested Maria Georger of Mercyhurst Prep (District 10) by nine-one-hundredths of a second.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Kayla Hope (right) and Oley Valley's Jasmen Clark go after a loose ball during Wednesday's PIAA Class AAA playoff game.

HAMBURG - It was the quarter Tamaqua could not afford to have.

Tied at 27 with District 3 champion Oley Valley at halftime, the Lady Raiders came out with their worst shooting period of the season, missing all nine shots from the field in the third quarter and scoring just one point.

While the Lady Lynx managed just six points in the stanza, it gave them the lead they protected the rest of the way for a 52-46 victory Wednesday night in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs at Hamburg High School.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

After an undefeated regular season, the Pleasant Valley boys' 8th grade basketball team fell to Pocono Mountain West in the Greater Pocono championship, 27-26.

The Bears finish their season with a 22-1 overall record and defeated their opponents by an average of 19.5 points-per-game.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17, 1941 Lee Shuck scores a game-high 13 points to help East Mauch Chunk post a 38-28 victory over Mauch Chunk Catholic in both team's season finale. Johnny Watto adds 10 points for the winners, coached by John "Bud" Eiler, while Eddie "Eppie" Herman contributes 10. East Mauch Chunk, the champions of the Mountain League, take control of the game with a 9-3 third quarter. Paul Solski tallies nine points to lead Mauch Chunk Catholic.