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Saturday, November 3, 2012

GETTYSBURG – For one group of local muzzleloader hunters, it was business as usual during the October antlerless season when they successfully took deer on a friend's farm near Gettysburg.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

It was the biggest win of the Brian Kelly era at Notre Dame and the biggest win for the Irish in the BCS era last week. ND went into Norman, Oklahoma, and racked up an impressive win over the Sooners, who were ranked eighth at the time, and making a move back to the national title race spotlight.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

There's always a danger in likening sports to war. You may offend combat veterans because sports are not life or death. Except in the rarest of instances, in sports you live to play another day.

I do think insight can be gained through recognizing similarities, however, so please remember the definition of analogy a likeness of two things that are otherwise dissimilar and please don't take offense when this article likens dieting to one of the many unsavory elements of war, being held captive.

In both situations an outside force imposes control on you.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Final approval has been given by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners to a regulatory change to address violations of possessing, maintaining, operating, occupying or traveling on an all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile in violation of the state's Vehicle Code (Title 75).

Saturday, November 3, 2012

STROUDSBURG – The Pleasant Valley football team had a number of things go against it Friday night.

Unfortunately for the Bears, there were just too many things and they couldn't battle back from all of them.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Nittany Lions fell short last week against the Buckeyes in what was a loud and emotional Beaver Stadium. There were no big mistakes, no bad calls, well maybe one bad call on a defensive hold on an OSU punt, but it was simply that the Buckeyes were the better team.

The Penn State defense had a hard time handling the dynamic Braxton Miller and PSU also had a couple bad possessions in the redzone where they didn't convert possible touchdown scoring opportunities.

Saturday, November 3, 2012
alan Zuzic/special to the times news Northwestern quarterback Frank Dangello looks downfield as Catasauqua's Zachary Labezius (50) tries to chase him down.

Entering the final game of the season, Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder had to prepare his team for Catasauqua, who had clinched the Colonial League title outright last week.

Hurricane Sandy didn't help make things any easier for the Tigers' coaching staff to put together a game plan to slow down the Roughies, who were determined to finish the season with an unblemished record.

Catasauqua was on a mission for a perfect 10-0 mark and were able to fulfull it with a commanding 57-3 victory.

Friday, November 2, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Allentown Central Catholic's Jonathan Matejcek (center) has his shot blocked by Northwestern goalie Kyle Snyder (left) as Tiger defender Boston Furjanic hustles in from behind.

Central Catholic and Northwestern battled through a scoreless first half in Thursday's District 11 2A boys soccer semifinal at Northern Lehigh but it wasn't for a lack of effort.

Both the Vikings (9-7-4) and Tigers (15-5-1) were engaged in quite a physical contest that you knew something had to give.

The Tigers had more shots on goal, more corner kicks and way more chances than the Vikings, but it was the latter that scored on three of its four shots on goal for a 3-1 victory to end Northwestern's outstanding season.

Friday, November 2, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Emily Pilla (29) and Sophie Myers (28) go up for a block against Nativity. The Fillies swept the District 11 Class A volleyball semifinal, 3-0.

The Marian Fillies volleyball squad knew it had to play better coming into the District 11 semifinal game against Nativity last night.

The Fillies lost a battle of the unbeatens last Wednesday night, losing in the semis of the Schuylkill League Championships against Pottsville in three games. The Marian loss was all about errors, especially from the service line and this time around if the Fillies lost they would not get a chance to redeem themselves.

Friday, November 2, 2012

With the regular season winding down, we waited until Week No. 9 to gamble a little bit and all three of the tossups that we went out on a limb on lost.

Needless to say, Jason Boris, who studies the games more than anyone on the circuit, pulled out all of the close contests and had a 14-1 week last week.

Now, it's time to get down to the nitty gritty.