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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beginning Monday, hunting spring gobblers in Pennsylvania becomes a pre-dawn to post-dusk affair.

This is the third year that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has allowed turkey hunters to hunt from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset the second half of spring gobbler season. This year the regulation remains in effect through the Friday, May 31, final day of the season.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Panther Valley baseball team closed out its season with a win on Friday.


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The Panthers came a way with a 9-0 shutout win over Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.

Matt Buss went two-for-three with a double and two runs scored, Kyle Ferryman was two-for-two with three RBI and Jake Kusko was two-for-three with a double and run scored for the Panthers (5-15).

Luke Stano pitched a complete game shutout for the win.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

More than seven square miles were added to the State Game Lands system by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners at its recent quarterly meeting. Included was the agency's largest land acquisition in Luzerne County in more than 50 years and the addition of a 384-acre tract to SGLs 217 on the northern slope of the Blue Mountain in Schuylkill County's West Penn Township.

Saturday, May 11, 2013
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Kiersten Greisback steps into a throw from the outfield.

Sometimes, the bats just never get started.

Such was the case in yesterday's Mountain Valley Conference softball game between Stroudsburg and Pleasant Valley, as the Lady Mounties pulled out a 4-0 win over the previously-unbeaten (in the MVC) Lady Bears.

Stroudsburg definitely didn't suffer from the same misfortune, as two solo home runs and some other timely hits produced the win.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Brad Hurley was hired as the Panther Valley girls basketball coach at Thursday's school board meeting.

Hurley was hired on an 8-0 vote. His salary was set at $3,100.

A 2005 Jim Thorpe High School graduate, Hurley has been an assistant boys basketball coach the past three years, working one year at Pottsville Nativity and two years at Tamaqua.

Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2002 In the completion of a suspended game, Caleb Calarco singles home the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Tamaqua to a 7-6 victory over Marian. After Kyle Spotts tosses a scoreless top of the eighth, Tim Knappenberger works a one-out walk for the Raiders in the bottom half. Alex Zukus follows with a single to set up Calarco's run-scoring hit. In the contest, Curt Williams finishes with two hits for the winners.

Friday, May 10, 2013

There are a few major sports records that most people would classify as "unbreakable."

A couple that come to mind include Cal Ripken Jr.'s consecutive games-played streak (2,632), Wayne Gretzky's 215 points in a season, Pete Rose's 4,256 all-time hits, Pistol Pete's average of 44.2 points-per-game in a college career, Brett Favre's consecutive games-played streak (297), and Cy Young's 511 career wins.

Friday, May 10, 2013
The winners in the 14-15-year old age group at the ninth annual Blue Bomber Football Invitational Weightlifting Competition display their medals.

Over one hundred football players along with their family members, friends, and coaches packed the Palmerton High School gymnasium for the ninth annual Blue Bomber Football Invitational Weightlifting Competition recently.

For the second consecutive year, Whitehall captured the team championship on the strength of seven gold, five silver, and five bronze medals. The 44 team points earned by the Zephyrs were enough to comfortably better second place Palisades' 20 and third place Palmerton's 18 for the team title.

Friday, May 10, 2013
Area athletes capture 12 golds

MAHANOY CITY – Rebecca Minehan has vaulted her way to success by setting the bar high. Eric Hertzog has found personal achievement by hurdling every obstacle put in his path. Christine Streisel has distanced herself from the rest of the field by successfully throwing her weight around.

All three Tamaqua track and field standouts entered yesterday afternoon's Schuylkill League Championships with a target on their backs, but true to form, all three left Mahanoy Area's Alumni Field with gold around their necks.

Friday, May 10, 2013

LEGEND: Blue Mountain (BM), Mahanoy Area (MA), Minersville (M), North Schuylkill (NS), Pine Grove (PG), Schuylkill Haven (SH), Weatherly (W), Jim Thorpe (JT), Marian Catholic (MC), Nativity (N), Panther Valley (PV), Pottsville (P), Shenandoah Valley (SV), Tamaqua (T).


100 - 1. Daniel McSurdy (NS) 10.85, 2. Chris Bruno (MC) 11.02, 3. Tyler Hope (T) 11.16, 4. Matthew Gownley (NS) 11.34, 5. Khaaliq Lynch (JT) 11.44, 6. Dalton Nunemacher (T) 11.48.