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Saturday, November 30, 2013

In an article published in early October in his syndicated column, "Stone Age Doc," Dr. Phillip J. Goscienski wrote that grains, sugar, and dairy products food sources not used by humans hundreds of thousands of years ago when our present "body chemistry" was being formed now comprise more than 70 percent of the world's caloric intake.

Saturday, November 30, 2013
Dick Jones has been a fixture for the Northern Lehigh sports programs over the years. Jones recently completed his 50th season as the timekeeper at Bulldog football games.

Richard "Dick" Jones has seen plenty of multi-sport student-athletes at Northern Lehigh get called "versatile."

But for the last half-century, Jones has been the real "Mr. Versatility" for the Bulldogs.

Jones' connection to the Northern Lehigh School District starts back in 1949 when he was just 16 years old. Jones worked for then Slatington High School in the summers while he was still a student in the building. He continued that summer employment through his college years at Kutztown University until he got a teaching job at the high school in 1956.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Nittany Lions look to end their season on a good note this week as they travel to Camp Randall Stadium to take on the 14th ranked Wisconsin Badgers (3:30 ET, ESPN).

Unfortunately, for Penn State (6-5, 3-4 BIG 10) Wisconsin is really good and besides Ohio State it's probably the toughest team on their schedule. The Badgers (9-2, 6-1 BIG 10) present a lot of challenges for a Nittany Lions defense that has struggled a ton this season.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A male bear with an estimated live weight of 772 pounds is the heaviest of the 2,044 bears taken by Pennsylvania hunters after the first two days of the four-day statewide firearms season. Pennsylvania Game Commission officials will release the final totals for the season later, as well as the number taken during the five-day archery and other early seasons.

Over the first two days of the season, bears were taken in 51 counties. Tioga County produced the most bears with 154.

Saturday, November 30, 2013
With this year’s latter start to the statewide firearms deer season hunters may have more opportunity to hunt in the snow, which aids in tracking and seeing deer.

Break out all the clichés about good things coming to those who wait. Or, for Pennsylvania's deer hunters, maybe not, as they are just happy the wait is nearly over for the opening of the two-week statewide firearms season, Monday, Dec. 2.

This is the latest opener for the statewide firearms deer season, which ends Saturday, Dec. 14, in years because of the way the calendar falls this year. With the opening day of the season held the Monday following Thanksgiving, the season gets underway a week later than it does in some years.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30, 2001 Byron Haupt scores 12 second-quarter points to help Lehighton build a lead, and the Indians cruise to a 72-54 win over Palmerton. Haupt finishes with a game-high 18 points as Lehighton hands Jason Weaver his first victory as the Tribe's head coach. Ray Lenhart contributes 12 points in the win while Pete Balogach adds 10 and Danny Miller chips in with nine. For the Bombers, Craig Steigerwalt and Tony Chupa each hit for 14 points.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Tamaqua's Tyler Hope scores only TD for North

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - In many ways, the Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association Senior All-Star Classic isn't about who wins and who loses.

Put simply, the game serves as a means for some of Schuylkill County's finest players to suit up one more time with teammates and longtime rivals in a way not possible during the regular season.

It was fitting, then, that the North and South squads played to a 6-6 tie in this year's edition, held at Schuylkill Haven's Rotary Field on Wednesday.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Elks Hoop Shoot first place winners

The Tamaqua Elks held their 42nd annual National Hoop Shoot for boys and girls ages 8-13 years old. The winners of the contest will now advance to districts that will be held at Epiphany School in Sayre on January 25th. The Following were the winners; L-R: Ashley Jones (10-11), Zoe Seltzer (8-9), Brady Sherry (8-9), Derian Stianche (12-13), Luke VanBuskirk (10-11), Emily Titus (12-13).

Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29, 1997 John Stanko and Brad Yuricheck combine to go 9-of-10 at the free throw line during the fourth quarter as Panther Valley hangs on to defeat Jim Thorpe, 54-53, in the consolation game of the Schuylkill Haven Tipoff Tournament. Stanko finishes with a team-high 16 points for the Panthers, who turn a six-point third quarter deficit into a seven-point lead in the final frame. Josh Black ends with 13 and is named to the all-tournament team. PV, coached by Cas Kosciolek, also receives nine from Brad Yuricheck.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Elks Hoop Shoot second place winners

The following individuals were second place winners at the 42nd annual Tamaqua Elks National Hoop Shoot. The competition was held at the Tamaqua Elementary School. The event was run by Vaal E. Kester (Hoop Shoot director). L-R: Carley Krizansky (10-11), Blaise Gigli (8-9), Brayden Knoblauch (12-13), Ian Davis (10-11) Emily Amershek (12-13).