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Monday, January 28, 2013

Notre Dame (Green Pond) head coach Josh Kopp described his team's 27-18 win over Marian as 'discombobulated.'

While he was happy to earn his first victory at Marian in nine years at the helm of the Crusaders, neither head coach was pleased with his team's offense in the low-scoring affair.

"I was happy with our effort on the defensive end," said Kopp, who earned the 101st victory of his coaching career. "Offensively we made the extra pass at times and we got rushed at times. We looked discombobulated. The whole game was a discombobulation."

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Panther Valley girls qualified for the District 11 playoffs with a win over Weatherly on Saturday.


Panther Vy.-Weatherly

The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 17-point lead by halftime and breezed to a 69-29 win over the Lady Wreckers.

The win was PV's 11th of the season and qualified them for districts for the first time since 2003.

Abbey Whildin finished with 27 pointsand Madison Blasko added 22, including a career high six three-pointers. Sam Zlock addied 10.

Kelly Parker led Weatherly (5-11) with 10 points.

Monday, January 28, 2013

January 28, 1953 The Philadelphia Eagles, behind 35 points from Norm Willey, defeat a regional all-star basketball team in a March of Dimes benefit game held at Lansford High School. The Eagles, who win the contest 82-65, also receive 12 points from Chuck Bednarik. Former Lansford player Bob Sakitis leads the local all-stars with 16 points while Coladale grad Teddy Lithgow tallies 15. Joe Stianchi, of Lansford, also contributes 13.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 26, 1983 George Mashack, John Appicello and Bill Jones each register pins to help Tamaqua earn a 35-21 wrestling upset of Pottsville. Mashack decks his 128-pound opponent in 56 seconds while Appicello's fall at 134 comes in 1:48. Jones also picks up a quick pin, as his matslap at 187 occurs at 1:00. The Blue Raiders receive major decisions from Eric Balcavage at 100 pounds and from Brian Daubenspech at 121. Also contributing to the victory are John Bieniek (114) and Dan Welker (140) with decision wins.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

For the first time ever, seven Division I head football coaches will be guest speakers at the NIKE Eastern Pennsylvania Coach of the Year Clinic.

Scheduled from Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2 at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville, PA, the clinic will include not only the Division I head coaches, but numerous other college coaches and assistants, as well as some prominent high school coaches.

Saturday, January 26, 2013
CHUCK HIXSON/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro studies the event sheet prior to the Phillies Winter Caravan stop at the Sands Hotel and Casino on Thursday.

BETHLEHEM The Lehigh Valley IronPigs brought the annual Phillies Winter Banquet to the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, heightening the level of baseball fever on some of the coldest days in two years.

"There are certain milestones in the off-season, like when the Winter Meetings come around and now, we're out here talking to fans about the team and that's when you know you're getting close to playing some ball," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel about the event.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network's live "PCN Call-In" program Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions to PCN toll-free at 1-877-PA 6-5001 (1-877-726-5001).

Roe will appear on PCN the day after the first quarterly meeting of the year by the PGC board of game commissioners. Preliminary approval is expected to be given to the slate of hunting and trapping seasons for the 2013-14 license year at the meeting.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sometimes it's a blessing. Sometimes it's a curse. I'm overly introspective.

But self-analysis has always aided my health and fitness (though it can impede athletic performance), so many of my columns encourage you to do the same.

Today, I'll share some recent introspection that explains why I feel like such a fraud when I write about my personal low-calorie food creations.

I get no feedback about those articles. If at least a few readers found the recipes tasty, don't you think I'd get at least one e-mail saying so?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

BLOOMSBURG – As Capt. Troy Creasy prepared for this week Early Bird Sports Expo at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, it would be understandable if the veteran New York State Fishing Guide had second guessed himself for leaving the warm weather and off shore fishing of Florida.

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Tyler Krell puts up a shot while Pottsville's Bobby Witman defends.

When it comes to Schuylkill League boys basketball, Pottsville is the measuring stick.

In a rare afternoon game on Friday, a Tamaqua program that is enjoying its best season in nearly a decade, found out just how far it still has to go.

The Blue Raiders struggled against a suffocating Pottsville defense and had no answer for the offensive versatility of the Crimson Tide's Brandon Bridy as they dropped a 59-42 decision.