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Monday, November 12, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Nick Hollenbach (63) grabs on to the helmet of Ryan Hunt in an effort to sack the Pen Argyl quarterback.

After a perfect 10-game run through the regular season, the Tamaqua Blue Raiders were hoping to start a new run when they hosted Pen Argyl on Saturday night in the District 11 2A semfinals.

For most of the first half, the Raiders looked like the team that hadn't suffered defeat. As a matter of fact, they held the Green Knights scoreless through the first two quarters and had built up a two-touchdown advantage by intermission.

Monday, November 12, 2012
ron gower/times news Marian's John Julian gets past a Tri-Valley defender and heads up the field.

HEGINS Tri-Valley is moving on exactly where it hoped to go. And in some ways, so is Marian Catholic.

The Bulldogs won Saturday's District 11 Class A semifinal, 28-13, and advance to next week's title game.

The Colts, which made their first playoff appearance since 2008, head into the offseason with their program moving in the right direction.

"We just didn't make plays and they did," said Marian head coach Stan Dakosty. "They have a great team. They've won 10 games for a reason. You don't play any bad teams in the playoffs"

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12, 1983 Tamaqua uses a pair of special teams touchdowns to help gain an 18-6 win over rival Marian. Tom Tracy provides one of the scores with an 82-yard kickoff return. The other comes when John Kabana and Dave Myers combine to block a punt and Frank McCarroll picks up the loose ball and returns it 22 yards to the end zone. The Blue Raiders, coached by Tom Bonner, also receive a one-yard TD plunge from Howie Miller.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 10, 1978 Kevin Snyder carries 16 times for 100 yards and three touchdowns to help Lehighton rebound from a scoreless first half and gain a 26-12 Centennial League win over East Stroudsburg. Snyder, who passes 1,000 yards rushing for the season, reaches the end zone on runs of one, six and 28 yards. The Indians, coached by Jim Wentz, also receive an 11-yard TD pass from Steve Bottcher to Dave Silvonek. On defense, George Ebbert comes up with an interception and recovers two fumbles.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bill O'Brien and the Nittany Lions showed last week that they go on the road and get the job done after an emotional loss. PSU dominated Purdue, beating the Boilermakers 34-9 at Ross Ade Stadium.

This week Penn State may face their toughest test of the season, maybe even tougher than Ohio State when they face Nebraska in Lincoln later today (3:30 ET ABC/ESPN).

Nebraska's offensive scheme resembles that of Ohio State and Ohio, the two squads that were able to generate some nice offensive numbers against the Nittany Lions.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

At this year's quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set seasons and bag limits, the board of game commissioners – realizing that Veterans Day will be observed Monday, Nov. 12 – created a unique way for hunters to show their appreciation to active and retired military personnel by designating it as "Hunt With A Veteran Day."

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Notre Dame survived an upset bid by Pittsburgh last week, winning 29-26 in triple overtime, to remain unbeaten at 9-0. The win kept ND in the top five in the nation but it also showed that the Irish have some issues to resolve on offense and that the potent defense showed some cracks for the first time this year. Hopefully, it was a wakeup call of the Irish.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Last week's column explained how the reduction in your metabolic rate is what does in most diets and how exercise helps negate that. But that's not news to those who regularly read this column.

The following benefit of exercise during dieting, however, should be.

While exercise expends energy, meaning you burn calories, it actually reduces your urge to eat immediately afterwards, according to a study performed at Brigham Young University.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Powerful Catty ends NL season

CATASAUQUA It was supposed to be a rebuilding season for Northern Lehigh.

Instead, the 2012 Bulldogs just added to the program's mansion of success.

Unfortunately for Northern Lehigh, it ran into a bulldozer in the opening round of the District 11 Class AA playoffs.

Unbeaten Catasauqua ended the Bulldogs' expansion plans and their season with a 45-13 mercy-rule rout on Friday night.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Last year, scenes such as this took place a record total of 4,350 times in Pennsylvania, as bear hunters broke the previous record of 4,164 bears taken in 2005.

A few years ago, American Hunter, one of the magazines published by the National Rifle Association, rated Pennsylvania as one of the top five states in the Lower 48 as a destination for bear hunters.

Even without baiting and hunting with dogs being legal, Pennsylvania still rated high with the editors of the magazine. What makes the ranking even more impressive is that when the article appeared, the Pennsylvania Game Commission had not yet established the statewide archery bear season.