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Monday, February 20, 2012

East Stroudsburg University's Sami Vavra and Karoline Vavra both set new school records over the weekend and the two sisters were also part of a relay team that broke an ESU mark during the final days of the 2012 PSAC Swimming Championships.

Sami Vavra, a junior and Panther Valley graduate, lowered her own school record in the preliminaries of the 100 breast on Saturday. She swam a time of 1:06.70, lowering her record of 1:07.22 that she set at Grove City in December. She had a time of 1:06.88 in the final in the evening session and finished eighth.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Seven TIMES NEWS Area girls teams and four local boys basketball teams will begin quest for District 11 Basketball titles and a chance to continue into the PIAA Inter-district tournament when play begins this Wednesday with first round games at the home gym of the high seeded teams.

Pleasant Valley (4A), Northern Lehigh (3A), Panther Valley (2A) and Marian (A) are the boys teams from THE TIMES NEWS coverage area to make the post-season.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Lady Bears win MVC title

STROUDSBURG - Same two teams. Same margin of victory. Overtime for the second straight year.

Pleasant Valley won its second straight Mountain Valley Conference girls basketball title Friday night, beating Pocono Mountain West 60-55 at Stroudsburg High School.

Last year the Bears beat the Panthers 52-47 in overtime for the title.

The only returning starter from last year's title team, senior Kelecia Harris led Pleasant Valley to this year's crown, posting 19 points and 22 rebounds.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Karolina Vavra and Sami Vavra helped break a longtime East Stroudsburg University record during the second day of the PSAC Swimming Championships on Friday.

The Vavras, both graduates of Panther Valley, were part of the 200 free relay that sliced more than a second off the old ESU mark set 34 years ago.

The quartet of Karoline (a freshman), Sami (a junior), Kimberly Lawson and Andrea Tremper combined for a time of 1:37.70, breaking the mark of 1:38.82 recorded back in 1978.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Indiana senior Allysa Vavra continued her conference domination in the individual medley events, setting a new Big Ten meet record en route to victory in the 200 IM on day two of the 2012 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 1969 Bill Stulginsky tallies a team-high 21 points to help Marian gain a 64-56 Anthracite League victory over Weatherly. The Colts, who also receive 17 points from Bill's brother Ed Stulginsky, use a 12-0 run in the second quarter to open up a 25-12 advantage. John Teprovich contributes 11 points to the win while Tom Andregic chips in with seven. For the Wreckers, Barry Knepper scores a game-high 23 points.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials announced that a Lancaster County hunter has undergone post-exposure rabies shots after harvesting and field dressing a deer Friday, Jan. 20, in Chester County that ultimately tested positive for rabies.

"The hunter contacted us about his concerns that the deer was unfit for human consumption," PGC wildlife conservation officer John Veylupek said. "The hunter said that he saw the deer standing in a creek, straining and growling and he thought there was a coyote nearby from the sounds the deer was making.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Bears fall in finals PM West cruises to MVC championship

STROUDSBURG – The Pleasant Valley boys' basketball team was flying high after its overtime win over Stroudsburg in the Mountain Valley Conference semi-finals on Wednesday.

Pocono Mountain West was more than happy to bring the Bears back down to earth.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tri-Valley 'storms' to win over Fillies Bulldogs breeze to Schuylkill League girls title

POTTSVILLE It was the "Perfect Storm" and Marian sailed right into it.

Friday night in the Schuylkill League championship game, the Fillies felt the fury of Tri-Valley's powerful defense.

The impact left Marian helpless to prevent a disaster.

Tri-Valley jumped out to a commanding early lead and rolled to a 48-21 victory.

As if a 33-point regular season loss to the undefeated Bulldogs wasn't enough to overcome, Marian was forced to deal with several other factors that combined to create a "Perfect Storm" that it couldn't outrun.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Much has been written about the degree to which the incessant advertising of unhealthy foods affects Americans, especially impressionable children. My opinion on the matter might be best summarized by explaining one of my favorite installments of the "Speed Bump" comic strip.

An inventor sits in a patent office with a large disk that has dials and needles on his lap, waiting. Seated on the other side of the desk, the patent officer looks at the gizmo skeptically.

Finally, he says, "Here's my wallet, my keys, and an application for your so-called mind-control device."