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Saturday, September 22, 2012

PULASKI, N.Y. – Not that anglers who enjoy battling those big "Kings of the River" every fall on the tributaries of Lake Ontario in upstate New York need a special reason to make their annual pilgrimages north on Interstate 81. If they make just one trip this year to Oswego County, however, the weekend of Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, is when to make that trip.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The key result of the study, that snacking on raisins controlled children's hunger, did not surprise me. But not because the California Raisin Marketing Board funded the study.

Because of the design of the study.

On test days over a three-month period, researchers fed 26 eight-to-11-year-old boys and girls of normal weight the same breakfast, mid-morning snack, and lunch. After school, however, the subjects randomly received a snack of raisins, grapes, potato chips, or chocolate chip cookies and were told to eat until they were comfortably full.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Mason Schuler runs away with an interception in Friday night's 46-10 loss to Southern Lehigh.

A lot of factors contributed to Southern Lehigh's 0-3 start. In losses to three of the Colonial League's top teams, the Spartans dealt with injuries as well as mistakes and bad breaks.

Friday night in New Tripoli, the Spartans took three weeks of frustration out on the Tigers in a 46-10 win.

"It's been a rough three weeks," said Southern Lehigh head coach John Toman. "This is the first time since we scrimmaged Central that we had every kid on the field with us. This is the first time we've stepped on the field with all the pieces in place.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Dakota Everett tries to get past Nick Newton of Lehighton during Friday's game in Brodheadsville.

Friday night in Brodheadsville, Pleasant Valley showed why it has one of the most explosive offenses in the area.

The Bears scored on each of their first four possessions and never looked back in their Mountain Valley Conference match-up with Lehighton. All four of those touchdowns went for over 60 yards, including two 70-yarders, and took a total of just ten plays to score. In the end it was Pleasant Valley running away with the 54-0 victory.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Palmerton and Northern Lehigh won field hockey contests, Lehighton and Pleasant Valley were volleyball winners and the Bears finished third in the MVC girls tennis tournament on Friday.

GOLF

Pottsville-Tamaqua

Pottsville defeated Tamaqua by a final score of 328 to 355 at the Villas Crossing golf course.The top four for Tamaqua were Mike Weinert (75), Troy Reinhardt (89), Matt Stanek (95), and Travis Miller (96).

The top four for Pottsville were Bailey Roos (75), Randy Rubright (82), Kory McElvaney (83), and David Leymeister (88).

Friday, September 21, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Alexis Gawelko (10) controls the ball as Katelyn Bucchin of Salisbury moves in.

Northwestern came up with victories in boys and girls soccer over Salisbury on Thursday.

BOYS SOCCER

Salisbury-Northwestern

Brandon Ettl's second half goal was the difference in the game, as Northwesten topped Salibury 1-0 in Colonial League play.

Kyle Snyder made seven saves in net for the Tigers to preserve the shutout.

Saucon Valley-Palmerton

The Panthers took the early lead and eventually held the Bombers scoreless in a Colonial League boys' soccer game for a 3-0 win.

Friday, September 21, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Palisades' Michael Guarino stretches towards the ball as Northern Lehigh's Zeb Shiffert tries to stop him. The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie.

It took 100 minutes of play to get it, but Nate Rex was able to grab his first career shutout for the Northern Lehigh soccer team.

Unfortunately for the sophomore goalkeeper, the Bulldogs had to settle for a 0-0 tie with Palisades after two overtimes in a Colonial League battle.

Rex would have surely liked a win to compliment his first-ever varsity shutout, but he admitted that he will still remember it forever.

Friday, September 21, 2012
Raiders to induct seven new members

The Tamaqua Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will induct its 17th class into the Hall of Fame which will include seven new individuals.

The following is biographical information regarding the newest class into the Tamaqua Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

LARRY LECH

Lech was one of the all-time winningest coaches in any sport as the Head Cross Country coach from 1991-2000 with a career record of 170-21 (boys 89-7, girls 81-14).

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21, 1985 Northwestern's defense allows only 54 total yards to Pocono Mountain in posting a 19-0 Centennial League shutout. The Tigers, coached by Bob Mitchell, also force five turnovers in the contest. Frank Rauscher gives his team the lead with a two-yard touchdown run while Scott Ziegler also reaches the end zone from two yards out. Scott Thompson, who recovers a fumble on defense, accounts for Northwestern's other points with a pair of field goals.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Follow tonight's Anthracite League backyard battle between the Olympians and Panthers live on our website under Sports Blogs