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Local Sports

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Lancaster County resident was cited for poaching a record-book class buck, according to charges filed by Pennsylvania Game Commission in the court of District Justice William Wenner, Harrisburg.

Wildlife conservation officers Mike Doherty of Dauphin County and John Veylupek of Lancaster County filed the charges against Scott M. Garner, 33, of Bainbridge, Lancaster County, who was charged for exceeding the bag limit for antlered deer in a license year by killing a second buck. Under long-standing bag limits, Pennsylvania hunters are limited to one antlered deer per license year.

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Bangor defense frustrates PHS

Palmerton and Kelsey Hay know what to expect from opposing teams.

Sometimes, though, the problem is executing against it.

In a matchup Friday night against two of the top Colonial League girls team, Bangor packed it in against the reigning league MVP. And it proved to be the difference.

The Slaters' defensive effort not only frustrated the Blue Bombers and their 6-2 star player, but it also led them to a 30-23 victory.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sporting a pair of dress shoes instead of sneakers, Marian head coach John Patton admitted it was a nice night to go for a run.

So his Colts decided to go on two one in each half, as they posted a 45-22 Schuylkill League Division 3 victory over Weatherly.

After dropping its first two games of the season in the Panther Valley Tip-Off Tournament, Marian is now 2-2, after winning back-to-back games.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17, 1946 Fritzie Watto scores the only field goal in double overtime to lift East Mauch Chunk to a 45-43 victory over Summit Hill. Watto finishes with a team-high 19 points while Sherwood Lory contributes 16. The two teams finish regulation tied at 37-37 and are still knotted, 43-43, after the first OT. The Maroons, coached by Mike McCullion, also receive eight points from Marvin Searfoss.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Pleasant Valley girls basketball team routed East Stroudsburg North to highlight Friday's scholastic sports action.


Pleasant Valley-ES North

Pleasant Valley held East Stroudsburg North to single digits in each quarter and rolled to a 63-26 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Kelecia Harris scored a game-high 18 points in the win for the Bears. Arden Cisuycis chipped in with 11 points.

Simone Person scored 13 points for the T-Wolves.


Friday, December 16, 2011

I saw the hit that the Steelers James Harrison put on the Browns Colt McCoy and immediately I was angered.

My first thought was, "He did it again!".

My anger is oddly not directed towards the hit as it was my thinking about what will happen, and did happen, in the coming days.

I pictured Harrison playing the victim and vowing not to change and former NFL players and coaches who are now 'experts' defending him.

Friday, December 16, 2011
Northern Lehigh's Devin Glose

Wins can't always be pretty. And Northern Lehigh's 36-22 victory over Northwestern Thursday sure does fit that description.

The Bulldogs shot 30 percent from the field, but used defense and rebounding to control the low-scoring game.

"Tonight we got the turnovers, we just didn't finish," said Northern Lehigh head coach Jeff Miller. "We had many, many lay ups and didn't finish. Give Northwestern credit. They battled and battled."

Friday, December 16, 2011
bob ford/times news

Chris Deutsch was tired of hearing it.

"When I hear about Northwestern, I hear a lot of people say we are a one-player team," Deutsch said. "It's Sara Jones and nobody else that's not true."

Thursday night, in a showdown with Colonial League rival Northern Lehigh, Jones lived up to her credentials.

It was the contributions by a number of other Tiger players, however, that made sure Jones big game wasn't wasted. Thanks to all their efforts, Northwestern was to post a 48-36 victory over the Bulldogs.

Friday, December 16, 2011
Tamaqua's Gage Whalen swims the backstroke during the 200 Individual Medley in Thursday's meet against Mahanoy Area. Whalen won the race in a time of 2:39.58. Ron Gower/ TIMES NEWS

Joann Butkus set a school record as Tamaqua swept Mahanoy Area in a swim meet on Thursday.

In other action, the Marian and Panther Valley girls basketball teams both rolled to easy victories.


Tamaqua-Mahanoy Area

Tamaqua swept Mahanoy Area in a Schuylkill League meet. The Lady Raiders cruised to a 114-53 win while the Raiders boys posted an 85-31 victory.

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 1972 Tamaqua receives four pins en route to a 39-13 wrestling win over Jim Thorpe. Perry Breiner earns the first mat slap at 105 pounds, while Bruce Steigerwalt records a 28-second fall at 126. The Blue Raiders also receive pins from Dino Ciccuzzi at 185 and Larry Fritzinger at heavyweight. Contributing to the victory with decisions are Bill Johnson (98 pounds), Manuel Paulo (119), Barry Fritz (132) Eugene Frantz (155) and Dave Kunkle (167).