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Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 3, 2004 Brian York scores a game-high 18 points to help Tamaqua gain a 47-45 win over Panther Valley. The victory is the first for new head coach Pat Brogan. P.J. McCall tallies nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Blue Raiders hold off their rivals. The winners, who benefit from an 11-of-13 effort at the foul line, also receive 10 points from Chris McLaughlin. For PV, Dave Blasko hits for a team-high 16 points.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's not exactly the tea bag but it's pretty darn close.

As you may know, tea has been drunk in China since prehistoric times, but it wasn't until the Dutch East India Company brought the stuff to England about 500 years ago that someone decided making a cup would be much easier if the leaves were finely chopped up and put in a small, porous bag. Already a beverage that had countless hardcore Far East consumers, that innovation increased tea's appeal in Europe and made it the beverage more people drink than any other except water for hundreds of years.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Panther Valley School District will be hosting it's Meet the Panthers Night for winter sports on Tuesday Dec. 6 at the Panther Valley Middle School Gym at 7 p.m. The sports that will be recognized will be varsity, JV, freshman, and jr. high boys basketball; varsity and JV girls basketball; varsity, JV and jr. high wrestling; and varsity, JV and jr. high cheerleading.

Winter ticket passes will be sold at the gate.

Friday, December 2, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Tamaqua cross country award winners The Tamaqua cross country team recently named its award winners for the past season. From left are Tamaqua cross country head coach Tom Kanger, with athletes Amber Carroll (Christopher P. Truskey Award and Top Seven Award), Kelsey Patrick (Anthony J. LoCascio Award, Qualifier Award and Top Seven Award), Dana Ansbach (Delrose Scholar Athlete Award and Top Seven Award) and guest speaker Kenny Dunkelberger, who presented the LoCascio Award.
Friday, December 2, 2011

December 2, 1994 Northwestern rallies from a halftime deficit to hand Steve Gabryluk his first win as Tigers' head coach. Brett Snyder scores 13 points and Ryan Shaughnessy contributes 12 to lead the winners, who trailed 30-23 at the break. Andy Perich chips in with 10 points and seven rebounds while Jesse Sechler hits two key free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. For the Panthers, Tom Vermillion nets a game-high 17 points.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The caption that ran in the TIMES NEWS sports section on Thursday incorrectly identified the two boys in the photo of the Marian senior golf team members.

The boy on the left is Stephen Valente and the boy on the right is Tim Miller.

Friday, December 2, 2011
times news filephotos by bob ford Tamaqua's Christine Streisel (left) and Lehighton's Jon Yocum both attended an elite camp for high school javelin throwers last month in North Carolina.

Last year at the PIAA state championships, both Tamaqua's Christine Streisel and Lehighton's Jon Strauss were able to come home with medals in the javelin. Little did they know that their throws would earn them another reward down the road.

Along with leading them to the medal stand, Streisel, who won gold in the AA class with a throw of 143-11, and Strauss, who tied for fifth in AAA with a toss of 186-1, later found out that their performances would lead somewhere else. That place was Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pleasant Valley's Rob Getz and Lauren Heckelman have been named Mountain Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports for the fall sports season.

Getz was a football player for the Bears while Heckelman was a member of the girls tennis team.

The two were honored at a recent luncheon, which was attended by the honorees, their parents, coaches and school and league administrators.

Friday, December 2, 2011


The 2012 Major League Baseball season is still months away.

That isn't going to stop a die-hard baseball fan especially this true Philadelphia Phillies fan from talking about what's happening now.

There's a lot going on with "America's pastime" right now something that I expect will continue through the off-season and right up until the Phillies' opener on April 5th in Pittsburgh.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Palmerton Area School District will be selling winter sports season tickets beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the high school office.

Tickets will also be sold in the high school lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 1.

Ticket prices will be as follows:

Wrestling: Adults, $20.00; Students/Senior Citizens, $10.00

Basketball: Adults Girls and Boys Basketball, $30.00; Students/Senior Citizens $15.00

Family Pass: Wrestling $50.00, Girls and Boys Basketball $75.00.

Family Pass for all winter sports $125.00.