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Monday, February 18, 2013

February 18, 1994 Lehighton's Courtney Siddlow scores a game-high 30 points to not only help her team gain a 57-34 Centennial League win over East Stroudsburg but also allow her to reach 1,000 points in her career. Siddlow converts on two free throws halfway through the fourth quarter to reach the milestone. The Indians, coached by Mike Siddlow, also receive nine points in the game from Allison Beyer and eight from Kim Stubits.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Panthers edge PV for title

SWIFTWATER - With 4:27 left in Friday night's Mountain Valley Conference championship, Pleasant Valley's Marques Brown made the first of two free throws but missed the second. The Bears were down by nine and the time and on the verge of seeing Pocono Mountain West pull away for an easy victory.

No one boxed Brown out, he got a rebound of his missed second free throw and put it back up to pull the Bears within seven and provide the spark to put his team back in it.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
PM West pulls away from Bears

SWIFTWATER It was the perfect start for Pleasant Valley.

Unfortunately for the Lady Bears, the rest of the contest belonged to Pocono Mountain West.

Seeking its third consecutive Mountain Valley Conference title, PV used an inside bucket from Mackenzie Dorney, a three-pointer by Arden Cisluysis and a pair of free throws from Jordan Meckes to grab a 7-0 lead less than four minutes into Friday night's championship game.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

By less than 150 votes, the Monongahela River has been named Pennsylvania's 2013 River of the Year over the Schuylkill River following public, online voting across the state. For the third year in a row, public voting determined the selection from among six candidates for River of the Year honors.

Of the 25,450 votes cast, the Monongahela River received 8,156 and the runner-up Schuylkill River received 8,010. Other finalists and total votes received are the Lackawanna River, 5,286; Kiskiminetas River, 2,310; Swatara Creek, 1,213; and Juniata River, 475.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

While it's common to find kids who want to grow up quicker, it's even more likely to find grownups who want to age slower. It's as if we're all looking for some internal start/stop button to control our development.

If that's so, there's good news. Scientists, it seems, have found it. It's an element of your DNA at the end of your chromosomes called telomeres.

Since Saturday morning is probably not the best time to tackle the terminology inherent in understanding human biology, let's do what the University of San Francisco website suggests and consider shoelaces instead.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cold February mornings and scraping ice off windshields are seldom associated with anything dealing with pheasant season, but in reality this is the time of the year when members of sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can take the first step on the path that leads to augmenting ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase hunting opportunities this fall.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Solehi avenges loss to Tigers

BETHLEHEM – Teams that are 9-3 at the midpoint of the season usually don't need a turning point. But Southern Lehigh's loss to Northwestern back in early January served as just that.

It motivated the Spartans to play better defense and led them to Friday night's Colonial League championship game, where they got revenge on the Lady Tigers with a 62-57 win and earned their third straight league title.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

February 16, 1996 The Palmerton girls limit Pen Argyl to just eight points over the final three quarters and pull away for a 34-16 win in the Colonial League championship game. Nicole Levandusky scores a game-high 16 points for the Bombers, coached by Rodney Strohl. Sue Fabian adds five points and seven rebounds while Amanda Krawchuk and Farrah Greenawalt each chip in with four points.

Friday, February 15, 2013
nancy scholz/special to the times news Wilkes University women's basketball coaches, from left, Mark Maholick, Terry Balliet and Chris Heery go over notes prior to a recent game against DeSales University. Heery, a Lehighton native who has been the head coach at Wilkes the last two years, brought the two former area high school basketball head coaches with him.

Willie Nelson's song, "On the Road Again" is so appropriate.

Every day during the season, Chris Heery of Lehighton, Mark Maholick of Mahoning Township, and Terry Balliet of Palmerton get into a car and make their one hour drive to Wilkes University.

"In my car is where we have our coaches' meeting," said second year head coach Heery. "This way we can concentrate on practice and watching film when we get to the gym. We drive to home games and to a lot of away games, too."

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Palmerton girls basketball team rolled to a non-league win in their regular-season finale on Thursday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Moravian Academy-Palmerton

Palmerton used a balanced effort on Senior Night to hand Moravian Academy a 74-44 loss, ending the Lady Lions hopes of making the district playoffs.

Emelie Meinhart (17 points), Morgan Hadinger (11) and Morgan Mummey (10) all hit double figures for the Bombers (14-8).

MORAVIAN ACADEMY