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Monday, March 19, 2012
Marian's Kaysi McLaughlin flies through the air after being knocked off her feet during Saturday's PIAA Class A State Tournament game against Old Forge. Looking on are Lady Devil players Taylor Nemetz (25), Teri Vieira (4) and Lauren Carey (21).

The Marian Fillies have had their share of unsung heroes step up this season.

Saturday afternoon was no different.

With Fillies' inside forces of Kelly Shober and Danielle Tristani on the bench for almost half of the second quarter, Marian needed to depend on their role players to keep the game manageable. Once again, the Marian reserves didn't disappoint taking a one-point lead into intermission and Marian was able to hold on for a 44-39 victory over Old Forge to advance to the Class A State Semifinal.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

ST. LOUIS Ben Clymer's collegiate wrestling career came to an end Friday after losing in the consolation round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships.

Clymer, a 184-pound Hofstra senior and graduate of Northwestern Lehigh, was locked in a scoreless tie with Missouri's Mike Larson and also had the edge in riding time when he gave up a defensive pin at the 4:26 mark.

The former TIMES NEWS Wrestler of the Year won his opening match in the tournament on Thursday before being sent to the consolation rounds after a loss to Penn State's Quentin Wright.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Allysa Vavra and Kristen Shickora both medaled at the NCAA swimming championships on Friday.

Vavra, a senior at Indiana University, earned a fifth place in the 400 Individual Medley while Shickora, a senior at the University of Georgia, placed eighth in the 100 backstroke.

For Vavra, it was her second medal of the championships. On Thursday, she finished eighth in the 200 IM.

Saturday, March 17, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Katie Pielmeier swims to an 8th place medal in the 200 IM.

LEWISBURG - Palmerton junior Katie Pielmeier managed to win an eighth place medal in the 200 IM on Friday at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships here at Bucknell University.

Katie qualified eighth in the Girls' 200 IM with a time of 2:11.10 and then swam a 2:10.63 in the prelims for the eighth best time to get her in the finals. She swam a 2:12.38 in the final finishing eighth to make it to the medal stand.

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Marian's Gabby Green

Over the course of the regular season, the Marian girls' basketball team has often lived by the strength of its defense.

The Fillies' have a solid trio of scorers in seniors Kaysi McLaughlin, Kelly Shober and Danielle Tristani who have complimented that solid defensive effort with their ability to score.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Beltzville State Park will hold a Basic Boating Course instructed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Monday, April 9, and Wednesday, 11, from 6-10 p.m. for both sessions.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 17, 1966 Jim Thorpe's zone press creates 30 turnovers, which paves the way for a 91-55 victory over Lake Consolidated in the semifinals of the PIAA Class C playoffs. The Olympians, who race to a 23-8 lead, receive a game-high 24 points from Joey Morgan while Keith Miller (11-of-14 from the floor) follows close behind with 23. Bobby Brown finishes with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Dennis Balliet tallies 18 points for the winners, coached by "Pip" Rader.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I love it when science finally catches up to common sense especially when it corroborates one of my claims.

A couple months ago, I wrote "there's a two-word way to lose weight without eating less. Eat protein." I did so for two reasons.

First, protein does not digest nearly as easily as simple carbohydrates or fat. Whereas about 3 percent of fat and 5 percent of simple carbs get wasted in the digestion process, the waste rate for protein can be as high as 30 percent.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

HARRISBURG – When Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe recently presented the PGC's annual report to the General Assembly and delivered testimony before the House Game and Fisheries Committee, he stated it had been a positive and productive year for the agency and expected more good news would be forthcoming.

Friday, March 16, 2012
ap filephoto Robbie Frey, shown returning a kick 100 yards for a touchdown during a 2009 game against Rutgers, is chasing his NFL dreams after a strong showning at a Regional Combine last month.

Robbie Frey had the same dream growing up that thousands and thousands of young football players have.

For the overwhelming majority of those youngsters, that dream never turns into reality.

Frey is hoping to be one the few exceptions

Frey, the former Lehighton High School standout who enjoyed collegiate success at both the University of Connecticut and Kutztown University, is now chasing the ultimate dream – a shot at the National Football League.