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Monday, October 21, 2013
bob ford/times news filephoto Pleasant Valley's Gabrielle Lucchese dribbles the ball during a game earlier this season. The Bears lost Stroudsburg in the MVC championship game on Saturday.

EAST STROUDSBURG - The results of the Mountain Valley Conference championships are getting old to Tim Hinton and his coaching staff.

Last year, the Pleasant Valley girls' soccer team got the best of Stroudsburg during its two regular season meetings only to fall to the Mounties in overtime in the championship game.

Monday, October 21, 2013
bob ford/times news filephoto Anthony Rossino of Lehighton controls the ball during a recent game. The Indians fell to Stroudsburg in Saturday's Mountain Valley Conference title game.

EAST STROUDSBURG - The Mountain Valley Conference hasn't been too kind to the Lehighton boys' soccer team.

While powerhouse programs like Pleasant Valley and Stroudsburg have dominated the MVC in recent memory, the Indians had never even qualified for the conference playoffs.

That changed this season, however, as Lehighton earned an MVC playoff berth for the first time in its history. The Indians then showed they belonged with the MVC "big boys" by stunning top-seeded and previous unbeaten Pleasant Valley in the semifinals.

Monday, October 21, 2013

ALLENTOWN - For much of this season, Pleasant Valley's offense has gone through quarterback Brandon Leap.

And for good reason, as the senior is the active leader in District 11 passing with 3,861 career yards, 1,060 of which have come this season.

But on Saturday night against Allen, the Bears' offense went through sophomore running back Austyn Borre.

Borre torched the Canaries' defense for 213 yards and four scores, all in the first half, as Pleasant Valley (6-2) didn't attempt a pass en route to a 50-0 Mountain Valley Conference win.

Monday, October 21, 2013

District 11 recently announced their playoff schedule and participants for field hockey, girls soccer, and boys soccer. Several TIMES NEWS area teams have qualified, so let's take a look at who's in and when they will be competing.

Field Hockey

Three TIMES NEWS area teams qualified for postseason play Pleasant Valley, Northern Lehigh and Lehighton.

In AAA, No. 7 seed Pleasant Valley will be hosting No. 10 seed Bangor in an opening round game on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A study published last summer in Psychological Science shared a strategy that got preschoolers to voluntarily yes, voluntarily more than double the amount of vegetables they ate.

The strategy didn't include rewards or bribes or any degree of deception. What was the only thing the preschoolers were given to get them to eat more veggies?


Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Penn State Nittany Lions football team is entering into their second bye week of the season with a record of 4-2, which once again has to be viewed as a very admirable effort.

Their four wins have come against Syracuse, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, and Michigan. Their two losses have come against Central Florida (4-1) and Indiana (3-3).

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Jacobsburg Historical Society is holding a rendezvous and an 18th/19th century market and trade faire as part of its Bicentennial of the historic Boulton site along the banks of the Bushkill Creek on the grounds of the Henry Homestead, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27. Located off the Belfast Exit, Route 33, at the intersection of Henry and Schoeneck, the hills above the banks of the Bushkill Creek will come alive with costumed living history participants who will be celebrating the 200 years of history brought to the area by the Henry Gun Works.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Call it a "good start."

Although it will have no immediate impact on deer hunters who hunt locally, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has initiated a study to improve its deer management program.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Ryan Saunders gets caught from behind by Schuylkill Haven's Vince Fanelli during Friday night's Anthracite Football League showdown.

Schuylkill Haven coach Mike Farr was smiling ear-to-ear and who could blame him.

Farr had just watched his Hurricanes beat Jim Thorpe, 30-12, handing the Olympians their first Anthracite Football League loss. Haven's victory prevented Jim Thorpe from clinching the AFL title.

"It's been a long time since I've been this happy," said Farr. "This is a tough place to play and Jim Thorpe is a great team with great speed.

"I told our kids that I just wanted them to go out there and have fun tonight and they did that. We played with a tremendous amount of energy."

Saturday, October 19, 2013

EAST STROUDSBURG Over his long tenure as head coach, East Stroudsburg South's Ed Christian has enjoyed playing Lehighton.

So in the final league matchup between the two schools, he decided to give the Indians a going-away present.

Needless to say, Tom McCarroll and his club wasn't thrilled with it.

The surprise was an option play that the Cavaliers haven't used all year. And the two times Christian ran it, his team produced long touchdown runs.