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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Carbon County Environmental Education Center chief naturalist Susan Gallagher, left, is congratulated on her Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Environmental Partnership Award by conservationist Tim Herd of Bath, who was the chief designer of the CCEEC.

WILKES-BARRE Susan Gallagher grew up in the McAdoo area with an appreciation and love of the outdoors she got from her parents, John and Susan Mock.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

DINGMANS FERRY – Friday night was the first time since the first game of the season that the Pleasant Valley football team trailed at halftime.

Although his team was down 10-0 after the first quarter and was able to make it a three-point game by the time halftime rolled around, Bears' head coach Jim Terwilliger didn't look at the negative side of the situation. Instead, he turned in into a challenge for his football team.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

MAHANOY CITY Jim Thorpe's Phil Schron rarely finds himself in the spotlight.

The junior fullback is usually relegated to the role most high school fullbacks face a blocking back for the team's star tailback.

On Friday night, though, Schron was given his moment to shine.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Notre Dame won back-to-back victories for the first time under head coach Brian Kelly last week and hopefully it will start a run for the 3-3 Irish.

The Irish offense started fast last week, as usual, then faded just as fast. The defense again improved slowing the running attack of Pittsburgh but the pass defense still needs work. The key to victory for the Irish was the special teams play, especially the kicking game. Field goal kicker David Ruffer had a great day hitting three field goals, one a 50-yarder. His work went a long way in getting a win for the Irish.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

If there was any question about Northern Lehigh's defense, it got answered Friday night.

The Bulldogs limited Northwestern to just 76 total yards and two first downs in a 21-0 victory to stay undefeated.

"Our offense gets a lot of highlights but our defense tonight was outstanding," said Northern Lehigh head coach Joe Tout.

In two previous games against Coloinal League contenders, the Bulldogs got into track meets, beating Wilson 52-36 and Pen Argyl 35-20.

But on a gusty night in New Tripoli, the game was more like a tractor pull.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Penn State has a bye week on this weekend's Big Ten schedule, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Bye weeks give teams a chance to rest from the rigors of the season, as well as for the injured to get healthy.

This is especially true for the Nittany Lions, who are dealing with a high rate of wounded warriors at the moment.

That goes emotionally as well as physically. Penn State was embarassed 33-13 by Illinois in front of a Homecoming crowd at Beaver Stadium last week, dropping to 3-3 on the season.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

At the recent quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Wilkes-Barre, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval to a regulatory change to enhance accountability for the public landowners seeking to enroll in the Deer Management Assistance Program.

Under the new regulations, all public landowners will be required to provide an approved deer management plan along with their DMAP application.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

STROUDSBURG - To say that Stroudsburg and Lehighton's football teams are "evenly-matched" doesn't quite paint the total picture.

More often than not, when teams are this deadlocked, the outcome will come down to a big play.

Last night's MVC match-up proved to hold true to that tradition, as the Mounties' Andrew Brome and Frankie Gonzalez took down a desperate rushing attempt by Lehighton's Josh Agosto in his own end zone for the game-winning safety and a 23-21 win.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 16, 1942 Alex Ferretti scores a pair of touchdowns and his interception sets up another tally as Lansford rolls to a 34-9 victory over Minersville. Ferretti reaches the end zone on a four-yard run and also breaks the goal line after a 56-yard jaunt. Joe Petko adds two TDs, one on a four-yard run and the other from seven yards out. The Panthers, coached by Ken Millen, also receive a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown from Bernie Sniscak.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I have to be the first to admit the 2010 High School Football season hasn't been kind to me. Week 7 is upon us and I'm still sitting right near the bottom of the pack in our Grid Picks.

With four weeks left in the regular season and a couple of post-season playoff weeks, some might think nine games out of first might be a lot to overcome. That might be right, but I'm still going to give it a shot.

The bad news is, Bob Ford is slowly sneaking back up on me. The good news is, I'm tied again with TJ Engle, just one game behind Emmett McCall and Rod Heckman.