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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Robert Amentler, 17, of Tamaqua, shot a ten point buck in Walker Township.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Andy Steinmetz/TIMES NEWS Members of the Weatherly boys basketball team include, front row from left, Luke Reiner, Adam Capone, Josh Reiner, Lee Nyer, Luke Figas, Dillon Bizarre; back row, Brett Kelly, Michael Baade, Charlie Wallish, Joey Haganey, Tim Busher, Brett Stallone and Nick Miller. Other members of the team include Tyler Sipler, Derek Coombe and Jake Stower.

Ron Cann has been Weatherly's head boys basketball coach for the past six seasons and throughout the course of that time, one thing has remained a constant with the program speed.

With a lack of substantial size on the roster once again this season, that constant is going to need to play an important role for the Wreckers..

"We could be very successful this season with running the ball against other teams," Cann said. "We're hoping to produce many transition buckets in order to remain competitive with the schedule."

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A new law increases the penalties for assaulting a Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer or deputy WCO takes effect Sunday, Dec. 23, and increases the maximum penalty for anyone convicted of assaulting a WCO or deputy WCO to a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 40 years in prison.

Under the new law, Act 150 of 2012, the penalty of assaulting a wildlife conservation officer of the PGC will be the same penalty for assaulting any other law enforcement official, elected official, personnel of the court, teacher or psychiatric aid.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
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LANSFORD – There were so many questions surrounding the Jim Thorpe boys basketball team entering the season that Olympians head coach Brian Carroll didn't have a clue.

Last night, the mystery began to unravel for the first time, and answers began to surface for a young and inexperienced team that will likely be fighting its way through a season of growing pains.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Nancy Scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley wrestling team members include, front row, from left, Amber Moeck and Jason Jacobi. Second row, Kenneth Yanovich, Brannon Bale, Anthony McCue, Joell Toledo, Nick Ammiato, Zachary Gutierrez, Garrett Gouger and Wean Bianco. Third row, coach Mark Getz, manager Erin Darpfeld, Liam Buccieri, Hunter Deihl, Dominick Philip Ammirato, Dominik Socha, Michael Shane Benner, Ahmad Curtis, Jolu Aldridge, Trent Thomas, Brody Keefe, manager Megan Dahlstrom and manager Joelle Parasconda

Last year the Pleasant Valley wrestling team was spear-headed by four seniors and two underclassmen that helped lead the program to an 18-2 record.

Although those four seniors have since graduated, the Bears will now have six seniors and one underclassman to lean on as they attempt to duplicate last year's success both as a team and individually.

"It will be really tough to replace the big four from last year," admitted head coach Mark Getz. "However, we do have several seniors that are returning that had 20-plus wins last year but were over shadowed by the big four.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
MIKE FEIFEL/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Tyler Crum (11) goes up with a running one-hander as Palmerton's Zach Buck (32) defends.

Palmerton head girls coach Don Delich and Lehighton boys basketball coach Rich Oertner both wore smiles following victories in the annual Lehighton-Palmerton boys-girls varsity doubleheader to start of the high school regular season on Friday night.

The Lady Bombers pulled away in the third quarter for a 60-34 victory over the Lady Indians in the opener. The Lehighton boys turned up the defense in the final three quarters and took charge for a 57-39 win over Palmerton in the nightcap.

Quick start lifts Palmerton girls

Saturday, December 8, 2012

On Friday June 8th of this year the Pyramid Sports Performance Center officially opened its doors, giving athletes from our area a place where they could come and hone their skills in their respective sport.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Most sportsmen – and their families – are less than "wild" about bucking crowds and gift shopping during the December hunting seasons.

So, one of the easiest ways to ease the burden of gift giving is to visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website http://www.pgc. and shop for items listed at "The Outdoor Shop." There one finds everything from unique one-of-a-kind items to stocking suffer that not only will please outdoors enthusiasts, but money generated for the sales supports PGC wildlife management programs.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
nancy scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley boys basketball team members are, front row, from left, manager Chenelle Brown, Bryan Sharpe, Chris Skutnik, Daniel Hrbek, Jarius Hosier, Lance Robinson, Zach Deegan, Shai-Quan Auldern, manager Shadai Johnson and manager Crystal Morales. Back row, assistant coach Rob Madsen, Jonah Helfrich, Dakota Neubert, Sekou Jones, Mark Cunningham, Jonathan Pazienza, Marquis Brown, Pierre Roden, Devon Howard, assistant coach Tony Chupa and head coach Ken Piontkowski.

Two years ago the Pleasant Valley boys' basketball team lost in the Mountain Valley Conference semi-finals, but still managed to qualify for the District 11 playoffs.

Last season the Bears took it a step further in the conference playoffs, as they made it to the MVC title game for the first time in quite some time.

This year Pleasant Valley wants to take the third and final step. That progression would include winning the conference championship.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8, 1961 Joe Ligenza pours in a game-high 36 points as Nesquehoning rallies for a 79-75 overtime win over Nescopeck. Bob Stoffa helps the Nesquers battle back from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit by scoring six points down the stretch. Stoffa's basket in the final seconds of regulation ties the score at 67-67. The winners, coached by George Roscoe, also receive 13 points from Joe Stemetski and eight from Gerald Farnsworth.