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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Variety of choices adds to antlerless season

WILKES-BARRE – According to statistics released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at this week's quarterly board of game commissioners meeting held Monday and Tuesday at the Quality Inn, the October antlerless muzzleloader season is having its desired effect as part of the agency's deer-management program.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

To further the Pennsylvania Game Commission's efforts to find effective tools to manage the deer populations on agriculture lands in the southeast corner of the state, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting in Wilkes-Barre to a regulatory change to create a focused, limited authorization permitting the use of bait for deer hunting in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D on approved properties enrolled in the agency's Agriculture Deer Depredation Program, commonly referred to as the "Red Tag" program.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Although hundreds of novels are published each year in more than a half dozen genres, you can argue that at the core of each whether it be science fiction, mystery, or romance is one of two conflicts. Either the main character battles an external force, such as another character or nature, or the main character battles an internal element, such as a doubt or a demon, inside himself.

Something similar can be said about diet books.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Can Brian Kelly and his Notre Dame football team use last week's one-sided win over host Boston College as a springboard for more victories is the question many Irish fans are asking this week.

The Irish, 2-3, now enter a stretch in their schedule that is very manageable, many believe. Pittsburgh today is a real challenge but then the Irish are home next week with Western Michigan, followed by Navy on the road and a home game with Tulsa before a week off. Can ND put together back-to-back wins and maybe start a real win streak?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Penn State knew it wasn't in for a joy ride on the road this season.

With three Top 25 teams scheduled away from Beaver Stadium, including defending national champion Alabama and Big Ten contenders Ohio State and Iowa, the Nittany Lions were facing a slate that would test most veteran squads.

The reality is that the Lions, with one of Joe Paterno's younger squads, has undergone growing pains the hard way and are 3-2, dropping road tilts to the Crimson Tide and Hawkeyes by identical 24-3 scores. Just seven seniors started vs. Iowa.

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 8, 1983 Joe Dunn tosses a pair of touchdown passes to help Marian gain a 21-12 victory over Nativity. Dunn connects with John Miller for an 80-yard touchdown, and later hits Trevor Lawrence with a 26-yard scoring strike. The Colts, coached by Stan Dick, also receive a four-yard TD run from Pat Yorke. Marian's defense, led by Lawrence and Cy Manula, hold Nativity's ground game to minus-14 yards.

Friday, October 8, 2010

PITTSBURGH (AP) – After 43 years of trekking to the familiar old Civic Arena to play in Pittsburgh, the rival Flyers knew nothing about the Penguins' new arena.

Turns out it wasn't a competitive disadvantage at all. The Flyers didn't know the new building, but the Penguins knew nothing about the Flyers' new goalie.

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's hard to believe we're at the halfway point of the high school football regular season already. It's even harder to believe that Andy Steinmetz is still in first place.

Rumor out there has it that he has a committee that is helping him with his picks this year, led by his mother Polly, who can be found selling tickets at most Palmerton home athletic events. It's about time he realized who the most knowledgeable person in his family is.

In my case, it's just plain and simple. Get the list of games, pick the winners and away I go.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Jordan on cover

of video game

After all those championships and MVP awards, Michael Jordan has finally arrived – on the cover of a basketball video game.

Jordan fronts NBA 2K11, a game that allows fans to add Jordan to their favorite team – if they can first replicate some of his greatest highlights.

One of sports' top pitchmen during his Hall of Fame playing career, Jordan had never before appeared on the cover of an NBA-licensed basketball game.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Nearly three weeks ago, Marc Gallagher ran onto the field at Men of Marian Stadium to care for a downed football player.

It wasn't the normal ankle, knee or shoulder injury.

Unfortunately, it was an injury that no coach, teammate, parent, fan or athletic trainer wants to see happen to any player. The Colt suffered serious injuries that included a severe concussion.

According to a study by Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, "nearly 63,000 concussions occur nationally each year" in high school athletics.