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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Brandon Leap had been waiting quite a while to make his first career start as quarterback of the Pleasant Valley Bears.

His time finally came Friday night. And he made the most of it.

Leap, the pre-season starter who was forced to watch from the sidelines with an injury for the first five weeks of the season, made his first career start a memorable one. The sophomore threw three first-half touchdowns and led his Bears to a 36-13 Mountain Valley Conference win over visiting East Stroudsburg North. The win puts the Bears back atop the MVC standings.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pius X of Roseto handed Weatherly a 3-1 loss in a non-league girls volleyball match on Friday by the scores of 25-21, 17-25, 25-15, 25-19.

Alicia Panzarella had another great game for Weatherly despite the loss, with 40 digs, three kills, two blocks and one ace.

Sarah Dolinsky had 22 digs, 12 kills and one block and Jessica Adamczyk had four kills, 15 digs and 11 blocks.

Postponements

Friday night football games that were postponed have all been rescheduled for tonight at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

ALLENTOWN - It might be hard to find bright spots in the outcome of three separate doubles tennis teams from THE TIMES NEWS area Friday, as all three of them amassed five total games and made first round exits at West End Racquet & Fitness Club in Orefield. However, talking to the coaches of the pairs, it wasn't that difficult at all.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Two limited archery/muzzleloader hunts for antlerless deer have been scheduled for the controlled access areas of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Kleinfeltersville, Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.

These hunts will be held outside of any regular statewide deer season; the only hunting occurring within the management area on these days will be those hunters with special permits."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October 15, 1966 Mike Winsko and Bob Anderson both score three touchdowns as Panther Valley crushes Schuylkill Haven, 79-6. Winsko collects 172 yards on just four carries, reaching the end zone on runs of 33, 40 and 60 yards. Anderson tallies on runs of 17 and 18 yards and also catches a 20-yard TD pass from Angie Santore. Ron Zabroski needs just four rushing attempts to gain 122 yards, scoring on two of those carries. The Panthers, who finish with 613 yards of offense, also receive TDs from Bill Maynard, Bill Pilconis, George Makovec and Larry Marek.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Rotary Field is the home of "smashmouth football."

But last night, Tamaqua took a page out of the Schuylkill Haven playbook and Jarred Muffley gave the Hurricanes a taste of their own medicine.

The 5-10, 159-pound senior did his best Zach Barket impression and carried the Raiders to a 26-14 Anthracite Football League victory over the host Hurricanes.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Because my mother was working, it became a type of twisted tradition. For supper before my high school basketball games, I would pick up a double-cheese pizza and split it with my brother. In college, when I was first following a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet but not too intelligently I was eating double-cheese pizza at least twice a week.

In fact, I can remember many occasions when I sat in my in last afternoon class, not concentrating on the lecture but craving double-cheese pizza sprinkled with garlic salt.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The curse of the Hawkeye has finally been broken and Penn State got their first big win of the 2011 season. The Iowa win is a definite step in the right direction for the Nittany Lions and gives them a big confidence boost moving forward as they get deeper into the Big Ten schedule.

The Penn State defense once again showed they have come to play in 2011, holding Iowa to just three points after the Hawkeyes came into last Saturday's match-up averaging 38.5 per contest. The defense wasn't an issue, but the offense still has a lot of work to do.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 14, 2002 Josh Strawser kicks a 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to help give Lehighton a 16-13 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South. The Indians seal the win in the final minute thanks to a sack by Ian Hey and an interception by Jared Schnell. Strawser also adds a two-yard touchdown run while Vinnie Andrews reaches the end zone from a yard out. Lehighton quarterback Dave Frehulfer completes 6-of-9 passes for 120 yards.

Friday, October 14, 2011

By PETE CAR

pcar@tnonline.com

There was a time when I was a younger man and lived in Alameda, California.

My purpose was to work in the Oakland Raiders public relations department. My other purpose was to learn and soak up a wonderful life experience that still carries with me in everything I've become today.

As a senior at Kutztown University, I was chosen to work with the team for the season as an intern. As a life long Raiders fan, it was a dream come true.