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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.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

SHENANDOAH – After Marian started the season 0-3, many people began to write the Colts off.

With an abysmal offense that generated just 8.7 points per game and averaged just 128.7 yards of total offense, the doubters were out in full force.

However, football is often a game of momentum, and five weeks after the fact, the Colts have officially silenced their biggest critics.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern quarterback Frank Dangello hands off to Dylan Snyder during Friday night's loss to Pen Argyl.

A week ago, Northwestern coach Josh Snyder told his team that they needed two wins in their final three games to make districts. This week, Snyder is telling his team that their backs are against the wall after a 28-13 loss to Pen Argyl.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
ALAN ZUZIC/Special to the Times new Palmerton's Zach Buck gets wrapped up by a Catasauqua defender during Friday night's Colonial League tussle.

CATASAUQUA - Earlier in the week Palmerton head coach Chris Walkowiak mentioned in a pre-game interview that in order for Palmerton to stay with Catasauqua on Friday night they would have to contain Catty wide receivers Paryss Marshall and Ricky Houser

Unfortunately, for Palmerton that didn't happen.

Houser caught two passes for 72 yards and two scores, while Marshall caught three balls for 64 yards and a touchdown as Catty rolled to a 38-7 Colonial league victory over the Bombers

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's the longest intersectional college football rivalry in the country which began in 1926. It's a game that in the past has led to the winner going on to win a national title. It's a game when the winner cost the loser a national title.

It is the Notre Dame and Southern California series.

It is the most important game on the schedule for both schools despite USC's yearly quest to win the Pac 10 title and ND always seeking a shot at the national title. It is the most anticipated game on both schools' schedule.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Senior star athlete Jryi Davis got Bangor off and running and it never looked back.

Davis set the tempo for the Slaters as they rolled to a 46-18 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

"The opening kick went out of bounds and we decided to make Northern Lehigh re-kick it to us instead of taking the penalty," said Bangor head football coach Donnie Hawk. "It set the tone for the rest of the game. It's something we work on all of the time and we hope to always see it executed like that."