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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Depending on where one hunts in Pennsylvania, deer have either gone the way of the buffalo – and, yes, buffalo once roamed these pre-Colonial forests – or they are there for the taking.

Obviously, it one hunts where the latter is the case, chances are it is done in Wildlife Management Unit 5C. This WMU is one of three that has some of the most liberal seasons and bag limits in Pennsylvania, but for those who hunt in what is designated the Special Regulations Area, leave the rifles at home and grab a "gun" when the two-week statewide firearms season opens Monday, Nov. 28.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

BLOSSBURG After scoring a touchdown on its opening possession of overtime to take the lead, North Penn came up with a critical stop on 4th-and-5 to hand Tamaqua a 34-28 defeat in the DIvision II Eastern Conference Finals Friday night.

With the score knotted at 28-28, North Penn's senior quarterback Jason Dehaven found Sam Bohnert who leaped over a Tamaqua defender to make the catch in the left corner of the end zone to give the Panthers a 34-28 lead that would prove to be the difference.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sportsmen's groups from Pennsylvania and across the nation are expressing disappointment at the leadership of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in maintaining its selfish opposition to any legislation that would attempt to expand Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania. During PFB's 61st annual meeting this week in Hershey, no changes were approved to PFB's existing policy, which opposes any expansion of Sunday hunting.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Notre Dame ran its record to 7-3 last Saturday with an easy 45-21 win over a very poor Maryland team at FedExField in Landover, Md.

The game did not produce a lot of excitement. In fact, some would call it down right boring.

Maryland was playing with a lot of injured personnel on defense. While the Terps offense showed some life, ND's defense stepped it up for the second week in a row.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 19, 1965 Joe Colancecco carries 11 times for 78 yards but it's not enough for Marian to close the season with a win, as the Colts fall to Bethlehem Catholic 7-0. Marian's defense, led by Bill Sakusky, holds the Crusaders to only 121 yards in the contest but a one-yard touchdown run by Bob Tarola less than a minute before halftime proves to be the difference. The Colts, coached by Jack Malarkey, also receive 68 yards rushing and an interception on defense from Den Boyle.

Friday, November 18, 2011

There's plenty going on around the sports world right now.

This week the Press Pass will take a look at one local, one regional and one national item that have been in the news this recently.

This week Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill that puts new regulations on how concussions are dealt with among scholastic athletes.

The bill, which goes into effect in July of 2012, calls for athletes who suffer a concussion to come out of the game and not be allowed to return to practice or play without written clearance from a medical professional with expertise in concussions.

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18, 2000 Matt Borger carries 17 times for 195 yards and the game's only touchdown as Pleasant Valley earns a 9-3 victory over Abington Heights to claim the Eastern Conference Division IV championship. Justin Kashner gives the Bears, coached by Tony Caracio, a lead with a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter. Borger, who also intercepts a pair of passes on defense, breaks free for a 72-yard TD run in the third frame.

Friday, November 18, 2011

BY ED HEDES

Just two more weeks of Grid Picks remaining on the 2011 schedule here and I'm still trying to make it over the hump to try and finish in the top half of the standings. I'm also trying to make sure that the guys behind me stay there.

Would you believe some of them want to finish ahead of me so bad, they've turned to outside sources to do their picks for them?

Doesn't matter since my Ol' Crystal Ball still has a little bit of life in it...might trade it in for a new one for next fall, but it'll be ok to take me through the final weeks.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17, 1934 An 80-yard scoring drive in the second quarter proves to be all Tamaqua needs in gaining a 6-0 victory over Summit Hill. A 12-yard run by "Bingo" Heisler helps set up a short touchdown plunge by Boroscius. The Hillers threaten in the second half but are turned away by two big defensive plays. After a blocked punt, Boroscius makes a touchdown-saving tackle inside the 10-yard line. The Raiders also avoid another SH scoring chance when Donahue intercepts a pass.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Starting out the season 2-4 is not where Tamaqua Head Coach Sam Bonner envisioned his football team would be by week six in the 2011 season. However, the Raiders (6-5) have bounced back from a rough start and are in position to win an Eastern Conference Division II Championship.