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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Repeat special for Remaley

After his record setting junior season, Northern Lehigh's Cody Remaley knew it would be difficult for a repeat performance in 2010. His team graduated its entire offensive line and teammate Jake Kern was emerging as playmaker who would share the offensive load with Remaley.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Weatherly boys and Panther Valley girls both dropped basketball tournament games on Monday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Tom Fenney TourneyWeatherly-Lack. Trail

The Wreckers had their hands full on the holidays, as they dropped a 63-26 decision to Lackawanna Trail in the opening night of the Tom Feeney Tournament.

The locals were outscored 43-9 by halftime, as LT cruised the remainder of the way for the non-league win.

Leading the winners in scoring were David Boslough and Steve Miller with 14 points apiece.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
mike feifel/times news Jim Thorpe's Brittany Holland goes between Palmerton defenders Jen Snyder (left) and Kelsey Hay to get off a shot.

The Lady Indian Holiday Classic went from one extreme to another.

In the opening contest, Casey Rinfret hit a clutch free-throw with eight seconds left to help Palmerton pull out a close 52-51 victory over Jim Thorpe.

In the night cap, Northern Lehigh perfected a single offensive strategy to run away with a 63-28 win over host Lehighton.

It sets center stage for two Colonial League rivals to battle for tomorrow's tournament championship.

Jim Thorpe-Palmerton

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Lucas Pierce (50) gets set to make a move towards the basket as Lehighton's Josiah Evans defends.

It'll be Jim Thorpe and Northern Lehigh in the championship of the 29th Annual Slatington Rotary Boys Basketball Tournament once again.

The Olympians used two big quarters to hand Palmerton a 74-66 setback in the first semifinal and the Bulldogs rolled to an easy 69-50 triumph over the Indians in the nightcap.

The two will battle for the title at 8 p.m. after Palmerton and Lehighton meet in the 6:30 consolation tonight.

Lehighton-No. Lehigh

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Krcic like another coach on the field

When it comes to sports, coaches do the coaching and players do the playing.

A coach is designated to the sideline, usually against his well, and is forced to lead his team through strategy and motivation. The player has it a little easier, as he or she is actually playing the game and has a direct impact on the result.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December 28, 1978 Chris Zuber scores a game-high 20 points and Panther Valley builds a sizeable lead before holding off Jim Thorpe, 50-42, in the opening round of the Tamaqua-Panther Valley Officials Tournament. The Panthers, who lead by 15 points after three quarters of play, also receive 15 points from Gary Barna and eight from John Mikovich. For the Olympians, Don Reis tallies a team-high 17 points.

Monday, December 27, 2010
Switch pays off for Stelmack

Prior to his sophomore year at Northwestern Lehigh, Tyler Stelmack made a decision that impacted his athletic career.

As a freshman, Stelmack followed in the footsteps of his brother, Kyle, a 2009 Northwestern graduate, and was a member of the Tigers football team.

A solid track and field season running the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races last spring convinced Tyler to turn his talents to cross country.

The gridiron squad's loss turned out to be a major gain for the Tiger harriers, as Stelmack emerged as one of the top runners in District 11 and the State.

Monday, December 27, 2010

December 27, 1993 Mike Baumgardt scores a game-high 20 points and pulls down five rebounds to help Palmerton gain a 62-52 victory over Catasauqua in the opening round of the Slatington Rotary Tournament. Baumgardt tallies eight of his points during a 19-4 third quarter that give the Bombers the lead for good. Trent Everett contributes 12 points while the winners, coached by Jerry Snyder, also receive 10 from Eric Bollinger.

Friday, December 24, 2010

CASNOVIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) It's right there on your computer: a live video of deer doing one of their favorite things, eating.

Western Michigan deer ranch operator Drew Born is hoping that thousands of people will sign up for his new website with its real-time video stream and archived deer footage.

"There are 19 million hunters in the U.S. who fit into our target market," Born, 20, told The Grand Rapids Press.

"They have a passion for deer, but the only time they see deer is when they're out hunting in the fall. Now, they can watch them 24/7."

Friday, December 24, 2010

TOPTON According to Dave Ehrig, just the challenge of taking a deer – or any game animal – with a muzzleloader rifle makes it a trophy.

That is especially so for those who hunt during Pennsylvania's flintlock deer season, which opens statewide Monday through Saturday, Jan. 15, and remains open in Wildlife Management Unit 5C through Saturday, Jan. 29.