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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Heading into its bye week, Penn State's pursuit of Joe Paterno's 400th career win seemed a daunting task for the second half of this season.

The Nittany Lions had dropped two straight, including a Homecoming loss to Illinois, and were also riddled with injuries, especially on defense. At 3-3, getting the three more victories needed for the magic number appeared to be a challenge.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

For people living within the immediate area, sightings and encounters with black bears have become so commonplace they have become somewhat matter-of-fact events in recent years. As bears keep expanding their range in Pennsylvania, they are as likely to be seen from backyard decks and on mountain hiking trails as deer and wild turkey.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

In what has been the toughest season in Stan Dakosty's 34 years at the Marian helm, the Colts definitely saved their best for last.

When dark storm clouds and a pregame shower passed over Men of Marian Stadium Friday night, little did anyone know the silver lining of the Colts' campaign was to follow.

Marian put together its best performance of the season, dominating on both sides of the ball in a stunning 47-7 Anthracite League rout of visiting Tamaqua in the finale for both teams.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Seminars that cover everything from preseason scouting to the preparing of venison will be presented during "Deer Classic Weekend," Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14, at Cabela's, Route 61, Hamburg.

"Field Dressing and Processing Your Deer" will be presented by members of the Mossy Oak Pro Staff, Saturday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and local butchers and representatives of Hunters Sharing the Harvest will present the seminar, Sunday, at 10 a.m. Seminars will be held both days outside at the front of the store.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

After a recent visit to see my niece and nephew, my brother walked me to my car. As he did, a neighbor approached whom I did not know.

He looked to be no more than 30 and possessed a muscular yet athletic build that told me he engaged in far more than typical health club workouts. Maybe that's why when my brother introduced me he added, "And he was writing health and fitness articles while you were in diapers."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Seminars that cover everything from preseason scouting to the preparing of venison will be presented during "Deer Classic Weekend," Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14, at Cabela's, Route 61, Hamburg.

"Field Dressing and Processing Your Deer" will be presented by members of the Mossy Oak Pro Staff, Saturday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and local butchers and representatives of Hunters Sharing the Harvest will present the seminar, Sunday, at 10 a.m. Seminars will be held both days outside at the front of the store.

Friday, November 5, 2010

LeBron wants to

play in 2012 Olympics

LeBron James has made another decision: He wants to be an Olympian again.

The Heat forward said he would "love to be a part" of the 2012 U.S. men's basketball team at the London Olympics and help defend the gold medal the Americans won in the Beijing Games. And if U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski wants him back, James says he's just a phone call away.

Friday, November 5, 2010
Green Wave upsets Marian

POTTSVILLE - In one incredible and unexpected 12-point run it all evaporated for the Marian volleyball team.

The undefeated season, the District 11 championship, and the berth in the PIAA State Tournament were gone.

Sure, there were still points to be won in game three after Emily Grube's stunning service run dug the Green Wave out of a huge hole and gave them the lead. And yes, there was still another game Nativity needed to win after that to capture the best-of-five match.

Friday, November 5, 2010

By EMMETT MCCALL

Here are some things I would do if they put me in charge of high school sports in the area:

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SIX PACK IS PERFECT … Instead of District 2 and District 11 alternating between four-team and eight-team playoffs in Class AA every year, I would give them both six-team brackets. The top two teams would receives bye and seeds three through six would play.

Friday, November 5, 2010
bob ford/times news filephoto Tyler Stelmack is one of six area runners who qualified for Saturday's PIAA State Cross Country Meet.

The six TIMES NEWS area runners who qualfied for Saturday's PIAA Cross Country Championships have one thing in common.

Each harrier will be competing for the first time at the State Meet, to be held on the 3.1 mile Parkview course outside of Hershey's Giant Center.

The Girls Class AA race will begin at 9 a.m., followed by Girls AAA at 10 a.m., Boys AA at 11 a.m. and Boys AAA at 12 noon.

It is unusual for the TN area contingent not to have at least one returning State qualifier, but what this year's qualifiers may lack in experience, they make up in enthusiasm.