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Saturday, June 11, 2011
bob ford/times news Driver Kory Rabenold (left) and his crew chief and father Buzzy Rabenold check out action on the track during ARCA qualifying on Friday.

LONG POND Slatington native Kory Rabenold will return to ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition this weekend after a two-year hiatus in Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway.

The return of Kory Rabenold Racing (KRR) and Rabenold himself to the track couldn't have come at a better time. Leaning on his hometown track and the gracious support of his family-owned team, Rabenold looks for a solid finish that could potentially open some doors for future races down the road.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fact: In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a National Action Plan to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables as a way to improve the nation's health.

Disturbing Fact: The five-year plan failed miserably. By 2010, according to the NAP results, only six percent of adults ate two cups of fruits and two and a half cups of vegetables on a daily basis, a rather modest amount the NAP designates as "the recommended intake" even though many experts feel those amounts need to be doubled to achieve optimal health.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Panther Valley Breakerboys continued their late-season surge last weekend by beating the Mountain Top Reapers, 32-24.

Former Panther Valley High School star Noel Abadia had a outstanding game as he caught a pair of receiving touchdowns and also intercepted two passes both of them in the red zone.

Shawn Nunemacher also came up big for the Breakerboys with three touchdown receptions, including the game winner with just 14 seconds remaining and the score tied. He also added the two-point conversion.

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10, 1980 Sue Breininger tosses a four-hitter to help Northwestern earn a 3-1 victory over Octorora in the state playoffs at Shippensburg. The Tigers, coached by Hope Donnell, take control of the game by scoring two first-inning runs. Kelly Snyder, who walks, scores on Breininger's groundout while Rosie Jost, who also walks, races home on an error. Bonnie Kline's sacrifice fly in the second scores Arty Bonsell's with NW's third run. Breininger, who loses her shutout bid in the final frame, finishes with three strikeouts.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I don't know about most Philadelphia Phillie fans, but I am still not content with the team's options in the closer role.

I'm not sure if it is because of the Phillies' climbing payroll or simply because there is no one else on the market, but so far General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has decided to let his team ride on some questionable arms at the back of its pen.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ALLENTOWN - After Tuesday night, Ryne Sandberg spoke about setting a tone and blah blah blah…

With Tampa Bay Ray starter Jeff Niemann taking the hill for Durham, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs got the boost they were looking for. Vance Worley and Brandon Moss set the tone and provided the spark to ignite the IronPigs to a 6-0 shutout win over the Bulls.

"When asked how we were going to bounce back, Vance Worley was the first one I mentioned," IronPig manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

This week's winners were: Flight A - Abigail Graver, Flight B - Carol Field and Jackie McGovern, Flight C - Flossie Marchetti.

Molly Fanelli won the Birdie and Chip-in Hole No. 2, while Judy Smith won the Birdie hole No. 5.

Next week's special event is Closest to Pin hole on Hole No. 7

Last week's winners were: Flight A - Molly Fanelli, Flight B - Marge Gerber, Flight C - Pat Papinchak

Molly Fanelli won the Three Clubs and Putter Special Event.THREE CLUBS& PUTTER WINNER MOLLY FANELLI

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Panther Valley School Board set the salaries for winter coaches, which reflect a freeze for the year. They include:

Girls basketball: Josh Wank, head coach, $2750; Roman Barran, $1825; William Lynn, Cindy Hassler, Adrienne Blasko, volunteers.

Boys basketball: Pat Crampsie, head coach, $3600; Keith Gogal, $2375; Mark Lazar, $1475; Shaun Midas, $1325; Andrew Michalik, $1225; Charley DePuy, Terry Bonner, Ken Miller, volunteers.

Wrestling: Tim Robb, head coach, $4800; Michael O'Donnell, $1750; Ed Kennedy, $1500; Ben Warren, $1400.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Nick O'Donnell will continue his academic and athletics careers at Bloomsburg University. The Panther Valley senior will major in Exercise Science and Kinesiology. An outstanding wrestler at Panther Valley, O'

Donnell has been invited to walk-on the Huskies' team.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Physicals for fall sports for Lehighton High School and Middle School students will be held in the High School nurse's office on Tuesday, July 19.