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Saturday, January 8, 2011

KEMPTON – In a word, the 2010 season was "outstanding" for outdoors enthusiasts who participated in the annual Autumn Hawk Watch at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Highlighting the watch, which took place between August 15 and December 15, was an all-time record of 406 bald eagles being recorded as they flew past the lookouts at the world-famous migration watch site. In all, an above-average total of 20,498 birds of prey were recorded by the staff and volunteers.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Over the past year or so, much has been written about America's liberal use of salt, the chemical compound known as sodium chloride used to preserve and flavor foods, because too much sodium in your diet hurts your health. I possess, for instance, a folder full of articles that links high sodium ingestion to hypertension, heart disease, and stroke.

One claims that cutting back on salt could save thousands of lives in just the United Kingdom alone. Another projects a U.S. reduction in salt use by just 10 percent could save billions in healthcare costs.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Marian boy basketball team continued its winning ways on Friday night, while the Northwestern girls fell to Wilson.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marian-Nativity

Marian remained undefeated in Schuylkill League play by routing Pottsville Nativity, 54-36.

The Colts (8-1, 4-0) jumped out to a 6-0 lead behind a pair of Chris Barletta hoops and one by JT Keer and never trailed.

Barletta led Marian with 18 points. Ryan Gimbi added 15 and Eric Baker just missed double figures with nine points.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

This year's theme is "Summer in the Great Pennsylvania Outdoors" for the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Poster Contest, which is open to students in grades 4-12.

Posters may use original artwork or photographs that depict the theme of the contest. Entries must be submitted on 11x17-inch poster board, and posters will be judged in Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior divisions and cash awards of $75, $60 and $50 will be awarded to the top three posters in each division.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tamaqua posted victories in both girls basketball and girls swimming to highlight Thursday's scholastic sports card.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Mahanoy A.-Jim Thorpe

Mahanoy Area held Jim Thorpe scoreless in the third quarter and cruised to a 39-26 non-league win.

Darius Clark finished with an Olympian high of eight points.

Mahanoy Area captured a 44-36 win in the JV game. The Olympians' Alonzo McGill finished with 13 points.

MAHANOY AREA

Friday, January 7, 2011

Why mess with a good thing?

The NFL rules our national sports landscape. It's been that way for at least 30 years and it probably won't change for another 30, maybe longer.

Other leagues in other sports have made runs. The NBA nearly rivaled pro football in popularity back in the Jordan years. NASCAR made a run around the turn of the century.

Friday, January 7, 2011
ron gower/times news Marian's Danielle Tristani (45) drives to the basket as Nativity's Jackie Ditzel trails from behind.

The Marian Fillies did so much so well last night. Their only let-up proved to be their downfall.

They held Pottsville Nativity's Nikki Farr, who has been averaging over 16 points a game, to just one field goal. They outrebounded their opponent by a 3:1 margin; 39-13. The came from behind and took a four point lead with three minutes to play.

Marian's inability to protect the basketball proved to be the deciding factor, however.

As a result, the Fillies were handed a 44-43 loss in a Division III matchup Thursday night in Hometown, Marian's only loss in nine games.

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 1966 A big second half helps lift Palmerton to a 68-59 Lehigh Valley League win over Lehighton. Pete Steigerwalt tallies a team-high 23 points for the Blue Bombers, who trail by 12 points at halftime. Dean Schott contributes to the victory with 12 points while Dave Sheckler chips in with nine. For the Indians, Mickey Miller scores a game-high 34 points.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Northwestern, Northern Lehigh, Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua all picked up wrestling victories on Wednesday.

WRESTLING

Northwestern-Palisades

Thanks to a sweep of the upper weight classes, Northwestern was able to post a 34-21 Colonial League victory over Palisades.

The Tigers picked up four consecutive victories in 171 pounds through 285 pounds to improve to 3-1 on the season.

Michael Ortiz scored the Tigers' lone pin on the day at 145 pounds.

Palisades falls to 0-3 on the season.

Northwestern 34, Palisades 21

103 - Double forfeit

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sign-ups for the 2011 St. Peter's/Paul's Basketball Tournament are currently ongoing. The seventh annual biddy basketball tournament is sponsored by the SS. Peter/Paul's CYO program.

The tournament will be played Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lehighton Middle School. Cancellation date will be March 26. It is round-robin play and each team will play four games. Every player must have his own insurance.