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Monday, September 26, 2011

Palmerton Area School Board on Tuesday approved the following extra-curricular matters:

- Accepted the resignation of Ralph Andrews as Assistant Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Coach, effective immediately.

- Approved, on an 8-1 vote, Steve Hicks as Assistant Girls' Basketball Coach for the 2011-2012 school year at the negotiated contracted pay rate of $3,863. Director Stuart Henrtizy was opposed.

Saturday, September 24, 2011
PV defense makes stand

Pleasant Valley's defense picked the perfect time to make a stand.

After three weeks of struggles, the Bears' "D" rose to the occasion on Friday night against Lehighton.

With its high-powered offense unable to to generate any points, Pleasant Valley needed that kind of defensive effort to escape with a 7-6 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton.

The Bears entered the game having allowed an average of over 48 points a game this season. Obviously, any help they could get on the defensive side of the ball would be appreciated.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

When Pennsylvania's statewide archery deer season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, a lot of hunters will find themselves up a tree.

Outdoors television programs, newspaper features and magazine articles have created a subculture of bowhunters who would no sooner think of hunting whitetail deer from anything other than a treestand than they would of hunting in anything other than the latest in camouflage clothing.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September 24, 2004 Josh Zukus scores three touchdowns to help Tamaqua gain a 24-19 victory over Mahanoy Area. Zukus, who carries 18 times for 94 yards, reaches the end zone on short runs of one and two yards and also returns a punt 80 yards for a score. Bruce Krell adds a 33-yard field goal while Ryan Stahler records 13 tackles on defense. The win is head coach Rick Bennett's first as a Blue Raider.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Week three is in the books and Penn State football avoided a fan and media explosion last week squeaking out a win at Temple. That's not to say that Nittany Lions fans are thrilled about beating a team from the Mid American Conference, but when all is said and done they did get the win. Temple isn't all that bad, they were playing at home, and could very possibly win the MAC.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

At some point, nearly every hunter will be called on to point out the merits of hunting, which makes having the facts to defend this great tradition by citing well-sourced facts in the discussion so important.

To assist hunters in having a handy reference source, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, can help make points with its newly updated Hunter's Pocket Fact Card.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

That my buddy was shuffling along as if he were the oldest member of the old folks' home was no surprise. After all, he had used his three-day weekend to ride 225 rather hilly miles, and it was only Wednesday.

But my buddy wasn't in need of a walker because of the distance or intensity of the rides, he explained to me. After each, he had followed my formula to facilitate recovery, and by the end of work on Tuesday, he felt fine.

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh’s Trevor Yashur holds on to the ball while running in for a touchdown against Palisades Friday.

Although neither coach wanted to use the conditions as an excuse in last night's Colonial league battle between Palisades and Northern Lehigh, the downpour reeked havoc on both team's possession ability.

Despite the weather factors, Northern Lehigh cruised to a 36-6 triumph over the winless Pirates and remained undefeated, approaching the midpoint of the season, at 4-0.

In the game, there were 14 total fumbles and barely any pass attempts, but thanks to Trevor Yashur's ground attack, the visitors proved to be no match for the 'navy-n-white.'

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Although turnovers still plague the Notre Dame football team, the Irish were able to get by them, with the help of some Michigan State miscues, to finish the job last Saturday and gain their first win of the season. It was an impressive win with the final tally being 31-13 over the previously No. 15 ranked, and unbeaten, Spartans.

Friday, September 23, 2011

There usually is never a football season that goes by where one football team will give me fits through its entire schedule.

Sometimes it's Lehighton, sometimes it's Tamaqua and once in a while Northwestern Lehigh will be the team that I am snake bit by.

Through the first three weeks of the 2011 season, there's a new team on the block. I haven't picked the results of a Marian game right yet this season.