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Friday, December 31, 2010


It is time once again football fans, for the New Year's Day bowl game extravaganza as you gear up to ring in the New Year.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe said that beginning New Year's Day Pennsylvania officially will become the 36th member state of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, under which the worst of convicted wildlife violators will stand to lose their hunting privileges in all states enrolled in the Compact.

Friday, December 31, 2010

I love receiving e-mails like Mike's.

He wrote to tell me that he takes many of the exercise and eating tips suggested in this column, tweaks them to best suit his situation, and gets good use out of them. In fact, he wears the same size pants he did 20 years ago yet he's packed on nearly 30 pounds of muscle.

Friday, December 31, 2010
photo courtesy of the University of Connecticut Lehighton graduate Robbie Frey has rushed for nearly 400 yards and four touchdowns for the Huskies this season. Frey also starts on all of Connecticut's special teams.

There was no reason for Mike Ryan and Robbie Frey to believe they were going to be part of something special when they signed to attend the University of Connecticut in February of 2007.

The Huskies had only been playing Division 1-A football since 2000, had just recently joined the Big East Conference after playing several years as an independent, and had suffered two straight losing seasons including a 2006 campaign that saw them go 4-8 overall and 1-6 in the Big East.

Friday, December 31, 2010
nancy scholz/times news Tamaqua's Dane DeWire won the diving competition with a score of 235.60.

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



With almost identical scores on both sides, it was different results however as the Tamaqua girls and Salisbury boys were able to take home victories in a non-conference showdown in the pool.

The Lady Raiders scored a 99-79 win thanks to recording plenty of second and third-place finishes, while the Falcons edged the Blue Raiders for a 99-76 win by capturing eight of 12 contested events.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

CENTER VALLEY - Amy Zehner is accustomed to attracting defensive attention.

With Southern Lehigh's tall front line making points in the paint a tough commodity, the 5-10 Tamaqua senior took her game outside, where she found room to operate.

The Bucknell-bound Zehner got off to a torrid start, pouring in 13 of her game-high 29 points in the first quarter and propelling the Lady Raiders to a 51-43 victory Wednesday night in defense of their title of the Southern Lehigh Christmas Tournament.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

HAZLETON – Pleasant Valley held Bangor 16 points below its season scoring average (75.2).

The Bears also scored 10 more points than the Slaters have allowed per game this year (37.2).

However, moral victories don't win games, and they certainly don't win championships, as Bangor remained undefeated on the season (7-0) with a 59-47 victory to claim their first Couger Holiday Classic championship.

The Slaters average margin of victory in their previous six contests was 38 points, so the Bears also provided Bangor with its toughest test of the season.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

December 30, 1961 Billy Heydt pours in a game-high 33 points to help Palmerton pull off a 61-57 upset win over Allen in the ABC Eyeglass Fund game at the Little Palestra in Allentown. Heydt does most of his damage at the foul line, finishing 19-of-24 at the stripe, and earns the MVP award. Terry Balliet contributes 10 points with five of them coming in the first quarter when the Blue Bombers, coached by Mike Marcellino, jump out to a 19-9 advantage.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Notre Dame and Miami were not scheduled to resume their rivalry until Oct. 6, of 2012, but thanks to a match up in the Hyundai Sun Bow on Friday the two teams are getting an early look at each other. The Irish and Miami 2012 game is a "home" game for ND but will be played at Soldiers Field in Chicago.

The Sun Bowl is in El Paso at the 50,426 seat Sun Bowl stadium. The matchup must have been a eagerly awaited one for fans of both teams because the game soldout in about 21 hours, the fastest sellout in the history of the game.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

It should come as no surprise that Northern Lehigh dominates this year's TIMES NEWS All-Star Football Team.

The Bulldogs posted an undefeated regular season, winning the Colonial League in the process, and then went on to claim District 11 Class AA honors.

With such success, Joe Tout had seven of his players named to our First Team. Six more were selected to the Second Team.

Pleasant Valley, which reached the district playoffs for the first time since 1994, had six players make the First Team and three more honored on the second squad.