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Monday, November 14, 2011

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Amy Zehner, a Tamaqua Area High School graduate who is has made varsity starter on the women's basketball team at Bucknell, put up a double-double in her debut Friday night.

Bucknell won 46-35 over Saint Peter's at Sojka Pavilion.

Zehner's had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

She clinched the double-double with a rebound late in the second half, became the first Bison freshman to record a double-double since Joyce Novacek at the end of the 2007-08 season.

She also finished the night with a game-best four blocked shots.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Interim Head Coach Tom Bradley stated in the press conference following Penn State's 17-14 loss to Nebraska that he believes the healing process has begun in State College. He may be exactly right.

The atmosphere in Beaver Stadium was that of respect, honor, and support. Respect and honor for the Penn State players that even with all the distractions and the loss of their beloved head coach, they still came to play football.

Lastly, support for the victims and their families and for the grief that has been caused by a man the Penn State family called one of their own.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
Raiders win OT thriller

CATASAUQUA – Tamaqua stared the end of its season in the face. And beat it back for at least one more week.

The Raiders were down two scores with time winding down in their first round Eastern Conference playoff game at Catasauqua. But they scored nine points in the final 2:38 to tie the game then won it in overtime, 33-32.

"I honestly think they thought they were going to be able to take it easy when they were up two scores," said Tamaqua running back Jarred Muffley. "They have to know they can't take it easy against a Coal Region football team."

Saturday, November 12, 2011

HARRISBURG – Beginning with Monday's opening of the five-day statewide archery season, this year the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners have created more opportunities than ever for hunting black bear in the state.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

After a lackluster first half in which the offense got stuffed by Wake Forest's defense and the Irish defense was pushed around by the Demon Deacons' offense, Notre Dame regrouped at halftime and managed to generate enough offense to tie the game and then take the lead in the third quarter for a 24-17 win. It was not pretty by any means, but consider the Irish were in a very hostile environment, and had several freshmen playing on defense, a win is a win.

With the victory the Irish got to 6-3 and are now bowl-eligible.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Everybody knows the controversy that is swirling around State College at the moment. The damage is done and the result is crippling to the future endeavors of Penn State University.

However, the reality of the situation is that there is still a football game to be played this weekend and a very important game at that.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe announced that 53 of the 57 licensed elk hunters were successful during the 2011 elk seasons. Of that total, 19 were antlered elk and 34 were antlerless elk.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12, 1948 Bob Brode scores a pair of touchdowns to help Tamaqua end its season with a convincing 33-0 win over McAdoo. Brode opens the scoring as the Blue Raiders take the opening kickoff and move 70 yards in just four plays. Brode adds a TD run in the second quarter. Frank Knotts contributes a 14-yard scoring run and also intercepts two passes on defense. Tamaqua, coached by Fred Graham, receives other touchdowns from Steve Comisac and Dan Tolan.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Getting students to do what they may not want to do.

In this strange, new educational landscape where producing a certain score on a single test is more valued than producing solid citizens for the community's success, that ability may very well be more important to a teacher than any other. Nothing drops the class average on a standardized assessment like a half dozen derelicts tanking the test.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lehighton's Middle School football team closed out a perfect 2011 season by defeating Pius X, 52-32, on Wednesday night.

Leading the way for the Indians (9-0) was Wyatt Clements, who had over 200 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns.

Tegan Durishin had four receptions for 145 yards and a TD. Tyler Cann had over 200 yards passing and also scored a touchdown.

Conner Frey rounded out the scoring with a four-yard run.

For the season, Lehighton averaged 37.6 points per game while giving up 15.1.