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Local Sports

Monday, December 19, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Chelsea Smelas reaches for a loose ball in front of Maura Kreiser of Williams Valley during Saturday's game, won by the Olympians.

Pleasant Valley boys basketball coach Ken Piontkowski picked up his 200th career win as the Bears' head coach on Saturday.

PV also enjoyed a first-place finish from wrestler Michael Dahlstrom at the Reno Tournament of Champions.


Nazareth-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley head coach Ken Piontkowski picked up his 200th career win as the Bears posted a 47-39 non-league victory over Nazareth.

Marquis Brown's team-high 16 points was followed closely by teammate Selwyn Wright's 15. Nick Stanovick added 10.

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19, 1969 Bob McMichael tallies six of his game-high 21 points in the third quarter to help Panther Valley pull away from Mount Carmel for a 74-53 North Schuylkill League win. The Panthers, coached by John Harkins, lead by just four points at halftime before using a 22-10 third frame to gain a double-digit advantage. Bob Fredericks aids the winning cause with 16 points while Bill Zahora adds 10 points and 14 rebounds. The winners also receive 10 points from Juve Crampsie and Bruce Perbetsky.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2009 TIMES NEWS Tennis Player of the Year and Tamaqua Alum Kristin Zwolenik is still tearing up the tennis courts for the Penn State Hazleton tennis team.

Zwolenik has attained some pretty amazing accolades since joining the Nittany Lions. In two years, she hasn't lost a match going 22-0. Zwolenik has won the PSACU Championship the last two seasons in doubles and singles competition and has been named the PSACU Tennis Player of the Year the last two seasons as well.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

As a member of the Hunter's Specialties pro-staff, Matt Morrett of Harrisburg has the opportunity to hunt deer from the Northeast to the Great Plains to the Deep South.

That said, one of the most enjoyable times of the year for Morrett to hunt deer is during his native state's post-Christmas flintlock muzzleloader season. This year, the statewide season opens Monday, Dec. 26, and in order to give many hunters the opportunity to take advantage of an extra day off from work and school, ends Monday, Jan. 16.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Without a doubt, there's never been a better time to be alive if you want to achieve optimal health. Compared to just three generations ago, we probably have three times the health-and-fitness information available to us, yet there's a big problem with that.

There's three times the misinformation.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Lancaster County resident was cited for poaching a record-book class buck, according to charges filed by Pennsylvania Game Commission in the court of District Justice William Wenner, Harrisburg.

Wildlife conservation officers Mike Doherty of Dauphin County and John Veylupek of Lancaster County filed the charges against Scott M. Garner, 33, of Bainbridge, Lancaster County, who was charged for exceeding the bag limit for antlered deer in a license year by killing a second buck. Under long-standing bag limits, Pennsylvania hunters are limited to one antlered deer per license year.

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Bangor defense frustrates PHS

Palmerton and Kelsey Hay know what to expect from opposing teams.

Sometimes, though, the problem is executing against it.

In a matchup Friday night against two of the top Colonial League girls team, Bangor packed it in against the reigning league MVP. And it proved to be the difference.

The Slaters' defensive effort not only frustrated the Blue Bombers and their 6-2 star player, but it also led them to a 30-23 victory.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sporting a pair of dress shoes instead of sneakers, Marian head coach John Patton admitted it was a nice night to go for a run.

So his Colts decided to go on two one in each half, as they posted a 45-22 Schuylkill League Division 3 victory over Weatherly.

After dropping its first two games of the season in the Panther Valley Tip-Off Tournament, Marian is now 2-2, after winning back-to-back games.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17, 1946 Fritzie Watto scores the only field goal in double overtime to lift East Mauch Chunk to a 45-43 victory over Summit Hill. Watto finishes with a team-high 19 points while Sherwood Lory contributes 16. The two teams finish regulation tied at 37-37 and are still knotted, 43-43, after the first OT. The Maroons, coached by Mike McCullion, also receive eight points from Marvin Searfoss.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Pleasant Valley girls basketball team routed East Stroudsburg North to highlight Friday's scholastic sports action.


Pleasant Valley-ES North

Pleasant Valley held East Stroudsburg North to single digits in each quarter and rolled to a 63-26 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Kelecia Harris scored a game-high 18 points in the win for the Bears. Arden Cisuycis chipped in with 11 points.

Simone Person scored 13 points for the T-Wolves.