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Saturday, October 2, 2010

October 2, 1965 A pair of long scoring drives allow Marian to gain a 13-7 victory over Pocono Mountain. The Colts complete a 10-play, 66-yard march to get on the board first. Tom Bonner carries four times for 38 yards during the drive, which is completed with an eight-yard Neal Citro touchdown run. The eventual winning score comes early in the third frame when a 13-play, 67-yard march ends with Dave Milot's one-yard TD plunge.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weatherly gained a volleyball win over MMI Friday.

In other scholastic action, Stroudsburg beat Lehighton in a Mountain Valley Conference soccer game.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Weatherly-MMI

The Wreckers upped their record to 8-3 overall with a win over MMI in three games by scores of 25-9. 25-20. 25-11.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

SUMMIT STATION – According to Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pheasants Forever pheasant biologist Colleen DeLong, the wild-bird stocking schedule for the Hegins-Gratz Valley Wild Pheasant Recovery Area in western Schuylkill County is on target.

DeLong spoke at the recent meeting of the Schuylkill County Sportsmen's Association and told the club delegates the initial stocking of wild birds from South Dakota is expected to be done in February. She said stocking releases will be conducted by PGC personnel and will be announced in advance so volunteers may assist.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe running back Shane Edwards (27) takes the handoff from quarterback Sean Green (13) and runs behind a block thrown by Ryan Gregoire (60).

Shane Edwards knew early in the week that he was going to be busy.

The Jim Thorpe running back showed Shenandoah Valley early in the game that he was also going to be productive.

Edwards carried the ball 37 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns, including a 65-yard scoring run on the game's first possession, as the Olympians powered their way to a 24-6 Anthracite Football League win over Shenandoah.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Devin Dilliard (30) of Panther Valley handles a kickoff return against Schuylkill Haven. Behind him is teammate Nick McArdle.

David couldn't slay Goliath last night in Panther Valley stadium. He barely bruised him.

Schuylkill Haven was bigger, stronger, and more experienced than the Panthers and the end result was a 40-7 romp.

Playing with probably the youngest team in the region, the Panthers couldn't stop a balanced ground war waged by Haven. The Hurricanes scored three of the first four times they had the ball in the first half.

"It just comes down to them being bigger and stronger," said the head coach of the Panthers Frank Damian, admitting, "We couldn't stop them."

Saturday, October 2, 2010
PATRICK DEUTSCH/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Rob Getz breaks looks for a big run during Friday night's win over Tamaqua.

Pleasant Valley has a lot of weapons in its offensive arsenal and can rack up points in a hurry out of its spread attack.

Even when their offense is slowed down at times, the Bears have other means to get the job done.

After watching Tamaqua draw first blood, the Bears turned to their defense and special teams to regain the momentum.

Once it got in its groove, Pleasant Valley scored on six straight possessions to pull away for a 42-13 non-league victory Friday night on Stadium Hill.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS While everyone readily admits to the strength and power of North Schuylkill's undefeated Spartan football team, its real strength is the manner in which some of its speedsters run the football.

Scoring five touchdowns on runs of 40 yards or more, the host squad broke open a 21-0 halftime lead by scoring three six-pointers in a span of less than six minutes after the break and proceeded to record a 48-2 win here Friday night over the 1-4 Marian Colts.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

In a classic episode where the Three Stooges masquerade as plumbers, they decide the plumbing doesn't work in a mansion they are working on because some of the pipes are filled with electrical wires.

So they remove them and hook those pipes to the water pipes. Shortly afterwards, the light bulbs in the kitchen fill with water, explode, and water flows from lighting fixtures as if they were fountains.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Two 19-year-olds from Dauphin County are the first offenders to be charged under the new anti-poaching penalties, which took effect on Sept. 7, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. Making the arrests were Pennsylvania State Police troopers Greg Boyer and Nathan Hahn, who were on routine patrol, at 12:34 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, when they heard gun shots in the area of Mill Road and Carlson Road in East Hanover Township.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Iowa's success against Penn State is well documented.

As much as any team in the Big Ten, the Hawkeyes have been the Nittany Lions' nemesis, especially since PSU ended a nine-game losing streak to Michigan in 2008.

Since 2000, Iowa has won eight of its nine meetings with the Lions. What has been particularly frustrating for PSU is how close most of those games have been: six of them have been decided by seven points or less, including a pair of overtime losses (2000 and 2002) at Beaver Stadium, and the infamous 6-4 Hawkeye win in Happy Valley in 2004.