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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mike Ryan of the University of Connecticut will be playing for the North squad in the Player's All-Star Classic today at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, AR. The game will be played at 4 p.m.

Ryan, a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Huskies, is a graduate of Marian High School.

Saturday, February 4, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley’s David Gehr (top) has control of Blue Mountain’s Alex Gosch at 145 pounds. Gehr pulled out a decision in the final bout of the match to give the Bears a 32-29 victory in the quarterfinals of the District 11 Team Championships.

BETHLEHEM - Pleasant Valley head coach Mark Getz knew his team would be in for a tough battle in the District 11 Class AAA Duals quarterfinal round against Schuylkill League power Blue Mountain.

It took a decision in the final match of the night to give the Bears a 32-29 win, earning them a 1 o'clock date this afternoon against Parkland in the semifinal round.

In the AA semifinals this morning, Bethlehem Catholic and Tri-Valley square off and Saucon Valley and Pen Argyl meet at 11.

In the other 3A semifinal, Stroudsburg and Easton will meet at 1 o'clock.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Coincidence? Possibly. Correlation? Probably.

And if the truth is found in the latter rather than the former, America may look like the Land of the Living Dead by 2050.

The two facts that I fear are related? The increase in a physical affliction that we willfully give ourselves through improper diet and a lack of exercise, type 2 diabetes, and the increase in a mental disease for which there is no known cure, Alzheimer's.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bill O'Briens first recruiting class is complete and there are some mixed feelings about how the first year head coach did on his first real task as the leader of Nittany Nation. Penn State was ranked 49th by and 50th by in the 2012 team rankings. Under the current circumstances I personally consider it a good job, not a great job, but a good job of salvaging some decent talent in this year's class. So without further delay let's take a look at the 2012 recruiting class for the Penn State Nittany Lions.


Saturday, February 4, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Northwestern's Cassie Yost (seated) signs a Letter of Intent to attend Division I South Carolina Upstate on a soccer scholarship. Joining her for the signing are her mother Heidi and her father James.

Like most of us north of the Mason Dixon Line, Cassie Yost had never heard of the University of South Carolina Upstate.

But after coming across the school on the internet and taking a visit, it quickly rose to the top of her list of college choices.

"I was on a web site that shows all the schools with D-1 soccer programs and your major," Yost said. "That was a really good school with my major. I ended up falling in love with the school after I looked into it more."

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4, 1994 Mark Makovec scores 13 points and pulls down 15 rebounds to help Marian pull away from Panther Valley for a 69-40 Schuylkill League Division III win. The Colts, coached by Dave McAndrew, use a 23-5 second quarter to take control of the game. Terry McLaughlin also contributes 13 points while Jack Pieracini adds 12. Tom McCarroll and Bob Ruggeri each chip in with seven. For the Panthers, Joey Breslin tallies a team-high nine points.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Palmerton has had its share of close losses this season.

So the Blue Bombers made sure Friday night's game at Northwestern wasn't close. They used four second-quarter three-pointers to open an 11-point lead en route to a 63-41 win.

"They played hard all season long but our execution hasn't been there," said Palmerton head coach Mick Stefanek. "Today we had the total package of hard play, hustle, determination and execution."

Saturday, February 4, 2012

HARRISBURG – When the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2012-13 at January's first quarterly meeting of the year, the recent trend of finding ways to increase hunting opportunities for both adult and youth hunters continued.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Northern Lehigh's girls basketball team knows that each and every time they step on the court during the final week of the season, finding a way to get a win will be of paramount importance.

Last night, Pen Argyl came to town and the mission was clear from the beginning. After staving off plenty of challenges from their opponents, the Bulldogs pulled out a much-needed 44-38 win to keep their District 11 playoff hopes intact.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's funny how much things can change in the sport of basketball, especially within three days time.

Following a loss to Lehighton on Tuesday night in which the Indians snapped a 59-game Mountain Valley Conference losing streak at the expense of Pleasant Valley, the Bears' basketball team couldn't feel any lower.

By Friday night they were feeling the exact opposite.