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Saturday, August 10, 2013

After a particularly taxing training ride on a Saturday this spring, a training buddy of mine said, "After I shower and eat everything in sight, I'm not leaving the La-Z-boy until I eat again."

When I told him that I planned to read research, so I could start a column Sunday morning, he said, "The weekend's to relax and have some fun, not read stuffy research."

While he may have a point, reading certain articles is definitely not stuffy. In fact, it can be an absolute blast.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Two Pennsylvania anglers are among the top winners in this year's "Fish for Millions" contest cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Cabela's in Hamburg.

They will receive their awards Thursday, Aug. 15, as the Hamburg store as part of the kickoff to Cabela's Fall Great Outdoors Days, which continue through Sunday, Aug. 18.

Saturday, August 10, 2013
Shawn Bradley

Shawn Bradley left behind a highly successful career in football, wrestling and power-lifting when he graduated from Jim Thorpe in 2006.

In football, Bradley was a four-year letterman and finished his career playing for the 2006 Olympian football team that went 10-1 and played for the first District XI championship in school history.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

While representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public met this week to discuss the status of the Atlantic Flyway populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2013-14 regular waterfowl hunting seasons, the agency announced Pennsylvania's early migratory bird seasons have been approved for mourning doves, Canada geese, woodcock and other migratory bird species.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission summer volleyball league wrapped up its first week of playoffs.


VBC Seniors-Hope

VBC Tomahawks-Seniors swept Hope Wreckers, 25-7, 25-14, 25-20 .

Cailin McCullion led the Tomahawks with 21 service points.

For Hope Wreckers, Adam Smarr tallied five points.


Valley Athletic Supply won by forfeit.

CYDI-Victorious Secret

Victorious Secret defeated Can U Dig It, 25-14, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17.

Devin Parambo's 17 service points led the way for Victorious Secret.

Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9, 1949 Daniel "Pete" McGinley collects four hits and John "Doley" Smith adds three more to help Mauch Chunk roll to a 12-3 Panther Valley League win over Lehighton. McGinley contributes a single and double during the winners' big 10-run seventh inning. He also tacks on a triple in the contest. Smith also triples and clubs a two-run homer during that seventh frame. Joe Marzen, who finishes with three hits, pitches all nine innings for Match Chunk. He allows just five hits and strikes out seven. Ronnie Esrang chips in with two hits and a pair of runs scored.

Friday, August 9, 2013
Who will it be at QB?

STATE COLLEGE There were a number of questions fired at Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien on Thursday at Penn State's football Media Day.

However, there was one question that was on everyone's mind in the Penn State Media Center and that question was and still is, who will be the starting quarterback come Aug. 31 vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium?

The quarterback battle is a two-horse race between sophomore junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson (6-3, 213) and true freshman Christian Hackenberg (6-4, 210).

Friday, August 9, 2013
Marian baseball players who received awards at the team banquet were, front row, from left, Derich Holman (Broken Bat Award), Mike Cataldo (Award for setting Marian career stolen base record), Justin Bilka (The Rob Roache Going the Distance Award), manager Theresa DeFebo, Nick Kweder (The DelRose Awards Sportmanship Award & the Jim Stavinski Memorial Scholarship), and Eric Swankoski (Most Improved Player Award). Back row, Frank Nietz (Defensive Player of the Year Award in Memory of Joe Mushock), Peter Baddick (Broken Bat Award), Anthony Agosti (Broken Bat Award), head coach Jeff Nietz, assistant coach Curt Gimbi, Luke Stawick (Broken Bat Award), K.J. Snerr (Broken Bat Award), and Dante Salerno (Broken Bat Award).
Friday, August 9, 2013

STATE COLLEGE - A year ago, Bill O'Brien sat in front of the media at Beaver Stadium answering questions about the NCAA sanctions handed down on the Nittany Lions football program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, taking over a program that was built by the late Joe Paterno.

As Penn State enters its second year of those sanctions, O'Brien and his staff are working hard to keep those who decided to stay at Penn State to continue their football career on the right path.

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Pleasant Valley Tornados finish second in LVGSL

The Pleasant Valley Tornados 12U Girls' Softball Team was runner up in the Lehigh Valley Girls' Softball League this past season. The team finished with an 11-3 record and won two playoff games, defeating Lower Macungie 8-6 and Southern Lehigh 5-4 to advance to the championship series against Northwest Bethlehem. The Tornados lost in the best of three championship series, but had a very successful season after winning only one game in their first season together in 2012.