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Saturday, September 17, 2011

SALISBURY For Palmerton senior wide receiver Monty Szukics, it was more than just his first game back playing offense. It was a chance to prove himself as an offensive weapon.

Last night, the 5-11, 150-pound speedster did just that, as he made the most of his comeback into the offensive lineup, hauling in eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.

Along with senior quarterback Cody Grohotolski and junior tailback Alex Vignone, the trio provided enough offensive firepower to help their team score an 18-6 win over the Falcons and improve to 2-1 on the young season.

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua quarterback Matt DelBorrello tries to break away from Shenandoah’s Eric Whalen during last night’s Anthracite Football League game.

With less than 10 minutes remaining, Tamaqua had a comfortable three touchdown lead over Shenandoah Valley on "Hall of Fame Induction Night" on Raider Hill.

The Blue Devils' junior quarterback Christopher Palubinsky seemed to feel that there was still plenty of time left and he was right.

Palubinsky threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Blue Devils to a 28-21 comeback victory that left a sour taste in the mouths of the Blue Raiders.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Week two of the Penn State Nittany Lions football season showed a lot of people a lot of alarming things that maybe PSU faithful have been in denial about for a long time.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

HELLERTOWN – It's a matter of quality over quantity.

Northern Lehigh didn't use its passing game often against Saucon Valley. But when the Bulldogs went to the air Friday night in Hellertown, they made the most of it.

Quarterback Dylan Hofmann threw just eight passes, but half of his six completions went for touchdowns in a 36-0 win over the Panthers.

"They blitzed a lot so we had the flats open on a lot of routes," Hofmann said. "They didn't really adjust so we took advantage of it."

Saturday, September 17, 2011

For the first time since 2004, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will offer public tours of its four game farms, including its two locations in Lycoming County, Saturday, Sept. 25

Loyalsock Game Farm is located at 136 Game Farm Road, five miles north of Montoursville, on Route 87, and the tour starts at the hatchery. Northcentral Game Farm is located at 1609 Proctor Road, 23 miles north of Montoursville, on Route 87, and the tour starts at the hatchery office of the Proctor Farm.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs fourth season ended on a sour note Friday night when the Columbus Clippers came back from a one-game deficit to win three straight and capture their second International League Championship in a row. The IronPigs were held to just four hits, while Columbus took advantage of a key error and grabbed a 4-1 win to win the series.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

After a succession of studies, such as the one from 2003 in last week's column that showed a low-fat vegetarian diet lowered LDL cholesterol as effectively as a low-fat diet and daily use of a cholesterol-lowering drug, many people realized the number of drugs prescribed in the U.S. could be reduced significantly if Americans began to use food as medicine.

Food as medicine? What a concept.

In America, most don't even see food as sustenance. It's not something that's needed to keep going; it's something to make the going more pleasurable.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lehighton's soccer team and Weatherly's volleyball squad both posted their first wins of the season.

The Indians blanked East Stroudsburg South, 1-0, while the Lady Wreckers swept past MMI.

BOYS SOCCER

ES South-Lehighton

Anthony Rossino scored the game's only goal to lift Lehighton to a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South.

Rossino took a pass from Geoff Ebbert and beat the Cavs' Luke Cason at the 24:11 mark of the first half to give the Indians their first win of the season.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

While hunter recruitment has been a major concern of sportsmen in recent years, Pennsylvania still ranks among the states with the largest percentage of resident hunters.

In addition, recent studies in other states and Canadian providences indicate Pennsylvanians are among the leaders among sportsmen who hunt out of state. As such, it is understandable that U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) is a cosponsor of a new bill that will improve and increase hunting and fishing opportunities as a priority on 440 million acres of federal public lands.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

KINGSTON – Just when it seemed as if Wyoming Valley West was going to pull away from Pleasant Valley and cruise to an easy victory, the Bears came up with a big play to get back into the gUnfortunately for the Bears, they couldn't make enough plays to cover up for their earlier mistakes.

Pleasant Valley continued to battle and gave Wyoming Valley West all it could handle on its own field, but fell in the end 47-28 in non-league play. Though the Bears racked up 337 yards of offense, no amount of yardage could make up for their eight penalties and two costly turnovers.