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Monday, September 20, 2010

September 20, 1986 Marian quarterback Erick Hackenberg runs for a 11-yard touchdown with 1:14 left in the game to rally his team to a 13-12 victory over Mahanoy Area. Hackenberg also has a good game through the air, completing 10-of-20 passes for 193 yards, including a 60-yard scoring toss to Dave Lewis. Jeff Davidock finishes the game with seven receptions for 113 yards and also intercepts a pass on defense. Other picks by the Colts come from Lewis and Tom McLaughlin.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The 2010 Mahanoy Area football squad did something Friday night at the Men of Marian Stadium in Hometown that few Golden Bear teams have done against the Colts - it won.

While the 35-12 victory was only Mahanoy's fifth in a 37-year series, it certainly came in convincing fashion by way of a first class trouncing of the Colts.

Wally Hall's upstart Bears racked up nearly 400 yards (398) of offense; scored on five of seven possessions; and held Marian to a mere 73 yards on the ground, 40 of which came in the fourth quarter after Hall pulled his starters.

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Steve Shinko/TIMES NEWS Marian's Corey Quick looks looks for running room as Mahanoy Area's Taylor Pecika (65) closes in from behind during Friday night football action at Marian.

The 2010 Mahanoy Area football squad did something Friday night at the Men of Marian Stadium in Hometown that few Golden Bear teams have done against the Colts - it won.

While the 35-12 victory was only Mahanoy's fifth in a 37-year series, it certainly came in convincing fashion by way of a first class trouncing of the Colts.

Wally Hall's upstart Bears racked up nearly 400 yards (398) of offense; scored on five of seven possessions; and held Marian to a mere 73 yards on the ground, 40 of which came in the fourth quarter after Hall pulled his starters.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weatherly's volleyball team upped its record to 4-2 by rolling past West Side Tech.

VOLLEYBALL

Weatherly-West Side

Sarah Dolinsky had six kills, 11 digs and five aces to help Weatherly defeat West Side Tech 25-13, 25-4, 25-12.

Brittany Hinkle added five kills, nine digs and three aces to the Wrecker cause while Rachel Heister contributed 16 assists, five digs, two kills and four aces.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

When a writer has previously stated his closest political ties are to the Libertarian party and then pens a headline that proposes a new tax, there better be an explanation. Let me begin mine by posing a philosophical question.

What do you do when an important belief of yours proves to be ineffectual in a specific situation?

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Palmerton’s Alex Vignone breaks away from two Salisbury defenders to score a touchdown Friday night.

Palmerton head coach Paul McArdle knew that his team played two of the top teams in the Colonial League to start the season and drilled that in to the Blue Bombers this week.

There was no doubt that his players accepted that statement with open arms as they handed Salisbury a 36-0 defeat that ended under the "Mercy Rule".

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SHENANDOAH - Last season, Tamaqua pulled out close wins in its first three games en route to a 5-0 start.

So far this season, the tide has turned against the Blue Raiders.

Host Shenandoah Valley unleashed an explosive attack that racked up 503 yards of offense, with running back Eric Whalen rumbling into the end zone from 12 yards out with 2:14 remaining as the Blue Devils rallied for a hard-fought 34-27 victory Friday night in an Anthracite League shootout at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Northern Lehigh football team has a scoring average that would make a lot of area basketball teams jealous.

Just call the Bulldogs' offense "fastbreak football" or "run and gun on grass."

Friday night against Saucon Valley, Northern Lehigh topped the 40-point mark for the third consecutive week, rolling to a 48-20 Colonial League victory.

So far this season, the Bulldogs are averaging 47.3 points a game.

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Bears record a 'statement win'

Coming into the 2010 season, head coach Jim Terwilliger said that the only thing his Pleasant Valley football team was lacking was some big-game experience and a big-time victory.

A mere three games later, Terwilliger and his Bears finally received both.

Pleasant Valley used good field position to engineer four scoring drives and up-set Wyoming Valley West, 27-20 in non-conference play. The win puts an end to the Spartans' nine-game winning streak over the Bears.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

HARRISBURG – Over the last decade, expanding hunting opportunities for youth has been a constant for the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners.

During that time, special seasons for Junior License holders between the ages of 12-16 have been initiated so youngsters need not compete with adults during the regular seasons. This was done with the hope of recruiting and retaining youngsters, and now with computerized licenses sales in full effect, statistics show the PGC is being successful in that regard.