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Saturday, January 26, 2013
CHUCK HIXSON/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro studies the event sheet prior to the Phillies Winter Caravan stop at the Sands Hotel and Casino on Thursday.

BETHLEHEM The Lehigh Valley IronPigs brought the annual Phillies Winter Banquet to the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, heightening the level of baseball fever on some of the coldest days in two years.

"There are certain milestones in the off-season, like when the Winter Meetings come around and now, we're out here talking to fans about the team and that's when you know you're getting close to playing some ball," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel about the event.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network's live "PCN Call-In" program Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions to PCN toll-free at 1-877-PA 6-5001 (1-877-726-5001).

Roe will appear on PCN the day after the first quarterly meeting of the year by the PGC board of game commissioners. Preliminary approval is expected to be given to the slate of hunting and trapping seasons for the 2013-14 license year at the meeting.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sometimes it's a blessing. Sometimes it's a curse. I'm overly introspective.

But self-analysis has always aided my health and fitness (though it can impede athletic performance), so many of my columns encourage you to do the same.

Today, I'll share some recent introspection that explains why I feel like such a fraud when I write about my personal low-calorie food creations.

I get no feedback about those articles. If at least a few readers found the recipes tasty, don't you think I'd get at least one e-mail saying so?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

BLOOMSBURG – As Capt. Troy Creasy prepared for this week Early Bird Sports Expo at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, it would be understandable if the veteran New York State Fishing Guide had second guessed himself for leaving the warm weather and off shore fishing of Florida.

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Tyler Krell puts up a shot while Pottsville's Bobby Witman defends.

When it comes to Schuylkill League boys basketball, Pottsville is the measuring stick.

In a rare afternoon game on Friday, a Tamaqua program that is enjoying its best season in nearly a decade, found out just how far it still has to go.

The Blue Raiders struggled against a suffocating Pottsville defense and had no answer for the offensive versatility of the Crimson Tide's Brandon Bridy as they dropped a 59-42 decision.

Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25, 1957 Bob Mlkvy tallies a game-high 21 points to help Palmerton cruise to a 60-39 Lehigh Valley League win over Emmaus and clinch the league's first-half championship. The Blue Bombers, coached by Win Evans, use an 18-8 second quarter to gain control of the game. Steve Hudock contributes 12 points to the winning effort while Tommy Wargo tallies 10. Pete Gulden also chips in with nine points.

Friday, January 25, 2013
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Ali Capobianco (front) looks to pin his Columbia Montour Vo-Tech opponent during action at 120 pounds. No information on the match was received by the TIMES NEWS.

The Palmerton and Tamaqua girls both qualified for the District 11 playoffs with wins Thursday night.

The Bombers defeated Catasauqua while the Raiders knocked off Pottsville.



Palmerton clinched a berth in the district playoffs with a 45-15 Colonial League victory over Catasauqua.

Jade Farquhar and Morgan Mummey both scored 12 points to lead the Bombers.

Shiloh Sziy paced the Roughies with 11 points.

Palmerton improves to 11-6 overall and 6-6 in the league.


Friday, January 25, 2013
ron gower/times news Marian's Savannah Krusinsky (25) reaches to grab a loose ball as Nativity's Erin Luckenbill provides the defensive pressure.

Duke vs. North Carolina, Michigan vs. Ohio State, and Alabama vs. Auburn have all proved to be great rivalry games over the years. It doesn't matter how successful each team's season has gone, both squads always bring their top game when the rivalry atmosphere presents itself.

The Nativity Golden Girls (8-9, 4-6 SL) showed that last night as they upset the Marian Fillies 55-53 in what is arguably the best rivalry going in Schuylkill League girls basketball.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Panther Valley girls basketball team earned a thrilling 41-38 Schuylkill League win over Blue Mountain on Thursday night a victory 36 years and 31 games in the making.

The last time Panther Valley (10-8) defeated Blue Mountain was December 23, 1976. The Lady Panthers had lost 31 straight games to the Eagles, including a 60-41 defeat earlier this year.

Panther Valley started strong and took a 26 -18 lead into halftime, largely on the strength of its stifling defense. Panther Valley's leading scorer, Abbey Whildin, had 13 of her game-high 19 points in the first half.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The end of the 2012-13 high school basketball season is about two and a half weeks away. With that comes the furry of teams wanting to end the year on a good note and hopefully qualifying for post-season play.

District 11 states that a team must win either 50 percent of its overall games or 50 percent of its league games to earn a spot in the district playoffs. Since every team plays 22 games, 11 wins are needed to qualify via the 'overall games' stipulation. However, the 'league games' route is different for every league.