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Saturday, September 11, 2010

HARRISBURG – While the majority of the members on the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners wanted a reduction of antlerless allocations for the areas they represent at the spring meeting to set 2010-11 seasons and bag limits, Southeast Region commissioner Greg Isabella supported the increase for Wildlife Management Unit 5C.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

HONESDALE - Pleasant Valley suffered a lopsided loss last week in its regular season opener against Nazareth.

However, it didn't take the Bears long to bounce back. On Friday night, Coach Jim Terwilliger's squad traveled to Honesdale for a non-league battle with the Hornets...a game the visitors dominated from start to finish.

"We kind of took one on the chin from Nazareth," he said just moments after the final gun sounded on a 55-0 rout of Honesdale.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Certain health "secrets" are not really secrets at all. But they are simple.

Simple to establish, that is.

Following them for many, however, seems to be another matter.

Take the increase in type 2 diabetes, for instance, an increase so great that the World Health Organization has declared it an epidemic. At the current pace, the number of cases worldwide will double by 2030, with the U.S. having nearly 50 million stricken with the disease no more than 20 years later.

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Agosto lifts Lehighton

For Lehighton, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

After finishing 1-9 last season, the Indians have already equaled that victory total.

Junior quarterback Josh Agosto completed 9 of 19 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns and ran for the clinching TD in the closing moments to life Lehighton to a 27-18 non-league win over Tamaqua on Stadium Hill Friday night.

Operating out of the spread offense, Agosto's ability to scramble away from the Blue Raiders' pass rush and hit receivers gave the Tribe the edge it needed to even its record at 1-1.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Scheduling college football games in advance can have its drawbacks.

When Penn State agreed to play Alabama on this date, it looked like the renewal of an attractive intersectional match-up between two of college football's national powers.

The two schools even have a history, facing each other 13 times since 1959, when the Nittany Lions upset the Crimson Tide in the inaugural Liberty Bowl in 1959.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 1987 Jim Paluck scores a pair of touchdowns and throws for another as Panther Valley pulls off a 23-14 upset win over Mount Carmel. Paluck opens the scoring by hitting Jeff Goida with a nine-yard scoring strike. Later he adds a 46-yard TD run and also hits paydirt from nine yards out. The Panthers, coached by Joe Leonzi, receive a 22-yard field goal from Teddy Shober. Paluck finishes with 82 yards rushing with Cory Sheridan adding 57.

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tigers hold off Saucon Valley

Northwestern has had many winning seasons over the years.

But for the first time in their history, the Tigers are officially a winning program.

With a 34-19 victory over Saucon Valley Friday night, the school upped its all-time record to 230-229-6. It marks the first time ever that Northwestern is over the .500 mark.

"When I saw that fact, that brought it all back," said Tiger head coach Tom Linnette. "We had a good season last year but we seemed to chase that mark all last year.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pleasant Valley picked up wins in boys soccer and girls volleyball, while Northern Lehigh grabbed a field hockey win in scholastic action on Friday.

FIELD HOCKEY

Northwestern-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh knocked off Northwestern in a Colonial League field hockey battle, 4-1.

The Bulldogs' four goals were scored by Alicia Bowers, Lauren Zellner, Rachel Wagner and Casey Gavalla. They improve to 1-2 (1-1) on the year.

The Tigers' lone goal came off the foot of Paige Horner.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

READING – Another Friday night, another gold medal performance from the Olympians.

After opening some eyes last week with an 18-13 victory over Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe legitimized itself atop the winner's podium again last night with a convincing 34-7 nonleague victory over Reading Central Catholic.

The win moves the Olympians to 2-0 on the season and sets up a huge Anthracite Football League showdown with undefeated (and unscored upon) North Schuylkill next week in Fountain Springs.

Friday, September 10, 2010

By EMMETT MCCALL

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's new enrollment classifications will be in effect for the fall sports season. The PIAA updates its enrollment figures and classification guidelines every two years and this year six of the 47 teams that have football programs in District 11 have changed classes. Enrollment for football is based on the male students in grades 9-11

There was a definite downward trend in the district as five of the six schools that switched classes dropped down while just one moved up a class.