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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Regardless of the undertaking, I admire thoroughness and excellence.

The Corn Refiners Association has demonstrated both. That's why it has my admiration as well as my postal and e-mail addresses.

And that's why I'm expecting a letter from them. No later than Monday.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Multiple charges for dozens of criminal and game code violations have been filed against Mark Nicholas Jarema, 37, Leesburg, N.J., who was extradited Monday, Jan. 28, from New Jersey Mid-State Correctional Facility, Wrightsville, NJ, by Wayne County Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer Frank Dooley, with assistance from the Wayne County District Attorney's Office and Pennsylvania State Police officers from the Honesdale barracks.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

February 9, 2000 Pleasant Valley jumps out to an early lead and holds off Lehighton for a 34-25 Mountain Valley Conference wrestling win. The Bears, coached by Dan McIntyre, open the match with pins from Ian McGoldrick (103 pounds) and John Henry Zarzycki (112) en route to a 21-0 lead. Mick Economy also registers a fall for PV at 189 while Brian Richardson adds a major at 171. Decision wins for the Bears come from Corrado Tridente (119), Justin Micklos (125) and Mike Ferrara (130).

Friday, February 8, 2013
ron gower/times news The Fillies' Gabby green looks to split Weatherly defenders Dom Adamczyk and Alexis Boyarski in order to get the deuce. Marian took care of the Wreckers by a score of 47-27.

Paul Brutto would like to see three of his Marian girls' basketball players score double digits in a game. It means his team is putting forth a balanced scoring effort.

Against Schuylkill League Division III counterpart Weatherly last night none of the Fillies got to double digits, but they did acheive a balanced effort in their 47-27 senior night win.

"We'd like to get three in doubles, but it didn't happen tonight," Brutto said. "We like to balance it out. It makes us tougher to guard. It gives them more to worry about, think about, prepare for.

Friday, February 8, 2013
rich george/special to the times news Austin Luers (center) of Palmerton splits Northern Lehigh defendersLucas Pierce (5)) and Caleb Johnson.

Northern Lehigh head boys basketball coach Jeff Miller knew it was important for his team to pick up a win in its final regular season game against arch-rival Palmerton last night so it would head into the District 11 Class 3A playoffs on a positive note.

After a slow start, the Bulldogs (14-8, 9-7) went on a 28-7 run and rolled to a 61-41 Colonial League victory.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Raiders finish regular season strong

The Tamaqua Lady Raiders are hitting their stride and just at the right time.

With district playoffs looming Tamaqua has been playing their best basketball of the season and continued their strong play, handling Panther Valley 59-41 to end the 2013 regular season.

Friday, February 8, 2013

February 8, 1975 Lehighton's wrestling team rolls to a 45-6 win over Slatington to finish its Lehigh Valley League schedule undefeated and claim its second straight championship. The Indians, coached by Rollie Alger, receive five pins in the match. Rick Kirkendall sets the tone at 101 pounds with a 36-second fall. Others to record pins include Barry Troutman (148), Gary Barkanic (158), Charlie Bachert (188) and Rick Koch (hwt). Lehighton also gains decision wins from George Strohl, Rick Brownmiller, Todd Mertz, Bruce Cheslak and Glenn Neff.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Mike feifel/Times news Northern Lehigh's Annie Tarafass looks to drive baseline on Palmerton's Emelie Meinhart. Palmerton was able to come away with the victory, handling the Bulldogs 54-26.

Palmerton, Northwestern and Pleasant Valley all picked up girls basketball wins on Thursday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Palmerton-No.Lehigh

Palmerton jumped out to a 22-7 first-quarter lead and never looked back, as the Bombers topped Northern Lehigh 54-26 in Colonial League play.

Emelie Meinhart led Palmerton with 12 points. Fellow Bomber Madison Mummey added 11.

The Lady Bulldogs were led by Jessica Olewine's nine points.

PALMERTON

Friday, February 8, 2013

Northern Lehigh used its depth and a little bit of strategy en route to a 45-22 non-league win over Lehighton.

Bulldogs' coach Todd Herzog did some maneuvering at the lighter weights to give his team an advantage later on in the contest. Herzog conceded the opening bout at 120, which wound up being a double forfeit, and moved Matt Schamll (16-6) up to 126 pounds for the first time this season to take on Lehighton's Anthony Farano.

Friday, February 8, 2013
bob ford/times news Tyler Krell of Tamaqua (4) puts the ball on the floor as Panther Valley defender Kyle Ferryman (24) goes up high to defend.

Tamaqua might be the team heading to the postseason, but Panther Valley played last night's season finale against the Blue Raiders as if it was a playoff game.

With nowhere to go and nothing to lose, the Panthers turned the emotions of a long and disappointing season completely around in one night, as Panther Valley pulled off a 50-49 Schuylkill League Division 1 upset of Tamaqua.