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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hunters are reminded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission that the 2010-11 seasons and bag limits for waterfowl and migratory birds are expected to be set in July in concert with framework set by Federal regulations, including the September resident Canada goose and web-less migratory birds, such as doves, woodcock, snipe and moorhens.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lehighton won two of three recent games in Legion baseball play.

LEGION

Lehighton-

No. Parkland

Kyle Hunter turned in a strong pitching performance, but it wasn't enough as North Parkland pulled out a 3-1 Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League victory on Friday.

Hunter tossed a complete-game and surrendered just seven hits, but was outdueled by North Parkland's Smith, who limited Lehighton to just four hits.

Hunter's RBI single in the first inning produced the only run for Lehighton (12-6).

Lehighton 100 000 0 - 1 4

Saturday, June 26, 2010

HARRISBURG – It is said that those who hesitate lose opportunity.

That is especially true for sportsmen who belong to clubs and organization that want to pass on our hunting heritage to youngsters through the special Pennsylvania Game Commission Youth Pheasant Hunt. This year's special season for eligible hunters between the ages of 12-16, with or without a Junior Hunting License, opens Saturday, Oct. 9, and then continues Monday-Saturday, Oct. 11-16, with a two-bird daily limit and a four-bird possession limit after opening day.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's summer basketball league completed its third week of play this week. R.R. Frey and Guerilla Squad are the only undefeated teams left, and each team sits at the top of each division.

MONDAY'S RESULTS

Mr. Z's Contracting-

West End Fire Company

Mr. Z's Contracting defeated West End Fire Company 47-33. Tony Gomez scored a game-high 12 points for Mr. Z's, and Jordan Wartman had 11 points in the win.

R.R. Frey Services-

Cuz-N-Joe's Place

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Buck, Hall both deliver under pressure

The pressure of the state track and field championships can be a lot for high school athletes to take. It's the one and only chance each year to prove they are among the elite in their sport. If for some reason they don't do their best in that one meet, there's no other option than waiting until next year to try again.

For senior athletes there is no next year. It's their last chance to shine on their sport's biggest stage.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'd like to think that each week this column is chocked full of good advice and an equal measure of something else.

Hope.

And because of this, I hope that you come to see your health-and-fitness failings as I see mine: as patterns or habits that can almost always be altered by a combination of information, common sense, and resourcefulness.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The year was 1981.

The Northern Lehigh Bulldogs were coming off a 8-3 season and with 19 seniors returning all eyes in Slatington were pointed in the direction of a Centennial League football championship.

Head coach Dick Snell was beginning his 11th year and was welcoming back his most mature club since he took over for George Yaniger back in the early 1970's.

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25, 1954 Willard Fritzinger gains the pitching win and also collects two hits while scoring two runs in Palmerton's 7-5 Tri-County Legion League win over Tamaqua. Fritzinger strikes out 10 batters and receives relief help from Dick Barilla, who fans the final two batters in the ninth inning to end a Tamaqua threat. The winners receive two hits and two runs from Parsons and while Frederick and Silliman each slug home runs. For Tamaqua, John Dalcin and Joe Plasko both collect three hits.

Friday, June 25, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Joe Weber rushes the quarterback from his defensive end spot on the Red team during Thursday's All-Star game.

NAZARETH In a tie game defined by its defense, two Northwestern defensive players made their marks on the 40th annual McDonald's Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic on Thursday night.

Garrett Lerner and Nick Boyd played a part in three of the four turnovers forced by the Red team in the 7-7 tie with the Gold team at Nazareth Area High School's Andrew Leh Stadium.

"That was pretty sweet for all of us Northwestern kids to have those turnovers because we do pride ourselves on defense and hitting hard at Northwestern," Boyd said.

Friday, June 25, 2010
Updike and Rimbey are stars at States

Neither Allison Updike nor Vanessa Rimbey was satisfied with her performance at last year's PIAA State Track and Field Championships.

Updike, Tamaqua's standout javelin thrower, was still recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury to her knee and finished seventh in the Class AA competition after placing fourth as a freshman.

Lehighton's versatile Rimbey qualified for the State Meet in three events but failed to medal in any of them.

The ashes of those disappointments fueled their competitive fires this spring.