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Saturday, September 22, 2012

HELLERTOWN - Every Friday night, high school teams have the challenge of facing off against an opponent in hopes of pulling out a win.

Not Palmerton, however.

According to Palmerton head coach Chris Walkowiak, his squad plays against more than just one opponent.

"Every week, we play against two teams," he quipped. "We play against the opponent, and we play against ourselves. So far this season, we have beaten ourselves almost every night."

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Pennsylvania Game Commission "Successful Turkey Hunting" advanced training class will be held in the Southeast Region, Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Steelstown Gunning Club, Steelstown Road, Annville. For information and to register for this voluntary, advanced, one-day hunter education training program, access the PGC website at www.pgc.state.pa. us.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
bob ford/times news Panther Valley's Richie Smith (31) turns the corner and heads up field as Jim Thorpe's Mike Harleston (16) and Ryan Saunders (10) try to run him down.

Through 48 minutes of run-and-gun, high-octane, edge-of-your-seat football, Panther Valley produced 42 points and 379 yards of offense and exactly one of those 379 yards came through the air.

But with the game on the line in the first overtime, Panther coach Lon Hazlet didn't hesitate to turn to his passing game.

That's probably because he knew he had the perfect play.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

NOCKAMIXON TWSP - Northern Lehigh head football coach Joe Tout could see it coming.

Over the past three weeks, the Bulldogs managed to remain undefeated. Yet, Tout knew his team lacked some consistency in its play over the previous two weeks before it met Palisades last night.

That was it reared its ugly head in a 34-12 loss to the host Pirates (2-2), who snapped their two-game losing streak in an impressive showing in the process. The Bulldogs had some spurts, but they couldn't piece enough of them together to gain their fourth win of the season (3-1).

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's simple, Penn State's game against Temple this afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN 2) could make or break the Nittany Lions' 2012 season. Obviously, not break in terms of qualifying for a bowl game or BIG 10 Championship game, but break in terms of spirit. It's important for Bill O'Brien to keep the Penn State program above water, before they head into the BIG 10 schedule next weekend.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Notre Dame used a swarming defense last week to upend No. 10 ranked Michigan State and moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2002, Tyrone Willingham's first year.

The Irish defense shut down the potent Spartan running attack and its pressure helped the young and inexperienced secondary survive Michigan State's passing attack. The win was an important one for head coach Brian Kelly. It is probably his biggest win as head coach as he beat a higher ranked team.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 22, 1995 Tim Roselli carries 17 times for 95 yards and three touchdowns to help Pleasant Valley roll to a 41-0 win over Tamaqua. Roselli scores on a pair of three-yard runs and also reaches the end zone on a 20-yard scamper. The Bears, coached by Tony Caracio, open the scoring when Jeff Regina hits Eric Reed with an eight-yard touchdown pass. The winners, whose defense allows just 61 yards and forces six turnovers, also receive a 55-yard interception return for a score by Bill Mackey and a seven-yard TD run by Justin Tyner.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

MAHANOY CITY - It wasn't a good feeling to see a penalty flag laying on the ground after Tamaqua's Jake Love opened the scoring with a long touchdown run for the Raiders near the end of the opening period in their Anthracite League contest with Mahanoy Area.

After the holding call on the Blue Raiders brought the ball back for another try, they immediately answered seconds later with another score against a pesty Mahanoy Area's front, which had held them scoreless on their first two possessions.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

PULASKI, N.Y. – Not that anglers who enjoy battling those big "Kings of the River" every fall on the tributaries of Lake Ontario in upstate New York need a special reason to make their annual pilgrimages north on Interstate 81. If they make just one trip this year to Oswego County, however, the weekend of Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, is when to make that trip.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The key result of the study, that snacking on raisins controlled children's hunger, did not surprise me. But not because the California Raisin Marketing Board funded the study.

Because of the design of the study.

On test days over a three-month period, researchers fed 26 eight-to-11-year-old boys and girls of normal weight the same breakfast, mid-morning snack, and lunch. After school, however, the subjects randomly received a snack of raisins, grapes, potato chips, or chocolate chip cookies and were told to eat until they were comfortably full.