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Monday, October 11, 2010

October 9, 1964 Den Kalish carries 15 times for 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help lift Tamaqua to a 39-7 victory over Mahanoy Area. Kalish scores on runs of seven and two yards as the Blue Raiders pile up 306 yards of offense. The winners also receive 63 yards and a TD from Dave Whetsone, while Buddy Donald delivers a 21-yard scoring pass to Joe Baddick. Defensively, John Kotchmar blocks a punt and also recovers a fumble.

Monday, October 11, 2010
RICH GEORGE/Special to the TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Ty Cunningham (6) comes in from the right to bring down Palmerton's Aaron Cook after the Blue Bomber picked up 12 yards. The Tigers scored twice in the fourth quarter and pulled out a 35-22 Colonial League win.

Northwestern Lehigh head coach Tom Linette thought for a while that the team who would make the last mistake would wind up on the losing end of Friday night's battle with Palmerton.

In the end, the Tigers withstood a late mistake and ran in two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 35-22 win to spoil the Blue Bombers' homecoming.

"You've got to give it to our kids," said Linette afterwards. "We were down going into that fourth quarter and we took it down the field and scored.

Monday, October 11, 2010

MINERSVILLE Big runs…big numbers…big drama…sounds like every coach's dream on a Friday night in scholastic football action.

However, if you were to ask Jim Thorpe head coach Mark Rosenberger if he loved the last quarter of the Minersville-JT football match-up, he may claim otherwise, as his team needed some huge plays on the defensive side of the ball to preserve a tight scholastic win, 21-14.

"We were just very inconsistent offensively in the second half tonight," Rosenberger said after the thriller concluded. "We have to find a way to get more consistent with the ball."

Monday, October 11, 2010

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - The North Schuylkill juggernaut marches on, crushing everything in its path.

The defending District 11 Class AA and Anthracite League champion Spartans continued to run roughshod Friday night, and this time Tamaqua was the victim.

Unleashing their devastating rushing attack, the Spartans cruised to a 49-0 whitewash of the Blue Raiders in front of a Homecoming crowd at Ghosh Orthodontics Field.

Monday, October 11, 2010

STATE COLLEGE – This time, Illinois gave Penn State a taste of its own medicine.

The Fighting Illini dominated the Nittany Lions with their ground game and shut down PSU to end years of frustration at Beaver Stadium.

The Illini's convincing 33-13 victory Saturday was their first in Happy Valley in seven attempts, and in front of a PSU Homecoming crowd to boot.

While the Illini victory might not have been a total surprise, given the Lions' struggles this season, the way they dominated the Lions raised eyebrows.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lehighton head field hockey coach Shawn Hindy gained his 100th win as the Indians earned a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pleasant Valley.

In District 11 Class AAA tennis action, the Bears' Kristin Cook was eliminated in the opening round.

District 11 Class 3A

Singles Tournament

Pleasant Valley's Kristin Cook dropped a 6-3, 6-2 decision to Alyssa Boyd, of Liberty, in the opening round of the District 11 Class 3A Singles' Tournament.

Cook finished the season with a 6-10 overall record that included a strong second half of the season.

Monday, October 11, 2010
 Pen Argyl's Michael DePaolo tries to bring down Northern Lehigh's Cody Remaley as teammate Nathan Hood moves in. The Bulldogs took control in the second half to win its sixth straight game this season without a loss. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Jake Kern does it all for Northern Lehigh.

The wide receiver/quarterback the ran the Bulldogs offense at one of the most critical times of the season Friday night, helping his team to a 35-20 win over Pen Argyl in a matchup of the last two undefeated teams in the Colonial League.

After struggling to move the ball in the first half, Kern was inserted at quarterback, working out of the shotgun with running back Cody Remaley and fullback Matt Gill flanking him.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It had been nearly 10 years since the Pleasant Valley football team had gone on a five-game winning streak.

Friday night, the Bears made that stat irrelevant.

Pleasant Valley racked up 453 yards of total offense on its way to knocking off Mountain Valley Conference foe Pocono Mountain West, 40-22. Quarterback Derrik Walling threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns while leading the Bears to points on all four of their first-half drive.

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Variety of choices adds to antlerless season

WILKES-BARRE – According to statistics released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at this week's quarterly board of game commissioners meeting held Monday and Tuesday at the Quality Inn, the October antlerless muzzleloader season is having its desired effect as part of the agency's deer-management program.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

To further the Pennsylvania Game Commission's efforts to find effective tools to manage the deer populations on agriculture lands in the southeast corner of the state, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting in Wilkes-Barre to a regulatory change to create a focused, limited authorization permitting the use of bait for deer hunting in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D on approved properties enrolled in the agency's Agriculture Deer Depredation Program, commonly referred to as the "Red Tag" program.