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Saturday, March 17, 2012

I love it when science finally catches up to common sense especially when it corroborates one of my claims.

A couple months ago, I wrote "there's a two-word way to lose weight without eating less. Eat protein." I did so for two reasons.

First, protein does not digest nearly as easily as simple carbohydrates or fat. Whereas about 3 percent of fat and 5 percent of simple carbs get wasted in the digestion process, the waste rate for protein can be as high as 30 percent.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

HARRISBURG – When Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe recently presented the PGC's annual report to the General Assembly and delivered testimony before the House Game and Fisheries Committee, he stated it had been a positive and productive year for the agency and expected more good news would be forthcoming.

Friday, March 16, 2012
ap filephoto Robbie Frey, shown returning a kick 100 yards for a touchdown during a 2009 game against Rutgers, is chasing his NFL dreams after a strong showning at a Regional Combine last month.

Robbie Frey had the same dream growing up that thousands and thousands of young football players have.

For the overwhelming majority of those youngsters, that dream never turns into reality.

Frey is hoping to be one the few exceptions

Frey, the former Lehighton High School standout who enjoyed collegiate success at both the University of Connecticut and Kutztown University, is now chasing the ultimate dream – a shot at the National Football League.

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16, 1982 The Palmerton girls use their press to race to an early lead and then coast the rest of the way to claim a 61-45 victory over Mount Carmel in the first round of the PIAA state playoffs. Wendy George accounts for eight of her team's points as the Lady Bombers bolt to a 20-2 advantage. George finishes with a team-high 16 points while Kristen Cortazzo contributes 13. The winners, coached by Bill Piper, also receive 12 points from Kim Dakan and 10 from Anne Searles.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Hofstra's Ben Clymer won his first-round matchup Thursday in the NCAA Wrestling Championships but couldn't advance to the quarterfinal round.

Clymer, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh and former TIMES NEWS area Wrestler of the Year, entered the NCAAs as the 11th seed at 184 pounds. The senior earned a second period escape in his bout with Ty Vinson of Oregon State and made it stand up in gaining a 1-0 victory.

That win pushed his record to 30-6 and gave him a new season-high for victories.

Friday, March 16, 2012
Tennis IQ not issue for Tribe

In reference to the sport of tennis and its mental and physical approaches to playing the game, there's an old adage that states, "Tennis is 90 percent mental and 10 percent mental." The joke refers to just how tennis players' psychological stamina affects their success rate.

Of course, the physical part of the game matters and is important to a player's approach and mastering of the sport. However, a successful tennis player needs to utilize their brain in order to pull out a win on the court.

Friday, March 16, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Justin Zeigenfuss returns a shot during tennis action Thursday.

Pleasant Valley was the only local winner in scholastic tennis action on Thursday.

PM East-Lehighton

Pocono Mountain East opened Mountain Valley Conference play with a 5-2 victory over Lehighton.

James Sverchek and Justin Zeigenfuss posted the Indians' lone team points with singles' victories.

PM East 5, Lehighton 2


Max Kenny (PME) def. Nick Mantz 6-2, 6-3; James Sverchek (L) def. Mike Bolock 6-1, 6-1; Justin Zeigenfuss (L) def. Stephen Ducey 6-3, 6-2.


Friday, March 16, 2012

What would Hershey have without Hershey Park? Applebees.

What would Hershey have without the Giant Center? An empty lot.

As my years progress here in the sweetest place on earth, I become more sour at this depressing playground during the PIAA wrestling tournament.

Outside of Houlihans restaurant, which is really the only attraction I look forward to on my stay here, everything else in this area is an absolute bore (and people complain about the Lehigh Valley!)

So here are some of the observations and one liners from Chocolatetown USA.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Palmerton Youth Wrestling team was honored at a banquet on Feb. 26 at the Aquashicola Fire Company. In the photo at the top left, are Palmerton wrestlers who were honored for their performance at the Valley Elementary League Varsity Tournament, from left, Randan Solt, Lucas Christman, and Nicholas Garambone. In the top right photo are the Coaches Award winners. They include, front row, from left, Matthew Lalik (Outstanding JV Wrestler) and Nicholas Garambone (Outstanding Varsity Wrestler).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15, 1977 Bryan Sauers scores a game-high 33 points to help lead Lehighton to a 78-68 win over Hanover Area in the first round of the PIAA state playoffs. Sauers excels at the free throw line, finishing 13-of-17 at the charity stripe. The Indians, coached by Jim Smith, trail after the first quarter but outscore their opponent by a 46-29 margin in the middle frames. Jeff Miller and Dave Warner each contribute to the victory with double-doubles. Miller tallies 25 points and collects 13 rebounds while Warner nets 10 points and adds 14 boards.