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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Last year, for the first time ever, spring gobbler hunters in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to try taking a longbeard in the afternoon when the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners approved all-day hunting during the final half of the season.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is looking for individuals interested in a career as a waterways conservation officer. Applications for WCO trainee positions must be sent to the state Civil Service Commission and must be received or postmarked by Saturday, June 23, and all written testing must be completed with the Civil Service Commission by Saturday, July 28.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

By SHAWN MCFARLAND

smcfarland@tnonline.com

A lot has been made of Cole Hamels and his current contract situation with the Philadelphia Phillies.Hamels' current deal will end following the 2012 baseball season and will ultimately set him free onto the open market. While the contract talks have seemed to subside with the grind of the early season, the thought that Hamels could potentially leave Philadelphia is still in the front of everyone's minds.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Late PME goal beats Bears

STROUDSBURG - There wasn't much that Pleasant Valley head girls soccer coach Tim Hinton wanted to change as the Lady Bears faced Pocono Mountain East for the Mountain Valley Conference Championship on Friday night.

Hinton, who guided Pleasant Valley to a perfect record of 13-0 against MVC foes, just wanted to continue the winning tradition and guide the team to their third title in the last four years.

Pocono Mountain East senior Jasmin Lalin had a different outlook.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A piece of America's soccer past is coming to the present forefront next Tuesday when the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will take place at Lehigh's Ulrich Sports Complex.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I've always been a people watcher. But I don't watch to watch. I watch to wonder.

To wonder what's the motivation behind the action.

My wondering was given a great deal of direction in high school when we read the ancient Greek play Oedipus Rex, and my teacher made an observation about the main character, Oedipus. She said that although he's a one-in-a-million man whose fiery temper and quick thinking cause him to become king, he's also emblematic of every man because like every man, Oedipus's greatest strengths are also his greatest weaknesses.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Sarah Jones of Northwestern (15) goes high to head the ball against Palisades.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP Palisades senior forward Elisabeth Berdini used to fear penalty kicks. Her opinion surely has changed after Friday night's game-winner in the Colonial League title game.

Berdini got fouled inside the box with 3:15 left in the first half and converted the penalty kick. Despite Northwestern's best efforts, the goal stood up for a 1-0 win and the league title.

Friday, May 11, 2012
photo courtesy Samantha Yasson The Breaker Boys' Craig Zurn threw for four touchdowns and ran for another against the Schuylkill County Wolfpack.

The Panther Valley Breaker Boys defeated the Schuykill County Wolfpack, 34-27, in Great Eastern Football Association game on Saturday.

The Schuykill County Wolfpack were undefeated in their last 19 games, including a Keystone Bowl championship going in to this game.

"This is our biggest win on the biggest stage," said Breaker Boys player/coach Scott Reese. "We went in and played the game of our lives. Every player played a vital role in this victory. It was a total team victory."

Friday, May 11, 2012

BY ED HEDES

Jason Zimmerman always seemed to light a fire under every part of the Northwestern Lehigh athletic program since he took over as athletic director years back.

He has worked his way up to being a league officer in the Colonial League and then on to the District 11 committee of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

On July 1, Zimmerman takes over as the main man in the district after being elected as the district chairman to succeed Jack Wabby, who is retiring after 33 years on the committee and as PIAA treasurer.

Friday, May 11, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Dylan Latham takes a late throw at second base as Weatherly's Christian Hinkle slides in safely.

Marian qualified for the District 11 baseball playoffs with a victory over Weatherly on Thursday.

BASEBALL

Weatherly-Marian

Marian qualified for the district playoffs with a 7-5 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Weatherly.

Dylan Latham and Nick Kweder hit back-to-back singles to start a fifth-inning rally. Frank Nietz recorded an RBI single to score Latham, while Zach Motil delivered a two-run triple to score Nietz and Mike Cataldo and put the Colts up by a run. Motil's courtesy runner, Kyle Rodgers provided an insurance run on a double steal.