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Monday, August 30, 2010
Joe Plasko/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua junior Amber Carroll is already out of the gates and running well, if the results from two preseason races this month are any indication.

Amber Carroll is a soft-spoken individual who is modest about her goals and accomplishments.

What the Tamaqua Area High School junior has already achieved as a distance runner speaks volumes.

As a freshman, Carroll won the Schuylkill League Cross Country Championship at Tuscarora State Park, finished as District 11 Class AA runner-up at Lehigh University and placed 18th at the PIAA State Meet on Hershey's Parkview course.

Monday, August 30, 2010

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (23rd season)

Assistant coaches Janet Ginder

Last year's record 3-8

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Key losses Tyra Brown, Emily Andrews, Elizabeth Schneeberger-Klotz

Key returnees Erin Bucci (Jr.), Gabriella Miller (Jr.), Samantha Miller (Jr.), Caitlyn Henninger (Jr.), Kayla Susko (Jr.), Tiffany Erney (Jr.), Briana Gehres (So.)

Others to watch Danielle Juracka (Jr.), Sara Kimborowicz (Jr.), Courtney Martinelli (Jr), Brittany Scherer (So.), Rebecca Osborne (So.), Catherine Condly (Fr.)

Monday, August 30, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Winners of the Truskey Memorial 5K Run at Tuscarora State Park were, second from left, Paige Stoner of Pottsville and Nathan McClafferty of Conrad Weiser. With the winners are Pat and Wayne Truskey, who sponsor the race in memory of their sons Christopher and Kevin.

Ideal conditions greeted a large field of runners for Saturday morning's 20th annual edition of the Truskey Memorial 5K Run and Walk and 10 K Run, held at Tuscarora State Park.

Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped attract a total of 413 participants.

That included 348 runners for the 5K race, which is held on the same course as the Schuylkill League Cross Country Championships. The Truskey 5K serves as a preseason workout for Schuylkill runners for that reason.

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 2002 Ryan Bleam returns the opening kickoff of the season 88 yards for a touchdown and Northwestern goes on to gain a 28-13 Colonial League win over Notre Dame. Bleam finishes the contest with three touchdowns, hitting paydirt on runs of 2 and 18 yards. Ray Keshel carries 11 times for 141 yards and a TD as the Tigers, coached by Bob Mitchell, total 292 yards on the ground.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

If you are any kind of NFL fanatic, you are probably locked in to a Fantasy Football League somewhere, whether it be with a group of friends or on a few online sites that offer you free league status this time of year.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been meddling through some of the tabloids I subscribe to and other sites along the way and have come up with a list of top prospects that I'll carry with me when draft day rolls around.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Migratory birds, it seems, instinctively understand the link between food, health, and physical performance.

During other times of the year, migratory birds eat primarily insects and seeds. During migration, however, they eat deeply colored berries.

Why the change? Deeply colored berries are loaded with antioxidants, which have been shown in animals and humans to negate the oxidation exacerbated by bad diet, environmental pollution, and physical exertion.

Oxidation creates the inflammation that can lead to aging and disease.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Test results from the Northeast Wildlife DNA Lab at East Stroudsburg University helped the Pennsylvania Game Commission get a conviction in its case of Raymond Carl Kresge Sr., 66, Gouldsboro, who was found guilty of for unlawfully possessing a 600-pound male black bear.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28, 1995 Jim Murphy and Greg Kruczek both register scores of 79 to earn co-medalist honors and lead Tamaqua to wins over Weatherly and Panther Valley in golf action. Jason Benner cards an 81 for the Raiders, who defeat the Wreckers by 33 strokes and the Panthers by 49. Karl Searing completes the Tamaqua scoring with an 89.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

KEMPTON – Preventing problems before they have to be solved in the field is important for all types of hunting, but it is especially so when using a primitive firearms like a traditional muzzleloader.

In Pennsylvania, which is the only state to have a special season for flintlock ignitions, many hunters like to give their flintlock rifles a "trial run" during the October antlerless-only season. This year, the early season will be held from Saturday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 23, and both percussion and flintlock ignitions are legal.

Saturday, August 28, 2010
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Dean DiBonifazio follows through after a tee shot. during Friday's match.

Panther Valley and Marian both recored a pair of victories in scholastic golf action on Friday.

GOLF

Millersburg-Williams Vy.-Panther Vy.

Panther Valley posted a pair of wins, including a Schuylkill League decision over Williams Valley.

The Panthers, who improved to 8-1, downed the Vikings 331-354 and also Millersburg, 331-385.

PV's Matt Tucker fired a 78 while teammate Scott Nevenglosky finished close behind with an 80. Kory Lopata also chipped in with an 83.

PANTHER VALLEY (331)