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Local Sports

Monday, April 1, 2013
Pleasant Valley's Devon Howard goes up for two as he plays for the Mountain Valley Conference All-Stars in the VIA Basketball Classic against the Lehigh Valley Conference All-Stars on Saturday at Northampton Area Community College. NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - Spring sports have began in the TIMES NEWS area, but there was still a little basketball to be played this past weekend at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem Township.

All stars from the Lehigh Valley Conference East faced off with all stars from the Mountain Valley Conference on "Super Saturday" at the Via All Star Basketball Classic.

The day also featured two games between the Lehigh Valley West and the Colonial League all stars squads in the early afternoon along with a Special Olympics Shootout.

Monday, April 1, 2013
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Caleb Johnson goes up for a shot as the Colonial league boys took on the LVC All-Stars inthe annual VIA Classic on Saturday.

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference against the Colonial League during the opening games of the four-game card.

Monday, April 1, 2013

One way or another, the start of practice this coming August has changed dramatically for every PIAA football program in the state.

The PIAA Board of Directors passed a heat acclimatization program, effective this upcoming season, at its March meeting. The new rule requires coaches to submit a heat acclimatization and hydration program to their principals and will also force football coaches to determine when their players will begin contact drills.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

With today being the opening of trout season in the 18-county Southeast Region of Pennsylvania, area anglers have an opportunity to recapture the excitement again next Saturday with the opening of this year's extended and expanded Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce Trout Tournament.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Three from Lehighton to be inducted

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will inducted it 2013 class on May 26 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2 p.m. with the induction ceremony to follow.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Panther Valley Breaker Boys opened their season against the defending champion Harrisburg Sharks in Harrisburg and dropped a 33-20 decision.

The underdog Breaker Boys, who had a busy off-season picking up talented rookies Jay Torres at running back, Damian Lewis at slot receiver and adding Brock Mitchell to their two headed quarterback threat, fell behind early before the new players began to make their mark.

The Sharks got two touchdowns from running back Yanic Corbin to build a 19-0 lead.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sometimes this column answers questions.

Today, it asks one, one specific question that has the potential to polarize the nation like hot-button topics such as abortion and gun control.

The question: Should the government create an environment that stigmatizes and to some degree ostracizes obese people as a way possibly the only way to solve what Daniel Callahan calls "[possibly] the most difficult and elusive public health problem the United States has ever encountered"?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports that in the state's 2012-13 seasons, hunters took an estimated 343,110 deer, which is an increase of about two percent from the previous seasons' harvest of 336,200.

Hunters took 133,860 antlered deer in the 2012-13 seasons, an increase of about five percent from the previous license year's 127,540.

Also, hunters took 209,250 antlerless deer in 2012-13, which is a slight increase over the 208,660 antlerless deer taken in 2011-12.

Friday, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2004 Jimmy Yenca delivers a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Jim Thorpe to a 5-4 comeback win over Lehighton. The Olympians, coached by George Gillespie, score four times in the home seventh to pull out the victory. Jordan LaRizzio starts the rally with a single and later scores on a passed ball. Craig Zurn and Adam McFarland also reach base and score to tie the game, setting the stage for Yenca's heroics. Jason Figura, who scores the game-winning run, gains the pitching win in relief of Derick Reis.

Friday, March 29, 2013
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Lady Panthers player Madison Blasko implores the Panther Valley School Board on Thursday to keep head girls basketball coach Josh Wank.

Lady Panthers players, many with tears streaming down their faces, walked out of a Panther Valley school board meeting Thursday after the board voted 6-1, with one not voting, to open up the girls basketball position.

Several parents, who had accompanied the girls, were clearly angry over the move. One woman spat an invective at a board member "Hope you're happy, b," she said while others loudly lambasted the board as they left the meeting room.