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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee has scheduled another hearing on legislation that would transfer authority over Sunday hunting from the legislature to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. in Room 140 of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

SWIFTWATER – On a night where Josh Agosto became Lehighton's all-time leading passer, it would be his legs that would pull out the victory for the Indians.

After blowing a 31-point lead to Pocono Mountain West in roughly nine minutes, it was up to the Lehighton offense to put together one last drive to preserve the win. That drive consisted of one player and one player only. Quarterback Josh Agosto.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
BOB FORD TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Dalton Nunemacher (26) leaps over teammate Jared Muffley as the Panthers' Anthony Staivecki (63), Richie Smith (31) and Mike Weaver (10) try to make the tackle.

Tamaqua senior running back Jarred Muffley had all eyes set on going over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season on Friday night when the Blue Raiders traveled to Panther Valley. So it was no surprise that he started on the venture right from the start.

Muffley scored the first of his four touchdowns on the night on the first offensive play of the game and the Blue Raiders never looked back in handing the Panthers a 39-6 setback in Anthracite Football League action.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 22, 1965 Lehighton pulls out a 7-6 Lehigh Valley League win over Emmaus to snap an 11-game losing streak against the Green Hornets. The Indians, coached by Mike Ebbert, score their only points in the second quarter. Jerry Serfass recovers an Emmaus fumble at the one-yard line and Den Novatnack follows with a TD plunge. John Woginrich blasts off right tackle for the extra point. The Hornets score in the fourth quarter but fail on the conversion. Another Emmaus threat ends when Ron Kunkle recovers another fumble.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

EAST STROUDSBURG - Pleasant Valley forced East Stroudsburg South into three-and-outs on three of its four offensive series in the first half.

After taking a slim one-point lead into half, the Bears couldn't find an answer to repeat the same kind of defensive performance in the final 24 minutes of play.

After Senior Night festivities came to a conclusion at the "Purple Pit," the Cavaliers' Marquis Harp single-handedly guided his team to a 37-14 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Mason Schuler tries to break away from Mike DePaolo (22) and another Pen Argyl defenser during Friday night's game.

Throughout the years, Northwestern has built a reputation as being a difficult place to play.

And that thought weighed heavily on Pen Argyl head coach Paul Reduzzi throughout this past week.

Reduzzi's worries and concerns, however, were quickly put to rest Friday night as the undefeated Green Knights continued their winning ways with a convincing 42-0 Colonial League victory over the Tigers.

"My two trips here as a head coach I hadn't won," said Reduzzi. "We respected their athletes and this is a tough place to play. This was a scary game for us.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

CATASAUQUA They say that "possession is nine-tenths of the law."

If that were the case in Friday night's Colonial League battle between Palmerton and Catasauqua, then the Blue Bombers would be innocent, but quite guilty of turning the ball over.

Palmerton fumbled five times and was intercepted twice. The Rough Riders capitalized on three of those miscues to score a 35-0 shutout win.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Looking back on the Penn State season thus far it's evident that the Nittany Lions have once again produced a talented, stubborn, and hard-nosed defense. Unfortunately, the offensive coaching staff looks to be just as stubborn and hard-nosed, but not in a good way. The meat of the Penn State Big Ten schedule is looming and the Lions recent wins could very well turn into losses if the offense doesn't get the ball rolling in the upcoming weeks.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I'm sure you have a handful of song lyrics that we could call power producers. Lyrics that create such a surge of emotion that when you hear them sung, you feel supercharged. Suddenly, you can tackle that troubling task, feel hope when you had none, work out a whole lot harder.

Words, you see, can do more than relay instruction or transmit thought. Words can lift us up. Or let us down.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

BANGOR - Northern Lehigh's players heard all week about how Bangor is a big, physical football team. And the Bulldogs took it as a challenge.

On the Slaters' senior night, Northern Lehigh showed that when it comes to playing physical football, it takes a back seat to no team in the Colonial League.

The Bulldogs overcame a one-point, second-half deficit to knock off the undefeated Slaters, 20-7.