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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Palmerton senior John Snyder will continue his education and football career at Moravian College next fall.

Snyder, who led the Blue Bombers in tackles with 109 (63 solo and 46 asisted), was a 2012 Colonial League two-way All-Star, making first team offensive line and second team defensive line.

He also made 27 tackles for losses, had 11 sacks, recovered two fumbles and returned onefor a touchdown. He also blocked three kicks.

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 2006 Marian's Kristen Shickora wins a gold medal at the state swimming meet while three Panther Valley athletes also place at the annual competition. Shickora earns her title in the 100-yard backstroke and sets a new state record in the process. The sophomore captures her gold by finishing in a time of 55.64. The Panthers' Allysa Vavra takes second in the 100 breaststroke while teammate Amanda Terray ties for second in the 100 back. PV's Sami Vavra earns a ninth place in the 100 breast.

Monday, March 18, 2013

With one week remaining in the regular season, all six playoff spots have been locked up in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league.

All six playoff teams will be in action against each other on Wednesday night at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center, as they battle for playoffs seedings and first-round byes.

Defending league champion Ryan's Oil & Heating currently tops the standings with a 4-1 record.

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

Batter's Box-Ryan's Oil & Heating

Monday, March 18, 2013

Northern Lehigh graduate Kris Krawchuk concluded an outstanding season for the Wilkes University wrestling team as national runner-up at 157-pounds at the NCAA Championships over the weeked at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Iowa.. Krawchuk fell 3-0 to unseeded Devin Biscaha of Springfield in the final.

Krawchuk finishes his junior year with a 29-4 overall mark after being ranked in the top five nationally throughout the entire 2012-13 campaign for the Colonels.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Palmerton lifters

Palmerton lifters earn gold at competition Palmerton High School recently earned first place in the small school division of the 2013 Pennsylvania State Teenage Powerlifting Championships, held in Emmaus.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Three from Jim Thorpe to be honored

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 16, 2013
Mentored Youth Trout Day, a new program of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, will allow youngsters and their licensed adult chaperons the opportunity to each catch two trout Saturday, March 23, on designated waters in the Southeast Region a week before the season opens in the 18-county area.

When the Pennsylvania Game Commission became the national trendsetter in the 1990s with its Mentored Youth Hunting program, many hoped the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission would follow with some type of unique fishing opportunity for youngsters.

Well, better late than never.

Mentored Youth Trout Day, a pilot program finalized and adopted earlier this year by the PFBC, will be held Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 12 specifically designated waters throughout the 18 counties in the Southeast Region for unlicensed anglers younger than 16.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Caroline Kanaskie swims the backstroke during a meet earlier this season.

Tamaqua head swim coach Ashley Stanek (2005) and assistant coach Adrian Bumbulsky (2007) enjoyed a significant amount of success during their high school days. The two were responsible for numerous Raider swim records and both surpassed the 1,000 point milestone in their careers.

This year's Tamaqua swim squad has a pair that rivals Stanek and Bumbulsky, but considering the two are now the coaches of the Raiders that's just fine with them.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 16, 1984 Keith Garzio scores a team-high 18 points and also collects 11 rebounds to help Marian gain a 61-50 victory over Forest City in the PIAA state Class A playoffs. The Colts, coached by Sid Llera, take an early 4-2 lead and never trail the rest of the way. Tom Carrigan finishes with 11 points and six boards for the winners, who build their lead to eight points by halftime. Dave Kalinock also chips in with 10 points while Jerard Butala and Bob Klotz both finish with six points and six rebounds.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New, tougher anti-poaching legislation is in effect for the 2013 trout seasons, increasing the maximum fine for illegally harvesting fish from $200 to $5,000 and extends the period the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission can revoke fishing and boating privileges from two to five years.