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Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 3, 2001 Northern Lehigh's Herzog twins, Jared and Justin, both capture gold medals at the Class AA Southeast Regionals. Jared Herzog, at 112 pounds, defeats Jim Collins of Northern Lebanon by a 3-2 score in the finals. Herzog had lost to Collins earlier in the season but gets some revenge by handing the Viking wrestler his first loss of the season. Justin Herzog, at 119, also claims a title by earning an 8-5 decision over Bob Frey of Wilson. Frey also had defeated Justin earlier in the season.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

If you immerse yourself in the ocean of presently available health and fitness information, you'll find the waters something other than smooth. The Internet and all the technology it has spawned not only delivers research results faster than ever before, but it has also sired what Marco Bertamini of the University of Liverpool and Mangus Munafo of the University of Bristol call in the January issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science "bite-size science," a trend towards smaller research papers based on fewer studies.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Last year, students from 24 counties – including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton – participated in the Wildlife Leadership Academy.

This year, academy director Michele Kittell hopes for even more statewide representation and is accepting applications until Sunday, April 1. Applicants between the ages of 14-17 are eligible to attend one of two field schools: Pennsylvania Bucktails, which focuses on whitetail deer, or Pennsylvania Brookies, which focuses on brook trout and coldwater fisheries.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Last year, students from 24 counties – including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton – participated in the Wildlife Leadership Academy.

This year, academy director Michele Kittell hopes for even more statewide representation and is accepting applications until Sunday, April 1. Applicants between the ages of 14-17 are eligible to attend one of two field schools: Pennsylvania Bucktails, which focuses on whitetail deer, or Pennsylvania Brookies, which focuses on brook trout and coldwater fisheries.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

If you immerse yourself in the ocean of presently available health and fitness information, you'll find the waters something other than smooth. The Internet and all the technology it has spawned not only delivers research results faster than ever before, but it has also sired what Marco Bertamini of the University of Liverpool and Mangus Munafo of the University of Bristol call in the January issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science "bite-size science," a trend towards smaller research papers based on fewer studies.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Experienced hunters and trappers who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for the Pennsylvania Game Commission's basic Hunter-Trapper Education, Successful Bowhunting, Successful Furtaking and Successful Turkey Hunting courses, as well as future courses under consideration, are being sought by the agency.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lehighton High School senior Kaycie Andrew will continue her academic and field hockey careers at Division III Eastern University in Philadelphia.

Andrew was a three-year member of the Indian varsity field hockey team, where she played left wing. During her career, she scored 17 goals and had 23 assists for the Indians.

In addition to field hockey, Andrew was a member of the girls soccer team and also participated in chorus and SAGE.

She is the daughter of Vaughn and Lisa and plans to major in Physical Therapy and Exercise Science at Eastern University.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Bulldogs' Baumann will wrestle at King's

Northern Lehigh High School senior Kyle Baumann has announced that he will continue his academic and wrestling careers at Division III King's College.

Baumann was a three-year member of the varsity wrestling team at Northern Lehigh. This year, he competed at the 132 pound weight class and posted a record of 15-11.

In addition to wrestling, Baumann was also a member of the Bulldogs football team where he played running back and linebacker.

He is the son of Chris and Bekki Baumann and plans to major in Athletic Training at King's.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2, 1973 George Donchez collects 12 points and pulls down 10 rebounds to help lead Palmerton to a 55-54 victory over Pine Grove in the District 11 Class B playoffs. The Blue Bombers hit 10 free throws during the fourth quarter to hang on for the win. Jan Krawchuk finishes the contest with 10 points while Jim Hay tallies nine points and hauls in 16 rebounds.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will inducted it 2012 class on May 27 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.

This year's class includes the follow members:

TAMAQUA - Dave "Whitey" Williams; George Krell; Howard Arner.

JIM THORPE - James Sofranko; Art Guth.

NESQUEHONING - Jack "K.O." Sweeney; George Roscoe; Mike Kurash.

LEHIGHTON - Robert Shaffer; Marvin Barry; Bob Hofford

SUMMIT HILL - Thomas Wehr; Will Derby.