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Monday, April 9, 2012
photo courtesy of samantha yasson Mark Fox, quarterback of the Panther Valley Breaker Boys, takes a snap during his team's game against Hazleton. Fox threw eight touchdowns in the game and PV won, 69-6.

The Panther Valley Breaker Boys got their first win of the season on Sunday, April 1.

The Breakers Boys defeated the Hazleton Trojans 69-6, in a Great Eastern Football Association game in Summit Hill.

Mark Fox threw a Breaker Boys record eight touchdown passes in the contest without getting intercepted.

Fox got the Breaker Boys (1-1) off to a quick start by tossing a first quarter TD pass to Jesse Lincovich. Shawn Nunemacher added three touchdown receptions in the opening half and Fogel also caught one as the Breaker Boys built a 35-0 halftime lead.

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9, 1965 Charlie Keer collects two hits - one a triple, knocks in three runs, and scores twice to help Marian open its season with a 15-3 win over Freeland MMI. The Colts, coached by Jim Kroculik, also receive two hits and two runs from Francis Flaim. Denny Boyle and Bill Sakusky each finish with an extra-base hit, two runs, and two RBIs. The offensive support is more than enough for Joe Simcik, who earns the pitching win. Simcik, who finishes with a five-hitter, walks two and strikes out nine.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 7, 1951 George Biank, captain of the Nesquehoning gym team, captures the gold medal in the scholastic tumbling (floor exercise) championship at the state final gymnastic competition held at Penn State. Teammate Robert Coombe also earns a medal, taking bronze in the side (pommel) horse. Others from the Nesquehoning team, coached by George Roscoe, to finish in the top five include John Kochaba (fourth in tumbling), James Macalush (fifth in tumbling), Mike Trevena (fourth in side horse) amd John Moskerinetz (fourth on horizontal bar).

Saturday, April 7, 2012

If this story doesn't make you feel good, you've probably lost that capacity.

By February, the high-priced New York Knicks had fallen apart. Their record had dropped well under .500, and their two $18 million superstars, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, had just sustained injuries that would keep them from playing at least the next half dozen games.

The Knicks' season seemed lost until a 6-3 Taiwanese-American who had previously been cut by two NBA teams started scoring like Kobe Bryant and passing like Steve Nash.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

NEW TRIPOLI – For the last eight years, hundreds of women visit Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club for a day of exploring the outdoors when the National Wild Turkey Federation holds a Women In The Outdoors event, which is among the largest WITO events in the country, having introduced more 1,200 women to the outdoors sports since its inception in 2004.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 class on May 27 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Landowners have until Friday, June 1, to enroll or renew their applications in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Deer Management Assistance Program, which is an antlerless deer-hunting program to help landowners manage deer on their properties through hunting.

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6, 1970 Don Frehulfer wins a pair of events to help Lehighton open its track season with a narrow 62-56 win over Dieruff. Frehulfer captures the 100 and 220 and also contributes to the Indians' winning mile realy team. Lehighton also receives first place finishes from Denny Fritzinger (440), Gary Fedor (mile), Glen Haydt (two mile), Kevin Seltzer (high jump) and Greg Hopstock (pole vault).

Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Ashton Galasso dives headfirst to try and come up with a catch in rightfield. Galasso just missed coming up with the grab as the ball bounced off her glove and rolled under her.

Mahanoy Area blanked Marian in an early-season Schuylkill League softball showdown on Thursday.


Mahanoy Area-Marian

Mahanoy Area enacted the mercy rule, beating Marian, 11-0, in a Schuylkill League game.

Jamie Rago led the Golden Bears with two hits and four RBIs.

Gabby Cann and Lindsay Nemeth had hits for the Fillies, who fell to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Mahanoy Area 400 043 - 11 8 0

Marian 000 000 - 0 2 5

Hullihan and Finneran; Nemeth and Hill. W - Hullihan, L - Nemeth.

Panther Valley-Weatherly

Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian shortstop Mikey Cataldo (left) flips the ball to teammate Dylan Lantham at second base after catching a line drive. The Colts easily doubled up a Mahanoy Area baserunner on the play.

It wasn't pretty and it didn't come easy, but the Marian Colts baseball squad got the job done against Schuylkill League Division foe Mahanoy Area on Thursday afternoon.

An Anthony Pilla solo home run in the fourth inning gave Marian some breathing room and solid pitching from Brendan McGowan and Mike Cataldo helped the Colts to gain the 5-1 victory.