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Saturday, November 13, 2010

WILKES-BARRE – While the majority of input received by the Pennsylvania Game Commission opposed the changes made for this year's black bear seasons, the number of bear sightings throughout Pennsylvania means the recent trend of hunter success is likely to continue.

Beginning Monday, the newly established statewide, five-day archery bear season opens. This will be followed by a statewide, three-day firearms that features one of the most dramatic changes in year by the PGC board of game commissioners, opening the season, Saturday, Nov. 20.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Penn State gave Joe Paterno his 400th career victory the hard way last week.

The Nittany Lions trailed Northwestern, with Bethlehem Liberty quarterback Dan Persa directing the Wildcats' attack, 21-0, only to rally for a 35-21 triumph at Beaver Stadium.

The win was the third in a row for Penn State, and at 6-3 (3-2 Big Ten), the Lions are once again bowl-eligible for the 37th time under Paterno's tutelage. There are seven Big Ten teams now bowl-eligible, so how the Lions fare the next three weeks will determine where they will be bowling.

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Cavs end Bears dream season

The Pleasant Valley football team was probably suffering from a case of déjà vu five minutes into its district quarterfinal contest with East Stroudsburg South Friday night.

Unfortunately for the Bears, this time there would be no dramatic come-from-behind victory.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would protect traditional ammunition and fishing tackle from being banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The bill, S. 3850, introduced on September 28, by Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D- AR) comes after a petition was filed under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) seeking to ban both traditional ammunition and fishing tackle. That petition was filed by several groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity and the American Bird Conservancy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

According to nearly 80,000 responses gathered by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, on any given day less than half of U.S. adults engage in what's considered by the Metabolic Equivalent (MET) intensity values "moderate activity," and the most frequently listed moderate activity for those who did was can you believe it? food preparation.

Since when did scooping coffee, scrambling eggs, and chopping onions constitute a workout?

Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12, 1988 Two Marian players each reach 100 yards rushing and the Colts cruise to a 33-12 victory over rival Tamaqua. Greg Izzo carries 25 times for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Joe Gillespie gains 101 yards and two scores on 16 attempts. Gillespie hits paydirt from 30 and 10 yards while Izzo's TD runs cover two and five yards. The winners, coached by Stan Dick, also receive a 24-yard scoring pass from Mike Makovec to Jim McCarroll.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Panther Valley Hoopster Boosters will be hosting a Preseason Shootout this Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Panther Valley Middle School and High School Gymnasiums. Admission is free and there will be refreshments available to purchase. Five teams will be participating in this year's event.


Middle School Gym

10 a.m. - Pottsville vs. Panther Vy.

11:10 a.m. - Pottsville vs. Nativity

12:20 p.m. - Panther Vy. vs. Nativity

1:30 p.m. Tamaqua vs. Panther Vy.

2:40 p.m. Tri-Valley vs. Panther Vy.

High School Gym

Friday, November 12, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Kolby Mashack (seated, center), a senior at Tamaqua Area High School, will continue his wrestling and academic careers at Bucknell University next year. Seated with Kolby are his parents, Sheila and Jon. Standing from left are Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner, head wrestling coach Jim McCabe and Athletics Director Mike Hromyak.

Kolby Mashack hasn't shied away from challenging tough opponents during his wrestling career at Tamaqua Area High School.

The Blue Raiders' senior 135-pounder will have the opportunity to grapple even tougher opposition on the college level at Bucknell University in Lewisburg next year.

"Bucknell had great academics and a great campus, and it's Division I wrestling, so it's can't get any better than that," said Mashack, who plans to major in biology/pre-medicine.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I took a big hit during the final week of the regular season. It was a good time to gamble a bit and all of the gambles I took fell by the wayside.

The good news is, we have three more weeks left starting tonight and even though I might not be able to catch the top of the heap, hopefully I just won't finish in last place.

Three local teams (Northern Lehigh, Jim Thorpe and Pleasant Valley) have kept their seasons alive and hopefully two of them will still be around when I write this column next week.

So get your playoff game face on and here goes:

Friday, November 12, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Amy Zehner (seated, center), a senior at Tamaqua Area High School, will continue her basketball and academic careers at Bucknell University next year. Seated with Amy are her parents, Judy and Mel Zehner. Standing from left are Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner, Lady Raiders head coach Joe Berezwick and Athletics Director Mike Hromyak.

Amy Zehner considered several schools when making her choice of college.

In the end, the Tamaqua Area High School senior All-State basketball standout went with a familiar choice.

Zehner will continue her athletic and academic careers at Bucknell University in Lewisburg next year.

The 5-11 Zehner currently ranks fifth on the all-time Tamaqua girls scoring list with 1,293 points. Last season, she averaged 21 points (with a high game of 36 points) and 10.4 rebounds per game, recording 17 double-doubles.