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Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4, 1970 Jim Thorpe uses a 17-9 fourth quarter to pull out a win over Pocono Mountain. Don Herman tallies a game-high 14 points as the Olympians earn a 50-46 victory. Kevin Mosser contributes 12 points to the winning cause while Jim Straubinger adds 11. Thorpe, coached by "Pip" Rader, also receives seven points from Jimmy Zurn.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

For deer hunters still trying to fill tags the final week of the firearms deer season – and even during the post-Christmas flintlock muzzleloader season patience is not just a virtue, it is more like a necessity.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Bags first buck

Andrew Ray, an 11-year old 6th grader at the Weatherly Middle School, shot the first deer in his hunting career on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Ray got the 12-point, 180-pound buck at Silver Ridge Hunting Club in Weatherly where he is a junior member.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Not every weightlifter wants to become massive.

In fact, the majority of people of lift weights whether they be females, endurance athletes, or middle-of-the-road exercisers more concerned about maintaining health than improving fitness don't want to develop too much size. This desire, however, does not mean the lifting has to be halfhearted.

Your workouts still should be intense; it's just that the end product should result in something other than adding two inches of muscle to your quads and an inch to your chest.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Heckman gets bear

Barry Heckman of Lehighton recently shot his second bear in 30 years of hunting. Heckman nabbed the 255-pound bear in the Unionville area.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Tamaqua Blue Raider Football Seniors and Awards

Tamaqua Blue Raider football players were recognized during their Tamaqua

Raider Football Booster awards ceremony held recently at the Tamaqua

Auditorium. During the program, players in all grades were recognized as

well as remarks and speeches provided by guest speaker Jim Tkach, retired

Northern Lehigh football coach, Tamaqua Football Boosters President Cathy

Miorelli, Head Coach Sam Bonner, team coaches and others.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
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Allan Haydt of Lehighton sits next to 10-point buck shot at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Mahoning Township. Haydt said lhe has been hunting 43 years and the 185 pounder, with a 20-inch inside rack spread, is the biggest deer he's ever shot.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Marian High School will hold its annual Meet the Colts and Fillies Night on Monday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school.

Members of the boys and girls basketball teams will be introduced.

The public is welcome to attend.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tiger leads at Chevron World Challenge

In one of his most complete rounds of the year, Tiger Woods missed only two greens and putted for eagle four times on his way to a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy in the Chevron World Challenge.

Friday, December 3, 2010

In his perfect football world, Ben Flizack would be a defensive tackle for Lehigh over the next three years. It would be the ideal ending to a position change this past spring that apparently changed his world.

However, he doesn't have too much trouble adjusting to circumstances in his current football world. Tomorrow afternoon, Flizack will start a game from his defensive tackle position in Newark, Delaware, the second one in recent weeks that will be worth the entire wait.