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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Most sportsmen – and their families – are less than "wild" about bucking crowds and gift shopping during the December hunting seasons.

So, one of the easiest ways to ease the burden of gift giving is to visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website http://www.pgc. state.pa.us and shop for items listed at "The Outdoor Shop." There one finds everything from unique one-of-a-kind items to stocking suffer that not only will please outdoors enthusiasts, but money generated for the sales supports PGC wildlife management programs.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
nancy scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley boys basketball team members are, front row, from left, manager Chenelle Brown, Bryan Sharpe, Chris Skutnik, Daniel Hrbek, Jarius Hosier, Lance Robinson, Zach Deegan, Shai-Quan Auldern, manager Shadai Johnson and manager Crystal Morales. Back row, assistant coach Rob Madsen, Jonah Helfrich, Dakota Neubert, Sekou Jones, Mark Cunningham, Jonathan Pazienza, Marquis Brown, Pierre Roden, Devon Howard, assistant coach Tony Chupa and head coach Ken Piontkowski.

Two years ago the Pleasant Valley boys' basketball team lost in the Mountain Valley Conference semi-finals, but still managed to qualify for the District 11 playoffs.

Last season the Bears took it a step further in the conference playoffs, as they made it to the MVC title game for the first time in quite some time.

This year Pleasant Valley wants to take the third and final step. That progression would include winning the conference championship.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8, 1961 Joe Ligenza pours in a game-high 36 points as Nesquehoning rallies for a 79-75 overtime win over Nescopeck. Bob Stoffa helps the Nesquers battle back from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit by scoring six points down the stretch. Stoffa's basket in the final seconds of regulation ties the score at 67-67. The winners, coached by George Roscoe, also receive 13 points from Joe Stemetski and eight from Gerald Farnsworth.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Five weeks ago, the headline to this column read "A loss of muscle: Why so many diets fail." The column used hypothetical examples of overweight women losing weight with and without augmenting the loss with exercise and explained why those who exercise have a far better chance of maintaining the weight loss.

Exercise during moderate weight loss insures that the weight lost is primarily fat. Without exercise as much as 50 percent of the weight loss can be muscle.

Losing muscle makes it more likely that the weight lost will be regained for a simple reason. Muscle isn't inert.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Most sportsmen – and their families – are less than "wild" about bucking crowds and gift shopping during the December hunting seasons.

So, one of the easiest ways to ease the burden of gift giving is to visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website http://www.pgc. state.pa.us and shop for items listed at "The Outdoor Shop." There one finds everything from unique one-of-a-kind items to stocking suffer that not only will please outdoors enthusiasts, but money generated for the sales supports PGC wildlife management programs.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
nancy scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley girls basketball team members, are, front row, from left, Dzana Krac, Erin Sharpe, Jordan Meckes, Arden Cisluycis, Julia Craig, Mackenzie Dorney and Kiki Russell. Back row, assistant coach Chris Jarrow, Keri Dekmar, Jenesa Fields, Courtney Miller, Bridget Lozier, Madison Shaneberger, Samantha Jimenez, head coach Nadia Gauronsky.

Each of the last three seasons, the Pleasant Valley girls' basketball program has improved from one year to the next.

After going just 6-16 in 2009-10, the Lady Bears made an enormous jump to 18-7 the following year and captured their first Mountain Valley Conference crown in six years. Last season a 'young' Bears team not only duplicated its 18 wins and defended its MVC title, but also qualified for PIAA play for the first time in nearly ten years.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Members of the Weatherly girls basketball team includes, front row from left, Catherine Strivak, Sara Heister, Tea Heister, Devon Bizarre, Erin Dougherty, Ally Isom; middle row, Jessica Polchin, Kelly Parker, Alexis Hartz, Ally Parker, Casey Grover, Jackie Gillott, manager Christina Caravella; back row, Dominique Adamczyk, Alexis Boyarsky, Courtney Lovett, Cheyanne Wallish, Shelby Berger, Samantha Hartz, and manager Stephanie Carter.

The fundamentals are stressed in the early stages of developing any skill and basketball is no different.

This year's Weatherly girls' basketball program is determined to be successful, but in order to do so it willI need those fundamentals to be taken care of, developed, and eventually carried out during games.

Every coach hopes their squad can accomplish being successful at these little things and the Lady Wreckers' Paul Hadzick is a coach that needs his roster to carry out that strategy.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

NORTHAMPTON Pleasant Valley's defense isn't in midseason form yet, but don't tell that to Northampton.

Thanks to an aggressive man-to-man D, the Bears stymied the Kids at the offensive end and eventually cruised to a 45-30 non-league victory in their season opener Friday night.

"We feel like we have a lot of depth and we feel like we have some guys that can play," said PV head coach Ken Piontkowski. "It's nice to have that depth. We can just keep bringing guys out, and I think that'll tire teams down if we keep that kind of pressure up.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A new law increases the penalties for assaulting a Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer or deputy WCO takes effect Sunday, Dec. 23, and increases the maximum penalty for anyone convicted of assaulting a WCO or deputy WCO to a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 40 years in prison.

Under the new law, Act 150 of 2012, the penalty of assaulting a wildlife conservation officer of the PGC will be the same penalty for assaulting any other law enforcement official, elected official, personnel of the court, teacher or psychiatric aid.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Five weeks ago, the headline to this column read "A loss of muscle: Why so many diets fail." The column used hypothetical examples of overweight women losing weight with and without augmenting the loss with exercise and explained why those who exercise have a far better chance of maintaining the weight loss.

Exercise during moderate weight loss insures that the weight lost is primarily fat. Without exercise as much as 50 percent of the weight loss can be muscle.

Losing muscle makes it more likely that the weight lost will be regained for a simple reason. Muscle isn't inert.