Saturday, December 10, 2016

Local Sports

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Panther Valley will be selling winter passes for the upcoming sports season.

The passes will be sold at Meet the Panthers Night on Wednesday, Dec. 7. They will also be on sale daily in the Panther Valley Athletic and Activities Office.

The cost of the passes are as follows: Family of 4 - $125, Each extra person - $30, Student/Senior citizen - $35, Single Person - $45.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29, 2002 — A big game from Danny Miller helps Lehighton earn an 81-75 victory over Palmerton in both team’s season opener. Miller finishes with 24 points, pulls down 15 rebounds, and hands out eight assists. Miller, Ray Lenhart, and Jon Yenser each tally six points in the second quarter as the Indians, coached by Jason Weaver, use a 22-7 frame to take control of the game. Lenhart also ends the contest with 24 points, while Yenser nets 23. For the Blue Bombers, Drew Kohan hits for a game-high 28 points.

Monday, November 28, 2016

November 28, 1974 — Touchdowns from Bob Edwards and Steve Hluschak lift Slatington to a 14-6 Thanksgiving Day victory over rival Palmerton. The win allows the Bulldogs, coached by Dick Snell, to finish in a first-place tie with Northampton for the Lehigh Valley League championship. Edwards gives his team a lead in the second quarter when he intercepts a pass and returns it 23 yards for a score. Hluschak adds a 1-yard TD plunge in the final frame to secure the victory. The Bombers’ only score comes on a 71-yard pass from Pete Kale to Jan Krawchuk.

Monday, November 28, 2016

You’ve heard the phrase “win and in” for advancing into the postseason. There’s another, less known saying: “not play and stay.”

The second one could apply to Ohio State and Michigan when it comes to the College Football Playoff.

A difficult and precedent-setting call was all but guaranteed by the Buckeyes’ thrilling triumph over the Wolverines in double overtime on Saturday in a battle between the second- and third-ranked teams in the CFP poll.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Penn State’s match-up with Big Ten East opponent Michigan State later today (3:30 ET, ESPN) is to put it mildly, a very important football game. Not only does this contest have Big Ten championship implications, but it also has an effect on the national championship picture as well.

Friday, November 25, 2016

I don’t care if you use the right fork; I probably won’t either. If you ignore my blinking turn signal, refuse eye contact and steal an open parking place just ahead of me, I’ll probably just shake my head and drive on.

In short, I don’t criticize other people’s manners. For one thing, I’m aware of my own shortcomings, evidenced by things like the unopened box of thank you notes in an office drawer for a few years now. None of us are perfect, and I try to judge not and care not about other people’s behavior.

Unless I’m on a hunting trip.

Friday, November 25, 2016

November 26, 2010 — Cody Remaley carries 14 times for 258 yards and four touchdowns to help Northern Lehigh roll to a 50-14 victory over Wilkes-Barre GAR in the PIAA Class 2A state playoffs. Remaley scores on runs of 12, 19, 41 and 86 yards as the Bulldogs, coached by Joe Tout, finish the contest with 458 yards on the ground. Jake Kern adds a 57-yard TD and finish with 148 yards on just seven attempts. Matt Gill adds an 8-yard scoring run, and also catches a 38-yard TD pass from Dylan Hofmann.

Friday, November 25, 2016

If time were travel and your destination the Isle of Regular Exercise, Thanksgiving to New Year’s would be when your cabin cruiser enters the Bermuda Triangle. Preparation for the holidays and the subsequent social commitments create their own type of Devil’s Triangle, which makes it quite possible for you to get lost at sea.

It’s even more likely that your personal exercise vessel will experience turbulence when you enter these waters. But if it springs a leak and takes on some water (or some unwanted weight), don’t abandon ship.

Simply change course.

Friday, November 25, 2016

It was the same old story last week as Notre Dame played its last home game in South Bend for the 2016 season. The result was a 34-31 loss to Virginia Tech in which the Irish shot out to a 17-0 lead only to let it slip away, yet again.

The game was one of two completely different halves of football for ND.

Friday, November 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Don’t tell the Philadelphia Eagles that Aaron Rodgers has lost his winning touch.

Rodgers has a losing record for the first time since his first season as Green Bay’s starting quarterback in 2008. But the two-time NFL MVP is hardly to blame for the Packers’ four-game losing streak.

“He’s still playing at a high level,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “I don’t think their record reflects what they’re doing offensively.”

The Eagles host (5-5) Green Bay (4-6) on Monday night. Jenkins and the rest of the defense know they have a tough task.