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  • Week 2 High School picks: Stop at Kelly's Irish Pub may change my luck

     
    It has been one of the weirdest three-week periods I can remember with an earthquake, hurricane, massive flooding and gloomy skies almost every day. Everybody's been saying: "What's going on? Is this the end?" In these turbulent times, we need things we...
  • Week 4 high school picks: Can the hot streak continue?

     
    I don't know if the games were just easy to pick, or I got lucky last week. But I had one of my best weeks ever with the high school predictions, going 19-3. Missed only Marian over Mahanoy Area, Honesdale over ES North, and of course, Parkland over...
  • Week 4 Colonial League picks, notes

     
    A 5-1 week brings the season total to 16-2. A blocked extra point went the wrong way in my pick of Southern Lehigh over Bangor. This week, there are two tough games to call: Southern Lehigh hosts unbeaten Northwestern and......
  • Fish Report for Fri., Sept. 30, 2011

     
    Wednesday’s heavy rainstorm just added to an already waterlogged travesty to fishing in the Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh River has been practically unfishable the entire month of September, and the Pohopoco below Beltzville looks like Class 5...
  • Rock Hall nominees have recent L.V. visitors who will get in, and some who won't

     
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its latest nominees, and several have played the Lehigh Valley recently. And deserve to be inducted. And some don't. Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, who both played Bethlehem’s Musikfest......
  • Week 5 high school football picks: Is another miracle in the Cards?

     
    I know it's another football Friday, but I want to acknowledge the many folks who have sent me messages -- texts, e-mails, voice mails -- in the past day or so about the St. Louis Cardinals. Yes, I am a life-long Cardinals fan. Yes, I am happy they made...
  • District 11 rankings midway through regular season

     
    High school football’s second half of the regular season starts this weekend. In the Colonial League, it is the beginning of the playoffs in the North Division. Four unbeatens battling for a league title and playoff berths collide in Week......
  • Gordon Lightfoot shows frailties of life in songs, self at Penn's Peak concert

     
    Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot has spent a 50-year career telling the stories of life and the people in it – often about the adversities they face. Now nearly 73 and having faced obstacles himself – a heart ailment, six-week coma,...
  • 'Tis the time of year to watch for those big, yellow buses

     
    School's been back in session for about a month, and school-bus safety week is coming up soon, so I thought the following promotion from a bus company serving the Jim Thorpe School District was timely. Bus Safety Week is intended as a reminder for all...
  • Week 6 picks: 8:37 p.m. start in Philly is at least good for area HS football

     
    A little late in getting the high school picks posted. That's because I slept in just a little bit later on this Friday morning, knowing tonight will be a late one. Headed to Citizens Bank Park for Game 5 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Phillies....
  • Lehigh sweeps Patriot League offensive and defensive awards

     
    Coming on the heels of an impressive 30-6 win over Bucknell to start Patriot League play, No. 10 ranked Lehigh swept the league's weekly offensive and defensive awards. Here are the details from the Patriot League release: Offensive Player of the Week...
  • District 11 football rankings entering Week 7

     
    If the District 11 playoffs started this weekend, guess who is not invited to the party? Parkland, Stroudsburg and Emmaus in Class 4A. Central Catholic and Blue Mountain in 3A. Certainly not what was predicted by many back in August.......