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High School

Friday, November 4, 2016

Three of our Times News area teams competed in postseason action on Friday.
Marian topped Tri-Valley in the 1A semifinal, 28-7. The Colts will take on Williams Valley next week in the championship game.
Seventh-seeded Easton defeated Pleasant Valley, 27-12. Blue Mountain topped Northwestern Eastern Conference action 51-30.

FINAL: Marian 28, Tri-Valley 7

FINAL: Blue Mountain 51, Northwestern 30

FINAL: Easton 27, Pleasant Valley 12

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers this week against the Buffalo Bills.
Coach Chip Kelly announced the decision Tuesday to bench Blaine Gabbert and give back the job Kaepernick lost midway through last season. Kaepernick has only played briefly in the opener but has generated attention with his refusal to stand for the national anthem.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sarah Keer is part of the reason why Temple’s field hockey team is in the midst of a current three-game win streak.
After a slow start, in which the Owls find themselves sitting at 4-8 overall, the Lehighton graduate has been a key asset in the Big East field hockey program’s bit of a turnaround.
The two-time Times News Field Hockey Player of the Year (2011, 2012) currently leads the Owls’ in assists (four) and shots on goal (38).

Friday, December 28, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Tiffany Thompson gets set to shoot as Northern Lehigh's Jessica Olewine (left) and Emily Bevins (hidden) defend.

The Lehighton girls earned every bit of their 43-38 victory over Northern Lehigh Thursday night in the Lady Indian Holiday Classic.

Heading into the fourth quarter, Lehighton had a 38-28 lead over the Bulldogs. Both teams exchanged baskets to open the quarter.

The Bulldogs went on a run early in the quarter. Kelsey Follweiler hit a three-pointer with 5:22 left to play, which sparked a 9-0 spurt. The Indians clung to a three-point lead with 3:41 left to play, 40-37.

Friday, December 28, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Catherine Condly moves the ball up court as Palmerton's Mikayla Krupa comes up from behind.

Most round ball enthusiasts would tell you that the game of basketball is a game of runs.

Thursday night's contest between Jim Thorpe and Palmerton in the Lady Indian Holiday Classic showed just that.

The Lady Olympians jumped out to a 19-10 first quarter advantage, but the Bombers bounced back, outscoring JT 21-3 in the second quarter to help them capture a 55-30 non-league victory.

Friday, December 28, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Khadir Lindsey (5) drives to the basket for a bucket as Palmerton's Mark Quinn slides in underneath.

Two teams, both looking to find their identity, squared off in the opener of the Slatington Rotary Tournament on Thursday night.

Jim Thorpe and Palmerton battled toe-to-toe for three quarters before the Olympians made a stand and pulled out a 74-62 victory.

Khadr Lindsey scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the final quarter to help the Olympians pull away for the win and earn them the right to face Northern Lehigh, a 61-38 winner over Lehighton, in tonight's championship.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Bulldogs pull away to turn back Indians

Northern Lehigh used a huge second half and a career night from Tyler Dibilio to defeat Lehighton, 61-38 in the opening round of the 32nd Annual Slatington Rotary Basketball Tournament.

The Bulldogs (3-2) held a slim 22-21 lead heading into the half, but exploded out of the gate to outscore the Indians 18-5 in the third quarter.

Northern Lehigh used a 13-0 run that lasted from late in the third quarter into the fourth to extend the lead from 31-26 to 44-26, which essentially put the game out of reach for Lehighton.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Tamaqua boys and Panther Valley girls came out on the winning side in basketball action last night.


Tamaqua-Sch. Haven

Tamaqua (6-1) kept up its winning ways coasting by Schuylkill Haven.

The Raiders went into the half 26-9 en-route to a 51-22 non-league victory.

Brett Kosciolek led Tamaqua once again, scoring 13 points, while Bo Rottet added 10.

Mike Bubeck was the lone Hurricane in double figures, scoring 11.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Most animal experts would agree that if a tiger fought with a panther, the tiger, because of its strength and size, would win every time.

Whether it be in the jungle or on the hardwood, the same result apparently holds true as the Tigers of Northwestern defeated Panther Valley last night, 56-49, to run their all-time record to 11-0 over the Panthers.

Size and strength prevailed. The Tigers raced to a nine-point first-quarter lead on the torrid shooting strength of Tyler Richardson. He sank his first three three-point shots and totaled 11 points for the first eight minutes.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Andy Steinmetz/TIMES NEWS Members of the Weatherly boys basketball team include, front row from left, Luke Reiner, Adam Capone, Josh Reiner, Lee Nyer, Luke Figas, Dillon Bizarre; back row, Brett Kelly, Michael Baade, Charlie Wallish, Joey Haganey, Tim Busher, Brett Stallone and Nick Miller. Other members of the team include Tyler Sipler, Derek Coombe and Jake Stower.

Ron Cann has been Weatherly's head boys basketball coach for the past six seasons and throughout the course of that time, one thing has remained a constant with the program speed.

With a lack of substantial size on the roster once again this season, that constant is going to need to play an important role for the Wreckers..

"We could be very successful this season with running the ball against other teams," Cann said. "We're hoping to produce many transition buckets in order to remain competitive with the schedule."