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Friday, January 27, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Marian's Alden Whah goes up for a jumper over Samson Walton of Weatherly Thursday during their Schuylkill League Division 3 game.

A first-quarter run got Marian off to a good start.

A third-quarter run by Weatherly made the Colts' comfortable 15-point halftime lead a little uncomfortable.

But in the end, the Colts did what was needed to pull out a 46-35 Schuylkill League victory.

"We said at halftime that we needed to keep them from coming out and getting a run because they're a very good team," Marian coach John Patton said. "Ron (Cann) does a great job with them. They come out and they play hard.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Tamaqua girls swim team remained undefeated in Schuylkill League action by cruising to a win over North Schuylkill.

The win sets up a showdown for the league title as the Lady Raiders (10-1; 4-0) travel to Blue Mountain (8-2; 4-0) on Thursday.

In other local action, the Palmerton girls basketball team qualified for the district playoffs with a win over Catasauqua.


Tamaqua-No. Schuylkill

Tamaqua swept North Schuylkill in swimming action on Thursday afternoon with the men gaining an 84-48 decision and the women cruising to a 132-32 victory.

Thursday, January 26, 2012
rich george/special to the times news Palmerton's Zach Graver (left) recorded a close decision over Bangor's Cody Dockry at 145 pounds.

Palmerton needed a win over Bangor to stay in position for a spot in the Colonial League Duals. And the Bombers got it, rolling up a 35-point lead before winning 38-15 on senior night in Palmerton.

"I looked at this match and saw very similar match ups record-wise," said Blue Bomber head coach Dave Lavin. "And we won all those swing matches. It could have been close, but they just separated themselves.

"This solidifies a spot in district duals. We should be good for the league tournament as well."

Thursday, January 26, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Dylan Rynkiewicz wraps up Jim Thorpe's Avery Ziegenfuss in the 138 pound bout.

The Tamaqua Blue Raiders wrestling team may not have the best team record on the planet in 2011-2012 standing at a mark of 4-12. In the case of the Tamaqua grapplers, records are most certainly deceiving. Plagued all season long by low numbers the Raiders have struggled to gain wins based on the amount of forfeits they've had in matches this season. Tamaqua however, didn't struggle at all on the mat Wednesday night as they defeated Jim Thorpe 56-24 in a Schuylkill League Division I contest.

Thursday, January 26, 2012
ron gower/times news Pleasant Valley's James Felipa (top) has control of Lehighton's Anthony Farano during their 120-pound bout. Felipa went on to record a technical fall.

Both coaches knew what to expect heading into the Mountain Valley Conference wrestling matchup between Lehighton and Pleasant Valley. The match was expected to favor the Bears in the lighter weights, the Indians were favored in the middle weights, and the heavier weights were a toss-up.

The match went according to form as Pleasant Valley built a commanding early lead and then put it away by winning the late tossup bouts.

The result was a 47-21 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Panther Valley and Tamaqua both picked up wins in Schuylkill League boys basketball action on Wednesday night.


Panther Valley-Schuylkill Haven

Panther Valley outscored Schuylkill Haven 37-4 in the first half and went on to win easily, 61-35.

Nate Mathewson led the Panthers (8-8) with 18 points. Teammate Steve Romanchik added 13.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012
mike feifel/times news Northern Lehigh's Caleb Johnson (44) is guarded by Austin Uhl of Salisbury.

After trailing the entire game, Northern Lehigh nearly had undefeated Salisbury on the ropes Tuesday night in Slatington.

The Bulldogs trimmed a 14-point third-quarter deficit down to three points with just over two minutes to go in the fourth quarter and Salisbury's leading scorer, Lloyd Irons, was playing with four fouls.

But a Tyler Brown foul shot and an Irons basket with 1:07 left put Salisbury back in front by six. The Falcons hit their foul shots down the stretch and took home with a 61-51 Colonial League win.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Pleasant Valley girls' basketball team knew what was on the line when it took the floor against East Stroudsburg South Tuesday night.

A win would have given the Lady Bears six victories in the Mountain Valley Conference, thus qualifying them for the District 11 playoffs. Knowing that, they went out and got the job done.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Kelsey Follweiler of Northern (3) looks for an open teammate as Salisbury's Megan Hrebik defends.

Northern Lehigh, Marian, Panther Valley and Palmerton posted girls basketball victories on Tuesday.

No. Lehigh-Salisbury

Aimee Oertner had a game-high 19 points to lead Northern Lehigh to a 42-39 Colonial League victory over Salisbury.

With the Bulldogs (8-8, 5-6) leading by a point, Jessica Olewine canned two free-throws with :02 left to secure the win.

Megan Hrebik had 18 points to lead Salisbury.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's no secret that Celeste Robinson is the main force that drives the Lady Olympians this season. Robinson leads the TIMES NEWS area and Schuylkill League in scoring with 25 points per game. Jim Thorpe showed last evening however, that they are much more than just a one woman show, downing North Schuylkill 59-42 for the Schuylkill League Division I victory.

Robinson no doubt showed her scoring ability once again leading all scorers with 30 points, but it was a total team-effort that silenced the Lady Spartans on Tuesday night.