Monday, March 27, 2017

High School

Saturday, November 7, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Corey Cinicola splits Lehighton defenders Jon Rabenold (52) and Levi Haldeman (32).

Corey Cinicola did everything in his power to make sure Friday's night's game against Lehighton wasn't the final one of his high school career.

Cinicola threw for two touchdowns, ran for one, and was flawless in directing an Olympian offense that at one point scored on six straight possessions.

Cinicola's performance carried Jim Thorpe to a 48-27 victory over Lehighton in their annual game for the Route 209 Trophy.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

CATASAUQUA – Northwestern's defense has had some great performances this season. But Friday night's shut out of one of the Colonial League's best offenses has to be at the top of the list.

The Tigers held Rough Rider quarterback Brandon Lesko to just 95 rushing yards and 70 passing. They didn't allow any big plays in a 13-0 win at Catty's Alumni Field.

"Our defense played really well the whole game," said Northwestern senior defensive back Greg Collopy. "I didn't think we'd shut them out, but I knew we could hold them to at least one score."

Friday, November 6, 2009

A year ago, Chelsea Neff and Alysia Hough got a taste of their first collegiate championship with the University at Albany field hockey program.

After missing out on a title by a mere goal in their freshmen year of college, the pair of Lehighton field hockey alumni were able to cap their sophomore seasons with an America East Conference Tournament title last year. The Great Danes' 2-1 victory over University of New Hampshire was the program's first-ever AEC title.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Last year Lindsay Kerr went to Hershey to compete in the PIAA State Cross Country Championships and placed fourth in the Class AA field.

That was the highest finish in memory for a TIMES NEWS area girl at States. Kerr actually led the race during the first mile before crossing the finish line in 19 minutes, 12 seconds.

The Northwestern senior returns to Hershey's 3.1 mile Parkview course Saturday morning as one of the main contenders to capture the 2009 Girls AA title.

Friday, November 6, 2009
STEVE SHINKO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Marian's Kathleen Reily (4) and Devin Parambo (9) try to block Courtney Field's hit during Thursday's District 11 Class A Championship Game against Nativity at Martz Hall.

POTTSVILLE - When it comes to a Marian and Nativity battle in girls volleyball, both teams leave everything out on the court.

You don't see such an intense battle too often in other sports, but when the Fillies and Green Wave go head-to-head, fans of both schools know they better fasten their seat belts.

It was no different on Thursday night at Martz Hall when the two banged heads again in the District 11 Class A final.

When the dust cleared, it was Nativity which prevailed for the third time in four meetings this year by scores of 25-15, 25-23, 18-25 and 25-22.

Friday, November 6, 2009

There was a bit of a shuffle at the top of the grid picks standings after last weekend's results came in.

Joe Plasko shocked us all with a 13-2 week and grabbed a share of the top spot with Shawn McFarland, who has pretty much had his own way as No. 1 through most of the season. Plasko and McFarland are both tied with 92-38 records right now with Andy Steinmetz just two games out at 95-40.

Despite a 9-6 week, I still picked up a game on the leader and now trail by a mere six games and hope to get a little closer this time around.

So here goes:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lehighton's 7th grade field hockey team finished the season unbeaten


Eighth Grade

ES South-Lehighton

Lehighton finished its regular season with a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.

Robyn Cressley accounted for the Indians' lone goal with a first-half score from right in front of the Cavaliers' cage.

Lehighton ended up with a 12-2-1 overall record, while ES South finished at 14-2 on the season.

Seventh Grade

ES South-Lehighton

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Seven Tamaqua players and one Jim Thorpe player were recently selected by the Schuylkill League coaches to be a part of the league's All-Star team.

Tamaqua senior Katie Hummel, junior Ali Updike, sophomore Kayla Hope and freshman Kailee Rottet earned themselves a spot on the Division I First Team,

In addition to her First Team selection, Hummel, along with Division II First Team member Megan Boyer, of Millersburg, were selected as SL All-State players.

A trio of Blue Raider upperclassmen Lauren Mateyak, Jackie Stewart and Eden Helfrich received Second Team selections.

Thursday, November 5, 2009
NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua players celebrate their 1-0 victory over Minersville in the District 11 Class AA girls soccer championship game. It was the Raiders second consecutive D-11 title.

WHITEHALL - Tamaqua's defense never rests.

The Lady Raiders' defenders swarm opposing attackers and limit chances in front of their own net, as well as setting things up for their offense.

Tamaqua has allowed just one goal in its last 11 games and has outscored the opposition 80-9 this season, with one of those points awarded when Millersburg won an overtime shootout with the Raiders for the Schuylkill League championship.

Thursday, November 5, 2009



Friday, 7 p.m.


Northern Lehigh (7-2 overall, 7-2 Colonial League); Palmerton (1-8 overall, 1-8 Colonial League)


* Bulldogs go back to fundamentals this week after the loss to Catasauqua. Head Coach Joe Tout said his team isn't carrying the ball well right now. The Bulldogs got away with it against Bangor, fumbling the ball but recovering it. That didn't happen against the Roughies. The Bulldogs must avoid turning the ball over against the Bombers.