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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Selected to the Schuylkill League Division I Girls Cross Country All-Star team this season were, front row from left, Alexa Yoder, Blue Mountain; Joecelyn Liptock, Pottsville; and Dana Ansbach, Tamaqua. Back row, Diane Lindenmuth, Meg O'Keefe, Kayla Bolinsky, Caitlyn Deeter and Jordan Zelechoski, all of North Schuylkill. Amber Carroll of Tamaqua was also selected to the squad.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Steve Shinko/Special to the TIMES NEWS Marian's Taylor Mele (15) and Mary Kate Sherkness (7) look on as Abby Owsinski spikes the ball past Lehigh Valley Christian's Shelby Gehman during Tuesday's District XI Class A semifinal game at Martz Hall.

POTTSVILLE – Last night, the Marian volleyball team did what it was supposed to do.

Tomorrow night, the Fillies get a chance to do what they haven't been able to accomplish in eight straight tries.

With a convincing three-game semifinal sweep (25-8, 25-8, 25-8) over Lehigh Valley Christian, Marian (17-2) will get one more opportunity against undefeated Nativity (a 25-14, 25-15, 25-12 winner over Tri-Valley) for the District 11, Class A Championship and an automatic berth into the PIAA State Tournament. Thursday's Championship match is set for 7:00 p.m. at Martz Hall.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Selected to the Schuylkill League Division II Girls Cross Country All-Star team this season were, front row from left, Emily Oakill, Minersville; Natasha DeAngelo, Shenandoah Valley; and Madison Monaco and Sam O'Donnell, Marian Catholic. Back row, Alyssa Miller and Kelsey Schenk, Schuylkill Haven; and Emily Sabol, Rachael Burke and Erin Techentine, Mahanoy Area.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Corrine McConville moves in at left as Moravian Academy's Kendall Weedling hits the ball away with her stick.

EMMAUS - Yet another AA school felt the wrath of the Lehighton field hockey team.

The Indians remained unbeaten on the year, as they dismantled Moravian Academy 5-0 in the District 11 semi-finals Tuesday night.

Five different Lehighton players scored en route to the victory. With the win, the Indians advance to their seventh consecutive district final.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Six Pleasant Valley soccer players recently received recognition from the Mountain Valley Conference for their outstanding play during the 2009 season.

Ryan Habick, Malik Krcic, Charlie DuBois and Emiliano Furtado received selection to the MVC All-Stars' First Team.

The Bears' keeper Mike Cimino and Ricky Forte earned themselves Second Team honors.

MVC All-Stars

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper - Josh Lee (PM East)

Defenders - Ryan Habick (Pleasant Valley), Malik Krcic (Pleasant Valley), Joe Benjamin (PM East), Omar Jones (ES North)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Selected to the Schuylkill League Division II Boys Cross Country All-Star team this season were, front row from left, Philip Marzen, Marian; Doug Wells, Mahanoy Area; Mike Legath, Marian; and Andrew Vack, Weatherly. Back row, David Paul, Marian; Jack Smith, Schuylkill Haven; Mark Swokel and Todd Techentine, Mahanoy Area; and Steve Dziedziak, Shenandoah Valley.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Selected to the Schuylkill League Division I Boys Cross Country All-Star team for this season were, front row from left, Sam Lux, Jim Thorpe; Kyle Picht, Panther Valley; Eric Scanlon, Pottsville; and Brendan Shearn, North Schuylkill. Back row, Tyler Rauenzahn, Kyle heffner and Kyle O'Brien of Blue Mountain; and Ricky Clemson and Tyler Kline of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seven TIMES NEWS field hockey players were recently named to the 2009 Colonial League All-League Team.

Northwestern's Kina Wehr and Lauren Horner were named First Team members.

Northern Lehigh's Kelsey Gallagher and Northwestern's goalkeeper Sam Rex earned Second Team honors.

The Tigers' Tiffany Gumina and the Bulldogs' Danielle Dooley and Taylor Farber were Honorable Mention selections.

CL Field Hockey All-League Team

FIRST TEAM

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS Timothy East (9) of Northwestern shields a Southern Lehigh player as he settles the ball.

Northwestern nearly doubled Southern Lehigh's shot total during Monday's District 11 Class AA semifinal contest at Whitehall, but the shot advantage didn't turn into a winning formula for the third-seeded Tigers.

That's because Andrew Fetterman's goal in double overtime gave second-seeded Southern Lehigh a 1-0 win to continue the Spartans' season and end Northwestern's in agony.

Monday, November 2, 2009

In a District 11 Class 3A volleyball pig tail match, No. 5 seed Pleasant Valley defeated East Stroudsburg North 25-15, 25-7, & 25-12 to advance in district competition at Liberty High School.

Kayla Dorney had nine digs, seven kills, and four blocks. Priya Patel had 17 assists and nine digs for the Bears. Crystal Cambria added four kills.

The Bears face No. 1 seed Allentown Central Catholic at 9 a.m. this morning.