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Saturday, October 10, 2009

All three TIMES NEWS entrants in the District 11 Class AA singles tennis tournament suffered first round setbacks on Friday.


D-11 Class AA Singles

The District 11 Class AA Singles Tennis Tournament got underway Friday afternoon at the West End Racquetball Club in Allentown.

The TIMES NEWS area was represented by a trio of athletes: Ellyn Tomko and Anna Domingo from Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua's Kristina Zwolenik.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

With Minersville and Jim Thorpe both entering Friday night's contest at 1-4, something had to give.

Fortunately, for the Olympians it was a big defensive stand in the final minute that proved to be the difference as they held on for a 28-20 Anthracite League victory.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lehighton field hockey and Northwestern girls cross country remain undefeated with wins yeasterday.


Pleasant Vy.-Lehighton

Lehighton earned a 7-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory over visiting Pleasant Valley on Senior Night.

Indians' senior Abby Frey recorded a hat-trick and an assist, while Echo Bretz and Steph Slaw both finished with two goals on the night. Corri McConville, who also is a senior, was credited with an assists on five of the seven goals.

Kira Seve posted the Bears' goal off an assist from Alanna Liptak.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just last week I had a chance to talk about making my big move after a pretty successful Week 4 in the Grid Picks race.

This week, needless to say, a 10-5 record last week isn't that bad, but Shawn McFarland's 12-3 week helped him widen his lead and was even better.

Then there was Mike Haines, who by the way is a Dallas Cowboys fan like McFarland, who also finished 12-3 and hopped back up in a second place tie with Andy Steinmetz.

McFarland and Haines, along with other Dallas fan Rod Heckman, are lucky they didn't have to pick the Dallas-Denver winner last weekend.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tamaqua and Northwestern both scored wins over local rivals on the boys soccer scene.

In other action, Pleasant Valley and Lehighton were field hockey winners, while the Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua cross country teams went 3-1 and Panther Valley pulled off a sweep.


Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Davide DeFiore's hat-trick and assist highlighted Tamaqua's 7-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Lance Williams recorded two goals and two assists for the Blue Raiders, while Eric Bachert finished with a single score. Teammate Billy Breiner added an assist.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Two seasons ago, in 2007, Tamaqua and North Schuylkill entered their midseason contest both searching for their first victory.

The Blue Raiders won that game 42-6 on Stadium Hill, giving then first-year head coach Sam Bonner his initial triumph at the helm.

Since the, the fortunes of both programs have changed dramatically for the better.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Marian boys' cross country team was able to clinch last year's Schuylkill League Division II title with only one runner breaking the 20-minute mark.

This year, rookie head coach Jeremy Dormer knew the Colts would have to improve if they were going to repeat.

Setting high expectations once again for the program, Dormer took it upon himself to push his other harriers to the limits.

"At the beginning of the season, I was kind of shooting for the whole team all five of them hit around 19-something," Dormer said.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

His full name is E. Franklin Griffiths IV, but around Tamaqua Area High School, he answers to Grif.

Grif is a much more appropriate name for the gridiron, especially fitting for the hard-nosed running back and linebacker Griffiths has been for the Blue Raiders.

The 6-1, 190 pound junior is the leading rusher for a Raider team that is 5-0 at this point in the season for the first time since 1956.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Tamaqua girls soccer team picked up its 13th win without a loss and 10th Schuylkill League triumph in local sports action on Tuesday.

In other action, Northwestern picked up a field hockey win, Pleasant Valley's cross country team had a successful day. Marian, Weatherly and Pleasant Valley also notched girls volleyball wins.


Schuylkill Haven-Tamaqua

The Lady Raiders recorded their fourth straight shutout with a 6-0 win over the Hurricanes to remain unbeaten on the season in a Schuylkill League contest.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Weatherly and Tamaqua both pulled out thrilling wins in girls volleyball to highlight local sports action on Monday night


Jim Thorpe-Weatherly

Weatherly pulled out a thrilling, 29-27, 23-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-13 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Jim Thorpe.

Brittney Hinkle and Sarah Solinsky paced the Wreckers' attack. Hinkle had 33 digs, 15 kills, five assists, four aces and two blocks. Solinsky chipped in 27 digs, 15 kills, eight assists and five aces.