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Monday, October 12, 2009

PEN ARGYL - Ever-opportunistic Northern Lehigh had too many weapons, too much Cody Remaley and too much Jake Kern here on Saturday afternoon at Pen Argyl's Alumni Stadium, literally running away with the host Green Knights, 48-21, winning for their fifth time in six starts.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Flail - 1. (noun) hand threshing instrument consisting of a wooden handle at the end, of which a shorter stick is hung as to swing freely;

2. (verb), to thrash, to beat hard;

3. North Schuylkill junior defensive back Kody Flail.

Kody Flail earned his own place in the lexicon, as a synonym for "opportunistic", following his remarkable performance against Tamaqua Friday night.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Panther Valley's offense is finally clicking on all cylinders.

And it's no coincidence that they're doing so with the improvement of the Panthers' offensive line.

With only two returning starters up front, two players moving there from the backfield, and others stepping in, it took some time for the men in the trenches to gel.

Now that they have experience together, the numbers are getting scary.

Friday night at Marian, PV racked up an impressive 334 yards by halftime and rolled to a 47-14 Anthracite Football League victory over the Colts.

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.