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High School

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ORWIGSBURG - As most people who play the game of golf know, it is when one starts to relax that they begin to play well.

That is the philosophy Marian's Nick Tristani brought with him to the District 11 qualifier Monday morning.

Tristani fired a one-over 73 at the Schuylkill County Country Club and was one of three local golfers to qualify for district play next week. Palmerton's Ben Andrews and Lehighton's Dave Behler also made the cut and will play at Woodstone Country Club next Monday.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Lehighton Field Hockey team solidified its claim as one of the premiere programs in the country with a big win over Sacred Heart Academy over the weekend. Elsewhere, the Jim Thorpe boys cross country team had a successful weekend and Tamaqua girls' soccer team picked up another solid win to keep improving as the seasons pass.



-Sacred Heart Acad.The Lady Indians stopped the three-time defending Kentucky State Champs, Sacret Heart Academy, 2-1 at Wyoming Seminary.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Palisades has had its way with Palmerton on the football field for quite some time now.

Nothing changed on Friday night when the Pirates scored 28 second half points to pull away for a 48-6 victory over the Blue Bombers in a game they dominated offensively.

Palmerton trailed by 14 points at halftime, despite having only one first down and just 10 yards total offense.

And as the game went on, time of possession was widely in favor of the Palisades offense and it just wore the Bomber defense down as was evident on the last four Pirate scores.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

TAMAQUA – Grif Griffiths admitted that the Tamaqua High football players have had next Friday's homecoming game against North Schuylkill in the back of their minds. He also stressed that the Blue Raiders were not about to dwell on the game until, well, just about the time they left the field Friday night.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

SHENANDOAH Just when the Jim Thorpe faithful thought last week's loss to Panther Valley was behind them.

Things got even worse last night in Shenandoah Valley.

While the Panthers spread the wealth around a bit against the Olympians, it was the Blue Devils' Eric Whalen, who single handedly punished the Olympians' defense.

The sophomore outgained the Olympians' offense by himself to spark the Blue Devil to a 43-21 Anthracite Football League victory last night.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Opportunity, meet Kevin Schaller.

The Panther Valley senior defensive back watched as the pigskin squirted from the grasp of Dajone Fairell on the Panthers 20 during a Schuylkill Haven drive late in the first half.

Whether the play would be ruled a fumble or incompletion, Schaller didn't wait to find out. He scooped up the loose ball and raced 75 yards up the sideline in the opposite direction.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pleasant Valley knew coming into its Friday night contest with Wyoming Valley West that it would have its hands full with the size and strength of the Spartans.

The Bears knew the Spartans would run the ball right at them, but they still couldn't find a way to stop them.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Knowing what's coming and being able to stop it are two totally different things.

Salisbury knew what Northern Lehigh would do Friday night. But it couldn't stop the Bulldogs from doing it in a 41-14 win on Homecoming night in Slatington.

The Bulldogs ran the ball for 432 yards and made big play after big play in their running game.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

True to its perch atop the Anthracite Football League standings, the North Schuylkill Spartans ran roughshod over the Marian Colts on Friday night at the Men of Marian Stadium, Hometown, delivering a knockout punch on their hosts in the early going and breezing to a 37-0 triumph.

Coach Rick Geist's Spartans, now 5-0, displayed an impressive and explosive prowess both on the ground and in the air, compiling 368 yards of total offense, with much of it coming during a 23-point second quarter explosion.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Run the football.

Sustain drives.

Score points.

For most high school football coaches, that formula is the goal week in and week out.

Last night for Pocono Mountain East, it was the means to spoil Lehighton's homecoming festivities.

The Cardinals ran for 427 yards and led from start to finish in claiming a 30-13 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

"We just got our butt kicked," said Lehighton head coach George Ebbert. "They did a great job against us. Physically they just hammered us. Mentally we weren't prepared to play.