Saturday, June 24, 2017

High School

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.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Northern Lehigh rolled to an easy field hockey victory on Thursday while the Tamaqua girls soccer and Marian volleyball teams continued their outstanding seasons.


Salisbury-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh beat up on Colonial League foe Salisbury, winning by a score of 9-0.

Taylor Farber and Brittany Brogan each had two goals for the Bulldogs (5-5-3). Faber also had an assist.

Teammates Alishia Bowers, Kelsey Gallagher, Danielle Dooley, Jess Buzinski and Kayla Brensinger also scored goals .

Friday, October 2, 2009

Last week, I was talking about how it felt to be in last place for the second week in a row.

I did find one bright side. The week before I was in the basement all alone. Last week, I got to share it with Bob Ford and T.J. Engle.

Not that I didn't enjoy their company, but with the best record (11-4) in Week No. 4, I've moved in to a tie for third place with former co-leader Mike Haines (who was 7-8 last week), Emmett McCall and Joe Plasko with a 40-20 record.

Friday, October 2, 2009

For the first few weeks of the Colonial League regular season, the Northern Lehigh boys' and girls' cross country teams have been slowed down a bit by injuries.

Entering their fourth meet of the season, the Bulldogs were able to heal all wounds with a superb performance in Slatington.

It was a great "homecoming" for the Northern Lehigh harriers as the programs combined for a 10-2 mark on the day. In fact, both the boys' and girls' dropped identical 19-37 setbacks to the same team Notre Dame of Green Pond but posted victories against the other five competing teams.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

WHITE HAVEN - Despite the less than ideal golfing conditions Wednesday afternoon, Blue Mountain made sure its reign over the Schuylkill League will continue for another year.

The Blue Eagles won their 12th consecutive league title at Mountain Laurel Golf Club yesterday afternoon, as they bested second-place Marian by 43 strokes. Phil Valente, Ryan Rhody, James Bromwell and Ryan Laudeman combined to shoot a 314 for Blue Mountain, who now finish the season a perfect 19-0.

Thursday, October 1, 2009



Friday, 7 p.m.


Pocono Mountain East 1-3 overall (0-1 Mountain Valley Conference); Lehighton 1-3 overall (0-1 Mountain Valley Conference)


* Lehighton expects East to run either a "53" or "60" formation on defense. Thus, the Indians will look to "polish" up their own "Apache" offensive attack - their own version of the "Wildcat." With Tim Sulzer limited with a slight injury, the Indians will look to 6-foot, 190-pound senior running back Nate Black to carry the load of the carries.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pleasant Valley has a lot of new faces on its football team this year.

From the head coach to the assistant coaches to the starters on the field, there have been a number of people who have turned a 'rebuilding season' into a little bit more than that.

One face everyone will soon come to know is that of Robert Getz.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Before his Panthers began the season, Panther Valley head coach Frank Damian was well aware of what teams were going to be serious contenders in the Anthracite Football League.

"We knew coming back that (the AFL) would have some good, solid teams that had a lot of people coming back," Damian said. "If they stayed injury free, they're all going to be tough in the league.

"North Schuylkill being one, Tamaqua being another, and Haven as well."