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Fall Sports

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Panther Valley and Marian both pulled out victories on the voleyball court on Tuesday.



-Saucon Valley

The Lady Panthers pulled out a close match over Lehighton in five games, 19-25, 25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 15-9.

The locals were led by the efforts of Krista Rehrig, who had 21 assists and nine digs, while teammate Natalie Zurn had 20 digs and an ace in the losing effort.

Lehighton (0-1), will play host to Catasauqua tomorrow night.

Panther Valley-Schuylkill Haven

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Rebecca Minehan attempts to block a shot with teammate Devan Sweeney (right) during Tuesday's match against Blue Mountain. The Eagles won in three straight games.

Blue Mountain head coach Nick Marrongelle couldn't have asked for a better start to the season.

Three days after capturing the championship of the Pine Grove Invitational, the Lady Eagles claimed their first Schuylkill League Division 1 victory with a three-game sweep of Tamaqua, 25-21, 25-17, 25-21.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
@$: Pursuing soccer ball in contest between Palmerton and Northern Lehigh on Saturday are, l-r, Lee Shehadeh (16), Trevor Sherman (18), both of the Bombers, and Channing Shiffert and Jimmy Bilger (20), both of the Bulldogs. RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua girls soccer team got its season off to an impressive start by capturing the championship of the Schuylkill Haven Tournament on Saturday.


Tamaqua in

Haven Tournament

The Lady Raiders started out their season in fine fashion with three wins on their way to a Schuylkill Haven Tournament title. Along the way, they downed Tri-Valley, Schuylkill Haven and Williams Valley.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

It should come as no surprise that Northern Lehigh dominates this year's TIMES NEWS All-Star Football Team.

The Bulldogs posted an undefeated regular season, winning the Colonial League in the process, and then went on to claim District 11 Class AA honors.

With such success, Joe Tout had seven of his players named to our First Team. Six more were selected to the Second Team.

Pleasant Valley, which reached the district playoffs for the first time since 1994, had six players make the First Team and three more honored on the second squad.

Monday, November 22, 2010
bob ford/times news Northern Lehigh football players hold the District 11 Class AA trophy high in the air after defeating North Schuylkill on Saturday night.

They waited a year for a chance to get their hands on district gold medals and the trophy and there was no way they were going to let it slip away this time.

Joe Tout and his Northern Lehigh Bulldogs went after North Schuylkill right on the opening drive and kept the lead the entire night as they handed the Spartans a 25-23 setback to win the District 11 Class 2A championship on Saturday night at Bulldog Stadium.

Monday, November 22, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Mike Buresh (82) and Kyle Heiser were part of a huge effort by the Northern Lehigh offensive line. Kody Flail (32) is the North Schuylkill defender.

Northern Lehigh's only question mark heading into the season was its offensive line.

While the Bulldogs returned all of their offensive skill players, all five interior linemen graduated from the 2009 district runners up.

Over its first 11 games this year's group proved there was no drop off from last season. With Saturday's District 11 Class AA championships, the unit showed that it could be even better this year.

Monday, November 22, 2010
bob ford/times news Lehighton's Echo Bretz pushes the ball upfield.

WHITEHALL – This time there were tears instead of cheers, comforting instead of celebrating, and frustration instead of jubilation.

Just one year ago, the Lehighton field hockey team captured the first PIAA State Championship in school history with a dramatic penalty stroke victory.

Saturday, the Indians returned to the Whitehall High School Sports Complex hoping for another dream finish. Instead, they suffered through a nightmare.

Monday, November 22, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Jordyn Homyak scoops up the ball as she goes around a Wyoming Seminary defender during Saturday's PAA Class AA State Championship game.

WHITEHALL – Everything seemed to be in order for back-to-back gold medals.

Once again the Lehighton girls field hockey team defied the odds and reached the PIAA AA State Championship game with eerily the same credentials.

The tough regular season schedule prepared Lady Indians to excel in the post-season; they captured the MVC and District 11 Championships once again; and, they had reached the finals by shutting out all of their opponents in the state tournament.

Monday, November 15, 2010
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe’s Terry Moll is brought down by Northern Lehigh defenders Kirk Bender (40), Trevor Yashur (on ground) and Caleb Johnson (86).

In its three biggest regular season games this season, Northern Lehigh owned the second half. When Saturday's District 11 Class AA semifinal was close at halftime, the Bulldogs liked their position.

Northern Lehigh had a one-point lead after two quarters Saturday. If not for a late first-half touchdown, Jim Thorpe could have been ahead at halftime.

But as Northern Lehigh has done before, it dominated the second half en route to a 34-19 win. The win sets up a district title rematch against North Schuylkill, which beat Pen Argyl in Saturday's other semifinal.

Monday, November 15, 2010
bob ford/times news Lehighton’s Jordyn Homyak (right) and Selinsgrove’s Candice Smith both find themselves airbourne as they battle for control of the ball.

HERSHEY Ten seconds.

That's all the time it took for Lehighton's field hockey team to gain momentum in Saturday's PIAA state quarterfinal game against Selinsgrove.

With possession to start the Class AA contest, the Indians' Jordyn Homyak sent a long lift downfield. Before the ball hit the ground Echo Bretz played it, gained control, and beat the Seals' keeper for a goal and a quick lead.