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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Seven Tamaqua players and one Jim Thorpe player were recently selected by the Schuylkill League coaches to be a part of the league's All-Star team.

Tamaqua senior Katie Hummel, junior Ali Updike, sophomore Kayla Hope and freshman Kailee Rottet earned themselves a spot on the Division I First Team,

In addition to her First Team selection, Hummel, along with Division II First Team member Megan Boyer, of Millersburg, were selected as SL All-State players.

A trio of Blue Raider upperclassmen Lauren Mateyak, Jackie Stewart and Eden Helfrich received Second Team selections.

Thursday, November 5, 2009
NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua players celebrate their 1-0 victory over Minersville in the District 11 Class AA girls soccer championship game. It was the Raiders second consecutive D-11 title.

WHITEHALL - Tamaqua's defense never rests.

The Lady Raiders' defenders swarm opposing attackers and limit chances in front of their own net, as well as setting things up for their offense.

Tamaqua has allowed just one goal in its last 11 games and has outscored the opposition 80-9 this season, with one of those points awarded when Millersburg won an overtime shootout with the Raiders for the Schuylkill League championship.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

NO. LEHIGH AT PALMERTON

WHEN

Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS

Northern Lehigh (7-2 overall, 7-2 Colonial League); Palmerton (1-8 overall, 1-8 Colonial League)

KEYS TO THE GAME

* Bulldogs go back to fundamentals this week after the loss to Catasauqua. Head Coach Joe Tout said his team isn't carrying the ball well right now. The Bulldogs got away with it against Bangor, fumbling the ball but recovering it. That didn't happen against the Roughies. The Bulldogs must avoid turning the ball over against the Bombers.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Palmerton Area High School is holding an advance ticket sale for Friday night's home football game with Northern Lehigh. Tickets will be sold on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the bonfire, weather permitting. In case of imclement weather, tickets will be sold in the high school lobby from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Jim Thorpe football team hasn't exactly had the season it was hoping for back in late August.

Fortunately for the Olympians, they may have received the 'spark' they needed at exactly the right time.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's hard to figure out what was more impressive about Derrik Walling's performance last Friday night.

Was it the fact that the Pleasant Valley junior quarterback was returning to his position four weeks after breaking a thumb on his throwing hand? Or was it the effort he gave in leading his Bears to an exciting victory over rival Pocono Mountain East?

While the two could be debated, there's no questioning that the combination of both was worthy of the most recent TIMES NEWS Football Player of the Week award.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Selected to the Schuylkill League Division I Girls Cross Country All-Star team this season were, front row from left, Alexa Yoder, Blue Mountain; Joecelyn Liptock, Pottsville; and Dana Ansbach, Tamaqua. Back row, Diane Lindenmuth, Meg O'Keefe, Kayla Bolinsky, Caitlyn Deeter and Jordan Zelechoski, all of North Schuylkill. Amber Carroll of Tamaqua was also selected to the squad.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Steve Shinko/Special to the TIMES NEWS Marian's Taylor Mele (15) and Mary Kate Sherkness (7) look on as Abby Owsinski spikes the ball past Lehigh Valley Christian's Shelby Gehman during Tuesday's District XI Class A semifinal game at Martz Hall.

POTTSVILLE – Last night, the Marian volleyball team did what it was supposed to do.

Tomorrow night, the Fillies get a chance to do what they haven't been able to accomplish in eight straight tries.

With a convincing three-game semifinal sweep (25-8, 25-8, 25-8) over Lehigh Valley Christian, Marian (17-2) will get one more opportunity against undefeated Nativity (a 25-14, 25-15, 25-12 winner over Tri-Valley) for the District 11, Class A Championship and an automatic berth into the PIAA State Tournament. Thursday's Championship match is set for 7:00 p.m. at Martz Hall.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Selected to the Schuylkill League Division II Girls Cross Country All-Star team this season were, front row from left, Emily Oakill, Minersville; Natasha DeAngelo, Shenandoah Valley; and Madison Monaco and Sam O'Donnell, Marian Catholic. Back row, Alyssa Miller and Kelsey Schenk, Schuylkill Haven; and Emily Sabol, Rachael Burke and Erin Techentine, Mahanoy Area.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Corrine McConville moves in at left as Moravian Academy's Kendall Weedling hits the ball away with her stick.

EMMAUS - Yet another AA school felt the wrath of the Lehighton field hockey team.

The Indians remained unbeaten on the year, as they dismantled Moravian Academy 5-0 in the District 11 semi-finals Tuesday night.

Five different Lehighton players scored en route to the victory. With the win, the Indians advance to their seventh consecutive district final.