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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seven TIMES NEWS field hockey players were recently named to the 2009 Colonial League All-League Team.

Northwestern's Kina Wehr and Lauren Horner were named First Team members.

Northern Lehigh's Kelsey Gallagher and Northwestern's goalkeeper Sam Rex earned Second Team honors.

The Tigers' Tiffany Gumina and the Bulldogs' Danielle Dooley and Taylor Farber were Honorable Mention selections.

CL Field Hockey All-League Team

FIRST TEAM

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS Timothy East (9) of Northwestern shields a Southern Lehigh player as he settles the ball.

Northwestern nearly doubled Southern Lehigh's shot total during Monday's District 11 Class AA semifinal contest at Whitehall, but the shot advantage didn't turn into a winning formula for the third-seeded Tigers.

That's because Andrew Fetterman's goal in double overtime gave second-seeded Southern Lehigh a 1-0 win to continue the Spartans' season and end Northwestern's in agony.

Monday, November 2, 2009

In a District 11 Class 3A volleyball pig tail match, No. 5 seed Pleasant Valley defeated East Stroudsburg North 25-15, 25-7, & 25-12 to advance in district competition at Liberty High School.

Kayla Dorney had nine digs, seven kills, and four blocks. Priya Patel had 17 assists and nine digs for the Bears. Crystal Cambria added four kills.

The Bears face No. 1 seed Allentown Central Catholic at 9 a.m. this morning.

Monday, November 2, 2009
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Chrissy Micholik of Panther Valley passes the ball during Saturday's District 11 Class AA Volleyball Tournament

CATASAUQUA – Panther Valley and Lehighton each won matches but none of the local teams could move on in Saturday's District 11 AA Volleyball Tournament.

Lehighton started the day off by making some noise in their opening Pool A match against Blue Mountain. The Lady Indians took the first game 25-23 and put the tournament's top team on the ropes by taking leads in the next two games. The Eagles were just too strong in coming back to win their match, 2-1.

"I think what really affected us was the long layoff going into districts," Lehighton coach Rachel Quinn said.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Two postponements and a 48-hour delay didn't faze top-seeded Lehighton.

The unbeaten Indians shook off a later than anticipated start to the District 11 Class AA field hockey playoffs by breezing to a 5-2 victory over Pen Argyl on Friday afternoon.

"We were ready to play Wednesday, we were ready to play Thursday, and we were ready to play today," said Lehighton's Abby Frey, who had a goal and an assist in the game. "The postponements didn't bother us because we're always ready to play. We could play again right now."

Monday, November 2, 2009
ROB MERCHANT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Crystal Cambria (17) and Breanna Joseph go up to block a Whitehall attack.

BETHLEHEM – There were no surprises during the pool play portion of the District 11 Class AAA volleyball tournament on Saturday at Bethlehem Liberty High School.

The top four seeds – Allentown Central Catholic, Emmaus, Nazareth and Parkland – all advanced to Monday's semifinal round.

Pleasant Valley was only area team taking part in tourney. The Bears, who swept East Stroudsburg North in a qualifying round match on Friday to earn a berth in the eight-team field, went 0-3 in round-robin play.

Monday, November 2, 2009

In the opening minutes of Palmerton's game against Pen Argyl Saturday afternoon, it became quite apparent that a classic showdown between Blue Bomber quarterback Joe Weber and Pen Argyl running back Dylan Evans could have easily been the highlight of the entire game.

After all, both of them nearly touched the ball on every play leading to the final 19 seconds of the first half until a clear separation began. Unfortunately for the Blue Bombers, Evans stole the show the rest of the afternoon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

POTTSVILLE - Marian's pursuit of the District 11 Class A volleyball title couldn't have gotten off to a better start.

The Fillies, seeded second with a 16-2 record, swept through their preliminary round matches unbeaten Saturday at Martz Hall, earning a berth in Tuesday's semifinals.

Marian went a perfect 10-0, including a two-game victory over nemesis Nativity, which was top seeded and undefeated entering Saturday's action. The Golden Girls had won the previous two meetings with the Fillies during Schuylkill League competition.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

DINGMANS FERRY - Lehighton had a long bus ride up to East Stroudsburg North on Friday night.

Unfortunately for the Indians, the game seemed to take even longer.

East Stroudsburg North piled up 295 yards on the ground on its way to a 32-6 beat down of its Mountain Valley Conference opponent. Things didn't start out great for Lehighton, as it fumbled the opening kickoff and couldn't do anything as the Timberwolves scored five players later. It was all downhill from there.

Saturday, October 31, 2009
doug edwards/times news Tom Acker of Jim Thorpe tries to break away from a Marian defender during Friday’ night’s game. The Olympians rallied for a 37-34 victory.

Rallying from a 20-0 first period deficit, the Jim Thorpe Olympians scored 10 unanswered points in an eight minute span in the second half on Friday night at the Men of Marian Stadium stunning the host Marian Colts, 37-34, on a 26-yard field goal by junior James Denny.

The boot came with 3:51 left in the game, followed by a defensive stand by the visitors that preserved the win for Coach Mark Rosenberger's squad.