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Fall Sports

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jake Dunn didn't touch the ball much against Tamaqua last Friday night.

But when he did, he definitely made it count.

The Panther Valley receiver totaled 117 yards on four catches, two of them for touchdowns, against the Raiders.

Besides his offensive numbers, the talented senior player also recorded seven tackles from his linebacker position, returned a punt 32 yards, and punted twice for a 42.0 average.

That effort not only led the Panthers to a 20-2 victory over one of their rivals, but it also earned him the TIMES NEWS Football Player of the Week.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jim Thorpe fell to Shenandoah in a Schuylkill League volleyball match on Wednesday.


Jim Thorpe-


Shenandoah rallied for a 25-16, 22-25, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Marissa Cantelmi had four aces and 25 assists for the Olympians. Jill Andrews was strong defensively with 28 digs and Victoria Nichols led the way at the net with eight kills.

For Shenandoah, Molly Carduff had nine kills and four blocks. Ahna Huss added 12 service points and six aces

Shenandoah won the JV match, 25-16, 27-25.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Billing it as the "Game of the Week" just might be an understatement.

For Panther Valley and North Schuylkill, Friday night's Anthracite Football League showdown in Fountain Springs is the "Game of the Year."

In fact, for many Panthers and Spartans, it could end up being the "Game of their Lives."

The stakes are enormous in a contest that will decide the Anthracite Football League Championship, the first for either school.

Thursday, October 29, 2009



Friday, 7 p.m.


Marian 3-5 (3-4 Anthracite Football League); Jim Thorpe 2-6 (2-5 Anthracite Football League)


Wednesday, October 28, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Mike Englert finished up in sixth place to bring home a medal from the PIAA Golf Championships on Tuesday.

YORK – Mike Englert went toe to toe with the best field of high school golfers Pennsylvania has to offer. For a while, he was beating all of them.

The Palmerton senior held the outright tournament lead for several holes during the second and final round of the PIAA Golf Championships, held Monday and Tuesday at Heritage Hills Resort in York before finishing sixth and earning a state medal. He shot a first-round 69 on Monday and a second-round 78 Tuesday for a total of 147.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Salisbury's Max Molseed has the ball booted away from him by Tamaqua's Dustin Delp in Tuesday's District 11 2A first round soccer game.

ALLENTOWN - Salisbury started fast during Tuesday's opening round of the District 11 2A soccer tournament and the Falcons never relented. Salisbury, the sixth-seed, scored early and often en route to a 7-1 victory over eleventh-seeded Tamaqua. Kevin Burahona scored a hat trick for Salisbury, as the Falcons (12-7) moved on to Thursday's quarterfinal against third-seeded Northwestern.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Lehighton volleyball team would like nothing better than to repeat as Mountain Valley Conference champions.

At the same time, the Pleasant Valley Lady Bears are on a mission to reclaim the Mountain Valley Conference Championship.

Last night in Broadheadsville, both teams took one step closer to their goal with semifinal round victories to set up a rematch with each other Thursday night at Pocono Mountain West High School for the MVC Title.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Felicia Domenici (4) moves the ball down the field away from Bangor's London Dickey during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win in District 11 3A field hockey play.

A little over a week ago, the Bangor field hockey team visited Pleasant Valley and went home a 3-2 loser.

On Thursday afternoon, three of the Bears, Felicia Domenici, Allison Heckman and Alenna Liptak, who were instrumental in that win, did the Slaters in once again.

This time, the Bears won by the same 3-2 score, but needed overtime to do it in a District 11 Class 3A first round battle at PV High Stadium.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pleasant Valley closed regular season volleyball play with an important victory over Stroudsburg on Monday.

Stroudsburg-Pleas. Vy.

Pleasant Valley claimed the Mountain Valley Conference No. 1 seed for this week's playoffs with a 21-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-17 victory over Stroudsburg.

Kayla Dorney led the Bears' attack with 23 kills, nine digs, three blocks and two aces, while Priya Patel recorded a career-high 33 assists, seven digs and two aces.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Palmerton's Mike Englert tees off during a round earlier this year. Englert is tied for the lead after day one of the PIAA championships.

After starting at the back of the PIAA Golf Championship pack last year, Mike Englert has found himself in a much better position this year.

Rather than forcing himself to improve on a lackluster first-round performance, which he had last year on Heritage Hills Golf Resorts' par-71 course, the Blue Bomber senior has made it a bit easier for himself heading into his final 18-holes of varsity golf this morning.