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Monday, October 26, 2009
Richard smith/special to the times news Lehighton's Vanessa Rimbey and Stroudsburg's Kally Henry (9)

EAST STROUDSBURG - Corrine McConville and Vanessa Rimbey, two young ladies who happen to be the best of friends off the field, helped lead the Lehighton field hockey program back to the top of the Mountain Valley Conference this past weekend.

McConville and Rimbey each scored a goal in the Indians' 2-0 defeat over the Mounties from Stroudsburg in Sunday afternoon's conference championship game. Lehighton, who lost to Stroudsburg in last year's title game, avenged the loss and has now won six of the last seven conference championships.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pleasant Valley defeated Lehighton 25-17, 25-17, & 25-15 in a MVC match that moved the Bears to 9-2 in MVC and 18-9 overall.

The win ended a two year losing streak with the Indians.

The team effort by the Bears was led by Kayla Dorney with 10 kills, 11 digs and two aces. Priya Patel had 17 assists and 11 digs. Breanna Johnson had six kills and two blocks.

Before the match the Bears recognized their two senior players, Justine Maresca and Priya Patel.

The Bears meet Stroudsburg at home on Monday to finish out the regular season.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

SWIFTWATER - There is only so much that players, teams and coaches can blame on the conditions of the games they play in. However, in last night's rain and mud-fest at Pocono Mountain West, Lehighton managed to cough up the football five times and lost possession twice, on its way to a 21-14 loss.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

SHENANDOAH It probably wouldn't have mattered if the Marian Colts hadn't hung on for a 27-20 win here over the Snenandoah Blue Devils, but what does matter is that Coach Stan Dakosty's squad showed clearly Friday night it has gotten better.

A heavy underdog, the Colts didn't let that label hold them back as they rushed to a 12-0 lead, before watching it slip away very quickly, and then responded with 15 unanswered points to pull away from their hosts and win for the third time in eight starts.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Jake Dunn (3) hauls in a pass as Tamaqua's Tom Robin (26) defends. Dunn turned the play into an 81 yard TD.

The Homecoming crowd at Panther Valley Stadium had to endure two rain-soaked delays Friday night, after the lights went dark twice for a total of 25 minutes.

When the power was restored, it was the Panthers who played lights out" defense in the red zone against visiting archrival Tamaqua.

The Blue Raiders made three trips inside the PV 20, only to be held without a touchdown.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

BANGOR – The Bulldogs are now officially on a roll.

Since a Week 2 loss to Wilson, Northern Lehigh has won five straight and outscored opponents 226-105. Friday night they rolled over the Slaters at Bangor Memorial Park, 49-7.

Northern Lehigh got a big night from its workhorse back, big plays from a few other offensive players and a shut-down defensive effort against one of the Colonial League's best dual-threat quarterbacks.

"We're peaking at the right time, heading into the playoffs" said sophomore middle linebacker Kirk Bender. "Hopefully we keep it rolling."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

CATASAUQUA - There was no need for a last second "Hail Mary" to decide the winner in this year's Palmerton-Catasauqua matchup.

Rather than coming down to the last play of the game like it did a year ago, Catasauqua decided to take matters into its own hands as soon as it could against Palmerton, who had won the last three meetings between the two.

With the Bombers threatening, the Rough Riders stole the momentum right from the grasps of the Bombers to rattle off 28 unanswered points in a 38-12 victory.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

EAST STROUDSBURG - Friday night marked the first time Jim Terwilliger had taken his Pleasant Valley football team back home to face his former coach and mentor Ed Christian.

The homecoming turned out to be not as sweet as Terwilliger would have liked.

East Stroudsburg South turned four Pleasant Valley turnovers into 28 points in the first half and went on to win easily, 42-7 in Mountain Valley Conference play. The Cavaliers (7-1, 5-0) have now outscored their conference opponents 174-25 on the season.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Doug Edwards/Special to the TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Kevin Oxley, right, tries to get around Pen Argyl defender Dylan Evans during Friday's Colonial League game.

It didn't produce any points.

And it only reached midfield.

But it may have been Northwestern's most important drive of the season.

After the Tigers' defense came up with a clutch goal line stand to preserve a 13-7 lead against Pen Argyl Friday night, the offense took over on its own three-yard line with just 4:52 left to play.

With field conditions a mess and three previous possessions producing no first downs, Northwestern head coach Bob Mitchell had some words for his players.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Coal Crackers volleyball team recently turned in a strong showing at the Cedar Crest Middle School Falcon Classic Tournament

The Coal Crackers finished in second place in the seven team tourney.

The tourney was a round-robin format with the top two teams advancing to the championship match. The Coal Crackers won 10 out of 12 games in the round-robin phase to advance to the championship game, where they lost to Hempfield Middle School.