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Thursday, October 22, 2009

PLEASANT VALLEY

AT EAST STROUDSBURG SOUTH

WHEN

Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS

Pleasant Valley 3-4 (2-1 MVC); East Stroudsburg South 6-1 (4-0)

KEYS TO THE GAME

* Pleasant Valley needs to be disciplined on both sides of the ball and play together as one unit. The Bears face a well-coached, athletic Cavalier squad, which is on a roll having won six straight.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Calm, cool and collected.

Football coaches crave those characteristics in their quarterbacks, especially when the game is on the line.

Fortunately for Pleasant Valley mentor Jim Terwilliger, Anthony Bumbulsky has those qualities.

And even more fortunate for Terwilliger, Bumbulsky was his quarterback last Friday night.

The talented senior has played numerous positions for the Bears this season. But against East Stroudsburg North, he was behind center ... and he didn't disappoint.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
bob ford/times news Abbey Frey of Lehighton moves the ball up the field against East Stroudsburg South.

The Lehighton girls field hockey team has been waiting for this chance a whole year.

Last fall, the Indians (19-0) swept through the regular season, but hit a roadblock in the Mountain Valley Conference playoffs when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Stroudsburg in the league championship game.

The Indians earned a shot at the Mountaineers again as both won their MVC semifinal games at Lehighton High Stadium.

Stroudsburg defeated Pleasant Valley 3-1 in the opener, while the Indians shut out East Stroudsburg South 3-0 in the nightcap.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Tamaqua Area School Board hired several coaches at its meeting Tuesday evening.

Tom Scheitrum was rehired as an assistant girls basketball coach, at the salary of $2,174.

Ellen Troxell was retained as assistant swimming coach, at $1,892.

Sam Schaefer was rehired as assistant track and field coach, at $2,489.

Greg Stewart was hired as an assistant wrestling coach at $3,037. Stewart is also the school's head boys soccer coach.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Nativity Green Wave Volleyball Team has announced that on Tuesday, October 27 it will host a Dig Pink event for its match against the Marian Fillies.

The Dig Pink event is a fundraiser to raise money for the Side-Out Foundation whose goal is to fight the battle against breast cancer. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, both Nativity and Marian are attempting to not only raise money for this good cause but to also enhance awareness as to the perils of this disease.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Lehighton Area School District recently approved the hiring of two coaches for girl's basketball for the 2009-2010 season.

Courtney Schleicher and Jessica McCarroll will serve as assistant coaches for the high school team.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tamaqua clinched a berth in the District 11 boys soccer playoffs with a victory over North Schuylkill on Wednesday.

BOYS SOCCER

N. Schuylkill-Tamaqua

Tamaqua rallied from a first half deficit to edge North Schuylkill, 2-1, in a Schuylkill League game.

Tamaqua (7-10-1, 7-6-1), which needed a win or tie to qualify for Districts, looked to be in trouble at halftime as the Spartans held a 1-0 advantage.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tamaqua wrote itself a whole new page in the girls soccer program's history books by recording a 5-0 Schuylkill League win over North Schuylkill.

With the victory, the Blue Raiders marked the program's first-ever unbeaten/untied season in school history with a 16-0 overall (13-0 league) record.

In 2007, the team finished with a 17-0-1 mark.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

Ali Updike finished with a hat-trick for the Blue Raiders, while Cady O'Malley and Eden Helfrich added the other scores. Brittany Hill was credited with two assists in the victory.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Nick Tristani of Marian watches his putt during PIAA East Regionals at Golden Oaks Golf Club. Tristani fired a round of 80 to miss the cut for states.

There are at least two ways to make it through the PIAA Eastern Regional Golf Tournament and advance to states.

One way is to stay below the cut line, like Dan Costenbader did in shooting 75. The other way is to get in a tie right on the cut number then survive a nine-man playoff with a miraculous shot, like Mike Englert did.

Both Palmerton seniors will play in next week's PIAA Championship Tournament at Heritage Hills Resort in York.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
NANCY SCHOLZ /Special to the TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Samantha Klingel finished third in the Mountain Valley Conference Cross Counry Championships.

BETHLEHEM - Lehighton and Pleasant Valley took part in the Mountain Valley Conference's annual cross country championships Tuesday afternoon.

Pleasant Valley junior Sam Klingel fell 46 seconds short of capturing her third consecutive conference title, as she placed third with a time of 21:18. Klingel helped her Lady Bears finish third overall in the team standings with a score of 66.