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Thursday, October 22, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Dana Ansbach (right) chases North Schuylkill's Jordan Zelechoski towards the finish line. Ansbach finished in ninth place.

ORWIGSBURG - Tamaqua sophomore Amber Carroll entered Wednesday's Schuylkill League Cross Country Championships as the defending champion and overwhelming favorite to retain her title after sweeping unbeaten through the league.

For the first two and a half miles on Blue Mountain's 3.1 mile layout, things were going as expected for Carroll, who had opened up a huge lead with the finish line almost in sight.

Carroll, however, never made it to the finish.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
NANCY SCHOLZ Northwestern's Jeremy Ettl traps the ball during the Colonial League semifinals.

ALLENTOWN Nearly six weeks ago, Saucon Valley handed Northwestern it's first loss of the 2009 Colonial League season on opening night.

It was the same Panthers' program that also dealt the Tigers their only Colonial League loss of 2008 in the championship game.

Last night, Northwestern had a prime opportunity to return the favor to undefeated Saucon Valley in this year's league semifinals.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
A lot at stake for Panthers and Raiders

Through the years, the Tamaqua-Panther Valley football series has been a ''throw out the records'' type of rivalry.

Friday's meeting at Panther Valley is shaping up as perhaps the biggest of them all, and it may even serve as a prelude of more to come.

The Blue Raiders and Panthers have been squaring off annually since 1964 and for the first time ever, both enter the game with 6-1 records.

Thursday, October 22, 2009




Friday, 7 p.m.


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


* 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.


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.