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Fall Sports

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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Marian, Weatherly and Lehighton all posted volleyball victories on Monday.

Also picking up a win was the Northern Lehigh field hockey team.


Marian- Mahanoy Area

Taylor Mele came up big with both her serving and defense to lead Marian to a 25-11, 25-10, 25-8 Schuylkill League rout of Mahanoy Area.

Mele finished with team-high totals of 16 service points and 22 digs.

Monday, October 19, 2009
DOUG EDWARDS/times news Marian quarterback Corey Quick hands off to Paul Martin (26) during Sunday's game against Minersville..

Bruce Balliet was confident Marian's dormant offense would soon come to life.

Until that time, the Colts' senior defensive end led the charge that stiffled Minersville's running game and kept the heat on Battlin' Miners quarterback Zach Dixon.

Balliet's faith in the Colts' attack was rewarded with three second half touchdowns as the Colts pulled away for a 24-13 Anthracite League victory Sunday night in a twice-postponed Homecoming contest at Men of Marian Stadium.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lehighton picked up an impressive non-league field hockey victory to highlight Saturday's scholastic sports action.



In a battle of unbeaten powerhouses, Vanessa Rimbey's first half goal proved to be the game-winner as the Indians pulled out a 1-0 win over Selinsgrove. Rimbey deflected a shot by Corri McConville for the game's lone goal.

Selinsgrove knocked Lehighton out of the state playoffs a year ago, so some redemption was met, as the Tribe earned the win in a game played on Pleasant Valley's turf field.

Saturday, October 17, 2009
RICH GEORGE/Special to the TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Levi Serfass (55) moves in to

Palmerton's football team didn't get to see Bangor junior quarterback Scott LaValva in person at all last year, but they had heard a lot about him.

With the Slaters the bye team for the Blue Bombers in 2008, the two teams didn't meet.

LaValva put on quite an exhibition as he scored all five of his team's touchdowns in a 33-18 Colonial League win to spoil Palmerton's Homecoming game.

"He's definitely as good as advertised," said McArdle afterwards. "He's as good and as tough as they say he is and he's only a junior."

Saturday, October 17, 2009
DOUG EDWARDS/special to the TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Corey Cinicola (second from left) is brought down by a pair of Pocono Mountain West defenders after a short gain.

It is a rare phenomenon when a team beats their opponent on paper in most categories and yet still loses the game in points on the scoreboard.

However, last night's match-up between Pocono Mountain West and host Jim Thorpe was just that scenario.

The Olympians bested the Panthers in statistical areas, but dropped this non-league affair, 8-6.

On the night, JT held advantages in total yardage (222-137), rushing yards (108-64), passing yards (114-37), and first downs (11-6). The difference, however, was two interceptions made by junior defensive back Nick Tomol.

Saturday, October 17, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Cody Remaley tries to bounce outside and avoid the tackle of Northwestern's Nick Boyd.

Cody Remaley's been his team's offensive workhorse for the entire season. Friday night in Slatington Remaley was almost his team's entire offense.

The junior back carried the ball on 49 of Northern Lehigh's 65 offensive plays, piling up 277 yards and leading his team to a 21-7 win over Northwestern.

"It helps not playing defense," he said. "I'm fresh the whole game."

Saturday, October 17, 2009
DOUG EDWARDS/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Jake Dunn (3) stands up Shenandoah's Eric Whalen.

So much for the Panther Valley football team being caught by any potential trap set by Shenandoah Valley.

With the Anthracite Football League title there for the taking the next two weeks with games against Tamaqua and North Schuylkill, there were some who theorized the Panthers were heading into a so-called "trap game" Friday against the visiting Blue Devils. Well, so much for theories.

Saturday, October 17, 2009
 BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Billy Angst (4) is wrapped up by Stroudsburg's Elvin Charles.

A game that looked like it might be decided by multiple touchdowns, came down to just a few inches.

Down 14 points at halftime, playing in miserable weather conditions, and staring a sixth straight loss firmly in the face, it would have been easy for Lehighton to pack it in.

Instead, the Indians packed a second half punch.

In the end, however, a fourth down run in Stroudsburg territory came up just short and Mountaineers held on for a 14-13 victory on Friday night.