Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fall Sports

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tamaqua and Northwestern both scored wins over local rivals on the boys soccer scene.

In other action, Pleasant Valley and Lehighton were field hockey winners, while the Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua cross country teams went 3-1 and Panther Valley pulled off a sweep.


Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Davide DeFiore's hat-trick and assist highlighted Tamaqua's 7-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Lance Williams recorded two goals and two assists for the Blue Raiders, while Eric Bachert finished with a single score. Teammate Billy Breiner added an assist.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Two seasons ago, in 2007, Tamaqua and North Schuylkill entered their midseason contest both searching for their first victory.

The Blue Raiders won that game 42-6 on Stadium Hill, giving then first-year head coach Sam Bonner his initial triumph at the helm.

Since the, the fortunes of both programs have changed dramatically for the better.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Marian boys' cross country team was able to clinch last year's Schuylkill League Division II title with only one runner breaking the 20-minute mark.

This year, rookie head coach Jeremy Dormer knew the Colts would have to improve if they were going to repeat.

Setting high expectations once again for the program, Dormer took it upon himself to push his other harriers to the limits.

"At the beginning of the season, I was kind of shooting for the whole team all five of them hit around 19-something," Dormer said.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

His full name is E. Franklin Griffiths IV, but around Tamaqua Area High School, he answers to Grif.

Grif is a much more appropriate name for the gridiron, especially fitting for the hard-nosed running back and linebacker Griffiths has been for the Blue Raiders.

The 6-1, 190 pound junior is the leading rusher for a Raider team that is 5-0 at this point in the season for the first time since 1956.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Tamaqua girls soccer team picked up its 13th win without a loss and 10th Schuylkill League triumph in local sports action on Tuesday.

In other action, Northwestern picked up a field hockey win, Pleasant Valley's cross country team had a successful day. Marian, Weatherly and Pleasant Valley also notched girls volleyball wins.


Schuylkill Haven-Tamaqua

The Lady Raiders recorded their fourth straight shutout with a 6-0 win over the Hurricanes to remain unbeaten on the season in a Schuylkill League contest.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Weatherly and Tamaqua both pulled out thrilling wins in girls volleyball to highlight local sports action on Monday night


Jim Thorpe-Weatherly

Weatherly pulled out a thrilling, 29-27, 23-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-13 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Jim Thorpe.

Brittney Hinkle and Sarah Solinsky paced the Wreckers' attack. Hinkle had 33 digs, 15 kills, five assists, four aces and two blocks. Solinsky chipped in 27 digs, 15 kills, eight assists and five aces.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ORWIGSBURG - As most people who play the game of golf know, it is when one starts to relax that they begin to play well.

That is the philosophy Marian's Nick Tristani brought with him to the District 11 qualifier Monday morning.

Tristani fired a one-over 73 at the Schuylkill County Country Club and was one of three local golfers to qualify for district play next week. Palmerton's Ben Andrews and Lehighton's Dave Behler also made the cut and will play at Woodstone Country Club next Monday.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Lehighton Field Hockey team solidified its claim as one of the premiere programs in the country with a big win over Sacred Heart Academy over the weekend. Elsewhere, the Jim Thorpe boys cross country team had a successful weekend and Tamaqua girls' soccer team picked up another solid win to keep improving as the seasons pass.



-Sacred Heart Acad.The Lady Indians stopped the three-time defending Kentucky State Champs, Sacret Heart Academy, 2-1 at Wyoming Seminary.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Palisades has had its way with Palmerton on the football field for quite some time now.

Nothing changed on Friday night when the Pirates scored 28 second half points to pull away for a 48-6 victory over the Blue Bombers in a game they dominated offensively.

Palmerton trailed by 14 points at halftime, despite having only one first down and just 10 yards total offense.

And as the game went on, time of possession was widely in favor of the Palisades offense and it just wore the Bomber defense down as was evident on the last four Pirate scores.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

TAMAQUA – Grif Griffiths admitted that the Tamaqua High football players have had next Friday's homecoming game against North Schuylkill in the back of their minds. He also stressed that the Blue Raiders were not about to dwell on the game until, well, just about the time they left the field Friday night.