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Monday, September 28, 2009

ROSETO - In a shootout in which two teams' offenses appeared to be no match for the others' defense, missed opportunities cost the Marian Colts an chance to get its record at the even point in game four of the high school football season here on Saturday afternoon.

Unable to stop a potent Pius X Royals' offense that compiled 499 yards, the Colts dropped a 38-19 decision to fall to 1-3.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Tamaqua girls soccer team and Lehighton field hockey team kept their unbeaten strings intact with wins over the weekend.

GIRLS SOCCER

Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

The Lady Raiders continued their hot streak with a 7-0 shutout win over Jim Thorpe in Schuylkill League girls' soccer action.

Ali Updike and Kailee Rottet both had two goals and an assist each, in their games, while Schuyler Schmidt, Rachel Confer and Taylor Gerber all had sole scores to provide plenty of insurance. Brittany Hill had a nice game with three assists in the game, as well.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Now this was the Panther Valley team most people expected to see in 2009.

After three straight weeks of inconsistent play, the Panthers finally put it all together Friday night against rival Jim Thorpe.

Scoring on its first three possessions and relying on its talented skill players, PV dominated from start to finish to register a lopsided 50-6 Anthracite League win.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's not too often that a coach complains about a win being too ugly.

In fact, Palmerton head coach Paul McArdle doesn't mind how ugly his team's 18-17 come-from-behind, last-minute win over Saucon Valley might have been.

In the final two minutes, Palmerton's senior quarterback Joe Weber connected with junior receiver Christian Marcin for two touchdowns, bringing his team back for the seemingly impossible win.

"We needed this win, without a doubt," McArdle said. "It was a 'must win' and it wasn't pretty but that's fine with me."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Last year the Palisades football team beat Northern Lehigh for the first time in the school's history.

Cody Remaley and his fellow Bulldogs weren't about to let it happen two years in a row.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's not too often that a coach complains about a win being too ugly. In fact, Palmerton Head Coach Paul McArdle doesn't mind how ugly his team's 18-17 come-from-behind, last-minute win over Saucon Valley might have been.

In the final two minutes, Palmerton's senior quarterback Joe Weber connected with junior receiver Christian Marcin for two touchdowns, bringing his team back for the seemingly impossible win.

"We needed this win, without a doubt," a relieved McArdle gushed. "It was a 'must win' and it wasn't pretty but that's fine with me."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

MAHANOY CITY - Tamaqua's opening drive of the game against Mahanoy Area came up short on fourth down at the Golden Bears' 21 yard-line.

That turned out to be one of the few times the Blue Raiders were stopped, as they scored on eight of their next nine possessions to roll to a 55-0 Anthracite League victory Friday night at Alumni Field.

The triumph improved Tamaqua to 4-0 (3-0 league) for the first time since the 1962 Eastern Conference championship season.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

CENTER VALLEY – Long, time-consuming drives that don't result in points are just that – long and time consuming.

Northwestern had too many of them Friday night in a 16-7 loss to Southern Lehigh.

"The bend but don't break philosophy," said Southern Lehigh head coach Jon Toman. "They moved the ball on us but our defense made the plays."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A loan from the soccer team paid big dividends for the Pleasant Valley football team.

The defense then made sure the Bears were able to cash it in for a victory.

When the bottom line was tallied, Pleasant Valley benefitted from a huge second half windfall to post a 37-15 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton on Friday.

"We're stressing everything being positive this year," said PV rookie coach Jim Terwilliger. "Even though we were trailing at halftime, we stayed upbeat and positive.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Marian and Panther Valley both wrapped up successful Schuylkill League golf seasons with victories on Thursday.

GOLF

North Schuylkill-Marian

Marian won its last Schuylkill League match of the year, beating North Schuylkill 317-384.

Nick Tristani once again led the Colts. He fired a three-under 69 at his home course.

Marian finishes the season a perfect 12-0 in the league and will take part in the Schuylkill League playoffs next Wednesday at Mountain Laurel.

Marian 317, North Schuylkill 384

MARIAN