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Fall Sports

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.


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


Friday, September 25, 2009

Last week, I talked about how different it was to be last in our Grid Picks list and this week it isn't much different.

Still last, still four games out of first, but at least heading in to Week 4 I have some company. Bob Ford and TJ Engle have been kind enough to join me.

I've received words of wisdom from many that it's not where you start, it's where you finish so at least some of you have helped keep things on a positive note here.

This week seems to be another tough week, however, so we might as well get right to it.

Here goes:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Northern Lehigh head coach Joe Tout knew it was just a matter of time.

Junior running back Cody Remaley, one of the premier players in the TIMES NEWS area, was due for a breakout game.

Trailing 26-21 last week at Saucon Valley, Tout stuck with his game plan and Remaley finished the night with 208 yards rushing on 33 carries for three touchdowns, leading the Bulldogs to a 41-32 triumph.

His effort enabled him to earn the third TIMES NEWS Player of the Week honors this season.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

And then there was one!

Tamaqua is the lone remaining undefeated team in the TIMES NEWS coverage area.

Northwestern's loss to Wilson on Friday night eliminated it from the ranks of the unbeaten.

In this week's OVERTIME lead we'll discus why the Blue Raiders are still perfect through three weeks of the season.

OVERTIME will also look at a productive Bulldog back, a versatile Bear, a long distance hookup by the Tigers, and several other interesting area football facts.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Palmerton turned in a strong performance at the Colonial League Golf Tournament to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports schedule.


Colonial League Tourney

Dan Costenbader won his second straight Colonial League title, edging his close friend and Palmerton teammate, Mike Englert by two strokes.

Costenbader, a senior, made three birdies and three bogeys on the front nine at Bethlehem Municipal then parred every hole on the back side to win with a 1-under par 70.

Thursday, September 24, 2009



Friday, 7 p.m.


Pleasant Valley 1-2 overall (0-0 Mountain Valley Conference); Lehighton 1-2 overall (0-0 Mountain Valley Conference)


* Offensively, Lehighton needs to put the pigskin in the end zone. After opening the season with a 35-15 victory over Marian, the Indians have only scored a single offensive touchdown in the last two games.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Although it is only about nine miles away, Jim Thorpe will take the trip down 209 as the visitor in this Friday's Game of the Week at Panther Valley.

The Panthers enter this weekend's game looking to put together a winning streak, while the Olympians are hoping for a bounce-back victory to prevent an unwanted streak of their own.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Last year the Lehighton volleyball team swept Pleasant Valley for the first time in school history.

Wednesday night, the Lady Indians duplicated their performance from last October.

For the second time in as many contests, Lehighton swept Pleasant Valley in three tight games, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 in Mountain Valley Conference play. The Indians defeated the Bears for the first time ever back on Sept. 20, 2007 and have won all five of their head-to-head battles since.