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Fall Sports

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.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

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

GOLF

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

PLEASANT VALLEY AT LEHIGHTON

WHEN

Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS

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

KEYS TO THE GAME

* 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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It was a record that stood for 40 years.

But it stands no more.

Last Friday night, Lehighton's Kyle Hunter picked apart Marian's secondary in leading his team to a 35-13 victory.

The senior quarterback completed 10-of-13 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown.

While no one knew it at the time, a little research discovered that his performance set a school record for most passing yards in a game.

The 296 bettered the mark of 285 set by Terry Wogenrich on Oct. 12, 1968 against East Stroudsburg.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It has been a while since Lehighton and Tamaqua entered their annual rivalry off of Opening Night wins.

The last time both teams were victorious to kick off the season was in 2002, when the Indians, then coached by Bill Brong, knocked off Panther Valley 37-12 and Tom Bonner's Blue Raiders edged Jim Thorpe 7-6.

Opening wins may or may not set the tone for the season, but when the Raiders head down Route 443 Friday night for their non-league clash with the Tribe, both clubs are hoping to continue the momentum.