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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Carroll top area finisher

The weather presented a true challenge on Wednesday at the Schuylkill League Cross Country Championships.

On top of the wet and windy conditions at Tuscarora State Park, the competition didn't make things any easier on the 3.1 mile course at for the TIMES NEWS area harriers involved.

Even two-time league medalists Amber Carroll of Tamaqua admitted the competition has improved over the years. That didn't stop the Blue Raider senior from coming away with another league medal, however.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pleasant Valley at

East Stroudsburg South

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Pleasant Valley 4-3 (2-1 Mountain Valley Conference); East Stroudsburg South 2-5 (2-2 Mountain Valley Conference)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Pleasant Valley def. East Stroudsburg North 36-13; Pocono Mt. East def. East Stroudsburg South 22-13

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's fair to say that it has been an up and down year for the Tamaqua Blue Raiders (3-4, 3-2 Anthracite) this season. Although the Raiders haven't been consistent as a whole this season there is no doubt that Tamaqua running back Jarred Muffley has been. The Raiders' back ran right through the eye of the hurricane last week pounding Schuylkill Haven for 272 yards on the ground and three scores to earn the week seven TIMES NEWS Player of the Week.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

BETHLEHEM - Entering the District 11 girls team tennis tournament, Tamaqua had a bittersweet feeling.

On a positive note, the Blue Raiders made the tournament which is an accomplishment in itself. However, on the negative side, their opponent was top-seeded Moravian Academy.

The Lady Lions have a storied history of success and this year proved to be no different, as they won the Colonial League and entered the postseason with a 17-0 record. Tamaqua, meanwhile, went 8-8 during the regular season.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lehighton and Pleasant Valley came away with win s in Mountain Valley Conference girls volleyball action on Tuesday night.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Panther Vy.-Lourdes

In a matchup of Schuylkill League Division 2 contenders, Lourdes defeated Panthers Valley, 17-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-15.

The victory all but assured Lourdes of the division title and a berth in the league playoffs. Both teams entered the match with 8-3 league records. Lourdes now has a one-game lead with its lone remaining match against Schuylkill Haven (1-11).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

KINTNERSVILLE - In Tuesday's Colonial league semifinal playoff matchup between Southern Lehigh (15-0-1) and Northern Lehigh (10-4-2), 79 minutes of game time saw both teams go scoreless despite a number of opportunities.

It wasn't until the 10:48 mark of the second overtime period that the Spartans capitalized on one of their shots, as senior midfielder/forward Kelsey King's goal found it's way past the Bulldogs goalkeeper, junior Nicole Horn, for the 1-0 victory.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Dana McAllister finished second and the Bears girls were first in the MVC Cross Country championships on Tuesday in Bethehem.

The Pleasant Valley girls' unblemished record is definitely no fluke.

The Lady Bears proved that Tuesday at the Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, where the Mountain Valley Conference held its annual cross country meet.

Dana McCallister's second place finish led a PV showing that had five of its girls finish in the top 10. That effort easily allowed the Bears to claim the MVC championship.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Palmerton's soccer team and Lehighton's volleyball team both scored wins over TIMES NEWS area rivals on Monday.

BOYS SOCCER

Palmerton-Lehighton

Palmerton scored a 3-2 non-conference victory over Lehighton.

The Indians took a 2-1 halftime lead on goals from Anthony Rossino and Austin Schlosser. Dylan Furry scored the Bombers' lone first half goal.

Palmerton's Austin Shupp knotted the game at 2-2 early in the second half before Corey Leonard added the eventual game-winning goal with 25:25 left. Spencer Shigo and Furry earned assists.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
bob ford/times news Palmerton's Ben Andrews follows through with a shot.

FLEETWOOD – Coming into the last hole of the PIAA East Region golf championships Monday, Northwestern's Cole Miller knew that at 3-over par he was well inside the qualifying number to move on to states.

So with 230 yards left to a green that sat just over a pond, he decided there was no point in laying up.

Miller didn't make the green, but that shot was one of the few mistakes he made in shooting 5-over par 77 to finish tied for 12th and qualify for next week's PIAA Championships.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

STROUDSBURG – East Stroudsburg North and Stroudsburg both prevailed in their respective Mountain Valley Conference semi-final field hockey games Monday night.

East Stroudsburg North upset Lehighton to make it to it's first-ever title game. Top-seeded Stroudsburg knocked off Pleasant Valley to advance to its fourth straight conference championship game. The two teams will play for the MVC trophy Wednesday at 7 p.m. at East Stroudsburg South.

ES North-Lehighton

There will be a new Mountain Valley Conference field hockey champion this year.