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Friday, October 21, 2011
Ron Gower/times news Marian's Abby O'Donnell (27) passes the ball as teammate Emily Pilla moves in from behind.

BY JASON BORIS

jboris@tnonline.com

Marian entered last night's game against Nativity undefeated.

They also came in as the Schuylkill League Division 4 champions.

However, lost in all that was the fact that this year's Fillies are still a very young and inexperienced team.

Last night, their youth finally showed, as Nativity swept Marian in three straight games by final scores of 28-26, 25-23,25-10.

The loss ended a 26-game regular season winning streak for Marian (12-1), whose roster (12 girls) is comprised of five freshmen and four sophomores.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Let's face it the Colonial league football conference is loaded with talent this season and there is another great game on tap for Friday night. Northern Lehigh (6-1, 6-1 Colonial) will try to continue to stay on course for the postseason in week eight squaring off against Bangor (7-0, 7-0 Colonial) in the TIMES NEWS Game of the Week.

Although the 'Dawgs have already played and lost to Pen Argyl, which was the squad favored to win the Colonial League, an even bigger threat may be looming with their week eight opponent.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weatherly picked up a volleyball victory on Wednesday night.

VOLLEYBALL

Mahanoy Area-Weatherly

Weatherly posted a 25-12, 11-25, 25-23, 25-18 Schuylkill League win over Mahanoy Area.

Alicia Panzarella and Sarah Delinsky led Weatherly. Panzarella had 26 digs, 10 kills and four assists while Delinsky added 18 digs, 17 kills, four assists and four aces. Jess Adamcyzk (eight digs, seven kills, three blocks) and Alyssa Miller (nine digs, seven kills, three assists) also played well for the Wreckers.

Weatherly moves to 6-14 overall and 4-8 in the SL.

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.