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Friday, October 14, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Greta Hartsell, left, and Northern Lehigh's Kelsey Follweiler battle for ball in field hockey action at Northern Lehigh. In the background is NL's Casey Gavalla (16).

Palmerton and Northern Lehigh battled it out in field hockey on Thursday and it was a heated match.

In one of both teams' last field hockey games of the regular season, the motivation was there for both to pull out a win.

When the dust cleared, it was the Bulldogs who pulled out a 2-1 victory to clinch the fourth seed for the Colonial League tournament.

That alone served up enough emotion for both sides and Palmerton wanted to play spoiler.

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's getting near "Crunch time"!

Heading into Week No. 7 of the high school football season it's that time of the year when teams who still have a shot at the post-season playoffs give it their best shot week in and week out as we head down the homestretch.

The middle of the pack in our Grid Picks race is getting pretty crowded so it's definitely time to make a move.

Most of the games on our list have playoffs implications in some way so lets not waste any time and get to it:

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tamaqua runners, from left, Kelsey Patrick, Amber Carroll and Cecily Kohlmeir lead a pack of runners up a hill during the early stages of Wednesday's cross country meet against Blue Mountain.

Prior to the Senior Night festivities, the Tamaqua girls' cross country team wanted to make its seniors' last home meet a memorable one.

At the same time, the Lady Raiders were focused on gaining momentum with a victory over a Division I foe heading into next week's Schuylkill League Team Championship Meet.

The Lady Raiders got everything they wanted with a 23-32 win over Blue Mountain Wednesday in Tamaqua.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Jim Thorpe cross country teams split a tri-meet on Wednesday.


Pine Grove-Pottsville-JT

Jim Thorpe picked up wins over Pine Grove, but fell to Pottsville in its Schuylkill League meet.

Two Pottsville runners set course-records on the day. Paige Stoner set the girls' record with a 19:43, while Jake Plachko finished with a time of 17:54 on the boys' side.

John Condly was the highest finisher for Jim Thorpe. He placed fourth in the boys' race. Fellow Olympian Caitlin Liscinski placed sixth on the girls' side.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Northwestern at Northern Lehigh

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Northwestern 4-2 (4-2 Colonial League); Northern Lehigh 5-1 (5-1 Colonial League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Palmerton def. Northwestern 21-14; Pen Argyl def. Northern Lehigh 14-8

NORTHWESTERN'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Ty Cunningham (has had a hand in a TD every week), RB Alex Bobbyn (6-103 rec last week), RB Payton Bachman (eight receptions last week)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

When Palmerton receiver Monty Szukics came to head coach Chris Walkowiak with a broken hand right before the start of the season one can imagine Walkowiak and his staff weren't very happy. Szukics, who hurt his hand playing basketball, told Walkowiak "I was only doing what you told me to coach, which was to stay active."

Szukics recovered from his injury and was certainly active last Friday night against Northwestern. The Palmerton senior caught two touchdown passes along with intercepting two passes in the second-half to earn week six TIMES NEWS Player of the Week.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Palmerton Head Coach Chris Walkowiak has always prided himself on the fact that his football teams were sound defensively. Last week however, it was the offense that catapulted the Bombers to a 21-0 lead and ultimately a 21-14 upset win over rival Northwestern. The win gave the Bombers a 4-2 (4-2 Colonial) record and is the reason why their game against Bangor (6-0, 6-0 Colonial) Friday night is the week seven TIMES NEWS Game of the Week.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Lehighton's Jackie Jordan (16) slams the volleyball after taking a pass from setter Krista Rehrig (19). The Indians defeated East Stroudsburg South in four games.

The Northwestern girls cross country team posted four wins on Tuesday to clinch a perfect regular season and the Colonial League championship.

The Lady Tigers finished with a 26-0 record.


Northwestern-Palmerton-Pen Argyl

The Northwestern girls had seven runners place in the top 15 to gain four wins and the league title.

Haley Yost won the girls race with teammate Emma Kemmerer finishing second.

The Tiger boys split their four decisions with Tyler Stelmack taking first.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Bob ford/times news Northwestern's Cole Miller follows through with his swing during the District 11 golf championships on Monday at Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton. Miller captured the district title with a 27-hole total of 111.

It started back in early summer when Cole Miller won a Calloway Junior Golf Tournament and earned the right to play at Torrey Pines, a US Open course near San Diego.

His dream season continued when the leaves began to change colors. Since late summer Miller has won the Blue Ridge Club championship, the Colonial League championship and a Wasser Cup title.

That dream season got even better Monday when Miller won this year's District 11 title, shooting 3-over par 111 over 27 holes to finish three strokes ahead of Parkland's Luke Vadas.

Friday, October 7, 2011
Panthers keep pace in D-2

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Schuylkill League volleyball picture is starting to come into focus.

We know that Pottsville controls its own destiny in Division 1.

With a three-game lead, we know that Tri-Valley has all but clinched Division 3.

As the League's only unbeaten team, we know that Marian is in the driver's seat in Division 4.

And then we have Division 2, where the only thing we know is that we're nowhere close to naming a champion.