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Friday, October 7, 2011
nancy scholz/times news Pleasant Valley's Sara Elmontacir prepares to hit a forehand during the opening round of the District 11 Classs AAA Tennis Tournament on Thursday. Elmontacir lost in straight sets to Northampton's Darby McCall.

ALLENTOWN – Pleasant Valley didn't produce any winners during the opening round of the District 11 Class AAA Singles Tennis Tournament on Thursday at West End Racquet and Fitness Center.

But according to veteran Bear coach Mark Allison and his players, there weren't any losers either.

Pleasant Valley's Lauren Heckelman faced the tournament's No. 1 seed Marielle McIntyre of Freedom and dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision. The Bears' Sara Elmontacir also lost in straight sets, falling to Darby McCall of Northampton, 6-1, 6-1.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Five weeks into the high school football season, I'm sitting a little better than last season. Six games behind co-leaders Jason Boris and Andy Steinmetz keeps me well within striking distance.

One of the problems I seem to be having is that Boris and myself be using the same crystal ball since he very rarely has one or two games different that me. The same seems to be the tale for this week where we differ on just one game.

This time, I have my fingers crossed that I get it right.

So as we enter the second half of the season, lets look at what we see:

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Jim Thorpe sweeps Marian

Marian's Phil Marzen's near record setting moment was a bit overshadowed by the end results.

Jim Thorpe's cross country teams walked out of Men of Marian Stadium with a sweep winning both the boys' and girls' meets by identical scores of 15-50.

As Marzen crossed the finish line, Marian head coach Jeremy Dormer announced his time of 18:52 as he earned himself a first-place finish in the boys' meet. That time was a mere second shy of the school record of 18:51 set by Mike Legath in 2009.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
bob ford/times News Northern Lehigh's Lauren Zellner (front) and Northwestern's Lauren Horner reach for control of the ball during Wednesday's Colonial league field hockey game.

Marian gave perennial power Blue Mountain a scare but the Eagles survived to win the Schuylkill League golf championship on Wednesday.


Schuylkill Championships

Blue Mountain ran its streak of consecutive Schuylkill League golf championships to 14 straight but it wasn't easy.

The Blue Eagles shot a 332 to edge second place Marian by just three stokes. The Colts' 335 was enough for them to finish ahead of third place Pottsville (356) and fourth place Williams Valley (386).

The title match was played at Mountain Valley Golf Course in windy conditions.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Five TIMES NEWS area tennis players have qualified for this year's District 11 Singles Tournament at West End Racquet Club.

Pleasant Valley's Lauren Heckelman and Sara Elmontacir will begin play in the Class AAA bracket this afternoon at 1 p.m.

Heckelman will face the tourney's No. 1 seed Freedom's Marielle McIntyre while Elmontacir will play Northampton's Darby McCall.

Friday, Jim Thorpe's Kasey Herman and Gabbie Binder along with Tamaqua's Nicki Mateyak will start action in the Class AA bracket at 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Northern Lehigh Quarterback Dylan Hofmann may not possess the prototypical frame of a dominant signal caller, however his knowledge and skills in the game of football more than make up for it.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

North Schuylkill at Tamaqua

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: North Schuylkill 5-0 (5-0 Anthracite Football League); Tamaqua 2-3 (2-1 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: North Schuylkill def. Marian 39-21; Pleasant Valley def. Tamaqua 28-14

NORTH SCHUYLKILL'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Mike Shinkus (21-200-2 TDs rush), QB Ryan Henning (4-10-17 pass, 8-14-TD rush)

TAMAQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Jarred Muffley (24-107 rush) RB Dalton Nunemacher (6-103-TD rush), RB Tyler Hope (5-56-TD rush)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Northern Lehigh football team has enjoyed a lot of success so far this season dominating the opposition on both sides of the football.

However, week six of Colonial League action will bring a much tougher test for the Bulldogs in the form of the Pen Argyl Green Knights. The Knights are 5-0 (5-0 CL) and are surely looking to knock off the 'Dawgs who are also 5-0 (5-0 CL). Both teams have been putting up staggering numbers this season, but Northern Lehigh Head Coach Joe Tout believes whoever controls their emotions better will have the best chance of getting the win.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Northern Lehigh, Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua picked up boys soccer wins over the weekend, while the Olympian girls also finished on the winning side.


N'western-Moravian Aca.

The Lady Tigers battled the Lady Lions to a one-all score at the end of regulation, before Moravian Academy's Natalie Drelles scored the game winner in overtime for the 2-1 victory.

Northwestern tied the game up in the second half off a goal from Katelyn Freeman, who was fed an assist by Sara Jones, in the losing effort.

Friday, September 30, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Marian's Joanna Batula taps the ball over the net against Minersville in volleyball action last night. In the background is teammate Lauren Nietz.

Marian and Weatherly both picked up volleyball wins in action from Thursday.

The Fillies remained undefeated by cruising past Minersville, while the Wreckers swept Millersburg.



Marian swept Minersville with ease, winning 25-6, 25-8, 25-6 in volleyball action.

Marykate Sherkness led the Fillies (8-0) with 17 kills. She also had seven digs and five aces.

Nicole Collevechio recorded ten digs, while Abby O'Donnell dished out 26 assists. Rebecca Hartman added ten aces and seven digs.