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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Tom Linette era at Northwestern High School is officially underway.

After nearly 30 years and more than 300 games as an assistant coach, Linette led the Tigers onto the field as a head coach for the first time on Friday night.

Northwestern made sure that game one, season one of Linette's head coaching career is one he'll always remember as it rolled to a 30-0 victory over Salisbury.

But if you thought that all those seasons as a Tiger assistant made this just another Friday night for Linette, think again.

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Marian running back Paul Martin (left) receives THE TIMES NEWS Player of the Week award from Colts Coach Stan Dakosty. Martin carried 19 times for 205 yards and 2 TDs in Marian's 28-17 win over Lehighton. JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

As a sophomore last season, Paul Martin rushed for a total of 1,017 yards, which put in him a select club at Marian.

Martin became the 15th Colt to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, making him a member of Marian's celebrated Grand Company.

Among the members of that exclusive group are Mike Tracy (who did in three times), Jim Agosti and Dave Houser (each who hit the 1,000 yard mark twice) as well as Pete Albano, Fred Segilia, Joe Agosti, Pete Bumbulsky, Mark Coury, Bob Agosti, Greg Izzo, Joe Gillespie, Justin Barrasso, Al Donadi and Matt Rizzo.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It didn't seem as though Northern Lehigh star running back Cody Remaley had as many yards as he did even he was surprised by his total.

Remaley only carried the ball 10 times, but he turned those chances into 204 yards and three touchdowns, leading his squad to the 42-0 Colonial League win over visiting Notre Dame of Green Pond.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Panther Valley's young football players received a lesson the hard way.

Get dominated up front. Walk off the field with an "L".

The Panthers, who lost 15 players to graduation from last year's squad, were completely manhandled in the trenches Friday night against visiting Mahanoy Area and the result was an 18-0 shutout.

"Mahanoy came out and totally dominated us up front," said PV head coach Frank Damian. "We couldn't get anything going. We didn't help our cause by turning the ball over three times.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Remaley continues to be Nolehi's workhorse

He lines up in the backfield, looking straight ahead at his offensive line.

Across that line are defenders staring and pointing, shifting and inching forward in anticipation.

It doesn't matter that you can't recognize the No. 2 on his jersey anymore, having been covered by mud and grass stains. It also doesn't matter that he's already carried the ball 30 times and he's been knocked around for three-plus quarters.

It doesn't matter, because everybody on the field knows what's going to happen next.

Cody Remaley is going to get the ball.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A year ago at this time, the Pleasant Valley football program was coming off of a 1-9 season and looking for a fresh start with new head coach Jim Terwilliger.

Twelve months later the Bears aren't looking for another fresh start. They are looking to keep the momentum going.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It has been more than a half century since Tamaqua achieved what it has done on the gridiron the past two seasons.

The Blue Raiders followed up 2008's 8-4 record and Eastern Conference Class AA title game berth with the school's first-ever District 11 football playoff berth last year, finishing with an 8-3 mark.

The last time Tamaqua put together back-to-back eight win seasons was in 1956-57.

Admittedly, that is a tough act to follow, but the return of their entire backfield gives the Raiders reason for optimism this season.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Last season, a very talented senior class left an exclamation point on the Panther Valley football program!

Led by the three-headed monster of quarterback Casey Lawrence, running back Kyle McAvoy and wide receiver Jake Dunn, the Panthers averaged nearly 30 points per game (29.1) and finished the year with a 9-3 overall record (their best season since 1992 when they finished 10-3).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The 2009 football season was one that the Palmerton Blue Bombers want to forget.

After back-to-back trips to the District 11 Class 2A championship game, the Blue Blue Bombers went 1-9 in the Colonial League despite being in a number of games that they just couldn't finish.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New and improved.

That could be the motto of the Lehighton football team in 2010.

With an entirely different offense in place and a switch in their primary defense, the Indians will definitely have a new look.

After struggling with injuries and depth during a one-win season a year ago, head coach George Ebbert is hoping the changes lead to vast improvement.