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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Any time the word 'spread' is used to describe an offense, it conjures images of big plays, of backs with lots of running room and receivers catching the ball in stride.

Northwestern hopes to make some of those plays this season as it spreads out its Wing-T offense. However, with a new group of skill position players and an experienced line, it might not be the backs and receivers that carry the Tigers to success this season.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

When you are coming off an outstanding season that ended with District 11 Class 2A silver medals and you return a 2,000-yard rusher things might seem to look pretty rosy.

That's the case at Northern Lehigh this season as Head Coach Joe Tout welcomes TIMES NEWS Player of the Year Cody Remaley and Patriot League recruit back as well as some good skill players in Matt Gill and Jake Kern to build a team around that should contend for the Colonial League title and get another shot at district gold.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It was never in Marian's plans (in 2009) to be 3-7. After all, the school's gridders have a near opposite winning percentage (.690) in 33 years under veteran Coach Stan Dakosty.

So, when the bottom fell out last Fall after a 6-5 season the year prior, giving the Blue and Gold a sub-par two-year record of 9-12, everyone in Colt Country - the coaches, players and fans - felt the need to join forces to return Marian football to its glory years.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A year ago, Jim Thorpe suffered its first-ever losing season under the guidance of head coach Mark Rosenberger.

Rosenberger said that this year's squad knows what happened last season and is in the process of taking the right steps in getting back to its usual winning ways.

"It comes down to - first of all - to learn from the mistakes of last year," said Rosenberger, who holds a career record of 80-46 with the Olympians in 12 seasons. "I think this year our seniors have shown some great leadership.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The tradition that Bob Mitchell established for Northwestern football over the past 28 years isn't something Tom Linette takes lightly.

He's been at Mitchell's side for each and every one of those years. The two are best friends.

So when Mitchell decided to step down at the end of last season, there was one thing Linette had to ask himself before seeking to be the next head coach.

"Would my being head coach carry on his tradition? I felt strongly enough that it would," Linette said Thursday at a press conference to announce his hiring.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Five Panthers, three Blue Raiders and one Colt were all recently named to the Anthracite Football League All-First Team.

Panther Valley had Casey Lawrence (QB), Kyle McAvoy (RB/DB), Jake Dunn (WR), Jason Harrison (LB) and Ryan Richards (LB) make the squad. McAvoy was named to the first team on both sides of the ball, while Dunn was awarded the Offensive Player of the Year award.

Tamaqua's Anthony Bumbulsky (WR), Erik Krause (OL) and Garth Lakitsky (LB), along with Marian's Bruce Balliet (DE), made the first team as well.



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The All-Colonial League Football Team has been announced with seven Northern Lehigh Bulldog first team selections, including a pair of two-way first team players. Palmerton garnered the only other area first team player.

The Bulldogs finished second place to Wilson during the season and just one behind the Warriors in first team selections.

They were led by Junior rusher Cody Remaley whose 2,000-yard season placed him in the first-team backfield.

Monday, November 30, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Jake Kern looks for running room as North Schuylkill's Tanner Dean and Mike Shinkus move in.

MAHANOY CITY - Northern Lehigh head coach Joe Tout knew his team was so close to delivering a knockout punch to North Schuylkill inthe District 11 Class 2A championship on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs had those hopes stripped from them in the fourth quarter as the Spartans ran off 19 straight points to pull out a 33-26 triumph before an overflow crowd at Alumni Stadium.

The first District title for the Spartans in 13 years didn't come easy, but they earned the right to meet West Catholic on Saturday in the PIAA Interdistricts at 1 p.m. at Palisades High School.

Monday, November 30, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Mike Buresh (left) and Nick Hartman (72) get set to block North Schuylkill's Kody Flail.

High school football games are won and lost on the line of scrimmage.

Northern Lehigh's play on the line of scrimmage was a big reason it won 10 games this season and earned a spot in the District 11 title game.

The Bulldogs' have the Colonial League's leading rusher and the top ball carrier in the Times News area in Cody Remaley. The junior running back ran for 2,155 yards on 354 carries this year thanks in part to the line in front of him, which featured 12 years of experience among the five interior linemen.

Friday, November 27, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's backfield will hope to have a strong game against North Schuylkill in Saturday's District 11 Class AA championship game. Members of the Bulldog attack include, from left, Cody Remaley, Matt Gill, Tyler Bolton, Dylan Bolton, and Jake Kern.

It's been a few years, but that winning feeling and playoff fever has hit the Northern Lehigh football program again.

The Bulldogs return to the District 11 Class AA championship game when they take on unbeaten North Schuylkill (12-0) Saturday night at 7 o'clock at Mahanoy Area High School.

Both teams won thrillers, with the Bulldogs holding off Catasauqua (20-17) and the Spartans beating Panther Valley in three overtimes, 35-28.