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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Marian Colts pulled a game within .500 with a victory at Schuylkill Haven, while Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua dropped Schuylkill League contests on Monday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marian-Sch. Haven

The Colts notched a win over Schuylkill Haven 53-36 in league play, keeping playoff hopes alive.

Alden Whah led the way with 16 points, while Ryan Karnish followed with 15 and teammate Anthony Pilla got 10 in the well-rounded effort.

Brandon Weiser had 10 points for the Hurricanes in the loss.

Monday, January 23, 2012
Ron gower/times news Tamaqua's Colin Mashack controls Lenny Ogozalek of Panther Valley during their 106-pound Schuylkill League semifinal match at Blue Mountain on Sunday. Mashack won the match and went on to win the title.

ORWIGSBURG - For the final five minutes of his Schuylkill League championship bout at 106 pounds, Tamaqua's Colin Mashack couldn't register a point.

That was no problem for the Raider sophomore, though, because after jumping out to comfortable lead against Caleb Bordner of Tri-Valley, he didn't allow any either.

Mashack used a pair of takedowns and a three near-fall points in the opening minute of his finals matchup to gain a 7-1 advantage, and from there he rode out his opponent the rest of the way to earn the only TIMES NEWS title Sunday at Blue Mountain.

Monday, January 23, 2012

at Blue Mountain HS

TEAM SCORING & LEGEND

1. Tri-Valley (TV) 198; 2. Blue Mountain (BM) 191; 3. Pine Grove (PG) 170.3; 4. North Schuylkill (NS) 132.5; 5. Upper Dauphin (UD) 127.5; 6. Tamaqua (T) 114; 7. Pottsville (P) 106.5; 8. Panther Valley (PV) 73.5, 9. Mahanoy Area (MA) 58; 10. Schuylkill Haven (SH) 56; 11. Halifax (H) 54.5; 12. Williams Valley (WV) 54; 13. Jim Thorpe (JT) 38.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

106 - Colin Mashack (T) dec. Caleb Bordner (TV), 7-1.

113 - Derrick Garber (UD) dec. Bailey Roos (PG), 11-4.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Northern Lehigh matmen picked up four wins at the Buckley Duals this weekend while the Weatherly boys and Northwestern girls both suffered last-second losses on the hardwoods.

BOYS BASKETBALL

MMI Prep-Weatherly

The Wreckers held a slim four-point lead going into the fourth, but MMI rallied for a 41-39 non-league victory.

MMI was led in scoring by Cory Rogers and Alex VanHoeken with 10 points apiece.

The Wreckers received a team-high 11 from Samson Walton and eight from Brett Stallone.

MMI PREP

Friday, January 20, 2012
Panther Valley's Nick McArdle (10) weaves his way through a number of Jim Thorpe defenders, including Ben Moore (left), Connor Ennis (44) and Darius Clark (right).

During the course of a season, most teams come across "must win" games on their schedule.

That exact scenario applied to Panther Valley and Jim Thorpe on Thursday night as both teams fight to earn a spot in the District 11 AAA playoffs.

When everything was said and done it was the Panthers who moved one step closer to their post-season dreams, surging past the Olympians in the second half en route to a 46-41 Schuylkill League Division I victory.

Neither squad was exactly lighting it up from the field in the first half with Jim Thorpe leading 22-18 at intermission.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Northwestern's girls came away with a win in action on the hardwood on Thursday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saucon Vy.-Northwestern

Northwestern defeated Saucon Valley, 57-47, in Colonial League action.

Sara Jones led the Tigers with 20 points while Caileigh Landrigan added 10.

For Saucon Valley, Karine Polgar scored a team-high 19.

SAUCON VALLEY

Polgar 5-6-8-19, Okken 0-0-0-0, Spirk 0-0-0-0, Wean 2-0-0-5, O'Donnell 4-0-2-8, Mowrey 3-0-0-8, Martin 2-3-4-7. TOTALS: 16-9-14-47.

NORTHWESTERN

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lehighton and Pleasant Valley picked up wrestling victories to highlight Wednesday's scholastic sports card.

WRESTLING

ES South-Lehighton

Colton Davidson scored a forfeit victory in the final bout of the match to lift Lehighton to a 39-34 Mountain Valley Conference win over visiting East Stroudsburg South.

The Indians' Pat Verrastro (113), Alex Rankovich (138), Zachary Coleman (170) and Michael Balliet (182) all scored pins for wins.

Lehighton 39, ES South 34

106 - Jacob Hoats (L) won by forfeit

113 - Pat Verrastro (L) pinned Phil Nunes in 4:19

Thursday, January 19, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Zach Christman (bottom) of Palmerton and Northwestern's Cole Moyer battle at 132 pounds. Christman went on to post a 5-3 decision.

With only six of 14 matches actually being contested, Palmerton head coach Dave Lavin and Northwestern head coach Jim Moll were just hoping for some good signs from those that took the mat on Wednesday night in a Colonial League battle.

As it turned out, the Blue Bombers won four of the six matches that were wrestled and picked up five forfeit wins for a 51-21 triumph against the undermanned Tigers.

"It's a small group, but they're hard workers and a tough bunch of kids," Moll said.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Steven Matukonis turns North Schuylkill's Lorenzo Fisher to his back for a first period pin in 1:35.

The Tamaqua wrestling team has been suffering through a season marred with adversity. Whether it is injuries, participants that have left the program mid-season, or any other reason, numbers have dropped and the Blue Raiders need all the points that they can get throughout the course of a match.

In last night's Schuylkill League battle with North Schuylkill, three straight forfeits began the meeting, placing the locals in a 18-0 hole right out of the gates.

Despite their efforts to erase the deficit, the Spartans pulled away down the stretch for a 51-30 decision.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Celeste Robinson (left) prepares to make a pass as Tamaqua's Kayla Hope defends.

Resiliency is the term that may best describe the play of the Tamaqua girl's basketball team this season. The Lady Raiders (7-5) have been hot, winning five straight games after a 2-5 start. Tamaqua showed their fight once again last night storming back from a 29-16 half-time deficit to challenge the Olympians in the fourth quarter getting as close as two points in the fourth. Thorpe's transition game proved to be too much however, as the Lady Olympians pulled away to get the 52-45 Schuylkill League Division I victory.