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Friday, February 27, 2015
special to the times news @Caption Stand Alone:Snisky signs with Kutztown Jim Thorpe's Shane Snisky signs to continue his academic and athletic careers at Division II Kutztown University. Snisky played quarterback for the Olympians this season. Seated next to him are his parents Tricia and Michael Snisky. Standing, from left, are Jim Thorpe Principal Tom Lesisko, Jim Thorpe Athletic Director Dustin McAndrew and Olympian football coach Mark Rosenberger.

Jim Thorpe's Shane Snisky has signed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Division II Kutztown University. Snisky played quarterback for the Olympians this season. Seated next to him are his parents Tricia and Michael Snisky. Standing, from left, are Jim Thorpe Principal Tom Lesisko, Jim Thorpe Athletic Director Dustin McAndrew and Olympian football coach Mark Rosenberger.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Alexia Follweiler, a senior biology major at Lycoming College and former Panther Valley standout, earned second team All-MAC honors after she posted the second-fastest time in Lycoming history (2:15.11) to finish fourth in the 200 IM at the Middle Atlantic Conference Swim Championships.

Friday, February 27, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.

Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow the state's sports books to offer bets on the Olympics for the first time in years.

It was a move unopposed by anyone in the industry and cheered by the regulators themselves. International sports books in Great Britain, Ireland and Australia and offshore Internet sites already allow such bets.

Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 1975 Ed Hadzick's two free throws with 41 seconds left to play proves to be the difference as Weatherly edges Jim Thorpe, 45-43, in the District 11 Class C playoffs. The Olympians miss three foul shots down the stretch to secure the win for the Wreckers. Hadzick finishes with a game-high 14 points while Barry Barbush contributes 11. The winners, coached by Tony Antinozzi, also receive 10 points from Joe Kurtz. For Jim Thorpe, Rick Reis tallies a team-high 12 points.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kutztown senior and Palmerton graduate Lanny Buck was recently named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Men's Indoor Field Co-Athlete of the Week.

Buck cleared 5.05m (16-6.75) and took first place in the pole vault at Kutztown's Last Chance Invitational last weekend. The jump is the senior's career-best, and best in the PSAC this season. Buck improved upon his previous NCAA provisional mark and is currently sixth in Division II.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Pleasant Valley School Board approved the following coaching hires on Thursday night:

*Derek Strohl as head varsity girls soccer coach

*Tierney Myers as junior high softball assistant

*Steve Borger as varsity softball volunteer

*Hope Smith as assistant varsity/junior varsity track coach

Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 26, 1983 Northern Lehigh crowns five individual champions and also gains the team title at the Centennial League wrestling tournament. The Bulldogs, who finish 11 points ahead of runner-up Pocono Mountain, receive gold medals from Jim Milot (108 pounds), Steve Ortiz (122), Greg Parsons (155), Darrin Evans (170) and Chris Grammes (188). Nolehi, coached by Bob Kern, also has a silver medalist in Todd Herzog (132).

Thursday, February 26, 2015
linda rothrock/times news Northwestern's Mikaela Koenig (20) prepares to take a shot against Bethlehem Catholic.

NORTHAMPTON - Following their district quarterfinals win over the weekend, Northwestern took a look at the seemingly impossible task that lied ahead.

The only thing standing between the Tigers and a chance at playing for their first district title since 2006 was top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic.

Head coach Chris Deutsch and the Tigers knew how tough Becahi the No. 3 ranked team in the state in Class AAA and all-state performer Kalista Walters would be.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CLASS AAA BOYS

CONSOLATION GAME

No. 4 Tamaqua (20-6, 11-3 SL) vs. No. 2 Salisbury (21-5, 9-1 CL)

TIP OFF: Friday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at Freedom

COACHES: Tamaqua - Caszy Kosciolek, Salisbury - Jason Weaver

LEADING SCORERS: Tamaqua – Bo Rottet (Sr, 16.6 ppg), Brett Kosciolek (Sr, 16.4 ppg), Russell Blaker (Jr, 8.8 ppg), Nate MacDonald (Sr, 5.6 ppg), Tyler Skripko (Sr, 3.2 ppg); Salisbury - Tevon Weber (Jr, 10.1 ppg), Bryce Fairclough (Sr, 9.4 ppg), Dylan Belletiere (Jr, 9.2 ppg), Brendan Reichenbach (Sr, 6.1 ppg), Chad Cooperman (Jr, 3.9 ppg)

Thursday, February 26, 2015
bob ford/times news Marian's Hunter Puza goes up with a shot over Mahanoy Area's Brian Miller.

ORWIGSBURG – During the course of a season it's no easy to task to defeat a talented team that's a division rival twice. Defeating that team three times is even more unlikely, and well four times, you can almost forget about it.

Mahanoy Area showed the unlikely is possible, however, as it edged rival Marian for the fourth time in as many tries, posting a 60-57 overtime victory in the District 11 Class AA semifinal on Wednesday.