Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2, 2000 Adam Knoblauch throws three touchdown passes to help Tamaqua rally for a 38-22 victory over Jim Thorpe. Knoblauch completes 9-of-16 passes for 142 yards and the three scores. Two of his TD tosses go to Jeff Schock while the other is hauled in by Shawn Hodge. The Blue Raiders, coached by Tom Bonner, come back from an early 16-0 deficit. Hodge also carries 12 times for 80 yards and a touchdown while Danny Moyer accounts for another score by recovering a fumble in the end zone.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
nancy scholz/times news Northern Lehigh's Nate Farber (34) finds running room is the middle of the line as Pen Argyl's Logan Ruppert (6) chases from behind.

PEN ARGYL - Physical.

Ask an opposing coach in the Colonial League about Northern Lehigh football, and that word is sure to come up somewhere in the conversation.

On Saturday, after the Bulldogs battled through heat and humidity to gain a 21-14 win over host Pen Argyl, it didn't take long for Green Knight head coach Paul Reduzzi to bring up the subject.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Jessica Wiese of Panther Valley gets ready to hit the ball hard during action against Weatherly. Weatherly's Jackie Gillott of Weatherly, looks to counter.

Panther Valley opened its volleyball season Saturday with a victory over Weatherly.

Other local teams to post recent wins include Tamaqua tennis, Pleasant Valley field hockey, Northern Lehigh and Northwestern boys soccer, and Palmerton and Lehighton girls soccer.


Pine Grove Tournament

Blue Mountain downed Northwestern twice in pool play, by scores of 27-26, 25-15, in the Cardinal Clash at Pine Grove, then went on to defeated the Tigers 25-22 to win the championship.

The losses to Blue Mountain, were the only ones Northwestern suffered.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WILSON - The old cliche "Offense wins games, defense wins championships" could be something the Palmerton Blue Bombers want to preserve and save after Saturday's 21-0 Colonial League win over Wilson.

The Bombers caused five turnovers and made three first half touchdowns stand up sending the Warriors to the loss.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission executive director John Arway is seeking help from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help identify the factors contributing to the poor health of the Susquehanna River and begin taking steps to improve the river's condition "before it becomes too late to repair the damage."

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
bob ford/times news Marian’s Nico Agosti (27) fights off the tackle attempt of Williams Valley’s Ryan Harris. For more pictures from the Colts’ game visit the Times News photo gallery at tnonline.com.

Last year in Marian's season opener, KJ Snerr spent most of the night sitting in the emergency room. The Colts' quarterback seriously inured his shoulder on the first play of the 2013 campaign against Lehighton and missed most of the season.

2014 however, is a much different story. Snerr showed that his shoulder is stronger than ever along with his ability to run the football. Now a running back, Snerr came up with big play after big play for the Colts on Friday night, helping them capture an 18-7 non-league victory over a tough Williams Valley team from the Tri-Valley League.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
bob ford/times news Panther Valley's Dylan Moyer (55) and Schuylkill Haven's Preston Gehring go after a fumble in the Hurricane backfield. For more pictures from the Panthers' game visit the Times News photo gallery at tnonline.com.

Schuylkill Haven head coach Mike Farr always worries when he has to play Panther Valley at the PV Stadium.

For three quarters on Friday night, Farr was still waiting for his Hurricanes to take control against first year head coach Matt Davis' Panthers.

And they did.

Will Casella scored four of Haven's five touchdowns on the night and helped his team pull away from the Panthers for a 34-12 in the Anthracite Football League opener for both.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Marcus Aurelius, the emperor of Rome who may have been even better known as a philosopher, wrote that successful living is "more like wrestling than dancing."

Today, the world is different. Today, we need to change that image and the simile to metaphor.

Today, successful living is not like anything. Successful living is juggling.

You need to juggle sometimes precariously your family life, a full-time job, and community commitments while somehow managing to maintain a healthy level of emotional and physical fitness.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30, 1997 With under a minute to play, Palmerton's Matt Hager makes a tackle on fourth down at the Bomber 19-yard line to preserve a 12-7 Colonial League win over Wilson. Hager, the team's defensive end, stops the Warriors top running back (Bill Stocker) just short of a first down. Hager also scores Palmerton's first touchdown on a seven-yard run and finishes with 10 tackles. The winners, coached by Manny Guedes, also receive a 47-yard scoring run from Jarrett Kuhfahl and 10 tackles from Josh Barkanic.