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Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 1953 After being shut out in the first half, Lansford scores three times in the second half to gain a 19-13 win over Tamaqua. Fred Tiiley and Eddie Chuckran both finish off two long drives for the Panthers to reach the end zone. Tiley gets in from four yards out while Chuckran breaks free for a 13-yard scoring run. The winners, coached by Johnny Chuckran, add another score after a Raider turnover. Bernie "The Horse" Matta powers in from 16 yards to close out the Lansford scoring. Tamaqua's TDs come from Ed Adams and Billy Hood.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Justin Carlucci/Times News Lehighton's Tyler Cann receives the Times News Football Player of the Week award for his performance last Friday against Shenandoah Valley. Cann threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score. With Cann is Indian head coach Tom McCarroll.

The Lehighton offense is clicking this season and there are plenty of potential theories to prove so.

Maybe it's stud tailback Wyatt Clements, who has 17 total touchdowns so far in 2014. It could also be the host of weapons that head coach Tom McCarroll has in his arsenal which includes Tyler Crum and Tom Ruzicka, who both do a bit of everything. Combine those skill players with the phsyical play at the line of scrimmage and you almost have the recipe for success.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Northern Lehigh-Northwestern

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Northern Lehigh (5-3, 5-3 CL); Northwestern (7-1, 7-1 CL)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Southern Lehigh def. Northern Lehigh, 40-7; Northwestern def. Palmerton, 50-21.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If you're battling for a league championship or fighting for a playoff berth, it's an exciting time of the season to be a high school football player.

Coaches are always talking about playing "meaningful" games late in the season. If you're fortunate enough to be doing that, extra motivation isn't needed.

That's the situation eight of the nine Times News area teams are in heading into week nine of the season.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newton's Third Law of motion states that when one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body. For all you non-science buffs out there what the above statement basically means is that for every action there is an opposed and equal reaction.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NAZARETH As simple as it sounds, the team that creates more scoring opportunities normally comes out victorious in a field hockey game.

Nazareth clearly out-produced Pleasant Valley offensively during its 2-0 District 11 Class AAA preliminary round victory on Wednesday.

"We played the game we were capable of playing, I told them to have fun and take it to them," said Nazareth head coach Marissa Rotz. "I made sure we worked on our stick-to-stick passing this week, being cohesive, and we tried to get into a nice rhythm and flow."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Northern Lehigh's Jessica Olewine and Erika McKay were both named to the Colonial League All-Star first team.

The Bulldogs' Taryn Kemmerer was named to the second team, along with Palmerton's Cassie Keiser and Northwestern's Laura Kotula.

Gaining honorable mention selections were Palemrton's Stephanie Brinker, Northwestern's Haley Dietrich and Northern Lehigh's Taylor Herman and Ronnie Green.

First team

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pleasant Valley's Annie Butchkoski was the lone local field hockey player to make the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference All-Stars first team.

First team

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22, 1983 Tom Tracy carries 15 times for 104 yards and a touchdown and Tamauqa's defense turns in a stellar performance as the Blue Raiders blank Panther Valley, 28-0. Tracy opens the scoring in the second quarter with a 48-yard TD run. The winners, coached by Tom Bonner, extend their lead when Ron Heckler blocks a punt and Garth Lakitsky recovers it and runs five yards for a touchdown. The Raiders' defense forces four turnovers in the contest and allows just four first downs. Tamaqua also receives short TD runs from Rick Nunemacher and Howie Miller.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys soccer coaches have selected their inaugural group of all-stars.

Emmaus junior forward John Fritz is the league's Most Valuable Player.

Pleasant Valley's Enes Nikocevic and Justin Habick were among second team selections.

Boys soccer all-stars

First team