Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Northwestern Lehigh led Times News Area Colonial League football first team all-stars when the team was announced recently.

Center Andrew Sorenson, running back Harry Hall and specialist Dylan Snyder made the offensive team, while punter Brandon Miller was first team defense.

Palmerton’s Mike Stasko was a first-team defensive back and defensive end Rae Washington also made first team.

Northern Lehigh’s Cameron Kates was first team offensive guard and defensive lineman.


First Team Offense

C – Andrew Sorensen (Sr., Northwestern)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24, 1982 - The Panther Valley girls rally from a six-point halftime deficit to gain a 59-55 victory over Williams Valley in their season opener. Suzanne Gerber scores a team-high 18 points for the Panthers, coached by Rich Davidyock. Mary Paluck follows right behind Gerber with 17. The winners, who outscore their opponent 35-25 in the second half, also receive eight points from Kim Brida while Joanne Paluck chips in with seven.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Saucon ends Indians’ season

Saturday night’s District 11 Class AAA championship game between Saucon Valley and Lehighton featured a matchup of the unstoppable force and the immovable object.

Led by star tailback Evan Culver, the Panthers averaged a District 11-best 47.2 points-per-game during the regular season. The Indians, on the other hand, had one of the top defenses in all of District 11, allowing only 11.5 points-per-game.

Though both teams made plays, it was Saucon Valley that was able to do more when it mattered most.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Seniors worked hard to build legacy

What defines a legacy?

Is it wins? Championships?

Or maybe it’s something else, an intangible characteristic that simply can’t be quantified.

In the case of the 14 seniors on the Lehighton football roster, it’s a sense of satisfaction in knowing that they played a large role in turning around a program that had seven losses in 2012.

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23, 1982 - Todd McLaughlin scores a game-high 14 points to help Tamaqua roll past Panther Valley, 67-47, and give new head coach Ed Wise a win in his Raider debut. Todd Tracy tallies 10 of his 13 points in the first half to help the winners open up a 12-point halftime advantage. McLaughlin, held to just one point in the opening two quarters, hits for 13 in the second half as the Raiders pull away. Mark Cunningham chips in with nine points while Ed Titus contributes eight points and eight rebounds. For PV, Vince Krajcir scores a team-high 11 points.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Gordon climbed out of his race car and stepped into the waiting arms of team owner Rick Hendrick.
They shared a long embrace and some words of encouragement. Gordon then kissed his wife and hugged his two kids before getting mobbed by fans. Someone in the crowd screamed "You're still the man!"

Just not the champion.

Gordon failed to add a fairytale finish to his storied career Sunday, finishing sixth in the NASCAR season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Marian 33, Tri-Valley 0

Marian 19 0 7 7 - 33

Tri-Valley 0 0 0 0 - 0

M – Snerr 6 run (Buscher kick)

M _ 4 run (kick failed)

M – Skotek 97 fumble return (pass failed)

M – Snerr 70 run (Buscher kick)

M – Snerr 10 pass from Kuczynski (Buscher kick)



First downs 17 7

Rushing Yards 44-259 28-110

Passing Yards 87 38

Total Offense 336 148

Passing 6-11-1 5-16-1

Punts 3-37.0 5-36.0

Fumbles (lost) 2-0 2-1

Penalties 2-10 9-90


Saturday, November 21, 2015

GREEN POND — With 1:19 left to play in Friday night’s District 11 Class AA championship game, a small group of Northwestern fans started to chant.

As time was winding down on the Tigers’ season the sidelines were serenaded with “Thank you seniors.”

It was a fitting close to a group of players that began their freshman year the same time Josh Snyder took over as head coach.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Colts capture D-11 A title

HEGINS – To win a championship you need to make championship plays. Otherwise it could be just for naught.

A year ago, at this same juncture in time, the Marian football team never could come up with an answer in struggling to find a way to out-maneuver a now defunct Pius X High School in the District 11, Class A football title game.

Now nearly 365 days later, the Colts wallowed in a victory euphoria here where they spanked a very talented Tri-Valley team 33-0 to claim their first gold medal since 2007.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HEGINS - Marian creates scoring opportunities every way imaginable.

The Colts’ diverse, explosive offense has been doing it all year — whether it’s K.J. Snerr and Hunter Nause showing off their speed, or Ethan Kuczynski finding his top playmaking receiver Aaron DeAngelo.

The longest scoring play of the season isn’t owned by any of the top shelf Marian offensive players, but by 5-11 225-pound nose guard Josh Skotek.

Skotek made arguably the play of the year for the Colts in the first half of the District 11 Class A championship against Tri-Valley.