Sunday, February 1, 2015

Local Sports

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pleasant Valley handed Pocono Mountain East girls their fourth loss of the season, while the Lehighton girls wound up on the short end in action on Friday night.


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The Bears jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 41-36 Eastern Pennylvania Conference win over the Cardinals.

Pocono Mountain East downed the Bears 62-31 in their first meeting.

Sullivan had 14 points and Russell 10 for PV. Parker led the Cardinals with 15 points.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

A "Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop" is being held at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a beginner's workshop appropriate for ages 14 and older and is free for Hawk Mountain Members.

Both members and non-members must pre-register by calling Hawk Mountain at 610-756-6961 during business hours. Cost includes trail fee for the rest of the day.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Newly elected president Dave Putnam of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners listens to a question about the modifications to the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.

HARRISBURG – Proposals that would create what amounts to a 5-7 statewide split for the firearms deer season and drastically change the Mentored Youth Hunting Program highlighted this week's first quarterly meeting of the year by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of commissioners at its Harrisburg headquarters to set seasons and bag limits for the 2015-16 hunting and trapping seasons.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

On a typical school day, I work out before I eat breakfast, with the second event occurring around 7 a.m. as I finalize the day's lesson plans at school. I drink a protein shake at 9:20, eat lunch at 11:45, have an afternoon snack around 2:30, and then begin supper by 5:45.

You'd think my eating would end with a before-bed snack, but no. I usually wake up twice before midnight and eat two more times.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 31, 2005 Tom Kresge scores a game-high 20 points and Pleasant Valley rallies in the second half to pull out a 59-48 victory over Pottsville. The Bears, coached by Ken Piontkowski, trail by 11 points at halftime before starting their comeback. Leo Lunney contributes 18 points to the winning cause while Ryan Sassano chips in with 11. PV, which uses a 22-7 third quarter to turn the game around, also receives eight points from Blair Meixsell.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Indians breeze to win

Lehighton coach Rich Oertner was looking for a spark.

He got a raging inferno.

Looking to shake things up after a rough stretch of games, Oertner made a couple of lineup changes on Friday night against Blue Mountain.

The Indians responded with one of their most impressive performances of the season as they routed the Blue Eagles, 74-58, in Schuylkill League action.

Friday, January 30, 2015

January 30, 1962 Mike Hudock finishes with a game-high 20 points to help Palmerton cruise to a 66-41 Lehigh Valley League win over Stroudsburg. Hudock's basket in the first quarter gives the Blue Bombers a 7-6 lead they will never relinquish. The winners, coached by Mike Marcellino, lead by nine at halftime before using a 22-11 third quarter to take control. Billy Hedyt contributes 18 points while Terry Balliet finishes with 10.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Every high school team honors their upperclassmen with a "Senior Night."

But very few are as eventful as the one Marian had Thursday night.

During a 61-38 victory over Weatherly, the Fillies added another member to their 1,000-point club, gave an injured player a moment to cherish, and reveled in the scoring of a popular teammates' first points.

"It was a big night, we had a lot of good things happen for our seniors," said Marian head coach Paul Brutto. "It was really nice to have our seniors go out with something they'll probably remember for a very long time.

Friday, January 30, 2015
bob ford/times news Northern Lehigh's Ryan Farber (front) and Northwestern's Dave VanBlargen battle at 145 pounds. Farber posted a 14-4 decision.

Two Times News area wrestling teams were in action at Panther Valley High School in the District 11 duals last night.

Fifth-seeded Northwestern battled 12-seeded Williams Valley in the opening round of action. The Tigers rallied after a strong Vikings' start to defeat Williams Valley, 40-30.

Northwestern earned the opportunity to square off against rival Northern Lehigh in the quarterfinal match immediately after its opening round victory.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Panther Valley's Macey Markovich set a new girls school record for most three-pointers in a season.


Panther Valley-Pottsville

Pottsville scored early and often in a 55-20 Schuylkill League win over Panther Valley.

Hannah Bernhauser and Sadie Cresswell both scored 11 points apiece for the Tide.

Macey Markovich scored 10 points for the Lady Panthers. She entered the game tied for the school's single-season three-point record and broke it with three in the game to bring her season total to 51.

Pottsville also won the JV contest, 24-6.