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Saturday, February 7, 2015

February 7, 1964 John Yahoves pours in a game-high 32 points, including a 10-of-11 effort at the free throw line, to lead Summit Hill to a 97-61 Black Diamond League victory over Coaldale. Tony Maholick contributes 22 points to the winning cause while Larry Breiner adds 17. The Hillers, coached by Rich Davidyock, open up a 28-16 first quarter lead and cruise the rest of the way. Joe Perilli also chips in with 11 points. For Coaldale, Jeb Hart finishes with a team-high 21 points.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

This year's Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association Sportsman's Auction to benefit youth is Sunday, Feb. 15, during the Great American Outdoor Sports Show at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

You enjoy going out to eat supper with your family. With your husband so often working overtime, the kids involved in so many sports, and you fulfilling the commitments that come with being a wife and a mom as well as trying to carve out at least a little time to work out going out for supper strikes you as the only time the entire family eats together.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tamaqua junior Thorn Devlin had every reason to look forward to this season's Schuylkill League Diving Championships.

The second-year participant in the sport has improved immensely and took to the diving boards Wednesday for his practice session.

As the top seed in the event, his expectations were high as well as his practice bounces on the one-meter springboard. While gaining spring on his second bounce, a slight miscalculation spelled certain trouble for the athlete, as he landed a few inches to the right of his planned landing spot.

Friday, February 6, 2015
Linda Rothrock/special to the times news Northwestern’s Sabrina Mertz (right) and Catasauqua’s Jackie Garner dive to the floor to come up with a loose ball during Thursday’s Colonial League game.

The Northwestern boys and girls both gained wins in action from Thursday.

The victory by the Lady Tigers gave them a berth in the upcoming Colonial League playoffs.

The Palmerton boys also posted a win, defeating Northern Lehigh in double overtime.


Palmerton-Northern Lehigh

Palmerton went to double overtime to pull out a 73-68 Colonial League victory over rival Northern Lehigh.

The Blue Bombers (10-12; 7-10) outscored the Bulldogs 7-2 in the second extra session.

Friday, February 6, 2015
bob ford/times news Matt Schmall of Northern Lehigh (left) puts the finishing touches on a :59 pin of Archbishop Carroll's Jon Saylor at 132 pounds.

HERSHEY - One at a time.

That's how Northern Lehigh head coach Steve Hluschak wanted his team to approach the PIAA Team Wrestling Championships in Hershey.

If the first round is any indication, Hluschak and the Bulldogs will be just fine.

Northern Lehigh needed just 45 minutes to get past District 12 champion Archbishop Carroll, advancing to today's Class AA quarterfinals with an impressive 72-8 victory.

The Bulldogs will face Wyalusing Valley, which squeezed by Saegertown, 28-26, in its first-round match.

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 6, 1970 Billy Kunkle's jumper with three seconds left in overtime lifts Lehighton to a 45-43 Lehigh Valley League upset win over Northampton. The Indians, coached by Ray Koons, take leads in the extra period on a Ron Miller layup and free throws from Greg Hopstick but both times the Konkrete Kids answer to tie the game. Kunkle, however, finds himself open on the left side of the floor with time winding down and hits his dramatic shot. Miller finishes with a game-high 15 points while Hopstick ends with 13.

Friday, February 6, 2015
Rottet nets 1,000th as Raiders breeze

Bo Rottet reached a goal that he had been thinking about since the end of last season.

In the process, he helped the Tamaqua boys basketball team get one step closer to a goal it had targeted since the beginning of this season.

Rottet scored 22 points to surpass the 1,000-point mark for his career and lead the Blue Raiders to a 70-39 Schuylkill League rout of Pine Grove on Thursday night.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

She is her team's starting center Gabby Binder, Jim Thorpe Olympians Basketball

Resume: Binder, a four-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Lady Olympians, is the starting center and the third-leading scorer for the team, averaging 8.06 points per game. Binder suffered an ACL injury during her sophomore year, but has been a steady contributor throughout her career.

Favorite sports team: New York Yankees

Favorite athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite subject in school: Science

Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Bob Ford/Times News Pleasant Valley's Eric Marbury brings the ball upcourt during a recent game. Marbury is the nephew of former NBA player Stephon Marbury.


If you know pro basketball, you know the name,

Stephon Marbury was a three-time NBA all star who played with five teams before taking his game to China, where he has won two championships in the past three years playing for the Beijing Ducks.

At Pleasant Valley High School, students know the Marbury name as Eric, a senior point guard who plays for the Bears' basketball team.

Few people may know, however, that Eric Marbury is Stephon's nephew.