Sunday, December 4, 2016

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

ORWIGSBURG — In 2012, the Northwestern Tigers won the Eastern Conference championship and used it as a springboard to a District 11 title the following season. The Tigers were hoping to do the same this season with another Eastern Conference championship, but Blue Mountain (9-2) had other plans as the Eagles beat Northwestern 51-30 on Friday night.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The last two weeks, I can imagine, have been pretty fun for Penn State fans. An upset victory over the then No. 2 team in the country — Ohio State — and an impressive 62-24 victory on the road against Purdue have Nittany Nation roaring.

Another bit of good news hit the streets on Tuesday evening when the first College Football Playoff Rankings were announced. To everyone’s surprise, Penn State came in at No. 12. It seems the CFP committee has rewarded the Nittany Lions for their challenging schedule and their improvement since a 49-10 loss to Michigan in Ann Arbor on Sept. 24.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The start of the school year that teachers refer to as “the honeymoon” ends for many students with Daylight Savings Time. For teens especially, getting up one hour earlier than normal on a Monday and trudging to school in darkness increases the odds that a late-August novelty morphs into an early-November drudgery.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Three of our Times News area teams competed in postseason action on Friday.
Marian topped Tri-Valley in the 1A semifinal, 28-7. The Colts will take on Williams Valley next week in the championship game.
Seventh-seeded Easton defeated Pleasant Valley, 27-12. Blue Mountain topped Northwestern Eastern Conference action 51-30.

FINAL: Marian 28, Tri-Valley 7

FINAL: Blue Mountain 51, Northwestern 30

FINAL: Easton 27, Pleasant Valley 12

Friday, November 4, 2016
Tigers capture district title

EMMAUS — Northwestern faced the uncertainty that comes with overtime in its Colonial League semifinal and championship matches a couple of weeks ago. And while the results turned out to be beneficial, the Tigers didn’t want to leave it up to overtime to decide a district championship.

Junior Kenny Gawelko made sure that didn’t happen on Thursday.

Friday, November 4, 2016
NW seniors have made their mark

Northwestern boys soccer head coach Nate Hunsicker had some of this year’s senior class as middle school students five years ago.

They let him know back then that they planned to play for him in the not-so-distant future. Some of them even told him they planned to be pretty good and maybe even win some titles.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The First Annual Jim Thorpe Sports Card Show and Live Auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA. The auction will begin at 2:30. Admission will be $5 at the event and $4 if purchased online. The Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame will receive a portion of the proceed toward the third life-sized bronze statue of Jim Thorpe at the Mausoleum. Call 717.327.8915, or visit for more information.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Former Panther Valley graduate Jamey Mikovich enjoyed her freshman season at Wilkes University.

Mikovich was named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom honorable mention team earlier this week. She led Wilkes with 262 kills, and also contributed 23 assists, 40 service points, and 245 digs.

Mikovich tallied a seaon-high 19 kills twice, once against Lancaster Bible and also against Lycoming.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Panthers’ season comes to an end

Nancy Filer spoke with pride about what her team had done.

No, Panther Valley did not win Thursday night.

But Filer and the Panthers had little to hang their heads about.

Though Panther Valley’s season came to an end with a 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-21 loss to New Hope Solebury in a PIAA Class AA sub-regional contest, Filer couldn’t help but smile when thinking about what the team had accomplished this year.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Former Pleasant Valley field hockey standout Melissa Russo was named the 2016 Colonial States Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Russo, a junior at Gwynedd-Mercy, led the league during the regular season with 51 points, 22 goals, and six game-winning goals. She was ranked seventh nationally in Division III in goals per game (1.29) and recorded five hat tricks.

Russo had four goals in a game against Marywood and reached the 100-point plateau this season.

She was named to the CSAC First Team for the second straight season.