Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Local Sports

Friday, September 2, 2016

Blue Mountain 43, Hanover Area 6

Allentown Dieruff 23, East Stroudsburg North 15

East Stroudsburg South 42, Pocono Mtn. East 0

Bethlehem Liberty 28, Easton 21

Bethlehem Freedom 48, Allentown Allen 0

Halifax 34, Pine Grove 13

Jenkintown 38, Nativity 7

Juniata 35, Williams Valley 28

Minersville 33, Shenandoah Valley 12

Pottsville 34, Muhlenberg 18

Newport 55, Tri-Valley 34

North Schuylkill 14, Steelton-Highspire 0

Notre Dame 49, Bangor 15

Parkland 38, Nazareth Area 13

Stroudsburg 28, Pocono Mountain West 24

Emmaus 38, Whitehall 14

Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2, 1994 - Stephan Cesarini scores a goal and adds an assist to help Pleasant Valley open its soccer season with a 2-0 victory over North Pocono. Cesarini sets up Brad Konawalik in the second quarter for the Bears’ first goal, and then seals the contest with a fourth-quarter tally. Assisting on Cesarini’s goal is Chris Watkins. PV, coached by Jurgen Kreckel, receives a combined shutout from goalies Nick Konawalik and Matt Arnold.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Tamaqua and Marian both picked up Schuylkill League wins in golf action Thursday.

The Colts defeated North Schuylkill, while the Blue Raiders knocked off Jim Thorpe.

Palmerton also gained a victory via a forfeit.


Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Carson Schoener finished with a low round of 81 to lead Tamaqua to a 377-386 Schuylkill League Division 1 win over Jim Thorpe.

The Bue Raiders improved its record to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the league.

Thorpe, led by Danny Eggert’s 90, drops to 1-6.

Tamaqua 377, Jim Thorpe 386


Friday, September 2, 2016
Weatherly cross country coach Paul Schertrumpf talks to his team before a recent practice. PATRICK MATSINKO/TIMES NEWS

Will the Northwestern girls’ undefeated streak continue?

Can Pleasant Valley’s Seth Slavin or Marian’s Tina Capparell repeat as Male and Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year?

Who will have a break out season?

Those are just some of the many questions waiting to be answered as the 2016 cross country season gets underway.



Friday, September 2, 2016

It was quite a start to the football season a week ago.

Six area teams opened the year with wins, while school records were also set.

Lehighton’s Cody Scherer threw for 315 yards to establish a new Indian single-game mark, and Northwestern’s Trevor Cunningham had 183 yards receiving to write his name into the Tiger record book.

Which teams and what players will step up in Week Two?

Friday, September 2, 2016
Jim Thorpe players get some balls to begin a practice drill. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

The 2016 girls soccer season will include one team with a new head coach and another with a brand-new venue to call home.


BIG SHOES TO FILL... The Olympians lost eight seniors to graduation that include RuiNa Gentile, Isle Hassler, Autumn Cope, and Rebecca Cresman. Gentile was a Schuylkill League first-team selection, Hassler made second-team, while Cope and Cressman were honorable mention. Jim Thorpe had an overall record of 7-10 (5-7 SL) last year.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
New look, same goals for Fillies

Here’s a look at the eight area volleyball teams that will open the season later this week:


TOP ROTATION… Jillian Peterson (middle hitter), Joclyn Day (outside hitter), Leah Detweiler (outside hitter), Mackenzie Rosenberger (outsider hitter), Jordan Waselus (middle hitter, Alexandra McGinley (libero), Kelsey Carroll (setter).

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 1, 1990 - Mike Makovec completes 9-of-12 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown to help lead Marian to a 29-13 victory over Wilkes-Barre Meyers in its season opener. Makovec opens the scoring by hitting his brother Mark with a 32-yard TD strike. The Colts’ quarterback breaks free for a 36-yard scoring run in the second quarter to extend the lead. The winners, coached by Stan Dick (Dakosty), also receive touchdown runs from Brian Rafferty and A.J. Serina.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pleasant Valley topped Palmerton in a non-league golf match on Wednesday.

Palmerton-Pleasant Vy

Palmerton came up just short against Pleasant Valley in a non-league match, 454-459.

Despite his team coming up short, Palmerton’s Kody Kolnik earned the medalist honors with a round of 80. Johnathan Frace shot an 84.

Riley Held paved the way for Pleasant Valley with an 82, while Ryan Rimple tallied an 88.

Pleasant Vy 454, Palmerton 459


Kody Kolnik 80, Johnathan Frace 84, Eric Baumgardt 96, Owen Reis 97, Jonathan Blichar 102

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Jim Thorpe’s Marni Quevedo follows through after hitting a backhand during Wednesday’s match against Pocono Mountain West. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A tennis roster with four seniors is a nice luxury to have.

Jim Thorpe is enjoying the benefits of that luxury this season.

The Lady Olympians are off to an outstanding start to the season and that continued on Wednesday against Pocono Mountain West.

Three of those seniors comprise the singles line-up for Jim Thorpe and all of them needed to earn wins in order to pull out a 3-2 win over the Panthers.

Caitlin Holt’s win at No. 3 singles was by far the most exciting of the day as she posted a come-from-behind win to preserve the team victory.