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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 30, 1941 - A strong overall effort from “Hip” Zellner helps Weissport earn a 4-1 Black Diamond League victory over Tamaqua. Zellner pitches a six-hitter, walks one, and strikes out six. At the plate, he collects a pair of hits and scores a run. The winners also receive two hits and a run from Wenglas, while Kunkle adds a pair of hits. For Tamaqua, Ike Murphy finishes with two hits and an RBI.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Lehighton players go through passing drills at a recent practice. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Lehighton looks for a possible three-peat in the Schuylkill League, while Northwestern’s Kyle Bellhorn and Pleasant Valley’s Brad Brickman enter their final seasons as their team’s goalkeepers.

Meanwhile, some area programs look to return to the District 11 playoffs, while others will look to end their postseason droughts.

Those are just some of the potential story lines on the horizon as the boys soccer season begins Friday.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pleasant Valley topped Lehighton in golf action Monday afternoon.


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Riley Held and Nick Gattuso helped pace Pleasant Valley to a 473-583 non-conference win over visiting Lehighton.

The Bears’ duo tied for medalist honors with a score of 87. Teammate Ryan Rimple followed with a 96.

Pleasant Vy. 473, Lehighton 583


Stephen Heery 107, Devin Scott 116, Lukas David 117, Mason Barndt 119, Josh Gandy 124


Monday, August 29, 2016
Northern Lehigh field hockey players run through drills during a recent practice. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Copyright - Nancy Scholz

Palmerton has a new coach, Northern Lehigh will rely on young talent, and plans are in place for Lehighton to achieve successful results.

Those are just some of the stories as the field hockey season begins for Times News area teams on Friday.


REPLACING THE NET WORTH…Twenty-five of the Indians’ goals scored last season were by four of their departed seniors. The top scorers were Allie Rossino (10) and Saige Miller (9).

Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2003 - Northwestern’s Chris Schmoyer, in the game only to give starter Pete McCauley a breather, breaks loose for a 40-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to lift the Tigers to a 7-3 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame. The carry is Schmoyer’s only one of the contest. McCauley does rush for 94 yards, while the NW defense limits their opponent to just 68 yards of offense. Raub Murray, who makes a number of key open-field tackles, also intercepts a pass late in the game to preserve the victory.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Jim Thorpe tennis team improved to a perfect 4-0 with a non-league win over Schuylkill Valley this weekend.


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Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe remained undefeated with a non-league victory against Schuylkill Valley, 3-2.

Brittney Marzen and Marni Quevedo won their singles matches for the Lady Olympians. The Jim Thorpe tandem of Angelica Uzar and Ellana Adames defeated Hayli Starr and Maddie Kepner 6-1, 7-5.

Jim Thorpe 3, Schuylkill Vy. 2


Monday, August 29, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America – specifically when it comes to race relations.

He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand. Criticized, ostracized, and he’ll go it all alone if need be.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Balance was the key for the Tamaqua Raiders football team on Friday night against Minersville. The Raiders, who have been known as a run heavy team in head coach Sam Bonner’s 10-year tenure showed that this season they have the ability to air it out.

Tamaqua went to the air attack early and often against the Miners enroute to a 49-13 opening night victory.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

It was a night of firsts at Lehighton.

Both for the Indians’ field and the Indian players.

In the first game ever at the school’s new stadium Friday evening, many first-time starters had the chance to step up.

And none performed any bigger than Cody Scherer.

The junior signal-caller, in his first-ever start behind center, threw for a record 315 yards and three touchdowns to rally his team to a thrilling 34-30 non-league victory over Fleetwood.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

For football fans who like to see long touchdown plays, Panther Valley’s 40-18 win over Columbia Montour Vo Tech on Friday night did not disappoint, especially if they were rooting for the home black and gold.

On their first possession, Panther quarterback, Hunter Kennedy found Dan Gilberry for a 67-yard pass and run play, and with just a little over a minute gone, the home team had a 6-0 lead.

PV’s second drive took a bit longer. Sophomore running back, Rene Figueroa capped a four play, 47 yard drive with a two yard TD off tackle run.