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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Here are final scores from District 11 playoffs:

Class AAA
Pleasant Valley 2, Whitehall 1

Class AAA
Northwestern 4, Palisades 1
Lehighton 9, Notre Dame of Green Pond 5


Class AAA.

Whitehall 2, Pleasant Vy. 0


Class AA

Notre Dame of Green Pond def. Jim Thorpe, 25-14, 25-20, 25-19
Panther Valley at Bethlehem Cath., 6 p.m.
Allentown Central Catholic def. Lehighton, 25-17, 25-12, 25-6

Class AAA
Emmaus def. Pleasant Vy., 25-13, 25-21, 25-11


Class AA

Lehighton 3, Catasauqua 2

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The countdown is on.

After 75 years of football, Lehighton is preparing to say goodbye to its stadium on Beaver Run Road.

With just two regular season games remaining, Lehighton hopes to send the stadium out with a bang.

Not only will the Indians host two of their biggest rivals to close out the final season of games at the current site, but the school has come up with a plan to make it as memorable as possible.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Two weeks of the high school football regular season remain with so many questions still left to be answered, especially with the teams atop the Anthracite Football League.

Lehighton (8-0), Jim Thorpe (8-0), and Blue Mountain (7-1) are all still in the hunt for a District 11 AAA playoff berth as well as an AFL championship.

This week however, offers up a matchup between two of those teams with the conclusion having a huge impact on the AFL championship picture and district playoff race.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A player’s attitude off the field often translates to his performance on it.

If you know Lehighton’s Wyatt Clements, his work ethic is second to none.

His relentless effort and year-round training has helped him rack up 2,279 yards, 41 touchdowns — and counting, over the past two seasons. The senior tailback has run over so many opponents, and broken so many tackles, that statisticians everywhere have given up on tallying “yards after contact.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Schuylkill Coal Crackers win tourney

The 14U Schuylkill Coal Crackers travel baseball team recently won the 2015 Fall Foliage Tournament, which was held at the In the Net Sports Complex in Palmyra. The Coal Crackers defeated the Boonsboro Bombers from Maryland, 12-11, to win the tournament and finish 4-0 for the weekend. Members of the team include, front row from left, Jake Ferhat, Chayse Barron, Brayden Knoblauch; middle row, Aiden Brennan, Nate Boyle, Zack Chowansky, Roman Dinicola; back row, Chris Holler, Will Conroy, Nico Dinicola, J.C. Rodrian and Jake Thomas.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Injuries don’t slow Bears

The Pleasant Valleys girls soccer team proved many things on Tuesday night. But the main thing the Bears established in their District 11 opener was that they could handle adversity.

In sports, adversity can strike at any time and last night it certainly hit the Bears in their playoff match-up against Pottsville.

The Bears, who were already playing without top goal scorer Erin Sharpe, lost top contributors Morgan Covart and Faith D’Amato to injuries during the course of the game against the Tide.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NOCKAMIXON TOWNSHIP – It was a long ride home for Jim Thorpe.

From the start, the Olympians couldn’t get their offensive attack going and continued to struggle throughout the game as they dropped a 4-0 decision to host Palisades in an opening-round District 11 Class AA game.

Ninth-seeded Jim Thorpe, which entered the game off an impressive 9-2 victory over North Schuylkill last Thursday to qualify for districts, fell behind eighth-seeded Palisades early and never recovered.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

District 11 chairman Bob Hartman and District 11 Football Chairman Jason Zimmerman held a teleconference Monday afternoon to discuss playoff scenarios for all four classifications heading into this week’s football action.

With class A, AA and AAAA having clearer paths, it appears that Class AAA is the murkiest format for playoff hopefuls heading into this weekend’s action.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Lehigh Valley goalie Anthony Stolarz follows the play during a recent Phantoms game. PHOTO COURTESY OF JUSTSPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY Copyright - © JustSports Photography

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are off to a slow 2-4 start this season, but there are positives to take from the first couple weeks.

One of those positives was on display Sunday night when the Toronto Marlies jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead over the Phantoms. The team battled back to make it a 2-1 game on a short-handed goal by Taylor Leier. Toronto added another first-period goal, but neither team was able to score again, as the Marlies left town with a 3-1 win.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lehighton and Marian recorded JV football victories while the Tamaqua 8th grade girls basketball team rolled to an easy win to cap an undefeated season.



Lehighton rolled to a 46-6 victory over Shenandoah.

Zach Crum scored three touchdowns to lead the Indians. Chris Whiteman added a pair of TDs and Tahmir Spencer scored once.

Marian-Mahanoy Area

Marian blanked Mahanoy Area, 12-0.

Malik Zver rushed for 98 yards for Marian.

Max Nolter and Michael Dubravski had 10 tackles apiece to lead the Colts defensively.