Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

For many years now football has been a part of the Guedes family of Palmerton.

Going back to Gus Guedes and Benny Guedes as running backs in the 1960's and early 1970's the season never ended until the Thanksgiving day battle with Slatington.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Seven Pleasant Valley Bears were recently named to the 2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Football North Division All-Star team.

Eric Marbury and Ahmad Curtis led the Bears pack by being selected First Team on both sides of the ball.

Marbury received First Team honors as a running back and secondary, while Curtis landed top honors as offensive and defensive lineman.

Matthew Burke, Austyn Borre, Brian Joseph and Brendan Kearns all were also recognized with First Team honors.

2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Football All-Star Team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 26, 1953 A solid overall performance from Pete Julo helps Coaldale claim a 14-9 Thanksgiving Day victory over rival Lansford in front of an estimated 5,000 fans. Julo scores a touchdown, leads all players with 71 rushing yards, completes three passes for 62 yards and a score, and intercepts a pass in the final minute to preserve the win. Julo reaches the end zone on a 7-yard run that ties the score in the second quarter and then tosses a 23-yard touchdown pass to Norm Unitis.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Blair Jones joined the Phantoms a week ago and quickly found himself not only in the starting lineup, but contributing to his new team very quickly. Jones, who opened the season with the Flyers, was loaned to Lehigh Valley when Scott Laughton went to Philadelphia. Jones has played 128 career games in the NHL, but only four of those games came this season with the Flyers, so getting some playing time was definitely something that would help the veteran player.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marian Catholic graduate Ryan Karnish has played a key role in helping the MIT football team achieve its first undefeated season since a 3-0 mark in 1881.

After playing two games as a freshman, Karnish, a mechanical engineering major, has played in all 10 of the Engineers' contests this season. The Engineers starting safety, Karnish has recorded 15 tackles, including two for a loss. He is tied for the team lead in both interceptions (two) and fumble recoveries (one).

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The always positive James Franklin had a chance Saturday to do something he rarely does: let off a bit of steam.

Moments after Penn State suffered its frustrating 16-14 loss against struggling Illinois at a veritably empty Memorial Stadium, even its forward-thinking head coach couldn't accentuate the positives.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jeff Hager of Lehighton had his first career hole-in-one on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Hideaway Hills Golf Club in Kresgeville.

Hager got his ace using a pitching wedge on the 120-yard 12th hole.

The hole-in-one was witnessed by Tyler Hager, Connor Reinhard and Scott Masenheimer.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 25, 1977 Bob Roman hits four straight free throws down the stretch to help Panther Valley open its season with a 55-53 victory over Shenandoah Valley. Ed Shubeck's basket with 1:24 left snaps a 49-49 tie and Roman drains his foul shots after that to preserve the win. Mark Zuber pours in a game-high 22 points for the Panthers, coached by Phil Rader. Roman finishes with 12 points while John Staivecki chips in with eight. John Mikovich leads PV with eight rebounds.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Twenty players from the Times News coverage area will take part in the annual Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.

The contest, which was scheduled to be played on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Rotary Field in Schuylkill Haven, has been rescheduled to Friday at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 24, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The questions flew toward James Franklin the way they haven't before.

These weren't questions about the future. These were questions about moments, curious moments that led to a head-scratching 16-14 Penn State loss to struggling Illinois that seemed to bite in a way few have for the undermanned Nittany Lions the last few seasons.