Saturday, October 25, 2014

Local Sports

Monday, October 20, 2014

Twelve Times News Area scholastic sports teams will begin play in District 11 tournaments that get underway this week.

In girls soccer, Northwestern Lehigh drew the No. 1 seed in 2A, while Lehighton is the 6th seed. Palmerton is the No. 4 seed in Class A.

In boys soccer, Pleasant Valley is the No. 5 seed in 3A, while Lehighton is the top seed in 2A and Northwestern is the No. 5 seed.

In field hockey, Lehighton is the No. 9 seed in 3A and Northern Lehigh is the No. 3 seed in 2A.

Monday, October 20, 2014

POTTSVILLE "The third time was a charm," was the explanation given by Lehighton head boys' soccer coach Dave Yob after the Indians earned a thrilling 2-1 overtime Schuylkill League Championship victory over newfound rival Blue Mountain.

Lehighton fell to Blue Mountain twice during the regular season, but the Indians were victorious in the match that mattered most.

Joe Marks scored from a Dan Baka corner just before halftime to give the Indians some momentum heading into intermission.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Turnovers put the Irish on the edge of defeat for the second straight week and the surprising Irish defense, that had gotten much praise all season, came back to earth with a thud. But, in the end Notre Dame managed to pull out a 50-43 victory over North Carolina, remained undefeated at 6-0, and faces number two Florida State tonight in the third "big" October showdown.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
ron gower/times news Pleasant Valley's Demetrius Green (89) tries to break loose from an East Stroudsburg North defender.

Earlier in the week, Dave Pacchioni put the brunt of winning the key Eastern Pennsylvania Conference matchup with East Stroudsburg North on his seniors.

Friday, on Senior Night, the Pleasant Valley upperclassmen more than answered their first year coach's request.

Without the availability of injured senior standouts Austyn Borre and Nyiem Nevarez there were several other upperclassmen who stepped up to assist the Bears in pulling out a 17-7 victory over visiting ES North.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

ASHLAND - Something simply had to give when Jim Thorpe's immovable force met North Schuylkill's irresistible object.

The Olympians entered Friday night's Anthracite Football League showdown of undefeated teams having allowed just over eight points per game, while the Spartans were scoring an average of almost 40 points per contest.

The paradox indeed held true, as North Schuylkill kept its perfect season alive with a convincing 43-0 AFL win over Jim Thorpe.

Olympians' coach Mark Rosenberger was succinct in his assessment of his team afterwards.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two limited archery/flintlock muzzleloader hunts for antlerless deer have been scheduled for the controlled access areas of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Hopeland Road, two miles south of Kleinfeltersville.

on the Lebanon/Lancaster county line, Wednesday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 14. These hunts will be held outside of any regular statewide deer season; the only hunting occurring within the management area on these days will be by those hunters with special permits.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2006 Tamaqua's Isaac Dunkelberger and Alexa Griffiths both capture their fourth straight Schuylkill League cross country championship at Tuscarora State Park. Dunkelberger covers the 3.1-mile course in a time of 15:40, finishing 38 seconds ahead of the next fastest runner. Griffiths, meanwhile, wins with an even wider margin as her 18:54 is a minute, 39 seconds quicker than the runner-up. The Blue Raider boys also capture the team title as Alex Zubey (seventh) and Sam Griffiths (ninth) also finish in the top ten.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Beginning October 25 those hunting all species of small game will be sharing Pennsylvania’s field and woods with archery deer hunters.

If ever a specific weekend could be designated as the beginning of "hunting season" it would be the final weekend of October.

This year Saturday, Oct. 25, marks the end of the antlerless muzzleloader season that opens today, it is the mid-way point of the statewide archery season and it is the first day that all seasons for small game is underway with pheasants and rabbits being legal along with squirrels. In addition, waterfowl hunting remains open in some areas and fall turkey season is just a week away.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

COOPERSBURG Sometimes, what happens in the very early moments of a game can help to set the pace for the rest of the night. An interception and a fumble on a punt return gave Southern Lehigh opportunities that it took advantage of on its way to a 40-7 win over Northern Lehigh.

The Spartans (7-1) scored after each of those turnovers and prevented the Bulldogs (5-3) from taking advantage when they recovered a fumble, also very early in the game.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HANOVER TWP - When a team establishes the line of scrimmage, the rest of the offense normally falls in place right behind it.

Hanover Area was dominant on both sides of theball as it rolled over Panther Valley in a non-league contest, 34-0.

The Hawkeyes offensive line did whatever they wanted against the Panther front seven. The strong play up front opened up running lanes all night for Hanover star tailback Isaiah Taylor and company. Taylor racked up 198 yards and a hat trick of scores on just 15 carries.