Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2, 1981 - Northern Lehigh puts together a nine-play drive in the fourth quarter to pull out an 8-6 win over Southern Lehigh. Dale Phillips completes the late march with a six-yard touchdown run, while John Bolton adds the important two-point conversion. Bolton’s 39-yard pass to Craig Scheffler keys the winning drive. Phillips ends with 78 yards rushing to lead Nolehi, coached by Dick Snell. Scheffler adds an interception on defense.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Fillies overpower JT


That word was the theme of the night for the Marian Fillies volleyball team as they took care of business against Jim Thorpe on Thursday.

The Fillies dominated in all three games, winning 25-11, 25-17, and 25-7.

Early on, Marian made its mark in the serving department. Senior Maureen Kloap was a big reason for that as she came through with five aces in the first game.

It was all about consistency from the service line for the Fillies and it’s evident that they spend a lot of time on that facet of the game at practice.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Every Friday during the fall sports season, the TIMES NEWS will publish its annual fall sports notebook reflecting back on the week that was, and highlighting both individual and team accomplishments, as well as interesting information that may have occurred in games, matches or meets. The weekly notebook will cover cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball, and will consist of storylines from the previous seven days. Today’s notebook will reflect back on all the happenings from last Wednesday up through this past Tuesday.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Record breaker

“Get out of your comfort zone. Push yourself to be the best you can be.”

These are the words of Sarah Paluck, and her mantra to be her best has resulted in her becoming the best.

Paluck recently broke the all-time record for volleyball digs at Susquehanna University. The senior libero finished her game against number one ranked Emory with 2,110 digs, surpassing the old school mark by seven. At last count, she totaled 2,236, and with an excellent chance to break the Landmark Conference record of just over 2,500.

Friday, October 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Playing to salvage a rapidly deteriorating season, the Baltimore Ravens needed a little help.

The swirling wind at the open end of Heinz Field, a rough night for Pittsburgh kicker Josh Scobee and some curious decision-making by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin provided the Ravens plenty.

So did Justin Tucker's right leg.

Tucker made a 42-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation to tie it and knocked through a 52-yarder with 5:08 left in overtime to lift Baltimore to a weird 23-20 victory Thursday night.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Anthracite Football League is dubbed one of the most competitive leagues in the state. The dust has far from settled, but there are just two unbeaten teams remaining across the AFL.

Many pegged Lehighton to be toward the top of the league at this point of the season, so it’s not surprising that the Indians are a perfect 4-0 so far. Surprisingly, Lehighton hasn’t started off a season with five consecutive wins in 10 years.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Northwestern has won its last three games by a combined score of 116-7, but you have to figure that after three games in which they were able to invoke the mercy rule on their opponents, this week’s contest won’t have the same type of ending. Week five of the high school season presents the toughest test for the Tigers since they faced upstart Notre Dame on the opening night of the season and lost 30-19.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Jim Thorpe girls, Lehighton boys run to wins

The Jim Thorpe girls managed a sweep, while the Lehighton boys stayed unbeaten in cross country competition on Wednesday.


NDES-Jim Thorpe

After holding a 1-0 lead at the break, Jim Thorpe dropped a heart-breaker to Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg, 2-1.

Cody Geiser scored off a feed from Jorge Macareno in the first half to give the Olympians the lead early on. However, Thomas Gallagher scored to tie the game up early in the second half, before his teammate Liam King notched the game-winner.

Phil Struble had 12 saves for the Olympians.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Vision is an underrated quality when it comes to the success of a running back.

Most people believe that you just need to be big and fast to be a great runner, but for Jim Thorpe tailback Robbie Heller this season is all about vision.

Heller used all of his God given talent last Friday night, including his improved vision to help the Olympians torch Tri-Valley 35-0. His performance of 246 yards and three touchdowns has earned him the week four Times News Player of the Week.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Lehighton's Zach Christoff steps in to take the ball away from Blue Mountain's Angus Fortune during soccer action Tuesday. Lehighton won, 4-0. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

It didn’t take long for the Lehighton-Blue Mountain soccer rivalry to form.

In just their second year in the Schuylkill League, the Indians have found out quickly that the road to a championship goes through Blue Mountain.

Lehighton has also shown that it knows how to navigate a potentially treacherous road.

After beating the Eagles for the league title a year ago, the Indians proved that they are a serious contender again this season with a dominating 4-0 victory over Blue Mountain on Tuesday afternoon.