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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lehighton's soccer team and Weatherly's volleyball squad both posted their first wins of the season.

The Indians blanked East Stroudsburg South, 1-0, while the Lady Wreckers swept past MMI.

BOYS SOCCER

ES South-Lehighton

Anthony Rossino scored the game's only goal to lift Lehighton to a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South.

Rossino took a pass from Geoff Ebbert and beat the Cavs' Luke Cason at the 24:11 mark of the first half to give the Indians their first win of the season.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

While hunter recruitment has been a major concern of sportsmen in recent years, Pennsylvania still ranks among the states with the largest percentage of resident hunters.

In addition, recent studies in other states and Canadian providences indicate Pennsylvanians are among the leaders among sportsmen who hunt out of state. As such, it is understandable that U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) is a cosponsor of a new bill that will improve and increase hunting and fishing opportunities as a priority on 440 million acres of federal public lands.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

KINGSTON – Just when it seemed as if Wyoming Valley West was going to pull away from Pleasant Valley and cruise to an easy victory, the Bears came up with a big play to get back into the gUnfortunately for the Bears, they couldn't make enough plays to cover up for their earlier mistakes.

Pleasant Valley continued to battle and gave Wyoming Valley West all it could handle on its own field, but fell in the end 47-28 in non-league play. Though the Bears racked up 337 yards of offense, no amount of yardage could make up for their eight penalties and two costly turnovers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe quarterback Pat Duvigneaud drops back in the pocket and looks down the field as running back Alex Pope (22) provides protection.

It was a brisk Friday evening at Panther Valley Stadium (Jim Thorpe's home field for the 2011 season) and an even more bitter result for the Olympians as North Schuylkill assaulted Thorpe, 67-13.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 17, 1976 Marian travels to Lansdale and upends North Penn by a 14-6 score. After falling behind early, the Colts take the lead for good in the second quarter when Joe Agosti reaches the end zone on a five-yard run and Joe Snisky kicks the extra point. Marian, coached by Chuck Rocconi, extends its advantage in the third frame when Ted Knox's recovered fumble leads to a one-yard TD run from Ralph Serignese. Jim Agosti collects 86 yards rushing to lead the Colts' attack.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

As the 2011 Notre Dame football season which had such high hopes for success quickly fades, you can add Brian Kelly to the list that includes Bob Davie, Tyrone Willingham and Charlie Weiss. Yet another coach that was going to bring the Irish program back, but ....

Friday, September 16, 2011

ALLENTOWN In a game that seemed much further out of reach than it ever was, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs fell to the Columbus Clippers 6-2 in game three of their International League Championship Series. The win gives the Clippers a 2-1 lead in games in the best-of-five series.

In the bottom of the first, Columbus starter Joe Martinez set the tone for the night, striking out the side. Martinez, not known as a strikeout pitcher, struck out a career-high 13 batters in the game, going seven innings.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Anybody who attended last Saturday's Jim Thorpe football game watched as the Olympians struggled against a potent Line Mountain offense.

The Eagles, a Class A school out of District 4, racked up an amazing 604 yards en route to a 62-32 victory at Panther Valley Stadium.

But the struggles Thorpe had in trying to shut down the running of Kyle Troutman (220 yards, three touchdowns) and the balance of quarterback Marty Beninsky (two TD runs, two TD passes) was minimal compared to what Line Mountain had to deal with in the week leading up to the non-league contest.

Friday, September 16, 2011
bob ford/times news Lehighton's Jeremy Zellers goes into the end zone standing up for the game's first touchdown. Holding on to his leg is Panther Valley's Mike Weaver.

The game of life is a lot like football.

You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.

That was the message delivered last night in Lansford, as Lehighton walked away with a 41-0 victory over Panther Valley in the inaugural Bo Tkach Foundation Under the Helmet Football Classic.

It was the first shutout for the Indians since September 7, 2007, when they posted a 41-0 victory over Tamaqua.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lehighton 41, Panther Valley 0

Lehighton 0 21 14 6 - 41

Panther Valley 0 0 0 0 - 0

L – Zellers 10 run (Nalesnik kick)

L – Zellers 73 punt return (Nalesnik kick)

L – Angst 39 interception return (Nalesnik kick)

L – Nalesnik 9 run (Nalesnik kick)

L – Nalesnik 1 run (Eckert kick)

L – Ruzicka 13 run (kick failed)

L PV

First Downs 12 8

Rushing Yards 34-140 28-49

Passing Yards 70 63

Total Offense 210 112

Passing 5-8-0 6-18-2

Punts 2-37 6-28

Fumbles (lost) 6-2 2-1

Penalties (yds.) 2-27 5-43