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Saturday, September 10, 2011
bob ford/times news Lehighton quarterback Anthony Farole (right) tries to escape the grasp of Tamaqua's Derek Vandermartin.

Challenge delivered.

Challenge met.

All last year and even in the first week of this season, Lehighton's defense has failed to hold down opponents.

The Indians finished last among TIMES NEWS area teams in 2010, allowing an average of over 350 yards a game. This year didn't start any better as Marian racked up nearly 400 yards in an opening night loss.

But during this past week, Lehighton head coach George Ebbert tried to rally his troops on 'D'.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

HELLERTOWN – For the second week in a row Northwestern fell behind early then dominated for the next three and a half quarters.

Last week the Tigers were down 9-0 to Palisades before running off 47 straight points. This week they fell behind Saucon Valley, 7-0, after a long Panther drive. But they evened it up on the ensuing kick off and cruised from there to a 42-7 win.

"Tonight our offense was extremely explosive," said quarterback/wide receiver Ben Snyder, who ran for 102 yards on three carries.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 10, 1943 Roy Sembach scores three touchdowns to help Tamaqua roll to a 33-7 opening night win over Frackville. Eddie Zebrosky adds the Blue Raiders' other two touchdowns. Zebrosky also adds three extra points while his interception sets up one of his team's scores. Baer also picks off a pass, which leads to a Tamaqua tally.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Applications for waterfowl hunters interested in being selected for the limited number of goose blinds at the controlled hunting area at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek wildlife management areas during the regular Canada goose season must be received at the agency's Harrisburg headquarters by Wednesday, Sept. 13. A goose blind application must be submitted using the form found on Page 28 of the "2011-12 Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest," which is distributed with each hunting license.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Challenge delivered.

Challenge met.

All last year and even in the first week of this season, Lehighton's defense has failed to hold down opponents.

The Indians finished last among TIMES NEWS area teams in 2010, allowing an average of over 350 yards a game. This year didn't start any better as Marian racked up nearly 400 yards in an opening night loss.

But during this past week, Lehighton head coach George Ebbert tried to rally his troops on 'D'.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

ALLENTOWN - For Brandon Moss, it was a night to send a message to and old friend. And Moss's timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Moss, who was a member of the PawSox and the Red Sox during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, stroked a game-winning, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning that lifted the host IronPigs to a 3-2 victory and gave them a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series.

The Ironpigs headed north up Interstate 95 to Pawtucket, where they can capture their first-ever playoff series when they two teams meet again tonight at 7.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly said at the start of the 2011 season that the Irish goal was to get to a BCS bowl game. That goal fell as hard as the rain did last Saturday in ND stadium.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

In last week's season opener against Notre Dame, the Palmerton Blue Bombers scored three touchdowns in the final quarter to earn the win.

Last night, it was the complete opposite as Southern Lehigh scored three times in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 42-24 win in a see-saw Colonial League battle that went back and forth for quite a while.

Friday, September 9, 2011

ALLENTOWN - Probably the last thing the IronPigs expected in their inaugural playoff game at Coca-Cola Park was hitting a home run.

That's because their long ball expertise had been missing over the previous 10 games a span of 88 innings.

On a night where the ballpark was just half filled mainly due to the weather, the Pigs surprised their fans with three homers in a 4-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox in the opening game of International League Interdivisional series.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lehighton's defense holds Emmaus to minus-12 yards on eight plays in the fourth quarter to hang on for a 14-13 victory. The Indians, coached by Dave Parsons, register four sacks in the final frame including Jason Smith's on the last play of the game. David Scott records two sacks and forces a fumble while Traig Reppert ends with 1 1/2 sacks and a blocked punt. Jason Long carries 26 times for 157 yards and a touchdown while Jesse Brown also scores on an 11-yard run.