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Friday, February 17, 2012

Pleasant Valley knocked off another Lehigh Valley Conference foe in non-league wrestling action Thursday night.

The Bears, who defeated Nazareth earlier in the season, traveled to Northampton and handed the Kids a 36-28 defeat.

In other action, Palmerton fell to Liberty.

Pleasant Vy.-Northampton

Pleasant Valley and Northampton each won seven bouts in their non-league match but five of the Bears wins were falls and those bonus points carried them to a 36-28 victory.

Friday, February 17, 2012

SCHUYLKILL LEAGUE GIRLS

Marian (18-4; 12-1 league) vs.

Tri-Valley (23-0; 13-0 league)

TIPOFF: Friday, Feb 17th at 6:00 p.m. At Martz Hall in Pottsville.

COACHES: Marian - Paul Brutto; Tri-Valley - Bob Felty

LEADING SCORERS: Marian - Kaysi McLaughlin (12.57 ppg, 43 three-pointers), Kelly Shober (10.60 ppg), Danielle Tristani (9.35 ppg); Tri-Valley - Tara Nahodil (17.0), Juli Weber (12.6), Taylor Troutman (7.7 ppg)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Northwestern picked up a wrestling victory over Schuylkill Haven on Wednesday.

Sch. Haven-Northwestern

Northwestern took advantage of seven forfeits to cruise to a 46-18 non-league win over visiting Schuylkill Haven.

Mitch Evans got the lone contested victory for the Tigers with a 11-1 major decision over the Hurricanes' Jack Hower at 160 pounds.

Northwestern 46,

Schuylkill Haven 18

106 - Double forfeit

113 - Double forfeit

120 - Shay Mattern (SH) won by forfeit

126 - Dylan Faust (NW) won by forfeit

Thursday, February 16, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Josh Pristash of Northern Lehigh drives to the basket as Bangor's Kerry Reider (33) defends.

CATASAUQUA - It's tough to beat a team three times in the season.

The Bangor Slaters were up to the task on Wednesday night when they faced the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs in the first of two Colonial League boys semifinals at the Catasauqua High gym.

The Bulldogs, who lost three league games this season and two of them were to the Slaters.

This time, the Slaters (19-4) scored the first 11 points and bent a little, but didn't break in beating the Bulldogs by a 58-48 score.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
ron gower/times news Marian's Kelly Shober handles the ball in the lane while surrounded by Jim Thorpe defenders, from left, Celeste Robinson, Chelsea Smelas, Chasity Mosteller and Kristin Lawrence. The Fillies' Emily Sofranko (13) is also in the lane.

POTTSVILLE - The Schuylkill League semifinal match-up last night between Jim Thorpe and Marian showed that the game of basketball is most certainly a game of runs.

The Lady Olympians trailed the Fillies as much as 14 in third quarter, but stormed back to close within one late in the fourth.

That's as close as Jim Thorpe would get however, as Marian held on and pulled out a 38-36 victory to advance to the Schuylkill League Championship.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Sekou Jones leaves his feet to lay up a shot against Stroudsburg.

POCONO SUMMIT – After playing in two barnburners earlier this season, Stroudsburg and Pleasant Valley's Mountain Valley Conference semi-final matchup did not disappoint.

Things didn't start out very well for Pleasant Valley, as it found itself down by 14 points after the first quarter. Still, the Bears never quit and thanks to a spark from senior Selwyn Wright, fought their way back into the game. The Bears went on to hit their free throws late and defeated the Mounties in overtime, 48-41 to advance to their first MVC championship game under the new playoff format.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16, 2000 Panther Valley scores the final six points of the third overtime to pull out a 69-64 win over Williams Valley in a Schuylkill League semifinal game at Martz Hall. Charlie Depuy's two free throws with just under two minutes left in the third OT gives the Panthers the lead for good. Keith Gogal later adds an inside basket and seals the victory with a pair of foul shots. Brad Yuricheck leads PV, coached by Dan Matika, with 27 points while Scott Marek hits for 16. Gogal ends with nine while Mike Vito chips in with eight.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

First, there were his words. Then came his offseason moves. This weekend in Clearwater will bring Ruben Amaro's challenge. From the minute the Phillies lost in the last NLDS until the end of their 2012 season, there will be a challenge to Charlie Manuel to manage.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 15, 1989 Gerry Eckhart, John Kromer and Bryan Slivka all register pins to help Palmerton gain a 42-23 Centennial League wrestling win over rival Northern Lehigh. Eckart's fall comes at 119 pounds while Kromer gets a 56-second pin at 130. Slivka also decked his opponent in under a minute (59 seconds) at 171. The Blue Bombers also receive a technical fall from Terry Dushack at 152 while Dave Christman (103) and Eddie Moyer (145) pick up major decisions.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Amber Chieffo (14) goes up for a shot as Pocono Mountain East's Cheyanne Ruggiero defends.

Pocono Mountain East and Pleasant Valley have played each other twice throughout the course of the regular season, with the teams splitting the decisions, as both took home a win against the other. When the two teams met again in last night's Mountain Valley Conference semifinals, there should have been no need for a scouting report. The two opposing coaching staffs had all they would need heading into the game.