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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Steve Principe looks to pass around the defense of North Schuylkill's Ryan McDonald.

Marian and Tamaqua managed to grab boys basketball wins, while Palmerton picked up a non-league victory on the girls side on Monday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marian-Shenandoah Vy.

Marian defeated Shenandoah Valley in a Schuylkill League match up, 57-44.

The Colts had three players (Anthony Agosti, John Woitko and Ethan Kuczynski) with 12 points in the contest. Kuczynski who had 10 points in the third quarter.

John Storm had a game high 19 points for Shenandoah Valley.

Marian's JV squad was also victorious in overtime, 50-48.

MARIAN

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The much anticipated and reformatted District 11 wrestling tournament gets set to kick off Thursday evening at four different locations. Blue Mountain, Stroudsburg, Liberty and Catasauqua are the four sites that will host 24 teams in the opening and quarterfinal rounds before the event shifts over to Freedom for Saturday's final day of wrestling.

Bethlehem Catholic (8-0) will be the top seed in 2A action and search for their fourth straight district title, while Stroudsburg (12-0) earned the top seed in 3A through the point system under the new seeding format.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

(through Jan. 26)

(bout minimum: 5)

106 - 1. Kevan Gentile, Jim Thorpe, So. (23-2); 2. Colton Rex, Northern Lehigh, Fr. (13-6); 3. Ezra Neff, Lehighton, Fr. (13-6).

Honorable Mention - Baily Wehr, Northwestern, Fr. (12-10).

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
bob ford/times news Weatherly's Courtney Lovett (right) and Panther Valley's Kailee Smith battle for control of the ball as the Wreckers' Alexis Hartz moves in to help.

High school basketball games are 32 minutes long, but an outcome can be settled in much less time.

Monday night, Weatherly broke open a close game in the final four minutes to capture a 52-38 win over Panther Valley.

Jamey Mikovich's basket and free throw kept Panther Valley within eight points with a half of a quarter to go. Then, while the Panthers were committing 10 turnovers, Weatherly scored eight of the game's final 10 points to lock up the victory.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
mike feifel/times news Pleasant Valley's Keri Dekmar (5) takes a jump shot over an East Stroudsburg South defender.

After its overtime loss to non-league opponent Whitehall on Saturday, Pleasant Valley knew the importance of getting right back on track.

The Lady Bears regrouped nicely for a 57-35 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.

Thanks to an impenetrable man-to-man defense and plenty of contributions from role players throughout their lineup, the winners raced out to a slight lead, before consistently increasing the advantage.

Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27, 1960 Dave Lewis pours in a game-high 33 points to lead Marian to a 74-39 Anthracite Catholic League win over Mount Carmel Catholic. Lewis knocks down 13 field goals and finishes 7-of-9 at the free throw line. The Colts, coached by "Wink" Gallagher, outscore their opponent in every quarter but are able to put the game away with a 22-7 third frame. Bob Canter contributes to the victory with his 21 points while Jack Gillespie chips in with seven.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Marian's girls basketball team holds a two-game lead in Schuylkill League Division III play after another win on Sunday afternoon.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Blue Mt.-No. Lehigh

Blue Mountain rallied for a 60-57 non-league win over Northern Lehigh.

The Eagles used a 20-point four quarter to improve to 14-2 on the season. Will Bornstein paced the winners with 20 points while Skyler Panchari added 17.

Monday, January 27, 2014
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Kevan Gentile (top) has Tamaqua's Jasper Stocker in a cradle during their match. Gentile went on to capture the tournament championship at 106 pounds.

While there might have been different agendas for the teams involved at Saturday's Coal Cracker Round Robin Tournament, the ultimate goal was still the same.

Compete.

Several TIMES NEWS area wrestlers made the most of the opportunity, as Jim Thorpe's Kevan Gentile, Tamaqua's Colin Mashack and host-team Panther Valley's Len Ogozalek and Rian Shubeck each won individual titles at the fifth annual event.

Ogozalek, who went 5-0 as the second seed at 113 pounds, was happy with his performance against such a tough field.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Bangor's Emily Wilkens and Northern Lehigh's Chelsea Harlor fight for a loose ball during Friday night's Colonial League contest.

Northwestern Lehigh's girls team picked up a win over Pen Argyl in local scholastic girls action

BOYS BASKETBALL

ES North-Lehighton

East Stroudsburg North defeated Lehighton in a Mountain Valley match up, 68-45.

Will Quiles and Isiah Battle each had 14 points for ES North.

Jordan Knappenberger led the way for the Indians with 17 points; including five three-pointers.

ES NORTH

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Archery will be among the popular contests to be held at the National Rifle Association’s nine-day Great American Outdoor Show, which opens Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG – Last summer National Rifle Association past-president David Keene announced the organization would sponsor an outdoors sports show that would be the largest of its kind in the country.