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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold its annual winter "Meet the Raiders Night" on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Athletic Center.

Members of the boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and swimming programs along with the cheerleaders will be introduced.

The event is free of charge. The make up date is Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Tamaqua girls soccer team lauded The Tamaqua girls soccer team was honored by its booster club during a recent banquet at the Hometown Fire Company in Hometown. Pictured from left were assistant coach Ken Mateyak, seniors Cady O'Malley, Carly O'Malley, Caitie Trainer, Hilda Thalin, Chey Bates, JV coach Courtney McCarroll, assistant coach Amanda Breiner-Peters and head coach Clem McCarroll. Not pictured was senior Kayla Hope.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Schuylkill County Football coaches Association will host its first Annual College Night on Thursday, December 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Blue Mountain High School in the cafeteria.

Any high school senior that is interested in pursuing a football career in college is strongly urged to attend. Collegiate football coaches from Division II and Division III schools located throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states have been invited to attend.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Photo courtesy of Long Drivers of America Carl Wolter of Lehighton celebrates after unleashing a huge drive at theRE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered by Dick's Sporting Goods. Wolter won the competition.

Carl Wolter knew what had to be done.

Wolter approached the teed up golf ball and addressed it, intensifying his focus for one perfect swing. The result was a 409-yard drive that outdistanced his opponent Ben Tuaone in the finals of the 2011 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered By Dick's Sporting Goods.

With that swing, the 35-year old Wolter matched his 2002 performance to regain his place atop the power golf world.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Palmerton Area School District will be selling winter sports season tickets beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the high school office.

Tickets will also be sold in the high school lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 1.

Ticket prices will be as follows:

Wrestling: Adults, $20.00; Students/Senior Citizens, $10.00

Basketball: Adults Girls and Boys Basketball, $30.00; Students/Senior Citizens $15.00

Family Pass: Wrestling $50.00, Girls and Boys Basketball $75.00.

Family Pass for all winter sports $125.00.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Mountain Valley Conference has chosen their football All Stars for the 2011 season. Four TIMES NEWS area players were selected to the MVC First team with most of the players earning multiple selections. The following players were named to the MVC First Team; Jacen Nalesnik (Jr. LEH, WR), Michael Balliet (Sr., LEH, DT), Dakota Everett (Jr., PV, LB), and Rob Getz (Two-way selection, Sr., PV, RB/DB).

@$:The following TIMES NEWS area players were named to the Second Team; Anthony Farole (Sr. LEH, DB), Dakota Everett (Jr., PV, TE), and Dean Bumbulsky (Sr., LEH, DB).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

After 13 weeks of prognosticating winners and office trash talking, the TIMES NEWS Sports Department has crowned Jason Boris its 2011 Grid Picks Champion.

It is Boris' sixth Grid Picks Title in his 11 years on staff (since 2001), as he finished the annual high school football contest with an overall record of 147-48 (a .754 winning percentage).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Colonial League has named their football All Stars for the 2011 season. Eight TIMES NEWS area players were named to the CL First Team and many other area players were honored as well.

The following TIMES NEWS area players were named to the first team; Kyle Wasiklowski (Sr., NL, T), Payton Bachman (Sr., NW, WR),Ty Cunningham (Sr., NW, ATH), Kyle Greenwald (Sr., NL, DE), Kirk Bender (Sr., NL, LB), Payton Bachman (Sr., NW, DB), David Getz (Sr, NL, DB), Andrew Deutsch (Sr., NW, P).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 29, 1974 Five Lehighton players score in double figures and the Indians open their season with a 68-56 victory over Northwestern. Jimmy Snyder tallies a team-high 17 points and pulls down 10 rebounds, while Jay Seigendall nearly matches that effort with 16 points and 10 boards. The winners, coached by Jim Smith, use a 28-14 second quarter to take control of the game. Kris Kunkle nets 15 points for the Tribe, while Dave Koch and Eric Snyder each finish with 10.

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28, 1981 Mark Coury carries 19 times for 189 yards and two touchdowns to help Marian gain a 31-26 victory over Wilkes-Barre Meyers in an Eastern Conference Class B semifinal game. Coury opens the scoring with a 28-yard run and also reaches the end zone from 62 yards out. Quarterback Mike Kmetz aids the victory by completing 10-of-17 passes for 187 yards and two scores. Kmetz throws a 15-yard scoring strike to Steve Agosti and also hits Angelo Martin with a 29-yard TD toss.