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Friday, January 11, 2013

Marian routed Minersville in boys basketball and Tamaqua swept Mt. Carmel in swimming to highlight Thursday scholastic sports action.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marian-Minersville

Marian picked up a big Schuylkill League win over Minersville, 61-33.

Ryan Karnish had a stellar performance, scoring a game-high 31 points and hitting seven three-pointers in the contest. Alden Whah chipped in 16 points and 22 rebounds for the Colts.

With the win, Marian moves to 9-3 on the season.

Minersville won the JV game, 37-33.

MARIAN

Friday, January 11, 2013
Northwestern's Sara Jones celebrates after scoring her 1,000th career point during a recent game against Allen. Joining Sara were her parents Chris and Todd Jones.

In a time when more and more athletes seek individual attention, it's good to know there are still players like Sara Jones.

The Northwestern senior recently scored her 1,000th career point for the Lady Tiger girls basketball team. It's a goal many high school players aim for, but one few attain.

However, Jones preferred not to celebrate the individual accomplishment during the game. She even asked head coach Chris Deutsch to ignore her milestone and have the team play right through it.

Friday, January 11, 2013
rich George/special to the times news Dillon Massington (left) of Palmerton attempts to take down Jacob Holden of Pen Argyl in their 138 pound bout. Massington posted a 6-2 decision.

Palmerton wrestling coach Dave Lavin was already giving up two forfeits to Pen Argyl even with all of his wrestlers healthy.

With some of his grapplers ill, Lavin postponed the match for one day before entering the North Division showdown with a few members of his line up still out sick.

Giving up 24 points in forfeits, the Bombers suffered a 58-9 Colonial League setback to the Green Knights.

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11, 1977 Jeff Miller's free throw with 10 seconds left snaps a tie and gives Lehighton a lead against East Stroudsburg while Kris Kunkle's two foul shots with two seconds to play seal the Indians' 50-47 Centennial League victory. Kunkle finishes with a game-high 18 points. Miller contributes 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Bryan Sauers adds 10. Lehighton, coached by Jim Smith, also receives seven points and eight boards from Dave Warner.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
linda rothrock/special to the times news Mitchell Evans (top) of Northwestern and Catasauqua's Zack Bradley battle in the 160-pound bout. Evans went on to post a 1-0 overtime decision.

Northern Lehigh was the only area wrestling team to pick up a victory on Wednesday.

WRESTLING

Jim Thorpe-Halifax

Halifax used four pins and four forfeits to defeat Jim Thorpe, 53-17, in Schuylkill League action.

Brian Ohl (145) had a pin for the Olympians (8-9, 0-2).

Halifax 53 Jim Thorpe 17

106 - Gentile (JT) dec. McBurney, 7-3

113 - Condly (JT) maj. dec. T. Weldon, 11-3

120 - H. Enders (H) pinned Day in :57

126 - Laudenslager (H) pinned Pale in 1:03

132 - Liddick (H) tech. fall Morales, 15-0 in 6:00

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10, 2006 Northern Lehigh races to an early lead and cruises to a 65-46 Colonial League victory over rival Palmerton. Jacob Waylen finishes with a game-high 19 points, including five in the first quarter to help the Bulldogs open up a seven-point advantage. Justin Hampton adds four of his nine points in the second frame as the margin swells to 15. Nolehi, coached by Rich Oertner, also receives 11 points from Brian Ruth and 10 from Patrick Wanamaker.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
mike feifel/times news Jalil Aldridge of Pleasant Valley takes down Omar Bowen of Pocono Mountain West in their 160 pound bout. Aldridge eventually recorded a pin.

Pleasant Valley dominated Pocono Mountain West to pick up a 54-12 win in Mountain Valley Conference action.

The win moves the Bears to 9-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

The Bears started strong with Kenny Yanovich defeating Pocono Mountain West's David Clowney in the opening bout at 113 with a pin after only :55. The win moves Yanovich to 13-2 on the season and extends his winning streak to five matches.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

This season, if you walk into a high school gymnasium and see two referees on the court and one sitting at the scorers table don't be confused. Some people might think it's a substitute in case an official gets hurt, but it's not. If it was a playoff game there would be three officials, but considering all three officials would be on the court then that can't be it.

So the question is why is there someone sitting at the scorers table sporting the black and white stripes?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lehighton and Pleasant Valley's Mountain Valley Conference girls' basketball game was a contest in the sense that it pitted two teams against each other in a competitive setting.

However, the 'contest' wasn't very competitive for long.

Pleasant Valley used its full-court press to force Lehighton into an astounding 20 turnovers in the first quarter and went on to cruise to a 54-19 victory. The Indians turned the ball over time after time and it led to a 27-2 deficit at the end of one. It was all but a formality after that.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9, 1948 Frank Trimmel tallies a game-high 13 points to help Coaldale gain a 43-35 Black Diamond League victory over Tamaqua. The Tigers, coached by Tom Raymer, use a 14-3 third quarter to take control of the game. Mike Gregus and Steve Gbur contribute to the win by each scoring 10 points. Coaldale also receives eight from Paul Zlock. For the Blue Raiders, Metrick nets a team-high 12 points.