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Saturday, September 7, 2013

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – When assessing the Marian football team coach Stan Dakosty admits the Colts are, in his words, "a work in progress."

Unfortunately, the Colts had to go on the road Friday for their Anthracite Football League opener to take on a team that is truly a piece of work in so many ways in preseason favorite Schuylkill Haven. Adding to Marian's woes was the fact the Hurricanes came into Rotary Field feeling they had something to prove.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Veteran bowfisherman Lou Schwarz of Walnutport took an unexpected trophy on the Delaware River near the home of his grandparents in August.

He has taken catfish and carp while bowfishing, and he spotted a Northern snakehead while drifting the shoreline, taking the 24-inch fish with one shot.

Schwarz said he had Northern snakeheads in the tidal section of the Delaware and Potomac rivers and recognized the fish when he saw it swimming in shallow water less than a foot deep.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
RICH GEORGE/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Tre Nelson gets set to straight arm Wilson's Rashaan Herbert as he looks for running room in last night;'s 28-7 win.

It's been a long time since the Palmerton football team was able to celebrate a victory.

A month short of two years as a matter of fact.

The Blue Bombers got to taste a win on Friday night when they jumped on Wilson for three second half touchdowns for a 28-7 decision in a Colonial League contest.

Tre Nelson was the workhorse picking up 184 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns in the second half.

The Bomber defense kept the Warriors from mustering any threat after halftime also.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

One week after relying heavily on its offense, Stroudsburg showed its defense isn't too shabby either.

The Mountaineers needed a big performance from its defense to hold off Lehighton, 13-6, in the Mountain Valley Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.

Stroudsburg, which put up 49 points in its opener against Northampton, was held in check as Lehighton turned in its second straight impressive defensive showing.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

LEESPORT - Panther Valley's practice regiment for Monday probably isn't going to change.

After last week's opening week loss to Mahanoy Area, Lon Hazlet had his Panthers working strictly on tackling.

The tackling drills will most likely continue next week as it turned out to be a bit of an issue in the Panthers' 47-6 non-conference setback to Schuylkill Valley.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Tigers roll past Salisbury

Northwestern came out firing on all cylinders and didn't let up until the game was well in hand as they evened their record at 1-1 with a 43-8 win over Salisbury. After a disappointing outcome against Palisades in week one, the Tigers performed well offensively, defensively and on special teams.

Tigers' coach Josh Snyder stressed to his team over the past week that this was a key game even though it was so early in the season, because they needed to avoid starting with two straight losses.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

After an undefeated season a year ago, expectations were high for the Blue Raiders this football season. However, with an upstart Jim Thorpe team handing them a loss in Week One, shockwaves were sent through those pre-emptive assumptions, leaving fans second guessing this year's squad's abilities.

Those fans can rest easy now, as last night Tamaqua showed signs of brilliance in handing William Allen a 21-0 shutout and returning to the win column by way of some big plays and solid all-around play by their Blue and White team in Week Two.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Watson leads ND over Nolehi

History proves that a winning formula to a successful football team starts and ends with the ground game.

The running game proved to be their focal point of attack last night for both Northern Lehigh and Notre Dame. Both teams relied on their ground attack to open up the defense over the top.

Notre Dame did a little better job of it, however, and posted a 31-22 Colonial League victory.

The Bulldogs were looking to bounce back after last week's lopsided defeat against Southern Lehigh. The game did not exactly open up as planned.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Pleasant Valley girls soccer team had a nice showing on Friday, posting a 3-1 victory over East Stroudsburg South.

Another area team that was able to get a win was the Lehighton volleyball squad. The Indians took care of Catasauqua in just three games.

VOLLEYBALL

Catasauqua-Lehighton

Lehighton crushed Catasauqua in a non-league volleyball contest in three games.

The Indians won 25-5, 25-9, and 25-10.

Jackie Jordan led the Tribe with 10 aces, six kills, and one dig. Tiff Thompson chipped in with eight aces and three kills.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7, 1963 George Morgans scores on a 10-yard touchdown run with four minutes left to play to lift Lansford to a 12-6 victory over Marian. Morgans sets up his tiebreaking tally by breaking loose for a 40-yard scamper one play earlier. The Panthers, coached by John Harkins, had trailed before Charlie Williams threw a 32-yard TD pass to Jim Malkin. Lansford's defense limits their opponent to 106 yards and receives fumble recoveries from Tom Major and Don Jones.