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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Four TIMES NEWS area boys soccer team and one girls squad have qualified for the District 11 soccer playoffs that get underway today.

Pleasant Valley finished 8-9-2 overall, but its winning record in the Mountain Valley Conference earned the Bears the No. 13 seed in the 14-team Class 3A playoffs. They will travel to Emmaus, the No. 4 seed, for a 6 o'clock game tomorrow night.

In Boys 2A, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh and Tamaqua have all earned spots and are in action in preliminary round games today.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Ron Gower/times news @Caption Stand Alone:Fillies' Sherkness tops 1,000 kills Marian's Marykate Sherkness (second from left) passed the 1,000 kill mark during a recent match against Shenandoah. Sherkness, who became the all-time kill leader in Marian volleyball history a few weeks earlier, is a junior outside hitter for the Fillies. Shown with Sherkness are, from left, Marian volleyball coach John "Doc" Fallabel, her mother Kelly Sherkness, and her father Andy Sherkness.

Marian's Marykate Sherkness (second from left) passed the 1,000 kill mark during a recent match against Shenandoah. Sherkness, who became the all-time kill leader in Marian volleyball history a few weeks earlier, is a junior outside hitter for the Fillies. Shown with Sherkness are, from left, Marian volleyball coach John "Doc" Fallabel, her mother Kelly Sherkness, and her father Andy Sherkness.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Panther Valley's 2011 volleyball season was one of its best in recent history. It got a little better Monday night without the Panthers even having to take the court.

Despite compiling a solid 9-4 Schuylkill League Division 2 record, it appeared the Panthers were going to finish one game behind Lourdes Regional in what had been a tight four-team battle between the Panthers, Lourdes, Halifax and Pine Grove all season long.

Lourdes looked like it had secured the title with a victory over Panther Valley last Tuesday and then a subsequent win over Schuylkill Haven on Thursday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
bob ford/times news filephoto Northwestern's Cole Miller follows through with a swing. Miller shot a 12-over-par 83 on the opening day of the PIAA State Golf Championships.

YORK Cole Miller took part in his first-ever PIAA State Golf Championship on Monday..

A rough start on the very first hole and an opening day score of 12-over-par, wasn't the way the Northwestern golfer wanted his first appearance at States to go.

The 2011 Colonial League and District 11 champion had one forgettable experience to start off the opening day of the two-day event in York.

Miller opened with a double bogey on hole No. 1.

Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24, 1987 Jim Thorpe's defense forces four turnovers and records a shutout in gaining a 13-0 victory over Cardinal Brennan. The Olympians, coached by Art Guth, receive interceptions from Tom Mase and Tom Lienhard and fumble recoveries from Mase and Sam Bonner. Thorpe's defensive line, led by Wally Augustine and Paul Sibbach, limit the Chargers to 93 yards rushing. The offense scores a pair of touchdowns one on a 62-yard run by Al Bayard and the other on a 51-yard run by Alan Guth.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Four TIMES NEWS area teams have qualified for the upcoming District 11 Field Hockey playoffs.

Three teams in Class AA Lehighton, Northern Lehigh and Northwestern have made the field while one from Class AAA Pleasant Valley will also be competing in the postseason.

In AA, Northwestern earned the No. 3 seed and will face Colonial League rival Northern Lehigh, seeded sixth, on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Panther Valley prepped for postseason play with a volleyball win over Hailfax on Saturday

VOLLEYBALL

Panther Vy-Halifax

Panther Valley closed out regular season play with a 25-18, 25-21, 25-23, Schuylkill League sweep of Halifax.

The Panthers got outstanding babalance along their front line as Amy Yusella had 11 kills and Deanna Focht and Chrissy Micholik added eight kills apiece. Leading the way at the service line for PV were Kristyn Gates (12 points) and Jacinda Ruzicka (11 points).

Monday, October 24, 2011
Jim Thorpe's Khaaliq Lynch (19) runs with the ball after catching a pass in the second quarter against Schuylkill Haven. Coming toward him is the Hurricane's Brandon Cooper (40).

Apparently the message got through loud and clear to Jim Thorpe's P.J. Johnson.

It was midway through the first quarter, Jim Thorpe's offense was sputtering like a Model T with bad plugs, when one of the coaches screamed at Johnson, "Make something happen."

He did.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

HARRISBURG According to Pennsylvania Game Commission wild turkey biologist Mary Jo Casalena, hunters are expected to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the fall turkey season, which opens Saturday, Oct. 29.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee has scheduled another hearing on legislation that would transfer authority over Sunday hunting from the legislature to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. in Room 140 of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg.