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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Nick Vecellio swings through off the tee during the PIAA East Regional tournament at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood. Vecellio fired a 77 to qualify for next week's PIAA Golf Championships.

FLEETWOOD - Northwestern Lehigh golf coach Tim Miller was a happy man following the PIAA Eastern Regionals on Tuesday at Golden Oaks Golf Course.

Both Cole Miller and Nick Vecellio shot rounds of 77 to earn spots in the 2A tournament next week at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York.

"They've been battlers all year," the coach said. "The best thing I like to say about these two young fellows is that golf is icing on the cake for them. These two respect the other guys on our team, who are struggling to break 100. They treat them the same way they do the competitors out here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

HEGINS Sometimes in soccer all it takes is just one fantastic shot to propel a club to victory.

In last night's Schuylkill League semi final between Jim Thorpe and Schuylkill Haven that turned out to be exactly the case, thanks to the efforts of 'Canes striker Marcus Repella.

Repella came through for Haven on multiple occasions with two rip shots, helping the 'Canes come away with a 2-1 victory, advancing to the championship game on Saturday evening at Pottsville.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lehighton, Pleasant Valley, Marian and Panther Valley were all victorious on the volleyball court on Tuesday.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Lehighton-PM West

Lehighton defeated PM West in MVC action, 23-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-20.

Jackie Jordan had 10 digs, seven kills and three aces for a total of 10 points for the Indians. Tia Rex added nine kills for nine points.

Lehighton also won the JV game, 2-0.

Minersville-Marian

Marian continues its winnings way in the Schuylkill League with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-3 victory over Minersville.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP Northern Lehigh did its best to control Bangor's star player, Emily Howell, in Tuesday's Colonial League semifinal matchup.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, their best just wasn't good enough.

Howell, a unanimous First Team CL selection, set up her team's first goal in the first half and, more importantly, fired in the game-winner with 6:18 remaining on the clock to lift the Slaters to a 2-1 victory and a berth in Thursday's championship game.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Sabrina Mertz (14) goes over the top of Bangor's Maliah Livingston for a header during the Tigers 6-0 win in Tuesday night's Colonial League semifinal.

Sarah Segan has had a magical season for the Northwestern girls soccer team.

But Segan's magic isn't performed with a slight of hand; it's performed with a slight of foot.

Tuesday in the Colonial League semifinals, Segan turned in another mesmerizing display of footwork.

The Tigers' sophomore striker blitzed Bangor with four goals to lead Northwestern to a 6-0 victory at Northern Lehigh last night.

"What more can I say about Sarah," said Northwestern coach Kelly Bleam. "She is a very, talented soccer player … just an unbelievable goal scorer.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Pleasant Valley's Kristen Eberhardt finished second with a time of 20:32.20.

For the Pleasant Valley boys and girls cross country teams, Stroudsburg set the bar all season. In the Mountain Valley Conference League meet on Tuesday, the two schools would go toe-to-toe one more time.

Stroudsburg kept their perfect record alive by edging Pleasant Valley in the girls meet. Kristen Eberhardt was Pleasant Valley's top runner all year and she had another strong showing in the MVC meet. In what was a very close finish with Pocno Mountain East's Rachel Davallos, Eberhardt came home second with a time of 20:32.2.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In her four years with the program, Jennel Yelito has helped guide the Tamaqua girls' tennis team into the District 11 Class 2A Team Tournament three times.

Far from her control however, the fourth year Blue Raiders' head coach has seen her team draw Moravian Academy, who has been the No. 1 seed, for the second straight season and of course a third time in those four years. And the Raiders dropped a 5-0 decision to the Lady Lions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lehighton swept Jim Thorpe in volleyball action on Monday.

VOLLEYBALL

Jim Thorpe-Lehighton

Lehighton got a non-league victory over Jim Thorpe in three games, 25-14. 25-17, 25-7.

Jackie Jordan led the Indians attack with 10 kills, nine digs, and four aces. Tia Rex chipped in with seven kills.

For Jim Thorpe, Riley Carroll had 13 assists and Shannon Green had six kills and a block.

Jim Thorpe won the JV conest, 25-23, 25-19.

Weatherly-Pius X

Pius dropped Weatherly in four games.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
nancy scholz/special to the times news Northwestern's Leigham Breckenridge (left) and Southern Lehigh's Matt Dicker collide going after the ball.

KINTNERSVILLE – It was Southern Lehigh's loss to Northwestern two months ago that put the Spartans in position to beat the Tigers in a more meaningful game last night.

Southern Lehigh's Will Demmel scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to beat Northwestern 2-1 in a Colonial League boys soccer semifinal at Palisades.

Demmel's shot from 25 yards out just got over the head of Northwestern keeper Kyle Snyder to end the game and propel his team into Wednesday's final.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 16, 1982 Robbie Frey, Tom Keer and Scott Freeman each score a pair of touchdowns as Lehighton rolls to a 58-0 Centennial League win over Northwestern. Keer, who reaches the end zone on runs of 19 and 26 yards, also tosses a 46-yard scoring pass to Todd Steigerwalt. Frey opens the scoring with a four-yard run and later hits paydirt from three yards out. The Indians, coached by Dave Parsons, rack up 427 yards of offense and also receive a TD run from Scott Andreas.