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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Palmerton at Northwestern

WHEN: Friday 7 p.m. at Northwestern

RECORDS: Palmerton (2-3, 2-3 Colonial); Northwestern (3-2, 3-2 Colonial)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Palisades def. Palmerton 39-22; Northwestern def. Notre Dame 33-27.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2, 1976 Donn Nicholas throws a pair of touchdown passes to help gain a big lead, and Pleasant Valley holds on to post a 22-12 Centennial League win over Notre Dame. Dale Heller opens the scoring by breaking free for a 54-yard scoring run on the sixth play of the game. Nicholas tosses a 31-yard TD pass to Jason Fisher and a 13-yard score to Don Miller in the second quarter to build the 22-point advantage. Heller, who also adds a two-point conversion, finishes the contest with 85 yards rushing.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
RON GOWER/times news Northwestern Lehigh cross country head coach Chris Stitzel has led the Tiger girls to over 300 wins in his 15 years at the helm.

Winning streaks are common in all sports. Some span years, such as the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team that won 88 consecutive games from 1971 to 1974. Others only weeks, with the Denver Broncos' four game tear to open the 2013 NFL season coming to mind.

But it's hard to compare any streak, past or present, to the run the Northwestern Lehigh girls' cross country team has been on over the last few years.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
bob ford/times news Northern Lehigh's Sean Mulcahy (12) and Palmerton's Harley Appelbaum (11) close in on the ball.

It seems unacceptable to a team to command control of the ball, outshoot their opponent, be 'on the attack' more throughout a contest, and yet still come away with a defeat.

However, when Palmerton and Northern Lehigh met in their Colonial League soccer game, it was the Blue Bombers who walked away feeling the frustration as the Bulldogs prevailed 2-0 off a pair of Jacob Traca second half scores.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Sabreena Strauch brings the ball upfield between Northern Lehigh's Maddie Ligenza, left, and Holly Yoder during Tuesday's Colonial League soccer contest.

Northwestern's cross country teams earned a Colonial League sweep while Palmerton's Monica Wood scored four goals in a soccer win over Northern Lehigh.

In other action Tuesday, Jim Thorpe and Marian posted volleyball wins while the Tigers boys soccer club rolled to a victory.

GIRLS SOCCER

No. Lehigh-Palmerton

Monica Wood's four goals helped spark Palmerton to a 7-2 Colonial League victory over rival Northern Lehigh.

Brinn Doherty followed with two goals for the Bombers, while Brynn Boehler added a single score.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Michael Weinert fired a round of 83 in the Distrci

When the pressure is on, that's when good athletes show their best.

On Monday, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club three TIMES NEWS area golfers showed that they indeed can perform well under the gun. Tamaqua's Mike Weinert (81), Pleasant Valley's Ryan Adamonis (85), and Marian's Mark Postupack (91) will all represent their schools at the AA and AAA District 11 Championships.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Gwen Remaley (right) passes the ball around East

Lehighton picked up wins in field hockey and boys soccer on Monday afternoon.

FIELD HOCKEY

ES North-Lehighton

Lehighton defeated East Stroudsburg North in a Mountain Valley Conference match up, 1-0.

Maddie Teno of Lehighton scored the games only goal in the second half.

Lehighton improves to 6-8 on the season with the victory, 5-3 in league play.

Northern Lehigh-

Bangor

Northern Lehigh fell to Bangor in a Colonial league contest, 2-1.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1, 1982 Troy Seiler completes 14-of-25 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Northern Lehigh to a 19-15 Centennial League win over Pocono Mountain. Troy Long catches four of those passes, one of them a 27-yard scoring strike, for 103 yards. Seiler also hooks up with Darrin Evans for a 17-yard touchdown. Greg Parsons contributes a two-yard TD run on offense and an interception on defense. The Bulldogs, coached by Mike Bonner, also receive a pick from Evans.

Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30, 1955 Tamaqua's defense pitches a shutout and also accounts for one of the team's two touchdowns in a 13-0 win over Coaldale. The Blue Raiders, coached by Dick Jones, limit their opponent to just 40 yards rushing on 29 carries and force four turnovers. One of the takeaways is an interception by Bob Gerber, who races 62 yards to the end zone. Jack Zeigler tallies the game's first TD when he breaks free for a 52-yard scoring run in the second quarter.

Monday, September 30, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Karate Master Stephen Meining, 4th Dan Black Belt, of Lower Towamensing Township, proudly displays the medals he won in the Senior Elite Advanced Division at the national State Games of America Karate Tournament.

At a stage in life when many of his contemporaries have begun to slow down, Karate Master Stephen Meining continues to prove that age is only a number.

Over four decades after he first got the martial arts bug, Meining, a 4th Dan Black Belt, of Lower Towamensing Township, continues to amass one impressive feat after another.

Further proof of that was evident when Meining, 66, won a Gold Medal in the Weapon's competition in the Senior Elite Advanced Division at the national State Games of America Karate Tournament held recently in Harrisburg.