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Friday, December 17, 2010
Andy Leibenguth/times news @Caption Stand Alone:Tamaqua Elks Hoop Shoot runner-ups Second place winners during the Tamaqua Elks 2010 Hoop Shoot were, front row, from, left are Mady Coccio, Riley McHugh, Emily Titus, and Derian Stianche. Back row, Brenna Karnish, Billy Derr III, and Hoop Shoot director and 30-year volunteer Vaal Kester.
Friday, December 17, 2010

December 17, 1971 An all-around game from Pete Reese helps Slatington gain a 57-41 victory over Northwestern. Reese collects 13 points, collects six rebounds and dishes out nine assists for the Bulldogs. The winners, coached by Glenn Rissmiller, receive a game-high 19 points from Bob Hughes while teammate Dave Buhay also contributes 13. For the Tigers, Denny Ream tallies a team-high 10 points.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Here are my opinions on some sports topics in the news right now.

Topic No. 1: Does Cam Newton deserve to win the Heisman Trophy?


According to, the trophy is awarded to an individual who deserves designation as the most outstanding college football player in the United States. The Heisman Trophy is a national symbol of collegiate football experience and competitiveness. No where in that definition does it say anything about controversy off the field.

Friday, December 17, 2010
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Philip Christman (top) attempts to get Jared Eickhoff of Panther Valley on his back during their 145-pound bout. Christman went on to record a fall in 3:07.

The pins came fast and furious for Tamaqua in its non-league opener with Panther Valley.

The Blue Raiders racked up six falls, including four under one minute, to power past the visiting Panthers 53-18 Thursday night.

Tamaqua (1-0), which opened with a fourth place finish at the Darren Klingerman Memorial Tournament at Bloomsburg, captured 10 of the 13 contested bouts. The Raiders also cashed in for bonus points in eight of their 10 victories.

Friday, December 17, 2010
NL, Marian, Thorpe girls roll

Northern Lehigh, Marian and Jim Thorpe all cruised to easy girls basketball victories on Thursday.



Palmerton hung with powerful Bangor for one quarter, but the Slaters erupted in the middle quarters and breezed to an 82-35 Colonial League victory.

Kerry Reider led a trio of double figure scorers for Bangor (3-0, 2-0) with 19 points.

For Palmerton (2-1, 1-1), Jordan Reinhart led the way with 10 points.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lehighton's outstanding field hockey season has been rewarded with several postseason awards.

Topping the list of Indians who won honors was Echo Bretz, who was named First Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Bretz was just one of 16 high school players in the nation to receive that honor.

Lehighton coach Shawn Hindy was named the NFHCA's 2010 Mideast Region Coach of the Year.

In addition, five Indians were recently named to the Pennsyvania All-State Field HockeyTeam

Thursday, December 16, 2010




East End I 32 1 195.87

Soley's II 29 4 176.93

Locust Valley I 28 5 169.09

Citizen's Fire Co. 22 11 157.96

Soley's I 22 11 150.54

American Legion 14 19 120.9

Locust Valley II 13 20 115.75

Italian Club 11 22 120.36

American Hose 10 23 114.6

Keystone Club 7 26 101.12

East End II 5 28 108.75

Happy Endings 5 28 100.87

Last Week's Results

@Agate.Body:East End I def. Italian Club, 3-0

Locust Valley I def. American Hose Co., 3-0

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Senior Lauren Petri of the Muhlenberg College women's soccer team was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for excellence in the classroom and on the field.

A Northwestern High School graduate, Petri had a double major in business administration and media and communications. She was also named to the conference's sportsmanship team. She played in all 17 games and made 16 starts at back for the Mules, finishing fourth on the team with five points, including a goal and two assists against Bryn Mawr.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A pair of area players saw action for the Muhlenberg College football team this season.

Senior Corry Whitehead of Lehighton and junior Brandon Turner of Tamaqua were part of the Mules team that capture the 2010 Centennial Conference championship.

Whitehead played in three games as the Mules' kicker, including one start in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He registered the first point of his career against Juniata and finished the year going a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Palmerton Area School Board unanimously approved the following extracurricular moves on Tuesday:

- Accepted the resignation, with regret, of Paul McArdle, head football coach, effective Dec. 10, 2010.

- Accepted the resignation of Terry Balliet, assistant girls' basketball coach, effective Dec. 3, 2010.

The board also approved the following extracurricular and cocurricular positions per the negotiated contract for the 2010-11 school year:

Brandon James Hibbler, boys basketball, volunteer.

Tara Schieder, girls soccer, volunteer.