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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold its annual winter "Meet the Raiders Night" on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Athletic Center.

Members of the boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and swimming programs along with the cheerleaders will be introduced.

The event is free of charge. The make up date is Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District Athletic Department is offering the following season ticket packages for the 2011-12 winter athletic seasons:

* JV/Var. Boys Basketball Adults $35; Students $15 (11 Home Games)

* JV/Var. Girls Basketball Adults $30; Students $15 (10 Home Games)

* JH/Var. Wrestling Adults $15; Students $8 (5 Home Matches)

* Individual All Sports Passes for 2011-12 school year Adults $50; Students $25

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 1964 Bobby Brown scores 22 points to help Jim Thorpe open its season with a 64-54 victory over Marian. Joe Morgan tallies 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter to help the Olympians, coached by Tony Romano, gain an early lead. The winners also receive 12 points from Keith Miller while Jack Kmetz chips in with nine. For the Colts, John Halenar leads the way with 15 points.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Palmerton's Kane Kralik and Aaron Cook were both named in the Colonial League football all-stars list, but were omitted from the lead part of the brief that ran in Tuesday's TIMES NEWS.

Kralik was named to both second team offense (guard) and defense (tackle), while Cook was honorable mention at inside linebacker.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Former Palmerton Football standout Austin Cseh was a key offensive contributor on this season's Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology football team that won the Seaboard Conference Championship.

Cseh, a freshman slot back was the team's second leading rusher and receiver. He amassed over 500 yards of total offense and scored eight touchdowns to help the Bulldogs win back-to-back conference championships for the first time in school history.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30, 1954 Palmerton's Les Sweitzer and Jim Oravec combine to score more points than Weatherly, as the Blue Bombers roll to an 84-38 victory. Sweitzer hits on 11 shots from the floor and finishes with a game-high 23 points, while Oravec finishes close behind with 21. Palmerton, coached by Win Evans, also receives 18 points from Fred Reinhard. The Wreckers are led by Joe Knepper, who nets 20.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold its annual winter "Meet the Raiders Night" on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Athletic Center.

Members of the boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and swimming programs along with the cheerleaders will be introduced.

The event is free of charge. The make up date is Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Tamaqua girls soccer team lauded The Tamaqua girls soccer team was honored by its booster club during a recent banquet at the Hometown Fire Company in Hometown. Pictured from left were assistant coach Ken Mateyak, seniors Cady O'Malley, Carly O'Malley, Caitie Trainer, Hilda Thalin, Chey Bates, JV coach Courtney McCarroll, assistant coach Amanda Breiner-Peters and head coach Clem McCarroll. Not pictured was senior Kayla Hope.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Schuylkill County Football coaches Association will host its first Annual College Night on Thursday, December 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Blue Mountain High School in the cafeteria.

Any high school senior that is interested in pursuing a football career in college is strongly urged to attend. Collegiate football coaches from Division II and Division III schools located throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states have been invited to attend.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Photo courtesy of Long Drivers of America Carl Wolter of Lehighton celebrates after unleashing a huge drive at theRE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered by Dick's Sporting Goods. Wolter won the competition.

Carl Wolter knew what had to be done.

Wolter approached the teed up golf ball and addressed it, intensifying his focus for one perfect swing. The result was a 409-yard drive that outdistanced his opponent Ben Tuaone in the finals of the 2011 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered By Dick's Sporting Goods.

With that swing, the 35-year old Wolter matched his 2002 performance to regain his place atop the power golf world.