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Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1, 1995 Gil Concepcion carries 19 times for 111 yards and the game-winning touchdown to help Palmerton post a 14-7 Colonial League win over Saucon Valley. Concepcion scampers 18 yards off an option from quarterback Travis Fink early in the fourth quarter for the go-ahead score. The Bombers, coached by Manny Guedes, also receive a 26-yard TD pass from Fink to Nate Hunsicker.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pleasant Valley and Marian both posted victories in golf action on Wednesday.

GOLF

Lehighton-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley picked up its fourth win of the year by defeating Lehighton, 20 1/2-3 1/2 in Mountain Valley Conference golf action.

The Bears' (4-1) Kyle Adamonis was the medalist on the day with an 80. He won his respective match 3-0. Teammates Jim Lavender, Colin Cook, Elliot Custred and Jeff Olah also won by 3-0 scores.

Lehighton's (1-3) only win came from Jake Hoats. He won 3-0.

Pleasant Valley 20 1/2, Lehighton 3 1/2

Thursday, September 1, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Cole Miller uses his long putter to tap in for a birdie on hole No. 10.

Both teams entered the match looking for improvement.

Both teams received outstanding performances from their respective aces.

Both teams' coaches are concerned with improving.

Although there were a number of positive performances for both teams, it was Northwestern that was able to post a 402-437 Colonial League victory on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 1, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Rebecca Hartman of Marian Catholic leaps high to spike the ball during volleyball practice at the school. In background is Abby O'Donnell.

John "Doc" Fallabel has been coaching volleyball at Marian since 2003.

During that time, his greatest challenge on the court has always come from Nativity.

However, this season the Fillies mentor has been faced with an even bigger challenge – one that comes from within his own team.

After finishing undefeated in the regular season, capturing a Schuylkill League Championship and finishing as the District 11 runner-up, the Fillies roster has been gutted by graduation.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs had an opportunity to regain a lead in International League's Wild Card race as Gwinnett dropped their contest against Durham, but they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees in 14 innings at Coca-Cola Park.

Pawtucket also lost on Tuesday, falling 8-6 against Rochester, so the IronPigs remain two games behind the Pawsox in the IL North standings and stayed tied with Gwinnett for the Wild Card.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Marian will be having it's annual Meet the Colts for the Fall sports season on Thursday September 1st. All Fall sports will be represented and season tickets will also be available for purchase at the event.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 1991 Brian Kennedy throws a pair of touchdown passes and also runs for a score to help Marian open its season with a 36-21 win over Wilkes-Barre Meyers. Both TD tosses, one from 34 yards out and the other a 17-yard strike, go to Mark Makovec, who finishes with 79 receiving yards and 56 rushing yards. Rich Miller carries 21 times for 102 yards and a touchdown while Chris Lewis returns a fumble 29 yards for another score.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
RON GOWER/times news Jim Thorpe girls' soccer team seniors, who have been with the team since they were freshmen, are, front l-r, Jeanna McElmoyle, Jennifer Rusbarsky, Kristin Lawrence, Erica Smith; back l-r, Celeste Meriano, Samantha Hughes, Coach Rick Emmert, Chelsea Smelas, and Monica Eckley.

Four years ago, eight Jim Thorpe girls' soccer players had to wait out a decision by the school board as to whether they had to play co-ed soccer or would have the chance to finally field their own team.

There was that potential fear yet again where there might be another year without a girls soccer program.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Marian wound up on the winning end on Tuesday in its Schuylkill League golf match, while Tamaqua and Weatherly suffered setbacks.

Tamaqua-Lourdes Regional

Lourdes Regional just barely defeated Tamaqua , 392-395.

Ali Singh led the way for the winners and took medalist honors with a 85.

Meanwhile, the Blue Raiders got a 86 from Mike Weinert.

TAMAQUA (395)

Mike Weinert 86, Travis Miller 98, Adam Frantz 105, Nick Toth 106.

LOURDES REGIONAL (392)

Ali Singh 85, Bryce Fiamoncini 99, Dan Costa 103, Ray Heromin 105.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The 2011 Tamaqua High School Soccer Boosters Youth Soccer Camp was held July 26-29 at the high school field. Members of the boys and girls soccer teams instructed 50 area children on basic skills, conditioning and sportsmanship. In the top photo, youngsters practice their dribbling skills under the watchful eyes of camp instructors. In the photo on the left, Logan Betz of Andreas prepares to take a shot on goal.