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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Marian and Panther Valley picked up volleyball victories on Tuesday.



Marian stayed undefeated on the season, beating Shenandoah Valley, 25-10, 25-9, and 25-16, in Schuylkill League action.

Mary Kate Sherkness continues to impress in her senior season, leading the Fillies with 15 kills.

Grace Boyle had four kills, along with three aces and Abby O'Donnell chipped in with 24 assists.

With the win Marian improves to 4-0 in league play.

Panther Vy.-Lourdes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19, 1964 Panther Valley's defense gives up only 36 yards and Charlie Williams scores a pair of touchdowns in posting a 27-0 win over Frackville. Williams completes a 53-yard first quarter drive with a one-yard scoring plunge. He later reaches the end zone from 19 yards out. The Panthers, coached by Rich Davidyock, also receive three-yard TD runs from John Yankovich and Paul Skodacek. PV's defense, besides posting the shutouts, also intercepts three passes by Gary Druss, John Mikulsky and Tim Mongi.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
TIMES NEWS File Photo Northern Lehigh head cross country coach Dave Oertner, right, encourages Kyle Bender during a race back in 2008.

In his 31st year with the Northern Lehigh cross country program, head coach Dave Oertner will have a good chance of surpassing an impressive milestone today.

Oertner is one victory away from earning his 500th career coaching win with the Northern Lehigh boys' program. That achievement should take place today in Palmerton when the Bulldogs compete in a multi-team Colonial League meet.

Oertner holds a 499-199 overall mark with the Bulldogs' boys' team. In addition, he has a 390-283 mark with the girls' program.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Marian's Mike Gottstein tees off on the first hold during Monday's match against Pine Grove at Mahoning Valley Country Club. Gottstein fired a 77 to take medalist honors in the win.

Marian and Palmerton came away with wins in golf on Monday afternoon in local scholastic sports action.

Elsewhere, Northwestern picked up a girls volleyball win, Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe triumphed in boys soccer, Pleasant Valley copped a girls soccer victory, Northern Lehigh kept its field hockey win record intact and the Olympians also won in girls tennis.


Pine Grove-Marian

Marian walked off Mahoning Valley Country Club course with a 320-344 Schuylkill League win over Pine Grove.

Mike Gottstein paced the Colts with a team low 77.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Thorpe stuns unbeaten PV

A new sense of motivation or pride can do wonders for any team.

Those feelings can come from many things. Whether it be playing against a rival school, a team captain taking charge, or maybe even the presence of a new energetic head coach.

Last night at Jim Thorpe, it seemed like all three of those things came together for the Olympians' volleyball squad. The Lady Olympians came up with sort of a surprising victory and a good one for the program at that, handing Panther Valley its first loss of the season in five sets 24-26, 25-15, 20-25, 25-28, 15-12.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 18, 2004 Held to just 36 yards rushing before Marian's final drive, Vito Digilio leads a game-winning 94-yard march to help the Colts pull out an 8-7 win over Mahanoy Area. Digilio carries five times for 101 yards during the last series and caps the drive with a 41-yard touchdown run with 2:57 left to play. He also adds the crucial two-point conversion to give Marian the lead. The Colts, coached by Stan Dakosty, clinch the victory when Mahanoy misses a 44-yard field goal in the closing seconds.

Monday, September 17, 2012

It feels like a long time coming for the Nittany Lions to get their first win under Bill O'Brien. Penn State introduced O'Brien as their head coach on January 7th, 2012 and since then it's been quite a ride for O'Brien, his staff, the players, and most importantly the supporters of PSU.

So it might seem like it's been awhile, but in reality it's only been about three weeks. Technically, according to the NCAA, Penn State's last official win before their 34-7 victory over Navy on Saturday was on Nov. 22, 1997.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17, 1983 Tom Keer throws for 156 yards and three touchdowns passes to help Lehighton roll to a 35-6 win over Wilson. Keer, who also carries 13 times for 53 yards, hits Jody Mertz with a 17-yard scoring strike, finds Todd Koder for an eight-yard TD toss, and connects with Todd Steigerwalt on a 22-yard hook-up. The Indians, coached by Dave Parsons, also receives scoring runs from Scott Freeman and Dennis Christman.

Monday, September 17, 2012

EASTON – Both teams had opportunities. Northwestern capitalized on Wilson's mistakes, while the Warriors struggled to turn their successes into points in a 27-20 Tigers win Saturday afternoon at Smith Field.

The teams traded fumbles in the final four minutes, but neither turnover turned into points as Northwestern, which never trailed in the game, made one last defensive stand to hang on for the win.

Monday, September 17, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Matt Rich (8) moves in to try and take the ball away from Northwestern's Brandon Herb (21) during action on Saturday.

Northwestern and Tamaqua picked up boys soccer wins over the weekend in scholastic sports action.

In other contests, Northern Lehigh's field hockey team and Pleasant Valley's girls soccer team also got wins.


Jim Thorpe-Northwestern

The Tigers outlasted Jim Thorpe in a non-league soccer match up, 4-1.

After a 1-1 tie at intermission, the hosts came out and got three unanswered goals.