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Friday, December 2, 2011

The caption that ran in the TIMES NEWS sports section on Thursday incorrectly identified the two boys in the photo of the Marian senior golf team members.

The boy on the left is Stephen Valente and the boy on the right is Tim Miller.

Friday, December 2, 2011
times news filephotos by bob ford Tamaqua's Christine Streisel (left) and Lehighton's Jon Yocum both attended an elite camp for high school javelin throwers last month in North Carolina.

Last year at the PIAA state championships, both Tamaqua's Christine Streisel and Lehighton's Jon Strauss were able to come home with medals in the javelin. Little did they know that their throws would earn them another reward down the road.

Along with leading them to the medal stand, Streisel, who won gold in the AA class with a throw of 143-11, and Strauss, who tied for fifth in AAA with a toss of 186-1, later found out that their performances would lead somewhere else. That place was Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pleasant Valley's Rob Getz and Lauren Heckelman have been named Mountain Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports for the fall sports season.

Getz was a football player for the Bears while Heckelman was a member of the girls tennis team.

The two were honored at a recent luncheon, which was attended by the honorees, their parents, coaches and school and league administrators.

Friday, December 2, 2011

By TJ ENGLE

The 2012 Major League Baseball season is still months away.

That isn't going to stop a die-hard baseball fan especially this true Philadelphia Phillies fan from talking about what's happening now.

There's a lot going on with "America's pastime" right now something that I expect will continue through the off-season and right up until the Phillies' opener on April 5th in Pittsburgh.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Palmerton Area School District will be selling winter sports season tickets beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the high school office.

Tickets will also be sold in the high school lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 1.

Ticket prices will be as follows:

Wrestling: Adults, $20.00; Students/Senior Citizens, $10.00

Basketball: Adults Girls and Boys Basketball, $30.00; Students/Senior Citizens $15.00

Family Pass: Wrestling $50.00, Girls and Boys Basketball $75.00.

Family Pass for all winter sports $125.00.

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Marian golf

Photo courtesy of Flexer photography

@Caption Stand Alone:Marian golf seniors

Seniors members of the Marian boys and girls golf teams this year were, from left, Josh Green, Stephanie Peel and Mike Gottstein. The teams were recently honored at a banquet held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Photo courtesy of Flexer photography

@Caption Stand Alone:Fillies honored for D-11 golf title

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Palmerton High School graduate John Weber was the starting defensive end for the East Stroudsburg University football team this season

Everyone knows how hard student-athletes need to work in order to play on the Division II level of any sport, let alone football. For 2007 Palmerton High School graduate Jon Weber, years of hard work paid off this season as he reached his goal of starting for the East Stroudsburg University football team.

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.