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Friday, September 28, 2012
Tamaqua's Steven Billet (10) and Jim Thorpe's Caleb Heller (13) battle for possession of the ball. The Olympians won the Schuylkill League soccer showdown, 2-0, on Thursday night.

Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe and Blue Mountain all want to be playing at Tri-Valley on October 16 in the Schuylkill League semifinals.

However, in the three-team race for Division 1 supremacy, only two of those teams will ultimately reach their final destination.

Last night in Tamaqua, the road map became a little bit clearer, as Jim Thorpe posted a 2-0 victory over the Blue Raiders, it's second straight victory over Tamaqua this season.

Friday, September 28, 2012

DELAWARE WATER GAP – Staring down his second shot on the second playoff hole in Thursday's Mountain Valley Conference golf championships, Stroudsburg's Evan Choy was faced with an uphill approach that had to either go over or under a tree roughly 15 yards in front of him.

After some internal deliberation, and watching his opponent and teammate Cormac Salmon leave his second shot short and in a tough location, Choy decided to grab his gap wedge and fly it over the bare tree.

"It was a gamble," Choy admitted afterward. "After seeing (Salmon's) shot, I had to take the risk."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 27, 1940 Alex Feretti scores two touchdowns, including his second one in the final minute of play, to help lift Lansford to a 12-7 win over host Pottsville in front of a crowd of 8,000. Trailing by a point, Feretti leads the Panthers on a 55-yard scoring drive. He completes three passes, all of them to Tony Jaso, for 34 yards and completes the march with a six-yard scoring run. Feretti also accounts for his team's other TD, also coming on a six-yard run.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday, September 22, 2006: That was the last time Marian started out a season with a 4-0 record.

Another date of significance for the Colts is Friday, September 26, 2008. That was the last time Marian defeated North Schuylkill.

Fast forward to the present where the Colts are 4-0 once again and heading into Frackville this Friday night to take on the Spartans.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Marian captured the Schuylkill League golf championship to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.

GOLF

Marian-Pottsville-Blue Mountain-Mahanoy Area

Marian, the Schuylkill League Division 2 champion, knocked off Pottsville, Blue Mountain and Mahanoy Area to claim the 2012 Schuylkill League Team Championship at Blue Mountain Golf Course in Pine Grove.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

There might not be much to Panther Valley's Kyle Ferryman as far as size goes.

The junior is listed at 5-9 165 and that's being generous. However, with Ferryman, size really doesn't matter because its his speed and football savvy that have gotten him this week's TIMES NEWS Player of the Week.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pleasant Valley at Wyomissing

WHEN: Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

RECORDS: Pleasant Valley 3-1 (3-0 Mountain Valley Conference); Wyomissing 4-0 (1-0 Berks Inter-County Conference)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Pleasant Valley def. Lehighton 54-0; Wyomissing def. Blue Mountain 35-0.

PLEASANT VALLEY'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Brandon Leap (37-71-689-10TD pass, 20-110-TD rush**), RB Austyn Borre (50-616-8TD rush, 6-146-2TD rec**), WR Sekou Jones (11-176-TD rec**), WR Andrew Romeo (10-201-5TD rec**)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton coaches T.J. O'Connor and Terry Haberman will be part of the "Match with a Meaning" for Hodgkins Lymphoma this year.

Over the next few weeks, volleyball fans will see a number of their school teams sporting different colors.

Lehighton, Marian and Panther Valley girls' volleyball teams will decorate their gyms, sell shirts or wear either violet or pink during special home games in the hopes of raising awareness for cancer prevention and treatments.

Lehighton will kick things off on Thursday evening with "Match with a Meaning," when they face off against Pocono Mountain East.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Taylor Gerber (19) tries to move in front of Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech's Alyssa Enterline (3) during Tuesday night's win by the Lady Raiders.

Kailee Rottet set the school-record for career goals with two first-half tallies and helped lead Tamaqua to a 4-1 win over Columbia Montour Vo-Tech on Tuesday.

Pleasant Valley also scored a girls soccer win, while Jim Thorpe and Northern Lehigh won on the boys side.

GIRLS SOCCER

CMVT-Tamaqua

With the goals Rottet now has 89 scores, surpassing the previous record of 88 held by Ali Updike (2007-10).

Lynn Kistler and Kaleigh Rabenold added scores to close out the scoring for the Raiders (9-4-1, 5-2-1).

PM East-Lehighton

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26, 1997 Five different Palmerton players score touchdowns and the Blue Bombers dominate Palisades from start to finish in gaining a 40-0 Colonial League win. Jarret Kuhfahl rushes for 130 yards and a score while Chris Siracuse adds 112 yards on the ground and a TD. Palmerton, which outgains the Pirates 434-16, also receives 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns from Tony Jordan. Other scores by the Bombers, coached by Manny Guedes, come from Matt Hager and Ryan Rehrig.