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Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 11, 1979 - Slatington wrapped up the Centennial League Boys Cross Country Championship for the second straight year by beating Lehighton 16-45. It was the Bulldogs ninth straight league win, while the Indians dropped to 9-4. Blaine Waylen hit the finish line with a time of16:20 followed by three of is teammates, Tony Noakes, his brother Brian and Mike Gaston. Lehighton's best runner was Dennis Eidem, who came in fifth.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Philip Marzen led his team with a sixth place finish.

Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe both picked up sweeps in cross country action on Wednesday afternoon.

CROSS COUNTRY

Marian-North Schuylkill-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe swept North Schuylkill and Marian in a three-team Schuylkill League meet. Marian fell to North Schuylkill, 18-43.

Christian Fields was the highest finishing boy for Jim Thorpe, coming in third overall with a time of 18:51. Philip Marzen was the top runner from Marian, coming in sixth overall.

In the girls meet, Jim Thorpe fell to North Schuylkill but defeated Marian. Marian fell to North Schuylkill, 15-50.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In an effort to educate parents and athletes about athletic scholarships and the college recruiting process, the Tamaqua Athletic Department has contracted Dynamite Sports to conduct an hour long seminar entitled "Guiding the College-Bound Athlete" on Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. in the Tamaqua High School Auditorium.

The event is open to athletes and parents from all school districts.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

East Stroudsburg South and Pleasant Valley's annual matchup isn't a 'rivalry game' per se, but over the past two years it has had some serious implications on the Mountain Valley Conference race.

Since 2010, the Cavaliers and the Bears have entered their MVC battle separated by no more than a game in the standings. Two years ago both teams came into their week seven contest undefeated in the conference. Last year, although neither team had the season it envisioned, the Cavs and the Bears met with a 2-2 and 2-1 conference record respectively.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

When a new coaching staff takes over a program, it's nice to have an experienced class of seniors to ease the transition.

Unfortunately, for first year head coach Josh Snyder that wasn't in the cards he was dealt when he took over the Tigers this season, with only five returning seniors.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Schuylkill Haven at Tamaqua

WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Schuylkill Haven 3-3 (3-2 Anthracite Football League); Tamaqua 6-0 (4-0 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Shenandoah Valley def. Schuylkill Haven 21-7; Tamaqua def. North Schuylkill 24-10

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Will Casella (18-92-TD rush*), QB Ryan Fink

TAMAQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Dalton Nunemacher (70-504-8TD rush, 13-320-4TD rec**), RB Tyler Hope (29-355-3TD rush**), RB Jake Love (71-469-5TD rush**), QB Nate Edmonds (22-50-570-8TD pass**)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Prior to the Schuylkill Haven at Tamaqua varsity football game on Friday, October 12, the Tamaqua Athletic Department will recognize the 50th anniversary of the 1962 10-0-1 football season. This recognition will take place at approximately 6:45 at the stadium.

The coaching staff and members of the 1962 football team have been invited to return for this recognition. Any member of this team that has not received an invitation should contact Mike Hromyak, Athletic Director, at 570-668-1901.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Former Marian Catholic High School standout Cailin McCullion continues to excel as a member of the Misericordia University volleyball team.

McCullion became the Cougars' all-time career kills leader in their 3-1 win over Albright on Saturday.

McCullion, a senior outside hitter, posted 11 kills in the match to give her 933 for her career, breaking Kelly Coppage's record set in 2005.

McCullion currently stands at 955 kills. She also is currently fourth in both career digs (1,183) and career games played (364). She leads the Cougars this

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Bob ford/times news Rachel Hendrix had a 10th place finish to pace Northern Lehigh.

Marian clinched its third straight Schuylkill League Division 4 title with a volleyball sweep of Weatherly and the Northwestern girls cross country team finished the regular season with a perfect 26-0 record for the second straight year.

CROSS COUNTRY

Palmerton-Bangor-No. Dame ES-Pen Argyl-Salisbury-Saucon Vy.-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh boys and girls picked up three wins apiece in a seven team Colonial League meet at Northern Lehigh. Palmerton also picked up two wins by the boys and girls.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 10, 1965 - Scoring three times via the air, the Marian Colts rolled to their thirs straight win by shutting out Shenandoah Catholic 30-0. Of the five Marian TDs, none ere less than 15 yards. Dave Miot score twice. Once on a 77-yard run and agains on a 88-yard pass from Jim Shober. Shober also threw a 40-yard screen pass to Joe Colancecco for another score. Jim DeAngelo scored on a 28-yard pass from Den Boyle and Tom Bonner scampered 15-yards with a pass interception for another Colt TD. Milot finished the game as the top Marian rusher with 141 yards on nine carries.