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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

(through Feb. 28)

(Bout minimum - 13)

103 - 1. Nick O'Donnell, Panther Valley, Sr. (34-7); 2. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (31-8); 3. Colin Mashack, Tamaqua, Fr. (28-10).

Honorable Mention - Jacob Hoats, Lehighton, Jr. (26-8); Lenny Ogozalek, Panther Valley, Fr. (19-11).

Notes - O'Donnell placed 5th at District 11-AA tournament. Yanovich was 6th at 11-AAA and advances to Northeast AAA Regional. Mashack 6th at 11-AA, losing 6-5 to O'Donnell.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Marian

Marian High School will hold ticket sales for their District 11 boys and girls basketball games.

Tickets will be on sale in the high school office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The Colts will play Tuesday against Moravian Academy at 7 p.m. at Tamaqua.

The Fillies will play Wednesday, also against Moravian Academy, at 6 p.m. at Blue Mountain.

Northern Lehigh

Northern Lehigh High School will hold ticket sales for its District 11 boys and girls basketball games.

Monday, February 28, 2011

TEAM LEGEND AND SCORING

1. Easton (E) 273.5, 2. Nazareth (Na) 231, 3. Parkland (Pa) 219, 4. Northampton (No) 214.5, 5. Liberty (L) 120, 6. Stroudsburg (S) 96, 7. Pocono Mountain East (PME) 90.5, 8. Blue Mountain (BM) 90, 9. East Stroudsburg South (ESS) 88.5, 10. Pleasant Valley (PV) 79.5, 11. Freedom (F) 72, 12. Southern Lehigh (SL) 66, 13. Pocono Mountain West (PMW) 56, 14. Dieruff (D) 49.5, 15. Pottsville (Po) 49, 16. Emmaus (E) 48.5, 17. Whitehall (W) 40, 18. Allen (A) 21, 19. Bangor (B) 20, 20. East Stroudsburg North (ESN) 14.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Monday, February 28, 2011

TEAM LEGEND AND SCORING

Monday, February 28, 2011
LINDA ROTHROCK/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Kelsey Hay leans back as she looks for a teammate and tries to avoid a double-team from Bethlehem Catholic's Caitlin Kessler (35) and Shannon Smith (right).

ALLENTOWN - At times it looked more like a prize fight, as Bethlehem Catholic and Palmerton both didn't want Saturday's District 11 Class 3A quarterfinal to be their final game of the season. It was also evident neither wanted to take the easy road to the next round.

Four Golden Hawks finished the afternoon on the bench after fouling out. Bomber co-captain Kelsey Hay also went to the sidelines with five fouls and 1:31 left in regulation and her team with a three-point lead.

Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 1964 Jim Thorpe closes the regular season on a winning note, rallying for a 69-52 victory over Pocono Mountain. Ronnie Hydro leads the way for the Olympians, coached by Tony Romano, with a game-high 26 points. The winners, who fell behind 10-2 in the contest, also receive 17 points from Jack Kmetz. Thorpe also gets seven points from both Ronnie Miller and Billy Rhodes.

Monday, February 28, 2011
Nancy Scholz/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Dane DeWire of Tamaqua does a back dive earning 29.60 points for his first attempt at the District 11 Class aA Championships. DeWire went on to win the gold medal.

EMMAUS - For the last three years, Dane DeWire waited his turn at the District 11 Class AA Diving Championship.

After taking one step onto the medal stand last season with a bronze medal, the Tamaqua senior finally earned the right to take two steps to the top of the medal stand by winning his first-ever district gold medal on Saturday.

DeWire also earned the golden opportunity to extend his highly decorated final high school campaign a the PIAA State Diving Championship on March 17th.

Monday, February 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Ali Updike gets a hand onthe ball to keep it away from Jim Thorpe's Celeste Robinson as teammate Maria Streisel also helps.

POTTSVILLE It's no secret Tamaqua is known mostly for its offensive abilities.

But in the postseason, the Lady Raiders have proven their defense can also get the job done.

In the Schuylkill League finals, Joe Berezwick's club held down a quality Tri-Valley team en route to a championship.

And on Saturday, in the quarterfinal round of the District 11 Class AAA playoffs, they did it again against Jim Thorpe.

Monday, February 28, 2011
bob ford/times news Northern Lehigh's Colin Hedash tries to turn Saucon Valley's Ray O'Donnell in the 171-pound championship bout.

BETHLEHEM - Zane Heller displayed a flair for the dramatic.

Bobby Clymer scrambled his way to an upset.

Colin Hedash joined his brothers atop the awards stand.

Garth Lakitsky showed another opponent the lights.

TIMES NEWS area wrestlers went 4-for-4 in the finals of the District 11 Class AA championships Saturday night at Liberty High School's Memorial Gym, with Northern Lehigh's Heller and Hedash, Northwestern's Clymer and Tamaqua's Lakitsky capturing the gold medals.

Monday, February 28, 2011
DON HERB/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Michael Dahlstrom of Pleasant Valley tries to get away from Blue Mountain's Brandon Choate in thneir 130-pound bout.Choate won by a 3-2 decision.

BETHLEHEHEM - Mark Getz talked about how none of the wrestlers on this year's Pleasant Valley squad had placed in the top six at the District 11 3A wrestling tournament before. So, after a joyous first day that saw four Bears reach the semifinals, day two was a reality check for his inexperienced contingent. None of PV's semifinalists reached the finals, but five Bears did advance to this weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament back at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium.