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Monday, October 22, 2012

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN It's been a common problem for Jim Thorpe this year.

And on Saturday, despite a 17-hour break, it happened again.

During the 2012 season, the Olympians have excelled throughout the first half only to watch things slip away over the final 24 minutes.

Unfortunatly for Mark Rosenberger and his squad, the pattern held true at Schuylkill Haven as the Hurricanes used a big third quarter to take the lead and then held on for a 50-42 Anthracite Football League win.

Monday, October 22, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Anthony Agosti (42) wraps up Shenandoah quarterback Chris Palubinsky

What a difference a day can make.

On Friday night in Hometown the Shenandoah Valley football team looked to be on their way to a big Anthracite League victory. They had the Marian Colts on their heels and reeling with their potent offensive attack.

However, Mother Nature seems to be Colts fan.

Due to lightning and heavy rain in the area on Friday night the game was postponed till Saturday at one and the Devils held the lead at that point 14-7.

Monday, October 22, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Dalton Nunemacher (left) catches a pass and turns up the field as Panther Valley's Kyle Ferryman (24) moves in to make the tackle.

By nature, football coaches find things to worry about, no matter how well their team is playing.

Suffice to say, the Tamaqua High football is playing very well this season, but coach Sam Bonner was still worried how the Blue Raiders would react against arch-rival Panther Valley when they learned they had to resume their Homecoming game Saturday that they thought they had won Friday. Well, not to worry.

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 19, 1990 Palmerton registers a first-quarter touchdown and its defense makes it stand up as the Blue Bombers hold off Pleasant Valley for a 7-0 win. Chris Lucykanish tosses a 15-yard scoring pass to Chad Everett on the game's opening drive a 76-yard, 16-play march. The Bomber defense then records 10 sacks, three by Mark Pollard and two each by Chip Snyder, Lyman Gruber and Brian Recker, to preserve the win. Palmerton, coached by Manny Guedes, also receives 85 yards rushing from Matt Miller.

Friday, October 19, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Northwestern's Sarah Jones (15) controls the ball in heavy traffic as she finds herself surrounded by Saucon Valley players.

ALLENTOWN Helen Ross knew what she was getting herself into in Thursday night's Colonial League Girls' Soccer Championship.

The Saucon Valley goalkeeper had already faced the brunt of the Northwestern Tigers' offensive attack once before this season. At that time, Ross and her Panthers had to walk away with what turned out to be their lone league loss.

Friday, October 19, 2012
times news filephoto/bob ford Pleasant Valley's Abby Roselli gets set to receive a pass.

EAST STROUDSBURG – Although the Pleasant Valley field hockey team had the tough task of taking on a two-loss Stroudsburg team in the Mountain Valley Conference championship on Thursday, the Bears knew that the Mounties could be beaten.

Pleasant Valley knew that because it had just beaten Stroudsburg 3-2 last week.

However, the Bears couldn't make it two in a row over the top-seeded Mounties, as Stroudsburg held on for the 2-1 victory and made it back-to-back championships for the program.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Marian and Pleasant Valley volleyball teams both capped undefeated regular seasons on Thursday.

VOLLEYBALL

Marian-Shenandoah

Marian swept Shenandoah in Schuylkill League action, 25-21, 25-7, 25-20.

With the win, the Division 4 champion Fillies move to 14-0 and finish the regular season undefeated. They will play Division 1 champ Pottsville on Wednesday at Martz Hall at 5:30 in the league semifinals.

Friday, October 19, 2012

You would think that finishing with a 13-2 in last week's Grid Picks,I'd be happy.

Well, I am sort of. When three of the guys ahead of you also have 13-2 weeks, it doesn't give you a chance to move up the ladder. That's exactly what happened.

The only two games I missed on was the Lehighton at Allen game, where I picked the Indians, and the Emmaus at Liberty contest, where we all were wrong picking Liberty.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Jim Thorpe fall baseball team undefeated

The Jim Thorpe 7-8 year-old Fall Baseball team recently completed a perfect 9-0 season. Members of the undefeated squad include, front row from left, Leah Snisky, Skyler Searfoss, Jordan Remmel, Colin Shedaker, Tanner Yurchak, Garrett Lienhard, Chip Balldassano; middle row, Tyler Adamantis, Kyle Huff, James Chimenti, Adam Romanchick, Colby McHugh, Damien Richenbacher, Luis Rodriguez, Evan Murphy; back row, Manager Daniel Chimenti, assistant coaches, Tom Lienhard and Neil Yurchak.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Northwestern and Lehighton posted volleyball victories on Wednesday.

VOLLEYBALL

Northwestern-Pius X

Northwestern defeated Pius X, 25-19, 25-19, 25-11 in a non-league game.

Trista Cunningham had a big game for the Tigers with nine kills, two blocks, and five aces. Jenny Von Holt added seven kills and four aces; Mackenzie Hart chipped in 12 assists and two aces; and Sara Hufnagle had 11 assists and two aces.

Pius X defeated Northwestern 13-25, 25-17, 15-8 in the JV match.

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