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Monday, January 23, 2012
Ron gower/times news Tamaqua's Colin Mashack controls Lenny Ogozalek of Panther Valley during their 106-pound Schuylkill League semifinal match at Blue Mountain on Sunday. Mashack won the match and went on to win the title.

ORWIGSBURG - For the final five minutes of his Schuylkill League championship bout at 106 pounds, Tamaqua's Colin Mashack couldn't register a point.

That was no problem for the Raider sophomore, though, because after jumping out to comfortable lead against Caleb Bordner of Tri-Valley, he didn't allow any either.

Mashack used a pair of takedowns and a three near-fall points in the opening minute of his finals matchup to gain a 7-1 advantage, and from there he rode out his opponent the rest of the way to earn the only TIMES NEWS title Sunday at Blue Mountain.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lehighton grad Vanessa Rimbey took fourth in the Pentathlon for the Bloomsburg University women's indoor track team on Friday at the Mountain Hawk Invite held at Lehigh University.

Rimbey compiled with 2,552 points with a time of 9.82 in the 60-meter dash; high jumped 1.55 meters (5'1"); threw the shot put in 7.24 meters (23'9"); had a long jump of 5.20 meters (17'0 34") which ranks her third in the PSAC; and ran the 800 meters in 3:25.68.

Monday, January 23, 2012

at Blue Mountain HS

TEAM SCORING & LEGEND

1. Tri-Valley (TV) 198; 2. Blue Mountain (BM) 191; 3. Pine Grove (PG) 170.3; 4. North Schuylkill (NS) 132.5; 5. Upper Dauphin (UD) 127.5; 6. Tamaqua (T) 114; 7. Pottsville (P) 106.5; 8. Panther Valley (PV) 73.5, 9. Mahanoy Area (MA) 58; 10. Schuylkill Haven (SH) 56; 11. Halifax (H) 54.5; 12. Williams Valley (WV) 54; 13. Jim Thorpe (JT) 38.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

106 - Colin Mashack (T) dec. Caleb Bordner (TV), 7-1.

113 - Derrick Garber (UD) dec. Bailey Roos (PG), 11-4.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Northern Lehigh matmen picked up four wins at the Buckley Duals this weekend while the Weatherly boys and Northwestern girls both suffered last-second losses on the hardwoods.

BOYS BASKETBALL

MMI Prep-Weatherly

The Wreckers held a slim four-point lead going into the fourth, but MMI rallied for a 41-39 non-league victory.

MMI was led in scoring by Cory Rogers and Alex VanHoeken with 10 points apiece.

The Wreckers received a team-high 11 from Samson Walton and eight from Brett Stallone.

MMI PREP

Saturday, January 21, 2012

There's a new trend in bass fishing.

This new lure catches a ton of fish, but the problem is it may be unethical. For the Alabama Rig, success may lead to its demise.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Southern Lehigh head coach Emily Dellegrotti recalled all the tough games that her team has had throughout the years with Northern Lehigh, and last night proved to be no different.

With the game tied at the end of the third frame, the Lady Spartans utilized an impressive fourth and final period to pull away for the win, 39-29.

The constant hustle, board dominance, and a wealth of fresh legs from the visitors bench allowed the winners to outrebound the Lady 'Dawgs, 39-30, benefit from 20 Bulldog turnovers, and ultimately, win the contest.

Saturday, January 21, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Nate Kresge dribbles around Pocono Mountain East's David Garcia during Friday night's Mountain Valley Conference contest.

To say the Mountain Valley Conference clash between Lehighton and Pocono Mountain East on Friday night was exciting would be an understatement. The game featured multiple momentum swings, technical and intentional fouls, on-court tussles, and most importantly a good basketball game. Lehighton gave the Cardinals all they could handle, but in the end Pocono Mountain East edged the Indians 54-50 for the MVC victory.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Palmerton head coach Don Delich gave his Lady Bombers a wakeup call at halftime on Friday night. And it worked.

Down by six to Salisbury at intermission, Kelsey Hay scored 13 of her game-high 20 points in the second half to help the Bombers pull away for a 46-37 Colonial League win.

"We came out and played some in the third quarter and then continued it into the fourth," said a relieved Delich afterwards. "Our first half was not us. I gave them a little grief at halftime, we woke up and played like we could play in the second half."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

BLUE MOUNTAIN Nine TIMES NEWS area wrestlers won their quaterfinal matchups to advance to the semifinal round at the Schuylkill League wrestling championships on Friday evening.

The semifinals, consolations and championships, originally scheduled for Saturday, will now take place Sunday at Blue Mountain High School. The semis begin at 1 p.m. while the finals are scheduled for 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

HARRISBURG – Now in its 57th year, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, which takes place Saturday-Sunday, Feb 4-12, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, continues to find ways to improve and present new attractions for sportsmen of every interest.