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Friday, November 11, 2011

@Breif.Head:Cross Country League

at Villas crowns champs

Long drives by Bob Allesh and the superb short game of Roger Spadt enabled their team to win the league championship.

1st place - Bob Allesh, Roger Spadt, Slim O'Donnell

2nd place - Joe Petrole, George Miller, Dan Mirorelli

3rd place - William Stafford, John Blanchard, Joseph Collins

@Breif.Head:Sunday League at Villas

settled in sudden death

After four months of tight competition the champions were determined in a sudden death playoff.

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11, 1995 Brett Snyder carries 25 times for 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Northwestern to the District 11 Class AA championship with a 23-7 victory over Catasauqua. Snyder reaches the end zone on runs of 24 and 50 yards. Tom Caamano's 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter gives the Tigers, coached by Bob Mitchell, the lead while Manny Gaspar's 18-yard interception return for a TD with under two minutes to play seals the win.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Panther Valley has announced ticket prices for the winter sports season.

Wrestling, Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball $5 adults; $3 students/senior citizen

Junior High Basketball $3 adults; $2 students/senior citizen

Adult season pass $35

Student/Senior citizen season pass $25

Winter season pass (family of 4) $70; Extra person $20

Friday, November 11, 2011

Playoff time.

This has usually been a busy time for THE TIMES NEWS Sports Staff. Not this year, however.

Only Northern Lehigh, with its 9-1 record, has earned a District 11 berth. And Tamaqua, continues its season in the Eastern Conference playoffs tonight.

So without being able to pick up any ground towards the top half of the standings last week, I'll take another crack at what will be on of our last three weeks during the post-season playoffs and where things will get interesting.

Let's not waste any time:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Many emotions are floating around Happy Valley right now and obviously "happy" isn't one of them. Mad, sad, disgusted, and hurt are more appropriate feelings for the black cloud that is currently hovering over State College. In the midst of that black cloud are a bevy of terrible scenarios that ultimately resulted in the dismissal of Head Football Coach Joe Paterno.

Friday, November 11, 2011
Northwestern's Madison Burns signs a Letter of Intent to attend the University of North Carolina on a swimming scholarship. Seated next to her for the signing were her parents Ramzy and Ken Burns. Standing behind Madison are her grandparents Catherine and Frank Burns.

What would you place the odds at for a high school student whose high school doesn't have a swimming team to get a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina as a swimmer? You might not figure they would be too great, but Madison Burns made it happen. The Northwestern senior signed a letter of intent to attend the University of North Carolina recently and is thrilled with the opportunity.

"I really liked their team and training wise, I could see myself training there," said Burns of her decision. "I also really liked the coaches and the campus is beautiful."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Saturday's District 11 semifinal match-up is starting to become a yearly rivalry game between Northern Lehigh (9-1) and North Schuylkill (10-0). This marks the third straight season where the Bulldogs and Spartans are meeting up in District play. Once again the teams are very competitively matched and once again fans, coaches, and players from both sides are in for one heck of a football game.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Welcome to the postseason edition of OVERTIME.

It wasn't an extremely successful season for area teams as only Northern Lehigh qualified for the District 11 playoffs and only Tamaqua made the Eastern Conference playoffs.

This is just the second time in the last 16 years that only one area team has reached Districts. The other time during that span when it happened was 2005. This year's district representation is a far cry from 2006 and 2007 when six area teams reached the district playoffs the highest amount of local teams ever.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10, 1962 A first-quarter touchdown by Joe Visnosky ends up being the game's only scoring as Palmerton downs rival Lehighton, 6-0, in a Lehigh Valley League contest. Visnosky reaches the end zone on a three-yard run to complete a 51-yard drive. The Blue Bombers, coached by Bill Ruddy, also receive 74 yards rushing in the game from Bill Heydt while the defense limits the Indians to only four first downs and 106 total yards.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

EASTERN CONFERENCE AA PLAYOFFS

No. 4 Tamaqua at No. 1 Catasauqua

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Tamaqua 5-5; Catasauqua 7-3

TAMAQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Jarred Muffley (200-1,132-15 TDs rush, 12-165-TD rec), RB Dalton Nunemacher (37-345-3 TDs rush, 16-193 rec), RB Tyler Hope (58-143-4 TDs rush, 6-127-2 TDs rec), RB Nolan Zeigler (59-259-5 TDs rush), QB Brett Kosciolek (12-21-171-2 TDs pass)