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Thursday, August 30, 2012

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (25th season)

Assistant coaches Marie Rosahac

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Last year's record 6-3 overall (2-3 SL Division 1)

Key losses Kayla Susko, Erin Bucci, Caitlin Liscinski, Caitlin Henninger, Gabby Miller, Samantha Miller, Cara Williams

Key returnees Briana Gehres (Sr.), Rebecca Osborne (Sr.), Catherine Condly (Jr.), Courtney Capper (Jr.), Emily Ruffa (So.)

Others to watch Terry Loyd (Sr.), Taylor Tonelis (Jr.), Lindsey Capper (So.), Anna Marie Fiducia (So.)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (25th season)

Assistant coaches Marie Rosahac

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Last year's record 6-3 overall (2-3 SL Division 1)

Key losses Chris Boyd, Darren Gehres

Key returnees Bob Taylor (Sr.), Erik Sellers (Jr.), Christian Fields (Jr.), Zachary Nace (Jr.), Nathan Fields (So.), Jonathan Condly (So.), Jacob Saxon (So.)

Others to watch Jian Qui Gentile (Fr.), Jake McGeehan (Jr.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JIM THORPE

Head coach Tom Condly (First year)

Assistant coaches Willie Macek (First year), Dani Condly (First year)

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Last year's record 8-10

Key losses The Olympians graduated 8 of 11 starters from last season.

Key returnees Cat Condly (Jr., F/MF), Alyssa Dachowicz (Sr., D), Alyssa Smith (So., M/GK), Amber Castillo (Jr., D).

Others to watch Autumn Cope (Fr., F/GK), Rebecca Cressman (Fr., F/GK).

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Marian picked up a non-league golf win, while Lehighton earned a split in Mountain Valley Conference action on Tuesday.

GOLF

Pottsville-Marian

Marian improved to 5-1 (4-0) on the year with its 318-351 golf victory over non-league foe Pottsville.

The Colts' Mike Gottstein took medalist honors with a 77. Teammate Eric Mason also broke 80, as he finished with a 79.

Josh Green and Mark Postupack fired 81s to round out the scoring for the locals.

Marian 318, Pottsville 351

MARIAN

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Northwestern's Sarah Segan (right) battles with Palmerton players Sabreena Strauch (31) and Shana Ahner (12) for possession in a game last spring. For the first time, the PIAA has moved girls soccer to be played as a fall sport across the Commonwealth.

Welcome to the new world of Pennsylvania girls' high school soccer.

Instead of the usual format that saw the eight TIMES NEWS area teams split up between the fall and spring seasons, now all PIAA soccer teams will compete in the fall.

The girls' soccer teams that compete in the Schuylkill League like Jim Thorpe, Tamaqua, and Weatherly have always competed in the fall so the change is minimal for them as far as numbers go.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29, 2003 Dan Flizack completes 7-of-8 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown to help Jim Thorpe open its football season with a 28-0 win over Tamaqua. Flizack hits Jason Figura for an 85-yard scoring strike for the game's first TD. Figura, who also hits the end zone on a 12-yard run, finishes with five catches for 157 yards and runs for 74 yards. Flizack adds a 16-yard scoring run while Justin Young provides the other Olympian tally.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
victor izzo/times news Members of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame induction class were, left to right : Tom Skelly, Justin Young, Jason Figura, Jacob Heydt, Derick Reis, and Aaron Smith.

The 1935 Mauch Chunk Catholic High School football team was inducted into the 2012 Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame. Representing members of that team and the players they represented were, seated, from left, Anne Moyer ( Jake Turnbach); Jane Dever McHugh (Jack Dever); Betty Herman (Bill Herman); and Jessica Fahey-Petrack (John Fahey).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Olympians look to change culture

Since the program's inception, the Jim Thorpe boys' soccer team has never been able to post a .500 record and qualify for the District 11 playoffs.

Head coach Anthony Dixon believes that this year's team can make that tidbit of information a thing of the past.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Northwestern golf team was the only area winner on Monday.

Pen Argyl-Southern Lehigh-Northwestern

Northwestern split in a Colonial League tri-meet at Olde Homestead.

The Tigers recorded a 431-504 win over Pen Argyl, but dropped a 404-431 setback to Southern Lehigh.

The Tigers' Cole Miller carded a nine-under-par score of 63 to score medalist honors.

Teammate Nick Vicellio followed right behind with a score of 79.

PEN ARGYL 504

E. Tinney 96, S. Firestone 97, D. Labarre 102, A. Kolizzi 104, D. DeJesso 105

SOUTHERN LEHIGH 404

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

JIM THORPE

Head coach Anthony Dixon (Third year)

Assistant coaches Rich Kaminski

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Last year's record 6-12

Key losses Richie Buele

Key returnees Dalton Becker (Sr., MID), Shane Bliecher-Otto (Sr., DEF), Caleb Heller (Sr., DEF), Mike Kalage (Sr., DEF), Justin Kaminski (Sr., GK), Kyle Lawrence (Sr., MID), Corey Ligenza (Sr., F), Mike Principe (Sr., MID), Steven Principe (Jr., MID), Matt Rich (Sr., F), Ian Sterling (Jr., DEF)