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Friday, March 1, 2013
ap filephoto Penn State coach Bill O'Brien, left, gives a play to Matt McGloin. With McGloin graduating, the Nittany Lions will be looking for a new quarterback in 2013.

The 2013 Nike Coach of the Year Clinic will feature many highly regarded speakers throughout the weekend.

One speaker that was on hand yesterday afternoon that hits pretty close to home is Pennsylvania native Charlie Fisher, who is the quarterbacks coach at Penn State.

The Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas are filled with fans that bleed for the blue and white and a question on all of their minds is who will be calling the signals under center for the Nittany Lions come next season.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Nike Coach of the Year football clinic kicked off yesterday afternoon at the Holiday Inn located in Fogelsville and in the process hit a pretty impressive milestone.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the clinic that has brought big time college football coaches to the area like Bobby Bowden, Urban Meyer, and Nick Saban.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Former East Stroudsburg University women's basketball standout Lori Pio Jacques '96 M'00 has been named to the 40th Anniversary Tribute Team as part of the NCAA's celebration of Division II athletics throughout 2013.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
bob ford/times news Marian's Emily Sofranko (13) uses a screen from teammate Savanna Krusinsky (25) to escape Notre Dame defender Rebecca Bailey.

POTTSVILLE - With the Marian Fillies returning just one starter from last year, not too many people expected them to be around at this time of the post-season playoffs.

Head coach Paul Brutto has had his team in the playoffs like it was a yearly ritual. So to see his team one game away for a shot at a District 11 Class A title didn't surprise him.

The Fillies (16-9) ran in to a more experienced Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg team on Wednesday night and they came up a bit short, falling to the Spartans, 40-32 at Martz Hall in Pottsville.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pleasant Valley's Dakota Everett was recently selected to play for the East team in the annual Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East/West All-Star game. The game will be played at Dowingtown West High School on May 5.

Everett was selected as an inside linebacker.

The Pleasant Valley senior was selected to the Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State team this past season after leading the Bears to an 8-4 record and helping them advance to the District 11 championship game

Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 28, 2001 Colette Makowiec scores 13 of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to help Marian rally for a 48-39 victory over Shenandoah Valley in the District 11 Class A semifinals. Makowiec hits three straight three-pointers to open the final frame as the Fillies, coached by Paul Brutto, outscore their opponent 22-9 in the period. The winners, who hit 9-of-10 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory, also receive eight points from both Heather Thomas and Kim Horvath.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Palmerton's Zach Graver finished in the third place at last weekend's District 11 Class AA Wrestling Tournament.

In Monday's TIMES NEWS, it was incorrectly listed that Graver lost the third place bout by injury default. Graver actually won the bout by injury default.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The District 11 Class AA Swimming Championships will take place Friday and Saturday at Parkland High School with several local swimmers trying to earn a trip to states.

Only the winner of each event is guaranteed a spot into the PIAA Championships, which will take place March 13-14 at Bucknell Univeristy's Kinney Natatorium. An additional 16 individual spots and eight relay spots are earned based on the next fastest times from the rest of the district meets across the state.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Nick Kweder leans back to try and get a shot off over Mahanoy Area's Tyler Cavenas (right) as Kylew McGee of the Bears holds on from behind.

POTTSVILLE - Last night's District 11 A semifinal was everything area fans expected and more.

Rivals Marian and Mahanoy Area battled from the tip all the way to the end. This one had a bit of everything. There was drama, there was blood, there was chipped teeth, and there was big time shots made.

When the dust settled at Martz Hall it was the Bears that came out on top. Mahanoy went on an 8-2 run to start the fourth, defeating the Colts 44-37 to advance to District 11 A final.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Paige Demetriades (5) dribbles the card up court with Notre Dame's Lexi McGivern moving in to defend.

ORWIGSBURG - Tamaqua had momentum and a five-point lead with just under four minutes left in the game. The Lady Raiders just needed to make a basket or two down the stretch to hold off Notre Dame (Green Pond) in Tuesday's District 11 Class AA semifinal.

But the Crusaders came up with a couple quick buckets to tie the game and Tamaqua went cold, missing its last eight shots and losing 38-34. Notre Dame advances to face Pine Grove in Friday night's title game at a site and time to be announced.