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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In her four years with the program, Jennel Yelito has helped guide the Tamaqua girls' tennis team into the District 11 Class 2A Team Tournament three times.

Far from her control however, the fourth year Blue Raiders' head coach has seen her team draw Moravian Academy, who has been the No. 1 seed, for the second straight season and of course a third time in those four years. And the Raiders dropped a 5-0 decision to the Lady Lions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lehighton swept Jim Thorpe in volleyball action on Monday.

VOLLEYBALL

Jim Thorpe-Lehighton

Lehighton got a non-league victory over Jim Thorpe in three games, 25-14. 25-17, 25-7.

Jackie Jordan led the Indians attack with 10 kills, nine digs, and four aces. Tia Rex chipped in with seven kills.

For Jim Thorpe, Riley Carroll had 13 assists and Shannon Green had six kills and a block.

Jim Thorpe won the JV conest, 25-23, 25-19.

Weatherly-Pius X

Pius dropped Weatherly in four games.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
nancy scholz/special to the times news Northwestern's Leigham Breckenridge (left) and Southern Lehigh's Matt Dicker collide going after the ball.

KINTNERSVILLE – It was Southern Lehigh's loss to Northwestern two months ago that put the Spartans in position to beat the Tigers in a more meaningful game last night.

Southern Lehigh's Will Demmel scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to beat Northwestern 2-1 in a Colonial League boys soccer semifinal at Palisades.

Demmel's shot from 25 yards out just got over the head of Northwestern keeper Kyle Snyder to end the game and propel his team into Wednesday's final.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 16, 1982 Robbie Frey, Tom Keer and Scott Freeman each score a pair of touchdowns as Lehighton rolls to a 58-0 Centennial League win over Northwestern. Keer, who reaches the end zone on runs of 19 and 26 yards, also tosses a 46-yard scoring pass to Todd Steigerwalt. Frey opens the scoring with a four-yard run and later hits paydirt from three yards out. The Indians, coached by Dave Parsons, rack up 427 yards of offense and also receive a TD run from Scott Andreas.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Marian Hall of Fame banquet on Sunday

Marian High School's Hall of Fame will induct its fifth group of honorees at their bi-annual banquet, which will take place in the Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford on Sunday, Oct. 21 with dinner scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

This years honorees are Joe Antinozzi (1978), Greg Chelak (1981), Patti Oakes Freiler (1986), Joe Gillespie (1991), Justen Hackenberg (1991), Dave Labosky (1974), Mike Makovec (1991), Rick Marsilio (1986), Tom Marsilio (1988) and Joe Prekopa (1971).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sami Vavra and Karolina Vavra of East Stroudsburg University helped the Warriors win four events at the Millersville Relays.

Sophomore Karoline, the school record-setter in the 100 free last season, swam on three of the four winning relays the 300 breast, 500 free and 200 free.

@$:Vavra was joined by her sister, senior Sami, on the 300 breast relay that won in 3:35.22. Sami set school records in the 50 and 100 breast last year.

Sami also was a member of the winning 400 IM team that posted a time of 4:27.92.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
bob ford/times news Lehighton's Gwen Remaley (29) and Haley Coleman (left) join Pleasant Valley's Melissa Russo (9) in pursuit of the ball.

STROUDSBURG – Lehighton and Pleasant Valley's Mountain Valley Conference semifinal field hockey game was a wild one to watch for everyone involved.

Back-and-forth play throughout, combined with some intense action in overtime, had the spectators' heads turning left and right every few moments.

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 1977 Wayne Schickram carries 15 times for 211 yards and two touchdowns to help Tamaqua roll to a 33-0 win over Blue Mountain. Schickram breaks free for a 92-yard scoring run in the third quarter and also reaches the end zone from three yards out. Joe Seigenfuse catches an eight-yard TD pass from Roy Fredericks and also scores on a six-yard run. The Blue Raiders, coached by Walt Ligenza, also receive a two-yard touchdown run from Len Zukus.

Monday, October 15, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Ty Green moves in towards the ball as Lehighton's Anthony rossino defends.

Lehighton defeated Palmerton on Saturday to close its boys soccer season on a winning note.

BOYS SOCCER

Lehighton-Palmerton

Anthony Rosino scored a pair of goals and assisted on another as Lehighton posted a 3-1 non-league victory over Palmerton.

James Farano also scored for the Indians, who finished their season with a 7-11 overall record.

Austin Shupp scored the only goal for Palmerton (6-11).

Geoff Ebbert had seven saves in the Lehighton goal. Rich Roselli made nine saves for the Bombers.

NDGP-Tamaqua

Monday, October 15, 2012

ALLENTOWN – For the past seven years, the William Allen football program has been a punching bag in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

So this past season, the Canaries (along with Dieruff), sought refuge in the Mountain Valley Conference.

The move not only gave the Canaries a chance to compete and believe in themselves, it also provided Allen an opportunity to attempt to rebuild its much maligned football program.