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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Player of the week

Lehighton quarterback Tyler Cann had quite a night against Marian last Friday.

In fact, Cann threw for more yards against the Colts last week (165 yards) than he did all of last season (159 yards). Even more importantly, his performance helped the Indians earn the victory and it also helped him earn the week one TIMES NEWS Player of the Week award.

Cann's final stat line showed his versatility.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

For the first 30 minutes of play Wednesday afternoon, the Palmerton field hockey team had no problem turning away the constant pressure Catasauqua was applying.

Prior to intermission, the Roughies ripped off six shots on goal, but Blue Bombers' sophomore keeper Addison Lesher managed to hold them scoreless.

In the second half however, the Roughies' Quinn Bachman took things into her own hands, providing her team with enough offense to pull out a 2-0 victory over the Bombers.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Lehighton's Alyssa Jordan (6) and Jackie Jordan (16) go up for a block against Monika Hallicki of Pocono Mountain East.

The Northwestern and Jim Thorpe cross country teams turned in strong performances to highlight Wednesday's scholastic schedule.

CROSS COUNTRY

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The Northwestern girls went 6-0 in a Colonial League cluster meet. The Tiger boys went 5-1, losing only to undefeated Bangor.

Palmerton boys went 1-5 at the meet, while the Blue Bomber girls team was 0-6.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Welcome to year seven of OVERTIME the high school football column that highlights the stories and statistics you might have missed during the previous week's games.

The opening week of the season wasn't a very good one for TIMES NEWS area teams as seven of nine local teams suffered setbacks, all of them by double digit margins.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Opening up the season with a win is always a goal for any football program.

Getting that win against a rival team is even better, and for second year Lehighton coach Tom McCarroll, a win against his alma mater really takes the cake.

McCarroll and the tribe were able to top his ole' ball coach and the Colts last Friday night, making this week's Mountain Valley Conference match-up between Lehighton and Stroudsburg (1-0) an interesting one at that.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

BLUE MOUNTAIN-JIM THORPE

WHEN: Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.

RECORDS: Jim Thorpe (1-0 Anthracite Football League), Blue Mountain (0-1 Berks Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Conrad Weiser def. Blue Mountain 48-20; Jim Thorpe def. Tamaqua 34-14.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 5, 1981 John Bolton throws a pair of touchdown passes to Craig Scheffler and Chub Farber returns a fumble 90 yards for a score to help Northern Lehigh open its new stadium with a convincing 50-0 win over Saucon Valley. Scheffler hauls in TD tosses of 27 and 56 yards as the Bulldogs, coached by Dick Snell, build a 36-point halftime advantage. Farber also reaches the end zone on a nine-yard run while Dale Phillips contributes scoring runs of 23 and six yards.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4, 1992 Brian Kennedy completes 9-of-11 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns to help Marian cruise to a season-opening 41-7 win over Notre Dame. All four of Kennedy's TD passes are to different receivers: Mark Makovec, Joe Svetz, Mike Perilli and Jason Donadi. The Colts, coached by Stan Dick, also receive scoring runs from Matt Mace and Jim Dirzulaitus. Makovec and Svetz intercept passes on defense as Marian forces four turnovers in the contest.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Mark Postupack watches his drive on the No. 10 tee box in yesterday's match against Mahanoy Area.

In a crucial Schuylkill League match, Marian pulled off a huge win over previously unbeaten Mahanoy Area, 374-386.

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The Colts were led by Mark Postupack's medalist round of 89, and Austin Paisley's 90, the Colts improve to 6-1.

Collin Casserley's 94 was the best round for the Golden Bears, who drop to 7-1 on the season.

MAHANOY AREA (386)

Collin Casserley 94, Nick Schiccitano 94, Josh Schaup 98, Tyler Davies 100.

MARIAN (374)

Mark Postupack 89, Austin Paisley 90, Albert McFadden 94, Jared Paisley 101.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Emily Bevans keeps the ball away from Salisbury's Katie Bucchin during Colonial League girls soccer action on Tuesday. Salisbury won, 4-0.

Northern Lehigh's girls soccer team knew that undefeated Salisbury would be a challenge.

From the opening kick, Salisbury applied immediate pressure onto the Northern Lehigh half of the field and came away with a 4-0 Colonial League win.

The Lady Falcons had a few shots on goal within the first 10 minutes of the game, and six minutes in, had their first corner kick. Salisbury ended up totaling six corner kicks throughout the game.

Salisbury head coach Rick Babyak preached using the entire width of the field.