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Friday, October 12, 2012
Marian High School announces Hall of Fame class

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).

Friday, October 12, 2012
Jim Thorpe's Bryanna Kehrli hits a forehand during the District 11 Class AA Doubles Tournament on Thursday.

ALLENTOWN - Kasey Herman, Bryanna Kehrli, Nicki Mateyak and Sarah Zoba all returned to the West End Racquet and Fitness Club Thursday afternoon for a second chance.

Tamaqua's Carly Fenstermacher and Morgan Miller were both making the trip for their first chance at a district crown, but this time around at the District 11 Class AA Doubles Tournament.

Friday, October 12, 2012

BY ED HEDES

Just four weeks to go in the regular season and it's been quit an interesting one at that.

Tamaqua has flexed its muscle now and I sure as heck down't want to jinx them. It sure looks like Sam Bonner's Raiders have a great shot at running the table in the Anthracite Football League now after putting the hurt on North Schuylkill.

Friday, October 12, 2012
rich George/special to the times news Palmerton's Jessica Pereira (right) tries to protect the ball as Northern Lehigh's Lauren Zellner reaches in.

Palmerton upset Northern Lehigh in field hockey to highlight Thursday scholastic sports card.

FIELD HOCKEY

Northern Lehigh-Palmerton

On the Lady Bombers' Senior Night, the hosts prevailed in a hard-fought 2-1 win in overtime over Northern Lehigh.

Palmerton's Kyla Rodrigues scored the game-winner in the extra session to give her team their best record since 1989 with a final overall standing of 8-10.

Northern Lehigh's Shannon Weil scored her team's sole goal in the second half, only to be countered by the winners' Kaelyn Englert, sending the contest into OT.

Friday, October 12, 2012

October 12, 2004 - Lehighton's undefeated field hockey team gave Pleasant Valley its second loss of the season by a 3-2 score. The 17-0 Lady Indians took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Alysia Hough off a Maggie O'Brian assist. Brittni Bretz scored the second goal, while Katie Semanoff added the gam-winner off another O'Brian assist. Amy Hosking and Angela Frantz scored the two Pleasant Valley goals.

Friday, October 12, 2012

BY ROD HECKMAN

The bond between father and son is special in so many ways.

And in the sports world, there have been numerous examples of this.

It's hard to forget the image of Tiger Woods hugging his dad after winning his first U.S. Open.

For those who remember, they can probably still picture U.S. Olympic goalie Jim Craig draped in an American flag skating around the rink after his team had just won the gold medal - mouthing. "Where's my father?"

Friday, October 12, 2012
Pleasant Valley stays perfect in MVC

Pleasant Valley volleyball coach John Gesiskie knew that his Bears team was going to have a tough time with the Lehighton Indians on their home court.

Gesiskie ended up being right, but was fortunate enough to see his girls come away with the win.

Lehighton gave Pleasant Valley all it could handle in the first and third games of its Mountain Valley Conference match-up Thursday afternoon, but saw the Bears leave town with a 26-24, 25-6, 25-22 sweep. Pleasant Valley remains perfect in the MVC at 10-0.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Palmerton's Jonathan Schwarz (12) dribbles the ball away from Pen Argyl's Tyler Avery (15). The Bombers' Ty Green (2) moves in from behind.

Wednesday night's senior night served as a way to honor the upperclassmen for their commitment to the Palmerton boys' soccer team. And the best way to honor them was by winning a game that keeps the team's playoff hopes alive.

With a 4-2 Colonial League victory over Pen Argyl last night, Palmerton (6-9 overall; 5-8 CL) can earn a berth in the District 11 Class 2A playoffs with wins in its final three games.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 11, 1979 - Slatington wrapped up the Centennial League Boys Cross Country Championship for the second straight year by beating Lehighton 16-45. It was the Bulldogs ninth straight league win, while the Indians dropped to 9-4. Blaine Waylen hit the finish line with a time of16:20 followed by three of is teammates, Tony Noakes, his brother Brian and Mike Gaston. Lehighton's best runner was Dennis Eidem, who came in fifth.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Philip Marzen led his team with a sixth place finish.

Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe both picked up sweeps in cross country action on Wednesday afternoon.

CROSS COUNTRY

Marian-North Schuylkill-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe swept North Schuylkill and Marian in a three-team Schuylkill League meet. Marian fell to North Schuylkill, 18-43.

Christian Fields was the highest finishing boy for Jim Thorpe, coming in third overall with a time of 18:51. Philip Marzen was the top runner from Marian, coming in sixth overall.

In the girls meet, Jim Thorpe fell to North Schuylkill but defeated Marian. Marian fell to North Schuylkill, 15-50.