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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Jim Thorpe boys ended a long losing streak to highlight Monday's scholastic sports action.


Williams Vy.

-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe's Dane Ciavarella poured in 23 points to lead his squad to the 62-53 non-league win over Williams Valley.

Ciavarella's big game was aided by 14 from PJ Johnson and 13 from Darius Clark.

The victory snapped a 13-game losing streak for the Olympians (6-15).

Brendan Miller's 19 points led the way for Williams Valley.

Jim Thorpe won the JV contest, 39-34, as Michael Harleston scored 10 points.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7, 1964 John McGinley scores a game-high 19 points to help Jim Thorpe Catholic post a 59-50 win over Pius X. The Cougars, coached by Bill Ackerman, gain an early 14-7 advantage in the first quarter and maintain a lead the rest of the way. John Ruff aids the victory by netting 16 points while Tom Barilla contributes 15.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

(Through Feb. 6)

106 - 1. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, So. (31-3); 2. Jacob Hoats, Lehighton, Sr. (21-6); 3. Lenny Ogozalek, Panther Valley, So. (29-6).

Honorable Mention - Ryan Rubio, Northern Lehigh, Fr. (14-9).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
bob ford/times news Panther Valley's Steve Romanchik floats down the lane as Tamaqua's Jake Fegley (4) defends.

At the midway point of the season, Pat Crampsie's Panthers were sitting at 4-7 with the majority of the always daunting Schuylkill League Division 1 schedule still on the horizon.

Fast forward to the present. Panther Valley is now hot and at just the right time.

The Panther team from mid-January is long gone.

Monday night Panther Valley completed a season sweep of Tamaqua, gaining a 48-36 Schuylkill League victory.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Alex Yanovich lifts Vincent Kassis of Parkland during their 138-pound matchup in the District Duals. Yanovich, a senior, is hoping to help lead the Bears to a win over Stroudsburg Wednesday to claim the MVC championship.

The Pleasant Valley wrestling team has fulfilled many goals throughout the 2011-12 season.

From placing an impressive fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions to knocking off Nazareth for the first time in school history to reaching the semifinals at District Duals, the highlights have been numerous.

But on Wednesday night, in their final home match of the year against Stroudsburg, the Bears are hoping to add to those achievements.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league tipped-off Wednesday night.

Midas Hair Salon-Schick's Cafe Calcutta

Schick's Cafe Calcutta kicked off the ESRC winter basketball league season with a 55-38 victory over Midas Touch Hair Salon.

Chris Decker scored 10 points to lead Schick's.

For Midas Touch Hair Salon, Jason Miller tallied nine points.

Cuz-N-Joe's Place-

Longboard Surfers

Cuz-N-Joe's Place drained 10 three-pointers and made easy work of the Longboard Surfers, 66-49.

Monday, February 6, 2012
 Pleasant Valley's James Felipa pushes Parkland's Billy Hoh to the mat as he maintains control in their 126-pound match Felipa won 4-3. BOB FORD /TIMES NEWS

BETHLEHEM - Mark Getz knew his team would need a miracle to knock off Parkland in Saturday afternoon's semifinal round of the District 11 3A dual tournament.

Unfortunately, that miracle never came.

The Bears jumped out to an 11-0 advantage after winning the first three bouts, but would lose eight out of the next eleven to fall to Parkland, 38-24.

Giving up forfeits at 120 and 160 had the Bears behind the eight ball from the outset of the match and Getz knew it was going to be difficult playing catch up against one of the elite programs in the area.

Monday, February 6, 2012

At this point in the basketball season, teams are either playing for a playoff spot or playing for pride.

In Saturday's non-league match-up between Panther Valley and Palmerton, the Panthers were the team needing the win for a spot in the District Eleven playoffs, while the Blue Bombers are mathematically out of the playoffs, but still have plenty of reason to go hard.

When the final buzzer sounded, it was the Pat Crampsie-led Panthers pulling out the much-needed victory, 65-57, keeping their hopes of a post-season berth alive.

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6, 1953 Johnny McHugh scores a team-high 19 points and Summit Hill holds off previously undefeated Nesquehoning, 60-57, in Black Diamond League action. Dick Davidyock scores six straight points late in the first quarter to start a 28-16 run that gives the Hillers a 10-point halftime lead. Henry Kopernak contributes 16 points while Davidyock finishes with 15. For the Nesquers, Bill Morgan hits for a game-high 23 points.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Northern Lehigh picked up girls and boys basketball wins and the Marian Fillies also continued their run in scholastic action over the weekend.

In the Nolehi girls game, Aimee Oertner became the school's all-time leading scorer.


Blue Mt.-No. Lehigh

Aimee Oertner became the all-time leading scorer in Northern Lehigh history as the Lady Bulldogs gained a 46-37 non-league win over Blue Mountain.

Oertner needed 16 points to gain the honor and finished with 17. She passed the mark of 1,639 by Rebecca Blose and now has 1,641.