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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Corey Quick is heating up and it couldn't have come at a better time for the Marian football team.

The Colts signal caller looks to be dialed in and that's a good thing with only two games left in the regular season. A perfect time to have the leader of your offense priming for a late season run at the Anthracite League title.

Quick's performance last week against AFL foe Shenandoah Valley, which was a very important match-up in the District 11 single A playoff race has earned him TIMES NEWS Player of the Week.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Yost and Cerrone lead Lady Tigers

BETHLEHEM - With the District 11 cross country meet split up into three classes for the first time, it was anyone's guess how teams would stack up in Class AA, where schools from all four of the district's leagues crossed paths, most of them for the first time this season.

When everyone's best seven runners had crossed the line, Northwestern's girls were on top for the team's second district title in four years.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ending the 2012 regular season as the outright Mountain Valley Conference champions has become a two step process for the Pleasant Valley Bears.

Step one will begin around 7 p.m. this Friday night in Dingmans Ferry.

Pleasant Valley, one of two unbeatens still standing the MVC, will travel to East Stroudsburg North this weekend to partake in the TIMES NEWS Game of the Week.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

It was just one of those days for the Pleasant Valley field hockey team.

The Bears' entire team seemed to be a off Wednesday afternoon, as they failed to muster any offense against Nazareth in their District 11 AAA pig-tail game. Pleasant Valley had trouble getting off flush shots, controlling possession, and even making passes on its corner plays. All of those things added up to a 1-0 loss to the Eagles.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25, 2003 Joel Porambo scores three touchdowns, one on an interception return, and also tosses a scoring pass to help Panther Valley roll to a 48-12 win over Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech. Porambo throws an 18-yard TD pass to Nate Shook and returns a pick 32 yards for a score to give the Panthers an early lead. Porambo, who finishes the contest with 102 runsing yards, later reaches the end zone on runs of 42 and five yards. PV, coached by Anthony Russo, also receives TD runs from Jon Stefanick and Andrew Boyle.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
MIKE HAINES/TIMES NEWS Northwestern Lehigh's Cole Miller is congratulated by his head coach Tim Miller after finishing second in the PIAA 2A Golf Championships on Tuesday at York.

YORK – Early in his second and final round at states Cole Miller was on a pace that might have won him a state golf title.

Double-bogeys on holes nine and 12, and bogeys on 10, 13 and 14 put him at six-over par for the day and seven-over for the tournament. But the Northwestern junior didn't give up on the round. He finished with a pair of birdies to card a four-over par 75, giving him a 147 (72-75) over two days at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York and a second-place PIAA medal.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24, 1953 Stan Michalik scores a pair of touchdowns to help lead Summit Hill to a 20-7 win over Blythe Township. The Hillers' Joe Yalch opens the scoring with a two-yard scoring run, which is set up by Bobby Breslin's interception. Michalik extends the lead early in the second half when he scoops up a fumble and runs 98 yards for a touchdown. After Blythe gets on the board, Michalik gives his team some insurance by catching a 50-yard scoring pass from Yalch.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Breanna Joseph (27) hits the ball back over the net as East Stroudsburg South's Cy Lippold defends.

The story of the night at the Mountain Valley Conference volleyball semi finals was front line power.

Pleasant Valley and Stroudsburg created that story line dominating their respective opponents at the net to advance to the MVC final that will be held Thursday at Pocono Mountain West at 7 p.m.

The Bears showed their opponent East Stroudsburg South that it was not going to be an easy night.

The Cavs put a bit of a fight in the first set, but the Bears proved to be too much, winning 25-13, 25-5, and 25-8 to advance to the MVC final.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Gabby Lucheese (23) dives towards the ball to kick it as Pocono Mountain West's Kelsey Lewis defends in the backround. The Lady Bears won to advance to Thursday's round to play Whitehall at 6 p.m.

BRODHEADSVILLE - After a heartbreaking loss to Stroudsburg in double-overtime of the MVC title game, Pleasant Valley came out determined not to let another opportunity slip away against Pocono Mountain West in the first round of the District 11 playoffs.

With just about 20 minutes to play in the first half, Pleasant Valley got its first goal of the game on a shot by Emily Schlogl. Pleasant Valley controlled possession for much of the first half, but only managed the one goal.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Marian inducts 10 into Hall of Fame

Ten graduates of Marian High School were inducted into the school's Hall of Fame during a banquet held Sunday, Oct. 21, in The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub and Restaurant, Lansford. The Marian Hall was started in 2004 and inductions are held every two years, with inductees having to be graduated from the school 20 years or more.