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Friday, January 28, 2011

Marian's Dominick Richards, a 6-6, 200-pound senior tight end on Thursday gave a verbal commitment to James Madison University Head Football Coach Mickey Matthews to accept a Division 1scholarship to attend school and play for the Dukes.

Richards will make the scholarship official on Wednesday, Feb. 2, the NCAA's National Letter of Intent Day.

James Madison is a Football Championship Subdivision team (formerly Division I-AA) that plays in the Colonial Athletic Association Football Conference.

Friday, January 28, 2011
ron gower/times news Pleasant Valley's Selwin Wright (right) starts his drive to the basket as Lehighton's Nate Kresge (11) defends.

It took Lehighton coach Michael O'Brien just one possession to realize his team could have a problem.

It took Pleasant Valley's Nick Stanovick just two shots to realize it could be him.

Stanovick drilled a pair of three-pointers in the game's opening minutes and finished with a school-record tying seven triples. His hot hand was more than enough to carry Pleasant Valley to a 69-41 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton on Thursday night.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The 2011 Tamaqua Winter Basketball League, sponsored by the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) will tip-off its season on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Tamaqua Elementary School gymnasium.

All league games will take place on Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Tamaqua Elementary School gym (for the first three weeks of the season) and the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center (starting on Feb. 23, and continuing there for the rest of the season).

Thursday, January 27, 2011
mike feifel/times news Northern Lehigh basketball players Aimee Oertner (left) Sonya Josephson topped the 1,000-point mark within eight days of each other.

Over the years, Sonya Josephson and Aimee Oertner have shared a lot of memories on the basketball court.

The first one happened when Josephson was in third grade and Oertner was in second grade. The two Northern Lehigh girls' varsity basketball players were able to play on their first team together.

Nine years later, Josephson and Oertner shared some of their fondest memories yet on the hardwood when they became the 20th and 21st players in Northern Lehigh High School history to score 1,000 points in their varsity careers.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Seven locals to be lauded at banquet Sunday

The soccer scholar athlete banquet will take place Sunday, Jan. 30, at Fullerton Fire Co # 1, in Whitehall.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and events will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Mitchell Franko,

Jim Thorpe

Franko had one career goal and five career assists. He ranks 10th in a class of 128 with a 94.65 GPA.

He was a 2010 captain and has been playing soccer since five-years of age, and also played tennis for four years. Franko served on the Olympian Leadership Council and Canteen.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27, 1948 Bill Brown scores a game-high 21 points and Tamaqua rebounds from a slow start to post a 52-49 Black Diamond League win over Nesquehoning. Brown also comes up with a key shot with under a minute to play to help secure the victory. The Raiders, who trail 11-4 after the first quarter, also receive 16 points from Charley Baer while Franklin Knotts chips in with seven points.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26, 1996 Tom Vermillion scores seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter to help rally Panther Valley to a 51-47 Schuylkill League Division III victory over Freeland MMI. The Panthers, coached by Cas Kosciolek, trail by four points entering the final frame before outscoring their opponent by a 19-13 margin. Mike Shefcyk leads PV with 17 points while Matt Engler contributes 10 points and nine rebounds.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Jessica Albright (front) of Northwestern battles to hang on to the ball as Notre Dame's Tara Gorman battles her for it.

After struggling offensively for the first half, Notre Dame (Green Pond) heated up in the third quarter to turn the game around and pull out a 44-34 win over Northwestern.

The Lady Crusaders made just five of 26 shots in the first half and went 0-for-9 from three-point range to fall behind by nine points. They made five of eight three-point shots in the third quarter and six of 12 shots from the field.

At the same time, they dug into their man-to-man defense after halftime and didn't allow a Northwestern field goal until the final two minutes of the third period.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Richie Irving (21) finds tough defense from East Stroudsburg South's Brandon Lane (4) and Andre Franklin. The Bears defeated ESS, 67-46.

Entering this week, the Pleasant Valley boys' basketball team was in the midst of a four-game losing streak and was in danger of watching its season slip away.

Two days and two conference games later, the Bears' post-season hopes are back on the rise.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Kristen Romano (12) goes in for an easy layup in Tuesday night's Colonial League win over Salisbury.

Marian, Northern Lehigh, Palmerton, Pleasant Valley, Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe all came away as winners in girls basketball on Tuesday night, while the local boys teams didn't fair out as well.


Marian-Schuylkill Haven

The Fillies rallied to the easy 40-16 Schuylkill League win over Schuylkill Haven.

Leding the way in scoring for the locals were Gillian Ferko and Danielle Tristani with eight points apiece.

For Haven, Lauren Rhody led the way with six points in the losing effort.

Marian also won the JV game by a 31-8 score.