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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

@Breif.Head:Eagles' Bunkleyneeds elbow surgery

Eagles coach Andy Reid says defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley needs elbow surgery and will likely miss the rest of the season.

Bunkley was injured in Philadelphia's 27-24 win at San Francisco on Sunday night. Reid revealed the extent of Bunkley's injury on his radio show Monday night on WIP-AM.

Bunkley was the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2006 draft. He had nine tackles this season.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A volunteer who worked on the staff of a recently fired head coach has been appointed to the helm of the Northern Lehigh High School boys' basketball team.

The school board on a 7-0 vote Monday agreed to appoint Jeffrey Miller to the position at a salary of $6,775. Directors Mathias Green and Natalie Green were absent.

Miller, who did not attend the meeting, replaces former head coach Richard Oertner, who was fired last month on a 6-3 vote as head boys' basketball coach.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Cat Condly (17) crosses over with the ball as Weatherly defenders Sara Heiser (20), Jaime Dougherty (7) and Devon Bizarre all run past her.

It was the one game on the regular season schedule that the Jim Thorpe girls' soccer team wanted to win in the worst way.

On Senior Night, the Olympians showed Weatherly that it was their game to win right from the start. Jim Thorpe controlled action on both sides of the ball throughout thecontest and ran away with a 6-0 victory.

"The kids were ready for this one," Jim Thorpe head coach Rich Emmert said. "This is the one they wanted. We always look forward to playing Weatherly because we're both basically the same skill level. This was a good chance for them to shine.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Rob Merchant/Special to the TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Kayla Dorney hits the ball during action Monday against Liberty.

Weatherly and Tamaqua posted key volleyball victories to highlight Monday's scholastic sports action.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Pleasant Vy.-Liberty

Pleasant Valley dropped a non-league match to Liberty, 22-25, 25-21, 11-25, 21-25

Kayla Dorney played well at the net for the Bears (14-6) with 12 kills and two blocks. She also added five digs on the back line.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
nancy scholz/times news Palmerton's Ben Andrews tees off during Monday's District 11 championships.

HELLERTOWN - Ben Andrews would have loved the district title. And he gave it his best shot. But by finishing second Monday at the the District 11 Golf Championship Tournament, the Palmerton junior came one step closer to his primary goal.

"My No. 1 goal is get to states," he said. "If you can win districts or regionals along the way that's fine. I'd like to win but my ultimate goal is states. That's where the best players in the state are. That's where you want to go."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 12, 1974 A pair of short touchdown runs by Terry Bonner provide the only scoring as Panther Valley gains a 14-0 victory over Allentown Central Catholic. Bonner reaches the end zone from a yard out and from four yards out. Dave Evans carries 23 times for 115 yards while the Panther defense posts the shutout, allowing just seven rushing yards. J.P. McGeehan intercepts a pair of passes for PV, coached by Cas Kosciolek.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kevin Kolb knows where he stands on the depth chart. No one knows better than him how quickly that can change, too.

Subbing for an injured Michael Vick, Kolb led the Philadelphia Eagles to their third straight road win with a solid all-around performance Sunday night in San Francisco.

Kolb completed 21 of 31 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown, and showed that he also has some mobility with a big run and a few daring escapes.

But when Vick is ready to return from a rib cartilage injury, Kolb will go back to carrying a clipboard on the sideline.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Iverson considering

playing in Turkey

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson is in "serious talks" to play with a Turkish team. Gary Moore, Iverson's personal manager, said there is strong interest in both sides to work out a deal that would send the 11-time All-Star overseas. Iverson is negotiating with Besiktas Cola Turka for at least a one-year deal.

Iverson is 17th on the NBA's career scoring list with 24,368 points over a 14-year career with Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis. He won the MVP in 2001 when he led the Sixers to the finals.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11, 1997 Northwestern scores on a kickoff return and a punt return en route to a 55-6 Colonial League victory over Salisbury. Mike Galdieri takes the opening kick 92 yards to the end zone to give the Tigers an early lead. Josh Snyder also scores on special teams, returning a punt 85 yards for a touchdown. Snyder adds a pair of TD catches, of 21 and 20 yards, from QB Steve Schaffer. Daryal Hall carries two times for 133 yards including a 78-yard scoring run.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Patrick Deutsch Deutsch/Special to the TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Brock Mitchell stretches for extra yards while Marian defenders Anthony Damiano (34), JT Keer (3) and Ron Kosar (32) combine for the tackle.

Never mind that these two teams were a combined 1-9. They laid everything they had out on the Panther Valley Stadium turf Friday night in the annual Panthers-Marian Colts rivalry, the outcome not being decided until the final 30 seconds of play.

And, in a stunning outcome, Coach Frank Damian's Panthers gained their first victory of the campaign, a 24-21 triumph that early in the fourth quarter seemed unlikely, considering they were facing a nine-point deficit.