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Monday, December 10, 2012
Whah buzzer-beater lifts Colts

This year's Panther Valley Tip-Off Tournament certainly wasn't an offensive showcase, but it definitely provided area hoop fans with some exciting basketball over the weekend.

The Colts, who edged rival Panther Valley in Friday's semifinal, went to battle with another rival on Saturday night when they played Mahanoy Area for the tourney crown. An 18-point second quarter effort, along with some late game heroics from big man Alden Whah, gave the Colts a 45-43 victory, earning Marian two hard fought victories in as many days.

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 10, 1988 Mike Barclay's last-second three-pointer forces overtime and Joe Gower tallies 10 points in the extra period to lift Lehighton to a 57-52 comeback win over Nazareth. The Indians, coached by Dan Novey, trail by nine points with two minutes left in regulation before rallying for the victory. Gower finishes with a game-high 24 points and 17 rebounds. Wayne Dietrich contributes 11 points while Jim Barclay adds nine points and 14 boards.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Defense and foul shooting are two key ingredients at any level of basketball. In the high school girls game, there might not be two more important strengths for a team to possess.

Northwestern showed off both of them Friday night at Pleasant Valley. The Lady Tigers used their defense to build a lead. They hit foul shots down the stretch to seal a 59-42 nonleague win over the Lady Bears.

Monday, December 10, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Steve Romanchik looks towards the hoop as Jim Thorpe's Jaquan Brown defends.

Jim Thorpe, Weatherly and Pleasant Valley came away with victories in boys basketball on Saturday.


Jim Thorpe-Panther Valley

Jim Thorpe escaped with a 42-41 victory over host Panther Valley thanks to a Steven Romanchik jumper falling short to win the consilation game of the Panther Valley Tip-off Tournament.

The Olympians' Mike Harleston scored seven of his team high 11 points in the first quarter, while Jaquan Brown hit eight of his double digit 10 in the second quarter.

Monday, December 10, 2012
bob ford/times news Panther Valley's Richard Nase (right) attempts to take down Jim Thorpe's Jedidiah Scorzelli in the 220 pound bout.

Coming into this season, Panther Valley wrestling coach Tim Robb thought his team was one year away from making some serious noise. After the Panthers performance on Saturday afternoon at the Jim Thorpe Duals he might just have to change his outlook.

Panther Valley went 4-1 on the day, finishing second, losing only to Cedar Cliff 47-23 in the championship round.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The season opening match-up between Marian and Panther Valley last night wasn't pretty, but it was certainly exciting.

The Colts managed to score just 13 points in the first half, shooting 5-for-32 from the field in that time span, but surged in the third to help them capture an ugly 46-40 win over rival Panther Valley.

The win will pit the Colts against another rival in the Bears from Mahanoy Area tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the championship game of the Panther Valley Tip-Off Tournament.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8, 1961 Joe Ligenza pours in a game-high 36 points as Nesquehoning rallies for a 79-75 overtime win over Nescopeck. Bob Stoffa helps the Nesquers battle back from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit by scoring six points down the stretch. Stoffa's basket in the final seconds of regulation ties the score at 67-67. The winners, coached by George Roscoe, also receive 13 points from Joe Stemetski and eight from Gerald Farnsworth.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Tamaqua girls swim team members are, front row, from left, Savannah Szabo, Jazmin Mena, Nichelle Pucklavage and Makayla Boyle. Second row, Caroline Kanaskie, Joann Butkus, Emily Bumbulsky and Miranda Amey. Third row, Danielle DiCindio, Amber Gulick, Carly Trovinger and Denae Starry. Back row, head coach Ashley Stanek, assistant coach Adrian Bumbulsky and assistant coach Nate Leibensperger. Fourth row, from left: Ashley Stanek (head coach), Adrian Bumbulsky, Nate Leibensperger

Last season, Tamaqua's girls swim team finished the regular season with a record of 11-1-1 overall and captured the Schuylkill League title.

But that's not something that this year's Blue Raider team is thinking about. Tamaqua enters this season with a plan of taking it one meet at a time. The Raiders plan to focus on the task at hand, rather than looking too far into the future.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Marian, Northwestern, Pleasant Valley girls picked up victories on friday night.



Moravian defeated Northwestern 46-40 in the opening round of the Wilson Tip-Off Tournament.

David Wagner led Northwestern with 14 points, hitting eight of 12 free throws in the game.


Wagner 3-8-12-14, Williamson 1-0-0-2, T. Richardson 1-0-0-3, Breidinger 4-0-0-8, C. Richardson 2-1-2-5, Binder 4-0-3-8. TOTALS: 15-9-17-40.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Robert Amentler, 17, of Tamaqua, shot a ten point buck in Walker Township.