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Friday, September 20, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley No. 1 player Madison Olexson returns a shot during Thursday's MVC tennis championships. Olexson took third place in the tournament.

The Pleasant Valley girls came home with the team gold medal at the Mountain Valley Conference Tennis Tournament on Thursday. The Lady Bears defeated East Sroudsburg South and Stroudsburg 23-20.

GIRLS TENNIS

MVC Championship

The Pleasant Valley girls' tennis team prevailed at the Mountain Valley Conference Tournament, defeating Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg South, 23-20. The Cavaliers and Mounties both totalled 20 points at the end of the day, while the Lady Bears managed to collect 23 to earn the gold.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

There's an old mythological tale about a man named King Midas. The gist of the story is everything that King Midas touches turns into gold.

Right about now you're probably asking yourself what does the story of King Midas have to do with the week three TIMES NEWS Player of the Week?

His name is Dustin Vandermartin and he is the answer to that very question.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jim Thorpe-Panther Valley

WHEN: Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.

RECORDS: Jim Thorpe (2-1); Panther Valley (1-2).

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Jim Thorpe def. North Schuylkill 41-21; Panther Valley def. Kutztown 40-26.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Jim Thorpe boys, girls sweep

The Jim Thorpe boys and girls cross country teams continued their early season success, posting a sweep in a Schuylkill League tri-meet while the Marian boys and girls went 0-2.

Jon Condly earned a convincing win in the boys' race, finishing with a time of 17:43, 19 seconds ahead of teammate Christian Fields.

For Condly and Fields, it's the continuation of a healthy competition that has propelled the Olympians to a 6-0 record to start the season.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The week four TIMES NEWS Game of the Week features two local Mountain Valley Conference teams in Lehighton and Pleasant Valley.

This one matches up Lehighton's physical and so far impressive defensive unit against the always exciting and fast moving Pleasant Valley offense. It's a definite clash of styles in week four and should serve up to be an entertaining early season MVC contest.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 19, 1986 Ron Hill and Tom Butterworth each score touchdowns and Tamaqua's defense forces three turnovers in helping shut out Pottsville by a 14-0 score. One play after a second-quarter interception by Tom Rottet, Hill breaks free for a 37-yard TD run to give the Raiders the lead. Butterworth caps off the opening drive of the second half with a 14-yard scoring run to extend the margin. Tamaqua, coached by Tom Bonner, receives fumble recoveries from Kevin Valentine and Sam Soley and a sack from Tim Benner.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

District 11 announced that changes to the team wrestling tournament will be underway for the upcoming season. Instead of having 10-team formats in both 3A and 2A, 12-team tournaments will now be used moving forward.

The qualified teams and seeds will no longer be determined by a committee of coaches, rather through the power point system that the district has used in all sports over the past two years.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Northwestern's Cole Miller follows through after hitting a drive during Wednesday's Colonial League golf championships. Miller won the individual title.

Cole Miller won the Colonial League golf championship to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.

GOLF

CL Championships

Cole Miller won his third consecutive Colonial League individual title and helped spark the Northwestern golf team to a third-place finish at the league championship tournament.

The senior Tiger fired an even-par 71, while teammate Nick Vecellio carded an 81 for a 12th-place finish.

Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg's Krista Kissell captured the girls' individual championship, while Southern Lehigh grabbed the team title yesterday.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
bob ford/times news Palmerton's Collin Green (34) runs up on Salisbury's Dan ny Walters to take control of the ball in Tuesday's Colonial League match.

Northwestern's boys and girls soccer teams, along with its boys and girls cross country teams, all got victories in local scholastic sports action on Tuesday.

BOYS SOCCER

No. Dame GP-No. Lehigh

Notre Dame GP picked up a 2-0 win over Northern Lehigh in Colonial League action.

Zach Hogan and Pat Edward scored both Crusaders' goals in the first half.

Nate Rex made four saves for the Bulldogs.

Palisades

-Northwestern

Northwestern built an early lead and pulled away late to down Palisades 8-2 in Colonial League play.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Condly double dips in fall sports

Nobody told her it would be easy.

That's why she accepts the challenge.

Jim Thorpe High School's Cat Condly participates in both cross country and girls' soccer, two fall sports that often have practices, meets and games at the same or overlapping times.

"Cat has been running and kicking since the seventh grade," says her father and Jim Thorpe soccer coach, Tom Condly. " She likes them both, but her preference is soccer, and I guess you could say her running has kept her in great condition for playing soccer."