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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Jordan Waylen drives the lane as Wilson's Chris Cooper stands behind him. Wilson pulled out the win and advanced to Friday's district 11 3A final against Central Catholic.

CATASAUQUA - Tuesday night marked the second time in as many games that Northern Lehigh faced off with Wilson.

Although it was 17 days after their initial meeting on Feb. 12, Tuesday's District 11 AAA semi-final had a feel eerily similar to their first match-up.

Much like the first meeting, Northern Lehigh forward Caleb Johnson picked up two quick fouls in the first two minutes of play and was forced to watch the remainder of the first half from the bench.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kale Sweeney, son of Jack Sweeney (formerly of Coaldale) and Cathy (Wehr) Sweeney (formerly of Summit Hill), was named as one of Johns Hopkins University's senior captains for football this upcoming season. Sweeney plays linebacker at and has started all three years and is a Cosida Academic All-American in football.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation will hold its annual scholar athlete banquet Sunday, March 6 at the Northampton Community Center.

The banquet has been held since 1961 and the foundation has recognized 745 high school athletes and 226 collegiate scholar athletes.

One high school player from each of 34 Lehigh Valley area high school teams are nominated with one of them being selected as that year's scholar athlete scholarship winner.

One local college football player from each of six area schools is also recognized at the banquet.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A total of 17 TIMES NEWS area wrestlers survived the first step on the Road to Hershey.

With the District 11 tournaments now history, it is now time to move on to interdistrict competition on the Regional level this week, with the survivors moving on to the PIAA Championships at Chocolatetown's Giant Center March 10-12.

Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley lead the TN area with five Regional qualifiers each, while Lehighton, Northwestern and Palmerton each have two and Tamaqua one.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Six TIMES NEWS area basketball teams hope to win semifinal matchups and earn a spot in this weekend's District 11 championships.

The Northern Lehigh girls (Class AA) and Northern Lehigh boys (Class AAA) will see action tonight, as will the Marian boys (Class A).

The Tamaqua (3A) and Palmerton (3A) girls will see action on Wednesday along with the Marian girls (Class A)

BOYS

No. 3 Northern Lehigh (15-7)

vs. No. 2 Wilson (16-7)

TIPOFF: Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Catasauqua

COACHES: Northern Lehigh – Jeff Miller; Wilson – Bob Frankenfield

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

(through Feb. 28)

(Bout minimum - 13)

103 - 1. Nick O'Donnell, Panther Valley, Sr. (34-7); 2. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (31-8); 3. Colin Mashack, Tamaqua, Fr. (28-10).

Honorable Mention - Jacob Hoats, Lehighton, Jr. (26-8); Lenny Ogozalek, Panther Valley, Fr. (19-11).

Notes - O'Donnell placed 5th at District 11-AA tournament. Yanovich was 6th at 11-AAA and advances to Northeast AAA Regional. Mashack 6th at 11-AA, losing 6-5 to O'Donnell.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Marian

Marian High School will hold ticket sales for their District 11 boys and girls basketball games.

Tickets will be on sale in the high school office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The Colts will play Tuesday against Moravian Academy at 7 p.m. at Tamaqua.

The Fillies will play Wednesday, also against Moravian Academy, at 6 p.m. at Blue Mountain.

Northern Lehigh

Northern Lehigh High School will hold ticket sales for its District 11 boys and girls basketball games.

Monday, February 28, 2011

TEAM LEGEND AND SCORING

1. Easton (E) 273.5, 2. Nazareth (Na) 231, 3. Parkland (Pa) 219, 4. Northampton (No) 214.5, 5. Liberty (L) 120, 6. Stroudsburg (S) 96, 7. Pocono Mountain East (PME) 90.5, 8. Blue Mountain (BM) 90, 9. East Stroudsburg South (ESS) 88.5, 10. Pleasant Valley (PV) 79.5, 11. Freedom (F) 72, 12. Southern Lehigh (SL) 66, 13. Pocono Mountain West (PMW) 56, 14. Dieruff (D) 49.5, 15. Pottsville (Po) 49, 16. Emmaus (E) 48.5, 17. Whitehall (W) 40, 18. Allen (A) 21, 19. Bangor (B) 20, 20. East Stroudsburg North (ESN) 14.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Monday, February 28, 2011

TEAM LEGEND AND SCORING

Monday, February 28, 2011
LINDA ROTHROCK/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Kelsey Hay leans back as she looks for a teammate and tries to avoid a double-team from Bethlehem Catholic's Caitlin Kessler (35) and Shannon Smith (right).

ALLENTOWN - At times it looked more like a prize fight, as Bethlehem Catholic and Palmerton both didn't want Saturday's District 11 Class 3A quarterfinal to be their final game of the season. It was also evident neither wanted to take the easy road to the next round.

Four Golden Hawks finished the afternoon on the bench after fouling out. Bomber co-captain Kelsey Hay also went to the sidelines with five fouls and 1:31 left in regulation and her team with a three-point lead.