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Thursday, October 27, 2011

October 27, 2006 Marian rallies from a halftime deficit to hand Jim Thorpe a 21-14 Anthracite League defeat. The Colts trail 14-6 at the break, but an Adam Agosti eight-yard touchdown run coupled with an Agosti pass to Brad Petrisch on the conversion ties the game. After an Olympians fumble in the fourth quarter, recovered by Josh Butala, Agosti connects with Kevin McNavage for a go-ahead 39-yard scoring strike with 2:09 to play.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
bob ford/times news Marian's Abby O'Donnell (27) goes up at the net against Tri-Valley as teammate Sophia Myers (28) moves in from behind.

POTTSVILLE – They said one team didn't have enough experience on the court to be there.

They said another team didn't have enough wins in the league to be there.

But Marian and Panther Valley both found their way to Martz Hall last night as Division Champions to compete in the Schuylkill League Tournament.

However, it was the one team that no one seemed to be talking about that proved it deserved to be there all along.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Emmaus eliminates Bears

Both Pleasant Valley coach Chris Pachuta and his counterpart at Emmaus John Cari agree that the gap has closed between the top soccer teams in the Mountain Valley Conference and those in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

The Bears put up a strong battle against the fourth-seeded Hornets, who went unbeaten in the LVC during the regular season. But Emmaus found the back of the net once in each half and kept the 13th seeded Bears off the board in recording a 2-0 win on the turf at Emmaus' Memorial Field.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Agosto does it all for Indians

The Eagles have Mike Vick, Baylor has Robert Griffin III, and the Lehighton Indians (3-5, 1-4 MVC) have Josh Agosto. The Lehighton quarterback certainly isn't on the the level of Griffin or Vick, but to the Indians he is just as important.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Catasauqua at Northern Lehigh

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Catasauqua 6-2 (6-2 Colonial League); Northern Lehigh 7-1 (7-1 Colonial League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Catasauqua def. Palmerton 35-0; Northern Lehigh def. Bangor 20-7

CATASAUQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Jake Bloszinsky (5-10-88-3 TDs pass), RB Sa'Quon Burton (2-49-TD rec, 1-1-36-TD pass), WR Vinny Pellechia (2 TDs rec)

NORTHERN LEHIGH'S IMPACT PLAYERS: DL Kyle Greenawald, LB Kirk Bender, DL Caleb Johnson, LB Dalton Johnson, DB David Getz, DE Nick Valentini, LB Kyle Schomp, LB Dratyon Budhoo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Every year since 1961, Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain East have met and competed for the right to hoist the Old Oaken Bucket.

The winner gets to keep the Bucket for a year. The loser is left pondering of ways to steal it.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
ron gower/times news Rachel Wagner (8) of Northern Lehigh is boxed in by Northwestern's Caileigh Landigran (3) and Samantha Partington (1). In background is Norlehi's Morgan Farber (34).

Northern Lehigh head coach Jess Frew knew her team's game against Northwestern could wind up being decided in overtime as a matter of fact, she expected it.

So much so that she spent a good portion of practice on Tuesday preparing her Bulldogs for it.

Frew based her feelings on the fact that the regular season contest between the Colonial League rivals went to overtime earlier this month.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Northwestern Lehigh's Cole Miller walks towards the green during Tuesday's final round of the PIAA Golf Championships at York's Heritage Hills Golf Course. Miller, who shot a first round score of 83, rebounded with a better effort in the second rount for a 77. His two-day total of 160 was good enough to tie him for 38th place. NANCY SCHOLZ /SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Cole Miller possesses a lot of skills and traits that make him a great golfer. One of them is a short memory.

The Northwestern sophomore and District 11 champ forgot about the first-round 83 he shot Monday at the PIAA Championship Tournament by rebounding with a 77 on Tuesday. He tied for 38th place with a 36-hole total of 160.

The key to Tuesday's round was letting go of Monday's bad memories.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

RAVINE The atmosphere Tuesday night resembled that of a District 11 football game. The fans were routy, the players fought hard, the coaches were animated, but when the dust settled it was Pine Grove that edged Northwestern in the first round of District 11 AA soccer play 3-2.

The game featured a lot of exciting goals, pair that with a little controversy and you have all the makings for a good ole' fashioned soccer dog fight.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

GREEN POND - Even though it seemed like it was on the defensive side more than on offense, the Tamaqua soccer team was never out of contention in Tuesday's District 11 2A first round game against host Notre Dame of Green Pond.

After a scoreless first half thanks to a brilliant defense, Tamaqua saw the Crusaders come from behind for a 2-1 win, ending the Blue Raiders' season.

The Crusaders will now travel to Colonial League rival Saucon Valley, a team it lost to by a 3-1 score during the regular season, on Thursday for a quarterfinal matchup.