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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)


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 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


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.


Monday, February 28, 2011


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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 1964 Jim Thorpe closes the regular season on a winning note, rallying for a 69-52 victory over Pocono Mountain. Ronnie Hydro leads the way for the Olympians, coached by Tony Romano, with a game-high 26 points. The winners, who fell behind 10-2 in the contest, also receive 17 points from Jack Kmetz. Thorpe also gets seven points from both Ronnie Miller and Billy Rhodes.

Monday, February 28, 2011
Nancy Scholz/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Dane DeWire of Tamaqua does a back dive earning 29.60 points for his first attempt at the District 11 Class aA Championships. DeWire went on to win the gold medal.

EMMAUS - For the last three years, Dane DeWire waited his turn at the District 11 Class AA Diving Championship.

After taking one step onto the medal stand last season with a bronze medal, the Tamaqua senior finally earned the right to take two steps to the top of the medal stand by winning his first-ever district gold medal on Saturday.

DeWire also earned the golden opportunity to extend his highly decorated final high school campaign a the PIAA State Diving Championship on March 17th.