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Saturday, January 12, 2013
rich George/special to the times news Palmerton's Logan Lesher (left) glides around Wilson's Mike Chorazak to get off a shot.

Northwestern and Palmerton scored wins in Colonial League basketball on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

N'western-Salisbury

The Lady Tigers stayed unbeaten by keeping the Falcons (5-6, 3-5) from finding the basket early on for a 41-30 win.

Salisbury had just two points in the third period. Meagan Eripret led the Falcons with 13 points, but the Tigers had a balanced attack with 12 points from Sara Jones and nine apiece from Sabrina Mertz and Trista Cunningham.

NORTHWESTERN

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Danielle Backer battles Christine Streisel (15), Paige Demetriades (5) and Amanda Solt of Tamaqua for a loose ball.

If only the second half of last night's basketball game between the ladies of Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe counted, Tamaqua would have edged JT by a single point.

Since the first half must be added to the second half score, the Lady Raiders' victory was a lot easier as they rolled to a 49-25 Schuylkill League victory.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Northern Lehigh's Matt Egan topped his previous career high in points on Friday night and he did it before the first quarter ended.

It was that kind of night for Egan and the Bulldogs.

Egan came out on fire and never cooled off as Northern Lehigh rolled to an 88-75 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame.

Egan, who finished with 26 points, was one of five Bulldog players in double figures.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12, 1982 Mike Kmetz scores a team-high 13 points and Marian pulls away from Weatherly down the stretch to gain a 63-46 victory. The Colts, coached by Bernie Forgotch, lead by just six points early in the fourth quarter before going on a 15-4 run to end the game. Steve Agosti contributes 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners while Tom McGinley and Larry Grega also finish with 11 points. The Wreckers receive a game-high 20 points from Ron Novack.

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Slow start haunts NW again

For the Northwestern Lehigh boys basketball team, spotting teams early game leads has been a recurring problem throughout the season.

And during Friday night's Colonial League matchup against Salisbury (8-5 overall; 5-3 in Colonial League) at Northwestern Lehigh High School, the Tigers (4-10 overall; 2-6 in Colonial League) once again struggled early after the opening tip.

Saturday, January 12, 2013
A light coating of snow is not enough to keep this beagle from sniffing out a hot trail during a winter rabbit hunt.

With this being the final day of the statewide flintlock muzzleloader and late archery deer seasons, some hunters are already looking ahead to the opening of spring gobbler season, Saturday, April 27.

There is no reason to rush the arrival of the final major season of the 2012-13 license year, as hunting still has weeks remaining this winter. For those with the proper tags, deer hunting continues in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D until Saturday, Jan. 26, and small game hunting for several species are in season until Saturday, Feb. 23.

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Fillies can't slow Miners

Last night in Hometown, Minersville's Sarah Walasavage took the term "senior leadership" to a whole new level.

Walasavage, the only senior on the Battlin' Miners roster, scored a career-high 30 points to lead Minersville to a 59-51 Schuylkill League victory over Marian.

The Fillies (8-2, 5-1) entered the contest giving up just 32.78 points per game, but Walasavage ripped Marian for 30 points and nine rebounds, while shooting a remarkable 83-percent from the floor (15-for-18).

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Schuylkill County Football Coaches' Association All-Star teams were announced recently with plenty of local flavor on all of the teams named.

Friday, January 11, 2013
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Zach Wargula (right) is fouled by Jim Thorpe's Khadir Lindsey on a drive to the basket.

For three quarters, Tamaqua's Tyler Krell was relatively silent.

In the fourth quarter, Krell was a one-man sound explosion.

Thanks to Krell's late-game heroics, Tamaqua was able to hold off Jim Thorpe, 53-48, in a Schuylkill boys basketball game on Thursday.

"Tyler was the difference tonight," said Tamaqua coach Cas Kosciolek. "He got some critical rebounds and made some huge shots when we need them."

Krell exploded for nine points and seven rebounds in the final period, allowing him to finish the game with a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds).

Friday, January 11, 2013

Marian routed Minersville in boys basketball and Tamaqua swept Mt. Carmel in swimming to highlight Thursday scholastic sports action.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marian-Minersville

Marian picked up a big Schuylkill League win over Minersville, 61-33.

Ryan Karnish had a stellar performance, scoring a game-high 31 points and hitting seven three-pointers in the contest. Alden Whah chipped in 16 points and 22 rebounds for the Colts.

With the win, Marian moves to 9-3 on the season.

Minersville won the JV game, 37-33.

MARIAN