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Friday, October 19, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Northwestern's Sarah Jones (15) controls the ball in heavy traffic as she finds herself surrounded by Saucon Valley players.

ALLENTOWN Helen Ross knew what she was getting herself into in Thursday night's Colonial League Girls' Soccer Championship.

The Saucon Valley goalkeeper had already faced the brunt of the Northwestern Tigers' offensive attack once before this season. At that time, Ross and her Panthers had to walk away with what turned out to be their lone league loss.

Friday, October 19, 2012
times news filephoto/bob ford Pleasant Valley's Abby Roselli gets set to receive a pass.

EAST STROUDSBURG – Although the Pleasant Valley field hockey team had the tough task of taking on a two-loss Stroudsburg team in the Mountain Valley Conference championship on Thursday, the Bears knew that the Mounties could be beaten.

Pleasant Valley knew that because it had just beaten Stroudsburg 3-2 last week.

However, the Bears couldn't make it two in a row over the top-seeded Mounties, as Stroudsburg held on for the 2-1 victory and made it back-to-back championships for the program.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Marian and Pleasant Valley volleyball teams both capped undefeated regular seasons on Thursday.

VOLLEYBALL

Marian-Shenandoah

Marian swept Shenandoah in Schuylkill League action, 25-21, 25-7, 25-20.

With the win, the Division 4 champion Fillies move to 14-0 and finish the regular season undefeated. They will play Division 1 champ Pottsville on Wednesday at Martz Hall at 5:30 in the league semifinals.

Friday, October 19, 2012

You would think that finishing with a 13-2 in last week's Grid Picks,I'd be happy.

Well, I am sort of. When three of the guys ahead of you also have 13-2 weeks, it doesn't give you a chance to move up the ladder. That's exactly what happened.

The only two games I missed on was the Lehighton at Allen game, where I picked the Indians, and the Emmaus at Liberty contest, where we all were wrong picking Liberty.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Jim Thorpe fall baseball team undefeated

The Jim Thorpe 7-8 year-old Fall Baseball team recently completed a perfect 9-0 season. Members of the undefeated squad include, front row from left, Leah Snisky, Skyler Searfoss, Jordan Remmel, Colin Shedaker, Tanner Yurchak, Garrett Lienhard, Chip Balldassano; middle row, Tyler Adamantis, Kyle Huff, James Chimenti, Adam Romanchick, Colby McHugh, Damien Richenbacher, Luis Rodriguez, Evan Murphy; back row, Manager Daniel Chimenti, assistant coaches, Tom Lienhard and Neil Yurchak.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Northwestern and Lehighton posted volleyball victories on Wednesday.

VOLLEYBALL

Northwestern-Pius X

Northwestern defeated Pius X, 25-19, 25-19, 25-11 in a non-league game.

Trista Cunningham had a big game for the Tigers with nine kills, two blocks, and five aces. Jenny Von Holt added seven kills and four aces; Mackenzie Hart chipped in 12 assists and two aces; and Sara Hufnagle had 11 assists and two aces.

Pius X defeated Northwestern 13-25, 25-17, 15-8 in the JV match.

Lehighton-Hazleton

Thursday, October 18, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Northwestern's Haley Yost was third overall in the Colonial League girls meet.

CENTER VALLEY – The Northwestern girls cross country team had three goals coming into the season.

The Tigers accomplished one by completing an undefeated season last week, and even without their top runner in peak condition, they weren't about to be denied checking the second objective off their list.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18, 1941 Steve Delpero scores a pair of touchdowns and Lansford's defense forces five turnovers in gaining a 25-0 win over West Hazleton. Delpero opens the scoring with a one-yard plunge and adds the final TD with a 21-yard run. Paul Yanchura also scores from a yard out, while Jim Vugrin accounts for the team's other touchdown with an interception return. The Panthers, coached by Ken Millen, outgain their opponent 227-60.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shenandoah Valley at Marian

WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Shenandoah Valley 5-2 (4-2 Anthracite Football League); Marian 6-1 (4-1 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Shenandoah Valley def. Panther Valley 56-26; Marian def. Minersville 27-0

SHENANDOAH'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Chris Palubinsky (86-152-1,327-11TD pass**, 90-492-5TD rush**), WR Nick Merva (23-384-6TD rec**)

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Jonathon Condly placed sixth at the Schuylkill League cross country meet.

On a day with Chamber of Commerce Weather, Pottsville's Paige Stoner made the most of the Schuykill League Cross Country Championships by scoring her third consecitive victory. Stoner won the race over North Schuylkill's Abby Warner by more than two minutes.

Jim Thorpe's Courtney Capper was the top local runner, coming in seventh overall. Capper improved from her 19th place finish a year ago and she credited her teammates for her success.

"I listened to my teammates to push on the hill," Capper said. "I've been practicing with the boys and it really paid off."