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Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24, 1987 Jim Thorpe's defense forces four turnovers and records a shutout in gaining a 13-0 victory over Cardinal Brennan. The Olympians, coached by Art Guth, receive interceptions from Tom Mase and Tom Lienhard and fumble recoveries from Mase and Sam Bonner. Thorpe's defensive line, led by Wally Augustine and Paul Sibbach, limit the Chargers to 93 yards rushing. The offense scores a pair of touchdowns one on a 62-yard run by Al Bayard and the other on a 51-yard run by Alan Guth.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Four TIMES NEWS area teams have qualified for the upcoming District 11 Field Hockey playoffs.

Three teams in Class AA Lehighton, Northern Lehigh and Northwestern have made the field while one from Class AAA Pleasant Valley will also be competing in the postseason.

In AA, Northwestern earned the No. 3 seed and will face Colonial League rival Northern Lehigh, seeded sixth, on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Panther Valley prepped for postseason play with a volleyball win over Hailfax on Saturday

VOLLEYBALL

Panther Vy-Halifax

Panther Valley closed out regular season play with a 25-18, 25-21, 25-23, Schuylkill League sweep of Halifax.

The Panthers got outstanding babalance along their front line as Amy Yusella had 11 kills and Deanna Focht and Chrissy Micholik added eight kills apiece. Leading the way at the service line for PV were Kristyn Gates (12 points) and Jacinda Ruzicka (11 points).

Monday, October 24, 2011
Jim Thorpe's Khaaliq Lynch (19) runs with the ball after catching a pass in the second quarter against Schuylkill Haven. Coming toward him is the Hurricane's Brandon Cooper (40).

Apparently the message got through loud and clear to Jim Thorpe's P.J. Johnson.

It was midway through the first quarter, Jim Thorpe's offense was sputtering like a Model T with bad plugs, when one of the coaches screamed at Johnson, "Make something happen."

He did.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

HARRISBURG According to Pennsylvania Game Commission wild turkey biologist Mary Jo Casalena, hunters are expected to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the fall turkey season, which opens Saturday, Oct. 29.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee has scheduled another hearing on legislation that would transfer authority over Sunday hunting from the legislature to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. in Room 140 of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

SWIFTWATER – On a night where Josh Agosto became Lehighton's all-time leading passer, it would be his legs that would pull out the victory for the Indians.

After blowing a 31-point lead to Pocono Mountain West in roughly nine minutes, it was up to the Lehighton offense to put together one last drive to preserve the win. That drive consisted of one player and one player only. Quarterback Josh Agosto.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
BOB FORD TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Dalton Nunemacher (26) leaps over teammate Jared Muffley as the Panthers' Anthony Staivecki (63), Richie Smith (31) and Mike Weaver (10) try to make the tackle.

Tamaqua senior running back Jarred Muffley had all eyes set on going over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season on Friday night when the Blue Raiders traveled to Panther Valley. So it was no surprise that he started on the venture right from the start.

Muffley scored the first of his four touchdowns on the night on the first offensive play of the game and the Blue Raiders never looked back in handing the Panthers a 39-6 setback in Anthracite Football League action.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 22, 1965 Lehighton pulls out a 7-6 Lehigh Valley League win over Emmaus to snap an 11-game losing streak against the Green Hornets. The Indians, coached by Mike Ebbert, score their only points in the second quarter. Jerry Serfass recovers an Emmaus fumble at the one-yard line and Den Novatnack follows with a TD plunge. John Woginrich blasts off right tackle for the extra point. The Hornets score in the fourth quarter but fail on the conversion. Another Emmaus threat ends when Ron Kunkle recovers another fumble.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

EAST STROUDSBURG - Pleasant Valley forced East Stroudsburg South into three-and-outs on three of its four offensive series in the first half.

After taking a slim one-point lead into half, the Bears couldn't find an answer to repeat the same kind of defensive performance in the final 24 minutes of play.

After Senior Night festivities came to a conclusion at the "Purple Pit," the Cavaliers' Marquis Harp single-handedly guided his team to a 37-14 Mountain Valley Conference victory.