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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
RON GOWER /TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Cole Christman (26) and Anthony Rossino (6) try to block Pocono Mountain East's Martin Dieppa from moving the ball downfield in soccer action yesterday in Lehighton.

For the Lehighton boys' soccer team, it was probably a tough task to get motivated for their second facing against Pocono Mountain East.

The first time that the two squads played each other, the Cardinals scored nine goal by halftime. That kind of defeat can do damage to the psyche of any team.

Last night, the two faced off again and the game went in favor of the Cardinals again by a 4-1score.

"The last time we played them, we were losing 9-0 at halftime," LHS head coach Dave Yob mentioned. "Today, I think we showed up with much better play against them."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Gwen Remaley of Lehighton puts her stick in front of ball, blocking an offensive move by a Pocono Mountain East player. Looking on is Remaley's teammate, Sage Trembula (11).

Lehighton and Northern Lehigh grabbed wins in field hockey on Tuesday afternoon.

In other action, Tamaqua grabbed a tennis win over Jim Thorpe.

FIELD HOCKEY

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Lehighton's Sage Terembula scored two goals and helped the Indians to a 3-1 win over MVC foe Pocono Mt. East.

Sarah Keer added the third goal for the locals late in the second half. She also had an assist.

Lehighton moves to 6-4-1 (4-1-1).

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Northern Lehigh put up double digit goals, as they Lady Bulldogs beat up on Wilson 11-1 in Colonial League play.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 28, 1940 Jackie Costello throws a pair of touchdown passes to help Tamaqua gain a 19-6 victory over Ashland. Costello hooks up with Bob McMichael from seven yards out for the Blue Raiders' first score and then connects with "Young Hogan" Fulmer on a nine-yard scoring strike later in the contest. McMichael also scores on defense, intercepting a pass and returning it 70 yards for a touchdown.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Andrew Hansen of Pleasant Valley sinks a putt during Monday's Mountain Valley Conference golf match.

Jim Thorpe and Northern Lehigh picked up soccer wins, while Lehighton, Pleasant Valley and Panther Valley were successful in girls volleyball on Monday.

BOYS SOCCER

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Corey Ligenza's hat trick led the Olympians to a 6-0 win over the Hilltoppers.

Ligenza scored two first half goals then added the final one with 12:35 left in the game.

Matt Rich added two goals and an assist and Caleb Heller had one goal and assist for Jim Thorpe. Kyle Lawrence also had an assist.

Justin Kaminski had 16 saves in goal for the Olympians.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
KELLY BOERNER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The West Penn Fire Company held their first annual Charity Golf Tournament recently at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. The tournament benefited the West Penn Fire Company and all its charitable endeavors. The winning team received a cash prize for their 6 under par and consisted of volunteers and firefighters. Pictured are, from left, Raymond Nunemacher, Assistant Chief; Kevin Mengel, tournament coordinator; Wilber Green and Jason Muffley.

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SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Tamaqua Alumni Soccer game will take place on Saturday Oct 1 at 11:30 when the Blue Raiders host Upper Dauphin in a Schuylkill League boys soccer game.

At halftime of the game, the Soccer Alumni Association will be inducting its second class into the Tamaqua Area Soccer Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 27, 1996 Karianne Kubin scores four goals to help Lehighton's field hockey team open Mountain Valley Conference play with a 5-1 victory over Nazareth. After the Blue Eagles gain a lead, Sara Schaeffer scores unassited to tie the game. Kubin breaks the deadlock with a goal in the first half, and adds three more in the second half. Alison Semanoff contributes an assist while Jocelyn Kirsch makes 10 saves for the Indians, coached by Sharon Elder.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MAHANOY CITY - It was a night of big plays for the Tamaqua Blue Raiders Monday evening at Alumni Stadium. The Raiders gutted the middle of the Bears defense multiple times and earned a big win for Coach Sam Bonner and Co., 25-18.

The Anthracite Football League contest which was postponed from Friday to Monday night due to rain was a battle from the start.

After both teams turned the ball over on downs on their opening drives, it was Mahanoy that struck first.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Murphy Bennett and her Indiana University of Pennsylvania reguby teammates open defense of last year league championship with two convincing wins to start the 2011 season.

IUP defeated California University of Pa., 63-0 and routed Juniata College, 91-0.

A year ago, IUP finished 23rd in the nation in women's club rugby.

Bennet is the daughter of Rick and Debby Bennett and was Tamaqua's female scholar athlete her senior season. She is majoring in Deaf Education and has made the Dean's list all six semesters.

Monday, September 26, 2011
rich george/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Alex Vignone runs away from a Saucon Valley defender.

Palmerton had trouble finding it's offense.

Saucon Valley didn't have much offense either, but the Panthers found just enough to spoil the Blue Bombers' Homecoming Game by winning their first game of the season, 21-0, on Saturday afternoon.

"We didn't come out to play," said Palmerton head coach Chris Walkowiak. Give Saucon Valley credit. They took it to us from the start. We had a very slow start and from there it was all downhill."