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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11, 1998 Chris Siracuse and Tony Jordan both rush for over 100 yards and Palmerton's defense forces five turnovers in posting a 33-20 Colonial League win over Saucon Valley. Siracuse finishes the contest with 190 yards on 15 carries, including touchdown runs of 85 and 45 yards. Jordan gains 105 yards on just seven attempts - one of them a 43-yard TD scamper. The Blue Bombers, coached by Manny Guedes, also receive two scoring runs from Kyle Versuk. On defense, Jordan, Craig Steigerwalt and Jason Northington each record an interception.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Northern Lehigh School Board, on a 7-0 vote on Monday, with directors Mathias Green and Lauren Ganser absent, approved the following cocurricular appointments for the 2013-14 school year:

- Mark Hoffman, assistant softball coach, $2,990

- Katrina Wehr, assistant track coach, $2,990

The board, by the same margin, also approved the following cocurricular volunteers for the 2013-14 school year:

- Alex Haberern, assistant boy's soccer

- Aaron Harding, assistant boy's soccer

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Northwestern picked up wins in girls soccer and golf, while Jim Thorpe tennis, Palmerton field hockey and Tamaqua volleyball also earned wins in local scholastic action last night.

BOYS SOCCER

Northern Lehigh-Southern Lehigh

Southern Lehigh blanked Northern Lehigh for a 4-0 Colonial League win.

Will Demmel led the Spartans with two goals, while Nick Loew and Alex Sabram added single scores.

Matt Dicker finished with two assists for SL, while Logan Koch and Dan Fulmer were credited with one a piece.

The Bulldogs' Nate Rex finished with 19 saves.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
nancy scholz/special to the times news Northwestern's Abigail Monks (34) passes the ball as teammate Nicole Generose looks on.

The Northwestern girls' volleyball program may still be in the infancy stage as it is entering only its second season of existence this fall.

On Monday night, they performed like a team that had been playing for decades.

The Lady Tigers welcomed Jim Thorpe for a non-league match-up where Northwestern came out on top 3-2 in a competitive, back-and-forth battle.

"We played really well and I feel that this was an important win for us to get," said Northwestern head coach Amilee Schillinger.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Cat Condly (17) prepares to take a shot on goal as Tamaqua's Lynn Kistler defends.

Write this one down in the record books for Jim Thorpe as its girls' soccer team defeated Tamaqua, 4-0, on Monday for its first win ever over the Lady Raiders.

"Motivation was not a problem for this game," said Jim Thorpe coach Tom Condly. "We have a lot of respect for the Tamaqua program. They have gotten the best of us for the past six years, but our girls really felt that they could finally get one from them and they gave an outstanding effort."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 10, 1971 Gary Grant scores a pair of touchdowns, one on the ground and the other through the air, to help Marian pull away for a 34-14 victory over West Hazleton. Grant reaches the end zone on a 31-yard scamper and hauls in a 24-yard scoring pass from Thad Kosciolek. The Colts, coached by Joe Leonzi, also receive a 41-yard TD toss from Terry McElmoyle to Jack Bargilione and a seven-yard scoring run from Kosciolek. Marian's special teams also contribute as Rick Colancecco blocks a punt and Tom Bydlon recovers it in the end zone for a TD.

Monday, September 9, 2013
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Keegan Coffield (left) gets his foot on the ball as Northern Lehigh's Dan Fine (21) and the Togers' Brandon Herb (11) move in. Northwestern went on to win the contest by a 6-0 score.

Northwestern, Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe came away with boys soccer wins against area rivals over the weekend.

BOYS SOCCER

Northwestern-No. Lehigh

The Tigers scored three goals in each half of play, as they handed Northern Lehigh a 6-0 loss in Colonial League action.

Leigham Breckenridge, Matthew Strickland, Keegan Coffield, Brandon Herb, Brandon Ettl, and Daniel Hallingstad all scored a goal for Northwestern, who outshot the Bulldogs 17-3 in the game.

Nolehi's Nate Rex had 11 saves in goal.

Tamaqua-Palmerton

Monday, September 9, 2013

STATE COLLEGE It took Penn State true freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg a little time to get heated up on Saturday.

The Penn State coaching staff, fans, and players were visibly frustrated with the Nittany Lions inability to get things going offensively early on, and they had good reason to be.

Monday, September 9, 2013

On a perfect morning for a soccer match, Jim Thorpe handled business at home against Lehighton with a 4-0 shut out win.

The Lady Olympians were aggressive early as they scored three goals in the first half. Rebecca Cressman had two of them and Ilse Hassler added one of her own.

"I thought that we came out strong," said Jim Thorpe head coach Tom Condly. "We scored in the first couple of minutes of the game. That's what our mission was. Most of the goals were assisted, so I thought we moved the ball well."

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9, 1961 Bill Lindermuth scores a pair of touchdowns and Lehighton's defense forces six turnovers in posting a 26-0 victory over Jim Thorpe. Lindermuth reaches the end zone on a one-yard run and a 31-yard pass from Larry Stout. The Indians' quarterback also tosses a 55-yard scoring strike to Mike Novatnack. The winners, coached by Tom Faulkner, add a 22-yard TD run from Paul Keiser. Walt Fisher contributes a pair of interceptions on defense to help the Tribe record the shutout.