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Monday, September 23, 2013
Marian beats C-E for first win

A stout defense and an explosive offense propelled Marian to a 28-13 non-league win over visiting Conwell-Egan Catholic Saturday afternoon.

The win puts the Colts (1-3) back on track after getting off to a slow start to begin the season.

"We were physical and we made plays today," said Marian coach Stan Dakosty. "In our first three games of the season, I though we left too many plays on the field.

"We were really physical and controlled the line of scrimmage today. Our kids just battled and I'm really proud of them."

Monday, September 23, 2013

STATE COLLEGE It wasn't the best of days for a Penn State football game with the way Mother Nature raised havoc with a storm in Happy Valley Saturday.

A steady downpour ruined any intentions Nittany Lion head coach Bill O'Brien and freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg had of carrying out a successful air attack against non-conference foe Kent State.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Marian has changed its start time for today's football game against Conwell-Egan.

Kickoff was scheduled for 5 p.m. but has been moved up to noon. Thunderstorms are forecast for late afternoon into the evening.

Conwell-Egan is a member of the Philadelphia Catholic League.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

For a while, it seemed like both Northwestern and Southern Lehigh were trying to give the other team a victory, but in the end, the Spartans came away with a 13-7 win over Northwestern.

"It was one of those where you're going to watch the film and say, 'how in the heck did we lose this football game,' but the penalties and the turnovers always come back to hurt you," said Northwestern coach Josh Snyder.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21, 1968 Duke Lilly finishes with six touchdowns and Gary Van Norman throws for 336 yards and five scores as Slatington rolls to a 64-6 victory over East Stroudsburg. Four of Van Norman's five TD tosses go to Lilly, who also adds scoring runs of 70 and three yards. Van Norman reaches the end zone on a pair of scoring runs, from one yard and 22 yards. The Bulldogs, coached by Jack Cassebaum, total 607 yards of offense in the rout. Other scores come from Glenn Parry and James Schuler.

Saturday, September 21, 2013
RICH GEORGE/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Dominic Shivone (81) tries to get around the defense of Saucon Valley's Justin Propsner during Friday night's Colonial League contest. The Panthers rolled to a 49-6 win.

Palmerton head coach Chris Walkowiak isn't one to look for excuses.

And with the number of starters standing on the sideline watching Saucon Valley put on a clinic en route to a 49-6 win over the Bombers, he didn't blame it on injuries.

"I'm disappointed about the game tonight, Walkowiak said afterwards. "The score isn't indicative of the team we have or how we are capable of playing.

"Not taking anything away from Saucon Valley, they handled us well and deserved to win. But I know we have more in us that our performance showed."

Saturday, September 21, 2013
A young bull elk makes its way through the forest near the Elk County Visitor Center near Benezette.

BENEZETTE Viewing the brilliant colors produced by fall foliage and hearing the piercing shrill of a bull elk bugling brings thousands of visitors each year to Pennsylvania's elk range.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

"Three headed monster," "The big three," and "The three musketeers" all might be cliche´ nicknames when describing three athletes on the same team that perform well together. However, with the way Jim Thorpe's Ryan Saunders, Deonte St. Hill, and Robbie Heller played on Friday night, there's nothing wrong with calling them any of those three nicknames. That's because they definitely did the work on the football field to deserve it.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Week four of Penn State's football season welcomes the Kent State Golden Flashes to Beaver Stadium (BIG 10 Network, 3:30 p.m. ET).

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pleasant Valley cruised to an easy volleyball victory on Friday.

FIELD HOCKEY

Palmerton-Wilson

Three different players scored as Palmerton blanked Wilson for a 3-0 Colonial League victory.

Kaelyn Englert, Trisha Billig and Stephanie Brinker all scored for the Bombers.

Maddy Mummy was credited with an assist on Englert's goal.

Northwestern-Salisbury

Northwestern cruised to a 5-2 Colonial League win over Salisbury.

Paige Horner led the Tigers with a goal and two assists, while Morgan Brittany added two goals.