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Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 1977 Wayne Schickram carries 15 times for 211 yards and two touchdowns to help Tamaqua roll to a 33-0 win over Blue Mountain. Schickram breaks free for a 92-yard scoring run in the third quarter and also reaches the end zone from three yards out. Joe Seigenfuse catches an eight-yard TD pass from Roy Fredericks and also scores on a six-yard run. The Blue Raiders, coached by Walt Ligenza, also receive a two-yard touchdown run from Len Zukus.

Monday, October 15, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Ty Green moves in towards the ball as Lehighton's Anthony rossino defends.

Lehighton defeated Palmerton on Saturday to close its boys soccer season on a winning note.

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Anthony Rosino scored a pair of goals and assisted on another as Lehighton posted a 3-1 non-league victory over Palmerton.

James Farano also scored for the Indians, who finished their season with a 7-11 overall record.

Austin Shupp scored the only goal for Palmerton (6-11).

Geoff Ebbert had seven saves in the Lehighton goal. Rich Roselli made nine saves for the Bombers.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

ALLENTOWN – For the past seven years, the William Allen football program has been a punching bag in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

So this past season, the Canaries (along with Dieruff), sought refuge in the Mountain Valley Conference.

The move not only gave the Canaries a chance to compete and believe in themselves, it also provided Allen an opportunity to attempt to rebuild its much maligned football program.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pleasant Valley coach Mark Allison knew coming into the season that there would be somewhat of a learning curve for his team, which had no seniors and was laden with sophomores throughout their roster. He had the same feeling coming into the District 11 Doubles Tournament, knowing that he was sending two of his sophomores Madison Olexson and Kara Urland into battle against teams that would be more experienced.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

MAHANOY CITY - For football teams who have game after game success, winning never gets old.

For Jim Thorpe last night, winning became something new.

Earning its first victory of the season in dominating fashion, the Olympians defeated Mahanoy Area, 41-12.

Perhaps it was the song, "Don't Stop Believing," played by the Olympian marching band before the game started or it was just about time for Jim Thorpe to put it all together to win a game.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Flexer Photography/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Dalton Nunemacher breaks looks for one of his three touchdowns in a 27-6 win over Schuylkill Haven.

Coming off last week's big win at North Schuylkill, Tamaqua head coach Sam Bonner's major job this week was to make sure the Blue Raiders didn't have a letdown.

Dalton Nunemacher answered the question when he fielded the first Schuylkill Haven punt and raced 41 yards into the end zone for a touchdown.

The Blue Raiders never looked back and rolled to a 27-6 victory over the Hurricanes for their seventh straight win without a loss this season, before a big crowd at TAHS Stadium.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Having an experienced senior class is vital to the success of any football program and Marian coach Stan Dakosty agrees.

The Colts showed yet again that they could very well boast the best defense in the Anthracite League with another dominant performance last night. This Friday night it was Minersville that fell victim to the swarming Colts defense as they could only muster 107 yards of total offense. Marian shut the Miners down in every facet of the game en-route to a 27-0 AFL victory to stay one game behind rival Tamaqua in the AFL standings.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Time to tell you about a workout supplement that worked too well. Again.

October is when serious cyclists get serious in the weight room, but last October I was feeling so beat up and weak that I couldn't imagine lifting with any intensity.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

BANGOR - With Phil Vass in the backfield, Bangor doesn't need a short field to score.

But the Slaters got the benefit of good field position on four of the first five drives and took advantage of it, jumping out to a quick 26-0 lead on their way to a 47-12 mercy rule win over Palmerton.

The Bombers committed three turnovers in the first quarter. Each led to a Bangor touchdown as Vass ran for three scores in the first period and four in the game.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Ardian Komoni (left) and Dominick Ammirato double-team East Stroudsburg South's Coddy torino as they block during an offensive drive on Friday night.

There were a lot of ups-and-downs for the Pleasant Valley football team in its game with East Stroudsburg South on Friday night.

Fortunately for the Bears, they ended the game with three big 'ups' and came out on top of the Cavaliers.

On a night when Pleasant Valley let three potential touchdowns slip through its fingers, the Bears still clung to a four-point lead early in the fourth with South driving. It was then that a string of three plays helped propel the locals to the 21-10 Mountain Valley Conference victory.