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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Deanna Focht spikes the ball over the net while Jim Thorpe's Alex Ventrella attempts a block during volleyball action Tuesday.

Northern Lehigh gained wins in field hockey and boys soccer, while its girls cross country team went 3-1 in a Colonial League meet.

Tamaqua had victories in both tennis and girls soccer, while three TIMES NEWS volleyball teams (Pleasant Valley, Panther Valley, Marian) also posted wins.


Salisbury-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh made quick work of Salisbury, as the Bulldogs rolled to an 8-0 Colonial League win.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Senior Sport Standout: Fegley

Senior Sport Standout


PLAYER - Jake Fegley

SCHOOL - Tamaqua

Highlight package ... Fegley is in his third year as a starter for Tamaqua. The senior midfielder saw limited action as a freshman. He has tallied three goals and four assists for the Blue Raiders. Fegley helped lift the Blue Raiders to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals two weeks ago when he scored with 6:36 left in overtime.

Favorite sports teams ... Penn State and Duke

Favorite athlete ... Chris Paul, of New Orleans Hornets

Favorite subject in school ... Anatomy

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 5, 1984 John Hadesty throws a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to help lead Tamaqua to a 13-8 victory over North Schuylkill. Hadesty breaks a scoreless tie in the final quarter by tossing a 45-yard TD strike to Tom Slover. After the Spartans come back and take a lead with under two minutes to play, the Raiders' QB drives his team 80 yards for the winning score - a 34-yard touchdown pass to Mark Oswald. Tamaqua, coached by Tom Bonner, also receives 94 yards rushing from Glenn Comisac.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Senior profile: Lawrence



Kristin Lawrence, Jim Thorpe

Highlight Package - Ranks fourth in the Schuylkill League, currently with points at 32 total, as she has amassed 12 goals and eight assists so far. She plays forward and midfield for the Lady Olympians and, as a perfectionist, takes her role as a vocal leader on the field.

Favorite Sports Team - Penn State University

Favorite Athlete - Mia Hamm

Favorite Sports Movie - Bend It Like Beckham

Favorite Subject in School - Gym

Favorite Song - "All the Above" by Maino

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Marian's Mike Gottstein sharpened up his golf game by spending last year at the Junior Palyers Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.

Once he found about it, Mike Gottstein had to give it a try.

Instead of solely studying the general subjects at Marian, Gottstein decided to learn more about golf as well.

After taking a week of summer golf lessons at Hilton Head, South Carolina in 2010, Gottstein opted to try and further his knowledge in the sport at the Junior Players Golf Academy there at the same time.

Two things pushed Gottstein to take the initiative to attemd the full-time academy for a school year.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 4, 1952 Tony Mezza earns his 100th win at Nesquehoning as Joe Fauzio scores a pair of touchdowns and throws for another in a 30-0 shutout of Blythe Township. The Nesquers grab a lead when Don Macenka blocks a punt and Billy Morgans returns it for a touchdown. Fauzio then connects with Paul Ruzicka on an eight-yard scoring toss before adding two one-yard TD plunges. The winners conclude their scoring when Tommy Kanouse's interception eventually leads to his seven-yard TD run.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Corey Ligenza (9) battles North Schuylkill's Stefan Smith for possession during Monday's Schuylkill League match. The Spartans won by a 2-1 score.

Northwestern picked up a soccer win over archrival Northern Lehigh, while Palmerton slipped past Catasauqua in field hockey on Monday afternoon.

In other action, Jim Thorpe and Pleasant Valley picked up volleyball victories.


No. Lehigh-Northwestern

The Tigers walked off the field with a 1-0 Colonial League victory over the Bulldogs.

The Tigers' Drew Eichelberger tallied the game's lone goal with 17:19 left in the game. Jeremy Ettl was credited with the assist on Eichelberger's score.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Marian's Mike Gottstein sinks a putt during Monday's District 11 qualifier at Schuylkill Country Club. Gottstein fired a round of 81 to join four other TIMES NEWS Area golfers that will play in Monday's District 11 Championship at Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton.

ORWIGSBURG - Less than perfect weather conditions Monday morning didn't stop area golfers from trying to qualify for the 2011 District 11 Golf Tournament. Marian, Northwestern, Tamaqua, and Pleasant Valley all had golfers make it to the qualifying event that was held at the Schuylkill County Country Club.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Northern Lehigh, Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua picked up boys soccer wins over the weekend, while the Olympian girls also finished on the winning side.


N'western-Moravian Aca.

The Lady Tigers battled the Lady Lions to a one-all score at the end of regulation, before Moravian Academy's Natalie Drelles scored the game winner in overtime for the 2-1 victory.

Northwestern tied the game up in the second half off a goal from Katelyn Freeman, who was fed an assist by Sara Jones, in the losing effort.

Monday, October 3, 2011

October 3, 1942 Alex Ferretti and George Boyle both score a pair of touchdowns to lead Lansford to a 26-0 victory over West Hazleton. Boyle opens the scoring with a one-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Before the half ends, an interception by Paul Yanchura sets up Ferretti's short TD run. Ferretti reaches the end zone again, this time from two yards out, in the fourth quarter while a fumble recovery by "Gummy" Stianchi later in the frame results in Boyle's two-yard tally.