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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Jim Thorpe girls basketball team and the Northwestern wrestling team both posted victories on Wednesday.


Weatherly-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe used a big first half to run away with a 60-35 non-league victory over Weatherly.

Celeste Robinson scored 16 of her game-high 28 points in the first quarter to lead the Olympians. Chelsea Smelas added 13 points for the Thorpe.

Alicia Panzarella went off in the fourth quarter to score all of her team-high 11 points for Weatherly.

Jim Thorpe moves to 2-0 on the season. Weatherly drops to 1-2.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 1998 Tony Jordan's offensive rebound and putback as time expires lifts Palmerton to a 41-39 Colonial League win over Wilson. The Blue Bombers, coached by Todd Gombos, trail by two points before Matt Beck ties the game with an inside bucket with 42 seconds left, setting up the dramatic finish. Beck ends with 18 points and 10 boards while Jordan and Danny Wentz each tally seven points.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
@Caption Stand Alone:Fillie seniors Senior members
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Lindsay Nemeth goes up for a shot from in close as Lehighton's Maria Magyar defends.

When you think Marian Fillies basketball, you think defense.

The Fillies did nothing to damage that reputation Tuesday against Lehighton.

Marian forced 14 first quarter turnovers and went on to post a 67-26 non-league victory over the Indians.

"I thought we did a nice job of turning defense into offense," said Marian coach Paul Brutto. "That's what we're hoping to get out of our press. We forced a lot of turnovers and then converted them into points."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Panther Valley's Czar Founds gets set to escape from Tamaqua's Steve Matukonis before recording a fall in 3:11 of their 132-pound bout. The Panthers gained a 45-34 victory in the match. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Panther Valley head coach Tim Robb knew he had a young team coming into the 2011-12 season, so it's safe to say that the veteran coach's expectations were very realistic heading into their first couple of matches. The Panther wrestlers wanted to give Robb an early Christmas present and so far this year that's exactly what they have done.

The Panthers won three out of their five matches at the Jim Thorpe Duals this past weekend and followed that performance up with a 45-34 win over a solid Tamaqua team on Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Sabrina Mertz drives the lane while Pen Argyl's Catherine Clause attempts to provide some opposition.

Northwestern and Palmerton won their Colonial League girls basketball openers, while Pleasant Valley also came away with victories on Tuesday.

In other action, the Jim Thorpe boys also picked up a win.


No. Lehigh-Bangor

Bangor held the Lady 'Dawgs to just 27 points in the game as the Slaters took home the Colonial League victory 39-27.

Samantha Hopkins led Bangor with 12 points with Audrey Schiavone helping out with 9. Aimee Oertner led all scorers with 17 points for Northern Lehigh.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14, 1988 Six first-period pins help Lehighton pull away from Tamaqua for a 54-9 victory. Floyd Brown registers the quickest fall, with a 26-second mat slap at 112 pounds. The Indians, coached by George Ebbert, also receive early six-pointers from Dennis Hallman (119), Scott Nothstein (135), Rich Kistner (140), Joe Keer (160) and Ron Frable (189). Vince Giglotti also gains a fall at 125 while decision wins are recorded by Robert Barthol, Brad Hann, Randy Hill and Scott Miller.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Catasauqua put together a nine-point run in the first quarter and another eight-point run before halftime to put host Palmerton behind the eight-ball early and then held on late for a 67-55 win in the Colonial League opener for both boys teams on Tuesday night.

The Roughies built up a 10-point lead in the first quarter and extended it to 20 points in the second quarter before the Bombers cut it to 14 at the break.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Devin Glose dribbles the ball up court during Tuesday night's Colonial league battle with Bangor.

Both Northern Lehigh and Bangor knew that the game would be close and that both programs should be contending for the top spot in the Colonial League North Division.

When the final horn sounded, the fans on hand weren't disappointed. They were treated to an impressive contest with the Slaters pulling out a 50-41 win.

At halftime, Northern Lehigh had the three-point lead, 18-15. However, in the second half, the Slaters utilized some strong baseline drives, interior passing and impeccable free throw shooting to pull out the huge win.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Snerr wins PP&K competition

KJ Snerr, 14, of Jim Thorpe, placed first in the 14-15-year-old age group of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championship held at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Center in Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 27. Snerr qualified for the Team Championship by winning the local competition held in Lehighton in September and was in the top four scorers of all the regional competitions held in October, having won the Allentown regionals. Snerr is an 8th grade student at St. Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe, and played on the Marian freshman football team this past season.