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Thursday, September 6, 2012

William Allen at Tamaqua

WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m.

RECORDS: William Allen 0-1 (0-0 Mountain Valley Conference); Tamaqua 1-0 (1-0 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Allentown Central Catholic def. William Allen 35-7; Tamaqua def. Jim Thorpe 34-29

ALLEN'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Alvin Lara (TD pass), RB/WR Jaleel Ennis (TD rec)

TAMAQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Jake Love (15-105-2TD rush), RB Dalton Nunemacher (17-100 rush, 2-37-TD rec, INT TD), QB Nate Edmonds (2-9-37-TD pass), RB Tyler Hope (2-80-TD rush)

Thursday, September 6, 2012
ron gower/times news Lehighton's James Farano (10) dribbles the ball up the field as Pocono Mountain East's Arnold Kovadio and Meleo Velasquez (right) defend.

After last year's struggles against Mountain Valley Conference champion Pocono Mountain East, Lehighton soccer head coach David Yob had mixed feelings about his team's 4-0 loss to defending Mountain Valley Conference champion Pocono Mountain East.

The third-year head coach is not happy with the loss, but he's pleased with the team's improvement against the league's top team.

Thursday, September 6, 2012
ron gower/times news Lehighton's Sarah Keer (right) and Pocono Mountain East's Jeyda Ayden race for control of the ball.

The Northwestern cross country teams flexed their muscles as both the boys and girls swept multi-team Colonial League meets on Wednesday.

CROSS COUNTRY

North Schuylkill-Tamaqua

North Schuylkill swept Tamaqua in a Schuylkill League meet.

The Spartan boys captured four of the top five places en route to a 19-38 victory. Brendan Shearn crossed the tape in 17:08, over two minutes ahead of second-place Devin Mashack.

The Lady Spartans rolled to an 18-43 victory. North Schuylkill finished 1-2-3 with Abby Warner crossing first in a time of 22:25.

BOYS

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mike Feifel has been coaching high school football for 23 years, including the last six as the offensive coordinator at Southern Lehigh.

Feifel probably thought he had seen and done it all when it comes to game week preparations and distractions. Afterall, he had been part of the Allentown Central Catholic coaching staff in the 90s when the Vikings won a pair of PIAA State Championships.

But nothing during the near quarter of a century that Feifel has been coaching was quite like the opening week of the 2012 season.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Schuylkill Haven and Marian are entering their week two Anthracite Football League matchup in totally different positions.

Schuylkill Haven is coming off a thumping at the hands of one of the best AA teams in all of Pennsylvania, while Marian is looking to keep the momentum from its opening-season victory going.

Regardless, Colts' head coach Stan Dakosty is staying true to form and is refusing to take the Hurricanes lightly.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Abby Stankiewitch (33) and Grace Boyle go up to block a shot during Tuesday night's Schuylkill League Division IV battle with Pottsville Nativity.

It took the Marian Fillies awhile to get things going on Tuesday night in their first game of the season against rival Nativity. A first set loss to the Green Wave was not only a wake up call to arguably the most talented team in the Schuylkill League, but also served as motivation to elevate their play.

Unfortunately, for Nativity that's exactly what the Fillies did. After dropping the first set 25-22, they bounced back to win the next three 25-20, 25-10, and 25-16 to capture the Schuylkill League Division 4 victory.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5, 1947 Summit Hill scores a pair of first-half touchdowns and they stand up in gaining a 12-0 season-opening win over Tamaqua. Zino Pampanin's fumble recovery deep in Raider territory leads to a four-yard scoring run from Pete Karnish to give the Hillers an advantage. Charley Frassinelli adds a five-yard TD run to extend the margin. Frassinelli also recovers a fumble on defense to stop a Tamaqua drive during the second half.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Sarah Overstrom (13) of Northwestern set up teammate Mackenzie Hart during Tuesday's volleyball match with Stroudsburg.

Lehighton and Panther Valley grabbed wins in volleyball on Tuesday night as the fall sports season got in to full swing.

In other action, Northwestern remained unbeaten in girls soccer and Lehighton picked up a win in cross country.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Stroudsburg-Northwestern

Stroudsburg got the best of Northwestern in four sets for a 25-18, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16 victory over Northwestern.

Trista Cunningham led the Tigers with 11 kills, while Jordan Veppert and Jenny Von Holt added six and five kills respectively.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It was a tale of two different halves for the Penn State football team on Saturday afternoon.

The first half showed a new look Nittany Lions offense that showed promise, with Matt McGloin having the best half of football in his career passing for 178 yards and two touchdowns.

Penn State's defense kept the Ohio offense at bay in the first half, only giving up a Matt Weller field goal with 10:22 remaining in the second quarter. The Nittany Lions also held the Ohio attack to just 167 yards of total offense in the first two quarters.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4, 1992 Dan Steigerwalt scores a touchdown on both offense and defense to help lead Lehighton to a 25-14 victory over Panther Valley. Steigerwalt, who finishes with 109 yards rushing, reaches the end zone on a 41-yard run and also on a 33-yard interception return. Daryl Snyder contributes a pair of scores to the Indians' cause. Snyder recovers an offensive fumble in the end zone and hits paydirt from two yards out. Terry Blair adds 84 yards rushing, while Steve Hawk recovers two fumbles and records a sack.