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Saturday, November 5, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Billy Angst tries to break away from Jim Thorpe defenders Michael Cacace and Brandon Parramore.

On a night Lehighton coach George Ebbert said his seniors would remember forever, an underclassman had a game that won't soon be forgotten.

The Indians' Jacen Nalesnik piled up over 300 yards from scrimmage and scored six touchdowns to lead his team to a 55-6 mercy-rule victory over Jim Thorpe on Friday.

Nalesnik scored touchdowns in every quarter and did it in a variety of ways to help Lehighton post its most lopsided victory in a decade.

"Jacen was amazing," said Ebbert. "He was a one-man gang.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Trevor Yashur is dragged down by Mitchell Good of Palmerton during Friday's Colonial League game.

One thing that Northern Lehigh head coach Joe Tout has preached to his football team since he took over the program was that he wanted to see them get better every week.

And with Palmerton on the card for a rivalry game for the Blue Mountain Trophy, one of the keys he stressed again coming off a close win over Catasauqua last week, was how important it was to be on top of their game with District 11 playoff seeding implications depending on the result.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mist rising off the water; crunching of frozen grass underfoot; scraping ice from windshields – all the sounds waterfowl hunters association with the arrival of the late duck season.

This year, the late season in Pennsylvania opens in the North Zone, Friday, Nov. 11, and extends through Wednesday, Jan. 4. It opens in the South Zone, Wednesday, Nov. 15, and extends through Saturday, Jan. 14.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pleasant Valley knew what it needed to do in order to contend with visiting Stroudsburg in last night's Mountain Valley Conference clash.

The Bears knew their opponent was going to be difficult to beat and if they would be presented with opportunities, they would need to take advantage of them.

Things, however, don't always pan out the way they are hoped for.

The Mounties dismantled PV's offense and lit up the defense, as they raced out to a 35-0 lead and invoked the mercy rule, winning the MVC title outright, with an 35-7 victory.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua running back Jarred Muffley, right, is about to run into Marian defensive player Anthony Agosti (42) during football action Friday.

Last night, Marian and Tamaqua played for more than just pride and bragging rights.

The Colts and Blue Raiders played for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

For one team, a win would extend its season.

For the other, a loss would end it.

After falling behind 7-0 at halftime, Tamaqua rallied for 21 unanswered points in the second half, as the Blue Raiders lived to fight another day with a 21-13 Anthracite Football League victory over Marian.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Heading into the bye week the Nittany Lions are 8-1 (5-0 Big Ten) and still atop the Big Ten Leaders Division. Let me say that one more time in case it didn't sink in the first time. Heading into week ten of the college football season, Penn State is 8-1 (5-0 Big Ten) and still atop the Big Ten Leaders Division.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Palmerton Area School Board at a special meeting on Wednesday approved the following extracurricular positions per the negotiated contract for the 2011-12 school year:

- Francis McCarroll, assistant boys' basketball coach, $2,575 (one-third of assistant salary)

- Erick Kresge, assistant wrestling coach, $3,863.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 1960 Bobby Gelatko scores three touchdowns and sets up a fourth to lead Lansford to a 26-6 victory over Jim Thorpe. After Mike Karnish recovers a fumble, Gelatko opens the scoring early with a six-yard run. His 30-yard punt return and 20-yard run sets up a two-yard tally by Geno Nardini. The Panthers, coached by Dick Forster, also receive Geltako TD runs of nine and 55 yards in the second half to seal the win. The Olympians avoid the shutout with a 12-yard scoring pass from Jim Borosh to Ned Reabold.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Murphy Bennett and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania rugby team and saw their season come to an end with a 30-5 loss to the University of Pittsburgh in the elite Eight of the Mid-West Playoffs.

It was the second straight season the IUP Lady Crimson Hawks qualified for the post season.

IUP qualified for the playoffs with a 42-0 victory over Clarion University. In the first round, it defeated Dennison University, the No. 1 team out of Ohio, 22-12, before ebing eliminated by Pitt.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lehighton's Middle School football team recently posted a pair of wins in Mountain Valley Conference action.

The Indians defeated both Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg North.



Lehighton-PM West

Lehighton posted a 42-32 victory over Pocono Mountain West to remain unbeaten on the season.