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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ten former athletes and two coaches will be indicted into the Marian High School Hall of Fame during a dinner program slated to be held on Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford.

The new inductees will comprise the fourth class of honorees, joining those who were inducted in the first class in 2004, whenh Marian observed its 50th year, as well as others enshrined in 2006 and 2008. The committee overseeing the Hall inducts every two years.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September 14, 1957 Eddie Kocha scores a pair of touchdowns to help Nesquehoning earn a 26-26 tie with host Parkland. Kocha reaches the end zone on a 20-yard run and also hauls in a scoring pass from Butch Sotak. The winners, coached by Tony Mezza, total 300 yards on the ground and also receive scoring runs from Sotak and Ron Kinek.

Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13, 1968 An all-around effort from Rich Kelowitz helps Jim Thorpe gain a 27-6 victory over Marian. Kelowitz carries 20 times for 92 yards and a touchdown, catches three passes for 34 yards, tosses a 20-yard completion on a halfback pass, boots a 48-yard punt, and also blocks a punt. The Olympians, coached by Angie Konstas, receives TD runs of five and 26 yards from Larry Jones while Paul Simmons also hits paydirt from five yards out.

Monday, September 13, 2010
mike feifel/times news Northern Lehigh's Cody Remaley outruns a Wilson defender and heads toward the end zone for a third quarter touchdown.

WILSON BORO For Northern Lehigh's defense, it was gut-check time.

After being torched for 30 points and 288 yards (226 of them through the air) in the first half Saturday against perennial power Wilson, the Bulldogs' D decided enough was enough.

With just one minor adjustment and a lot more effort, things were completely different in the second half.

That turnaround, along with having Cody Remaley on offense, proved to be the difference as Nolehi rallied from a nine-point deficit to post a wild 52-36 Colonial League victory.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Jim Thorpe boys and the Tamaqua girls captured their respective team titles at the 'Canes Invitational to highlight Saturday's local sports card.

GIRLS TENNIS

Salisbury-Tamaqua

The Lady Raiders fell to Salisbury, 4-1.

The sole win for Tamaqua came at number two singles, where Vanessa Wagner scored a three-set win over Beth Fritzinger, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

The doubles tandem of Deana DeWire and Laine Confer had a tough loss at number two doubles, where they dropped the pro set decision, 6-8.

SINGLES

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Hurricanes top Marian

Over the span of a 48-minute game, 10 seconds seems rather insignificant.

Don't tell that to Marian, however.

Friday night against Schuylkill Haven, 10 seconds led to the Colts' downfall.

The Hurricanes used an interception return for a touchdown and a recovered fumble on the ensuing kickoff to take control of the game and went on to post a 25-8 Anthracite Football League victory.

"Schuylkill Haven is too good of a team to turn the ball over against," said Marian coach Stan Dakosty. "In a game like this, turnovers are huge.

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Panthers fall to Schuylkill Vy.

After his team's performance in week one of the high school football season, Schuylkill Valley head coach Jeff Chillot wasn't too happy with his team's effort.

However, after Friday night's come-from-behind victory over Panther Valley, he seemed to be whistling a different tune as the Panthers of Schuylkill Valley downed the Panthers of Panther Valley, 26-14.

"It feels really great," Chillot said. "We didn't play perfect, but we had to play from behind and they're a tough team. We're pretty proud of our kids' effort and happy with the win."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

No longer can chronic and commercial poaches consider the fines they face in Pennsylvania as merely a "business" expense. That has changed now that Act 54 of 2010 has become law with new penalties, including higher fines and possible jail time, now in effect.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Brian Kelly's debut as new head football coach at Notre Dame last week was a success but he admitted the Irish have a long way to go.

The Irish looked impressive in the opening half of the game but the offense faltered in the second half. The real bright spot of the 23-12 win over Purdue was the defense. As the South Bend Tribune put it, the end of the game didn't haunt the Irish.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

CENTER VALLEY - The Colonial League's best receiver was quiet in the first half. But when Southern Lehigh started getting Jeff Smillie the ball in the second half, his team's offense started rolling.

The Spartans scored on their first three possessions of the second half and five of their six possessions after halftime en route to a 48-14 win over Palmerton.

Smillie made four second-half catches to finish with five receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown. He also broke his school's career receving yardage record with his final grab.