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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No. Lehigh

Advanced ticket sales for the District 11Class AA semifinal football game between Jim Thorpe and Northern Lehigh on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium can be purchased in the Northern Lehigh Main Office.

Tickets can be purchased Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m.1 p.m.

Ticket prices are $6 for adult and $3 for students and sr. citizens. All tickets at the gate are $6.

Jim Thorpe

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Marian Hall of Fame holds induction Members of the Class of 2010 of the Marian High School Hall of Fame were inducted during a dinner program held Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford. Inducted were, front, from left, Miriam Maehrer, who accepted the award for her sister, Diane McCullion Carrington, Class of 1986, Nikki Miller Hackenberg, girls volleyball coach, 1996-2002, Peggy Sue O'Donnell, Class of 1977, Joan Shimkus, who accepted the award for her daughter, Barbara Shimkus Mailey, Class of 1982, and Grace Rooney, who accepted the award for her father, Jim Rooney, Class of 1981; and back, Tom Andregic, Class of 1969, Erick Hackenberg, Class of 1988, Kevin Trice, Class of 1977, Bernie Krupa, Class of 1975, Dave McAndrew, boys' basketball coach, 1991-99, Bob Agosti, Class of 1988, and Art Coury, Class of 1958.

Members of the Class of 2010 of the Marian High School Hall of Fame were inducted during a dinner program held Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford.

Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8, 1958 Ron Fredericks scores a pair of touchdowns to help Lansford cruise to a 31-0 victory over Jim Thorpe. Fredericks also recovers a fumble on defense to set up another tally. The Panthers, who collect 326 yards rushing in the contest, receive a 17-yard TD run from Ed Gargula as well as an 15-yard tally from Lee Fredericks. The winners' other score comes on a 14-yard toss from Mike Haravitch to Jim Steber.

Monday, November 8, 2010

MINERSVILLE – Last night, Panther Valley simply ran out of time.

After allowing Minersville to take a 20-15 lead with 1:28 remaining in the game, the Panthers season boiled down to one final drive.

Just four weeks prior, Panther Valley secured its only win of the season (a 24-21 victory over Marian) with a come-from-behind victory that culminated on a four-yard touchdown run with just 31 seconds remaining.

Last night, the Panthers' hopes that history would repeat itself came up four yards short as time expired on their season.

Monday, November 8, 2010
bob ford/times news Tyler Stelmack of Northwestern was the top area finisher at the PIAA State Cross Country Meet on Saturday. Stelmack was 35th in the Boys Class AA race.

HERSHEY - In cross country, familiarity with a course can be an advantage.

The question for Northwestern's runners at Saturday morning's PIAA Championships was, how much would it be worth?

The Tigers ran on the challenging 3.1 mile Parkview layout at the PIAA Foundation Invitational back on Sept. 25, and three of their harriers returned for another crack at it at the State Meet.

By having previously run the course, the Tiger trio benefitted from the experience, timewise.

Monday, November 8, 2010

STATE COLLEGE - In his 45 seasons at Penn State, Joe Paterno has enjoyed numerous milestone victories.

On Saturday, Paterno reached a milestone that no FBS (Division I-A) coach had ever attained before and he did it in dramatic fashion.

Penn State overcame a 21-point deficit to beat Northwestern, 35-21, and give Paterno his 400th career coaching victory.

The comeback matched the largest during the Paterno-era and gave the 104,147 fans who packed Beaver Stadium a magical day to remember.

Monday, November 8, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Indians Knee-hi Pony football team (ages 7-9) celebrates with a fire truck parade on Monday night, Nov. 1 in Tamaqua after winning the Extreme Youth Football League (XYFL) division championship game against Jim Thorpe. The Indians finished with a record of 7-0, posting four shutouts. They also only gave up a total of five touchdowns during the season.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just call them 'mudders.'

The Jim Thorpe football team has picked up victories in all types of weather conditions this season, but it definitely seems to have a favorite.

The Olympians love playing in the rain and mud.

Jim Thorpe proved that again on Friday night as it turned in a dominating performance to defeat Lehighton, 18-0.

"Last year I hated field conditions like this," said Thorpe coach Mark Rosenberger. "But this year, the mud plays right into our strength. We've done very well playing in these conditions this season

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nine local TIMES NEWS players were recognized for their regular season play by being named to the Mountain Valley Conference Soccer All-Star team.

Malik Krcic earned the highest honors of the group as the Pleasant Valley senior midfielder was named the conference's Most Valuable Player.

The Bears' AJ Werkheiser, Adam Werkheiser, Jack Wathen, Alex Mansour and Ricky Forte followed witrh First Team selections.

Lehighton's Jake Plocinik and Anthony Rossino landed positions on the Second Team.

MOUNTAIN VALLEY CONFERENCE

SOCCER ALL-STARS

FIRST TEAM

Saturday, November 6, 2010

MIDDLE SCHOOL

FOOTBALL

Lehighton-East Stroudsburg North

East Stroudsburg North got the best of Lehighton for a 14-0 victory.

In the second quarter, the Timberwolves' David Quiles caught a pass from Jarad Harris for a 29-yard touchdown reception.

ES North's Brandon Diaz finished off the scoring with a 96-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Harris hooked up with Quiles again for the two-point conversion.