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Thursday, August 15, 2013

JIM THORPE

Head coach - Jim Hauze (Third season)

Last year's record - 1-10

Classification - AAA

Key Returnees - Brett Luicana (Jr.), Alex Heydt (Sr.)

Key losses - Nick Goldberg, Jake McGeehan

Others to watch - Luke Eggert (Jr.), Katie Wagner (Sr.), James Marks (Jr.), Will Kovolenko (Jr.), Declan Behan (So.)

Thursday, August 15, 2013
times news filephoto Mark Postupack is the lone returning starter for a Marian team that has reeled off 48 straight Schuylkill League Division II wins.

To say that the Marian boys golf team has been on a roll would be an understatement.

The Colts enter the 2013 season on a 48-match win streak in Schuylkill League Division II play that spans four seasons. Last season they captured the overall Schuylkill League title, ending a 14-year run by Blue Mountain.

And the man that has been there to oversee all of those wins is Len Brylewski, who is entering his 18th season as the boys head coach.

"I've had some good players over the years," a modest Brylewski says of his prolonged success.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Last Thursday night, the Borough of Coaldale morphed into "upset city," as the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission held the semifinals of its co-ed summer sand volleyball league at Black Diamond Park.

Third-seeded VBC Tomahawks-Seniors posted a three-game sweep of second-seeded Valley Athletic Supply, while fifth-seeded Victorious Secret needed four games to knock off top-seed and defending league champion Sandstorm.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14, 1974 Ron Plocinik delivers a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning to break a tie game and help lift Coaldale to a 6-4 extra-inning win over Jim Thorpe in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Joe Flyzik has two hits and scores a pair of runs while Mike Teno contributes a two-run double. The winners also receive two runs and an RBI from Mike Taras with Jim Telepchak adding an RBI single.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lehighton Area School District will be selling fall season tickets and season passes for the 2013 season.

Football tickets will be $30 for adults and $15 for senior citizens/students. This will include tickets for the five home varsity games, a reserved parking pass for each game, and a reserved seat.

Volleyball tickets will be $40 for adults and $15 for senior citizens/students. This will include admission to the 10 home volleyball matches.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Northern Lehigh School Board, on an 8-0 vote on Monday, with Director Natalie Green absent, approved the following cocurricular appointments for the 2013-14 school year:

- Scott Gerould, assistant track coach, $2,990.

- Renee Evans, senior high fall intramurals, tennis, $830; senior high spring intramurals, tennis, $830.

- Manny Guedes, middle school spring intramurals, weightlifting, $830.

- Stephen Hluschak, assistant baseball coach, $2,990.

- Gregory King, assistant baseball coach (JV), $2,990.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

John Markovic ended a 10 year dry spell at Mahoning Valley Speedway, winning the regular 35 lap Modified feature and Zane Zeiner captured the postponed second half of the Mahoning Modified Madness Series twin 50's on Checkered Flag Fan Club Night.

For Markovic, it was an emotionally charged night for the respected veteran from Bethlehem. He raced to an extremely hard fought verdict and was beside himself during Victory Lane celebration as the win came on the two year anniversary of the passing of his father, Jack Markovic.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ORWIGSBURG Three former coaches of current high schools and one at-large inductee from a former school comprise the Schuylkill County Football Coaches Hall of Fame 2013 Class that was announced Wednesday at the organization's preseason media luncheon at Roman Delight, Route 61, Orwigsburg.

Induction ceremonies will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, during halftime at the organization's annual all-star game at Rotary Field, Schuylkill Haven.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The four TIMES NEWS area teams in the Anthracite Football League experienced a wide-range of results during the 2012 season, which was obvious just by looking at the final standings.

Tamaqua is coming off a record-setting 10-1 season, including eight wins in the AFL and a league championship. But coach Sam Bonner's club, despite a good nucleus of returning players from the 2012 team, will have to outlast preseason favorites Schuylkill Haven and North Schuylkill.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 13, 1980 Brian Raabe and Scott Uhrie both hit home runs to power Lansford to an 8-1 victory over Nesquehoning in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Raabe connects for a two-run blast and finishes the contest with two hits and five RBIs. Dave Dardas also adds a pair of hits, one of them a double. Gary Karnish tosses three and two-thirds inning of one-hit ball to gain the pitching win. Karnish doesn't walk a batter and strikes out seven.