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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September 8, 1962 Marian holds on third and fourth down at the one-yard line in the fourth quarter to preserve a 13-6 victory over Lansford. The Colts' Billy Donovan intercepts a pass on the Panthers' final drive to put the finishing touches on the victory. The winners, coached by Wink Gallagher, score both their touchdowns in the first quarter. Bob Bonner blocks a punt and recovers the ball in the end zone for one score while Tony Rose hits paydirt on a four-yard run.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Steve Shinko/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Weatherly's Alyssa Kephart (13) tries to block a spike by Marian's Tori Vadyak (29) during Tuesday night's game at Weatherly.

This past weekend, the Marian volleyball team traveled to Bethlehem for the First Kill Tournament.

Last night, the Fillies hunted a little closer to home, as Weatherly became Marian's first kill of the 2010 season.

After a shaky start in game one, the Fillies (1-0) regrouped and bagged a 25-23, 25-11, 25-12 Schuylkill League Division IV sweep over the host Wreckers (2-1).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Northern Lehigh's Channing Shiffert (3) moves up from behind to try and take the ball away from Salisbury's Brian Garcia during Tuesday's Colonial League match. The Falcons won, 5-1. BOB FORD /TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua came up with wins in boys soccer and girls volleyball, Panther Valley won golf and girls volleyball matches and Pleasant Valley was victorious in girls tennis and cross country on Tuesday afternoon.

BOYS SOCCER

Saucon Valley-Northwestern

Isaiah Danner scored off of a rebound in double overtime and helped his Tigers to a 2-1 victory over Colonial League foe Saucon Valley.

James Hoover had the other goal for Northwestern. He also took the initial shot that Danner scored off of in overtime.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) For the gatecrashers in blue, this was the Respect Bowl. A mini-national championship game, if you will, because they certainly weren't going to be playing in the real one in January if they didn't win this one on Labor Day.

So it's little wonder Kellen Moore confessed to being a little nervous when he trotted onto the field with Boise State trailing by four with 1:47 to play Monday night. The Broncos aren't used to trailing anyone, and they're certainly not used to having to resort to their two-minute offense to win a game.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Eighty-eight golfers participated in the 23rd Annual Diligence Fire Company No. 1 Golf Tournament sponsored by the company on Aug. 15 at the Mahoning Valley Golf Course, Mahoning Township.

The winning team in the four-person, scramble event was comprised of Tom Tirpak, Dave Scheese, Greg Surotchak and Terry Fritz. They combined efforts to record a score of 62.

Second place went to the team of Mike Kokinda Sr., Mike Kokinda Jr., Mark Kokinda and Ray Sediva. They were one stroke off the winning pace with a score of 63.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September 7, 1991 Paul Henning scores a pair of touchdowns and Dave Figura collects two interceptions to help Jim Thorpe register a 34-0 shutout win of Bishop Hafey. Figura returns one of his picks for a 12-yard score while Henning, who finishes with 67 rushig yards, hits paydirt on a pair of one-yard plunges. The Olympians, coached by George Yaniger, also receive 89 yards rushing and a TD from Gary Storer.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Brian Kelly relaxed after his first victory at NotreDame as only a coach can. He tuned in to some more football, catching the second half of a game involving the school he led to an unbeaten record last season.

After a long day of football and ceremony in which he helped sing the fight song in the locker room following NotreDame's 23-12 win over Purdue on Saturday, Kelly says he watched the second half of Cincinnati's game against Fresno State.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ISTANBUL (AP) Before it can win a world championship, the United States needed to start looking like a world champion.

Kevin Durant, Chauncey Billups and the rest of the Americans finally had that appearance Monday, powering into the quarterfinals with a 121-66 victory over Angola.

"Obviously we want to stay humble, but at the same time we have to know that we can do it," forward Kevin Love said. "We know regardless of what people are saying, that we still are the favorites and we should play and really act like it, too."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sharapova falls at Open

Three-time major champion Maria Sharapova lost to top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

Sharapova, who won the 2006 title at Flushing Meadows, hurt herself with nine double-faults and a total of 36 unforced errors 26 more than 2009 U.S. Open runner-up Wozniacki.

It's the first victory for Wozniacki (pictured above) in three career meetings against Sharapova, who was seeded 14th this year in New York.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Roy Oswalt found a way to win without dominant stuff.

Oswalt pitched seven effective innings, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 7-4 Monday to split their day-night doubleheader.

Placido Polanco had a double, triple and two RBIs and Chase Utley also drove in a pair as the Phillies moved within a half-game of NL East-leading Atlanta.

In the opener, Adalberto Mendez pitched one-hit ball for six scoreless innings before injuring himself in his major league debut, and the Marlins won 7-1.