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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
mike feifel/times news Lehighton's Marques Spencer (left) lifts Zach Gutierrez off the mat during their 182 pound bout. Spencer went on to post a 9-4 decision.

Year after year, the Pleasant Valley wrestling program finds a way to reload its light and middleweight classes and be overly dominant for at least seven bouts.

Monday night's Mountain Valley Conference match with Lehighton was no different.

The Bears won seven consecutive matches, from the 113 weight class to the 152 class, and went on to thump the Indians on the mats 53-16. Three of those matches were decided by relatively quick pins, while two others came via major decisions.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tamaqua was the lone local Schuylkill League girls team to come away with a victory on Monday night.


Tamaqua-Blue Mtn.

Three players scored in double figures as Tamaqua posted a 46-36 Schuylkill League Division I victory over Blue Mountain.

Christine Streisel led the Blue Raiders with 13 points, while Maria Streisel and Amanda Solt both hit double figures with 10 points a piece.

The Blue Eagles' Cassie Woleschok finished with a team-high 11 points, while Abby Fanelli added 10.

In the JV game, Blue Mountain cruised to a 50-8 win.

Monday, January 21, 2013

January 21, 1949 Four players hit double figures in scoring to lead Summit Hill to a 67-37 Black Diamond League win over Tamaqua. Pete Tirpak leads the quartet with a game-high 20 points while Bill Risavy follows close behind with 18. The winners, who use a 19-6 second quarter to break away from a tie score, also receive 12 points from Donald Billig and 10 from Johnny Porambo. Charley Baer leads the Blue Raiders with 14 points.

Monday, January 21, 2013
nancy scholz/times news Rian Shubeck of Panther Valley (top) has control of Trevor Martin of Williams Valley in a 285-pound semifinal at the Schuylkill League wrestling tournament on Saturday. Shubeck went on to capture the league championship.

Panther Valley bookended the Schuylkill League Wrestling Tournament with gold medals and managed six other place winners along the way.

The medal haul was enough to place Panther Valley fourth in the 14-team tournament, which Blue Mountain won.

Panther Valley coach Tim Robb believes the strong showing will help pay dividends as the team moves further into the season and closer to Districts.

"These last two days were good for us," said Robb. "The kids worked hard and set the right goals coming into the tournament.

Monday, January 21, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS MMI's Charlie Karchner tries to keep possession of the ball as Weatherly's Josh Reiner attempts to take it away.

Weatherly managed to pick up wins in both boys and girls basketball over the weekend.

In other local action, the Lehighton and Panther Valley boys grabbed victories, while Tamaqua, Northwestern and Pleasant valley got wins on the girls side.


Pen Argyl-Lehighton

Trailing by five at intermission, Lehighton erupted for 32 points in the third quarter to take charge of this non-league game and win, 76-49 over the Green Knights.

That huge third frame saw Jordan Knappenberger score 10, while Anthony Rossino and Tyler Crum both added nine apiece.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19, 1945 Hub Becker pours in a game-high 21 points to help lead Tamaqua to a convincing 57-29 Black Diamond League victory over Shenandoah. The Blue Raiders, who outscore their opponent in every quarter, also receive 11 points from Larry Klein while Dick Young chips in with seven. Tommy Homanick adds five points for Tamaqua, coached by John Gildea.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Panther Valley had a strong showing on the opening night of the Schuylkill League Wrestling Tournament in Pottsville, advancing four wrestlers to the semi-final round, along with seven others going through to the consolation quarterfinals.

Lenny Ogozalek, Dylan Moyer, Richard Nase and Rian Shubeck advanced to this afternoon's semifinals with a chance to take home titles in their respective weight divisions.

The Panthers had Darren Goida, Mike Lazar, Hunter Davidyock, Elijah Hibbler, Jared Eickoff, Matt Buss and Rich Smith advance in the consolation bracket.

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Amy Smith tries to dribble past Alpreshia Parker of Pocono Mountain East.

When two teams who have struggled to win three games between them meet on the hardwood, a very competitive game is a usual expectation.

The Lady Cardinals of Pocono Mountain East, however, proved otherwise as they raced to an 11- 0 run from the tip off and never looked back in a 34-23 win over the Lady Tribe of Lehighton last night in a MVC game.

With the victory, PME avenged a three- point loss to Lehighton on December 14.

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Rich George/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Matt Leaver puts up a shot in the lane during Friday's game.

Marian gained wins from both its boys and girls teams Friday, while the Northwestern girls also won to remained undefeated.


Lehighton-PM East

Tyler Crum poured in a game-high 24 points in Lehighton's 55-47 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain East.

Crum went for 12 points in the second quarter and then went 4-for-6 from the line in the fourth. Fellow Indian James Farano added 11.

Jake Steckel led the Cardinals with 18 points.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Once again, it is time for outdoors enthusiasts to plan for another year of activities, and the best place to do that is at an outdoors sports show.

For area sportsmen, the wait for another show season is almost over with the Early Bird Sports Expo being held Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 24-27, at the Bloomsburg Fair Grounds. This is the 25th anniversary for the show that annually kicks off the season for show goers.