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Thursday, October 18, 2012

There have been six previous TIMES NEWS Player of the Week awards given out so far in the 2012 high school football season.

The previous award winners are no doubt deserving of the honor, but for Tamaqua running back Dalton Nunemacher this has felt like a long time coming.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Any coach will tell you that they don't like looking ahead.

However, the District 11 AA playoff picture just might have a way of doing that to a coaching staff.

Northern Lehigh is right now sitting in that fourth and final spot in the D-11 AA standings. This week the Bulldogs take on current No. 1 seed in D-11 AAA, the Bangor Slaters in a huge Colonial League match-up. Needless to say, if the Bulldogs can get a win over the Slaters it would do wonders for the District 11 playoff hopes.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Caleb Johnson is not your typical tailback. At 6-4, 215 pounds and wearing the number 86 on his jersey, Johnson looks a little out of place in the Northern Lehigh backfield.

But the numbers Johnson has put up since moving to the position in the Bulldogs' third game of the season prove he is in the perfect place.

That's not the way it started out for the Division I recruit, however.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

STROUDSBURG – Pleasant Valley bottled up Stroudsburg's Jordan Ellison for about 79 minutes and 50 seconds.

It was the other ten seconds that the Bears let him get away from them that cost the locals a shot at the Mountain Valley Conference championship game.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

STROUDSBURG – With just under a minute to go in regulation, it looked as if Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain East's semi-final soccer game was going to go into overtime.

However it was not to be, as the Bears' Emily Schlogl promptly put an end to that thought a few seconds later.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17, 2005 Marian's Amanda Eckhart qualifies for the PIAA state golf tournament by taking second in the District 11 girls championship, held at Brookside Country Club. Eckhart, who starts the competition with an eagle, cards an 87-48 for a 27-hole total of 135. Palmerton's Kelsey Englert earns a fifth place finish with a 152. In the boys event, Jim Thorpe's Matt Reabold ties for 23rd place with a 36-hole total of 172.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Little League 9-10 year-olds were recently honored at the league's banquet. The team earned the 9-10 Panther Valley Tournament championship with an undefeated record and also claimed the District 18 South Bracket title. Members of the team include, front row from left, Tyler Steigerwalt, Caleb Sell, Joe Minehan, Pierce Demetriades, Nathaniel Noftz; back row, Emily Titus, Luke Van Buskirk, Dante Agosti, Carson Barron and Michael Minchoff.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Nick Vecellio swings through off the tee during the PIAA East Regional tournament at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood. Vecellio fired a 77 to qualify for next week's PIAA Golf Championships.

FLEETWOOD - Northwestern Lehigh golf coach Tim Miller was a happy man following the PIAA Eastern Regionals on Tuesday at Golden Oaks Golf Course.

Both Cole Miller and Nick Vecellio shot rounds of 77 to earn spots in the 2A tournament next week at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York.

"They've been battlers all year," the coach said. "The best thing I like to say about these two young fellows is that golf is icing on the cake for them. These two respect the other guys on our team, who are struggling to break 100. They treat them the same way they do the competitors out here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

HEGINS Sometimes in soccer all it takes is just one fantastic shot to propel a club to victory.

In last night's Schuylkill League semi final between Jim Thorpe and Schuylkill Haven that turned out to be exactly the case, thanks to the efforts of 'Canes striker Marcus Repella.

Repella came through for Haven on multiple occasions with two rip shots, helping the 'Canes come away with a 2-1 victory, advancing to the championship game on Saturday evening at Pottsville.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lehighton, Pleasant Valley, Marian and Panther Valley were all victorious on the volleyball court on Tuesday.


Lehighton-PM West

Lehighton defeated PM West in MVC action, 23-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-20.

Jackie Jordan had 10 digs, seven kills and three aces for a total of 10 points for the Indians. Tia Rex added nine kills for nine points.

Lehighton also won the JV game, 2-0.


Marian continues its winnings way in the Schuylkill League with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-3 victory over Minersville.