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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Rob Merchant/Special to the TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Kayla Dorney hits the ball during action Monday against Liberty.

Weatherly and Tamaqua posted key volleyball victories to highlight Monday's scholastic sports action.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Pleasant Vy.-Liberty

Pleasant Valley dropped a non-league match to Liberty, 22-25, 25-21, 11-25, 21-25

Kayla Dorney played well at the net for the Bears (14-6) with 12 kills and two blocks. She also added five digs on the back line.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
nancy scholz/times news Palmerton's Ben Andrews tees off during Monday's District 11 championships.

HELLERTOWN - Ben Andrews would have loved the district title. And he gave it his best shot. But by finishing second Monday at the the District 11 Golf Championship Tournament, the Palmerton junior came one step closer to his primary goal.

"My No. 1 goal is get to states," he said. "If you can win districts or regionals along the way that's fine. I'd like to win but my ultimate goal is states. That's where the best players in the state are. That's where you want to go."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 12, 1974 A pair of short touchdown runs by Terry Bonner provide the only scoring as Panther Valley gains a 14-0 victory over Allentown Central Catholic. Bonner reaches the end zone from a yard out and from four yards out. Dave Evans carries 23 times for 115 yards while the Panther defense posts the shutout, allowing just seven rushing yards. J.P. McGeehan intercepts a pair of passes for PV, coached by Cas Kosciolek.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kevin Kolb knows where he stands on the depth chart. No one knows better than him how quickly that can change, too.

Subbing for an injured Michael Vick, Kolb led the Philadelphia Eagles to their third straight road win with a solid all-around performance Sunday night in San Francisco.

Kolb completed 21 of 31 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown, and showed that he also has some mobility with a big run and a few daring escapes.

But when Vick is ready to return from a rib cartilage injury, Kolb will go back to carrying a clipboard on the sideline.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Iverson considering

playing in Turkey

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson is in "serious talks" to play with a Turkish team. Gary Moore, Iverson's personal manager, said there is strong interest in both sides to work out a deal that would send the 11-time All-Star overseas. Iverson is negotiating with Besiktas Cola Turka for at least a one-year deal.

Iverson is 17th on the NBA's career scoring list with 24,368 points over a 14-year career with Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis. He won the MVP in 2001 when he led the Sixers to the finals.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11, 1997 Northwestern scores on a kickoff return and a punt return en route to a 55-6 Colonial League victory over Salisbury. Mike Galdieri takes the opening kick 92 yards to the end zone to give the Tigers an early lead. Josh Snyder also scores on special teams, returning a punt 85 yards for a touchdown. Snyder adds a pair of TD catches, of 21 and 20 yards, from QB Steve Schaffer. Daryal Hall carries two times for 133 yards including a 78-yard scoring run.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Patrick Deutsch Deutsch/Special to the TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Brock Mitchell stretches for extra yards while Marian defenders Anthony Damiano (34), JT Keer (3) and Ron Kosar (32) combine for the tackle.

Never mind that these two teams were a combined 1-9. They laid everything they had out on the Panther Valley Stadium turf Friday night in the annual Panthers-Marian Colts rivalry, the outcome not being decided until the final 30 seconds of play.

And, in a stunning outcome, Coach Frank Damian's Panthers gained their first victory of the campaign, a 24-21 triumph that early in the fourth quarter seemed unlikely, considering they were facing a nine-point deficit.

Monday, October 11, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Zach Coleman turns the corner and look for running room against East Stroudsburg South.

Red zone turnovers on its first two possessions of the game no problem.

Well over 100 yards in penalties not a big deal.

An early deficit who cares.

With Michael Carmella at quarterback, nothing was going to stop the East Stroudsburg South offense.

Carmella did it through the air and also on the ground to lead the Cavaliers to a 35-12 victory.

"I can't say enough about Michael's play tonight," said East Stroudsburg South coach Ed Christian. "He consistently made great decisions, he was extremely accurate, he had just an outstanding game."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe came away with girls soccer wins over the weekend.

In other action, the Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua boys soccer teams continued winning ways.

GIRLS SOCCER

Nativity-Tamaqua

The Lady Raiders had a tough test with Nativity and came away with a hard-fought 4-2 win.

Kailee Rottet scored two goals for the Raiders, while teammates Kayla Hope and Lauren Mateyak added one goal apiece in the win.

Nikki Farr and Kiely Chaklos scored the goals for the visitors.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 9, 1964 Den Kalish carries 15 times for 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help lift Tamaqua to a 39-7 victory over Mahanoy Area. Kalish scores on runs of seven and two yards as the Blue Raiders pile up 306 yards of offense. The winners also receive 63 yards and a TD from Dave Whetsone, while Buddy Donald delivers a 21-yard scoring pass to Joe Baddick. Defensively, John Kotchmar blocks a punt and also recovers a fumble.