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Monday, October 10, 2011

Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua breezed to girls soccer victories to highlight Saturday's scholatic sports action.


Jim Thorpe-No. Schuylkill

Jim Thorpe overcame an early deficit to defeat North Schuylkill, 5-2, in Schuylkill League action..

Spearheaded by Cat Condly and Chelsea Smelas, who had two goals apiece, Jim Thorpe scored five unanswered goals in the game to overcome an early 1-0 deficit. Condly also an assisted on an Alyssa Smith goal. Kristin Lawrence also had an assist for the Olympians.

Celeste Meriano had eight saves for Thorpe.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nikon, Cabela's and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary are teaming up to present the first-ever Extreme Raptor Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.

This free weekend event is ideal for adventure enthusiasts and families alike and will feature live raptors, Nikon birding celebrity appearances, optics education and guided excursions from Cabela's Hamburg store to Hawk Mountain.

Leading the Raptor Project is Master Falconer Jonathan Wood, who is scheduled to give thee presentations per day that feature 15-20 raptors from diverse habitats and regions.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's P.J. Johnson breaks loose from Minersville's Evan Heffron as Alex Pope (22) makes a block to spring him for a touchdown.

To say that Jim Thorpe and Minersville were involved in a shootout Friday night is a huge understatement. The two teams totaled a ridiculous 108 points, with the Battlin' Miners outlasting the Olympians 66-42.

The game featured a host of big plays with a total of seven plays between the two teams of 30 yards or more that resulted in a touchdown.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

It seemed as though Lehighton was going to cruise to an easy win early on. They took a 12-0 lead on back-to-back scores right off the bat. However, in the minds of East Stroudsburg South, the game was just getting started.

Facing the two-TD deficit, the Cavs reeled off three unanswered touchdowns to take the lead and eventually held off the Indians for the 27-22 Mountain Valley Conference win.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pleasant Valley and Lehighton battled to a 1-1 tie in MVC field hockey action on Friday.


Pleasant Vy.-Lehighton

Connie Urland gave the Bears a 1-0 lead off a penalty corner with 17:36 left in the first half. Samantha Moss was credited with the assist.

With 6:46 left in the contest, the Indians' Sarah Keer capitalized on a penalty shot to knot the game all up.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October 8, 1993 Jesse Rehus scores two touchdowns and throws a pass for another to help Palmerton post a 35-20 Centennial League win over rival Lehighton. Rehus opens the scoring with a 12-yard TD catch from Chris Lucykaish and then tosses a 32-yard scoring strike to Eric Bollinger. He later scoops up a fumble and races 86 yards to the end zone. Lucykanish, who completes 8-of-11 passes for 111 yards, also throws a nine-yard TD strike to Trent Everett. The Bombers, coached by Manny Guedes, also receive a touchdown run from Kody Gildner.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A couple of steps.

That's all that prevented Tamaqua from pulling the upset of the year in the Anthracite Football League.

The Raiders executed coach Sam Bonner's game plan to near perfection.

But in the end, it was a touchdown saving tackle in the final seconds that allowed unbeaten North Schuylkill to escape with a 12-7 victory over Tamaqua.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

ALLENTOWN - For three TIMES NEWS area tennis players, it was their first chance to compete in the District 11 Class AA Singles Tournament.

It might not have been the way that Jim Thorpe's Kasey Herman and Gabbi Binder and Tamaqua's Nicki Mateyak wanted their first appearance at the single-elimination tournament to end. All three found a positive in it, however after they all ended up being eliminated after one round of play.

After the local trio left West End Racquet and Fitness Club yesterday afternoon, they all pretty much reiterated the same words - "a good experience."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Notre Dame had its way with Purdue last week and man-handled the Boilermakers in improving their record to 3-2, with three straight wins.

Although the win was impressive in the statistical department as the Irish displayed a bruising running game and got top receiver Michael Floyd back into the action, ND fans must remember this was one of the worst Purdue teams the Irish have played in some time.

But in any event the win should be a confidence builder for the Irish and put them on a solid path for the remainder of the season.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

HARRISBURG - Today's opening of the special small game seasons for youth is an indicator for thousands of Pennsylvania hunters to begin preparing for the fast-approaching small game seasons.

This year's special pheasant season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, is underway through next Saturday. Regular seasons are Saturday, Oct. 22-Saturday, Nov. 26, Monday, Dec. 12-Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26-Saturday, Feb. 4.