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Friday, November 4, 2011

Lehighton's Middle School football team recently posted a pair of wins in Mountain Valley Conference action.

The Indians defeated both Pocono Mountain West and East Stroudsburg North.



Lehighton-PM West

Lehighton posted a 42-32 victory over Pocono Mountain West to remain unbeaten on the season.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Over the years, there have been plenty of youth soccer tournaments conducted throughout the TIMES NEWS coverage area. However, there might have never been a tournament like the inaugural Carbon County Soccer Cup tournament that will be held at the Beltzville State Park this Saturday.

Typically these types of soccer tournaments tend to take place at the end of regular season, they consist of players and teams from just that sole area, and the athletes that are "all-stars" from that particular league.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Lehighton boys soccer team has won the Lehigh Valley Soccer Officials (LVSOA) Karl Rosenbush Fair Play Award for this fall season.

The award is voted on by the officials.

The Indians, under the direction of coach David Yob, finished the season with a 2-16 record.

Friday, November 4, 2011

With the final week of the regular season upon us and probably just two more weeks of Grid Picks during playoff weeks, it's time to just sit down, check things out and try and finish respectably at least in the top half of the standings.

Right now, it's rivalry week. You never know what's going to happen.

Some teams have playoffs in their sight, others will be playing for the final time this season.

So in order to finish in that top half, I have a little bit of work to do.

Here it goes:

Friday, November 4, 2011

A few of the games will determine postseason positioning, others will decide playoff berths, and some will be for nothing more than pride.

But across District 11 this weekend, there will be one constant theme – rivalries.

From the western borders of Schuylkill County, to the southern most points of the Lehigh Valley, the northern reaches of the Poconos, and the eastern edges of the Slate Belt, it will be "Rivalry Week."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Both Catasauqua and Northwestern would rather be playing for a district playoff spot this Friday night. At the same time, both teams are excited for the opportunity to extend their season with a win this week.

With the Class AA bracket already decided, the two Colonial League foes are set to battle it out for an Eastern Conference playoff berth.

The winner of Friday night's game at Catty's Alumni Field can lock up the postseason berth, possibly as the No. 1 seed in Division II.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
nancy scholz/times news Northern Lehigh's Lauren Zellner tries to stick handle around a Moravian Academy defender.

EMMAUS - It was the toughest loss that the Northern Lehigh field hockey team had to take in some time.

After battling back to score a second half goal to send Wednesday night's District 11 Class AA semifinal against Moravian Academy into overtime, the Lady Bulldogs looked like they had the momentum to punch their ticket to Thursday's championship game back at Emmaus.

That didn't happen, however, and the Lions managed to pull out a 2-1 win and earn the right to take on Southern Lehigh, the other semifinalist winner, for the 2A title at 6 o'clock.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
ron gower/times news Kayla Hope (7) of Tamaqua finds herself in the grasp of Blue Mountain defender Jacqueline Woleschok during soccer action in Pottsville last night. Other Tamaqua players are Brynn Lehatto (8) and Kailee Rottet (5).

With 20 minutes remaining in the second half of Wednesday night's District 11 Class AA Girls' Soccer Championship, Blue Mountain head coach Mike Burcik yelled to his team on the field, "No letdowns, Blue! You're the first to the ball!"

That kind of enthusiasm and urgency didn't seem to fit the scenario, as the Blue Eagles held a 4-0 advantage at that point, and seemingly had a solid hold on the outcome. However, Burcik knew that Tamaqua was more than capable of pulling off a comeback and potentially a win.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
nancy scholz/times news Rachel Werley of Lehighton (right) tries to get past a Southern Lehigh defender.

EMMAUS It was a year ago to the day that Lehighton had handed Southern Lehigh its first loss last season in the District 11 Class AA championship game.

Last night, the Spartans' Allison Newman wasn't about to experience the same thing in her senior year, especially when both teams were a game shy of playing in this year's district championship game.

Instead, Newman used the memory of that loss to motivate her in last night's district semifinal game at Emmaus High's Memorial Field.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jim Thorpe at Lehighton

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Jim Thorpe 1-8 (1-7 Anthracite Football League); Lehighton 3-6 (1-5 Mountain Valley Conference)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Marian def. Jim Thorpe 45-14; East Stroudsburg North def. Lehighton 42-21

JIM THORPE'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Patrick Duvigneaud (has thrown or rushed for a touchdown in every game this year), WR Khaaliq Lynch (second in TIMES NEWS area in receiving)