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Local Sports

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Officers elected for the Colonial Youth Football League were: From left, David Albertson – Northwestern and CYFL President, Jeff Ricci – Southern Lehigh and CYFL Secretary, Arden Miller – Williams, Scott Scoff – Northern Lehigh and CYFL Vice President, Rich Jennings – Salisbury, Bobby Smith – Palisades, Mike Long – Wilson and CYFL Treasurer.

It started with a simple phone call in December.

The members of the Palisades Pirates Youth Football Association (PPYFA) wanted to bring together the heads of youth feeder systems of the Colonial League's teams and see if forming a new league was feasible.

David Albertson, football director from the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association (NYAA), and Rich Jennings, who serves in the same capacity for the Salisbury Youth Association (SYA), were both among those in attendance.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jim Thorpe

Tickets will be on sale at the High School Main office during regular school hours for the District 11 AAA girls basketball quarterfinal on Saturday Feb 26th @ 2:30 at Martz Hall vs. Tamaqua. Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and senior citizens. All tickets at the gate will be $5.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 19, 1988 Shawn Thomas scores a game-high 24 points, pulls down seven rebounds and adds three steals to lead Northern Lehigh to a 71-58 Centennial League win over Pleasant Valley. Steve Seip adds 18 points, including eight in the first quarter when the Bulldogs take a 17-7 advantage. The winners, coached by Dave Oertner, also receive 10 points and nine assists from Joe Suto. For the Bears, Shawn Hackman nets a team-high 16 points.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All four leagues in District 11 held their basketball championships on Friday night.

Capturing boys titles were Pottsville, Pocono Mountain West, Saucon Valley and Bethlehem Liberty.

Allentown Central Catholic won the only girls title game that didn't involve a TIMES NEWS area team.



Pottsville-Pine Grove

Pottsville captured its second straight Schuylkill League championship by holding off Pine Grove 51-49 at Martz Hall.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Nancy Scholz/times news Aimee Oertner (33) of Northern Lehigh is defended tightly by a pair of Southern Lehigh players.

BETHLEHEM – Northern Lehigh's biggest vulnerability is its lack of depth.

The Lady Bulldogs' five starters play almost every significant minute of every game. When one or more of those players get in foul trouble, they don't have an answer.

With its two top scorers in foul trouble in Friday's Colonial League title game against Southern Lehigh, Northern Lehigh couldn't hold off the Lady Spartans, falling 42-33 at Liberty High School's Memorial Gym.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

(through Feb. 21)

(Bout minimum - 12)

103 - 1. Nick O'Donnell, Panther Valley, Sr. (31-5); 2. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (29-5); 3. Jacob Hoats, Lehighton, Jr. (24-6).

Honorable Mention - Colin Mashack, Tamaqua, Fr. (25-7); Lenny Ogozalek, Panther Valley, Fr. (19-11).

Notes - O'Donnell was ranked 9th in Class AA by Off The Mat last week. Hoats and Mashack flip-flop with Hoats taking third slot.

112 - 1. Josh Evans, Palmerton, Fr. (22-4); 2. Sean Bianco, Pleasant Valley, So. (21-7); 3. Brian Ohl, Jim Thorpe, So. (22-11).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Pleasant Vy. cops MVC title

EAST STROUDSBURG - Friday night, the Lady Bears from Pleasant Valley clawed their way to the top of the mountain.

The Mountain Valley Conference that is.

Trailing by seven at the break, Pleasant Valley came out fast in the third quarter and managed to take the lead heading into the fourth. Pocono Mountain West responded and was able to force overtime following a game-trying three-pointer with a minute go. Fortunately, the Bears took an early lead in overtime and made their free throws down the stretch en route to capturing the program's first MVC championship since 2005.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quality Deer Management Association founder Joe Hamilton will present the program "The State of Pennsylvania's Whitetail," Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. and doors opening at 6, at the Roadway Inn Convention Center, 1151 Bulldog Drive, Allentown.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The cover of the January/February issue of a popular women's lifestyle magazine, informs readers that they can "BURN 600 CALORIES Without Trying," "DROP 15 POUNDS FAST," and that there are "FLAT BELLY FOODS" containing carbs that "MELT FAT." If the Buddhists are right and expectation really is the cause of all suffering, Health magazine readers are undoubtedly anguished individuals.

That's because these teasers and the articles they introduce create expectations and unrealistic ones at that.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 22, 1978 Annie Stemler scores five points in the final minute and a half to help Palmerton avoid an upset and gain a 39-35 District 11 playoff win over Salisbury. The top-seeded Bombers, with many players suffering from the flu, outscore the 16th-seeded Falcons 16-8 in the final quarter to pull out the victory. Lori Weaver tallies 12 points and pulls down nine rebounds. Stemler finishes with 11 points while Donna Horn adds nine points and eight boards.