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Friday, September 6, 2013
nancy scholz/special to the times news Northern Lehigh Jess Olewine (left) tries to get around Northwestern's Kylee Bennett.

Pressure.

For 60 minutes, the Northern Lehigh field hockey team applied relentless pressure against Northwestern en route to a dominating 2-0 win in Colonial League play.

"We just wanted to make sure that we controlled the game and maintained possession," Northern Lehigh coach Jessica Frew said. "And I think they did a nice job possessing the ball and attacking."

The Lady Bulldogs controlled the tempo from the outset, constantly pushing the pace and putting the ball in front of Northwestern (1-2) goaltender Laura Kotula, who faced 16 shots in the contest.

Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6, 1974 Paul James scores a pair of touchdowns and also kicks a field goal as Tamaqua rolls to a 37-7 win over Minersville. James hits paydirt from six yards out and also catches a nine-yard scoring toss from Mike Miorelli. The Raider running back finishes with 95 yards on the ground. Jim Welsh also reaches the end zone twice, scoring on runs of 21 and three yards while Miorelli connects with Rick Fenstermacher for a 70-yard TD pass.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Player of the week

Lehighton quarterback Tyler Cann had quite a night against Marian last Friday.

In fact, Cann threw for more yards against the Colts last week (165 yards) than he did all of last season (159 yards). Even more importantly, his performance helped the Indians earn the victory and it also helped him earn the week one TIMES NEWS Player of the Week award.

Cann's final stat line showed his versatility.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

For the first 30 minutes of play Wednesday afternoon, the Palmerton field hockey team had no problem turning away the constant pressure Catasauqua was applying.

Prior to intermission, the Roughies ripped off six shots on goal, but Blue Bombers' sophomore keeper Addison Lesher managed to hold them scoreless.

In the second half however, the Roughies' Quinn Bachman took things into her own hands, providing her team with enough offense to pull out a 2-0 victory over the Bombers.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Lehighton's Alyssa Jordan (6) and Jackie Jordan (16) go up for a block against Monika Hallicki of Pocono Mountain East.

The Northwestern and Jim Thorpe cross country teams turned in strong performances to highlight Wednesday's scholastic schedule.

CROSS COUNTRY

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The Northwestern girls went 6-0 in a Colonial League cluster meet. The Tiger boys went 5-1, losing only to undefeated Bangor.

Palmerton boys went 1-5 at the meet, while the Blue Bomber girls team was 0-6.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Welcome to year seven of OVERTIME the high school football column that highlights the stories and statistics you might have missed during the previous week's games.

The opening week of the season wasn't a very good one for TIMES NEWS area teams as seven of nine local teams suffered setbacks, all of them by double digit margins.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Opening up the season with a win is always a goal for any football program.

Getting that win against a rival team is even better, and for second year Lehighton coach Tom McCarroll, a win against his alma mater really takes the cake.

McCarroll and the tribe were able to top his ole' ball coach and the Colts last Friday night, making this week's Mountain Valley Conference match-up between Lehighton and Stroudsburg (1-0) an interesting one at that.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

BLUE MOUNTAIN-JIM THORPE

WHEN: Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.

RECORDS: Jim Thorpe (1-0 Anthracite Football League), Blue Mountain (0-1 Berks Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Conrad Weiser def. Blue Mountain 48-20; Jim Thorpe def. Tamaqua 34-14.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 5, 1981 John Bolton throws a pair of touchdown passes to Craig Scheffler and Chub Farber returns a fumble 90 yards for a score to help Northern Lehigh open its new stadium with a convincing 50-0 win over Saucon Valley. Scheffler hauls in TD tosses of 27 and 56 yards as the Bulldogs, coached by Dick Snell, build a 36-point halftime advantage. Farber also reaches the end zone on a nine-yard run while Dale Phillips contributes scoring runs of 23 and six yards.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4, 1992 Brian Kennedy completes 9-of-11 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns to help Marian cruise to a season-opening 41-7 win over Notre Dame. All four of Kennedy's TD passes are to different receivers: Mark Makovec, Joe Svetz, Mike Perilli and Jason Donadi. The Colts, coached by Stan Dick, also receive scoring runs from Matt Mace and Jim Dirzulaitus. Makovec and Svetz intercept passes on defense as Marian forces four turnovers in the contest.