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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Marian's Mike Gottstein sharpened up his golf game by spending last year at the Junior Palyers Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.

Once he found about it, Mike Gottstein had to give it a try.

Instead of solely studying the general subjects at Marian, Gottstein decided to learn more about golf as well.

After taking a week of summer golf lessons at Hilton Head, South Carolina in 2010, Gottstein opted to try and further his knowledge in the sport at the Junior Players Golf Academy there at the same time.

Two things pushed Gottstein to take the initiative to attemd the full-time academy for a school year.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 4, 1952 Tony Mezza earns his 100th win at Nesquehoning as Joe Fauzio scores a pair of touchdowns and throws for another in a 30-0 shutout of Blythe Township. The Nesquers grab a lead when Don Macenka blocks a punt and Billy Morgans returns it for a touchdown. Fauzio then connects with Paul Ruzicka on an eight-yard scoring toss before adding two one-yard TD plunges. The winners conclude their scoring when Tommy Kanouse's interception eventually leads to his seven-yard TD run.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Corey Ligenza (9) battles North Schuylkill's Stefan Smith for possession during Monday's Schuylkill League match. The Spartans won by a 2-1 score.

Northwestern picked up a soccer win over archrival Northern Lehigh, while Palmerton slipped past Catasauqua in field hockey on Monday afternoon.

In other action, Jim Thorpe and Pleasant Valley picked up volleyball victories.


No. Lehigh-Northwestern

The Tigers walked off the field with a 1-0 Colonial League victory over the Bulldogs.

The Tigers' Drew Eichelberger tallied the game's lone goal with 17:19 left in the game. Jeremy Ettl was credited with the assist on Eichelberger's score.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Marian's Mike Gottstein sinks a putt during Monday's District 11 qualifier at Schuylkill Country Club. Gottstein fired a round of 81 to join four other TIMES NEWS Area golfers that will play in Monday's District 11 Championship at Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton.

ORWIGSBURG - Less than perfect weather conditions Monday morning didn't stop area golfers from trying to qualify for the 2011 District 11 Golf Tournament. Marian, Northwestern, Tamaqua, and Pleasant Valley all had golfers make it to the qualifying event that was held at the Schuylkill County Country Club.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Northern Lehigh, Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua picked up boys soccer wins over the weekend, while the Olympian girls also finished on the winning side.


N'western-Moravian Aca.

The Lady Tigers battled the Lady Lions to a one-all score at the end of regulation, before Moravian Academy's Natalie Drelles scored the game winner in overtime for the 2-1 victory.

Northwestern tied the game up in the second half off a goal from Katelyn Freeman, who was fed an assist by Sara Jones, in the losing effort.

Monday, October 3, 2011

October 3, 1942 Alex Ferretti and George Boyle both score a pair of touchdowns to lead Lansford to a 26-0 victory over West Hazleton. Boyle opens the scoring with a one-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Before the half ends, an interception by Paul Yanchura sets up Ferretti's short TD run. Ferretti reaches the end zone again, this time from two yards out, in the fourth quarter while a fumble recovery by "Gummy" Stianchi later in the frame results in Boyle's two-yard tally.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Big Ten opener is here and the Nittany Lions are basically where everyone thought they would be at this point in the the season. I don't know if many people thought that Coach Paterno and Co. still wouldn't have a starting quarterback, but it's week five and still no starting quarterback. Although, quarterback play was better last week, not much can be taken away from putting up nice passing numbers against Eastern Michigan.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Going into its game with Schuylkill Haven, Panther Valley felt it had a decent chance to pull out a win.

The Hurricanes' leading rusher, Anthony Cooper, was out with a knee injury, and with a presumably capable group up front, the Panthers thought they would be able to match up well in the trenches.

Things didn't go according to the plan, however.

Freshman tailback William Casella rushed 31 times for 215 yards and a touchdown and Haven easily dominated up front, in the back, and many other places for the deceptive 16-6 final.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ian Radler of Palmerton is the new Pennsylvania state record holder for bullhead catfish, breaking the previous Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission state record which had been established in 1983, with a fish he caught at Beltzville Lake.

Radler was fishing the evening of Monday, Aug. 22, when he caught a brown bullhead on cut bait near the Trachsville Bridge. His record fish had a certified weight of 4 pounds, 10 ounces, breaking the previous record of 4 pounds, 4 ounces set by Ed Lasorda of Exton with a brown bullhead he caught at Marsh Creek Lake in Chester County.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1, 1982 Lehighton receives touchdowns from five different players, including two from Glenn Whiteman, to cruise to a 44-7 Centennial League win over Pleasant Valley. Whiteman scores on runs of one and 10 yards for the Indians, coached by Dave Parsons. Tom Keer reaches the end zone on a 19-yard scamper and also tosses a three-yard scoring strike to Bob Hartman. Scott Andreas, who carries nine times for 116 yards, scores on a two-yard run while Scott Freeman adds an eight-yard tally.