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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Nikki Collevechio (17) and Grace Boyle keep the ball alive during Tuesday night's Schuylkill League victory over Tri-Valley.

"X-factor," "game-changer,"and "momentum-changer" are a few words that describe the play of Marian's Grace Boyle last night against Tri-Valley.

Boyle made big play after big play for the Fillies (7-0, 7-0 Schuylkill League Division 4) helping them come away with a huge win over the Lady 'Dawgs (8-1, 6-1 SL Division 3) in four games 25-19, 15-25, 25-23, and 25-14.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Alex DiMarco (left) and Lehighton's Sage Terembula reach for the ball at it bounces into the air.

For the fourth time this season and the third time in Mountain Valley Conference play, 60 minutes wasn't enough time to decide the outcome of a Lehighton field hockey game.

This time, however, the extra time was good to the Indians.

Gwen Remaley's goal with 8:52 left in overtime gave Lehighton a 3-2 victory over Pleasant Valley.The junior forward took a deflection off a Sarah Keer shot on goal, recovered it and flicked it to the back of the Bears' cage, allowing the Indians to celebrate their first overtime win of the season.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 25, 1965 Marian uses the statue of liberty play late in the fourth quarter and Den Boyle races 61 yards for a touchdown to lead the Colts to a 12-7 win over Pius X. The winners, coached by Jack Malarkey, open the game's scoring in the second frame when Joe Colancecco takes a Jim Shober and goes 59 yards for a touchdown. Pius X takes a 7-6 lead, which stands until Boyle's long run in the final period. Boyle finishes the contest with 90 yards rushing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
ron gower/tn filephoto Marian's Mike Gottstein won the Schuylkill League boys golf championship Monday.

Marian's Michael Gottstein is serious about playing golf.

So serious in fact, that he went to the Junior Players Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina to hone his game during his sophomore year. Gottstein's dedication to the game certainly looks like it paid off. The Colt's senior took home the gold Monday afternoon in the Schuylkill League Boys Championships at Hidden Valley Golf Course.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Susie Bauzon McLaughlin got the first hole-in-one of her golfing career on Aug. 31 at Olde Homestead Golf Course in New Tripoli.

Bauzon McLaughlin was playing in the Northwestern Lehigh Education Tournament as part of a foursome with her husband Sean McLaughlin, Randy Clemson and Dave Koin.

She used a 9-iron on hole No. 17 to record her ace.

She received a set of irons as the prize for accomplishing the feat.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Berkay Kasal (8) steps into a kick just before Lehighton's Craig Serfass (29) arrives with a sliding tackle.

Pleasant Valley blanked Lehighton in boys soccer action to highlight Monday's scholastic sports action.


Pleasant Valley-Lehighton

Pleasant Valley blanked Lehighton in Mountain Valley Conference action, 2-0.

Connor Phillips scored both of the Bears' goals in the first half.


Bangor defeated Northwestern 1-0 in a Colonial League game.

Will Talero scored the only goal of the game in the first half on an assist by Josh Parrish.

Northwestern held a 14-4 edge in shots, but couldn't capitalize on the advantage.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Torco Supply claims title

After completing a 26-0 undefeated regular season, Torco Supply of Lehighton captured the Northside Softball League postseason championship for the second straight year. Torco defeated A&W, YMPA, and Nocchi's Pharmacy en route to their third title. Team members include front row from left: John Searfoss, Benny Baker, Andrew Rivera, Phil Rivera, J.C. Dietz, Keith James. Back row, Jimmer Kane, John Cooper, Benny Rabenold, Matt Pastucha, Ryan Gorko, Rich Evanko, Abel Calcano, Coach Timothy Robb.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The PIAA scholastic sports season is less than a month old, and already transfers and disqualifications have hogged the headlines.

While it's not unusual for transfer and eligibility cases to be heard at either the district or state level in September the vast majority of transfers occur in the summer months two cases in particular have attracted a lot of attention.

Monday, September 24, 2012
Indians record boys, girls soccer wins

Lehighton's boys and girls posted non-league soccer victories over Northern Lehigh to highlight Saturday scholastic sports card.


Palisades-Jim Thorpe

The Pirates swept the Olympians, 5-0.

Haley Cope had the closest set in singles for the Olympians as she picked up four games in her first set at No. 3 singles.

With the loss, Jim Thorpe drops 3-10 on the season.

Palisades 5, Jim Thorpe


Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 1988 Erik Pecha throws for 212 yards and three touchdowns to help Panther Valley roll to a 41-12 win over West Hazleton. Pecha connects with Tom Miller on scoring strikes of 36 and 74 yards and also hooks up with Tom Rosahac on a 61-yard TD toss. The Panthers, coached by Tom Bonner, also receive 84 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Cory Sheridan while Mark Lavine chips in with a one-yard scoring run.