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Monday, October 4, 2010

The Black Diamond Parrothead Club announced the tournament winner from the 2010 Margaritaville Open that was held at Mountain Valley Golf in late August.

Rick Fisckes, Ryan Fickes, Abel Carmello and Chad Walter took first place in the Men's Division. Terry Fritz, Paul Breiner, Matt Lukash and Mike Gursky followed in second, while Rich Evanko, Charlie Depuy, "Spud" Washousky and Justin Poermbo ended up in third place.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe came up with wins in girls soccer, while Northern Lehigh was victorious in field hockey in scholastic action over the weekend.

BOYS SOCCER

Pine Grove-Jim Thorpe

Brett Weber's hat trick was enough to propel Pine Grove to a 3-1 Schuylkill League win over Jim Thorpe.

Mike Principe posted the Olympian's lone goal in the second half off a perfect set-up from Benny Mazella.

The Olympians' Justin Kaminiski had 20 saves on the afternoon, while the Cardinals' Justin Renninger notched 11.

No. Lehigh-PM West

Monday, October 4, 2010

Advanced ticket sales for the Pen Argyl at Northern Lehigh varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium can be purchased in the Northern Lehigh Main Office. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 adult and $3 students and sr. citizens.

Monday, October 4, 2010
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Jim Thorpe's Anthony Pavia gets in front of Pine Grove defenders Chris Rossi (8) and Andrew Bates (31) during soccer action on the Olympians field Saturday morning. Although Pavia was the winner of this duel, Pine Grove won the game by a 3-1 score.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October 4, 1975 Weatherly jumps out to an early lead and holds on to defeat Pine Grove, 14-12, for the Wreckers first win of the season. Brent Pfeiffer scores on a 20-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, while a 27-yard pass from Paul Richie to Joe Kurtz sets up Frank Hinkle's one-yard TD plunge in the second frame. Kicker Tom Kanyak converts both PATs, which eventually prove to be the difference in the game.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Northwestern High School freshman Cole Miller recently won the Junior Division of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Golf Tournament.

Miller won the title on Sunday at Green Pond Country Club by beating two members of the Parkland High School team. He edged No. 1 seed Eric Pratt in a 19-hole semifinal and then downed Joey Grimm 3 and 1 for the title.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Brian Kelly's Notre Dame football team took a step backwards last week when the Irish were spanked by Stanford, 37-14, in South Bend. After an opening win over a now suspect Purdue, and heartbreaking losses to Michigan and Michigan State, the Irish performance against a very good Stanford team has many wondering what's going on.

The ND defense did not look bad considering the final score, but could not stop the Cardinal on third down plays. But the biggest problem, and one that dogged Charlie Weis in his final years, is a lack of a running game.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

SWIFTWATER – It was a tale of two halves for the Pocono Mountain East football team Friday night.

After gaining just 166 total yards in the first half against Lehighton, the Cardinals came out after the break and really put it together offensively. The Cardinals scored on six of their seven second-half possessions, racking up 317 yards in two quarters, and went on to rout the Indians, 62-41 in Mountain Valley Conference play.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Matt Gill gets tackled by a Salisbury defender, but not before picking up some yardage.

SALISBURY TWSP – It's hard enough for the Colonial League's best defenses to tackle Cody Remaley. But Salisbury, which had given up 44 points per game heading into its Homecoming night contest against Northern Lehigh, seemed to have little chance to catch or bring down the Colonial League's all-time rushing leader.

Remaley only needed seven carries to gain 192 yards and four rushing touchdowns in a 67-28 rout of the Falcons.

"My line, with [fullback] Matt [Gill]," Remaley said. "They did an awesome job tonight. I think I was only tackled two or three times."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

NOXAMIXON TOWNSHIP The blaring car horns that repeatedly beeped after the Palisades-Palmerton game last night weren't from the host Pirates' fan who were celebrating their homecoming game.

Instead, those were from cars from the Palmerton faithful who celebrated their own version of a homecoming on Palisades' field.

For the first time in the last 13 contests between the two clubs, Palmerton walked away with a victory over Palisades, this time in grand fashion in a 38-0 rout over the winless Pirates.