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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tamaqua got wins from its boys' basketball team and girls' swim team in scholastic action on Monday.



After struggling offensively in first half, Tamaqua erupted after intermission to post a 57-53 non-league win over Minersville.

The Raiders (2-0) trailed 20-13 at halftime, but Matt Kurek helped ignite the Tamaqua comeback. Kurek finished with a team-high 18 points. He got plenty of suport from teammates Jake Fegley and Brett Kosciolek, who added 10 points apiece.

Cole Weachock scored 23 points to lead the Miners.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
bob ford/times news Marian's Damian Richards (23) stretches to keep control of the ball as Alex Guyn of Lehighton applies defensive pressure from behind.

Marian coach John Patton saw his young team pull together and earn its first win of the young season on Monday night.

After dropping their first two games, including one where they let a late lead slip away, the Colts posted a 38-33 victory over Lehighton.

"Unlike the other night [Saturday against Panther Valley] when we weren't able to hold the lead, tonight we found a way to finish the job," said Patton, whose team returns just one starter from a year ago.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Photo courtesy of Richard Smith

Carbon United Soccer Club Mayhem team captured the Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League Boys' U13 Championship for the 2011 Fall Season with a 7 - 1 record. The team is comprised of athletes from Palmerton, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Panther Valley, and Tamaqua School Districts. The team recently competed in the Deep Run Turkey Day Tournament held in Hilltown, PA and placed 2nd.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It was a tale of two halves for the Panther Valley girl's basketball team Monday night. Fortunately, for the Lady Panthers the second half was much better than the first, including a stellar third quarter effort by PV.

Panther Valley used the third to turn around their evening holding Weatherly to just seven points in the period on its way to a 55-53 win over the host Wreckers.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Boy and girl winners from front left are Luke VanBuskirk(8-9 yrs), Emily Amershek(10-11 yrs) and Ashley Jones(8-9 yrs). Back row are winners Nicole Leshko(12-13 yrs), Greg Davis(10-11 yrs), Chris Miller(12-13 yrs) and director Vaal Kester. The six first place champions now advance to the next round of competition at the Diehl Senior High School in Danville on Sunday Feb. 12 where they will compete with the other Elks Lodge winners from the Northeast Central District. In March, the district winners will advance to the state competition at State College, PA and then to Wilkes-Barre for the regional contest. The national finals will be held in Springfield, MA in April.
Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 1958 Morgie Evans pours in a game-high 34 points to help Summit Hill rally for a 67-61 victory over Lehighton. Evans hits 11 shots from the floor and 12 from the foul line. The Hillers use a 24-17 fourth frame to pull out the win. The winners, coached by Mike McCullion, also receive 10 points from Al Leonzi while Tom McHugh adds nine and Rino Marcon adds seven. Don Kratzer's 15 points lead the Indians.

Monday, December 12, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Ogozalek goes up for two in between Marian's Alden Wha (10) and Justin Bilks (30) during Saturday's consolation game in the PV Tip-Off tournament.

The Panther Valley and Pleasant Valley boys picked up victories to highlight Saturday's scholastic basketball card.

Marian-Panther Valley

Nick McArdle hit the game-winning three-pointer with 14 seconds left to lift Panther Valley to a 36-35 victory over Marian in the consolation game of the PV Tip-Off Tournament.

The Panthers' Jake Szczecina hit four three-pointers to lead all scorers with a game-high 12 points.

Ryan Karnish paced the Colts with 10 points.


Monday, December 12, 2011
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Ja'Quan Brown (32) tries to rip the ball away from Andy Kuzma (44) of Mahanoy Area.

Brian Carroll had an inkling it could happen.

So, did Mickey Holland.

The Jim Thorpe and Mahanoy Area head basketball coaches both had a good feeling that the Panther Valley Tip-Off Tournament Championship game could possibly be decided in the final minutes.

"Yes, I did," Holland said. "And, it was. It was a great experience for both teams.

"I think it's going to help both teams in the long run."

Saturday night, Mahanoy Area received the immediate benefit as the Golden Bears posted a 44-39 victory over the Olympians.

Monday, December 12, 2011
Palmerton second at Catasauqua Duals

Palmerton's wrestlers finished second in the Catasauqua Duals over the weekend, while Northern Lehigh ended up fourth in the Brandywine Tournament.


-Catasauqua Duals

Palmerton's lone loss in the Catasauqua Duals over the weekend came to eventual team champion Lake Lehman, giving the Blue Bombers second place with a 4-1 record. The host Roughies finished in third place with a 3-1 mark and Bryan Carter of Lake Lehman won the Leroy Bolmer Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Jim Thorpe and Panther Valley wrestling teams got their seasons underway this past weekend at the annual Jim Thorpe Duals. This year's duals featured ten teams including; North Schuylkill, Lower Moreland, Radnor, Cedar Cliff, Dieruff, Coatesville, Conestoga Valley, Susquehanna Township, Panther Valley and host Jim Thorpe.

The teams were split into two divisions with each team having to play each opponent in their respective pool. After pool play, the teams were seeded for the championship rounds based on their record during pool play.