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Thursday, January 10, 2013
mike feifel/times news Jalil Aldridge of Pleasant Valley takes down Omar Bowen of Pocono Mountain West in their 160 pound bout. Aldridge eventually recorded a pin.

Pleasant Valley dominated Pocono Mountain West to pick up a 54-12 win in Mountain Valley Conference action.

The win moves the Bears to 9-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

The Bears started strong with Kenny Yanovich defeating Pocono Mountain West's David Clowney in the opening bout at 113 with a pin after only :55. The win moves Yanovich to 13-2 on the season and extends his winning streak to five matches.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

This season, if you walk into a high school gymnasium and see two referees on the court and one sitting at the scorers table don't be confused. Some people might think it's a substitute in case an official gets hurt, but it's not. If it was a playoff game there would be three officials, but considering all three officials would be on the court then that can't be it.

So the question is why is there someone sitting at the scorers table sporting the black and white stripes?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lehighton and Pleasant Valley's Mountain Valley Conference girls' basketball game was a contest in the sense that it pitted two teams against each other in a competitive setting.

However, the 'contest' wasn't very competitive for long.

Pleasant Valley used its full-court press to force Lehighton into an astounding 20 turnovers in the first quarter and went on to cruise to a 54-19 victory. The Indians turned the ball over time after time and it led to a 27-2 deficit at the end of one. It was all but a formality after that.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9, 1948 Frank Trimmel tallies a game-high 13 points to help Coaldale gain a 43-35 Black Diamond League victory over Tamaqua. The Tigers, coached by Tom Raymer, use a 14-3 third quarter to take control of the game. Mike Gregus and Steve Gbur contribute to the win by each scoring 10 points. Coaldale also receives eight from Paul Zlock. For the Blue Raiders, Metrick nets a team-high 12 points.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
bob ford/times news Lehighton's Jacen Nalesnik (left) and Pleasant Valley's Marquis Brown battle for position under the boards.

As Marquis Brown goes, so goes Pleasant Valley.

And Tuesday night against Lehighton, it went extremely well for the 6-4 center.

The junior big man first dominated the paint in the second quarter to bring his team back from an early 13-point deficit. Later he made his presence felt down the stretch with some huge offensive rebounds and putbacks to help the Bears hang on for a hard-fought 55-50 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
rich george/special to the times news Palmerton's Emelie Meinhart (center) goes up for a rebound.

Riding a five-game winning streak, the Palmerton girls basketball team was looking to make a statement last night when it entertained Notre Dame of Green Pond in a Colonial League showdown.

The Crusaders came into the Bombers' House with an unbeaten league record and just one loss on the season overall.

When the dust cleared, it was Notre Dame who held on for a 49-42 triumph, but not without a fight.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Panther Valley's Abbey Whilden drives past Stephanie Sampson of Pine Grove during their Schuylkill League game on Tuesday. The Cardinals won the contest, 58-44. Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS

It's a proven formula for coach Chris George's Lady Cardinals. Seniors plus size equal success.

Last night the formula worked throughout the game as Pine Grove defeated Panther Valley, 58-44, to win its 1,000th game since Tremont combined with Pine Grove in 1966 to become Pine Grove Area High School.

The Lady Cardinals (9-2, 6-0), who start four seniors all over 5-7 in height, flexed their muscles right from the tip off as they raced to an 11-2 lead. Panther Valley didn't help its cause by shooting only 3-for-13 from the field to trail 17-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Northwestern's undefeated record was in serious jeopardy Tuesday night.

Southern Lehigh built its lead up to 18 points in the third quarter as time was running out for a Lady Tiger comeback.

Sparked by team leader Sara Jones, Northwestern scored 46 points in the game's final 10 minutes and 31 seconds to pull out a 72-65 win.

"As soon as we got a couple buckets we got our confidence going," said Jones, who scored a career high 30 points. "We switched up the defense and we were getting some steals. Then everything just started to go our way in the second half."

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Marian Fillies managed to grab the lone win among local teams in scholastic basketball action on Tuesday.


No. Lehigh-Saucon Valley

A poor shooting night from the foul line and a slow start spelled doom for the Bulldogs, as they dropped a Colonial League decision to Saucon Valley, 56-50.

Keith Mosher led the Panthers (3-9) with a game-high 21 points on the night, while teammate Matt Laub added 14.

Northern Lehigh (7-3; 4-3) was led by Caleb Johnson's 18 points, with Josh Eden adding 11.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Both head coaches for Marian and Williams Valley expressed that they were happy with their team's effort at halftime last night. The Colts and Vikings were knotted at 24 a piece in what was a big mid-season Schuylkill League test for both squads.

However, when the horn sounded for the third quarter it was the Vikings that made the plays in the second half to come away with the 60-48 Schuylkill League victory.