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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Abby Stankiewitch (33) and Grace Boyle go up to block a shot during Tuesday night's Schuylkill League Division IV battle with Pottsville Nativity.

It took the Marian Fillies awhile to get things going on Tuesday night in their first game of the season against rival Nativity. A first set loss to the Green Wave was not only a wake up call to arguably the most talented team in the Schuylkill League, but also served as motivation to elevate their play.

Unfortunately, for Nativity that's exactly what the Fillies did. After dropping the first set 25-22, they bounced back to win the next three 25-20, 25-10, and 25-16 to capture the Schuylkill League Division 4 victory.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5, 1947 Summit Hill scores a pair of first-half touchdowns and they stand up in gaining a 12-0 season-opening win over Tamaqua. Zino Pampanin's fumble recovery deep in Raider territory leads to a four-yard scoring run from Pete Karnish to give the Hillers an advantage. Charley Frassinelli adds a five-yard TD run to extend the margin. Frassinelli also recovers a fumble on defense to stop a Tamaqua drive during the second half.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Sarah Overstrom (13) of Northwestern set up teammate Mackenzie Hart during Tuesday's volleyball match with Stroudsburg.

Lehighton and Panther Valley grabbed wins in volleyball on Tuesday night as the fall sports season got in to full swing.

In other action, Northwestern remained unbeaten in girls soccer and Lehighton picked up a win in cross country.



Stroudsburg got the best of Northwestern in four sets for a 25-18, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16 victory over Northwestern.

Trista Cunningham led the Tigers with 11 kills, while Jordan Veppert and Jenny Von Holt added six and five kills respectively.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It was a tale of two different halves for the Penn State football team on Saturday afternoon.

The first half showed a new look Nittany Lions offense that showed promise, with Matt McGloin having the best half of football in his career passing for 178 yards and two touchdowns.

Penn State's defense kept the Ohio offense at bay in the first half, only giving up a Matt Weller field goal with 10:22 remaining in the second quarter. The Nittany Lions also held the Ohio attack to just 167 yards of total offense in the first two quarters.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4, 1992 Dan Steigerwalt scores a touchdown on both offense and defense to help lead Lehighton to a 25-14 victory over Panther Valley. Steigerwalt, who finishes with 109 yards rushing, reaches the end zone on a 41-yard run and also on a 33-yard interception return. Daryl Snyder contributes a pair of scores to the Indians' cause. Snyder recovers an offensive fumble in the end zone and hits paydirt from two yards out. Terry Blair adds 84 yards rushing, while Steve Hawk recovers two fumbles and records a sack.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Northwestern volleyball team opened its inaugural season of varsity competition by capturing the championship of the Cardinal Clash Tournament on Saturday.



Lehighton opened the regular season with a 3-1 non-league victory over Hazleton.

Austin Schlosser, Dan Baka and Dylan Kleintop scored the goals for the Indians, while Anthony Rossino was credited with assists on two of the goals.

Tristan Williams scored the Cougars' lone goal.

Geoff Webbert grabbed four saves between the Indians' posts.

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Tamaqua holds off Thorpe

If you purchased a ticket to the opening night of high school football yesterday evening at Olympian Stadium then you most certainly got a bargain.

Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua left it all out on the field Friday night putting on a show that saw Tamaqua prevail in the final act of the evening. The Raiders forced the Olympians into six turnovers en route to a 34-29 Anthracite Football League victory.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New playing surface. Same old Bulldogs.

Playing its first game on the new artificial turf at Bulldog Community Stadium, Northern Lehigh jumped out to a big league on this year's Colonial League favorite, beating Southern Lehigh 33-7.

"It doesn't matter that we don't have the mud," said Bulldog receiver Darien Middaugh. "We're still going to come out and punch people in the mouth."

Northern Lehigh recovered an onside kick and three Spartan fumbles in the first half, taking a 26-0 first-quarter lead.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Northern Lehigh boys and the Northwestern girls picked up victories in scholastic soccer action on Friday.


Bangor-Pleasant Vy.

Bangor made quick work of Pleasant Valley, cruising to a 7-0 non-league victory.

Ashley Jones and Jess Wain lost just one game combined in their two singles wins and then combined for a victory in doubles play.

Bangor 7, Pleasant Valley 0


Ashley Jones (B) def. Madison Olexson 6-1, 6-0; Jess Wain (B) def. Kara Urland 6-0, 6-0; Emily Brunell (B) def. Emily Thek 6-1, 7-5.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

I prefer to be polite, so I won't say Scientific Method and Mainstream Medicine were wrong. Instead, I'll say they were cautious, thorough, and chose to ignore a friend of mine, Common Sense, and in the process have somehow managed to baffle him.