Friday, March 24, 2017

Local Sports

Monday, February 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – For a Super Bowl with so many story lines, this game came up with quite a twist.

Try a blackout that turned a blowout into a shootout – capped by a brilliant defensive stand.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS James Farano of Lehighton is fouled by Tamaqua's Bo Rottet while driving to the basket. Surrounding the two players are the Indians' Jacen Nalesnik (44) and Anthony Rossino, along with the Raiders' Zach Wargula (13) and Adam Frantz.

The Lehighton boys basketball team was coming into Saturday's match-up with Tamaqua with its backs against the wall.

The Indians suffered a 30-point loss Friday night to MVC foe East Stroudsburg South, making their clash with the Raiders (12-8) all the more important. Their loss to the Cavaliers dropped the Indians below .500 on the season and with only three games remaining on the schedule, including a match-up with MVC leader Pocono Mountain West (15-4). A win over the Raiders was a necessity if they wanted to qualify for the postseason.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The turning point in a basketball game can often be debated.

But on Saturday, there was no doubt when the key moment occurred in Panther Valley's 59-46 non-league win over Palmerton.

Trailing by one early in the second quarter, the Panthers stepped up their defense and put together a nine-minute stretch in which they didn't give up a single point.

That stand not only kept the Blue Bombers off the scoreboard, but it also allowed the host team's offense to get in gear. The result was a 16-0 run that proved to be the difference for PV.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Northwestern's wrestling team cruised to an easy win over Schuylkill Haven on Saturday.


Northwestern-Schuylkill Haven

Northwestern used four pins and four forfeits to help gain a 61-15 non-league wrestling win over Schuylkill Haven.

Quentin Bernhard (120 pounds) and Andrew Sorensen (160) both registered falls in the first period, while the Tigers also received pins from Jerret White and Joseph Colucci.

Mitchell Evans added a major decision at 170.

Northwestern 61, Sch.Haven 15

106 - Jarret White (NW) pinned Dalton Werley in 3:09.

Monday, February 4, 2013

February 4, 1992 Dave Figura tallies 20 points and pulls down 12 rebounds to help Jim Thorpe pull away for an 82-68 Schuylkill League Division III victory over Panther Valley. The Olympians, coached by Randy Engle, use a 15-2 run at the end of the third quarter to turn a deficit into a double-digit lead. Brian "Pip" Rehrig keys the run with a three-point play and a three-point shot. Thorpe's Joe Radar leads all scorers with 22 points while Randy Hydro contributes 19. Rehrig finishes with nine.

Monday, February 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – It sounded as if John Harbaugh was happy his Ravens nearly blew a three-touchdown lead in the Super Bowl.

The fact that Baltimore had to hold on the stressful way, with a defensive stand near its own goal line inside the final two minutes of a 34-31 victory, meant that the triumphant coach's younger brother had done pretty well, too, in the biggest game of either of their lives.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sports has a way of humbling any team at any time.

Recently, Lehighton has found that out the hard way.

After a dramatic win against Stroudsburg less than two weeks ago, the Indians were riding a four-game winning streak and racing toward a district playoff berth.

But after three consecutive losses, including Friday night's 53-23 drubbing at the hands of visiting East Stroudsburg South, Lehighton has been knocked off Cloud nine and has hit the ground with a mighty thud.

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Dylan Moyer controls Jake Christman of Palmerton during their 182-pound bout during Friday's District 11 Class AA team duals. Moyer won a 9-2 decision and the Panthers gained a 37-33 victory.

Panther Valley knew it was facing a challenge taking on top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic in the District 11 Class AA quarterfinals. The Hawks are going for their third consecutive PIAA Class AA team wrestling title.

Unfortunately, the challenge was too great on this night, as Becahi rolled to a 76-0 win to advance to today's semifinals, where it will face Pen Argyl. The other Class AA semifinal will be Palisades against Saucon Valley.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2, 1940 Nesquehoning uses a big third quarter to help pull away for a 34-26 Black Diamond League victory over Lansford. Frank Sabol finishes with a team-high eight points for the Nesquers, who who extend a three-point halftime lead by outscoring their opponents 11-2 in that third frame. Paul Tyhala contributes six points to the winning cause while John Pancoe chips in with five. Nesquehoning, coached by Bill Griffith, also receives four points from Johnny Watto.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

For those interested in connecting with wildlife in their backyard, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is selling bluebird nesting boxes at agency headquarter, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. Boxes sell for $10.60, which includes sales tax, and customers can select from assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project.