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Saturday, September 3, 2011

CENTER VALLEY – It didn't take Northern Lehigh very long this season to go deep into its playbook.

The Bulldogs used a wide receiver pass on the first play of the game to take a quick lead on Southern Lehigh en route to a 21-7 win on opening night.

"That was huge," said Bulldog head coach Joe Tout. "I think that was real big momentum and our kids bought it. We were up the rest of the night."

Friday, September 2, 2011


Are you ready for some football?

After weeks of practice and months of anticipation, the 2011 high school football season will kick off tonight for all nine TIMES NEWS area teams.

A couple of years ago, I did an A-to-Z rundown of high school football in my season welcoming column. This year, I thought I would change from an alphabetical look at the season to a numerical look.

So here it is, the 2011 scholastic football season by the numbers:

Friday, September 2, 2011
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe cross country seniors, from left, Kayla Susko, Erin Bucci, Darren Gehres, Caitlin Liscinski and Caitlin Henninger run the Olympians' new course.

For the last 22 years, the Jim Thorpe cross country teams disappeared into the woods and were not seen again until the end of their run.

That is about to change this season.

Friday, September 2, 2011
Raiders, Tigers both triumph

Tamaqua and Northwestern posted scholastic golf victories on Thursday.


Tamaqua-Jim Thorpe

In a backyard rivalry on the links, it was Tamaqua who walked off the course with a 354-413 Schuylkill League victory over host Jim Thorpe.

The Blue Raiders' Nick Toth grabbed medalist honors with a match-low 78.

Jake McGeehan paced the Olympians with a team-low 95.


Nick Toth 78, Mike Weinert 80, Travis Miller 96, Jackson George 100


Jake McGeehan 95, Mitch Hoffman 105, Nate Ryals 105, Mike Helmer 108

Friday, September 2, 2011

September 2, 1977 Six different players score touchdowns as Panther Valley opens the season with a convincing 43-0 win over Pocono Mountain. Geno DeGiosio runs six times for 82 yards and a score while Mike Shubeck gains 81 yards and a TD on 12 attempts. Ed Shubeck runs for a 29-yard tally and also throws a 29-yard scoring strike to Chris Zuber. The Panthers, who outgain PM 450-78, also receive TD runs from Mark Zuber and Charlie McAvoy.

Friday, September 2, 2011


It seems like just yesterday that I was watching Northern Lehigh's spectacular run in the PIAA Class AA playoffs.

Feeling like I just woke up from viewing that remarkable run, the 2011 Pennsylvania High School football season begins tonight and there are seven games on tap involving local teams.

Friday, September 2, 2011
BOB FORD/TIME NEWS Jim Thorpe's Gabbie Binder retuns a shot during her match against Tamaqua's Nicki Mateyak. Mateyak posted a 6-1, 7-5 win.

If consistency was the subject of the message the Tamaqua girls tennis team was trying to send the Lady Olympians Thursday evening then consider that message delivered. The Lady Raiders pulled out a 3-2 decision that came down to a number two doubles match with Tamaqua finishing off Thorpe with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 doubles victory.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs fell for the fourth straight game on Wednesday night as they once again struggled at the plate.

In 37 innings over their past four games, the IronPigs have scored just three runs. Fortunately for the IronPigs, the Pawtucket Red Sox lost their second-straight to Rochester by a score of 4-2, preserving the two-game North Division deficit that the IronPigs were facing going into International League action.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1, 1995 Gil Concepcion carries 19 times for 111 yards and the game-winning touchdown to help Palmerton post a 14-7 Colonial League win over Saucon Valley. Concepcion scampers 18 yards off an option from quarterback Travis Fink early in the fourth quarter for the go-ahead score. The Bombers, coached by Manny Guedes, also receive a 26-yard TD pass from Fink to Nate Hunsicker.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pleasant Valley and Marian both posted victories in golf action on Wednesday.


Lehighton-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley picked up its fourth win of the year by defeating Lehighton, 20 1/2-3 1/2 in Mountain Valley Conference golf action.

The Bears' (4-1) Kyle Adamonis was the medalist on the day with an 80. He won his respective match 3-0. Teammates Jim Lavender, Colin Cook, Elliot Custred and Jeff Olah also won by 3-0 scores.

Lehighton's (1-3) only win came from Jake Hoats. He won 3-0.

Pleasant Valley 20 1/2, Lehighton 3 1/2