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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
ron gower/times news Pleasant Valley's Lauren Heckelman volleys the ball over the net during her match against Lauren Morales of Pocono Mountain West. Heckelman won the match, 6-1, 6-2.

The Tamaqua girls soccer team and Marian girls volleyball squad both remained undefeated with victories on Monday.

FIELD HOCKEY

Penn Manor-Lehighton

Penn Manor knocked off Lehighton 2-1 in non-league play.

The Indians (0-3) managed just three shots on the day. Their lone goal was scored by Sage Terembula. Sarah Keer assisted on the play.

Shannon Sloss and Eryn McCoy scored the goals for Penn Manor.

Kristina Schnell had four saves in goal for Lehighton

Northwestern-Pen Argyl

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua setter Jacqueline McMullen (2) back hits the ball over the net as Jim Thorpe's Mellisa Weber (15) looks on.

If the Jim Thorpe Lady Olympians volleyball team would have played with the tenacity they showed in the third game against Tamaqua the outcome may have been different. The Lady Raiders however, fought through the scrappy Thorpe run in the last game to blank the Lady Olympians in straight games.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Northern Lehigh School Board on Monday approved the following resignations/appointments for the 2011-2012 school year:

Co-Curricular Resignations

- John Sitaras, from his position of high school boys soccer coach, effective Aug. 20, 2011. Sitaras resigned due to family issues.

- Jackie Leslie, from her position as assistant girl's basketball coach, effective Sept. 1, 2011. Leslie resigned due to work issues.

Co-Curricular Appointments

- Patricia Jones, assistant girl's soccer coach, $2,761

Monday, September 12, 2011
NW has strong showing

CENTER VALLEY - The DeSales University Centaur Invitational give runners a good early season barometer of where they stack up against some of the best competition in the eastern part of the state.

Some area runners and teams found out they're right where they want to be heading into the heart of the dual-meet season.

Northwestern's Tyler Stelmack took seventh place overall at DeSales. Northwestern's girls, led by top-15 finishes by Erica Sarnicky and Haley Yost, placed second as a team at DeSales.

Monday, September 12, 2011
bob ford/times news Khaaliq Lynch of Jim Thorpe (19) escapes from a Line Mountain defender and heads upfield for a 64-yard kickoff return in the first quarter.

In a game that featured nearly 100 points and 1,000 yards of offense, it seems absurd that a defensive stop made the difference.

But talk to Mark Rosenberger and Mike Carson after Line Mountain's 62-32 win over Jim Thorpe Saturday, and they would be the first to admit that wouldn't sound crazy at all.

After a first half that had both teams going up and down the field, both coaches knew whichever team could keep the other out of the end zone first would have the upper hand.

Unfortunately for the Olympians, it wasn't them.

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12, 1998 Chris Jacobs carries 14 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns to help Pleasant Valley pull away from Coughlin for a 38-20 victory. Jacobs hits paydirt on runs of 57, 24 and seven yards, including the go-ahead score in the third quarter. The Bears, coached by Tony Caracio, also receive 106 yards and a four-yard TD run from Mike Wallace. Ryan Shaw adds to the PV scoring with a 32-yard interception return.

Monday, September 12, 2011

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Marian's offense couldn't get going in the first half. The Colts' five drives ended with two turnovers and three punts.

In the second half that offense was nearly unstoppable. Aided by some Schuylkill Haven turnovers, Marian scored on four of its six second-half possessions to beat the Hurricanes, 28-7.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tamaqua picked up wins in boys soccer, girls soccer and tennis to highlight Saturday's scholastic sports action

BOYS SOCCER

Pottsville-Tamaqua

Tamaqua pulled out a 3-1 Schuylkill League victory over Pottsville.

After a scoreless first half, the Raiders' Anatoly Dermo scored off a Josh Delp assist. Jake Fegley and Delp added scores later to secure the win.

Tamaqua held a 12-11 shot advantage in the game. Tyler Cimino stopped 10 shots in goal in the winning effort.

Pottsville won the JV contest, 3-0.

GIRLS SOCCER

Blue Mountain-Tamaqua

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Week two is here for Penn State football fans and the Alabama Crimson Tide are coming into State College, Penn State still doesn't have a starting quarterback, and the Nittany Lions offensive line still couldn't pass block last week. There is some good news however, the Tide still don't have a solid number one QB either and the Lions defensive line is vasty improved from last season.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

With the upcoming Youth Hunting Days approaching, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe said it is important for adult hunters to understand the difference between hunts for juniors and the Mentored Youth Hunting Program for unlicensed youth, which has been expanded for 2011-12 through a recent change in law and regulations to include antlerless deer hunting.