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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
victor izzo/times news Members of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame induction class were, left to right : Tom Skelly, Justin Young, Jason Figura, Jacob Heydt, Derick Reis, and Aaron Smith.

The 1935 Mauch Chunk Catholic High School football team was inducted into the 2012 Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame. Representing members of that team and the players they represented were, seated, from left, Anne Moyer ( Jake Turnbach); Jane Dever McHugh (Jack Dever); Betty Herman (Bill Herman); and Jessica Fahey-Petrack (John Fahey).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Olympians look to change culture

Since the program's inception, the Jim Thorpe boys' soccer team has never been able to post a .500 record and qualify for the District 11 playoffs.

Head coach Anthony Dixon believes that this year's team can make that tidbit of information a thing of the past.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Northwestern golf team was the only area winner on Monday.

Pen Argyl-Southern Lehigh-Northwestern

Northwestern split in a Colonial League tri-meet at Olde Homestead.

The Tigers recorded a 431-504 win over Pen Argyl, but dropped a 404-431 setback to Southern Lehigh.

The Tigers' Cole Miller carded a nine-under-par score of 63 to score medalist honors.

Teammate Nick Vicellio followed right behind with a score of 79.


E. Tinney 96, S. Firestone 97, D. Labarre 102, A. Kolizzi 104, D. DeJesso 105


Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Head coach Anthony Dixon (Third year)

Assistant coaches Rich Kaminski

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Last year's record 6-12

Key losses Richie Buele

Key returnees Dalton Becker (Sr., MID), Shane Bliecher-Otto (Sr., DEF), Caleb Heller (Sr., DEF), Mike Kalage (Sr., DEF), Justin Kaminski (Sr., GK), Kyle Lawrence (Sr., MID), Corey Ligenza (Sr., F), Mike Principe (Sr., MID), Steven Principe (Jr., MID), Matt Rich (Sr., F), Ian Sterling (Jr., DEF)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28, 1996 All five Palmerton golfers register scores lower then Bangor's top man and the Blue Bombers cruise to a 446-488 Colonial League victory at Cherry Valley. Mike Serfass earns medalist honors with an 84 while Derek Kistler follows with an 88. Jason Borger cards a 90 as Palmerton improves its record to 5-1.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The question is a natural: Would the promotion of Dr. Robert Lombardi as the PIAA's seventh executive director result in substantial change to the organization?

We have our answer.

Less than two weeks after ascending to the PIAA's top post following the July resignation of former executive director Brad Cashman, Lombardi presented the PIAA's Board of Directors with a 100-day plan calling for significant changes to PIAA.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tamaqua's tennis team posted a win over Salisbury this weekend.

In other action, Jim Thorpe fell to Blue Mountain.



Tamaqua posted a 4-1 win over Salisbury.

The Blue Raiders' Nicki Mateyak and Vicky Krause both recorded victories in singles play.

With the win, Tamaqua improves to 2-3 on the season.

Tamaqua 4, Salisbury 1


Nicki Mateyak (T) def. Talitha Oliver 6-1, 6-0; Ali Greenholt (S) def. Sarah Zoba 6-3, 6-3; Vicky Krause (T) def. MIchelle Dang 6-2, 6-0.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Northwestern girls volleyball players had always hoped to play for a high school team. Some of them had been playing for the Northwestern Volleyball Club since middle school, competing against other high school teams during the spring club season.

For years they had been trying to get a high school team started that would compete against others in the fall, but as last year's school year was coming to a close, they still had not received approval.

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27, 1959 Tamaqua receives home runs from Tom Brockel and Bob Fritzinger to aid a 7-2 victory over Jim Thorpe in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Brockel and Fritzinger both finish with two hits for the winners, who score five runs in the first inning, while Paul Collins adds a double and run scored. H. Donald pitches a one-hitter to gain the mound win. Billy Wishousky also chips in with a hit and run scored.

Friday, August 24, 2012

When I interview Northern Lehigh football players after games, the process is always the same.

The first thing they do is try to wipe their wet, dirty hands off on their muddy uniform. Then they give a firm hand shake and always address me as sir or Mr. Haines. Then I try to wipe off my now-muddy hand, but usually walk away with a dirty notebook and smears on my tape recorder.

Well, that's what it used to be like. This year, I'm sure the players will still call me sir or Mr. Haines. But the mud will be gone.