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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.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Brett Luicana prepares to hit a shot duting Thursday's match against Blue Mountain.

Northwestern's golf team and Tamaqua's tennis team scored victories in scholastic sports action.


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Northwestern got the Colonial League victory with a 440 to 458 to 512 victory over Bangor and Saucon Valley.

Cole Miller continued his stellar senior campaign shooting a 67.

Bangor's Alex Colton had the second highest score on the day, shooting a 77.

Northwestern 440,

Bangor 458, Saucon Valley 512


Cole Miller 67, Nick Vecellio 78, Zach Caruso 94, Eric Abercrombie 95, Zachery Doddard 106.

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24, 1958 Paul Lenick pitches a two-hitter to help lead Tamaqua to a 2-1 win over Coaldale in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Lenick allows one walk and strikes out nine batters. Bill Yacobenas collects two hits for the winners and scores one of his team's runs. Bill Fritzinger adds a hit while Bernie Heller also scores for Tamaqua.

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Sarah Zoba returns a shot during Wednesday's match against Blue Mountain.

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

The Colts defeated Williams Valley, while the Bears swept Pocono Mountain West and Lehighton.


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Marian remained undefeated this season with a commanding 318-436 victory over Williams Valley.

The Colts' Mark Postupack earned medalist honors with a score of 74. Teammate Josh Green was close behind with a 78.

Noah Chriswell led the Vikings with a 102.

Marian improved to 4-0.

Marian 318, Williams Valley 436


Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 23, 1999 Marian opens its golf season with a narrow 365-369 win over Panther Valley at the par-72 Mountain Valley Course. The Colts' Matt Roman leads his team with an 85 while teammate John Miller finishes one stroke behind him with an 86. Medalist honors goes to the Panthers' Rich Flanagan, who cards an 84.