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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Marian at Schuylkill Haven

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Marian 1-0 (0-0 Anthracite Football League); Schuylkill Haven 1-0 (0-0 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEKS RESULTS: Marian def. Lehighton 32-27; Schuylkill Haven def. Tri-Valley 34-6

MARIAN'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Paul Martin (30-245 rush, 3 TD), RB/DB Dylan Quirk (6-29 rush, TD, 44-yd fumble recov. TD), OL/DL Brendan McGowan

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Brandon Cooper (30-261 rush, 4TD), QB Ryan Fink (11-79 rush), RB Jake Naus (10-60 rush, TD)

Thursday, September 8, 2011
PV Pool champs

"Cloud 9," the Lansford AMVETS Post pool team, recently copped the championship of the 10-team Panther Valley Division of the American Pool Players Association. Team members included, from left, Rick Hanes, Dustin Sorrentino, Jessica Sorrentino, Jim McClaim and David Sprrentino. Other team members were Pappy Yeager, Dave Heckman and Juan Arroyo.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Paul Martin mentioned Friday night in a 32-27 victory over Lehighton that he didn't realize he carried the ball 30 times for 245 yards. Martin might not have noticed the chunks of yardage he was gaining, but the Indians sure did and so did most around him as Martin's week 1 performance earned him TIMES NEWS Player of the Week honors.

It was no secret going into Marian's week one match-up with Lehighton that Martin was going to be the focal point of Marian's offense.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 8, 2000 Matt Long completes 16-of-26 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns to lead Jim Thorpe to a 34-20 victory over Mahanoy Area. Michael Cody catches eight passes for 101 yards and two scores while Don Evans snags five passes for 153 yards and two TDs. The Olympians, coached by Mark Rosenberger, also get 93 yards rushing and a TD from Dave Melicharek. On defense, Thorpe's Harvey Grajales intercepts two passes.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Panther Valley and Marian both pulled out victories on the voleyball court on Tuesday.

VOLLEYBALL

Lehighton

-Saucon Valley

The Lady Panthers pulled out a close match over Lehighton in five games, 19-25, 25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 15-9.

The locals were led by the efforts of Krista Rehrig, who had 21 assists and nine digs, while teammate Natalie Zurn had 20 digs and an ace in the losing effort.

Lehighton (0-1), will play host to Catasauqua tomorrow night.

Panther Valley-Schuylkill Haven

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Rebecca Minehan attempts to block a shot with teammate Devan Sweeney (right) during Tuesday's match against Blue Mountain. The Eagles won in three straight games.

Blue Mountain head coach Nick Marrongelle couldn't have asked for a better start to the season.

Three days after capturing the championship of the Pine Grove Invitational, the Lady Eagles claimed their first Schuylkill League Division 1 victory with a three-game sweep of Tamaqua, 25-21, 25-17, 25-21.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 7, 1975 Brian Metzger scatters seven hits and strikes out 12 batters to help Lehighton gain an 8-2 win over Saylorsburg to claim the Pocono Mountain League championship. Metzger helps his own cause by contributing two hits and scoring two runs. Danny Kunkle collects four hits, two of them doubles, while Bill Kunkle adds three hits and knocks in a pair of runs.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured from left are Pat Truskey, event organizer; Brendan Shearn, 16, Frackville, 1st place overall male in 5K run; Paige Stoner, 15, Pottsville, 1st place overall female in 5K run; Arlene DeCindio, Tuscarora, 1st place overall female in 10K run; John Hunyara, 1st place overall male in 10K run; and Wayne Truskey.

Despite lingering rain showers, over 300 runners and walkers took part in the 21st annual edition of the Truskey Memorial 5K Run and Walk and 10 K Run held August 27 at the Tuscarora State Park in Barnesville. The event is sponsored by Wayne and Pat Truskey through the Tamaqua Runners Club in memory of the Truskeys' sons, Christopher and Kevin, both former Tamaqua High runners who were killed in separate auto accidents. Proceeds raised from the races benefit the Truskey Scholarship Fund, which provides collegiate scholarships for the top senior scholastic runners in the event.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Former Lehighton High and University of Connecticut standout Robbie Frey led Kutztown to a 56-30 win over Saint Anselm College in it's season opener on Saturday.

Frey rushed for 140 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns in the win.

The nationally-ranked Bears set a school record with 697 yards as a team, the most since they tallied 627 against Bloomsburg in 2007.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
@$: Pursuing soccer ball in contest between Palmerton and Northern Lehigh on Saturday are, l-r, Lee Shehadeh (16), Trevor Sherman (18), both of the Bombers, and Channing Shiffert and Jimmy Bilger (20), both of the Bulldogs. RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua girls soccer team got its season off to an impressive start by capturing the championship of the Schuylkill Haven Tournament on Saturday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Tamaqua in

Haven Tournament

The Lady Raiders started out their season in fine fashion with three wins on their way to a Schuylkill Haven Tournament title. Along the way, they downed Tri-Valley, Schuylkill Haven and Williams Valley.