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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26, 1963 Coaldale rallies from an early deficit to gain a 39-19 win over Kulpmont. George Hoffman scores two touchdowns, one on a 34-yard run and the other from 12 yards out, to help the Tigers rebound after falling behind 12-0. Jeb Hart returns an interception 35 yards for a score while Bobby Winsko (two-yard run), Ken Hoffman (one-yard run) and Nick Trubilla (fumble recovery in end zone) also register touchdowns. Coaldale's defense also plays well, intercepting six passes.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weatherly posted another volleyball victory on Monday.

VOLLEYBALL

Weatherly-Millersburg

Weatherly picked up a Schuylkill League volleyball win over Millersburg on Monday night by scores of 25-7, 25-12, 25-7.

Sarah Dolinsky had five kills, seven digs and four assists for the Wreckers (15-5, 7-5), while Rachel Heister had two digs, 26 assists and three aces.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

@Breif.Head:Homyak named MVC

field hockey MVP

The Mountain Valley Conference recently named its list of members for the 2010 Field Hockey All-Star team.

Lehighton senior Jordyn Homyak led a dozen of TIMES NEWS area stickers by being named the MVC's Most Valuable Player for this season.

Homyak, as well as Indian teammates Echo Bretz and Kacy Beck, received First Team selections, while Pleasant Valley's Felicia Domenici, Allison Heckman and goalkeeper Hannah Bard were received the highest recognition for their actions on the field this season.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The defending District 11 and 2A state champion Lehighton Indians received a first-round bye into this year's tournament which opens up this week.

The Indians, No. 6 seed Northwestern Lehigh and No. 7 seed Northern Lehigh are the local teams in the AA bracket.

The only local team in the AAA field hockey bracket is Pleasant Valley.

The Lady Bears , the No. 11 seed will play at No. 6 seed Northampton today at 3:45 p.m. Northampton defeated Pleasant Valley 4-0 at home back on Sept. 4.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eight TIMES NEWS area players were named to the 2010 Colonial League Field Hockey All-League Team.

A trio of Northwestern players – Paige Horner, Lauren Horner and Sarah Murray led the way by being named to the Second Team.

Northern Lehigh's Rachel Wagner, Kayla Bensinger, Kristi Seiler and Nicole Horn, along with Northwestern's Sara Jones, all received Honorable Mention honors.

2010 COLONIAL LEAGUE

FIELD HOCKEY ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

FIRST TEAM

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Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25, 1996 Chris Perhonitch scores five touchdowns to help Marian cruise to a 49-14 victory over Williams Valley. Perhonitch collects 104 yards rushing on 15 carries, reaching the end zone on runs of two, nine, 10 and 33 yards. He also scores on an eight-yard pass from Erik Balascik and intercepts a pass on defense. Justin Barrasso reaches paydirt twice, scoring on runs of 27 and 33 yards, as the Colts finish the contest with 315 yards on the ground.

Monday, October 25, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Riders take off from the start of the Reading Anthracite Coal Cracker Classic Mountain Bike Race at Tamaqua's Bungalow Park.

Mountain bike racing returned to Tamaqua on Heritage Day.

The Reading Anthracite Coal Cracker Classic was held on Sunday, Oct. 10, the first such outlet for mountain racing enthusiasts since 2004.

The race picked up where previous races staged by the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) left off, beginning and ending at Tamaqua's Bungalow Park and taking advantage of trails on the outskirts of the borough boundaries.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Northwestern's field hockey team and Lehighton's boys soccer team both suffered losses this past weekend.

FIELD HOCKEY

Northwestern-Freedom

Maureen Dietz scored at the 4:39 mark of overtime to lift the Patriots to a 2-1 overtime win over the Tigers.

Sarah Jones scored with 10:02 left in the second half off an assist by Lauren Horner on a corner for the Tigers.

Sarah Bilheimer scored the other goal for Freedom with 3:16 left in the second half off a Dana Wetmore assist.

Monday, October 25, 2010

PEN ARGYL With just two winning seasons in the last eight years, it's been a while since Pen Argyl had seen an offensive performance like the one Dylan Evans put in on Saturday, when he ran for five touchdowns in a 35-28 win over Northwestern.

"We didn't score five touchdowns for a few games at times," said Knights head coach Paul Reduzzi.

The senior back ran for 216 yards on 29 carries. The Knights' had five first-half possessions and three of them resulted in touchdowns.

Saturday, October 23, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Shenandoah Valley's Eric Whalen looks for running room with Brendan McGowan (72) and Anthony Pilla (55) in pursuit.

Being able to overcome adversity often is the determining factor in football wins vs. losses.

Fortunately, for the Shenandoah Blue Devils, they were able to snap out of a slow start Friday night at the Men of Marian Stadium, where they ran and passed the ball effectively in a 30-point second quarter that resulted in a 36-14 win for the visitors.