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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saturday was a good night for the Weatherly girls' basketball team as it picked up its third win of the season.

Last night's Schuylkill League game against Schuylkill Haven turned out to be far from that, however.

If anything could have went wrong for his team it surely did, and Weatherly head coach Paul Hadzick had no problem saying it after his players dropped a 32-26 decision to the Hurricanes.

"We didn't shoot," Hadzick said. "We didn't play good defense. We didn't rebound.

"All of the fundamental things of the game of basketball we didn't do tonight."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17, 1985 Tom Kresge pours in a game-high 25 points to help Lehighton post a 61-46 Centennial League victory over Notre Dame. The Indians, coached by Jim Smith, use a 10-0 run near the end of the second quarter to take control of the game. Tom Keer finishes with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Pete Barclay adds nine points and 17 boards. The winners also receive nine points and six rebounds from Greg Kresge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

(Through Jan. 16)

106 - 1. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, So. (15-2); 2. Jacob Hoats, Lehighton, Sr. (13-4); 3. Lenny Ogozalek, Panther Valley (20-5).

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Marian girls basketball team and the Palmerton wrestling squad both posted wins in scholastic action on Monday.

The Fillies rolled past Williams Valley, while the Bombers defeated North Schuylkill.

WRESTLING

Palmerton

-No. Schuylkill

Palmerton used four falls and three forfeits to help gain a 45-30 non-league victory over North Schuylkill.

The Blue Bombers gained pins from Josh Evans (113 pounds), Dillon Masington (126), Kane Kralik (220) and Tyler Rosenberry (285).

Zack Christman also contributed to the win with a decision at 132.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 1990 Four Panther Valley players reach double figures in scoring as the Panthers cruise to a 64-48 Schuylkill League Division III win over rival Marian. Tom Rosahac leads the way with 18 points, including seven in the opening quarter as PV gains a lead it would never relinquish. Randy Thear also tallies seven points in the first frame and finishes the game with 14. The winners, coached by Ken Kline, also receive 12 points from both Mark Paluck and Matt Ligenza.

Monday, January 16, 2012

East Stroudsburg University won eight of the nine individual events and both relays, including two victories each from Panther Valley grads Sami Vavra and freshman Karoline Vavra, to record a 121-82 dual win over Ramapo on Saturday at Koehler Fieldhouse.

The Warriors competed for the third time in eight days and turned in solid performances across the board.

Sami Vavra won the 50 free (26.19) and 100 breast (1:10.03) and Karoline Vavra won the 100 free (54.81) and 200 free (2:02.74).

Monday, January 16, 2012
Thorpe holds off N'western

Jim Thorpe's 41-36 non-league victory over Northwestern on Saturday left both coaches talking about the postseason.

For the Olympians, who improved to 11-1, it was the second of three consecutive games against top flight competition. Thorpe opened a demanding five-day stretch with Pine Grove, follwed that with Northwestern and will close it out against Tamaqua. It had to fight through Saturday's game without flu-ridden starter Kristin Lawrence.

Monday, January 16, 2012
ron gower/times news Panther Valley's Shannon Phillips (left) looks for an opening as Chrstina Green (right) and Maria Mageyar of Lehighton defend.

Both the Panther Valley boys' and girls' basketball teams sent a strong message on Saturday that they're both alive in the quest for playoff spots. Both squads won convincingly against Lehighton.

Boys

Panther Valley did what was expected of it against Lehighton.

With the Panthers' flirting with a.500 record and the Indians having just one win on the season, it was anticipated that PV would emerge victorious.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Larry Neff/Special to the TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Tamaqua football seniors honored Senior members of the Tamaqua football team were recognized at an awards program. They included, front row from left, Lance Williams, Josh Nemeth, Anthony Iacoviello, Peter Conforti and Sal Merenda. Second row, Collin Leibensperger, Jarred Muffley, Tylor Wolfe, Michael Sweigert, Tyler Gromer and Matt Delborello. Head coach Sam Bonner is in the back.
Monday, January 16, 2012

Redshirt senior Adam Hluschak went 3-0 with two pins and a major decision of the No. 3-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds in Division II to lead East Stroudsburg University at the Mid-Atlantic Duals on Sunday in Ashland, Ohio.

Hluschak, a Northern Lehigh grad and national qualifier as a sophomore – majored Nick Wykoff of West Liberty, 12-1, in his first match of the day and won by fall in 15 seconds and five minutes, 22 seconds in his bouts against Gannon and Belmont Abbey to improve to 21-6 on the season.