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Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12, 1962 George Armbruster scores nine first quarter points to help Jim Thorpe jump out to an early lead, and the Olympians go on to post a 65-49 Black Diamond League win over Summit Hill. Armbruster finishes the contest with a game-high 28 points while Paul Hydro tallies 12. The winners, coached by Kenny Kline, also receive nine points from Jack Morgan.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Panther Valley's Lenny Ogozalek pins Halifax's Lucas Burke 18 seconds into the first period.

Panther Valley, Palmerton and Lehighton all recorded wrestling victories on Wednesday.


Halifax-Panther Valley

Panther Valley took advantage of additional bonus points in all nine of the contested bouts it won to score a 49-28 win over visiting Halifax.

Lenny Ogozalek (106), Czar Founds (138), Stephen Snyder (182) and Rian Shubeck (285) recorded pins for the Panthers. Dustin Marblestone added a technical fall at 145.

Panther Vy. 49, Halifax 28

106 - Lenny Ogozalek (PV) pinned Lucas Burke in :18

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
JT drops fifth straight

The Jim Thorpe Olympians boys basketball squad took a different approach to the first quarter against Pottsville than they did in their last contest. The Olympians, who in the previous game against Northern Lehigh dug themselves a 17-point hole before coming back to challenge the Bulldogs at the end of the night.

Tuesday night, Jim Thorpe trailed undefeated Pottsville by just four points after one quarter.

Unfortunately for the Olympians, they only managed to score single digits in the remaining three frames as the Tide rolled to a 66-39 Schuylkill League Division I.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11, 1992 Damian Fritz and Todd Rottet combine for all 19 of Tamaqua's points in the fourth quarter to help the Blue Raiders hold on for a 73-68 Schuylkill League Division I win over Mount Carmel. Fritz finishes with a game-high 27 points for the winners, who shoot an impressive 25-of-34 at the free throw line. Mike Ruggeri contributes 14 points while Rottet and Tom Edwards each end with 10 for Tamaqua, coached by Ray Edwards.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Harris leads Pleasant Valley to win

With a record hovering around the .500 mark at the midway point of the season, every game is crucial for Pleasant Valley.

Against Lehighton on Tuesday night, the Bears played like a team well aware of their situation.

Pleasant Valley displayed intensity on defense and on the boards as it rolled to a 60-36 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

"We're trying to qualify for both the league and district playoffs," said Pleasant Valley coach Nadia Gauronsky. "We need all the wins we can get. Every game is important for us right now."

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Six-foot seven-inches of height provides a basketball player plenty of inside advantage over defenders. Now, imagine that same player can stick the 10 to 15 foot jumper with consistency and the scoring threat becomes more lethal.

Such is the case with Northern Lehigh senior, Lucas Pierce. In Tuesday night's 47-27 win over visiting Saucon Valley, Pierce led the offensive charge for the Bulldogs (9-1, 6-1) as they pulled away down the stretch for the Colonial League win.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
mike feifel/times news Pleasant Valley's Marques Brown (00) splits a pair of Lehighton defenders on his way to the basket.

Lehighton and Pleasant Valley's play in the first quarter was far from admirable.

Fortunately for the Bears, they got things turned around in the next three quarters and showed why they are a team to be taken seriously in the Mountain Valley Conference.

After shooting a dismal 2-for-12 in the opening quarter, Pleasant Valley got things rolling in the second quarter behind strong play from guard Selwyn Wright and center Marquis Brown. The pair combined to score 35 points on the night and helped lead the Bears to a 59-37 victory.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
PV girls roll; Lady Tigers drop showdown

It was a rough night on the hardwoods for local basketball teams as the lone winner was the Panther Valley girls, who played a non-league game against Lincoln Leadership Academy.


So. Lehigh-Northwestern

Trailing by one point after the first eight minutes, Southern Lehigh seized control of the game in the second quarter and never looked back, as the Spartans posted a 48-40 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Northern Lehigh has approved the hire of Rick Jones as its new head boys soccer coach for the fall of 2012. Jones was hired to replace Jason Reinhard, who elected to stay on as girls head coach since the PIAA move to have Girls' Soccer in the fall.

Jones was an assistant coach at Bangor under Head Coach Dave White and also trained with the Atlanta Silverbacks in 2007

Played stopper at Thomas University in 2006-07, played sweeper at Indiana University of Technology 2004-06 and played at Bangor Area from 2000-04 where he was Defensive MVP.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Amy Zehner's college basketball career got off to an incredible start.

Recently discovered health problems now have that career in jeopardy.

The Bucknell freshman and Tamaqua High School graduate recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in her first-ever college game.

Zehner followed that with a 25-point performance against Youngstown State in her third collegiate game and a 20-point effort against Buffalo just three nights later.