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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Northwestern and Palmerton managed to split Colonial League golf matches on Monday.

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Northwestern Lehigh-Southern Lehigh-

Pen Argyl

Northwestern split in a Colonial League tri-meet at Saw Mill Golf Course.

The Tigers knocked off host Pen Argyl 410-448, but ended up falling to Southern Lehigh by a 390-410 score.

Cole Miller paced the Tigers with a team-low 76, while Nick Vecellio finished right behind with a 79.

The Spartans' Matt Guro grabbed medalist honors with a 2-over-par 72.

SOUTHERN LEHIGH (390)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31, 1985 Fred Cerimele scores two touchdowns, one on a 50-yard interception return and the other on a one-yard run, to help Panther Valley gain a 23-14 victory over Lehighton. Buddy Ligenza leads the Panthers' rushing attack with 68 yards while Gary Karnish follows close behind with 67, including a six-yard TD run. PV, coached by Joe Leonzi, also receives a 33-yard field goal off the foot of Rich Zabroski.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (23rd season)

Assistant coaches Janet Ginder

Last year's record 10-1 overall

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Key losses Sam Lux, Sean Boyd, Dave Barrientos, Jay Marsden, Arristah Voorhees, Branden Slack, Kareem Mickens

Key returnees Matt Curran (Sr.), Adam Dachowicz (Sr.), Josh Williams (Sr.), Nathaniel Flick (Jr.), Darren Gehres (Jr.), Chris Boyd (Jr.)

Others to watch Bob Taylor (So.), Erik Stelling (Fr.), Christian Fields (Fr.), Zachary Nace (Fr.)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
steve shinko/times news Marian cross country standout runners pose for a photo in front of the school before a recent practice session. They are, from left, senior Bobby Kelly, sophomore Phil Marzen and coach Jeremy Dormer.

Very rarely does a program do well in its first few years of existence.

Usually it takes some time for a program to grow in numbers and talent and become competitive in its division, league or district. It may take even longer for a smaller school since it doesn't have as many kids to choose from. However, the Marian boys' cross country team didn't need much time to get its feet under itself. No, the Colts pretty much hit the ground running – both literally and metaphorically.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One week was worth the wait for Wharton, New Jersey's Don Wagner as he not only won the special Poker Series race but assumed the division point lead as well.

With 13 laps competed in the August 21, 35-lap 7 Card Stud Poker Series race at Mahoning Valley Speedway, John Bennett and Wagner where running one-two. Unfortunately rain put a halt to the action at the point and the event was resumed this past Saturday night.

Monday, August 30, 2010
Joe Plasko/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua junior Amber Carroll is already out of the gates and running well, if the results from two preseason races this month are any indication.

Amber Carroll is a soft-spoken individual who is modest about her goals and accomplishments.

What the Tamaqua Area High School junior has already achieved as a distance runner speaks volumes.

As a freshman, Carroll won the Schuylkill League Cross Country Championship at Tuscarora State Park, finished as District 11 Class AA runner-up at Lehigh University and placed 18th at the PIAA State Meet on Hershey's Parkview course.

Monday, August 30, 2010

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (23rd season)

Assistant coaches Janet Ginder

Last year's record 3-8

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Key losses Tyra Brown, Emily Andrews, Elizabeth Schneeberger-Klotz

Key returnees Erin Bucci (Jr.), Gabriella Miller (Jr.), Samantha Miller (Jr.), Caitlyn Henninger (Jr.), Kayla Susko (Jr.), Tiffany Erney (Jr.), Briana Gehres (So.)

Others to watch Danielle Juracka (Jr.), Sara Kimborowicz (Jr.), Courtney Martinelli (Jr), Brittany Scherer (So.), Rebecca Osborne (So.), Catherine Condly (Fr.)

Monday, August 30, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Winners of the Truskey Memorial 5K Run at Tuscarora State Park were, second from left, Paige Stoner of Pottsville and Nathan McClafferty of Conrad Weiser. With the winners are Pat and Wayne Truskey, who sponsor the race in memory of their sons Christopher and Kevin.

Ideal conditions greeted a large field of runners for Saturday morning's 20th annual edition of the Truskey Memorial 5K Run and Walk and 10 K Run, held at Tuscarora State Park.

Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped attract a total of 413 participants.

That included 348 runners for the 5K race, which is held on the same course as the Schuylkill League Cross Country Championships. The Truskey 5K serves as a preseason workout for Schuylkill runners for that reason.

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 2002 Ryan Bleam returns the opening kickoff of the season 88 yards for a touchdown and Northwestern goes on to gain a 28-13 Colonial League win over Notre Dame. Bleam finishes the contest with three touchdowns, hitting paydirt on runs of 2 and 18 yards. Ray Keshel carries 11 times for 141 yards and a TD as the Tigers, coached by Bob Mitchell, total 292 yards on the ground.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

If you are any kind of NFL fanatic, you are probably locked in to a Fantasy Football League somewhere, whether it be with a group of friends or on a few online sites that offer you free league status this time of year.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been meddling through some of the tabloids I subscribe to and other sites along the way and have come up with a list of top prospects that I'll carry with me when draft day rolls around.