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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kevin Kolb knows where he stands on the depth chart. No one knows better than him how quickly that can change, too.

Subbing for an injured Michael Vick, Kolb led the Philadelphia Eagles to their third straight road win with a solid all-around performance Sunday night in San Francisco.

Kolb completed 21 of 31 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown, and showed that he also has some mobility with a big run and a few daring escapes.

But when Vick is ready to return from a rib cartilage injury, Kolb will go back to carrying a clipboard on the sideline.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Iverson considering

playing in Turkey

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson is in "serious talks" to play with a Turkish team. Gary Moore, Iverson's personal manager, said there is strong interest in both sides to work out a deal that would send the 11-time All-Star overseas. Iverson is negotiating with Besiktas Cola Turka for at least a one-year deal.

Iverson is 17th on the NBA's career scoring list with 24,368 points over a 14-year career with Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis. He won the MVP in 2001 when he led the Sixers to the finals.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11, 1997 Northwestern scores on a kickoff return and a punt return en route to a 55-6 Colonial League victory over Salisbury. Mike Galdieri takes the opening kick 92 yards to the end zone to give the Tigers an early lead. Josh Snyder also scores on special teams, returning a punt 85 yards for a touchdown. Snyder adds a pair of TD catches, of 21 and 20 yards, from QB Steve Schaffer. Daryal Hall carries two times for 133 yards including a 78-yard scoring run.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Patrick Deutsch Deutsch/Special to the TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Brock Mitchell stretches for extra yards while Marian defenders Anthony Damiano (34), JT Keer (3) and Ron Kosar (32) combine for the tackle.

Never mind that these two teams were a combined 1-9. They laid everything they had out on the Panther Valley Stadium turf Friday night in the annual Panthers-Marian Colts rivalry, the outcome not being decided until the final 30 seconds of play.

And, in a stunning outcome, Coach Frank Damian's Panthers gained their first victory of the campaign, a 24-21 triumph that early in the fourth quarter seemed unlikely, considering they were facing a nine-point deficit.

Monday, October 11, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Zach Coleman turns the corner and look for running room against East Stroudsburg South.

Red zone turnovers on its first two possessions of the game no problem.

Well over 100 yards in penalties not a big deal.

An early deficit who cares.

With Michael Carmella at quarterback, nothing was going to stop the East Stroudsburg South offense.

Carmella did it through the air and also on the ground to lead the Cavaliers to a 35-12 victory.

"I can't say enough about Michael's play tonight," said East Stroudsburg South coach Ed Christian. "He consistently made great decisions, he was extremely accurate, he had just an outstanding game."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe came away with girls soccer wins over the weekend.

In other action, the Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua boys soccer teams continued winning ways.

GIRLS SOCCER

Nativity-Tamaqua

The Lady Raiders had a tough test with Nativity and came away with a hard-fought 4-2 win.

Kailee Rottet scored two goals for the Raiders, while teammates Kayla Hope and Lauren Mateyak added one goal apiece in the win.

Nikki Farr and Kiely Chaklos scored the goals for the visitors.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 9, 1964 Den Kalish carries 15 times for 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help lift Tamaqua to a 39-7 victory over Mahanoy Area. Kalish scores on runs of seven and two yards as the Blue Raiders pile up 306 yards of offense. The winners also receive 63 yards and a TD from Dave Whetsone, while Buddy Donald delivers a 21-yard scoring pass to Joe Baddick. Defensively, John Kotchmar blocks a punt and also recovers a fumble.

Monday, October 11, 2010
RICH GEORGE/Special to the TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Ty Cunningham (6) comes in from the right to bring down Palmerton's Aaron Cook after the Blue Bomber picked up 12 yards. The Tigers scored twice in the fourth quarter and pulled out a 35-22 Colonial League win.

Northwestern Lehigh head coach Tom Linette thought for a while that the team who would make the last mistake would wind up on the losing end of Friday night's battle with Palmerton.

In the end, the Tigers withstood a late mistake and ran in two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 35-22 win to spoil the Blue Bombers' homecoming.

"You've got to give it to our kids," said Linette afterwards. "We were down going into that fourth quarter and we took it down the field and scored.

Monday, October 11, 2010

MINERSVILLE Big runs…big numbers…big drama…sounds like every coach's dream on a Friday night in scholastic football action.

However, if you were to ask Jim Thorpe head coach Mark Rosenberger if he loved the last quarter of the Minersville-JT football match-up, he may claim otherwise, as his team needed some huge plays on the defensive side of the ball to preserve a tight scholastic win, 21-14.

"We were just very inconsistent offensively in the second half tonight," Rosenberger said after the thriller concluded. "We have to find a way to get more consistent with the ball."

Monday, October 11, 2010

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - The North Schuylkill juggernaut marches on, crushing everything in its path.

The defending District 11 Class AA and Anthracite League champion Spartans continued to run roughshod Friday night, and this time Tamaqua was the victim.

Unleashing their devastating rushing attack, the Spartans cruised to a 49-0 whitewash of the Blue Raiders in front of a Homecoming crowd at Ghosh Orthodontics Field.