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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 20, 1979 Mike Tracy carries 25 times for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Marian gains a 20-6 Homecoming Day victory over West Hazleton. Tracy reaches the end zone on runs of 57 and 21 yards and tops 1,000 yards on the season with his big game. The Colts, coached by Stan Dick, also receive a one-yard TD plunge from Kory Bates.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Over the weekend, Cathy McCullough received a quick glimpse of the past. She then received an up-close and personal view of the present state of the Northwestern field hockey program.

The opportunity for the legendary Tigers field hockey coach all came about as current players, their coaching staff, their parents and the Northwestern High School Athletic Department took it upon themselves to honor the 20th anniversary of the 1990 PIAA 2A State Championship team which McCullough coached.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
20th anniversary celebrated


The 1990 PIAA State Champion Northwestern High School field hockey team recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its title. The team was honored following the Northern Lehigh-Northwestern varsity field hockey game on Saturday. Team members who were on hand for the ceremony, included, front, from left, Wendy (Thompson) Moscbach, Jamie (Carey) Swanson, Megan (Shaughnessy) Mang. Middle, Alana (Zellner) Smoyer. Back, Monica (Zellner) Griffith, Jenny (Miller) Zellner, Mel Ritter, Natalie Nester, assistant coach Peg Snyder, and head coach Cathy McCullough.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19, 1985 Scott Thompson kicks a 21-yard field goal with 21 seconds left in the game to lift Northwestern to a 15-13 victory over Salisbury. The winning three-pointer is set up by Chris Hunsicker's fumble recovery and a 12-yard pass from Frank Rauscher to Thompson. Scott Ziegler scores a pair of short touchdown runs for the Tigers, while Eric Dalius leads the offense with 80 yards rushing. NW's defense also comes through with eight sacks, including three by Dave Leiby.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
bob ford/times news Sarah Keer of Lehighton (right) tries to escape the defensive pressure being applied by Pleasant Valley's Alanna Liptak.

Although it was a heavy underdog entering Monday night's semi-final matchup with Lehighton, the Pleasant Valley field hockey team came out as the aggressor and took it to the Indians for the first twenty minutes of the game.

Unfortunately for the Bears, field hockey contests are sixty minutes long.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Panther Valley football coach Frank Damian will not be on the sidelines when his team visits Tamaqua on Friday night.

Panther assistant coaches will handle the team in his absence.

"I am voluntarily taking myself out of Friday's game against Tamaqua," said Damian. "For the safety of my players, my family, and for the integrity of the game of football, I will not be coaching."

Damian wouldn't comment on the details surrounding his decision.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Marian volleyball team remained unbeaten on the season to highlight Monday's scholastic sports card.



On Senior Night, it was Marian's upperclassmen who got the best of Hazleton for a 25-8, 25-12, 25-10 non-league win.

Senior Rachel Krajcirik led the Fillies (13-0) with 21 service points, 19 assists, 10 aces and seven digs.

Monday, October 18, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Joe Cordillo, 51, of Dunmore, has a big lead in the Switchback Scamper as he runs on the Switchback trail in Summit Hill. Cordillo was the overall winner of the 40th annual event.

The 40th annual Switchback Scamper, held on the site of the historic Switchback Railroad in Summit Hill and Jim Thorpe, was won by a Dunmore man yesterday.

Joe Cardillo, 51, led for most of the race and appeared to be never seriously challenged by second-place finisher Jeremy Dormer, 39, of Hazle Township. The third place finisher was Steve Werley, 57, of Orefield.

Monday, October 18, 2010
Northwestern's Abigail Schneck, left, battles for the ball with Northern Lehigh's Rachel Wagner, while behind them is the Lady Bulldog's Kelsey Follweiler. Northwestern won the game, 2-1. Ron Gower/Times news

The Northwestern field hockey team closed in on a District 11 playoff berth by defeating Northern Lehigh on Saturday.


No. Lehigh-Northwestern

Northwestern edged Northern Lehigh, 2-1, in Colonial League action.

All the scoring took place in the second half as the Tigers pulled out to the lead with Caileigh Ladrigan scoring unassisted.

Sara Jones put in an insurance score with 2:50 left in the game off a Lauren Horner feed.

With 46 seconds remaining in the contest, Alisha Bowers got NL off the schnide, scoring unassisted.

Monday, October 18, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - There was no signs of panic prior to Game 2 of the National League Championship Series last night at Citizen's Bank Park.

Despite dropping Game 1 to Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants the night before, the Philadelphia Phillies didn't look nervous despite being down in the series.

"I think it's going to help us a lot," said centerfield Shane Victorino. "You know, they came out ready to play last night. You can't take anything away from them. I think that we just have to regain our focus. It is one game. it is a seven-game series."