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Friday, September 16, 2011
ron gower/times news Mitch Hoffman of Jim Thorpe chips the ball onto the green.

Sometimes winning isn't what it's all about.

Thursday's match between the Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua golf teams wasn't only about a potential win for a pair of young and inexperienced teams.

Rather, it was more about the thrill of some friendly competition out on the greens and fairways at Villas Crossings.

When the scorecards were turned in, it was the Blue Raiders that recorded a 329-386 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Olympian coach James Hauze was able to find some postives in the loss, however.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Kylee Bennett of Northwestern (left) tries to go around Palmerton's Samantha Doherty. Northwestern won the game, 3-2, thanks to a late goal by Bennett.

With under five minutes left in the game, Kylee Bennett missed a chance to seal the deal for Northwestern on a penalty corner.

Bennett more than made up for it in the waning moments of the Tigers' Colonial League showdown with Palmerton.

With overtime looming, the junior Tiger got her stick on a feed from Tiffany Gumina just in the nick of time to post the game-winning goal in a 3-2 nail-biter.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will induct its 16th class into the Hall of Fame which will include seven new individuals, prior to Friday night's home football game against Shenandoah Valley

Durbin L Wagner, Pat Davison, Lorri Maff, Dan Smith, Kyle spotts, Derrik Keich and the late Joseph Plasko will be honored with their induction.

Below is a brief biography of each inductee:



Thursday, September 15, 2011

After enjoying life near the top of the grid picks after the first week of high school football season, I slipped a bit towards the middle of the pack despite finishing with an 11-4 mark last week.

Not a bad effort. As a matter of fact, it matched my record from the first week and I'n just a few games out of first. right now Andy Steinmetz and Jason Boris are tied for first and there are a few guys ahead of me that I'm not too worried about because they aren't used to being up that close to the lead.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Indians and Tigers get golf victories

Lehighton and Northwestern picked up scholastic golf victories on Wednesday.


ES North-Lehighton

The Indians downed East Stroudsburg North, 18.5-5.5 in MVC golf action.

Lehighton's Jake Hoats and ESN's Kin Dixon both shot 81 to share medalist honors.

With the win, the Tribe improves to 2-5 on the season.

Lehighton 18.5, ES North 5.5

Thursday, September 15, 2011

hicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team following the death of his mother.

Urlacher's mother, Lavoyda, died unexpectedly at her home in Texas, the team said in releasing a statement from their veteran leader.

"My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss and make the arrangements to lay her to rest," Urlacher said. "This is a very difficult and emotional time for us and I sincerely ask that you respect our privacy."

It wasn't clear whether Urlacher will be back for practice or in time for Sunday's game at New Orleans.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 15, 1955 Nesquehoning outgaines Frackville, 347-57, and rolls to a 29-0 Eastern Conference win. After being kept off the board in the first quarter, the Nesquers explode for 20 points in the second frame. Joe Krajcir opens the scoring with a 32-yard touchdown run while Steve Kusko reaches the end zone on a 52-yard jaunt. Walt Ligenza adds to the margin with a seven-yard tally. The winners, coached by Tony Mezza, receive their final TD in the fourth period when Pat Donahue recovers a fumble in the end zone.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Great teams rebuild. Great programs reload.

There's no doubt that Northern Lehigh was a great football team in 2010. There should also be no doubt that the Bulldog football program has reached a level of greatness during the past decade.

Northern Lehigh entered this season having lost just 19 regular games in the past 10 seasons. Over that time period, the Bulldogs have qualified for the District 11 playoffs nine times and captured two D-11 championships. They have also won or shared four Colonial League titles.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lehighton at Panther Valley

WHEN: Thursday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Lehighton 1-1 (0-0 MVC); Panther Valley 0-2 (0-1 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Lehighton def. Tamaqua 14-6; Schuylkill Valley def. Panther Valley 48-13

LEHIGHTON'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Anthony Farole (5-10-54 pass, 15-50 rush), RB Jacen Nalesnik (2 rushing TD)

PANTHER VALLEY'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Nick McArdle (11-75 rush, TD) RB Tyler Smith (31-146 rush, TD)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Pee Wee Standings


Shamokin 3 0

Hazleton 2 0

Mahanoy Area 2 0

Jim Thorpe 2 0

Pottsville 2 0

Blue Mountain 1 1

Frackville 1 1

Mt. Carmel 1 1

Shenandoah 1 2

Ashland 0 2

Minersville 0 2

Panther Valley 0 2

Saint Clair 0 2

Tamaqua 0 2

Mini Standings

Ashland 2 0

Frackville 2 0

Tamaqua 2 0

Shamokin 2 1

Blue Mountain 1 1

Hazleton 1 1

Jim Thorpe 1 1

Mahanoy Area 1 1

Minersville 1 1

Pottsville 1 1