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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
@Caption Stand Alone:Bavarian League softball champs After winning the mid-season tournament and winning their division, McClure made it a clean sweep by becoming this year's Barvarian League softball champions. Team members front row left to right: Tony Kropp, Skye Rodgers, Kyle Faust, Jim Dodson, Julius Dudash, Kevin Kane, Benny Rabenold. Back row, Milt Drum, Chris Owens, Mark Drum, J.C. Dietz, Scott Kane, Keith James. Also on the team were Danny Reed, AL Shoemaker, T J Rohlfing, Sean Finneran, Anthony Ades.

After winning the mid-season tournament and winning their division, McClure made it a clean sweep by becoming this year's Barvarian League softball champions. Team members front row left to right: Tony Kropp, Skye Rodgers, Kyle Faust, Jim Dodson, Julius Dudash, Kevin Kane, Benny Rabenold. Back row, Milt Drum, Chris Owens, Mark Drum, J.C. Dietz, Scott Kane, Keith James. Also on the team were Danny Reed, AL Shoemaker, T J Rohlfing, Sean Finneran, Anthony Ades.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Steve Shinko/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Melissa Weber (15) and Alexandria Ventrella go up to try and block a tap from Tamaqua's Paige Baddick (10) during Monday's girls volleyball game at Jim Thorpe. Looking on for the Olympians is Brittany Holland (21).

A consistent serve is always a key component in any volleyball match.

Just ask Sarah Lesisko, who currently holds the program's record for consecutive service points (17) at Tamaqua Area High School.

Her team's serving skills helped lead the Blue Raiders to victory last night, as they topped their Schuylkill League Division I opponent Jim Thorpe, 25-12, 25-13, and 25-7.

"We just try to get all of our serves in," Lesisko said. "It's really important to get them in. I don't know … just get them all in if you can. If you have a real good day then you had a good game."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES news Northwestern's Kyle Willis heads the ball as teammate Andrw Willis (5) moves in fron the right. The Tigers scored six second half goals to blank Wilson 6-0 in Colonial League action on Monday.

Northwestern came up with wins in golf and boys soccer in scholastic sports action on Monday.

In other action, Panther Valley won two on the links and Pleasant Valley picked up a golf win. Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua got wins in girls golf and Marian grabbed a girls volleyball victory.

BOYS SOCCER

Wilson-Northwestern

After a scoreless first half, Northwestern scored six goals in the second half and went on to shutout Wilson 6-0 in Colonial League play.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ten former athletes and two coaches will be indicted into the Marian High School Hall of Fame during a dinner program slated to be held on Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford.

The new inductees will comprise the fourth class of honorees, joining those who were inducted in the first class in 2004, whenh Marian observed its 50th year, as well as others enshrined in 2006 and 2008. The committee overseeing the Hall inducts every two years.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September 14, 1957 Eddie Kocha scores a pair of touchdowns to help Nesquehoning earn a 26-26 tie with host Parkland. Kocha reaches the end zone on a 20-yard run and also hauls in a scoring pass from Butch Sotak. The winners, coached by Tony Mezza, total 300 yards on the ground and also receive scoring runs from Sotak and Ron Kinek.

Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13, 1968 An all-around effort from Rich Kelowitz helps Jim Thorpe gain a 27-6 victory over Marian. Kelowitz carries 20 times for 92 yards and a touchdown, catches three passes for 34 yards, tosses a 20-yard completion on a halfback pass, boots a 48-yard punt, and also blocks a punt. The Olympians, coached by Angie Konstas, receives TD runs of five and 26 yards from Larry Jones while Paul Simmons also hits paydirt from five yards out.

Monday, September 13, 2010
mike feifel/times news Northern Lehigh's Cody Remaley outruns a Wilson defender and heads toward the end zone for a third quarter touchdown.

WILSON BORO For Northern Lehigh's defense, it was gut-check time.

After being torched for 30 points and 288 yards (226 of them through the air) in the first half Saturday against perennial power Wilson, the Bulldogs' D decided enough was enough.

With just one minor adjustment and a lot more effort, things were completely different in the second half.

That turnaround, along with having Cody Remaley on offense, proved to be the difference as Nolehi rallied from a nine-point deficit to post a wild 52-36 Colonial League victory.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Jim Thorpe boys and the Tamaqua girls captured their respective team titles at the 'Canes Invitational to highlight Saturday's local sports card.

GIRLS TENNIS

Salisbury-Tamaqua

The Lady Raiders fell to Salisbury, 4-1.

The sole win for Tamaqua came at number two singles, where Vanessa Wagner scored a three-set win over Beth Fritzinger, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

The doubles tandem of Deana DeWire and Laine Confer had a tough loss at number two doubles, where they dropped the pro set decision, 6-8.

SINGLES

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Hurricanes top Marian

Over the span of a 48-minute game, 10 seconds seems rather insignificant.

Don't tell that to Marian, however.

Friday night against Schuylkill Haven, 10 seconds led to the Colts' downfall.

The Hurricanes used an interception return for a touchdown and a recovered fumble on the ensuing kickoff to take control of the game and went on to post a 25-8 Anthracite Football League victory.

"Schuylkill Haven is too good of a team to turn the ball over against," said Marian coach Stan Dakosty. "In a game like this, turnovers are huge.

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Panthers fall to Schuylkill Vy.

After his team's performance in week one of the high school football season, Schuylkill Valley head coach Jeff Chillot wasn't too happy with his team's effort.

However, after Friday night's come-from-behind victory over Panther Valley, he seemed to be whistling a different tune as the Panthers of Schuylkill Valley downed the Panthers of Panther Valley, 26-14.

"It feels really great," Chillot said. "We didn't play perfect, but we had to play from behind and they're a tough team. We're pretty proud of our kids' effort and happy with the win."