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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 2, 1991 Brian Lazarus scores a game-high 22 points, including 14 in the first half, to help Northwestern gain a 66-44 win over rival Northern Lehigh in the District 11 Class AA quarterfinals. The Tigers, coached by John Schmoyer, finish the game 27-of-47 from the floor and also receive 16 points from Mike Wertman. Jim Kistler contributes nine points to the winning cause while Brett Fristick adds eight and Jason Zimmerman chips in with seven.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Marian's Anthony Agosti tries to hang on to the ball as Moravian Academy's Sameer Singh reaches over him to try and pull it away.

TAMAQUA - Numbers can be deceiving. So can the lack of numbers.

Anthony Agosti's stat line on Tuesday night doesn't merit a second look.

But Agosti's contribution to Marian's 52-34 District 11 Class AA semifinal victory over Moravian Academy went beyond mere numbers.

The roles of Chris Barletta, Ryan Gimbi, Dominic Richards and Mark Stawick in the Colts' victory can be found by glancing at the boxscore. To find Agosti's role, you need to look a little deeper.

But it's well worth the search.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two area swimmers have earned top seeds for this weekend's District 11 Class AA swimming championships.

Northwestern's Madison Burns is ranked No. 1 in two events the 200 IM and the 100 breast.

Tamaqua's Joann Butkus has also earned a top seed, gaining the best time in the 50 free.

Karoline Vavra of Panther Valley earned two No. 2 seeds, entering both the 100 breast and 50 free with the second fastest times.

The only other area individual to gain a second seed is Weatherly's Matt Cullen in the 50 free.

Below are the top three seeds in each event.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Jordan Waylen drives the lane as Wilson's Chris Cooper stands behind him. Wilson pulled out the win and advanced to Friday's district 11 3A final against Central Catholic.

CATASAUQUA - Tuesday night marked the second time in as many games that Northern Lehigh faced off with Wilson.

Although it was 17 days after their initial meeting on Feb. 12, Tuesday's District 11 AAA semi-final had a feel eerily similar to their first match-up.

Much like the first meeting, Northern Lehigh forward Caleb Johnson picked up two quick fouls in the first two minutes of play and was forced to watch the remainder of the first half from the bench.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kale Sweeney, son of Jack Sweeney (formerly of Coaldale) and Cathy (Wehr) Sweeney (formerly of Summit Hill), was named as one of Johns Hopkins University's senior captains for football this upcoming season. Sweeney plays linebacker at and has started all three years and is a Cosida Academic All-American in football.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation will hold its annual scholar athlete banquet Sunday, March 6 at the Northampton Community Center.

The banquet has been held since 1961 and the foundation has recognized 745 high school athletes and 226 collegiate scholar athletes.

One high school player from each of 34 Lehigh Valley area high school teams are nominated with one of them being selected as that year's scholar athlete scholarship winner.

One local college football player from each of six area schools is also recognized at the banquet.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A total of 17 TIMES NEWS area wrestlers survived the first step on the Road to Hershey.

With the District 11 tournaments now history, it is now time to move on to interdistrict competition on the Regional level this week, with the survivors moving on to the PIAA Championships at Chocolatetown's Giant Center March 10-12.

Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley lead the TN area with five Regional qualifiers each, while Lehighton, Northwestern and Palmerton each have two and Tamaqua one.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Six TIMES NEWS area basketball teams hope to win semifinal matchups and earn a spot in this weekend's District 11 championships.

The Northern Lehigh girls (Class AA) and Northern Lehigh boys (Class AAA) will see action tonight, as will the Marian boys (Class A).

The Tamaqua (3A) and Palmerton (3A) girls will see action on Wednesday along with the Marian girls (Class A)


No. 3 Northern Lehigh (15-7)

vs. No. 2 Wilson (16-7)

TIPOFF: Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Catasauqua

COACHES: Northern Lehigh – Jeff Miller; Wilson – Bob Frankenfield

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

(through Feb. 28)

(Bout minimum - 13)

103 - 1. Nick O'Donnell, Panther Valley, Sr. (34-7); 2. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (31-8); 3. Colin Mashack, Tamaqua, Fr. (28-10).

Honorable Mention - Jacob Hoats, Lehighton, Jr. (26-8); Lenny Ogozalek, Panther Valley, Fr. (19-11).

Notes - O'Donnell placed 5th at District 11-AA tournament. Yanovich was 6th at 11-AAA and advances to Northeast AAA Regional. Mashack 6th at 11-AA, losing 6-5 to O'Donnell.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Marian High School will hold ticket sales for their District 11 boys and girls basketball games.

Tickets will be on sale in the high school office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The Colts will play Tuesday against Moravian Academy at 7 p.m. at Tamaqua.

The Fillies will play Wednesday, also against Moravian Academy, at 6 p.m. at Blue Mountain.

Northern Lehigh

Northern Lehigh High School will hold ticket sales for its District 11 boys and girls basketball games.