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Friday, October 21, 2011
nancy scholz/times news Northwestern girls are grouped together in the front of the pack just after the start of the Colonial League cross country championship race. The Tigers won the team title.

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - Tyler Stelmack wanted another shot at the league meet since the second last year's meet ended. His excitement had been building for monthsuntil he finall got his chance and made the most of it Thursday.

The Northwestern junior topped the field by 25 seconds in winning this year's Colonial League title.

"I've been waiting for this day since the end of last year," said Stelmack. "I was telling people this morning my nervous level was like mid-way. At the starting line I was bursting through."

Friday, October 21, 2011

October 21, 2005 Nick Hosford carries 23 times for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help Northern Lehigh defeat rival Northwestern, 26-7, in a Colonial League contest. Hosford scores on runs of three and 20 yards. The Bulldogs, coached by Jim Tkach, also receive a 68-yard scoring run from Matt Snyder, who finishes with 110 yards on just five attempts. Matt Sutjak accounts for the other Nolehi score with a four-yard TD run.

Friday, October 21, 2011

When you have the worst week out of all of the writers there's not much you have to brag about and that's the case here.

Going 9-6 when quite a few guys were 12-3 is definitely nothing to brag about.

So there is nothing left to do but put the nose to the grindstone and try and bounce back a little bit.

Jason Boris and Andy Steinmetz might feel like it's a two man race, but don't count out that Bob Ford who is lurking in the shadows.

Meanwhile, this guy will just try to make it back up into the shadows.

So with Week 8 knocking on the door, here goes:

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pleasant Valley capped a perfect volleyball season in the Mountain Valley Conference by sweeping Stroudsburg on Thursday.

In other volleyball action, Panther Valley and Lehighton posted wins.

The Tamaqua boys soccer team also earned a victory.


Jim Thorpe-Panther Valley

Panther Valley swept Jim Thorpe in Schuylkill League action, 25-14, 25-16, 25-16.

Amy Yusella had nine kills, 12 service points and three aces for the Panthers while Chrissy Micholik added seven kills, 14 assists and seven service points.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wow, where does the time go.

As the final gun sounds in November you cannot wait for the next season to begin. The distance between the end of the season and August double sessions seem to be so far off you cannot think straight.

Thanksgiving and Christmas roll by as the Winter sports pass. Before you know it, it is Easter and spring has arrived. Then the summer months of sacrifice of free time to try and achieve the ultimate team goal of winning a championship.

Friday, October 21, 2011
Ron Gower/times news Marian's Abby O'Donnell (27) passes the ball as teammate Emily Pilla moves in from behind.


Marian entered last night's game against Nativity undefeated.

They also came in as the Schuylkill League Division 4 champions.

However, lost in all that was the fact that this year's Fillies are still a very young and inexperienced team.

Last night, their youth finally showed, as Nativity swept Marian in three straight games by final scores of 28-26, 25-23,25-10.

The loss ended a 26-game regular season winning streak for Marian (12-1), whose roster (12 girls) is comprised of five freshmen and four sophomores.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Let's face it the Colonial league football conference is loaded with talent this season and there is another great game on tap for Friday night. Northern Lehigh (6-1, 6-1 Colonial) will try to continue to stay on course for the postseason in week eight squaring off against Bangor (7-0, 7-0 Colonial) in the TIMES NEWS Game of the Week.

Although the 'Dawgs have already played and lost to Pen Argyl, which was the squad favored to win the Colonial League, an even bigger threat may be looming with their week eight opponent.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weatherly picked up a volleyball victory on Wednesday night.


Mahanoy Area-Weatherly

Weatherly posted a 25-12, 11-25, 25-23, 25-18 Schuylkill League win over Mahanoy Area.

Alicia Panzarella and Sarah Delinsky led Weatherly. Panzarella had 26 digs, 10 kills and four assists while Delinsky added 18 digs, 17 kills, four assists and four aces. Jess Adamcyzk (eight digs, seven kills, three blocks) and Alyssa Miller (nine digs, seven kills, three assists) also played well for the Wreckers.

Weatherly moves to 6-14 overall and 4-8 in the SL.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Carroll top area finisher

The weather presented a true challenge on Wednesday at the Schuylkill League Cross Country Championships.

On top of the wet and windy conditions at Tuscarora State Park, the competition didn't make things any easier on the 3.1 mile course at for the TIMES NEWS area harriers involved.

Even two-time league medalists Amber Carroll of Tamaqua admitted the competition has improved over the years. That didn't stop the Blue Raider senior from coming away with another league medal, however.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October 20, 1973 Brad Geiger tosses a pair of touchdown passes on offense and intercepts a pass on defense to help Tamaqua pull out a 14-13 win over rival Panther Valley. Geiger hits Bruce Truskey with a 15-yard strike in the first half and hooks up with Rick Jones for a 61-yard scoring toss in the second half. With 4:20 left to play, the Panthers reach the end zone to cut the gap to one, but Jones and Bruce Krapf come up with a big stop on the two-point try to seal the win.