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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Upon the completion of last night's 56-20 Schuylkill League football win by Shenandoah Valley over visiting Panther Valley, the victors' head coach seemed disgruntled.

In fact, Nick Sajone seemed angered with his team's performance and continued to focus on the necessary improvements that his squad needs to take into account.

"Our special teams play was just bad, bad, bad, bad," Sajone lamented. "We didn't play poised. We just did a lot of dumb stuff."

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission personnel will conduct free tours Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. of State Game Lands 110 in Berks and Schuylkill counties and SGLs 211 in Dauphin and Lebanon counties will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SOLOMONS, Md. – Three years ago, knowing the attraction of catching giant striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay has for anglers in the mid-Atlantic states, a group of people hit upon an idea to benefit the Greenwell Foundation – a non-profit organization supporting Greenwell State Park along the Patuxent River -- and other organizations by combining the fishing with a charitable cause.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October 13, 1997 - Northwestern's boys soccer team took Catasauqua to overtime and gained some revenge over the playoff-bound Roughies wih a 2-0 win.

The Tigers scored both goals in overtime with Mike Kistler and Luke Lemonnier finding the net.

Linc Gergar had seven saves for the Tigers, who finished the regular season at 9-6-3.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
ron gower/times news Northwestern's Cam Richardson (9) is wrapped at the line of scimmage by Northern  Lehigh's Chance DeLong (4).

Just 93 seconds into the game, Northern Lehigh wasn't looking very 'special.'

The remaining 46+ minutes was another story, however.

After digging itself an early hole with some shaky special team play, the Bulldogs bounced back and rolled to a 57-19 mercy-rule victory over Northwestern on Friday night.

"By far, this was our best effort of the season," said Northern Lehigh coach Joe Tout. "We took a major step forward defensively. From last week to this week was a huge difference.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Marian High School announces Hall of Fame class

Marian High School's Hall of Fame will induct its fifth group of honorees at their bi-annual banquet, which will take place in the Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford on Sunday, Oct. 21 with dinner scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

This years honorees are Joe Antinozzi (1978), Greg Chelak (1981), Patti Oakes Freiler (1986), Joe Gillespie (1991), Justen Hackenberg (1991), Dave Labosky (1974), Mike Makovec (1991), Rick Marsilio (1986), Tom Marsilio (1988) and Joe Prekopa (1971).

Friday, October 12, 2012
Jim Thorpe's Bryanna Kehrli hits a forehand during the District 11 Class AA Doubles Tournament on Thursday.

ALLENTOWN - Kasey Herman, Bryanna Kehrli, Nicki Mateyak and Sarah Zoba all returned to the West End Racquet and Fitness Club Thursday afternoon for a second chance.

Tamaqua's Carly Fenstermacher and Morgan Miller were both making the trip for their first chance at a district crown, but this time around at the District 11 Class AA Doubles Tournament.

Friday, October 12, 2012

BY ED HEDES

Just four weeks to go in the regular season and it's been quit an interesting one at that.

Tamaqua has flexed its muscle now and I sure as heck down't want to jinx them. It sure looks like Sam Bonner's Raiders have a great shot at running the table in the Anthracite Football League now after putting the hurt on North Schuylkill.

Friday, October 12, 2012
rich George/special to the times news Palmerton's Jessica Pereira (right) tries to protect the ball as Northern Lehigh's Lauren Zellner reaches in.

Palmerton upset Northern Lehigh in field hockey to highlight Thursday scholastic sports card.

FIELD HOCKEY

Northern Lehigh-Palmerton

On the Lady Bombers' Senior Night, the hosts prevailed in a hard-fought 2-1 win in overtime over Northern Lehigh.

Palmerton's Kyla Rodrigues scored the game-winner in the extra session to give her team their best record since 1989 with a final overall standing of 8-10.

Northern Lehigh's Shannon Weil scored her team's sole goal in the second half, only to be countered by the winners' Kaelyn Englert, sending the contest into OT.

Friday, October 12, 2012

October 12, 2004 - Lehighton's undefeated field hockey team gave Pleasant Valley its second loss of the season by a 3-2 score. The 17-0 Lady Indians took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Alysia Hough off a Maggie O'Brian assist. Brittni Bretz scored the second goal, while Katie Semanoff added the gam-winner off another O'Brian assist. Amy Hosking and Angela Frantz scored the two Pleasant Valley goals.