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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Panther Valley's young football players received a lesson the hard way.

Get dominated up front. Walk off the field with an "L".

The Panthers, who lost 15 players to graduation from last year's squad, were completely manhandled in the trenches Friday night against visiting Mahanoy Area and the result was an 18-0 shutout.

"Mahanoy came out and totally dominated us up front," said PV head coach Frank Damian. "We couldn't get anything going. We didn't help our cause by turning the ball over three times.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday night did not turn out to be the season-opener that Pleasant Valley head coach Jim Terwilliger was looking for.

Although the Bears had the majority of their team back from last year's 5-5 team, one probably wouldn't have been able to tell if they watched last night's contest against Nazareth. The Pleasant Valley offense mustered only 160 total yards (107 on the ground) and failed to move inside the Eagles' 29-yard-line.

Meanwhile, Nazareth's Chuck Dibilio ran for 131 yards and score in the first half alone and helped his team run away with a 38-0 non-league victory.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Another "era" of Notre Dame football begins today as Brian Kelly debuts as the Irish new head football coach. Many Irish fans are excited about today and the start of Kelly's career as the head man while many, like me, are taking a wait and see you in three years approach.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

LACKAWAXEN – For many trout anglers seeking the ultimate fall get away without having to go that far away, their destination is the Lackawaxen River for the ultimate one-day, weekend or weeklong adventure.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Let's take a popular, locally made beverage, Zimmerman's Iced Tea, and perform a taste test outside a store that attracts a diverse clientele, such as the Walmart on 443 in Lehighton. We'll give adult volunteers a half-pint carton of Zimmy's and an unmarked half-pint carton of iced tea and ask them to decide which tastes better.

Only we'll pull a trick on them.

We'll have filled Zimmerman's Iced Tea in the unmarked cartons.

Out of 100 adult volunteers, how many do you think would recognize that there's no difference in the taste? Five? Ten?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pleasant Valley and Weatherly picked up volleyball victories, Northwestern was a boys soccer winner, and Pleasant Valley posted a field hockey win on Friday night.

In cross country, Tamaqua's Amber Carroll and Northwestern's Tyler Stelmack both turned in strong performances in the Lion Invitational.


Pleasant Vy.-Easton

Pleasant Valley rallied to pull out a five set victory over Easton in a non-league match.

The Bears pulled out a 19-25, 25-17, 19-25, 25-23, 17-15 thriller in their season opener.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Displaying explosiveness both on the ground and in the air, the Marian Colts on Friday night scored four touchdowns on long yardage plays that dictated the game's momentum, winning the seasonal opener over the host Lehighton Indians by a score of 28-17.

In a game that featured close to 800 combined yards of offense (399 for Marian and 392 for Lehighton), it was the Colts who controlled the tempo, initially taking a 14-0 lead but then having to come up big after their hosts cut that margin to four by scoring 10 unanswered points.

Friday, September 3, 2010

September 3, 1982 Tom Keer throws three touchdown passes, two of them to Scott Andreas, to lead Lehighton to an 18-12 opening-night win over Panther Valley. Keer hits Andreas with scoring strikes of 40 and 10 yards, and his third TD toss is a two-yarder to Todd Steigerwalt. The Indians' sophomore quarterback completes 6-of-11 passes for 101 yards while Andreas carries 12 times for 63 yards.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Marian, Northwestern and Panther Valley all picked up golf victories on Thursday.



Eric Mason fired a five-over 77 and led the Colts to a 323-475 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.

Brandon Dopira was also in the 70s, as he finished with a 79 for the Colts, who improved to 9-0 in league play and 9-1 overall.

Josh Reiner led Weatherly with a 113.

MARIAN (323)

Eric Mason 77, Brandon Dopira 79, Josh Green 81, Mark Postupack 86


Friday, September 3, 2010
bob ford/times news Kyle Aramonis of Pleasant Valley follows through with a drive during Thursday's match against Lehighton.

After the top two pairs of golfers arrived at the Mahoning Valley Country Club clubhouse on Thursday, Lehighton held a comfortable lead against Pleasant Valley.

Things got uncomfortable very quickly for the Indians from that point, however.

The Bears' depth took over as they rallied for a 13-5 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

Pleasant Valley coach Steve Krechel was glad to see the back of his line-up come through, especially a couple of underclassmen in the fifth and sixth slots. On top of it, their accomplishment helped the Bears remain unbeaten at 4-0 in MVC play.