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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Three reach AA regional

On a lot of days, Cole Miller doesn't need to play his best golf to beat his peers.

Monday just happened to be one those days that he did need his best game.

Wilson's Collin Hagenbuch tied Miller at even par for the 27 hole District 11 Class Championship and then won with a par on the fourth hole of a playoff to take this year's title Monday at Shawnee Golf Resort.

Miller, a two-time Colonial League champ and the 2011 district champ, still moves on to next week's PIAA Eastern Regional Tournament, along with teammate Nick Vecellio and Tamaqua's Michael Weinert.

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 9, 1966 - Panther Valley came back from a 6-0 deficit scoring 20 points in the second quarter and went on to beat Shenandoah 20-12 at Lansford before 4,717 paying customers.

PV quarterback Ken Vermillion tossed three touchdown passes, all for 10 yards.

Two of the TD strikes were to Mike Winsko and the other was to Bill Pilconis.

Winsko carried 16 times for 108 yards on the ground despite his two TD catches.

Ron Zabroski had three catches for 53 yards and also booted two PAT's.

Monday, October 8, 2012

STATE COLLEGE - Beaver Stadium was jumping on Saturday afternoon and Bill O'Brien got his first glimpse of how powerful nittany nation can really be.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Palmerton's field hockey team mananged to shut out Bethlehem Catholic on Saturday in a non-league contest.

FIELD HOCKEY

Palmerton

-Bethlehem Catholic

Palmerton's Sam Doherty scored the game's lone tally to see her team improve to 7-9 on the season with a 1-0 win over Bethlehem Catholic.

The Bombers had the edge in shots, 14-6, and corners, 18-5, and goalie Devon Smith stopped six shots in the shutout.

Rachel Bronico had eleven saves in goal for Bethlehem Catholic.

GIRLS SOCCER

Bangor-Pleasant Val

ley

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Penn State got the job done last week in their first BIG 10 game under Bill O'Brien with a dominating 35-7 victory over the Illini. This week, The Nittany Lions will face a much more talented opponent in Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 B1G). The Wildcats are the first ranked opponent PSU has faced this season and they also boast one of the most dynamic offenses in the country.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The gameplan was set. The intentions were clear. Early on, however, the Olympians just could not generate the offense needed and it ended up costing them as they dropped a 42-22 decision at the hands of Minersville.

"Early on, we just could not get what we wanted," Jim Thorpe head coach Mark Rosenberger said following his team's sixth loss of the season. "Our effort just wasn't up to the standard that we expected out of them."

Saturday, October 6, 2012

SWIFTWATER – In a game marred by nine turnovers and 157 yards of penalties, the winner of the Old Oaken Bucket was decided by a single extra-point attempt.

Down 14-0 at halftime, Pocono Mountain East stole all of the momentum in the second half and mounted a comeback on Pleasant Valley. Thanks in large part to three second-half turnovers by the Bears, the Cardinals managed to score a touchdown with just over 30 seconds left to come within a single point of tying the game.

That's when Marquis Brown, Pleasant Valley's 6-5 defensive end, came to his team's rescue.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 6, 1972 Northwestern's defense not only posts a shutout but also holds Marian to no first downs in claiming a 14-0 victory. The Tigers, coached by Joe Czutno, break a scoreless tie in the third quarter when Claire Fries tosses a 37-yard touchdown pass to Ron Weber. Northwestern adds some insurance in the final frame when Fred Schlauch blasts over the goal line from a yard out. Joey House finishes with 94 yards rushing and a fumble recovery on defense while Weber adds 90 yards on the ground.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pleasant Valley got the best of Lehighton in boys soccer, girls soccer and field hockey on Friday.

BOYS SOCCER

Lehighton-Pleasant Vy

Pleasant Valley defeated Lehighton in a Mountain Valley Conference game, 5-0.

Pleasant Valley was dominate as it created 25 shots on goal to Lehighton's two.

Goals for the Bears were scored by: Mike Masullom, Jordan Walters, Justin Habick, and Charles Ortiz. The fifth goal was an own goal by the Indians.

Pleasant Valley improves to 12-3-1 (7-1). Lehighton's record is now 6-8 (3-7).

No. Lehigh-PM West

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Marian's Stan Dakosty had a feeling this would be the week for a big kickoff return.

In fact, he even told his team prior to Friday's game against Panther Valley.

Turns out the longtime mentor knows what he's talking about.

John Julian took the opening kick and returned it 89 yards for a touchdown and instant momentum. The Colts carried that momentum the rest of the way and posted a 28-7 Anthracite League victory.