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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5, 1959 Joe Holubek pours in a game-high 28 points to help lead Marian to a 66-51 win over Immaculate Heart of Fountain Springs. Holubek scores nine points in the opening quarter as the Colts, coached by Hugh "Wink" Gallagher gain a 13-5 lead. Jeff Kantor contributes to the winning cause with 14 points while Bob Canter chips in with eight and Dave Lewis adds seven.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blue Mountain and Jim Thorpe both started slow offensively last night, but in the end, it was the Eagles taking advantage of their inside presence and outscoring the Olympians 23-9 in the fourth quarter for a 61-47 Schuylkill League Division I win.

It took about two minutes for a basket to fall, but things started to click for the Olympians, as they turned a 5-5 tie into a 13-5 lead off an 8-0 run as J.T. Otto scored five. The Olympians held a 14-7 lead after one period. Otto finished with eight points, while the Eagles' Tyler Hartranft hit a three to keep the visitors close.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Caleb Johnson (44) goes up for two as he drives the lane in between Palmerton's Bretty Snyder and Tyler Svetik (11).

Northern Lehigh head coach Jeff Miller hasn't seen his team in many close games yet this season. So he really didn't know how the Bulldogs would react when the time actually came.

The Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1) found themselves trailing Palmerton (5-3, 3-2) with less than two minutes remaining in the first half on Tuesday night and Miller got his answer.

An 8-0 run to end the half gave them the lead and they went on to keep the momentum in the third period en route to a 49-36 Colonial League victory.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 1983 A powerful inside game, led by Ed Titus and Todd Tracy, propels Tamaqua to a 61-50 Schuylkill League win over West Hazleton. Titus finishes with a game-high 20 points and also collects 10 rebounds. The Blue Raiders, coached by Ed Wise, also receive 18 points and 10 boards from Tracy. Also reaching double figures for the winners is Howie Miller, who nets 11 points and also pulls down eight rebounds.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Tamaqua pulls away from PG

On their way out of the locker room at halftime, the Tamaqua Lady Raiders took a quick peak at the final results from last year's two Schuylkill League Division I losses to Pine Grove.

It set the tone for the second half and the Lady Raiders quickly returned the favor this time around with a 53-36 victory.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

(through Jan. 3)

103 - 1. Jacob Hoats, Lehighton, So. (9-3); 2. Colin Mashack, Tamaqua, Fr. (10-2); 3. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (9-2).

Honorable Mention - Len Ogozalek, Panther Valley, Fr. (9-6); Beniamino Mazzella, Jim Thorpe, So. (4-2).

Notes - Hoats placed second at the Brandywine Heights tournament; Mashack was runner-up at tournaments in Bloomsburg and Mt. Carmel. Yanovich placed second at Pleasant Valley's tournament and third at the Battle at the Beach at Indian River, Delaware.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
BOB FORD/times news Panther Valley's Mike Weaver (right) looks to take down North Schuylkill's Brett Paul at the Jim Thorpe Duals earlier this season.

Panther Valley has wrestled in some interesting locales over the years.

The Panthers have competed in tournaments at the Dean Dome in Raleigh, North Carolina; Walt Disney World; Las Vegas; and in Idaho.

The latest excursion for the Panthers came at the Seahawk Duals at Hilton Head, South Carolina, last week.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Marian and Palmerton girls continued their winning ways to highlight Monday's scholastic sports action.



Marian turned in another strong defensive performance to beat Shenandoah, 44-28, in Schuylkill League action.

The Fillies (8-0, 3-0) have held six straight opponents to 30 points or less.

Marian was led by Danielle Tristani and Gillian Ferko, who scored 14 and 10 points respectively. Corrine Markiewicz chipped in with eight.

Shenandoah took the JV contest, 37-32.


Monday, January 3, 2011

The 2010 Anthracite Football League released its list of All-League All-Stars recently and plenty of locals were representing their schools with lauds for their accomplishments on the field this past season.

On the First Team of the selections, there were four offensive standouts and one defensive from the TIMES NEWS area. Meanwhile, the area had three second teamers for offense and four defensive lead players.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 1990 Five Panther Valley players reach double figures in scoring to help their team cruise to an 82-51 Schuylkill League Division III win over Cardinal Brennan. Tom Rosahac scores eight of his game-high 22 points in the opening quarter as the Panthers, coached by Ken Kline, race to a 24-10 lead. Randy Thear also nets eight points in the first frame and finishes with 14. The Panthers also receive 12 points and nine rebounds from Brian Kane while Matt Ligenza also chips in with 12 and Mark Paluck adds 10.