Thursday, October 23, 2014

Local Sports

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Northwestern scored wins in boys soccer and cross country in local sports action on Tuesday.


Jim Thorpe-Northwestern

Northwestern cruised to a 6-0 non-league win over visiting Jim Thorpe.

The Tigers got two goals apiece from Jonathon Haaf and Brandon Herb, who also had an assist. Kyle Bellhorn made four saves to earn the shutout.

Carter Rodriguez recorded 17 saves for the Olympians.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Bob Ford/Times News Jim Thorpe's Michael Boeres moves the ball upfield during a recent game. Boeres is an exchange student from Germany.

In many parts of Canada, as soon as a boy learns how to walk, his parents give him ice skates and introduce him to the game of hockey.

In much of Germany, when an infant becomes a toddler, he gets a soccer ball rolled in front of him.

Such was the case for Michael Boeres who came to Jim Thorpe in early August as a member of SHARE, a student exchange program, to live with Susan and Robert Ross until the middle of next June.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Autumn Cope heads the ball away from Tamaqua's Lori Kisner on Tuesday.

If there was any doubt left about the status of the Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua rivalry, it soon dissipated following the girls' soccer match last night between the two schools. The aggression, frustration, physicality and motivation behind each of the players on the field led to a display of desire, ambition and the will to win.

Monday, October 6, 2014

What a Saturday it was for Matt Hirschman.

He was up early and headed to upstate New York with the intention of competing in the U.S. Open at Lancaster Raceway Park. However, when that show was canceled due to rain, Hirschman did an about-face back to Pennsylvania and headed to Mahoning Valley Speedway.

With a 100-lap, $4000 paying Modified feature on tap it was a decision worth the nearly 600 mile round trip journey. Hirschman capped off his arduous trek by taking the checkered flag in a 20th to first place run.

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6, 1984 Pat Yorke and Rick Marsilio both score a pair of touchdowns and Dave Houser has a big game on the ground to help Marian gain a 31-15 victory over Nativity. Yorke reaches the end zone on a couple of four-yard scoring runs while Marsilio's TDs come on carries of nine and two yards. Houser finishes with 151 yards rushing on 22 attempts. The Colts, coached by Stan (Dakosty) Dick, also receive a two-yard tally from Steve Baranko. Defensively, Marian gets interceptions from Trevor Lawrence and Jim Brennan.

Monday, October 6, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Allison Dekorte (14) controls the ball as Tamaqua defender Allison Amodea moves in at right.

Lehighton managed wins in both boys and girls soccer over the weekend.



After holding on to a 1-0 halftime lead, Lehighton rattled off four more scores in the second half to defeat Palmerton 5-1 in this non-league showdown.

Zach Christoff recorded two goals for the winners, while Joe Marks, Ben Cordova and Cole Christman all had a sole score.

The Blue Bombers got their individual tally from Rio Kapur in the second half.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Raiders 'run' over Miners

There is nothing fancy or complicated about Tamaqua's offense.

The Blue Raiders simply like to line up, play smashmouth football and run the other team into submission.

Last night, Tamaqua executed its game plan to perfection and ran roughshod over a struggling Minersville team that had little chance of defending Tamaqua's dynamic duo of Collin "Bud" Moyer and Tyler Skripko.

The Blue Raiders backfield tandem combined for 357 yards on the ground in leading Tamaqua to a 40-8 Anthracite Football League victory over the Battlin' Miners.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Lehighton blanks Marian

The Lehighton Indians football team has shown this season that battling with it in the trenches either on the offensive or defensive side of the ball is no easy task. The Indians two losses have come to two majorly talented teams in North Schuylkill (6-0, 7th ranked team in the state in AA) and Governor Mifflin (5-1, team to watch in AAAA state rankings).

Saturday, October 4, 2014
nancy scholz/times news Northwestern's Tyler Foster (33) is brought down by a Salisbury defender.

It may not have been their best performance of the season, but the Northwestern Tigers had more than enough power to beat Salisbury 47-15 Friday night on the road. The win moves the Tigers to 6-0 on the season and drops the Falcons to 3-3.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Thorpe erupts in second half

Mark Rosenberger has given many halftime speeches in his career.

Some have probably been encouraging. Some have dealt with making adjustments. And others may have even been heated.

On Friday night, Rosenberger's intermission talk was a combination of all three.

After playing to a scoreless tie against underdog Panther Valley, the longtime Jim Thorpe head coach got his point across in numerous ways. And the message proved to be effective.