Grant to fix field restored

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Date: June 3rd, 2011

The bid announcement to hire a contractor to fix the Jim Thorpe Area High School Stadium is here >>.

The specific project is to fix the field which is basically under water and unusable by the hundreds of students in the district.

Cinicola pitches at LVC

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Date: March 31st, 2011

Category: Baseball

2010 JTHS Graduate Corey Cinicola is a freshman pitcher at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. He’s started a few games and came into this game in the sixth inning but couldn’t save the game.

JT tops Marian in track

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Date: March 31st, 2011

Category: Track & Field

From the Republican-Herald:

Jim Thorpe 91 Marian 50

JIM THORPE – Samantha Harlan (100 and 300 hurdles) and Brittany Holland (javelin, high jump) each won twice in the Olympians’ non-league victory over the Fillies.

100 – Poalillo (JT) 13.4; 200 – Nicola (JT) 27.1; 400 – Monaco (M) 1:07.0; 800 – Susko (JT) 2:45.6; 1,600 – Markiewicz (M) 6:01; 3,200 – Capper (JT) 13:51; 100 H – Harlan (JT) 16.9; 300 IH – Harlan (JT) 52.0; 400 relay – Jim Thorpe (Poalillo, Herman, Castillo, Nicola) 52.1; 1,600 relay – Jim Thorpe (Harlan, Susko, Poalillo, Nicola) 4:35; 3,200 relay – Marian (Markiewicz, Monaco, Boyle, Balliet); High Jump – Holland (JT) 4-6; Long Jump – Gilkes (M) 12-11; Triple Jump – Ferko (M) 30-9; Shot put – Ferko (M) 29-10; Discus – Ferko (M) 97-5; Javelin – Holland (JT) 95-0.

Thorpe tops Tamaqua in tennis

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Date: March 31st, 2011

Category: Tennis

From the Standard-Speaker:

Jim Thorpe 3, Tamaqua 2 – The Blue Raiders opened with a win in No. 1 singles when Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante defeated Mitch Franko 6-1 6-4, but lost the next two sets to the Olympians. Jim Thorpe’s Corey Ligenza defeated Evan Stoll 7-6(9-7) and 7-5 and it was James Denny defeating Tamaqua’s Matt Hadesty 2-6 6-0 4-1(retired).

Jim Thorpe then added a third straight set to open No. 1 doubles with Tim Smyth and Kyle Laurence defeating Jerome Betz and Joe Binder 6-4 6-3. Tamaqua rebounded in the final doubles with the team of Eric Fiorilla and Colin Johnson upending Shane Blicher and Otto-Zach Nace, 6-1 6-3

JT Baseball starts season with a loss

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Date: March 27th, 2011

Category: Baseball

From LehighValleyLive.com:

BETHLEHEM TWP. | Shane Simpkins hardly looked like he was suffering from bronchitis on Saturday afternoon.

The junior right-hander was in midseason form with 11 strikeouts in 5Ø innings to spark Notre Dame High School’s baseball team to a 12-3 victory over Jim Thorpe in the season opener at Lou Cecala Field.

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Jim Thorpe but was moved to Notre Dame because the Olympians’ field was still snow-covered.

Girls season ends with district appearance

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Date: February 27th, 2011

From the Republican-Herald:

Jim Thorpe made the most of its first trip to districts since 2002.

The Olympians gave unbeaten Tamaqua all it could handle for the better part of 32 minutes.

A veteran Tamaqua side’s ability and too many empty possessions became too much for Jim Thorpe to overcome.

Once again Amy Zehner provided the Blue Raiders’ offensive firepower and an underrated defense stepped up to shut down the Olympians over the final three quarters as Tamaqua advanced to the District 11 Class AAA girls’ basketball semifinals with a 43-30 win Saturday at Martz Hall.

Read the full story here >>.

PG beats JT Boys

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Date: February 8th, 2011

Category: Boys Basketball

From the Republican-Herald:

Pine Grove 62 Jim Thorpe 51

JIM THORPE – Kyler Burke scored 20 points and Brady Burke provided 18 as the Cardinals rolled past the Olympians in a Division I game.

J.T. Otto had a team-high 13 points, including three of Jim Thorpe’s eight 3-pointers on the night.

Thorpe boys pass Tamaqua

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Date: February 5th, 2011

Category: Boys Basketball

From the Republican-Herald:

Jim Thorpe 69 Tamaqua 56

JIM THORPE – P.J. Johnson had a game-high 19 points, while Jaquan Brown added 18 in the Olympians’ Division I victory over the Raiders.

Brown scored 10 of his points in the third as Jim Thorpe held a 22-8 scoring advantage in the quarter.

Dean DiBonifazio and Darius Clark had 12 points apiece for the Olympians.

Zach Lakitsky led Tamaqua with 14 points, while Mike Streisel (13) and Jake Fegley (10) also hit in double figures.

Colts squeak by

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Date: January 30th, 2011

Category: Boys Basketball

From the Standard-Speaker:

The first and fourth quarters were two different stories for Marian on Saturday afternoon in Hometown.

The Colts jumped out to a healthy 21-8 advantage and seemed poised to blow their gym’s doors off.

But Thorpe battled back, before Marian survived the Olympians’ late run and nine missed free throws to escape, 48-43.

The Colts can credit their first quarter spurt to Chris Barletta and Ryan Gimbi as that pair combined for 19 of 21 points.

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Girls beat Blue Mountain

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Date: January 29th, 2011

From the Republican-Herald:

JIM THORPE – Television broadcaster Dan Patrick would only need two words to describe Celeste Robinson.

En fuego.

The Jim Thorpe guard continued her recent hot streak Friday, scoring a game-high 30 points and pulling down 19 rebounds in the Olympians’ 54-43 victory over Blue Mountain in a Schuylkill League Division I contest.

The victory, coupled with Tamaqua’s win over Pine Grove, leaves the Eagles (12-6, 6-3 D-I), Olympians (14-4, 6-3) and Cardinals (14-3, 5-3) virtually tied for second place in the Division I standings.

It marked the seventh time this season Robinson scored 30 or more points.
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