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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Alex DiMarco (left) and Lehighton's Sage Terembula reach for the ball at it bounces into the air.

For the fourth time this season and the third time in Mountain Valley Conference play, 60 minutes wasn't enough time to decide the outcome of a Lehighton field hockey game.

This time, however, the extra time was good to the Indians.

Gwen Remaley's goal with 8:52 left in overtime gave Lehighton a 3-2 victory over Pleasant Valley.The junior forward took a deflection off a Sarah Keer shot on goal, recovered it and flicked it to the back of the Bears' cage, allowing the Indians to celebrate their first overtime win of the season.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
ron gower/tn filephoto Marian's Mike Gottstein won the Schuylkill League boys golf championship Monday.

Marian's Michael Gottstein is serious about playing golf.

So serious in fact, that he went to the Junior Players Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina to hone his game during his sophomore year. Gottstein's dedication to the game certainly looks like it paid off. The Colt's senior took home the gold Monday afternoon in the Schuylkill League Boys Championships at Hidden Valley Golf Course.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Berkay Kasal (8) steps into a kick just before Lehighton's Craig Serfass (29) arrives with a sliding tackle.

Pleasant Valley blanked Lehighton in boys soccer action to highlight Monday's scholastic sports action.


Pleasant Valley-Lehighton

Pleasant Valley blanked Lehighton in Mountain Valley Conference action, 2-0.

Connor Phillips scored both of the Bears' goals in the first half.


Bangor defeated Northwestern 1-0 in a Colonial League game.

Will Talero scored the only goal of the game in the first half on an assist by Josh Parrish.

Northwestern held a 14-4 edge in shots, but couldn't capitalize on the advantage.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Christine Streisel winds up to release a throw in the javelin during Saturday's PIAA Championships. Streisel won a silver medal in the event.

SHIPPENSBURG – The TIMES NEWS area was represented quite well on day two of the PIAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday, bringing home medals in seven events.

Tamaqua's Christine Streisel and Eric Hertzog, Jim Thorpe's PJ Johnson, Palmerton's Monty Szukics, the Blue Bombers 4x100 relay team, Northern Lehigh's Caleb Johnson and Pleasant Valley's Kelecia Harris all earned hardware.

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tigers' Paiste accomplishes goal

HERSHEY Improvement is the name of the game in any sport, and Northwestern tennis player Henry Paiste is certainly playing along.

The back-to-back Disrict 11 AA Champion took his talents to Hershey Friday for the PIAA AA State Tennis Singles Championships. Paiste's goal was to improve on his first round exit of last season and it was mission accomplished for the sophomore.

Saturday, May 26, 2012
LINDA ROTHROCK/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Martina Herring puts the tag on Catasauqua's Ali Gesick after the latter tried to stretch a single into an extra base hit. Gesick was out on the play and the Lady Bombers went on to beat the Roughies 5-1.

Palmerton's Martina Herring gave off a lead-off single and then settled down, keeping Catasauqua off of the basepath until the sixth inning.

In between the Lady Bombers used some clutch hits and smart base-running, turning it into a 5-1 victory in the District 11 2A quarterfinal played at Palmerton.

No. 3 seed Palmerton will now take on No. 2 seed Pine Grove on Tuesday night at Blue Mountain High School at 5:30.

Saturday, May 26, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Tyler Hope gets set to unleash the javelin. Hope grabbed a silver medal in the event with a throw of 198-4.

SHIPPENSBURG - They say there is nothing like a good sibling rivalry.

However, for Tamaqua's Kayla and Tyler Hope, there was only sibling encouragement taking place on day one of the PIAA Track and Field Championships.

Kayla and Tyler, who are brother and sister, each won silver medals in their first events Thursday. Kayla took second in the AA long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 11 inches, while Tyler was the runner up in the AA javelin with a throw of 198 feet, four inches.

For the older sister, it was a great experience.

Saturday, May 26, 2012
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Tracy Deubler crosses the plate to score Pleasant Valley's lone run in a 2-1 loss to Northampton as umpire Andy Harvan looks on.

It took two days and two different fields, but ultimately it was too much Marly Laubach that ended Pleasant Valley's season.

Laubach, Northampton's junior fireballer, limited the explosive Bear offense to just four hits and struck out 11. The Konkrete Kids needed that type of performance to post a 2-1 victory on Friday in the quarterfinals of the District 11 Class AAAA softball playoffs.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BETHLEHEM – The Pleasant Valley baseball team had Liberty right where it wanted it after two innings of play on Tuesday.

Then again, maybe it was the Hurricanes that had the Bears directly in their crosshairs.

Trailing by two heading into the bottom of the third, Liberty's bats exploded for eight runs on five hits and delivered a knockout blow to Pleasant Valley's upset chances. The third-seeded 'Canes recorded at least one run and two hits in each inning of play en route to a 16-6 victory over the 11th-seeded Bears in the District 11 AAAA quarterfinals.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Pleasant Valley's Amber Skworzow (13) clears the ball from in front of her goal on a Parkland corner kick. Bear Goalie Sarah Elmonticir (yellow shirt) and defender Kayla Kishbaugh are in the background. The Parkland players are Kiera Kaunas and Camille Roberts (4).

WHITEHALL Coming off of an exciting victory in the District 11 quarterfinals over last year's District runner up Easton, the Pleasant Valley girls soccer team found itself in the final four, and matched up against the dominant defending champs Parkland Trojans.

A goal that may have been screened from the view of goalkeeper Sarah Elmontacir, proved pivotal in a 2-0 loss to the Trojans in the semifinals on Tuesday at Whitehall High School.