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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Northwestern Lehigh kept its girls soccer record unbeaten and the Pleasant Valley tennis team notched a victory over Lehighton in local action on Monday.

GIRLS

SOCCER

No. Lehigh-Northwestern

Sabrina Mertz and Angela Motolese scored two goals apiece as the unbeaten Tigers (11-0) pulled away in the second half for a 7-0 win over the Bulldogs.

Sara Segan, Michelle Lacek and Alexis Gawelko scored the other two goals. Haylee Kubat had the lone assist.

Monday, April 23, 2012
Mike feifel/times news Northwestern's Talon Williams makes a throw to first base as second baseman Austin Kelly ducks to get out of the way.

Northwestern pitcher Mitchell Snyder isn't sure what his previous career high was for strike outs in a single game. But he's sure that it wasn't anywhere close to the 13 Lehighton batters he fanned in Saturday 6-1 win.

"Maybe six or seven," he said when asked about his previous best. "I worked ahead in the count and kept the ball low."

After the Tigers grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first inning, Snyder was only in trouble twice. Both times he got out of it at least in part with strike outs.

Monday, April 23, 2012
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Lehighton second baseman Brooke Lucykanish tries to turn a double play asNorthwestern Lehigh's Nicole Metzger slides into second base.

Panther Valley, Pleasant Valley, Marian and Weatherly all notched baseball wins over the weekend.

BASEBALL

Panther Vy.-CMVT

The Panthers got on the winning track with a 11-5 win over Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech in a non-league game.

Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Ashton Galasso dives headfirst to try and come up with a catch in rightfield. Galasso just missed coming up with the grab as the ball bounced off her glove and rolled under her.

Mahanoy Area blanked Marian in an early-season Schuylkill League softball showdown on Thursday.

SOFTBALL

Mahanoy Area-Marian

Mahanoy Area enacted the mercy rule, beating Marian, 11-0, in a Schuylkill League game.

Jamie Rago led the Golden Bears with two hits and four RBIs.

Gabby Cann and Lindsay Nemeth had hits for the Fillies, who fell to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Mahanoy Area 400 043 - 11 8 0

Marian 000 000 - 0 2 5

Hullihan and Finneran; Nemeth and Hill. W - Hullihan, L - Nemeth.

Panther Valley-Weatherly

Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian shortstop Mikey Cataldo (left) flips the ball to teammate Dylan Lantham at second base after catching a line drive. The Colts easily doubled up a Mahanoy Area baserunner on the play.

It wasn't pretty and it didn't come easy, but the Marian Colts baseball squad got the job done against Schuylkill League Division foe Mahanoy Area on Thursday afternoon.

An Anthony Pilla solo home run in the fourth inning gave Marian some breathing room and solid pitching from Brendan McGowan and Mike Cataldo helped the Colts to gain the 5-1 victory.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Jim Thorpe's Janieva Mallory slides safely into second base as Tamaqua's Carly Sassaman takesthe throw. Umpire Bill McGinley prepares to make the call.

Northwestern picked up victories in baseball, softball and soccer to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.

SOFTBALL

Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Angelica Heisler tossed five innings of scoreless relief to lead Jim Thorpe to a 7-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Heisler struck out nine to earn the pitching victory.

Krissy Bates led the Raiders offensively with three hits and two RBIs. Brianna Boyle, April Donnon and Heisler all added two hits. Donnon also had a pair of RBIs.

Brittany Caufman had three hits for Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Pleasant Valley girls' softball team has had a rough start to the 2012 season, as it had lost three of its first four games.

Wednesday the Lady Bears picked up their second consecutive win and may finally have things headed in the right direction.

Diane Klapatch pitched six-and-a-third innings of no-hit ball and helped lead Pleasant Valley to a 6-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South. The Bears never trailed in the game, as they scored two runs in the first and never looked back.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Prior to Wednesday's game, Erv Prutzman compiled his Northern Lehigh baseball team's statistics.

After getting his statistics up to date, Prutzman wasn't impressed with the Bulldogs' .247 team batting average.

Against Colonial League North Division foe Catasauqua, the Bulldogs finally flexed their muscles offensively as they recorded a 15-10 victory. Northern Lehigh pounded out 16 hits against the Rough Riders and also benefitted from four walks and a hit batsman.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Boaz Rottet (6) heads toward third base as Jim Thorpe's Bryce Micciche (10) watches teammate Justin Kaminski make a throw from his shortstop position.

Scoring runs has been hard to come by for the Tamaqua baseball team this season.

Getting wins has been even harder.

Wednesday afternoon, however, all it took was one run for the Blue Raiders to secure their first win of the season with a 1-0 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory over Jim Thorpe.

After being shutout in three of its first four contests and averaging just 1.2 runs per game, the victory was a welcomed relief for Tamaqua head coach Jeff Reading.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Matt Rivera clears the high jump at 5-6 for a first place in Tuesday's meet at Palmerton.

If Colonial League track and field teams haven't taken notice to the Palmerton boys and girls as potential threats, they should start to do so. The Blue Bombers earned a sweep over Northwestern asa they both picked up their third win without a loss

Senior speedster Monty Szukics swept through the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes, before anchoring the 400 relay to a win, spearheading the Palmerton boys to a 100-49 win.