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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Ty Cunningham slides in ahead of the tag as Northern Lehigh's Ryan Trexler covers.

The Marian baseball and Lehighton softball teams qualified for District 11 post-season play with victories on Monday.

BASEBALL

Marian-Mahanoy Area

Marian qualified for the district playoffs with a 5-3 Schuylkill League win over Mahanoy Area.

Nick Kweder paced the Colts with two singles, two runs scored and a RBI, while Mike Cataldo chipped in with two singles and a run scored.

Marian pitcher Luke Stawick had 11 strikeouts, while allowing four walks, and finished with the win.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
BOBO FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Kelecia harris (right) sprints to the finish line in the 100-meter dash ahead of Lehighton's Sage Terembula. Harris won the event in 12.31.

It was just another day at the office for Pleasant Valley's Kelecia Harris and Keegan Bray.

Harris won all four of the events she competed in and helped her Lady Bears defeat Lehighton, 82-68 in Mountain Valley Conference track action. Her male teammate, Bray, did his part by taking all three of the sprints en route to an 87-63 victory for the boys.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Joe Romano of East Stroudsburg North gets back to first base on a pickoff attempt. Pleasant Valley first baseman Jordan Caffrey takes the late throw.

Pleasant Valley posted a pair of wins on the diamond while Northwestern and Palmerton each gained sweeps in track action on Tuesday.

BASEBALL

ES North-Pleasant Valley

Tom Agosta had a big day on the mound and at the plate to help Pleasant Valley earn an 11-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg North.

Agosta tossed a three-hitter in the six-inning contest, walking two while striking out 10. He also aided his cause with a double and knocked in three runs.

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.

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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.