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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
ron gower/times news Northwestern's Emily Iobst (21) tries to split Saucon Valley defenders Quanie Lightner (left) and Andie Evans (4). Also moving into the play is the Tigers' Aubrey Kehs (9).

In a battle between two favorites for this year's Colonial League girls soccer title, Saucon Valley took an early lead and protected it for nearly 35 minutes to beat Northwestern 2-0 Monday in New Tripoli.

The Panthers scored their first goal less than two minutes into the game and added the second 5:05 into the contest.

"I was very happy with our first 20 minutes," said Saucon Valley head coach Stevie Ochse. "I think we played well. We put a lot of pressure on them. We possessed the ball well. We got both our goals in the first 20 minutes."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It wasn't the best conditions to play tennis in, but Pleasant Valley head coach Mark Allison likened Monday's weather to a heat-wave compared to what his boys' team had played in over the past week.

The Bears picked up their first victory of the young season by sweeping Mountain Valley Conference rival East Stroudsburg South 7-0. Pleasant Valley had suffered three consecutive 4-3 losses up until Monday, but finally broke through in a big way. All seven Bears went on to win their respective match in straight sets.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Erika Bowman slides safely into second base as East Stroudsburg North's Alexis Kutlu stands by the bag.

Lehighton opened up its baseball season with a win, while Northern Lehigh rolled in its softball opener in local sports action on Monday.

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The Indians used an eight-run third inning to pull away from the Roughies for a 12-6 non-league victory to open the season.

Anthony Farole had three hits, including a triple and three RBI for Lehighton. Jacen Nalesnik hit a solo home run in the seventh, A.J. Wenrich went two-for-four with a double and RBI and Tyler Hill had two RBI.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Northwestern's girls soccer team came away with a win and the Tamaqua girls finished on top of the field at the Pirate Invitational this weekend.

BASEBALL

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Shane Simpkins struckout 11 batters and led the Crusaders to a 12-3 win over the Olympians in the season opener for both.

Simpkins allowed just one hit, a second-inning single to Sean Green. Green also had one of the other two Jim Thorpe hits, while Brybe Micciche had the other.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

JIM THORPE

Head coach Frank Miller (5th season)

Assistant coaches Jason Jacobs, Patty Rehrig, Christine Rosenberger, Jamie Tatusko, Eric Moore, Mike Tatusko

Last year's record 3-3 overall

League Schuylkill League

District 11 Classification AAA

Key losses JaAshia Page, Hilary Reis, Marissa Cantelmi

Friday, March 25, 2011

JIM THORPE

Head coach Frank Miller (5th season)

Assistant coaches Jason Jacobs, Patty Rehrig, Christine Rosenberger, Jamie Tatusko, Eric Moore and Mike Tatusko

Last year's record 4-2 overall

League Schuylkill League

District 11 Classification AA

Key losses Carl St. Hill, Kareem Mickens, Robert Garcia, Talon Fogal, David Barrientos, and Kyle Bradley

Friday, March 25, 2011
Investment paying off for Tamaqua

For most school districts, an all-weather track can be considered a luxury item. I

For Tamaqua, it's been a $600,000 investment that has fostered priceless opportunities. N

Whether it be the school, its sports teams, the student athletes or the community, the benefits of the artificial rubberized surface has paid instant dividends. M

Thursday, March 24, 2011

JIM THORPE

Head coach Gary Heydt (First season)

Assistant coaches Ricky Strohl, Zac DeMarco

Last year's record 4-16 (2-12 league)

League Schuylkill League Division I

District 11 Classification AAA

Key losses Corey Cinicola, Pat Janecki, Ben Stermer, Dan Russo, Zac Knox

Key returnees Sean Green (Sr., OF/P), Dane Ciavarella (Jr., P/IF), Michael Hickey (Jr., C/P/IF), Thomas Prontnicki (Sr., 1B, 3B).

Others to watch Colton Knox (So., Util), Ian Sterling (Fr., CF/P), Christian Gavornik (So., OF/P), Patrick Duvigneaud (So., C).

Thursday, March 24, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The Lehighton baseball team prepares for its season opener and its shot at defending its District 11 championship.

With the start of the TIMES NEWS baseball season right around the corner, each team has had some time to reflect on its past and look forward to the future.

The two local Mountain Valley Conference teams, Lehighton and Pleasant Valley, have had a lot to reflect on over the last three weeks. Each team put together incredible 2010 seasons and capped their respective campaigns with a District 11 title. For the Bears, it was their first title in 26 years. For the Indians, it was their first ever.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CAPSULES

JIM THORPE

Head coach Bernice Bott (Sixth season)

Assistant coaches Karen Marhefka, Jamie Fedor

Last year's record 3-17 overall (1-13 league)

League Schuylkill League Division I

District 11 Classification AAA

Key losses Rhiannon Milliard, Amber Fiducia

Key returnees Christina Gibson (Sr., C/OF), Janieva Mallory (Sr., OF), Lauren Rich (Sr., OF), Ashley Tillou (Jr., P/1B/OF), Brittany Caufman (Jr., P).