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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SHIPPENSBURG – Results of TIMES NEWS Area athletes who competed in the PIAA State Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.


100 Meters – Zach Lakitsky, Tamaqua, 11.77, tied for 22nd.

400 Meters – Kareem Mickens, Jim Thorpe, 51.88, 20th.

1,600 Meters – Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh, 4:28.39, 10th.

3,200 Meters – Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh, 9:37.0, 6th..

400 Meter Relay – Jim Thorpe, 45.15, tied for 22nd.

1,600 Meter Relay – Jim Thorpe, 3:34.6, 29th.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
One bad inning proves fatal to Northwestern

CENTER VALLEY – One bad inning is usually the difference between winning and losing.

In Northwestern's District 11 Class 3A quarterfinal softball game against Southern Lehigh, that inning lasted nearly 24 hours.

The Spartans four-run fourth was enough to propel them to a 7-4 win and into Tuesday's semifinals against Pottsville, a 6-2 winner over Blue Mountain on Thursday.

Friday, May 28, 2010
Palmerton's Martina Herring gets set to deliver a pitch in Thursday's 4-2 win ov

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Martina Herring was in a zone. She had command of almost every pitch, but her riser was really on the money.

The Palmerton sophomore saved her best game of the season thus far, striking out 17 batters, walking two and scattering three hits in a 4-2 eight inning victory over North Schuylkill in a District 11 2A quarterfinal on Thursday afternoon.

It is believed to be the first Palmerton district playoff win since 1996 and 11th of the season for a team who had just won two games the past four seasons.

Friday, May 28, 2010

NORTHAMPTON Under a foreboding, stormy sky, the Marian Colts squared off against the Spartans of Notre Dame East Stroudsburg for the privilege of entering the District XI Class A finals on Thursday.

Riding high off their recent victory over Tri-Valley in the quarterfinals, the fifth-seeded Colts were eager to prove their worth against Notre Dame, the district's top-seeded team. However, it was apparent not long after the two teams took the field at Northampton High School that the day truly belonged to the boys in green.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Peyton Marunich wanted to provide Northern Lehigh with a little spark.

She ended up igniting an electrical storm – both literally and figuratively.

Marunich's two-run double in the fourth inning finally put the Northern Lehigh in front. One inning later, following a 51-minute lightning delay, the Bulldogs exploded for eight more runs to put the finishing touches on a 15-5 mercy-rule victory.

Friday, May 28, 2010

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP - It didn't help matters for the Northern Lehigh baseball team that it was pitted up against a three-time defending District 11 Class 2A champion.

What made matters even worse was the fact that Pine Grove's starting pitcher Dave Hafer didn't make it any easier for the Bulldogs to try and pull out a victory in the district semifinals at Salisbury on Thursday.

Hafer simply crushed the hearts of those inside Northern Lehigh's dugout. He finished with a complete game four-hitter, allowed one walk, one hit-batsman, and struck out 12.

Friday, May 28, 2010
Rich Chartrand/Special to the TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley first baseman Pat Kregeloh tags out Kyle Dauscher of Nazareth during Thursday's District 11 playoff game at Coplay.

COPLAY It's tough enough battling opposing hitters.

But for Pleasant Valley pitcher Xavier Hammond, that was the easy part.

With a berth in the District 11 Class AAAA finals on the line, the Bears' left-hander dealt was a small strike zone early in Thursday's semifinal game against Nazareth. Hammond also had to cope with two long lightning delays, and then watched as his defense gave up an unearned run.

In between those distractions, all the junior did was throw a one-hitter to lead his team to an impressive 6-1 victory.

Friday, May 28, 2010

A major thunderstorm that had very heavy rain, sharp lightning, marble-size hail, and tree-bending winds forced the suspension yesterday of Lehighton-Central Catholic baseball game at Northwestern.

The game will resume in the top of the second inning at 4 p.m. today at the Sam Balliet Stadium in Coplay.

The storm was an anomaly of sorts in that only a mile from Northwestern High School, at the Route 309 and 143 intersection, there was sunshine.

In most of the TIMES NEWS area, there was only a distant rumble of thunder.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Pleasant Valley softball team picked a bad time to suffer its first loss to a Lehigh Valley team.

Emmaus' Kayla Kresley and Pleasant Valley's Meagan Fitzgerald dueled one another on the mound Thursday afternoon, as the two combined to give up just one run and ten hits. Unfortunately for the Bears, the one run belonged to the Hornets - who knocked off the locals 1-0 in their District 11 AAAA quarterfinal match-up.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
bob ford/times news Northern Lehigh's Joe Seremula unwinds with a pitch against Minersville.

It was a decision Northern Lehigh coach Erv Prutzman didn't hesitate to make.

After five innings of scoreless baseball, the Bulldogs gave their head coach no other choice especially since they had already stranded four runners in scoring position.

During Tuesday's District 11 Class AAA baseball quarterfinal game with Minersville, Prutzman was forced to make a gusty move with one out in the sixth inning.