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Thursday, May 20, 2010

LIMEPORT - Erv Prutzman stood there almost speechless.

The play of his Northern Lehigh baseball team had him lost for words after last night's Colonial League semifinal game.

A mixture of solid pitching and timely hits clinched Prutzman's first title game appearance as a head coach.

Prutzman was proud to see his Bulldogs put an end to a seven-year championship game hiatus with a 5-1 victory over Pen Argyl.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Lehighton's Dave Behler, left, lifts up pinch-runner Steve Shanton after he scored the game-winning run on a Tyler Harris single in the bottom of the eight inning Wednesday against Pocono Mountain West. With the win, the Indians advance to today's MVC title game against Pleasant Valley. Steve Shinko/ Special to the TIMES NEWS

When Lehighton's Tyler Harris stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the eighth inning, he carried the fate of his team squarely on his shoulders.

With one swing of the bat, he carried the Indians to a place they've never been before the Mountain Valley Conference Championship Game.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

District 11 Track and Field Championships

at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown

LEGEND

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jim Thorpe's baseball team ended the season with a win, defeating North Schuylkill in action Monday.

In the only other game, Thorpe's softball team was no-hit by the Spartans.

BASEBALL

Jim Thorpe-

No. Schuylkill

Jim Thorpe finished off a dissapointing season on a positive note, gaining a 5-2 victory over North Schuylkill in its finale.

Dan Russo knocked in three runs for the Olympians, who ended the year with a 4-16 overall record and a 2-12 mark in Schuylkill League Division I action.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

(top three seeds; other TN area qualifiers)

Girls AA

100 - 1. Alyssa Lombardo (SaVy) 12.03, 2. Abby Frey (LHS) 12.44, 3. Arielle Brown (Cat) 12.7; 5. JaAshia Page (JT), 6. Ashley Nicola (JT), 7. Devin Porambo (Mar), 9. Amelia Herman (JT), 12. Erika Krawchuk (NL), 16. Jessica Pereira (Palm), 21. Taylor Gerber (Tam), 22. Casey Rinfret (Palm), 24. Alexandra Wagner (Tam).

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
bob ford/times news filephoto Lehighton's Vanessa Rimbey will be the top seed in three individual events at the District 11 Class AA Track and Field Championships.

Vanessa Rimbey had a golden performance at last year's District 11 Track and Field Championships, and the Lehighton senior is positioned for a repeat.

The District meet is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at Allentown's J. Birney Crum Stadium, with competition set to begin at 3 p.m. each day.

At stake, in addition to District bragging rights, are berths to the PIAA State Championships, to be held once again at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium over Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TIMES NEWS Area Track and Field Bests

(through May 17)

BOYS

EVENT NAME AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DATE

100 M Trevor German, Northwestern 10.8 4/15

200 M Tim East, Northwestern 22.5 5/4

400 M Cody Matlock, Pleasant Valley 51.2 4/20

800 M Kevin Seemiller, Palmerton 2:04.91* 5/13

1,600 M Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh 4:32.99* 5/13

3,200 M Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh 9:54.60* 4/30

110 HH Jalen Blot, Pleasant Valley 15.2

300 IH Tim East, Northwestern 39.10* 5/13

4x100 Jim Thorpe 43.7 5/7

4x400 Jim Thorpe 3:30.0 4/30

Monday, May 17, 2010

Six local TIMES NEWS area athletes were recently selected to the Mountain Valley Conference Soccer All-Star teams.

Pleasant Valley's Victoria Cimino, Kristin Hart and Maggie Patterson all were recognized with First Team selections.

The Bears' Jackie Giuliano and Kayla Dorney, along with Lehighton's Jordyn Homyak, were selected as members of the Second Team.

Angel Horowitz, of ES North, and Carly Gallagher, of ES South, were named co-MVC Outstanding Players for the 2010 season.

Mountain Valley Conference Soccer All-Stars

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

Monday, May 17, 2010

Marian picked up baseball and softball victories over Lourdes on Saturday.

BASEBALL

Lourdes-Marian

Drew Sherkness came up big to lead Marian to a 9-6 Schuylkill League victory over Lourdes.

Sherkness had two hits, two runs scored and three RBI. One of his hits was a two-run homer in the third inning his eighth homer of the season. The senior southpaw also pitched two innings of relief to earn the save.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Seniors Chelsea Ritter. Seneca Tucker and Emily Iobst celebrate after winning the Colonial League Girls Soccer Championship over Bangor by a 1-0 score.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP - Persistence usually pays off. It did for Northwestern Friday night in the Colonial League girls soccer final.

The Tigers kept putting the ball in the box, pressuring the Bangor goal and earning corner kicks. Finally, with 16:07 left in the game, the Tigers converted on a corner for a 1-0 lead they hung on to for the win and the title.

Northwestern sophomore defender Rachel Kester placed her eighth corner kick of the game perfectly on the foot of Cassie Yost, who redirected it into the goal.