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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Ian Sterling unwinds with a pitch against Blue Mountain.

Jim Thorpe and Palmerton both suffered a pair of losses on the diamond Monday.

Blue Mountain-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe kept the contest scoreless for the first four innings, but Blue Mountain's offense came to life late to get a 7-1 Schuylkill League victory.

Dane Ciavarella had two hits and Bryce Micciche added a hit and an RBI for the Olympians.

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Snyder, Reynolds (7), and Harting; Sterling, Ciavarella (6), Gavornik (7), and Duvigneaud; W - Snyder L - Sterling.

Pen Argyl-Palmerton

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Anthony Ruiz (left) takes the baton from teammate Nick Corrales in the 3200 meter relay. The Bears finished first in the event.

EAST STROUDSBURG - Pleasant Valley's Kelecia Harris spent most of the track season beating up on her opponents in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the triple jump.

Harris' performance at the 2012 Mountain Valley Conference Track and Field championships Monday afternoon at East Stroudsburg South proved to be no different.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Nancy Scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley coach Mark Allison goes over strategy with doubles players Jon White (left) and Vince Voulo during the District 11 Class AAA consolation match.

ALLENTOWN Pleasant Valley coach Mark Allison saw some familiar faces taking part in the consolation match of the District 11 Class AAA Doubles Tennis Tournamant.

The veteran Bears' mentor was glad to see his top doubles team of Vince Voulo and Jon White in action especially knowing a bronze medal was on the line.

But their opponents were also familiar to Allison. The Bears' duo was facing the same Allen doubles' team that knocked off Pleasant Valley's Lou Bravo and Kyle Tamarez in the opening round of the tournament.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh shortstop Amber Kibler takes the throw and tries to tag out Northwestern Lehigh's Lauren Horner.

Coming off two straight losses, Northwestern needed a win to get back some of the momentum the team had during an eight-game winning streak that spanned from April 2 until just last Thursday.

The Tigers got the win they needed Monday, but it wasn't easy. They fought off two Northern Lehigh comebacks before winning 6-5 in the eighth inning.

"A W is a W right now," said Northwestern head coach Jen Horner. "We needed to bounce back after [Saturday's 1-0 loss to Bangor] and we really needed this win."

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.


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.


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.



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.


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.