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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Dave Getz clears the 110 high hurdles en route to a first place finish in 17.1.

The Northern Lehigh girls earned a Colonial League sweep in their tri-meet with Catasauqua and Pen Argyl.

In other action, both Northwestern squads earned a split in their tri-meet while the Pleasant Valley boys also won in Mountain Valley Conference action.


The Northwestern boys and girls both earned a split in a Colonial League tri-meet with Bangor and Palmerton, while the two Slater teams finished with sweeps.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Scott Nietz slides into second base as Panther Valley's Kyle McAvoy covers. Neitz kicked the base and was out on the play.

Last night, the Panther Valley baseball team went "streaking"....again!

Although no clothing was removed, the Panthers continued to remove the taste of a five-game losing streak, with a 10-2 non-league victory over Marian.

After starting the season with five straight wins, the Panthers dropped five in a row to even their record at .500. However, they righted the ship with a win over North Schuylkill last week and yesterday's victory over the Colts extended their current winning steak to four games.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TIMES NEWS Area Track and Field Bests

(through May 3)



100 M Trevor German, Northwestern 10.8 4/15

200 M Cody Remaley, Northern Lehigh 22.6 4/20

400 M Cody Matlock, Pleasant Valley 51.2 4/20

800 M Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh 2:06.7 4/20

1,600 M Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh 4:35.9 4/8

3,200 M Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh 10:10.9 4/22

110 HH Tim East, Northwestern 15.6 4/15

300 IH Tim East, Northwestern 39.6 4/15

4x100 Jim Thorpe 43.9 4/15

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Marian boys and girls and the Tamaqua girls all clinched division championships in Schuylkill League track action on Monday.


Marian-Schuylkill Haven

With a complete sweep of Schuylkill Haven yesterday, both the Marian boys and girls track teams staked claim on this year's Schuylkill League Division II titles.

The Fillies did so in style by running away with an 88-53 win over the Hurricanes, while the Colts edged the Hurricanes by a mere point for a 71-70 victory.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Sam Lux extends to volley the ball over the net during Monday's District 11 Class AA Tennis Tournament.

ALLENTOWN – Sam Lux was exactly where he wanted to be on the first Monday in May – give or take 20 yards.

The Jim Thorpe senior was playing in the District 11 Class AA Tennis Tournament at West End Racquet and Fitness Center. But instead of playing for the district title and a berth in the state tournament, Lux had to settle for a berth in the consolation match.

One court removed from the television cameras and the big crowd following the gold medal match, Lux was determined to make the most of his bronze medal showdown against Wilson's Mike Nester.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pleasant Valley and Lehighton both posted mercy-rule victories over Lehigh Valley Conference baseball teams on Saturday, while Panther Valley handed MMI a setback.


Pleasant Vy.-Parkland

Pleasant Valley showed its muscle by downing Lehigh Valley Conference power Parkland, 19-9, in a non-league contest.

The Bears blew up for five first-inning runs and tacked on nine more in the fifth to seal the mercy rule win.

Monday, May 3, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Sam Lux reaches to return a shot against Allentown Central Catholic's Labario Obeid during the District 11 Class AA tennis semfinals.

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Four and a half hours of tennis is a lot on any day under any conditions.

With District 11 tournament hopes riding on each match and with the tempurature rising near 90 degrees Saturday on West End Racquetball Club's macadam courts, it turned out to be just a little too much tennis for Sam Lux.

The Jim Thorpe senior fell in the semifinals of the Class AA District 11 Tournament, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 to Central Catholic's Labario Obeid.

Friday, April 30, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Pat Janecki puts the tag on Ryan Porambo of Panther Valley just before he gets to second base. Porambo was out on the play.

It doesn't matter what the records are when two rival baseball teams get together.

It may sound a little cliché, but when the two schools are separated by a mere eight-and-a-half miles - the saying reigns true.

Although it did make some mistakes, Jim Thorpe did not play like a one-win team in its Schuylkill League match-up with Panther Valley on Thursday. Still, the miscues the Olympians did make cost them dearly, as they fell to the Panthers 8-5.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Zach Ligenza stretches to backhand a shot against Moravian Aacademy.

It was an hour that the Jim Thorpe boys tennis team would definitely like to forget.

The majority of the Olympians walked off the court in under 60 minutes as they suffered a 4-1 loss to powerful Moravian Academy.

Jim Thorpe head coach Norb Leinhard and all seven of his starting players will take in this regular season matchup as a "lesson learned" to prepare themselves for this year's District 11 Class 2A Team Tournament, which is less than two weeks away.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Brianna Riddick of Northern Lehigh takes a shot on goal as Palmerton's Jill Farkas moves in to defend.

"Today we got it done!"

Northern Lehigh's John Sitaras exclaimed after his girls topped Palmerton 3-1 in Colonial League Soccer.

Two early goals and a clinching second half goal allowed the Lady Bulldogs (1-9, 2-11) to hold on to a lead; something they were unable to do earlier in the season.

"We've had the lead a couple of times before and we weren't able to keep it in the second half and this time we did," Sitaras said.