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Spring Sports

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Marian, No. Lehigh, Pleasant Vy. win pair

Marian, Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley all picked up wins in baseball and softball on Wednesday.

BASEBALL

Weatherly-Marian

Marian improved to 8-3 on the season with a three-inning drubbing of Weatherly, 15-0.

The Colts scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning, with home runs coming off the bats of Brandon Dopira and Drew Sherkness.

Dopira ended the afternoon with two hits and two RBI, while Sherkness and Mark Stawick tacked on 3 RBI apiece. Just Petrovich also added 2 RBI in the win.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
bob ford/times news Sam Lux of Jim Thorpe will be one of the favorites when the District 11 Class AA Singles Tournament gets underway on Friday.

Despite being awarded the No. 1 overall seed in last year's District 11 AA tennis tournament, Sam Lux's run at the title was short-lived.

Lux fell to Catasauqua's Shanore James, 7-6, 7-5, in what was somewhat of a controversial pairing. Since Catty did not field a team during the year, James had no record and was not seeded for the tournament.

James turned out to be much better than his 0-0 record. In fact, James went on to win the tournament and never lost more than four games in any set after facing Lux.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Brittany Dunay hands the baton to teammate Althea Ross during the 3200 meter relay.

Lehighton traveled to Pleasant Valley on Tuesday to compete in its annual Mountain Valley Conference track meet.

The MVC rivals split on the day, with the Bears taking the boys' meet and the Indians taking the girls'. The Pleasant Valley boys did most of their damage in the track events by taking all six races. Meanwhile, the Lehighton girls earned their victory by winning the majority of the field events.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Northwestern Lehigh and Marian scored sweeps in track meets on Tuesday afternoon in local sports action.

TRACK

Catasauqua

-Northwestern

Northwestern's Joseph Hall won four individual events to lead the Tiger boys to a 99-51 win over Catasauqua. The Tiger girls won their meet, as well, with a 125-24 breeze.

Other than Hall, individual highlights were accomplished by Timothy East, who won the 400, along with both hurdle events. Garrett Lerner also was a multiple winner, taking the triple and long jumps.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TIMES NEWS AREA Track and Field Bests

(through April 26)

BOYS

EVENT NAME AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DATE

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 H.H. Tim East, Northwestern 15.6 4/15

300 I.H. Tim East, Northwestern 39.6 4/15

4x100 Jim Thorpe 43.9 4/15

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lehighton's players showed up on time for a 10 a.m. start Saturday morning against Northwestern. But the Indians' bats didn't seem to wake up until after 11.

It took five innings for the Indians to solve Northwestern starter Sawyer Smith. When they finally did, it resulted in 10 runs over two innings and a 10-0 win

"Lately our bats come around a little late," said winning pitcher Dave Behler. "But we manage to score runs every game."

Monday, April 26, 2010

District 11 baseball teams have a greater incentive to making the district championships this year after news of Coca-Cola Park being the site for this year's games was announced last week.

District 11 baseball chairman and Northampton athletic director Mike Schneider said that talks about using the IronPigs facility started two years ago to play PIAA state playoff games at the facility, but the dates didn't work out for that agenda this year.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lehighton's girls soccer team came away with its first win and Northwestern softball also picked up a victory over the weekend.

GIRLS SOCCER

Catasauqua-Lehighton

Lehighton's Jordyn Homyak recorded a hat trick against non-league opponent Catasauqua to pull out a 3-1 win, the Indians first of the season.

Homyak's first half goal gave her team the 1-0 lead at the break before she added two more in the second half. Catty scored its goal on a penalty kick by Sue Kropf.

Lehighton outshot Catty 19-6 in the game with Jourdan Semmel recording 10 saves for the Tribe.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Northwestern pitcher Tori Papp was hoping for an early lead in Friday's game against defending Colonial League champion Palisades.

But Pirate ace Krista Marrone made it close to impossible for the Tigers to honor that request holding them without a hit for the first five innings.

Unable to help out Papp early in the game, Northwestern made up for it late.

The Tigers rallied with a four-run sixth inning to stun the Pirates, 4-3.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Billy Moyer uses a headfirst slide to reach third base safely against Palisades. The Tigers won the game, 13-3.

Northwestern, Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley all posted baseball victories in scholastic sports action on Friday.

BASEBALL

Palisades-Northwestern

Northwestern scored in every atbat on its way to a 13-3 Colonial League victory over Palisades.

The Tigers banged out 14 hits in the six-inning victory. Ty Cunningham led the way with three hits, two RBI and two runs. Colton Breininger, Adam Wehr and Billy Moyer all added two hits and two RBIs. Breinger also scored two runs.