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Saturday, April 10, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Martina Herring fires a pitch to a Northwestern Lehigh batter for one of her 10 strikeouts in Friday's 8-7 win.

Palmerton girls softball coach Glenn Reimer knew he had a pretty decent team returning this season. Just how good, remained to be seen.

The Lady Bombers could quickly become the local "Cardiac Kids" as they scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 8-7 win over Colonial League rival Northwestern Lehigh on Friday afternoon.

Palmerton, which won just one game last year, has now won four in a row since a non-league loss to East Stroudsburg South in their opener and sit tied for the Colonial League North lead at 3-0 with Pen Argyl, who it plays on Monday.

Friday, April 9, 2010
Steve Shinko/Special to the TIMES NEWS Lehighton's James Sverchek returns the ball during Thursday's match against Tamaqua.

Pleasant Valley and Panther Valley rolled to easy baseball wins on Thursday.

In other action, Lehighton edged Tamaqua in tennis while Northwestern and Marian both posted sweeps on the track.


Pleasant Vy.-ES North

Pleasant Valley erupted for a 13-run first inning to run away with a 15-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over ES North.

Travis Raseley led the Bears with two singles, two runs scored and four RBIs, while Tim Shea added a single, double, a run scored and two RBIs.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
bob ford/times news Nick Mantz of Lehighton returns a shot during a singles match with Pleasant Valley.

On a day in which the Lehighton tennis team was without its No. 1 singles player, Pleasant Valley took full advantage and served up a victory.

Kevin Peer, Justin Kemmerer and Dan Galante each won their respective singles matches and led the Bears to a 5-2 Mountain Valley Conference victory over the Indians.

"I thought our singles came out and played really well," said Pleasant Valley head coach Mark Allison. "All three of them seemed to take control of their matches.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Marian's Kayla Knight (14) is forced out at second base as Weatherly's Erin Dougherty looks to complete a double play. Looking on for the Lady Wreckers is Taylor Shortway (right).

Northern Lehigh and Panther Valley posted victories in baseball and softball on Wednesday.


No. Lehigh-N'western

A strong pitching performance from Eric Snyder helped Northern Lehigh gain a 5-2 Colonial League win over rival Northwestern.

Snyder walked one and struck out nine in his complete-game effort. He also added an RBI single during the Bulldogs' three-run fourth inning.

Jake Kern had two hits and an RBI for Nolehi (3-1; 2-0). Joe Seremula added two hits and two runs scored.

For the Tigers (1-3; 0-2), Adam Wehr hit a two-run homer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
steve shinko/special to the times news Marian's Joe Kloap (9) looks on as Weatherly's Cody Hoffman slides around a tag attempt by the Colts' Mark Stawick during Wednesday's game at Weatherly.

Marian coach Jeff Nietz has been looking for his players to become a little more comfortable in the batter's box and a bit more selective during their atbats.

The veteran coach got exactly that on Wednesday as the Colts rolled to a 16-1 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.

"We've been trying to get these guys to be patient at the plate and be selective," Nietz said. "Today, they had to be more patient because for a freshman [Kevin] Hinkle throws pretty well. He spotted his pitches by moving them around a little bit."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
steve shinkotimes news Tamaqua's Zach Lakitsky breaks the string for a first place finish in the 100 meters.

Joe Rudy enjoys running on Tamaqua Area Sports Stadium's new synthetic track surface.

"It's amazing," said the Blue Raiders' junior distance runner. "It feels great. I ran on it during cross country and my times improved so much. Before, the gravel would give way when you started to sprint. This is much better for traction."

Rudy helped the Raiders christen their new track in style, as he had a hand in three firsts as Tamaqua edged visiting Pine Grove for a 77-73 non-league victory on a summer-like Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Devon Frey of Palmerton returns a serve to Saucon Valley's Levi Wieand during their singles match at Palmerton on Tuesday.

Northern Lehigh completed a sweep of Salisbury in track to highlight Tuesday's scholastic sports card.

The Marian softball team and Jim Thorpe tennis team also picked up victories..


Salisbury-Northern Lehigh

Northern Lehigh recorded a 86-60 victory on the boys' side, while earning a 93-56 win on the ladies' side.

Sonya Josephson paced all Bulldogs with three first place finishes winning the shot put, javelin and high jump.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Steve Shinko/Special to the TIMES NEWS Panther Valley shortstop Karoline Vavra tries to block Lehighton's Echo Bretz from stealing second base during Monday's game at Panther Valley.

Marian, Panther Valley and Pleasant Valley all picked up wins in baseball, while Lehighton and Pleasant Valley notched softball wins on Monday.


Marian-Pius X

Mark Stawick and Ryan Gimbi combined to strike out 10 Royals, as the Colts defeated their non-league opponent 11-4.

Stawick was also 3-for-5 at the dish with an RBI. Gimbi added two hits and two RBIs.

Teammates Brandon Dopira (two) and Scott Nietz (one) each drove in runs as well. Nietz finished the game 3-for-4.

Marian goes to 1-1, while Pius X (4-1) lost for the first time this season.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Emily Iobst (21) of Northwestern tries to get past Northern Lehigh's Victoria Tadman-Ubele during Monday's Colonial League soccer match.

The start to the 2010 girls' soccer season is quite the opposite of last season.

After going through the Colonial League undefeated last season, last week's 2-1 overtime loss to Southern Lehigh dropped the Lady Tigers to 1-2 on the season.

Yesterday, the team came together behind Katie Hallingstad's four goals, dropping rival Northern Lehigh 11-1 for their first Colonial League win of the year.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lehighton and Northern Lehigh picked up wins on the baseball diamond Saturday in rescheduled contests from last week's rain.



The Indians (3-0) fell behind early, but scored three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to turn back the Rough Riders 9-6 in a non-league game.

Jacen Nalesnik went three-for-four and drove in five runs for the Indians.

Tom Armellino hit a grand slam for the Rough Riders.

Kyle Hunger was the winning pitcher, while Shore suffered the loss.

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