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Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Ashton Galasso dives headfirst to try and come up with a catch in rightfield. Galasso just missed coming up with the grab as the ball bounced off her glove and rolled under her.

Mahanoy Area blanked Marian in an early-season Schuylkill League softball showdown on Thursday.


Mahanoy Area-Marian

Mahanoy Area enacted the mercy rule, beating Marian, 11-0, in a Schuylkill League game.

Jamie Rago led the Golden Bears with two hits and four RBIs.

Gabby Cann and Lindsay Nemeth had hits for the Fillies, who fell to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Mahanoy Area 400 043 - 11 8 0

Marian 000 000 - 0 2 5

Hullihan and Finneran; Nemeth and Hill. W - Hullihan, L - Nemeth.

Panther Valley-Weatherly

Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian shortstop Mikey Cataldo (left) flips the ball to teammate Dylan Lantham at second base after catching a line drive. The Colts easily doubled up a Mahanoy Area baserunner on the play.

It wasn't pretty and it didn't come easy, but the Marian Colts baseball squad got the job done against Schuylkill League Division foe Mahanoy Area on Thursday afternoon.

An Anthony Pilla solo home run in the fourth inning gave Marian some breathing room and solid pitching from Brendan McGowan and Mike Cataldo helped the Colts to gain the 5-1 victory.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Jim Thorpe's Janieva Mallory slides safely into second base as Tamaqua's Carly Sassaman takesthe throw. Umpire Bill McGinley prepares to make the call.

Northwestern picked up victories in baseball, softball and soccer to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.


Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Angelica Heisler tossed five innings of scoreless relief to lead Jim Thorpe to a 7-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Heisler struck out nine to earn the pitching victory.

Krissy Bates led the Raiders offensively with three hits and two RBIs. Brianna Boyle, April Donnon and Heisler all added two hits. Donnon also had a pair of RBIs.

Brittany Caufman had three hits for Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Pleasant Valley girls' softball team has had a rough start to the 2012 season, as it had lost three of its first four games.

Wednesday the Lady Bears picked up their second consecutive win and may finally have things headed in the right direction.

Diane Klapatch pitched six-and-a-third innings of no-hit ball and helped lead Pleasant Valley to a 6-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South. The Bears never trailed in the game, as they scored two runs in the first and never looked back.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Prior to Wednesday's game, Erv Prutzman compiled his Northern Lehigh baseball team's statistics.

After getting his statistics up to date, Prutzman wasn't impressed with the Bulldogs' .247 team batting average.

Against Colonial League North Division foe Catasauqua, the Bulldogs finally flexed their muscles offensively as they recorded a 15-10 victory. Northern Lehigh pounded out 16 hits against the Rough Riders and also benefitted from four walks and a hit batsman.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Boaz Rottet (6) heads toward third base as Jim Thorpe's Bryce Micciche (10) watches teammate Justin Kaminski make a throw from his shortstop position.

Scoring runs has been hard to come by for the Tamaqua baseball team this season.

Getting wins has been even harder.

Wednesday afternoon, however, all it took was one run for the Blue Raiders to secure their first win of the season with a 1-0 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory over Jim Thorpe.

After being shutout in three of its first four contests and averaging just 1.2 runs per game, the victory was a welcomed relief for Tamaqua head coach Jeff Reading.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Matt Rivera clears the high jump at 5-6 for a first place in Tuesday's meet at Palmerton.

If Colonial League track and field teams haven't taken notice to the Palmerton boys and girls as potential threats, they should start to do so. The Blue Bombers earned a sweep over Northwestern asa they both picked up their third win without a loss

Senior speedster Monty Szukics swept through the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes, before anchoring the 400 relay to a win, spearheading the Palmerton boys to a 100-49 win.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
bob ford/times news Palmerton's Aaron Cook (25) throws the ball to first base after forcing out Northwestern's Kyle Lutton.

The game of baseball can definitely work in mysterious ways.

Sometimes in favor of a team, sometimes against a team.

Things went in favor of Northwestern on Monday afternoon, while they went against host Palmerton.

The Tigers were only able to muster four hits off the Bombers' pitching staff, but they found a way to cross home plate numerous times to score a lopsided 12-3 Colonial League victory. Meanwhile, the Bombers racked up double digits in hits (10), but couldn't turn them into enough runs to stay within reach.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Northwestern third baseman Nicole Metzger tags out a sliding Janel Tracy of Palmerton's during Monday's Centennial League softball game.

The Palmerton softball and Lehighton and Marian baseball teams remained undefeated after posting wins on Monday.

The Lady Bombers edged Northwestern in Colonial League play while the Indians rolled past Pocono Mountain East in a Mountain Valley Conference clash. The Colts cruised past Nativity in Schuylkill League action.


Lehighton-PM East

Lehighton's offense proved to be too much for Pocono Mountain East in the teams' MVC opener, as the Indians pulled out a 14-1, six-inning win.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Mary Kate Sherkness clears the high jump bar at five feet, four inches for a first place finish. She also won the triple jump during Tuesday's meet at Jim Thorpe.

It's certainly early on in the 2012 high school track season, but on Tuesday afternoon the Jim Thorpe girls and boys track teams got off to a running head start.

The Olympians swept Marian by a score of 72-69 on the boys side and 89-52 on the girls.

The Jim Thorpe girls ran strong all day, behind a stellar performance by junior Anjelica Poallilo. Poallilo placed first in all three individual events she competed in and was also the anchor on the 400 meter relay team that placed first as well.