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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Vnce Voulo returns a serve during Tuesday's win at Lehighton. The Bears went on to score a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference win.

Palmerton proved to be quite successful in its 2012 track and field opener when it swept Wilson and Saucon Valley to end the Warrior boys' 58-meet win streak that dated ack to 2005.

In other action, Pleasant Valley picked up victories in tennis and track to highlight Tuesday's scholastic sports action.


Pleasant Vy.-ES North

Pleasant Valley swept East Stroudsburg North in a Mountain Valley Conference meet.

The Bears won the boys meet, 81-69.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Marian baseball team maintained its patience in the batter's box and used it to its advantage.

Palmerton allowed its inability to focus over the duration of the game get the best of it in the end.

The result was a 13-3 non-league victory for the Colts on Monday afternoon.

After five innings of play, it looked like the non-league contest might come down to the final out between the Colts and the Bombers because only two runs seperated the teams.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
bob ford/times news Adam Bates of Tamaqua dives back safely as Northwestern first baseman Matt Maher awaits the throw.

With strong winds blowing across Northwestern's baseball field, any fly balls to the outfield could turn into extra bases.

Tiger pitcher Rich Perry allowed two first-inning hits, including one wind-aided single to right field. Those hits resulted in an early jam for Perry. The junior got out of it with a pair of strike outs, however, then retired 12 of the next 13 batters in a five-inning, 11-0 Northwestern win over Tamaqua.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Chey Bates slides in to second base safely as Northwestern Lehigh's Lauren Horner takes a late throw. The Tigers kept the Lady Raiders from crossing home plate, however, and rolled to a 10-0 non-league win.

Lehighton and Northern Lehigh picked up baseball and softball wins in non-league action on Monday.

Elsewhere, Northwestern also triumphed in softball and girls soccer.


Northern Lehigh

-Jim Thorpe

Northern Lehigh held Jim Thorpe scoreless for the last five innings of the ball game en route to a 5-1 victory.

Pitcher Lucas Pierce gave up just one run in four innings of work along with collecting two hits for the Bulldogs. Trevor Yashur also had two hits and a stolen base.

Nicholas Montenero had two of the four hits for the Olympians.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ORWIGSBURG Williams Valley scored in just one of 13 innings against Marian pitcher Kayla Knight this season.

But what an inning it was!

The Vikings ripped four extra base hits and scored six times in the second inning to defeat the Fillies, 6-4, in the semifinals of the District 11 Class A softball playoffs Friday night at Blue Mountain High School.

The victory avenges a 1-0 regular season setback to Marian and sends Williams Valley into the District 11 title game against Minersville.

Saturday, May 28, 2011
bob ford/times news Marian second baseman Dylan Latham fires to first after forcing out a Tri-Valley runner.

PINE GROVE Even with a 5-0 lead, Marian head coach Jeff Nietz wasn't comfortable.

As it turned out, he had every reason to be anxious.

Devin Masser delivered a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Tri-Valley complete a comeback and gain a 7-6 victory in the semifinal round of the District 11 Class A playoffs.

Saturday, May 28, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Kayla Hope shows her gold medal form in this eight photo composite of her winning long jump at the PIAA Class AA State Track and Field Championships on Friday.

SHIPPENSBURG - One last jump.

That was all Tamaqua's Kayla Hope had left in her quest for a state gold medal in the long jump.

So she did the only thing a state champion would do. She let it all hang out and just went for it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
bob ford/times news Northwestern's Andrew Rivera rounds third base and heads home as Lehighton third baseman Alex Storm (right) waits for his teammates to get the ball back to the infield.

The top of your lineup is supposed to produce runs.

But what Northwestern's first four hitters did in Tuesday's District 11 Class AAA quarterfinal game at Lehighton goes beyond normal expectations.

The combination of Payton Bachman, Andrew Rivera, Ty Cunningham and Sawyer Smith collectively went 13-for-20 at the plate and knocked in nine runs.

That kind of offensive power propelled the sixth-seeded Tigers to a 13-9 victory and a berth in Thursday's semifinal round.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
bob ford/times news Marian's Kayla Knight unwinds with a pitch against Nativity.

As Marian head coach Joe DeAngelo was filling out his lineup card before Tuesday afternoon's District 11 Class A quarterfinal round game against Nativity, he knew his team would be dealing with adversity.

Starting center fielder Abby Burkhardt was on crutches and starting shortstop Ashley Donlin was out sick. If that wasn't enough to deal with, courtesy runner Gabby Cann was unavailable after finger surgery and starting third baseman Shannon Skotek was just cleared following a knee injury.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
bob ford/times news Kayla Hope of Tamaqua won the Class AA long jump with a leap of 17-3.

ORWIGSBURG – One down, three to go for Tamaqua's Kayla Hope.

For teammate Amber Carroll, it's three down with one to go.

Hope and Carroll both earned individual gold medals to lead all TIMES NEWS area athletes yesterday afternoon on the first day of the District 11 Track and Field Championships held at Blue Mountain High School.

It was the first career District 11 Class AA gold medal for Hope, who will be trying to add three more golds to her collection when the District Championships resume later this afternoon.