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Spring Sports

Thursday, May 19, 2011

(at Blue Mountain High School Stadium)

LEGEND

Thursday, May 19, 2011
bob ford/times new Lehighton's Jon Strauss won the AAA javelin with a throw of 191-5.

ORWIGSBURG - Lehighton's Jon Strauss wasn't worried about carrying a bullseye on his back.

The Indian junior entered the javelin competition at the District 11 Class AAA Track and Field Championships as the No. 1 seed.

"I never look at it as people are chasing me," said Strauss, when asked if was there any pressure holding the top seed. "I just want to beat myself every single time and beat my PR. As long as I do that, I will be fine."

Thursday, May 19, 2011
ron gower/times news Dana McAllister of Pleasant Valley, left, and Camille Roberts of Parkland both pursue ball.

It the sport of soccer, especially in the playoffs, one goal can make the difference between losing and living to play another day.

One goal was all Parkland needed to end Pleasant Valley's season on Wednesday, as the Trojans knocked off the Lady Bears 1-0 on a rain-soaked turf. Parkland's Camille Roberts scored with 8:58 remaining in the first half and eventually pushed her team into the second round of the District 11 playoffs. It is the first time since 2008 that the Bears have been eliminated from the playoffs in their very first game.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
mike feifel/times news Cassy Yost of Northwestern (white uniform) goes over Sara Cressman of Emmaus to head the ball.

NEW TRIPOLI – After losing to Southern Lehigh in the first round of the Colonial League playoffs was disappointing to say the least. That fire was a spark to ignite the Lady Tigers as they put it all together to top Emmaus 4-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the District XI tournament.

"We're really excited about this win. We were trying to get back into the groove of things after losing to Southern Lehigh," Northwestern's Katie Hughes said. "We worked really hard and it all started to come together."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two TIMES NEWS area soccer teams will be among the 20 vying for the District 11 championship.

The tournament is scheduled to begin today with four pigtail games.

Northwestern, from the Colonial League, has earned the sixth seed while Pleasant Valley, from the Mountain Valley Conference, is right behind the Tigers as the No. 7 seed.

Friday, May 13, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Marian's Ryan Gimbi, who started on the mound against Weatherly on Thursday. The Colts went on to beat the Wreckers 17-1 and Gimbi helped his own cause with a two-run hpmer in the second inning.

Marian and Pleasant Valley both posted baseball and softball victories on Thursday.

BASEBALL

Marian-Weatherly

Marian belted three home runs to roll to a 17-1 Schuylkill League win over Weatherly.

Mark Stawick delivered a solo home run in the first inning, Ryan Gimbi followed with a two-run blast in the second and Brandon Dopira connected for a solo shot in the third.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Northern Lehigh picked up a non-league softball victory over Jim Thorpe to highlight Tuesday's scholastic sports action.

SOFTBALL

Jim Thorpe-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh cruised to an 11-2 non-league victory over Jim Thorpe.

Kristi Seiler and Cassie Toth both had three hits for the Bulldogs (11-7). Seiler knocked in two runs and Toth scored twice. Erika Bowman had two hits, including a two-run homer.

Jim Thorpe 000 101 0 - 2 3 5

No. Lehigh 415 001 x - 11 10 1

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
ron gower/times news Tamaqua shortstop Derek Linkhorst fouls off a pitch against Tri-Valley. The Raiders dropped a 10-5 decision.

Needing just one win in its remaining two games to get into the District 11 playoffs, Tamaqua entered Tuesday afternoon's nonleague contest against Tri-Valley in control of its own destiny.

However, it was the Blue Raiders' total lack of "control" on the mound and in the field which now sets up a "do-or-die" game this Thursday night at Pottsville (7:00 p.m.).

Tamaqua (9-10, 5-6) allowed four Tri-Valley runs before recording its first out, issued a combined 12 walks and committed four costly errors, as the visiting Bulldogs took home a 10-5 victory.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
mike feifel/times news Northwestern's Mitchell Snyder releases a pitch against Palmerton.

"This was a big win for us," Northwestern head coach Len Smith said Tuesday.

Big games require players to step up and make key plays at the right time and with their playoff hopes on the line, the Northwestern Tiger baseball team got just that.

Mitchell Snyder put together a solid pitching performance and a key hit by Andrew Rivera sparked the Tigers to an 8-6 win over host Palmerton to qualify for the District 11 AAA playoffs.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Kayla Dorney (18) heads the ball away from East Stroudsburg South defender Cortney Gill.

Since Tim Hinton took over as head coach of the Pleasant Valley girls' soccer team in 2009, the Lady Bears have won back-to-back Mountain Valley Conference championships.

This Thursday they will be looking for a three-peat.

Top-seeded Pleasant Valley (15-3, 12-1) received four goals from four different players and went on to knock off fourth-seeded East Stroudsburg South in the MVC semi-finals, 4-0. The Bears have been getting goals from a number of players all season long and that trend continued Tuesday evening.