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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Katie Reimer was happy for the chance to make amends.

After committing an error that led to Northwestern scoring the tying run in the top of the seventh, Reimer had an opportunity to make up for her mistake.

She led off Palmerton's seventh inning with a hit and eventually came around to score the winning run on a wild pitch, giving the Lady Bombers a 6-5 win and keeping the Tigers one win from a district playoff berth.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley shortstop Drew Borger (right) awaits the throw at second base as Lehighton courtesy runner Parker David dives back safely.

It was a tale of two different pitching staffs Monday in Brodheadsville.

While Lehighton's staff had trouble throwing strikes and getting people out all day, Pleasant Valley's stayed on point and did a good job of keeping the Indians off of the bases.

In the end, it was the Bears earning some redemption from an early season Mountain Valley Conference loss in Lehighton by beating up on the Indians, 14-1.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
ron gower/times news Panther Valley's Josh Vega (second from right) gets to the finish line just ahead of Marian's Dylan Quirk (left) in the 100 meter dash. The Colts' Bob Kelly is on the right. No results of the meet were received by the TIMES NEWS.

Three area teams captured championships on Monday. The Palmerton girls track team won the Colonial League title, the Marian baseball team captured the Schuylkill League Division 3 crown, and the Northern Lehigh baseball team won the Colonial League North Division title.

BASEBALL

Marian-Shenandoah

Marian rolled to a pair of mercy-rule victories over Shenandoah to clinch the Schuylkill League Division 3 championship.

The Colts' doubleheader sweep combined with a Nativity loss secures Marian's berth in next week's Schuylkill League playoff semifinals.

Monday, May 9, 2011
ron gower/times news Panther Valley's second baseman Thad Ogozalek (left) gets the ball in plenty of time to stop steal attempt by Jim Thorpe's Colton Knox. The Panthers defeated Jim Thorpe, 15-8, on Saturday. No other information on that game was received by the TIMES NEWS.

Lehighton picked up a baseball win and Panther Valley posted its first softball victory of the season to highlight the weekend's scholastic sports action.

Lehighton-Palmerton

Parker David scattered seven hits to lead Lehighton to a 9-1 non-league win over Palmerton in a game played Saturday at PNC Field in Moosic.

The Indians (12-3) were led offensively by Tyler Harris, who had two hits, two runs scored, and two RBIs. Anthony Farole added a hit, a run scored and three RBIs.

For Palmerton (3-11), Rich Steigerwalt had two hits and knocke din his team's only run.

Friday, May 6, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS Sonya Josephson of Northern Lehigh prepares to release the javelin.

Pleasant Valley picked up victories in baseball, softball and tennis to highlight Thursday scholastic sports card. Lehighton also enjoyed success, picking up wins in baseball and soccer.

TRACK

Salisbury-Palmerton-Northern Lehigh

Palmerton went 2-0 in its Colonial League track meet with Salisbury, while Northern Lehigh finished 1-1.

The Lady Bombers had three multiple event winners. Casey Rinfret won the 100-meter dash and the long jump; Kristen Romano placed first both of the hurdles events; and Kelsey Hay posted victories in the discus and javelin.

Friday, May 6, 2011
ron gower/times news Marian second baseman Gabby Green puts the tag on Schuylkill Haven's Alicia Miller for the final out of the game in the top of the seventh, preserving the Fillies' 3-2 victory.

Huddled in right field at the conclusion of the game, Marian head coach Joe DeAngelo was overheard telling his Fillies that "players win games, but teams win championships."

Such was the case yesterday afternoon, as Marian claimed the Schuylkill League Division 3 Championship with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Schuylkill Haven.

The win improves Marian to 12-2 overall (8-2 league) and advances the Fillies to the Schuylkilll League playoffs the week of May 16 where they will play either the Division 1 champion or wild card.

Friday, May 6, 2011
Jim Thorpe  doubles players Tom Smyth (left) and Kyle Lawrence both try get to the ball during their District 11 Class AA Tournament match against Salisbury.

ALLENTOWN Five doubles' teams from the TIMES NEWS coverage area entered the District 11 Class AA Tennis Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the West End Racquet and Fitness Club.

Of that group, Jim Thorpe's James Denny and Mitch Franko, Lehighton's Nick Mantz and James Svercheck and Tamaqua's Gonzalo Hernandez Cascante and Evan Stoll all advanced into the second round.

Unfortunately for the area teams, round two wasn't too kind.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
ron gower/times news Eric Herzog of Tamaqua won the 100 high hurdles against Minersville in a time of 15.6

Tamaqua posted a sweep on the track while Pleasant Valley and Northern Lehigh picked up soccer victories in scholastic sports action on Wednesday.

TRACK

Minersville-Tamaqua

Tamaqua swept Minersville in a Schuylkill League showdown.

The Raiders edged Minersville 78-72 win on the boys' side while the Lady Raiders ran away with a 109-40 victory.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
 times news filephoto Northwestern players pose for pictures after winning the District 11 Class AA soccer championship in 2008. This year, the Tigers, as well all the other small school soccer teams, will have to compete in a one classification tournament.

District 11 is returning to the past as far as the girls' soccer tournament is concerned.

This season, the PIAA changed from having two soccer classes to just one. That means smaller schools across the state will now compete in the same field as schools with the biggest erollments. In District 11, that means schools like Northwestern will compete against 'big school' powers like Parkland and Emmaus.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Brooke Heller tries to break up a douoble play attempt, but Tamaqua's Chey Bates makes the throw to complete it. Brianna Boyle of the Raiders looks on.

Over the past two seasons, Tamaqua has really struggled against Colonial League teams.

Yesterday afternoon, the Lady Raiders reversed their fortunes with a little bit of "small ball," in addition to some great defense and a timely hit off the bat of Jordan Nowacki, en route to a 4-1 nonleague victory over Northwestern.

The win improves Tamaqua to 8-6 on the year and snaps an 0-5 skid against Colonial League foes dating back to the beginning of last season.