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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Kayla Knight slides into third base safely as Panther Valley's Krista Knepper covers.

Palmerton's baseball and softball teams picked up wins over Salisbury in local sports action on Tuesday.

In other action, Weatherly and Tamaqua scored softball wins, while Lehighton and Jim Thorpe got baseball victories.


Panther Valley-Marian

The Fillies improved to 11-2 on the season with a 17-2 triumph over the Lady Panthers in four innings.

The Lady Panthers fell victim to nine errors and some big hits by the Fillies to drop the decisive outcome.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Palmerton gained a boys and girls sweep in Colonial League track action on Tuesday.

The Bombers defeated both Southern Lehigh and Palisades.


Palmerton-So. Lehigh-Palisades

The Palmerton girls took first in five of the seven field events and cruised to a pair of wins to stay undefeated.

Kelsey Hay earned three of those individual wins, capturing all three throwing events, to help the Lady Bombers improve to 8-0. Kristen Romano added two wins, taking both hurdling races.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
ron gower/times news Northwestern catcher Katie Williams blocks the plate and prepares to tag out Northern Lehigh's Meghan Weil.

What a day Brooke Heller had for Northwestern's softball team on Monday.

Besides going 3-for-4 at the plate, it was her triple in the bottom of the seventh inning with two runners on that helped the Lady Tigers stun Northern Lehigh, 5-4 in a Colonial League contest.

The win avenged an 11-2 loss that Northwestern (6-8, 5-6) sustained earlier this year at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs.

Heller said it was "nerve-racking" stepping up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh with her team trailing by a run with two runners on base and one out.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Northwestern's Henry Paiste backhands a return during the finals of the District 11 Class AA Tennis Tournament on Monday. Paiste defeated Andrew Ma of Moravian Academy in three sets to capture the championship.

SOUTH WHITEHALL – Henry Paiste is one of the top tennis players in the state in his age group. He has won his share of tournaments outside of high school tennis.

However, his one experience with scholastic tennis quickly turned into the highlight of his career.

Paiste beat Moravian Academy's Andrew Ma, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 Monday afternoon at West End Racquet Club for this year's District 11 Class AA singles championship.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
bob ford/times news Panther Valley shortstop Zach Stanko eyes the ball into his glove during Monday's game against Pine Grove.

Marian picked up doubleheader sweeps in both baseball and softball while Palmerton recorded wins in baseball, softball and soccer to highlight Monday's scholastic sports action.


No. Lehigh-Northwestern

Sawyer Smith and Matt Maher combined to drive in all five runs for Northwestern and help the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over Colonia League foe Northern Lehigh.

Smith knocked in three runs, while Maher drove in two. Teammate Payton Bachman chipped in with two hits and two runs.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Olivia Markovich (right) and Rylie Krapf head for the finish line in the 100-meter dash. Markovich finished second and Krapf third.

Pleasant Valley, Palmerton and Marian all earned sweeps in track action Monday.

PM East-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley gained a sweep of Pocono Mountain East in Mountain Valley Conference action.

The PV boys used a pair of firsts from Keegan Bray and overall depth to gain a 78-72 win. Bray took the 100 and 200, while the Bears team used a 38-22 advantage in second and third pace points to pull out the victory.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

It was a special day for Pleasant Valley's Keegan Bray.

Bray, a sophomore on the Bears' track team, set two school records in Wednesday's 92.5-57.5 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton. Bray set new records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes with a little help from a tail wind.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
times news filephoto Gonzala Hernandez Cascante of Tamaqua earned the No. 1 seed for the District 11 Class AA tennis tournament.

It's been a busy school year for Tamaqua exchange student Gonzalo Hernandez Cascante.

Hernandez Cascante hit the ground running and hasn't slowed down since arriving from Spain on Aug. 20.

Not only has he had his hands full adapting to the American school system and trying to perfect his already very fluent use of the English language, but he has also been a huge part of the Blue Raider sports program.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Any time that Palmerton and Northern Lehigh meet on a sporting venue, the rivalry is present.

Wednesday night proved to be no different, as the two teams were battling, tempers were flaring, and fans were vocal at the PHS Stadium Field in a Colonial League soccer match. It was the Bombers who grabbed a big advantage early and rolled to a 9-1 win.

Palmerton forward Casey Rinfret overcame some early Senior Night jitters to score four goals and assist on another to lead the Lady Bombers to the win.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Courtney Berger (22) battles for ball against Wilson's Alesha Seifert.

Tamaqua and Northern Lehigh both picked up baseball and softball wins on the local scholastic sports scene on Wednesday.


Pleasant Vy.-ES North

Pleasant Valley exploded for 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-9 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg North.

The Bears (7-3, 5-1) banged out 17 hits, seven of them for extra bases.

Travis Raseley had three hits, two of them doubles, scored four runs and knocked in one while Drew Borger had a pair of hits, one a homer, drove in three and scored twice.