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Spring Sports

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Bob Ford/times news Vince Voulo of Pleasant Valley backhands the ball in his match against Lehighton's James Svercheck.

Panther Valley's Stephen Gulla tossed a no-hitter against Lehighton to headline Wednesday's local scholastic sports schedule.

Other highlights included, the Marian softball team and Northern Lehigh baseball team remaining unbeaten on the season.


Panther Vy.-Lehighton

Gulla was one man wrecking crew for Panther Valley as it cruised to a 12-0 non-league victory over previously undefeated Lehighton (5-1).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tamaqua and Marian swept dual meets in track while the Northern Lehigh boys picked up a pair of victories in a tri-meet.

So. Lehigh-Northwestern-No. Lehigh

The Northern Lehigh boys picked up a pair of wins, while the Bulldog girls split with Southern Lehigh and Northwestern.

The Tigers lost both boys meets while beating Northern Lehigh for a split in girls.

The Bulldogs' Joseph Wirfel won three events, 200, 400 and javelin.

Northwestern's Tyler Stelack took first in two events, 1600 and 3200.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pleasant Valley's track meet was the only area scholastic event that went on as scheduled on a rainy Tuesday.

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Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain West split in a Mountain Valley Conference meet.

The Panthers traveled back home with a 83-62 win over the Bears, while the Lady Bears posted an 81-63 win over the Lady Panthers.

Kelecia Harris (100, 200, 400) and Abigail Kaspszyk (800, 1600, 3200) were PV's lone multiple event winners.


PM West 83, Pleasant Valley 62

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Pleasant Valley softball team had both phases of its game working Monday afternoon.

The Lady Bears received some great pitching from left-hander Rikki Correll, along with some timely hitting in the form of 10 runs on 13 hits, and went on to defeat their Mountain Valley Conference rival Pocono Mountain East in five innings, 10-0. The win pushes the Bears to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lehighton, Marian and Northern Lehigh all posted baseball and softball wins in scholastic action on Monday.


Lehighton-PM West

Tyler Hill had a big day at the plate to help Lehighton roll to a 12-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

Hill had a double, triple and knocked in five runs.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Weatherly softball and Lehighton girls soccer teams picked up wins on the local scholastic scene over the weekend.


Weatherly-Moravian Acad.

Weatherly started as a strong as it finished to score a 11-5 non-league win over Moravian Academy.

Kristin Parker led the Wreckers with a triple and a RBI.

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Parker and Dougherty; Sheetz, Amore (6) and Gupta. W - Parker. L - Sheetz.

Palmerton-No. Dame (G.P.)

Friday, April 15, 2011
Ziegenfuss delivers in clutch

Due to the recent bad weather, Pleasant Valley and Lehighton's baseball teams have only played four and three games respectively in the last three weeks. It showed on the diamond Thursday.

Both Mountain Valley Conference powerhouses made a number of errors in their contest, both offensively and defensively. Each head coach attributed their team's sloppy play to a lack of getting outside and practicing on an actual baseball field. Although Lehighton may have committed a few more mistakes than Pleasant Valley, the Indians pulled out a dramatic 8-7 walk-off victory.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
bob ford/times news filephoto Northern Lehigh's Maggie Lear unwinds with a pitch during a game against East Stroudsburg North. This season, the softball rubber was moved back three feet.

Over the years, pitchers have ruled high school softball.

But thanks to a rule change this season, which has been mandated by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), that might be starting to change.

During the 2009-10 school year, the NFHS made a revision to Rule 1-1-2b in the softball rulebook by increasing the distance from the pitching rubber to home plate from 40-feet to 43-feet.

According to the NFHS, its main rationale was in "creating a better balance between the offense and defense" on the softball diamond.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
ron gower/times news Eric Herzog, front, takes baton from Tamaqua teammate Zach Lakitsky in 400 meter relay race.

The Tamaqua girls track team and the Northwestern soccer team picked up victories on Wednesday.


No. Schuy.-Tamaqua

Tamaqua and North Schuylkill split their Schuylkill League meet.

The Spartans won the boys meet, 101-49, while the Lady Raiders posted a 97-53 win in the girls meet.

Kayla Hope led the Lady Raiders with first-place finishes in the 200, long and triple jumps. Maria Streisel (100M, high jump), Amber Carroll (1600M, 3200M), Christine Streisel (javelin, shot put) also added muliple firsts.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In the only scholastic sporting event held yesterday in the TIMES NEWS area, the Pleasant Valley track teams posted a non-league sweep over visiting Hazleton.

The Pleasant Valley boys earned an 86-55 victory. The Bears captured 10 of 17 events, including both relays. Eight different Bears captured individual wins.