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Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29, 2004 Lehighton's Danny Miller earns second place in the Class AA discus at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg. Miller records a distance of 157-1 on his final attempt to secure the silver medal. Northwestern's Megan Brown and Marian's Nate Phillips also medal on the second day of the state competition. Brown takes seventh in the Class AA triple jump with a leap of 35-9 while Phillips clears 6-4 to finish eighth in the AA high jump.

Friday, May 29, 2015
nancy scholz/special to the Times News Palmerton's Reese Dugan unwinds with a pitch against Notre Dame.

ALLENTOWN - "Fight to the finish."

It's what Palmerton head coach Bob Hock expects his softball team to do.

And, for the last two games in particular, it's exactly what the second year coach has gotten.

In their District 11 Class AA semifinal against Pen Argyl, the Lady Bombers rallied from a 3-1 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for a 5-3 win.

Friday, May 29, 2015

On June 2, South Tamaqua's Biasi Family Race Team and the B1 Race Car Sponsors will recognize Sergeant First Class Joe Weser (Retired) as their Honorable Crew Chief For the Night for the B1 race car.

This premier, precedent setting event honoring a highly decorated soldier will occur at Grandview Speedway near Bechtelsville, PA thanks to Race Promoter Bob Miller and the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring the Jesse Hocket Classic United States Auto Club Wingless Sprint Tour and American Racing Drivers Club Wingless Midgets.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Physical exams for fall sports for Lehighton High School and Middle School students will be held in the high school nurse's office on Wednesday, June 17.

Students are asked to report at their scheduled time and wear shorts and a t-shirt. Due to the volume of students scheduled into each time slot, only those students that have already returned their physical forms to the nurse have pre-registered for a free physical. There are no walk-ins permitted on the day of the physical exams.

Friday, May 29, 2015

The 26th Annual Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall on August 15th.

The cost will be $35 per person and includes dinner and selected drinks. At the conclusion of the Award Ceremony, musical entertainment will be provided. Cocktail hour will begin at 5 p.m, dinner at 6 p.m., the Induction Ceremony at 7:15 p.m. and the entertainment should commence at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 29, 2015

The 34th Annual All Star Soccer Classic sponsored by Lion Clubs of Lehigh and Northampton County will be held on Sunday, May 31. This soccer classic event will be held at the Whitehall-Coplay School District's Soccer Stadium. The game will feature over 80 graduating senior boys and girls from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and Colonial League. The girls will begin play at 3:30 p.m. and the boys game will begin at 6 p.m. This year, the Colonial League All-Stars will challenge the athletes from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Friday, May 29, 2015
Palmerton captures title

It almost looked like Palmerton was dangling a carrot in front of Notre Dame in the District 11 Class AA softball championship game.

Everytime it appeared the Crusaders were about to get the carrot, the Bombers and pitcher Reese Dugan would yank it away.

Dugan threw a complete game for Palmerton as it downed Notre Dame, 3-1, on Thursday for its first district title since 1989.

Dugan, who admitted after the game that she is battling a sore wrist from a heavy workload, threw 121 pitches in the game, striking out five hitters.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
nancy scholz/special to the times news Angela Motolese of Northwestern signs a Letter of Intent to continue her academic and soccer career at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Joining Motolese for the signing are her mother Dawn and her father Rob.

It wasn't long ago that Northwestern senior Angela Motolese gave a verbal commit to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to continue her soccer career.

But something wasn't right. After some pondering, Motolese made one of the most important decisions of her life. A center midfielder on the Tigers' soccer team, Motolese committed to Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and was one of eight athletes to be recognized at Wednesday's ceremonial signing at Northwestern High School.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, 1996 Teague Fatzinger's single in the bottom of the eighth inning drives in Josh Perich with the winning run as Northwestern defeats Palisades, 4-3, in the District 11 Class AA semifinals. Fatzinger finishes the contest with three hits and two RBIs while Tony Frey goes the distance on the mound, allowing just four hits, to gain the pitching win. The Tigers, coached by Len Smith, force extra innings by rallying for two runs in the home sixth. Jack Mosser delivers a run-scoring triple in the frame and then scores on Eric Tacker's RBI single.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

What a very exciting and scintillating Modified feature fans were treated to Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway as they watched Austin Kochenash of Danielsville hold off Earl Paules and score his first win of 2015.

After Kochenash made a gripping pass over then leader Lou Strohl on lap 29, Paules was able to do the same and for the final six laps the top two raced in a side-by-side shootout to the finish. Kochenash did all he could to protect his line and much to the disapproval of Paules who was none too happy afterwards.