Sunday, April 19, 2015

Local Sports

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hunters know that the last hour of daylight can be the most likely time for deer to appear. So when that magic hour began, Matt Wentz, Lehighton, was at first planning to ignore whoever was trying to reach him by cell phone.

"The phone was vibrating in my pocket, so I took a look and saw that it was my daughter, Taya," he said. "She had just arrived at the place where we hunt, but she needed help setting her crossbow."

There was no way he could be mad at her.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
bob ford/times news Riley Durishin of Lehighton clears the bar in the high jump.

For the second straight week, the Jim Thorpe boys were the class of the field.

But this time, the Olympians weren't alone.

A week after Jim Thorpe took the boys' title at its Olympian Invitational, the Tamaqua girls did the same at last night's Fifth Annual Blue Raider Invite.

The Olympians took the boys crown with 149 points, while the Lady Raiders won the girls championship at their event with 82.5 points.

Rayan Green, who won four individual events for the second week in a row, led Jim Thorpe with another stunning performance.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Tamaqua inducts Connely, Lehatto, Miorelli

The annual Carbon County Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Sunday, May 24 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

This year's inductees are:

Palmerton - Jan Sosik, Nicole Levandusky, Joe Visnosky Jr., Charles "Biddy" Romig.

Lehighton - Carl Wolfe, Wayne Wentz, George Tkach.

Jim Thorpe - Mary Gillespie Whalen, Kevin Trice, Scott Kmetz.

Nesquehoning - Katherine A. "Kitty" Curry, Anita Misantone, Robert "Bob" Rehatchek, James Agosti, Carl Mikovich.

Lansford - Robert D. "Bob" Popik, John "Nini" Kranchick, Edward J. "Moose" Kosciolek.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Since the creation of this article has an interesting back story, I'll share it. A buddy of mine who wants to lose a bit of weight asked for my opinion on one of those packaged healthy-eating programs advertised on cable TV as an infomercial. He couldn't remember many details, but he could explain the overall concept.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Eight schools have first team players

It's hard to believe that the 2014-15 high school basketball season is well in the books.

The Times News coverage area featured 10 different schools competing in three different leagues. It was Pleasant Valley's first year in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, and Lehighton's first season in the Schuylkill League.

The 2014-15 Times News all-star teams feature seven boys and seven girls from eight different schools.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 18, 1962 Paul Keiser and Joe Foster both win two events as Lehighton cruises to an 84-11 Lehigh Valley League track win over Whitehall. Keiser captures the 100 and 440 while Foster takes the 220 and broad jump. The two Indians also contribute to the winning mile relay team. Other Lehighton athletes with first-place finishes include Bob Klotz (880), Ray Ziegenfuss (mile), Warren Semmel (discus) and Dick Steigerwalt (shot put).

Saturday, April 18, 2015

SCHNECKSVILLE - Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts the 12th Annual LCCC Foundation Scholarship Clay Shoot on Friday, April 24, at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, Pa. The event is open to the public. All tournament proceeds benefit need-based scholarships and grants for LCCC students.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
ron gower/special to the times news Jim Thorpe catcher Chris Micciche tags out North Schuylkill's Jordan Marlow at home.

The Marian baseball team plated a run in the top of the ninth inning to post a huge victory over Minersville, while the Tamaqua softball team rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Pine Grove.



Trailing 3-1 heading into the top of the seventh, Marian plated two runs to force extra innings. In the top of the ninth, the Colts scored the game winner to take home a 4-3 Schuylkill League victory over Minersville (8-2).

Daniel Keer had two of Marian's six hits, while Robbie Hinkle scored two runs.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Nancy Scholz/Special to the Times News Northwestern's Doug Whisenant throws the javelin during Thursday's meet. Whisenant took second place in the event.

The Northwestern track and field team has picked up right where it left off last season as Colonial League champions. The program was a combined 13-1 (boys and girls) heading into its Colonial League showdown against Saucon Valley.

The Lady Tigers roared past the Panthers 112-38, but the boys came up just short to Saucon Valley, 78-72.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Rian Shubeck

It is only fitting that one of the most successful seasons in recent memory is reflected as such in the 2014-15 Times News Wrestling All-Star Team.

A group typically comprised of 14 wrestlers - based on the number of weight classes - could only increase with 15 advancing to the PIAA Championships this past season. To put that in perspective, only six qualified in 2013-14.

All seven Times News-area Class AA schools in the area enjoyed postseason success to some degree, with each sending at least one wrestler to Hershey.