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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Palmerton's Jordan Boyer looks back towards first as Pen Argyl's Alyssa Weaver throws up the hold sign during Tuesday's District 11 Class AA semifinal at Pate's Park in Allentown. The Lady Bombers came back from a two-run deficit to pull out a 5-3 victory and advance to Thursday's championship against Notre Dame of Green Pond back at Pate's at 4 p.m. Nancy Scholz /Special to The Times News

ALLENTOWN – A team will typically have one window of opportunity to take control of a game.

Palmerton left the bases loaded in the second inning of its District 11 class AA semifinal match against Pen Argyl, which appeared to be that exact chance.

After Palmerton starting pitcher Reese Dugan worked out of a jam in the fourth inning, the Lady Bombers trailed by just a 3-1 margin.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 27, 1960 Leo Lenick earns the pitching win and also contributes two hits and a run scored on offense to help lift Marian to a 6-3 Anthracite Catholic League win over Shenandoah. Lenick scatters seven hits over his seven innings of work. Hank Epler delivers two hits and a run scored while Jack Gillespie adds a pair of hits. The Colts, coached by "Wink" Gallagher, also receive a hit and run scored from Tony Rose, Paul Lenick, Arthur Lazorchik and Hager.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Berlinsville outhit the Northampton Giants but errors proved to be costly as the Braves dropped a 6-3 Blue Mountain League contest.

The pitching duo of Josh Kern (four innings) and Tyler Svetik (three combined) combined to give up only two earned runs and six hits but their defense commited four errors that led to four unearned runs.

Kern, a Lehighton graduate, suffered the loss. He struck out four and walked two.

Palmerton product Christian Marcin had a hit, run scored and two walks for the Braves, who dropped to 1-5. Mike Wozniak had three hits and an RBI.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Carbon Hall of Fame inductees

Among the 27 persons inducted into the Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame during a dinner program held on Sunday, May 24, were, top photo, front, from left, Tim Tkach, who accepted the award on behalf of his late father George, a Lehighton inductee, Mary Gillespie Whalen and Scott Kmetz, Jim Thorpe, and Joseph Perilli, Summit Hill; and back, Gary Evans, Summit Hill, Bernie Tkach, also a son of George Tkach, Carl Wolfe and Wayne Wentz, Lehighton inductees, Kevin Trice, Jim Thorpe, and Brad Miller, Summit Hill; middle photo, front, from left, Harriet Visnosky, widow of Joseph Visnosky Jr., Jan

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CLASS AA BOYS

3200 - Gavin Kemery, Northern Lehigh, 21st overall, 10:14.75.

Discus - Jon Anthony, Palmerton, no distance.

300 hurdles - Sean Doherty, Palmerton, 41.35, 8th overall.

High jump - Spencer Hay, Palmerton, 6-2, 3rd overall.

Pole vault - Logan Blasiak, Palmerton, no height.

CLASS AAA BOYS

100 - Cam Richardson, Northwestern, 7th in semifinal heat, did not advance.

High jump - Rayan Green, Jim Thorpe, 6-0, 16th overall.

200 - Cam Richardson, Northwestern, 22.79, 8th in semifinal heat, did not advance.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
PV relay team, Hay star

SHIPPENSBURG - None of the four members of Pleasant Valley's 1600-meter relay team knew what to expect heading into Saturday's Class AAA final.

The quartet of Aliem Hoousendove-Jackson, Nyiem Nevarez, Tyson Calhoun and Khai Samuels entered the PIAA Track and Field Championships as the 23rd overall seed in the event out of 27 teams with a time of 3:28.65.

But on Friday afternoon, the group surprised many with a second place finish in their preliminary heat with a time of 3:20.92, good enough to advance to the final.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Ron Gower/special to the times Marian's Rob Hinkle tags out a Tri Valley runner at second base.

ORWIGSBURG – One can't always assume a winner and a loser based on what the box score looks like after a baseball game.

Tri-Valley's side of the sheet was full of strikeouts in its District 11 Class A semifinals match against Marian. Colts' pitchers Joe Nahas and Dante Salerno combined to strikeout 14 of the 18 Tri-Valley hitters.

Some sloppy Marian fielding and one swing of Hunter Herb's bat helped propel Tri-Valley to victory over Marian, 8-2.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 26, 1976 Palmerton captures 12 first-place finishes, including three by Steve Kocher, to claim top honors at the revived Carbon County Track and Field Meet. Kocher wins the javelin, discus and shot put and sets a new school record in the shot with a toss of 57-2 . The Blue Bombers also receive multiple wins from Brad Browne (880 and mile) and Roy George (long and triple jumps). Other indivudual winners for Palmerton come from John Havir (440), Clark Wentz (two mile) and Dennis Lentz (pole vault).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
ron gower/special to the times news Tamaqua catcher Casey Rother leaps for a high throw as Pottsville's Travis Blankenhorn scores.

ORWIGSBURG - When opportunity knocks you have to take advantage and open the door.

That has been the story of the Tamaqua baseball team over the past two seasons. Countless clutch plays, winning hits, and stellar performances from the mound earned the Raiders back-to-back District 11 Championships.

On Saturday, Tamaqua's quest for a third title was cut short as Pottsville was the team that executed when it was presented with opportunities to score.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 23, 1981 Andy Sherkness pitches a two-hitter to help Marian even its Hughie McGeehan League playoff series with Bishop Hafey at a game apiece. Sherkness has a no-hitter through six frames before giving up a pair of hits and a run in the seventh. The left-handed senior finishes with 12 strikeouts in the contest. The Colts, who earn a 3-1 victory, receive a hit and run scored from both Mike Kmetz and John Patton in the fourth inning. Patton collects two hits in the game and Marian, coached by Charlie Connely, goes on to claim the league title.