Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Bombers' Farquhar goes from sub to star

Jade Farquhar never imagined herself as a basketball player of the year.

As a matter of fact, for a long time, Farquhar never even imagined herself as a basketball player.

But in the span of just four years, Farquhar's basketball trajectory has soared.

The Palmerton High School junior has gone from a basketball nobody to a basketball player that nobody can stop.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2008 Northern Lehigh's baseball and softball teams both gain Colonial League walk-off wins over Catasauqua. Jackie Follweiler's RBI single caps a five-run seventh inning that gives the Bulldog softball squad a 7-6 victory. Sandy Remaley's two-run single ties the contest before Follweiler delivers the game-winner. In the baseball game, Jake Kern comes through with a clutch RBI hit to lift Nolehi to another 7-6 win. The Bulldogs had tied the contest earlier on Matt Irwin's two-run triple.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Summit Hill has three inductes

The annual Carbon County Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Sunday, May 25 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

This year's inductees are:

Lehighton - Norm A. Frey; Jr; Robert Andrews; Lee "Put" Kuntz.

Lansford - Ellen Ogozalek; Eileen Ogozalek; Tom Rosahac.

Coaldale - Angel Donovan; Bill Edwards; Vince Gildea.

Tamaqua - Frank Yusella; Wayne Shickram; Stan Dakosty.

Jim Thorpe - Keith Miller; Drew Benyo; Dale Burnhauser.

Palmerton - Gene Behler; Georgianna Messinger; Kathy Beck Dekorte; Donald Holland.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Jacob Augustus races home on a passed ball to score a run as the Palisades pitcher covers.

Lehighton proved victorious on the baseball and softball diamonds, while Pleasant Valley pulled off wins in softball and tennis to lead the area in yesterday's scholastic sports action.

Northern Lehigh softball also picked up a crucial Colonial League win.


P.M. West-Lehighton

Lehighton came up with a huge second inning performance, scoring five runs en route to a 10-7 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Tigers suffer extra-inning loss

The Palisades and Northwestern softball squads are very similar. Both are piloted by veteran coaches, both hit the cover off the ball, both have similar records and they both battle until the end.

With all their similarities, it is no surprise it took extra innings for one to come out victorious in Monday's Colonial League softball slugfest in New Tripoli.

Palisades busted out to an early lead, survived a Northwestern rally that forced extra innings, and eventually prevailed in eight innings, 11-10.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rob Hinkle of Marian slides into home plate as Mahanoy Area's Nolan Fegley applies the tag. Hinkle was out on the play.

MIDDLEPORT -To say that Marian's offense has been hot to start the year would be an understatement.

Entering Monday's Schuylkill League contest against rival Mahanoy Area, the Colts were averaging just over 12 runs per game and came in with a team batting average of over .400.

After a slow start, the trend continued, as Marian closed strong to dispatch the Golden Bears 12-2 in five innings.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15, 1968 Dan Truskey and Scott Whetstone both earn two firsts to help Tamaqua record an 89 1/2-60 1/2 track victory against Schuylkill Haven. Truskey wins the 880 in 2:13.1 and cops the javelin with a throw of 175-5 1/2. Whetstone, meanwhile, captures the broad jump with a leap of 16-7 1/2 and the triple jump with a distance of 36-2. The Blue Raiders, coached by Herry Fetterman, also receive individual firsts from Joe Ruggeri (440), Sam Parfitt (2-mile), Jim Barron (discus), Ben Schietrum (high jump) and Tom Rarick (180 hurdles).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Bombers' Evans 'wraps up' award

So often in sports, potential is never realized and goals are left unfulfilled.

It takes exceptional resolve to overcome the many obstacles athletes are faced with and persevere, regardless of the circumstances.

Time and again over his scholastic career, Palmerton's Josh Evans showed the determination and resiliency necessary to prevail when faced with long odds.

This season was no different, as Evans went 36-4 and punctuated his career with a fifth-place finish at the PIAA Championships in his second trip to Hershey.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Marian managed to score a sweep of Nativity in Schuylkill League track on Monday, while Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua both lost.

Jim Thorpe-Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain pulled off a double win over Jim Thorpe in a Schuylkill League track meet, as the Blue Eagle boys defeated the Olympians, 95-55, with the Lady Olympians dropping their meet, 107-43.

Individually, for the locals, Khaaliq Lynch took first in the 100 and 200-meter sprints. Teammate Deonte St. Hill took the javelin, Jake Saxon won the 1600 and Jon Condly won the 3200.

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 1998 Panther Valley's Brad Yuricheck throws a no-hitter to lead his team to an 8-0 win over Weatherly. Yuricheck strikes out seven batters in his seven innings of work. The Panthers, coached by Tom Klementovic, receive a big offensive game from Ben Porambo, who collects three hits and knocks in four runs. Brian Degiosio contributes to the PV cause with two hits and a run scored while Charlie Depuy chips in with a pair of hits.