Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Local Sports

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Jim Thorpe's tennis team gained a win against Pocono Mountain West Friday, while the Olympians baseball squad fell to Schuylkill Haven.


Jim Thorpe-Sch. Haven

Ethan Conage tossed five shutout innings to lead Schuylkill Haven to a 7-0 non-league victory over Jim Thorpe.

Zavier Webb led the Hurricanes (2-0) with two hits and three runs scored. Danny Blugis and Nick Behm both added a pair of RBIs.

For the Olympians (1-1), Dominic Pompa had two hits.

Jim Thorpe 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

Schuylkill Haven 102 103 x - 7 5 0

Saturday, March 28, 2015

About 20 years ago, I began my school day by teaching a group of eighth graders that contained four girls who were close friends, sat close to my desk, and were not only impressively intelligent but also rather well-behaved. They approached eighth grade English like a grad course where an "A" equaled a pay raise, and I never had to worry about them talking or giggling or failing to pay attention.

Except on certain days after Christmas vacation. They changed. Really changed. They whispered. They giggled. Their minds seemed to stray.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Ralph and Vicki Ciancuarulo are one of the outdoor industry's best known hunting couples.

I had just stepped into the weakest reaches of the porch light when some small projectile pinged against my knit hat. That's odd, I thought, and bent to pick it up. Ping! Another took me in the shoulder.

The objects were stuffed mushrooms, being thrown from the deck by my soon-to-be-ex boyfriend, mad because I'd been hunting and was late to the supper he'd prepared. "These are great!" I said, around a delicious mouthful of mushroom with crabmeat stuffing. A virtual volley of mushrooms followed.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28, 1989 Kelly Trexler and Natalie Nestor both hit home runs to help Northwestern open its season with an 11-1 softball win over Saucon Valley. Trexler blasts a solo homer during a three-run first inning while Nestor goes deep in the fourth frame. Nestor finishes with three hits and knocks in five runs, while Trexler also collects three hits. Winning pitcher Kristin Snyder pitches six innings of one-hit ball and strikes out four batters. The Tigers also receive RBI hits from Robin Mohr and Tara Minnich.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Outdoor Calendar for March 28

Please send information to lprice@tnonline.com .

March 29

West Penn Archery Club

147 Archery Club Road

New Ringgold

From 7 a.m. to noon, 3D course with 30 targets, in a wooded setting. Open to the public.

Cost for adults is $10, youth are free.

April 3 and 4

Hunter Safety Course, 6 to 9 p.m.

Palmerton Rod & Gun Club

All students must pre-register for the course at www.pgc.state.pa.us .

April 11

Hunter Safety Course, 8:30 to 4

Indian Mt Rod & Gun Club

Route 534

Saturday, March 28, 2015
bob ford/times news Lehighton's Grace Shanton (left) and Jim Thorpe's Devon Matz compete in the girls 100 meter high hurdles.

A harsh winter has made life difficult for many track and field teams so far this spring, with practices often held indoors and meets frequently postponed.

The uneven schedule has made life even more complicated for coaches looking to sort out their rosters, trying to maximize every event.

And while many aspects of their squads are still unsettled, the picture became at least a little bit clearer for both Jim Thorpe and Lehighton on Friday afternoon in the Schuylkill League opener for both schools.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Bonner, Evans Frendak in class

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 - Marijo 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.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Tamaqua Athletic Department will be offering season ticket packages for the spring sports' seasons. Tickets may be purchased in the main office of the High School Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The following packages are available:

Varsity Baseball (10 games) Adults: $40; Students: $15

Varsity Softball (9 games) Adults: $39; Students: $15

JV Baseball (11 games) Adults $25; Students $7

JV Softball (11 games) Adults $25; Students: $7

Combined pass for JV and Varsity BB Adults: $50; Students $20

Friday, March 27, 2015
Follweiler named MAC Academic All-American

Senior Alexia Follweiler has repeated on the Women's Swimming Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference team.

A Panther Valley graduate, Follweiler has had a decorated career in and out of the pool.

In the classroom, the biology major has earned three MAC Academic Honor Roll selections and she has earned Dean's List mention five times at the college.

Friday, March 27, 2015

March 27, 1954 Bill Gmitter pours in a game-high 29 points to help St. Joseph's of East Mauch Chunk defeat St. Agatha of Philadelphia, 49-40, to claim the Philadelphia Diocese CYO championship. St. Joseph's actually trails heading into the final quarter but outscores its opponent by an 18-8 margin to earn the victory and the title. Joe Duffy contributes 10 points to the winning cause while the Panther Valley Parochial League champs, coached by Mickey Hodor and Walt Moser, also receive six from Johnny Engler.