Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Local Sports

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Scores received from Monday's games. Check out Tuesday's Times News for more coverage.

Northern Lehigh 3, Palmerton 0
Pine Grove 4, Jim Thorpe 2 (8 innings)
Tamaqua 4, Lehighton 2
Williams Valley 12, Marian 2
East Stroudsburg North 7, Pleasant Valley 4
Northwestern 13, Moravian Academy 1

Northern Lehigh 3, Palmerton 0
Pine Grove 16, Jim Thorpe 0
Williams Valley 16, Marian 1
Northwestern 22, Moravian Academy 0
Tamaqua 3, Lehighton 2

Pleasant Valley 80, East Stroudsburg South 70
Pleasant Valley 88.50, East Stroudsburg South 61.50

Monday, April 24, 2017
Panther Valley’s Mason Goida unwinds with a pitch against Lehighton. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS.

Allison Armbruster pitched a perfect game in the Lehighton softball team’s win over Panther Valley on Saturday. The Northern Lehigh, Northwestern and Palmerton softball teams also earned victories over the weekend.


Panther Valley-Lehighton

Allison Armbruster hurled a perfect game and Lehighton cruised to a 15-0 non-league win over Panther Valley in four innings.

Monday, April 24, 2017
No. Lehigh’s Dan Belfonti will play soccer at Manor

Northern Lehigh senior Dan Belfonti has committed to Manor College to continue his academic and athletic career.

Belfonti will play soccer at Manor College.

A four-year member of the varsity team, Belfonti scored 33 goals and recorded 12 assists from his midfield/forward position.

Belfonti earned Colonial League all-league honors and was named team MVP as a junior and senior.

In addition to soccer, Belfonti also participated in wrestling, football and track and field for the Bulldogs.

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24, 1951 — Paul Kroculick pitches a two-hitter to lead East Mauch Chunk to a 2-1 victory over Rock Glen. Kroculick allows just one walk and two fourth-inning singles, while striking out four. Harry Kroculick delivers an RBI single in the home fourth to tie the game at 1-1, and a run-scoring hit by Allen Bennyhoff in the sixth frame give the Bruins the lead for good. Jack Huber, who had walked, scores what proves to be the winning run. EMC, coached by Joe Hoching, also receives a hit and run scored from Rader.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Bulldogs’ Neff will wrestle at Wilkes University

Northern Lehigh senior Ezra Neff will continue his academic and athletic career at Wilkes University.

Neff will wrestle at Wilkes.

A member of the varsity team for four years, Neff finished third at the District 11 Class 2A tournament at 132 pounds this season and was a Southeast Regional qualifier.

Neff finished his career with a record of 81-50 and is a member of the 150-point club. Neff was a Times News Second Team All-Star this year.

The son of Tara and Hermon Neff, Ezra will major in mechanical engineering at Wilkes.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Scores received from this weekend's games. Check out Monday's Times News for more coverage.

Lehighton 15, Panther Valley 0
Northern Lehigh 15, Saucon Valley 0
Northwestern 15, Notre Dame Green Pond 2
Palmerton 11, Palisades 1

Lehighton 3, Panther Valley 2
Weatherly 11, Salem Christian Academy 1 (Game 1)
Weatherly 6, Salem Christian Academy 0 (Game 2)
Tamaqua 11, Susquehanna Township 3
Crestwood 10, Marian 4
Saucon Valley 4, Northern Lehigh 1
Notre Dame Green Pond 3, Northwestern 2
Palisades 2, Palmerton 1

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Palmerton head baseball coach Mike Svetik tried to rest some of his key players Friday against Moravian Academy.

Having already played three games in five days, and having another one scheduled Saturday, he was hoping to give his regulars a break. The move would also allow others on the roster to get some valuable playing time.

The move almost backfired, but thanks to some senior leadership and some timely hits the Blue Bombers came back from a four-run deficit to gain a 13-5 Colonial League win over the Lions.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Pleasant Valley's Seth Slavin competes in the 1600 at the ASD Invitational. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lehighton’s Aaron Bowman won the pole vault at the annual ASD Invitational.

Many other locals finished in the top three.


ASD Invitational

Northern Lehigh, Northwestern, Palmerton, Pleasant Valley, and Lehighton competed at the ASD Invitational on Friday.

Pleasant Valley was the highest finishing team in both the girls (fifth) and the boys (sixth) competitions.

Five girls finished in the top-three of their respective events.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

As we wage this metaphorical war called daily living, we tend to overlook the most useful weapon: our mind.

Last week’s article gave some insight on how to wield that weapon when your adversary is the enemy I call exercise ennui: a listlessness and dissatisfaction with the whole exercise process that makes it easy to give up on workouts.

The suggestion was to recognize that you really are blessed to be able to do what you really don’t feel like doing at that moment: begin your workout. The way I count my blessings is to recall those who long to but can no longer ride a bike.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Tamaqua's Shanna Brinkworth competes in the pole vault event at the Blue Raider Invitational. Brinkworth finished in second place. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Jim Thorpe’s Joseph Schwartz came into Friday night’s Blue Raider Invitational calm and ready.

And it showed.

Schwartz won the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles at the 7th Annual event at Tamaqua Area High School, showing the form and poise that has been evident throughout this season.