Saturday, March 28, 2015

Local Sports

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Northwestern boys and girls swept Wilson and Catasauqua in Colonial League track on Thursday.

The Tiger boys received individual firsts from six different athletes in earning a 90-60 win over the Warriors and a 130-19 triumph over the Rough Riders.

NW's Cam Richardson was a multiple winner, taking the 100 and 200.

Natcheli Gomes captured all three jumps to help the Tiger girls roll to wins of 121-29 over Wilson and 119-31 against Catty.

Northwestern also received a pair of wins in the hurdles from Alex Gawelko.


Northwestern 90, Wilson 60

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pleasant Valley swept Pocono Mountain West in track action on Wednesday. All other scholastic events scheduled for yesterday were postponed.

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Pleasant Valley earned a sweep against East Penn Conference foe Pocono Mountain West.

The girls were victorious, 110-31 while the boys also won convincingly, 119-22.

Jennifer Mickens and Harley Dejesus-Carrero won multiple events on the girls side. The Lady Bears swept the high jump, pole vault, triple jump, shot put, discus and javelin.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 26, 1976 Tamaqua's Perry Breiner and Panther Valley's George Krajnak both earn wrestling wins at the Northeast Pennsylvania Wrestling Classic in Hazleton. Despite the victories by the local state qualifiers, the Schuylkill League All-Stars lose to the Susquehanna Valley All-Stars, 29-27. Breiner registers a 4-1 decision over Dan Williams of Southern Columbia at 126 pounds while Krajnak, competing at heavyweight, gain a 1:50 pin of Central Columbia's Steve Marsh.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
@Caption Stand Alone:Lehighton boys basketball banquet The Lehighton boys basketball banquet was held on March 1. Tom Kresge, the all time leading scorer at Lehighton Area High School and a member of the 1986-87 Centenninal League and District 11 champioship boys basketball team, was the guest speaker. Senior members of the team were honored at the banquet. Pictured, from left, are Kresge, Tyler Williams, Tyler Crum, Jordan Knappenberger and head coach Richard Oertner. Tom Ruzicka was also a senior member of the team.

Tom Kresge, the all time leading scorer at Lehighton Area High School, and a member of the 1986-87 Centenninal League and District 11 championship boys basketball team, was the guest speaker at the Lehighton boys baskeball banquet held on March 1. From left are Kresge, seniors Tyler Williams, Tyler Crum, and Jordan Knappenberger, and head coach Richard Oertner. Tom Ruzicka was also a senior member of the team.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Heightened interest and support to increase the number of classifications in football from four to six has caught the attention of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Today there will be a meeting in Mechanicsburg where several items will be discussed by the state's scholastic governing body, including a joint session with the Strategic Planning Committee and the Football Steering Committee to discuss possible changes to the format that has been in place since 1988.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The 40th annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic, will be played this Saturday, March 28, at Northampton Community College with the first game set for a 10:30 a.m. tipoff between the North and South girls. The North and South boys will battle at 12 p.m., with a Special Olympics Shoot Out at 1:30 p.m. The West and East girls will take the court at 2 p.m. with the boys to follow at 3:30.

The players will also be honored at the Via All-Star Banquet on Wednesday, March 25 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, where Doug Flutie will be the keynote speaker.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
bob ford/times news Palmerton's Marc Roselli keeps his eye on the ball as he returns a shot during his No. 3 singles match with Lehighton's Josh Knappenberger.

Dave Sherry loves competitiveness and the Lehighton coach has seen plenty of it in his players over their first three matches of the season.

Tuesday afternoon, Sherry once again saw it displayed on the courts at Maple Tree Inn Tennis Club during a non-league match against Palmerton.

With the Indians leading 3-2, it was the competitiveness of his final two doubles teams that had Sherry excited.

Victories in those final matches helped Lehighton post a 5-2 victory.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jim Thorpe started off the 2015 baseball season with a win, while the Olympians and Pleasant Valley both dropped tennis matches.


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The Olympians made their debut on the diamond with a 12-2 six-inning non-league win over the Vikings.

Jim Thorpe scored six runs in the sixth inning to pull away.

Ryan McCullough and Jake Burkhardt had doubles and Will Kovolenko had three singles for the Olympians.

Chris Micciche got the win, striking out three and walking one.

Jim Thorpe 221 106 - 12 9 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 25, 1996 Frank Tatu and Vince Leone both collect two hits and knock in a pair of runs to help lead Pleasant Valley to a 9-1 win over Allentown Central Catholic in its season opener. Tatu rips an RBI single during a three-run first inning and adds a run-scoring double in the fifth frame. Leone chases in one run on a groundout and picks up an RBI single in the second inning. Jason Springer also finishes with two hits for the Bears while Dave Regalsky tosses four shoutout innings to earn the pitching win.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Anthracite Swim League Championship meet was held this past Saturday at Shamokin High School.

The youth meet consisted of seven competitors: Shamokin, Mount Carmel, Tamaqua, Blue Mountain, Schuylkill YMCA, Mahanoy Area, Schuylkill Haven, and Pottsville.

Tamaqua was extremely successful, as the program earned 23 first place finishes, 11 silver medals, and 17 bronze medals.


100 Yard Medley Relay

8 and under – 1. Tamaqua (William Behun, Stephen Behum, Luke Kane, Aiden Mlynek) 1:07.57