Monday, April 27, 2015

Local Sports

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Outdoor Calendar for April 4

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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 .

April 11

Hunter Safety Course, 8:30 to 4

Indian Mt Rod & Gun Club

Route 534


Pre-registration is required at . Online study is required prior to attendance.

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April 11,

Utah Concealed Carry Permit Class

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Southern Lehigh used a late rally to hand Northwestern Lehigh a Colonial League setback on Friday.

So. Lehigh


The Spartans (2-2, 2-1) scored four runs in the sixth inning to break a tie and picked up a 7-3 win over the Tigers (3-1, 3-1).

Northwestern scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead, but Southern Lehigh added single run in the second, third and fifth to tie it up at 3-3.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Some call it frustrating, maddening, the reason why they don't pay more attention to the latest research in health and fitness. I call it something else.


Saturday, April 4, 2015
Evans, Miller, Perilli to be inducted

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, April 3, 2015
bob ford/times news Courtney Hoffman of Tamaqua slides safely across home plate as Jim Thorpe pitcher Jada Hoherchak (4) covers.

When a pitcher has given up no hits and the game moves into the late innings, there is usually a buzz around the field about what might happen.

Thursday, without the buzz, Tamaqua junior Bailey Pedersen "quietly" no hit Jim Thorpe in a 9-0 Schuylkill League victory.

Pedersen's was not overpowering, but her control and the defense behind her were superb. She walked only one and struck out only one. By the fifth inning her drop pitch had produced 10 ground ball outs.

Friday, April 3, 2015
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's first baseman Brett Kosciolek puts the tag on Jim Thorpe baserunner Jake Burkhart.

The Tamaqua Blue Raiders baseball team finally opened up its season on Thursday after multiple postponed games due to field conditions and inclement weather.

One would maybe expect the Raiders to be a little rusty, but that was certainly not the case as they cruised to a 10-0 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory over Jim Thorpe.

Tamaqua looked in mid season form right from the onset. The Raiders scored four runs on four hits to jump out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning.

Friday, April 3, 2015
Don Herb/Special to the Times News Pleasant Valley's Nick Shahin clears the bar during the high jump event. Shahin captured first place by clearing 5-9.

Pleasant Valley swept Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tri-meet, while Northwestern gained a Colonial League sweep of Notre Dame.

In other action, the Palmerton boys defeated Catasauqua and Southern Lehigh while the Bombers girls earned a split.

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The Pleasant Valley boys and girls were impressive against Bechai and Parkland in earning an EPC sweep.

The PV girls defeated Bechai, 91-58, and Parkland, 81-69. The PV boys also won a pair, downing Bechai, 88-53, and Parkland, 96-54.

Friday, April 3, 2015
ron Gower/times news Marian's Nick Kubishin manages to get back to third base before Panther Valley's Ryan Taraz can apply the tag.

Entering his first season as the head baseball coach at Marian, Tony Radocha couldn't wait to see his team get on the field.

A productive offseason of throwing, hitting and fielding drills coupled with an impressive turnout for 2015 had Radocha eager to see what his squad could do.

But a cruel winter that led to unplayable field conditions delayed the Colts' debut on a seemingly regular basis, forcing the coach - and players - to wait just a little bit more.

Friday, April 3, 2015
Bob Ford/Times News Reese Erbe of Marian slides into third base as the ball gets away from Panther Valley's Kiana Mertz.

Northern Lehigh and Northwestern both posted victories in baseball and softball Thursday.

The Bulldogs defeated Moravian Academy and the Tigers knocked off Saucon Valley.

In other action, Pleasant Valley gained wins in softball and tennis, while Marian earned a softball victory.


Moravian Aca.-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh used a three-run fifth inning to pull away for a 6-3 Colonial League victory over visiting Moravian Academy.

Chad Cederberg led the Bulldogs with two hits and two runs scored, while John Taylor added a double and two RBIs.

Friday, April 3, 2015

April 3, 1951 The Philadelphia Basketball Writers Association name Temple's Bill Mlkvy the nation's outstanding college basketball player of the year at their fifth annual banquet. Mlkvy, a graduate of Palmerton, finished the season as the NCAA Division I's leader in scoring average. The "Owl without a Vowel" scored 731 points in 25 games to post a 29.2 points per game average. The former Blue Bomber also ranked second in the nation in rebounds, at 18.9 per contest, and assists, at 7.0 per game. Mlkvy was also an AP All-American selection.