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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5, 1993 — Stacy Frantz pitches a two-hit shutout and Melissa Morris leads the offense with three hits as Pleasant Valley rolls to a 16-0 win over Notre Dame-ES to give Steve Caffrey a victory in his varsity coaching debut. The Bears score in every inning, including four runs in both the first and second frames. Morris scores a pair of runs and knocks in one. Chris Konstantopoulos adds a pair of hits, including a three-run double in the third. Kim Davis delivers an RBI hit in the fifth to help PV secure the win.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Berlitz grows into Swimmer of the Year

Everything changes when you’re growing up.

The way someone perceives a situation from a mental standpoint is a huge part of those changes.

And at the PIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell in March, Marian’s Danny Berlitz had his mentality put to the test.

Berlitz entered the two-day event as the No. 1 seed in both the 200 IM medley on Thursday, and the 500 Freestyle on Friday.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Berlitz grows into Swimmer of the Year

Everything changes when you’re growing up.

The way someone perceives a situation from a mental standpoint is a huge part of those changes.

And at the PIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell in March, Marian’s Danny Berlitz had his mentality put to the test.

Berlitz entered the two-day event as the No. 1 seed in both the 200 IM medley on Thursday, and the 500 Freestyle on Friday.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Weatherly’s Corra Chincola slides headfirst into home as Jim Thorpe pitcher Margaret Holloway covers. More pictures from this game can be found at http://www.tnonline.com/galleries. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Chip away and don’t swing for the fence.

That theory seemed to work for Weatherly during a non-league contest with Jim Thorpe on Monday.

The Wreckers clung to a 6-5 advantage headed into the sixth frame. Then, Weatherly strung together eight singles — six of which drove in runs.

That outburst ended up being enough to fend off the Olympians for a 12-9 non-league victory.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Marian’s Daniel Keer unwinds with a pitch against Panther Valley. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Marian head coach Tony Radocha knows he doesn’t have the same players he did a year ago.

Those Colts capped a remarkable 2016 season with Schuylkill League and District 11 championships.

While the 2017 edition of the Marian baseball team might have a different look, the Colts certainly haven’t forgotten how to win.

Marian showed its mettle Monday, erasing an early deficit to top Panther Valley 5-3 in the teams’ Schuylkill League Division III opener.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Marian’s Emily Shaud awaits the throw as Schuylkill Valley’s Maddy Davidson slides safely into third base. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua baseball and softball teams were both victorious on Monday. In the softball game, the Raiders’ Jada Schellhammer tossed a no-hitter.

BASEBALL

Jim Thorpe-Williams Valley

Jim Thorpe added another win, defeating Williams Valley 10-5 in a Schuylkill League match up.

Tyler Baird notched his first mound win of the season for Thorpe (3-0), collecting five strikeouts and allowing one walk.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Every AHL team has significant community outreach programs that they and their players support, not just during the season, but in many cases, year round. The league also salutes a player from each team by naming them their team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year Award.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4, 2011 — Jake Kern collects three hits and scores three runs to help Northern Lehigh gain a 6-5 Colonial League victory over Pen Argyl. The Bulldogs, coached by Erv Prutzman, tally five of their runs over the final two innings to earn the win. Kirk Bender knocks in three runs for the winners, while Zach Palansky finishes with a double and two RBIs. Eric Snyder is credited with the pitching win and helps his own cause with a double. Kern tosses the seventh frame to gain the save.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Thorpe’s Kovac driven toward success

Jim Thorpe junior Kayley Kovac has all the numbers and the accolades needed to be an outstanding basketball player.

She averaged 25.95 points per game on the season and is closing in on the Olympians’ all-time scoring mark currently standing at 1,647 points. She needs just 44 more to surpass the record.

A season ago, she was named the Times News Girls Basketball Player of the Year and was honored with a Class 3A All-State First Team selection.

Monday, April 3, 2017

By STEPHEN WHYNO and JON KRAWCZYNSKI

AP Sports Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Patrick Ewing put Georgetown basketball on the map, turning the Hoyas into a national power as the menacing force in the middle in the 1980s.

Three decades later, Ewing is the Big Man on Campus again.

Georgetown hired Ewing on Monday, bringing the Hoyas legend back to take over a program that had fallen on hard times over the past two seasons and helping the former All-American center finally realize his long-held dream of becoming a head coach.