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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
McHugh to wrestle at Baldwin Wallace

Tamaqua’s Tanner McHugh will continue his academic and athletic career at Baldwin Wallace in Ohio.

McHugh plans on wrestling for the Yellow Jackets.

The four-year wrestler at Tamaqua set a school record with 144 career wins and was a two-time state medal winner. He finished eighth at states as a junior and was sixth this past season. He also captured a district title during his senior year.

McHugh, who resides in New Ringgold, is a member of National Honor Society, the Biology Club, and is a math tutor.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Northwestern graduate and current Lehigh University wide receiver Cam Richardson recently had an impressive weekend.

The former Tiger led the team in receiving yards with 60 during Saturday’s annual Brown and White Spring game. Richardson caught four passes for 60 yards, including a key 17-yard pickup on a third-and-long play.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lehighton graduate and current Lehigh University outfielder Jacen Nalesnik recently was honored as the week’s Most Valuable Mountain Hawk.

The senior led the team in runs, hits, home runs, total bases and slugging percentage during the week, which included five straight wins.

Nalesnik hit a game-winning homer in a 3-2 victory over Lafayette in the first game of the two school’s four-game series.

He also recorded 19 putouts in right field without making an error.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Coal Region Basketball recently won the Championship of the Spring Storm tournament at In The Zone in Bath. The team is coached by Jeff Onushco. Members of the team include, front row from left, Tabitha Hinkle, Julia Kreisl, Jordan Karmonick, Alexa Murray, Abbey Digris; back row, Gillian Hinkle, Emma McClafferty, Mackayla Aucker and Melanie Romero.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26, 1963 — Roger Paules pitches a six-hit shutout to lead Palmerton to a 4-0 Lehigh Valley League victory over rival Slatington. The Blue Bombers jump out to a quick lead in the first inning when Greg Zern delivers a two-run single. Paules collects a pair of hits for the winners, while Tobia contributes a hit, run and RBI. Palmerton also receive a hit and run scored from Ken Scherer. For Slatington, Ed Kern finishes with two hits.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Double duty for area athletes

Lehighton’s Collin Haupt and Donovan Buchinsky know their way around the diamond. That was evidenced last season when the duo played key roles in helping the Indians reach the District 11 Class 3A baseball title game as juniors.

This spring, Haupt and Buchinsky are once again leaders for the Tribe’s baseball squad.

And Lehighton’s track and field team.

Haupt and Buchinsky have balanced participating in baseball and track and field, while excelling in both.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

One of the strengths of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms throughout the season was the fact they had two strong goalies, both capable of shutting down opposing offenses.

In the final week of the season, though, Anthony Stolarz went down with a knee injury that requires surgery, and in Game 2 of the Atlantic Division series, Alex Lyon also went down with a knee injury.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Pleasant Valley’s Najia Francis moves to the net to hit a return shot during his District 11 Class 3A singles match against Aneesh Kapoor of Parkland. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

BETHLEHEM — Six Times News area tennis players competed at the District 11 Singles Tournament on Monday at Lehigh University.

The original plan was to play the first and second rounds in both Class 2A and Class 3A on Monday, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

Before the rain came in the afternoon, five of the six local players were able to get their matches finished on the outside playing surfaces of the Ulrich Varsity Tennis Courts.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Palmerton’s Avery Neipert tags a Northern Lehigh runner at second base, while Bomber teammate Sadie Heiney watches. RICH GEORGE/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Northern Lehigh baseball and softball teams defeated Palmerton on Monday.


Northern Lehigh-Palmerton

Northern Lehigh topped Palmerton 3-0 in Colonial League play.

Jacob Kistler went 2-for-4 while Anthony Evangelist had one hit and drove in a run for the Bulldogs.

Tekoah Guedes was 2-for-3 with a double for the Blue Bombers.

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Palmerton 000 000 0 - 0 4 3

Colon, Hess (6) and Kistler; Perschy, Schoenberger (7) and Burnett. W - Colon. L - Perschy.

Pine Grove-Jim Thorpe

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