Thursday, May 28, 2015

Local Sports

Friday, May 15, 2015
nancy scholz/special to the times news Northwestern players Jacob Augustus, Brady Mengel, Brandon Eden (25) and Tyler Schreiner (31) all converge on a pop fly behind the mound. None of the Tiger players were able to make the play.

LIMEPORTPitcher Brandon Eden and the Northwestern defense needed three outs to break a decade-old Colonial League championship drought.

Through six innings, Eden managed the game perfectly, allowing just one Saucon Valley run on four hits. The sole Panther run was unearned, the result of a Tiger infield error near the pitcher's mound on a pop-up.

But the No. 1 seeded Panthers rallied for two runs on three hits in the bottom half of the seventh to down the No. 3 seeded Tigers, 3-2, Thursday night at Limeport Stadium.

Friday, May 15, 2015

League champion Moravian Academy dominated the All-Colonial League tennis team.

The Lions took two of the three first-team singles spots and both first-team doubles selections.

Palmerton's No. 1 doubles team of Jacob Brown and Sal Melo earned a place as honorable mention selections.

The following is a list of this year's Colonial League tennis all-stars.

First Team

Friday, May 15, 2015

Two Northern Lehigh players and one from Northwestern were selcted as Colonial League First Team All-Stars.

Bulldog outfielder Taylor Herman and pitcher Amber Thomas, along with Northwestern utility player Sunny Greenberg (catcher/first base) made the first team.

Six other Times News area players earned honorable mention recognition.

The following is a list of this year's all-star teams.

First Team

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15, 1954 Palmerton earns first in four events but narrowly misses out on the team title at the Lehigh Valley League track meet. The Bombers' Don Greenwood claims the 440 in a time of 54.1 while teammate Paul Shckler captures the 880 in 2:01.6. Norman Kresge clears 5-8 in the high jump to finish in a three-way tie for first. Palmerton's mile relay team of Greenwood, Sheckler, Costenbader and Myhren earns gold with a new meet record of 3:41.3 but the Bombers are edge by Whitehall, 28 1/2-28 for team honors.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Bob Ford/Times News Palmerton's Sean Doherty cheers on teammate Mike Statsko after their handoff during the 400 relay Wednesday. The Blue Bombers took gold in the event.

WHITEHALL - Khai Samuels thought it was possible.

Heading into the District 11 Track and Field Championships, the Pleasant Valley senior entertained the possibility of leaving Whitehall High School with not one, not two, but three gold medals.

And why wouldn't he? Samuels has been nearly unstoppable in every event he competes in this year. Further proof of his ability came at last week's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships, where he took fourth in the 1600 with a school record time of 4:24.

Not bad for an event he doesn't consider his specialty.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Bob Ford/Times News Marian's Gianna Agosti hands the baton to Maureen Kloap during Wednesday's Class AA girls 400 relay. The Fillies' team captured third place in the event.

WHITEHALL - Last year, Monika Shimko continued what was a breakout freshman campaign with a gold medal in the Class AA 800-meter run at the District 11 Track and Field Championships.

Teammate Morgan Boyle, who showed tremendous promise as a sophomore last season, took second in the javelin to teammate Paige Demetriades at the district meet, missing the top step of the podium by less than a foot.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 14, 1975 Denny Yelito tosses a one-hit shutout and strikes out 16 batters to help lead Tamaqua to a 3-0 Schuylkill League win over Panther Valley. Yelito allows only a bloop single to Joe Staivecki in the second inning. The winning pitcher helps his own cause by delivering an RBI single in the bottom of the first. The Blue Raiders, coached by Dennis Kormonick, add some insurance when Steve Houser collects a two-run single. Ray Dewire also contributes a hit and run scored.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Ron Gower/Special to the Times News Tamaqua's Lynn Kistler puts a tag on Pottsville's Madison Garland at second base.

ORWIGSBURG – Before stepping in for her most important at bat of the season, Elise Horvath was looking for some last-second advice.

But when Horvath trotted down to talk to Chuck Rinaldo in the third base coaching box, she didn't exactly get the words of wisdom she was expecting.

"Coach said he couldn't talk to me and that I should just get back in the box and hit," said Horvath with a laugh. "So I just tried to think about the things he usually tells me … be patient, level swing, make solid contact."

Horvath did exactly that.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Weatherly split a doubleheader with Columbia Mountour Vo-Tech on Wednesday.


Game 1


Columbia-Mountour Vo-Tech beat Weatherly 8-7 in eight innings in the first game of a nonleague twinbill.

D. Heidler went 2-for-2 and walked twice for CMVT.

AJ Knepper went 1-for-4 with three runs scored for Weatherly.

CMVT 005 002 01 - 8 6 6

Weatherly 202 120 00 - 7 6 6

Fenstermacher, Bower (4), Valles (7) and Heidler; Hoffman and Osifat. W - Hoffman. L - Valles.

Game 2


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Northwestern second baseman Brady Mengel was selected to the All-Colonial League First Team.

The junior was the only player from the Times News area to earn a spot on the first team, although five area players were named to the second team and another six were honorable mention selections.


First Team