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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Mountain Karate brings home awards

The Mountain Karate Academy in Lehighton had a storng showing by its students at the USA National Karate Championships which were held recently at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony. Among the Mountain Karate trophy winners were, kneeling, from left, Bryan Carter and Gabrielle Saiani. Middle row, Cody Meckes, Taylor Mickley, Alexis James, Ivy Stauffer and Matt Stauffer, Jr. Back row, Gabrielle Stauffer, Cheyenne Meckes, Kayla Knepper, Master Paul Maglionico, Angellica Stauffer and Matt Stauffer, Sr.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Northern Lehigh School Board on Monday unanimously approved the following cocurricular appointments for the 2012-13 school year:

- Erin Ruppell, assistant girls' basketball coach, $2,268, shared stipend

- Brandon Hibbler, assistant girls' basketball coach, $2,268, shared stipend

- Sarah Arndt, middle school girls' basketball coach, $4,446.

Each of those appointments are pending verification of missing personnel file items.

The board also approved the following cocurricular volunteers for the 2012-13 school year:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12, 1999 Tim Matula drives in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and also gains the pitching win as Lehighton posts a 4-3 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over Northwestern. Matula goes the distance on the mound and adds a solo homer at the plate. The winners also receive two hits from both Nick Pope and Justin Porambo. For Northwestern, Brandon Leslie collects three hits.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The way the first inning played out between the McAdoo/Tresckow Nationals and the Panther Valley Black Diamonds on Monday evening, it looked like it was going to be a tough day on the mound for both pitchers.

The Black Diamonds scored three runs in the first with the Nationals answering back with two of their own. It was M/T pitcher Nick Kweder that settled in and shut Panther Valley out for the next six innings, along with scoring three runs in the fourth to come away with a 5-3 Keystone Sr. Babe Ruth victory.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nine TIMES NEWS area soccer athletes have been selected to the Colonial League Girls Soccer All Star team.

Rachel Kester (NW) and Sara Jones (NW) were chosen to the First team. Haylee Kubat (NW) and Sabrina Mertz (NW) were second team honorees. Kaylee Owens (NL), Morgan Kemmerer (NL), Emily Bartlett (NW), Sarah Segan (NW), and Morgan Myers (Palm) were selected to the third team.

Colonial League Girls Soccer All Stars

First Team

Goal Keeper - Alesha Seifert (Jr., Wilson)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Whether Northern Lehigh School District's multipurpose turf field will be usable in time for the fall sports season could be in jeopardy.

High school Principal Robert Vlasaty told the school board on Monday that construction has yet to begin at the field because the district still hasn't received a soil and erosion permit from the Lehigh County Conservation District.

Vlasaty told the board he was informed the matter was in "executive review", and added that the district has "left no stone unturned."

Monday, June 11, 2012
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Northern Valley's Kirk Bender swings at a pitch during Sunday's game against Salisbury.

Kirk Bender had three hits and scored two runs Sunday while Tyler Harris and Kyle Schomp both knocked in three runs as Northern Valley rolled to a 10-0 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Salisbury.

Cody Hallman earned the pitching win in the five-inning contest, allowing just two hits while striking out five.

The winners, who improved to 2-2, also received two hits and a pair of RBI from Zach Palansky. Josh Kern added a double, knocked in two runs and scored twice with Hallman and Collin Breidinger each adding two runs scored. Schomp had two hits, one a double.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) kicked off its 2012 summer basketball league at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua on Wednesday night.

The Batter's Box, Schick's Cafe Calcutta and Ryan's Oil & Heating all emerged victorious on opening night.

Wednesday's Results

American Hose-

Batter's Box

The Batter's Box started the day off with a 69-43 victory over American Hose.

Aaron Mantz buried five three-pointers and led The Batter's Box with a game-high 26 points. Erick Trabal also added 15 points.

Monday, June 11, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jeff Handwerk scrapes rubber off of tires used by Mark Martin during Sunday's Pocono 400 at Pocono International Raceway. The Palmerton native then checks the tire's temperature before shipping them back to the Goodyear hauler.

LONG POND - Jeff Handwerk had a vision nine years ago when he began working on Shelby Howard's ARCA car as a gas man. One day, he wanted to be part of a NASCAR Sprint Cup team.

After working up through the ranks thanks to friends he made along the way, Handwerk is one step closer to gaining a full-time spot on the tour.

The 1988 Palmerton High graduate was part of Mark Martin's No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota as a tire man for Sunday's Pocono 400 at Pocono International Raceway.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Panther Valley Breaker Boys defeated the Williamsport Wildcats, 42-32, in a Great Eastern Football Association game.

The Breaker Boys have now won four of their last five games to improve their record to 5-4 on the season.