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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Pleasant Valley tennis and Marian golf teams both posted wins in local sports action Tuesday.

The Bears defeated Liberty, while the Colts downed Weatherly.

GIRLS TENNIS

Liberty-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley swept doubles play to help secure a 5-2 non-conference win over visiting Liberty.

Emily Thek recorded a singles' win as the Bears improved to 2-0 on the season.

Pleasant Valley 5, Liberty 2

SINGLES

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lehighton School District will be holding their Fall Meet the Tribe Night on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Football Stadium at 6:30 pm.

All student-athletes and coaches participating in a Fall sports program will be introduced, and there will also be a performance by the Indian Band and cheerleaders.

Admission is free.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Bryanna Kehrli, Jim Thorpe's No. 2 singles player, serves in her match against MMI on Monday.

Jim Thorpe picked up wins in girls tennis and golf in scholastic action on Monday afternoon.

GIRLS TENNIS

Hamburg-Tamaqua

Hamburg got the best of Tamaqua for a 4-1 victory on the courts.

Tamaqua's doubles teams of Amy Gardiner and Maddie Davis picked up the lone win for the locals.

Hamburg 4, Tamaqua 1

SINGLES

Melanie Haas (H) def. Maddie Dolinsky 6-2, 6-3; Brooke Buckley (H) def. Sarah Zoba 6-1, 6-3; Caroline Bashore (H) def. Beth Kistler 6-1, 6-3.

DOUBLES

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lehighton will be hosting the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest at Baer Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 12:15 p.m.

Registration will be held from 11 a.m. until noon that day. There will be seperate competitions for boys and girls and the age groups are as follows: 6-7; 8-9; 10-11; 12-13; and 14-15.

You can also pre-register online at the NFL PPK website.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20, 1950 Dern Sharbaugh scatters seven hits and receives plenty of offensive support as Lehighton rolls to a 14-1 Panther Valley League win over Hauto. Sharbaugh goes the distance, walking one and striking out two, but loses his shutout bid in the ninth inning. Glenn Warner collects a pair of triples, knocks in two runs and also scores a pair. Billy Kunkle adds three hits, one an RBI double. The winners also receive two hits from both Jack Finney and Bob Fisher.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Palmerton Area High School football season tickets will be on sale at the high school stadium on Tuesday, August 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. and on August 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home scrimmage with Jim Thorpe.

Adult passes are $20.00, while Students and Senior Citizens passes are $10.00. A family pass will also be available for $50.00.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Marian's season ticket sales will be on sale at the upcoming scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. and before and after the "Meet the Colts" which will be held the same day starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can also be obtained by calling the school at 668-2225.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Tamaqua Area School District will be holding its annual fall "Meet the Raiders" Night on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sports Stadium.

All fall sports' participants, cheerleaders and coaches will be recognized along with the Raider Marching Band who will perform its field show. The event is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28th.

Monday, August 19, 2013
patrick matsinko/times news Pleasant Valley head coach Mark Allison returns his entire singles lineup from a year ago. They are, from left, Kara Urland, Madison Olexson and Emily Thek.

Playing on the varsity level as an underclassman earns experience that normally bodes well for the future. This fact holds true across the spectrum of any scholastic sport. This year's Pleasant Valley girls' tennis team has plenty of returning letter winners and hopes to use that to its benefit.

Student-athletes who return to the playing field already possessing the knowledge and experience of being battle-tested on the varsity level usually have a distinct advantage over opponents without varsity experience.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 1977 Freshman Steve Papanek fires a 71 in his first varsity golf match to help Panther Valley roll to a 10 1/2-1/2 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill. Papanek scores a 2-0 shutout win over his opponent. Other Panthers to earn 2-0 decisions include Benji Lesniak, Bill Mogilski and Mike Taras. Also posting an individual win in the rout is Joe Zuber.