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Monday, March 28, 2011
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The Tamaqua Raider Wrestling Booster Club held its annual banquet on Sunday, March 20 at Capriotti's, Tresckow.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Northwestern's girls soccer team came away with a win and the Tamaqua girls finished on top of the field at the Pirate Invitational this weekend.

BASEBALL

Jim Thorpe-NDGP

Shane Simpkins struckout 11 batters and led the Crusaders to a 12-3 win over the Olympians in the season opener for both.

Simpkins allowed just one hit, a second-inning single to Sean Green. Green also had one of the other two Jim Thorpe hits, while Brybe Micciche had the other.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 1979 Danny Wehr's run-scoring double in the sixth inning proves to be the eventual game-winner as Panther Valley edges Williams Valley, 7-6. Wehr finishes with two hits for the Panthers, coached by Bob Gelatko. John Staivecki collects a double and triple for the winners while Dave Stanko pitches the first five innings to gain the mound win and relieves in the seventh to also earn the save.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Nancy Scholz/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Kortney Graff (right) of Central Catholic moves in to try and take the ball away from Northwestern's Katie Hughes.

Northwestern opened up the spring season with a soccer win over Central Catholic in scholastic action on Friday.

GIRLS SOCCER

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Katie Hughes scored the lone goal of the game in the second half to lift the Tigers to a 1-0 win over the Vikettes.

Emily Iobst was credited with the assist for Northwestern (1-0).

The Tigers outshot the Vikettes 11-8 as Northwestern goalie Kelly Boyd made three saves. Leah Faust had six saves for Central (0-1).

Lehighton Salisbury

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 1947 A big second quarter helps Weatherly take control against Wyoming and eventually gain a 37-32 victory in the PIAA Class B Eastern finals. The Wreckers, coached by Russ Bubeck, trail after the first period but use a 17-6 second frame to gain the advantage. Ron Duser tallies a game-high 13 points to lead the winners while Harold Rhode finishes with seven.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Assistance is being sought by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from trout anglers fishing on the Lehigh River during the 2011 season.

Commission fisheries biologists are working on the second year of a stocked fingerling trout study and need information on the trout that anglers land from Francis E Walter Dam in Luzerne County downriver to the Cementon Dam in Northampton County.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Clever fellows, those Buddhists monks of long ago.

They knew that ordinary, everyday tasks, like washing dishes, contained the spiritual quality that's the basis of Buddha's teachings if done with full awareness. They also knew that to get most ordinary people interested in Buddhism, they couldn't tell them to wash dishes.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Carbon County Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2011 class at a banquet on Sunday, May 29 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

This will be the 18th class to be inducted by the Carbon County Chapter.

Doors open at 1 p.m.. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 6-12.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pennsylvania anglers have long considered the opening day of trout season as an unofficial state holiday.

In recent years, with more and more people recognizing the importance of introducing and retaining youngsters to the joy of fishing, it is also the ideal time for bounding with family members and friends.

Friday, March 25, 2011

JIM THORPE

Head coach Frank Miller (5th season)

Assistant coaches Jason Jacobs, Patty Rehrig, Christine Rosenberger, Jamie Tatusko, Eric Moore, Mike Tatusko

Last year's record 3-3 overall

League Schuylkill League

District 11 Classification AAA

Key losses JaAshia Page, Hilary Reis, Marissa Cantelmi