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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Northwestern Lehigh Athletic Director Jason Zimmerman was elected as the new District 11 chairman, replacing the retiring Jack Wabby, at the annual spring meeting on Wednesday at the Pottsville Club.

Zimmerman, the vice chairman, was voted to the position on an 11-7 vote over Whitehall Athletic Director Bob Hartman and district secretary.

He will begin his duties on July 1.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Bears' Bianco takes the next big step

Ever since he joined the Pleasant Valley wrestling team as a freshman in 2009, big things have been expected of Sean Bianco.

The then 103-pounder was destined for greatness and didn't disappoint in his first varsity season, as he racked up 20 wins and was a regional qualifier.

The following year he bumped up to the 112-pound weight class and grinded out 25 wins on his way to placing sixth at districts for the second consecutive year.

Bianco then took the next step in his evolution this past season. And it was a mighty big one.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18, 1983 Kevin Bell and Kris Krome both win three events to help Pleasant Valley gain a Centennial League sweep of Lehighton. Bell earns first in the 100 and 300 hurdles and the long jump to aid the boys' 85-65 victory. Mark Haydt (800, 1600) and Dennis Altemose (shot put, discus) contribute to the win with a pair of firsts. In the girls meet, Krome cops the 100, 200 and triple jump as the Bears cruise to a 110-31 win. Double winners include Sheri Papcsy (300 hurdles, long jump) and Connie Kern (800, 1600).

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pleasant Valley pulled off a sweep in Mountain Valley Conference track, while Northwestern, Northern Lehigh and Palmerton all split Colonial League tri-meet action on Tuesday.


Pleasant Vy.-PM West

Pleasant Valley won 81.5-68.5 in girls action and 83-67 in boys.

Kelecia Harris kept pace with her successfull senior season placing first in the 100 meters and 200 M dash for the Lady Bears.

For Pocono Mountain West's Ramona Benitez dominated in the jumping events, taking first in the long, triple, and high jumps.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Basketball season was important to Luke Pierce. But it wasn't nearly as important as other things in his life last winter.

The Northern Lehigh junior played this season while watching his mother battle through her final days before cancer took her life shortly after the season ended.

He played the season with a heavy heart and a lot on his mind. But he still performed well enough to lead his team to a 20-win season and earn an All Colonial League First Team selection as well as this year's TIMES NEWS Player of the Year.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Steve Shanton slides into second base safely as Pleasant Valley's Dan Hrebik takes a late throw. The Bears went on to a 10-0 victory.

Lehighton and Pleasant Valley entered their Mountain Valley Conference game with 9-1 and 3-5 records respectively.

However, after watching the events unfold Monday afternoon, one may have thought that the overall records were actually reversed.

Pleasant Valley took advantage of five defensive errors by the Indians and plated ten runs on seven hits in its 10-0 win. Meanwhile, the Bears' defense played great behind starter Howie Stevens, who allowed just two hits on the day, to help preserve the conference victory.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17, 1968 Terry Woginrich and Ed Jacoby both win two events to help Lehighton earn a 66-29 Lehigh Valley League track win over Whitehall. Woginrich claims the broad jump and pole vault, while Jacoby tops the field in the shot put and discus. The Indians, coached by Ken Reid, also receive firsts from Dennis Harleman (mile), Monroe Berger (440), Bruce Fedor (880), Norm Frey (high jump) and Charlie Ahner (220).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Anna Fricchione kicks the ball away from a Salisbury defender during Monday's 3-0 Colonial League win for the Tigers.

Northwestern and Pleasant Valley both scored girls soccer wins on Monday afternoon.



Northwestern remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 Colonial League win over Salisbury.

Sarah Segan led the Tigers' offensive with a goal and two assists, while Nicole Lach and Jennifer Hallingstad added a single score.

The Tigers outshot the Falcons 19-3.

Northwestern improves to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the league.

LV Christian-Lehighton

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Things weren't actually going to well for Palmerton on Monday in its Colonial League baseball matchup against Notre Dame of Green Pond.

The Bombers spotted the Crusaders a five-run lead in the first two innings, but with ace Tyler Svetik on the mound, all they needed was to wake up their bats and they knew they had a chance to get back in the thick of things. And that's just what they did. The end result was a 9-6 win that lifted them to 4-6 overall, but more importantly 4-3 in league play.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
@Caption Stand Alone:Palmerton wrestling team honored The Palmerton wrestling team was recently honored at its annual banquet. Members of the team that were honored include, front row from left, Zac Graver (most valuable freshman), Dillon Masington (most valuable junior), Zach Laubach (outstanding junior high wrestler); back row, Josh Evans (most valuable sophomore), assistant coach Michael Englert, Sam Oberlander (most valuable senior), Cody Grohotolski (most improved wrestler), Kane Kralik (most outstanding wrestler), Skyler Rosenberry (The Bomber Award - the wrestler who shows dedication and sacrifice towards the success of the team) and head coach Dave Lavin.

The Palmerton Wrestling team honored their teams success at the annual banquet held on April 1st.

Back Row left to right Josh Evans, Coach Michael Englert, Sam Oberlander, Cody Grohotolski, Kane Kralik, Skyler Rosenberry and Coach Dave Lavin

Front Roz left to right – Zac Graver, Dillon Masington, Zach Laubach

* Most Valuable Freshman Wrestler- 84 Team points, Zac Graver

* Most Valuable Sophmore Wrestler- 140 Team points, Josh Evans

* Most Valuable Junior Wrestler- 99 Team points, Dillon Masington