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Local Sports

Monday, April 11, 2011

Northwestern picked up wins in both baseball and softball over the weekend, while Marian managed a split against Nativity.


Jim Thorpe-N'western

Northwestern (2-2) used a late inning surge to score a 8-2 non-league win over visiting Jim Thorpe (0-3).

After trailing 2-0 after four innings, Ty Cunningham delivered what was the game-winning hit with a three-run homer in the fifth. Cunningham ended up with a single, home run, five RBI and also scored a run.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Casey Rinfret scored two first half goals to give Palmerton the lead, but Palisades came back with three in the second half for a 4-2 Colonial League girls soccer win on Friday.'

In another Colonial League match, Northern Lehigh was shut out by Moravian Academy 5-0.

Rinfret has now scored nine of the 10 goals this season by the Bombers (0-4).

Elissabeth Berdini had a hat trick for the Pirates and Sarah Nolan added a goal.

The Pirates had 17 shots on goal, while the Bombers finished with nine shots on goal.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

HARRISBURG – Last year's revamping of the black bear season by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commission was one of mixed results.

By opening the three-day statewide firearms season on a Saturday, more youth licenses were sold than ever before. By eliminating all concurrent bear hunting during the first week of the firearms deer season, however, approximately 1,000 fewer bears were taken by hunters than was hoped.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

On May 23, 2009, the Times News ran a "Fitness Master" article titled "No surprise that 20 percent of U.S. 4-year-olds now obese." In it, I noted the dramatic rise in obesity since the mid-1970s in both children and adults, stressed the increased use of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) by American food processors since that time, and suggested the former was to some degree a result of the latter.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Final adoption of the 2011-12 hunting and furtaking seasons, bag limits and antlerless allocations will highlight the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners, Monday and Tuesday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days, at agency headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Ave. exit of Interstate 81, Harrisburg.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The PV Breaker Boys traveled to Bristolto take on the defending Eastern division champion Bucks County Broncos last week and dropped a 35-26 decision.

The lead changed hands several times as Shawn Nunemacher pulled down three receptions for touchdowns.

Defensive end Tony Stoeckel had 11 tackles and two sacks and linebacker Dean Founds added 10 tackles. Nate Shook threw three touchdown passes and ran one in himself.

In the third quarter, center Kevin Sanders was taken by ambulance to the hospital tearing his MCL.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league concluded its regular season on Wednesday evening at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center. Ryan's Oil & Heating finished unbeaten at 8-0 to capture the top-seed in next week's playoffs. R.R. Frey Services, Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home and Cuz-N-Joe's Place round out this year's playoff field.


Cuz-N-Joe's Place-Gear Graphic & Sign

Cuz-N-Joe's Place knocked down 15 three-pointers and cruised past Gear Graphic & Sign by a final score of 91-48.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Miller, Scutta, DeFebo are Coaldale inductees

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 Carbob County Chapter.

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

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Professional MMA fighter Joel Roberts of Lehighton poses with the PA Cage Fighting Professional Featherweight Title he won recently at the Ice Box Arena in Scranton.

Win an amateur title.


Nab a professional title.


Compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

On the to-do list, and appears to be only a matter of time.

Thanks to his most recent outing, Joel Roberts has completed two-thirds of his bucket list in the rough-and-tumble world of Mixed Martial Arts.

A professional MMA fighter, Roberts delivered on the second leg in his journey after he recently captured the PA Cage Fighting Professional MMA Featherweight title at the Ice Box Arena in Scranton.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 9, 1996 The South team sweeps the North in the annual Schuylkill County All-Star Classic. Local boys on the North squad, who dropped a 118-82 decision, include Panther Valley's Tom Vermillion (eight points, four rebounds) and Mike Shefcyk (five points, four boards), and Tamaqua's Chris Ferry (four rebounds). The North girls, coached by Marian's Paul Brutto and assisted by Tamaqua's Jeff Onushco and Marian assistant Harry Murray, fall by a 67-64 score. The Fillies' Molly Koshuta collects 14 points and three boards.