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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

EASTON - A successful, if not surprising, season for the Palmerton tennis team came to an end in the quarterfinals of the District 11 AA Boys Team Tennis Championships on Tuesday afternoon.

The sixth-seeded Bombers (11-7) fell to No. 3 seed and Colonial League foe Notre Dame of Green Pond, 4-1.

Palmerton's Hunter Roberts and Ty Green defeated Brady Friend and Shaym Mehta in doubles action for the Bombers' only match win in the contest.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The International Association of Lions Clubs from Lehigh and Northampton counties recently announced the schedule and players for their 32nd Annual All Star Soccer Classic.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Whitehall High School. The games will again feature graduating high school senior all-star boys and girls from the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and the Lehigh Valley Conference.

Starting time for boys game will be 3 p.m. and the girls game will begin at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

COLONIAL LEAGUE

TRACK MEET RESULTS

LEGEND: Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NWL), Notre Dame-GP (ND), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (Palm), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (Sal), Saucon Valley (SV), Southern Lehigh (SL), Wilson (W).

BOYS

Finals

3,200: 1. Wade White (B) 9:53.78; 2. Kyle Gonoude (Sal) 9:53.86; 3. Tyler Stelmack (NW) 9:58.05; 4. Jaryd Flank (W) 10:05.94; 5. Tommy Walters (Sal) 10:31.92; 6. Jakob McGowan (B) 10:35.84.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Palmerton High School boys' basketball team has a new coach.

By a 7-0 margin, with one abstention, the school board agreed at a special meeting on Tuesday to approve Mr. Leigh Keenan as head coach for the 2013-14 school year, pending contract negotiations.

Director Barry Scherer abstained from the vote. Director Joshua Smale was absent.

No further information on Keenan was available in time for today's publication.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8, 1959 Roy Semmel wins three events to help Lehighton secure a 72 -31 track win over Hazleton. Semmel captures the high jump, pole vault and shot put while taking second in the javelin. The Indians also receive a pair of firsts from Ron Elsasser in the 100 and broad jump. Others winning events for the Tribe include Dave Reppert (440), Joe Bablavy (880), Marvin Eidem (mile) and Dick Haberman (discus).

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Christian Marcin had a big weekend for Penn State Berks in the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Washington.

The Nittany Lions started the weekend off with a 5-3 win over No. 1 seed and host Gallaudet University, before dropping a 4-3 decision to Harrisburg. Berks then eliminated second seed Penn State Abington with a 4-3 win, a contest in which Marcin had the game-winning RBI single in the top of the ninth inning.

PSU Berks fell in the title game to Harrisburg, 4-3, finishing the season with a 14-23 record.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lehigh Valley Conference principals and athletic directors met Monday morning in an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the LVC as we know it, following last week's developments that the Mountain Valley Conference invited 10 of the league's schools to form a 'super conference,' while excluding Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic.

Bethlehem Catholic Principal John Petruzzelli spoke at length about Monday's meeting and thought there was good discussion among all the schools in the conference.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Redshirt senior Josh Hontz improved his NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark in the javelin and East Stroudsburg University recorded nine new PSAC qualifying marks in the Warriors' final action before next week's PSAC Championships on Saturday at Lock Haven.

Hontz, a Jim Thorpe grad, improved his NCAA provisional in the javelin to 207-8 after entering the day at 207-3, ninth-best in Division II, at Lafayette on March 30.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS  Lehighton's Maris Stern clears the 100 hurdles en route to a second place finish in the Mountain Valley Conference Track and Field Championships on Monday.

EAST STROUDSBURG - The Pleasant Valley boys' track team may not have had the best shot at winning the Mountain Valley Conference track and field championship, but that didn't stop Jack Wathen from going out and doing his best.

Wathen took home three gold medals and one silver medal at Monday afternoon's MVC Track and Field Championships at East Stroudsburg South. His two individual gold medals tied teammate Samantha Young and Lehighton's Gwen Remaley for the most on the day.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tamaqua's Bo Rottet slides safely into second base as Pottsville's Travis Blankenhorn makes the late tag. The Raiders picked up a 1-0 win to gain sole possession of first place in Schuylkill League Division I. RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua sophomore ace Brett Kosciolek felt better than he has all season when he took the mound against Pottsville (12-6-1, 8-3) on Monday afternoon on Stadium Hill.

His opponent in the battle for sole possession of the Schuylkill League Division I lead was Crimson Tide sophomore stud Eli Nabholz.

The Raiders (13-5, 9-2) gave Kosciolek the only run he would need in the first inning and he backed it up with a 12-strikeout, five-hit shutout for the 1-0 victory.