Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Local Sports

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16, 1991 Northwestern's 6-6 center, Mike Wertman, is named to the Small School PIAA All-State Third Team basketball squad. Wertman, a senior, averaged 14.8 points per game for the Tigers, coached by John Schmoyer. Wertman finished his season scoring double figures in 27 of his team's 29 games. He also helped lead his team to a 19-10 record, a district runner-up finish, and a berth in the state playoffs.

Monday, April 16, 2012
mike Feifel/times news Lehighton's Josh Kern prepares to make a throw to first after forcing out Northern Lehigh's Kris Seiler at second base.

Earlier in the week, the Lehighton baseball team suffered an upset loss to East Stroudsburg North. While they rebounded well with a win against ES South, the Indians appeared to be on the verge of another upset loss Saturday.

Down a run in the bottom of the sixth inning Darren Wanamaker's grand slam, however, sparked a six-run inning that propelled the Indians to an 11-6 victory over Northern Lehigh in non-league action.

Monday, April 16, 2012
Nancy Scholz/Special to the Times News Northwestern's Ashley Eden delivers a pitch against East Stroudsburg South.

Panther Valley's baseball team gained their first win of the season by knocking off Marian on Saturday..


Marian-Panther Valley

Panther Valley mounted an impressive comeback to down Marian, 5-4, in eight innings.

The Panthers scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. In the home eighth, Mark Williams delievered an RBI single for the walk-off win.

Zack King had three hits and two walks, while Williams and Jake Szczecina each had two hits for PV (1-8).

For Marian (6-2), Ron Kosar finished with a double and RBI single.

Monday, April 16, 2012
Pielmeier now part of Bomber history

Karl Pielmeier never got a chance to experience the home crowd cheering him on.

Unlike his peers at Palmerton High School, Pielmeier faced all of his scholastic competition on the road.

That's one of the disadvantages you deal with when you're an athlete without a team and a swimmer without a pool.

Even though he never got a chance to compete at Palmerton High School, Pielmeier made sure he will always be a part of it.

Monday, April 16, 2012
ed hedes/times news Area scholar athletes who attended the Schuylkill County banquet on Sunday were, from left, Anthony Pilla of Marian, William Stalgaitis of Panther Valley and Anthony Iacoviello of Tamaqua.

MINERSVILLE - William Powanda, a three-year starter for the Minersville football team and co-captain this season had a very shocked look on his face when he was named the 2012 Scholar-Athlete at the 51st Annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Dinner at Hillcrest Hall on Sunday evening.

The Battlin' Miners 5-10, 185-pound running back, was chosen among 14 Scholar-Athletes from throughout Schuylkill County, as the award recipient and the first from his school since Justin J. Klitsch won the honor back in 2002.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

HAMBURG – As a member of the Hunter's Specialties professional staff of hunters, Harrisburg native Matt Morrett has the opportunity to hunt spring gobblers throughout the United States.

In addition, Morrett has won the World Friction Championship five times, the Grand National Championship once and the U.S. Open Turkey Calling Championship seven times. As impressive as his resume is, what he emphasises when giving seminars, like the one last year at the Cabela's in Hamburg, is that there is no need to call like a champion to get a gobbler into range.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14, 1975 Mike Peters wins two events to help lead Slatington to a 76-37 Centennial League track win over Pocono Mountain. Peters claims both the shot put and the discus. The Bulldogs also get wins from seven different individuals. They include Ron Zellner (220), Rich Haas (440), Rich Oertner (880), Keith Kibler (mile), Larry Lauchnor (two miles), Rich Grosch (pole vault) and Craig Trapp (triple jump).

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It may have only been the second series of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, but the Phillies' three-game set with the Miami Marlins already had the feeling of importance.

After dropping two of three games to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the season-opening series, and only scoring six runs in the process, a majority of the Phillies' followers were acting as if the sky was falling.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

With 1:32 remaining in the overtime session, Northwestern senior Michaela Lacek was in the right spot at the right time. Lacek took advantage of that to score the game-winning goal as the Lady Tigers edged Palisades, 2-1, in a battle Colonial League powers..

With the win, Northwestern remains undefeated on the season at 8-0. The Pirates fall to 7-1.

Northwestern head coach Kelly Bleam said that Lacek's being in the right spot wasn't all based on luck.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Bears win two MVC tennis titles

Pleasant Valley captured a pair of Mountain Valley Conference tennis championships. The Bears went on to finish second as a team at the MVCs to highlight Friday's scholastic sports schedule.


MVC Championships

Stroudsburg edged out Pleasant Valley to win the 2012 boys' tennis championships, scoring 27 points to the Bears' 24.

The Mounties scored four first-placed finishes. They came from Jeff Norris (No. 1 singles), Gage Wyant (No. 3 singles), Billy Carangelo/Will Lynch (No. 3 doubles) and Nick Diecidue/Tom Shaw (No. 4 doubles).