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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Marian sweeps Panther Vy.

Marian continued its recent track and field success against Schuylkill League Division 2 opponents with a sweep over Panther Valley on Wednesday afternoon.

The Marian boys came away with 99-42 win while the girls beat the Lady Panthers, 112-27.

Marian has been rolling as of late, getting a sweep over Pine Grove last week. Pine Grove was the Schuylkill League Division 2 Champion last season.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
N'western gets baseball, softball, soccer wins

Northwestern picked up victories in baseball, softball and soccer on Wednesday.


No. Lehigh-Palmerton

Palmerton scored three runs in the seventh to come from behind and defeat Northern Lehigh in its Colonial League baseball game, 10-9.

The bottom of the seventh started with Ryan Saylor getting his fourth hit of the game. After a flyout, Brett Snyder singled and was followed by CJ Cressman's RBI single to right. An out and two strikes later, pinch hitter Lee Kuntz knocked an infield single to score the winning run.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12, 1986 Panther Valley's Brian Raabe and Marian's Diane McCullion both earn their team's MVP honors at the Optimist All-Star Classic, which pits Berks County against Schuylkill County. Raabe tallies a team-high 19 points and pulls down a game-high 15 rebounds but the Schuylkill squad drops a 102-100 decision. McCullion hits for 17 points and collects 15 rebounds in an 81-60 loss to the Berks team. The Fillies' Carolyn Sanko adds 12 points and 10 boards.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Troy Reinhardt slides safely into third base on a high throw. The Blue Raiders scored a 19-0 win over Panther Valley on Tuesday.

The first two innings of Tuesday's match-up between Tamaqua and Panther Valley looked like it was shaping up to be a good ol' fashioned pitching battle between the two local rivals.

Key the Tamaqua offense.

The Blue Raider batters poured it on in the third inning scoring six runs en-route to a 19-0 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory over the Panthers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Something strange happened at the ballpark last Friday night as the IronPigs hosted the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

Normally, managers have to deal with the righty/lefty match-ups as the game progresses. The chess game of matching up a left-handed pitcher versus a left-handed hitter is something that is quite normal. A switch-hitting batter ads a new dynamic to the equation.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Palmerton picked up wins in both baseball and softball against Catasauqua on Monday afternoon in scholastic sports action.




Tanner Gutekunst drilled a two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift Palmerton to a 6-5 Colonial League victory over visiting Catasauqua.

Gutekunst was a homerun shy of hitting for the cycle as he finished with a single, double, triple, two runs scored and two RBIs. Teammate Mike Sander added multiple hits with three singles and two RBIs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

In last week's Northwestern at Palmerton Colonial League track meet, it was incorrectly reported that Doug Saks won the triple jump event in the boys' competition. It was actually Jarred Sacks of Palmerton who took first place in the event with a leap of 40-9 1/2.

@Breif.Head:Kristi Seiler named Freedom Conference Softball POW

Misericordia University softball standout Kristi Seiler, a Northern Lehigh graduate, was named Freedom Conference Softball Player of the Week.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10, 1957 Eddie Miller slugs a first-inning home run and finishes with three runs scored in helping Lehighton post a 9-4 victory over Jim Thorpe at Baer Memorial Park. The Indians, coached by Dallas "Tex" Heffner, also receive a pair of hits from Semmel. Christman contributes a hit and run scored to the Lehighton effort while Charley Fogel gains the pitching win. For the Olympians, Jimmy Kroculick collects two doubles.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 1, Pawtucket Red Sox 0

Hitting star(s) – Hector Luna and Domonic Brown each had two hits and provided the lone run. Luna led off the fourth inning with a double. Brown followed with an RBI single for the lone run of the game.

Pitching star(s) – Iron Pig starting pitcher Scott Elarton tossed five shutout innings, surrendering just two hits and striking out four. The Bullpen was solid again with three scoreless innings to preserve the win.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lehighton handed Panther Valley losses in both baseball and softball over the weekend.


Lehighton-Panther Vy.

Steve Shanton, A.J. Wenrich and Josh Kern had big days at the plate as the Indians scored in every inning but the first in a 10-4 win over the Panthers.

Shanton went two-for-four with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Wenrich also had two hits, one RBI and scored a run and Kern had two hits, a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored.