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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1, 1999 Ann Marie Miller drives in Katy Kresge with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Marian's softball team to a 7-6 win over Tri-Valley in the District 11 Class A semifinals. Kresge singles, moves to second on a sacrifice and snaps a 6-6 tie when Miller delivers her RBI hit. The Fillies, coached by Michelle Borzok, enjoy a big second inning. Michelle Kott has the key hit during the five-run frame.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For the first three weeks of the season at Mahoning Valley Speedway, Kunkletown's Tyler Haydt was within reach of the checkered flag as in each of those Modified features, finishing a close second.

Haydt finally shunned the bridesmaid role and wheeled his Bill Teel owned #16 to victory. In doing so he assumed the division point lead over Earl Paules, who ironically he had been runner-up to twice thus far.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mark Maholick made a very tough decision last week.

Less than seven days after the Palmerton Area School Board failed to appoint him head boys basketball coach for lack of a majority vote deadlocked at 4-4, he has decided to pull his name from the candidates interviewed for the position.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valey's Nicole Kregeloh fields a ground ball before throwing to first for the out in the District 11 Class 4A semifinal against Northampton. The Bears won 1-0 to advance to Thursday's final against Easton.

ALLENTOWN - Steve Caffrey admitted the Pleasant Valley coaching staff originally scheduled the end of the season banquet for this Thursday night.

A few weeks ago, the Bears gave their coaches a hint that they may need to reschedule it for another day.

Thank goodness they did because the Bears will be busy vying for their first-ever district championship.

By picking up a 1-0 victory over Northampton in Tuesday's semi-final, the Bears will return to the District 11 Class AAAA title game for the first time since 2006.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Christine Streisel gets ready to release a javelin throw during Saturday's PIAA Track and Field Championships. Streisel won a gold medal in Class AA.

SHIPPENSBURG - Tamaqua can now claim two 2011 state champions in the sport of track and field.

One day after Kayla Hope brought home a gold medal in the long jump, teammate Christine Streisel followed up with a gold medal-winning performance of her own.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31, 1951 Ben Fisher strikes out 22 batters and allows just two hits to lead Lehighton to a 9-0 Senior Legion win over Slatedale. Fisher, who doesn't allow a walk, strikes out the side in the first, third, eighth and ninth innings. Charlie Stroup collects three hits, one a double, scores twice and knocks in a pair to pace the offense. Lenny Dietz also finishes with three hits and two runs as the winners end the contest with 17 hits. Fisher, Lee Kuntz, Sittler and Glenn Warner each add two hits.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The following are the results for the TIMES NEWS area athletes at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.

AA GIRLS

200M - Kayla Hope, Tamaqua, 26.16, 5th in semifinal heat, 10th overall, did not advance to finals.

3200M - Amber Carroll, Tamaqua, 11:47.69, 18th overall.

Shot Put - Kelsey Hay, Palmerton, 35-8 1/2, 10th overall; Gwen Remaley, Lehighton, 34-11 1/2, 19th overall.

Javelin - Christine Streisel, Tamaqua, 143-11, 1st overall; Kelsey Hay, Palmerton, 129-10, 5th overall.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

NEW TRIPOLI For some participants attending their first National Wild Turkey Federation Women In The Outdoors event, it is their opportunity to learn the difference between baitcaster and an autoloader.

Others who attend the annual events to so in order to supplement their outdoors knowledge with advance training, focusing on topics that can be as varied as fly fishing for specific species to scent elimination for deer hunting.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ORWIGSBURG Williams Valley scored in just one of 13 innings against Marian pitcher Kayla Knight this season.

But what an inning it was!

The Vikings ripped four extra base hits and scored six times in the second inning to defeat the Fillies, 6-4, in the semifinals of the District 11 Class A softball playoffs Friday night at Blue Mountain High School.

The victory avenges a 1-0 regular season setback to Marian and sends Williams Valley into the District 11 title game against Minersville.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paiste falls in PIAA

Tennis Tournament

Northwestern's Henry Paiste dropped his opening match in the PIAA Class AA State Tennis Tournament on Friday.

Paiste, who was the District 11 champion, fell to Evan Andrews of York Suburban, 6-2, 6-4. Andrews was the District 3 runner-up.

The loss eliminated Paiste from the single-elimination tourney.