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Friday, June 24, 2011

A big day on the mound and at the plate by Sawyer Smith helped Northern Valley gain a win over North Parkland on Thursday.

NORCO LEGION

N. Parkland-No. Valley

Sawyer Smith almost had as many hits at the plate as he allowed from the mound in leading Northern Valley (11-1) to a 6-2 Norco Legion win over North Parkland.

Smith went 3-for-3 and knocked in three runs to lead his club offensively. The Northwestern product also pitched a complete game four-hitter, allowing just one earned run and two walks while striking out four.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Lehigh Valley and Schuylkill-Berks American Legion baseball leagues will compete in an all star game Monday, June 27 at the Reading Phillies' First Energy Stadium.

The 10-team LVL and the 16-team Schuylkill-Berks League will each send 27 players to the event, which starts at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and can be purchased through any team managers or at the game. Proceeds from the game will be donated to charity.

Five TIMES NEWS area players will take part in the game.

Friday, June 24, 2011
nancy scholz/times news Northern Lehigh's Jake Kern (7) is wrapped up from behind as he runs down the sideline for the Red team in the McDonald's All-Star football game on Thursday.

NAZARETH – Usually all star games are all about the passing game. But the more balanced offense won out in Thursday's Lehigh Valley McDonald's All Star Classic.

The Gold team (Northampton Country, Phillipsburg and Palisades) was outgained overall, but it mixed the run and the pass efficiently in beating the Red team (Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe countries) 24-14.

Several area players were on the losing end, but were still happy for the opportunity to play in one last high school game.

Friday, June 24, 2011
Colts' Keer to play football at Wilkes

Marian High School senior JT Keer has announced that he will continue his academic and football career at Division III Wilkes University.

Keer was a versatile player on both sides of the ball for the Colts this season, spending time at wide receiver, running back and quarterback on offense and cornerback and safety on defense.

@$:He led Marian in receptions with 20 for 258 yards and three touchdowns. He was named second team all TIMES NEWS area wide receiver and was selected to the Schuylkill County All Star football team.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
No Header!

The U-6 Gladiators took first place in the Lehighton 3v3 Soccer Tournament which took place on June 19 at the Lehighton High School and was sponsored by the Lehighton Area Soccer Club. Team members include, from left, assistant coach Sherry Meckes, Dawson Meckes, AJ Light, Mackenzie Yuhas, Matthew Sofranko, Maddy Sofranko, Steven Yuhas, and head coach JD Light.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Lehigh Valley entry in the Carpenter Cup softball tournament won both games on Wednesday to advance to this morning's semfinal round.

Lehigh Valley defeated Chester County 9-3 and then went on to score a 3-1 win over Tri-Cape.

Lehigh Valley faced Mercer County at 9 a.m. this morning at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

The winner took on SOL American & Continental at 11 a.m. If SOL American & Continental fails to win the 11 o'clock game, a championship game will be played at 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

ALLENTOWN – The IronPigs committed three errors and the pitching staff walked eight, six of who would score, as Indianapolis scored 10 unanswered runs to down Lehigh Valley 10-5 in a 3-hour 48 minute marathon.

Lehigh Valley's John Mayberry ripped a three-run homer to start the game. Tagg Bozied followed with a solo homer and the IronPigs jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Bruins (14-2) won the National League Division Championships and the Jim Thorpe Royals (15-0)

won the American League Division Championship to draw first round byes for the post-season tournament that begins on Friday, Feb. 24.

*The top six teams out of the 12 team league qualified for the single-elimination tournament.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Rockies baseball team captured the championship of the JIm Thorpe Major League.

The Rockies lost their first game in the double elimination postseason tournament, but then fought back to capture the title by beating the Giants, Indians, Dodgers and Diamondbacks.

Team members were Armando Angel, Tyler Baird, Andrew Davies, Daniel Davies, Preston Hawk, Aaron Joyce, Derek Joyce, David Marino, Joe Plavin, Nicholas Rosahac, Brendan Silfies. The team's head coach was Pat Joyce. Assistant coaches were Tom Rosahac and David Marino.