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Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Ashton Galasso dives headfirst to try and come up with a catch in rightfield. Galasso just missed coming up with the grab as the ball bounced off her glove and rolled under her.

Mahanoy Area blanked Marian in an early-season Schuylkill League softball showdown on Thursday.


Mahanoy Area-Marian

Mahanoy Area enacted the mercy rule, beating Marian, 11-0, in a Schuylkill League game.

Jamie Rago led the Golden Bears with two hits and four RBIs.

Gabby Cann and Lindsay Nemeth had hits for the Fillies, who fell to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

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Marian 000 000 - 0 2 5

Hullihan and Finneran; Nemeth and Hill. W - Hullihan, L - Nemeth.

Panther Valley-Weatherly

Friday, April 6, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian shortstop Mikey Cataldo (left) flips the ball to teammate Dylan Lantham at second base after catching a line drive. The Colts easily doubled up a Mahanoy Area baserunner on the play.

It wasn't pretty and it didn't come easy, but the Marian Colts baseball squad got the job done against Schuylkill League Division foe Mahanoy Area on Thursday afternoon.

An Anthony Pilla solo home run in the fourth inning gave Marian some breathing room and solid pitching from Brendan McGowan and Mike Cataldo helped the Colts to gain the 5-1 victory.

Friday, April 6, 2012
St. Joseph's wins CYO girls basketball title

St. Joseph's of Jim Thorpe captured the District 5 CYO 7th and 8th grade girls basketball championship this season. St. Joseph's, which had a 9-0 record in District 5 play, qualified for the Allentown Diocese playoffs where it finished in third place. Team members include, first row, from left, Jackie Condley, Payton Kovac, Molly Behan and Danielle Spillman. Second row, Kayley Kovac, Maureen Kloap, Erin Shigo, and Kaitlyn Ohl. Third row, coach Mike Spillman and coach Gene Binder. Also on the team is Nicole Salerno.

Friday, April 6, 2012

St. Joseph's of Jim Thorpe CYO girls basketball team won the District 5 championship this season.

St. Joseph's was 9-0 in District 5 play and 13-4 overall. The team advanced to the District 5/4 playoffs where it defeated Fr. Chizack Blue. It was then eliminated in the semifinals by St. Matthew's.

Following are the results of the playoff games:

St. Joseph's-Fr. Chizack Blue

St. Joseph's rallied for a 19-16 victory over Fr. Chizack Blue.

Maureen Kloap keyed a fourth quarter rally as St, Joseph's overcame a 13-11 deficit to pick up the victory.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Golf's popularity peaked a few years back, when Tiger Woods was rewriting record books.

If the sport is ever going to regain that level of attention, this weekend could be when it starts.

The greatest tournament of the year started yesterday and the stage seems to be set for one of the best Masters we've seen in years. Storylines abound and more will surely be created over the next three days.

At the top of the list, of course, is Tiger's reemergence. His well-documented struggles on and off the course look to be behind him.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS FILEPHOTO Jim Thorpe's Celeste Robinson was named first team All-State in Class AAA.

Celeste Robinson and Aimee Oertner were both honored on Wednesday afternoon by being named to the 2011-12 Pennsylvania Girls Basketball All State team. Robinson was chosen to the Class AAA First Team and Oertner to the Class AA Second Team. Both girls improved on their All State status from last season with Robinson going from the third to the first team and Oertner from the third to the second.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Jim Thorpe's Janieva Mallory slides safely into second base as Tamaqua's Carly Sassaman takesthe throw. Umpire Bill McGinley prepares to make the call.

Northwestern picked up victories in baseball, softball and soccer to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.


Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Angelica Heisler tossed five innings of scoreless relief to lead Jim Thorpe to a 7-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Heisler struck out nine to earn the pitching victory.

Krissy Bates led the Raiders offensively with three hits and two RBIs. Brianna Boyle, April Donnon and Heisler all added two hits. Donnon also had a pair of RBIs.

Brittany Caufman had three hits for Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
bob ford/times news Cat Condly and the Lady Olympians soccer team will be coached by Tom Condly, Cat's father who guided the team through the final four games of last season.

Most of the TIMES NEWS area girls soccer teams are in the beginning stages of their 2012 season. However, teams like Jim Thorpe, Tamaqua, and Weatherly will not begin their soccer seasons until the Fall. This is because the Schuylkill League girls soccer schedule, unlike the Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference, doesn't begin until the Fall sports season.

Starting in the Fall of 2012 all Pennsylvania soccer teams will begin competing in the Fall soccer season, which will no doubt make for a more competitive soccer landscape in the future.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Pleasant Valley girls' softball team has had a rough start to the 2012 season, as it had lost three of its first four games.

Wednesday the Lady Bears picked up their second consecutive win and may finally have things headed in the right direction.

Diane Klapatch pitched six-and-a-third innings of no-hit ball and helped lead Pleasant Valley to a 6-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South. The Bears never trailed in the game, as they scored two runs in the first and never looked back.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Prior to Wednesday's game, Erv Prutzman compiled his Northern Lehigh baseball team's statistics.

After getting his statistics up to date, Prutzman wasn't impressed with the Bulldogs' .247 team batting average.

Against Colonial League North Division foe Catasauqua, the Bulldogs finally flexed their muscles offensively as they recorded a 15-10 victory. Northern Lehigh pounded out 16 hits against the Rough Riders and also benefitted from four walks and a hit batsman.