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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
LINDA ROTHROCK/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern Lehigh's Nicole Metzger slides back in to first as Catasauqua's Amanda Strohl misses the throw.

Tamaqua played a home-and-home twinbill in baseball and softball with North Schuylkill on Monday and came away with a split.

In other action, Marian and Weatherly scored Schuylkill League baseball wins, while Northwestern picked up a Colonial League victory.

In tennis, Lehighton picked up a non-league win over Tamaqua.


No. Schuylkill-Tamaqua

The Raiders and Spartans each won on their own field.

Tamaqua rode the strong pitching of Michael Streisel as he struckout eight, walked two and scattered four hits in a 3-1 win.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 1959 Terry German slugs a three-run homer to help power Lehighton to a 4-2 Lehigh Valley League win over Emmaus. German's blast, which comes in the first inning, plates Bob Boyer and Andy Semmel to provide run support for Don Stout. Boyer and Jerry German both end with two hits and a run scored while Dave Bowman adds a hit and an RBI. Stout goes all seven innings for the mound win, striking out nine while allowing just six hits and two walks.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Former Pleasant Valley standout Jeremy Gigliotti threw a complete game, two-hit shutout to lead East Stroudsburg University to a 1-0 win over Bloomsburg in its series opener on Friday.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ryan's Oil & Heating (formerly Service Electric) claimed its second consecutive Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Winter Basketball League championship with a convincing 63-43 victory over R.R. Frey Services on Wednesday evening at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center. Ryan's Oil & Heating also capped off its second straight undefeated season (10-0) and are a perfect 20-0 over the last two seasons.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Former Northwestern football coach Bob Mitchell will be inducted into the 2011 Lehigh Valley Football Hall of Fame at a banquet on Friday, May 6.

Mitchell, who retired from coaching two years ago, was the Tigers head coach for 28 seasons between 1981 and 2009. He complied a 177-129-1 record, winning District 11 titles in 1995, 1997 and 2002. He was named Colonial League Coach of the Year following each of his district title winning seasons and was the District 11 Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2006. In 2004, Mitchell was inducted into the Pennsylvania Coaches Hall of Fame.

Monday, April 25, 2011

In the Palmerton sports briefs section that ran in Wednesday's edition, it was incorrectly stated that school board Director Stuart Henritzy voted in favor of the extracurricular positions, and that Director Clarence Myers was against the positions.

It should have said that Henritzy was opposed to the hirings, while Myers was in favor of the hirings. The TIMES NEWS apologizes for the error.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pennsylvania Forest Products Association is bringing its bi-annual trade exposition and educational workshops back to Penn State, Thursday and Friday, June 3-4. This event is in partnership with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and School of Forest Resources and will be held at the Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs, on Route 45, nine miles southwest of State College.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I have been staring at a strip of paper that has the above headline scribbled on it for about an hour early one Saturday morning. Underneath it are six articles from newspapers and the Internet generally related to the headline.

That's usually all I need. Give me a headline, a half dozen articles, and in five hours or so another "Fitness Master" article is ready for print.

But this time, the column just isn't coming together. Instead of writing, I keep rehashing two things that happened this week in school.

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Jordyn Homyak Lehighton

Eight underclassmen appeared on the TIMES NEWS Boys and Girls First Team all-star squads a year ago.

While one of those players (Rashid Epps) took his talents to a prep school in New Jersey, the other seven returned and once again made major contributions to their respective teams.

Their performances not only helped their school's programs but they earned return trips to the TN First Teams.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

HARISBURG – Last year, area deer hunters who hunt the mountains of northern Schuylkill County and other areas of Wildlife Management Unit 4E were affected by a regulation passed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commission that was designed to increase the size of the herd.