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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

East Stroudsburg University's Jake Griesemer and Jeremy Gigliotti helped the Warriors to a 4-1 week and were named PSAC East Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively.

Griesemer hit .571 (8-for-14) with five runs scored and four RBI in five games for ESU, which took three out of four games from Kutztown and improved to 16-4 on the season.

A Pleasant Valley graduate, Griesemer earned the East Player of the Week honor for the second time in four weeks. He reached base at a .632 clip, had an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.203 and stole four bases in five attempts.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Nancy Schultz/times news filephoto Pleasant Valley's Jackie Guiliano is one four area goalies that will need to be replaced this season.

If it has any intentions of pulling off a Mountain Valley Conference three-peat, the Pleasant Valley girls' soccer team will have some big shoes to fill in front of the net.

Much like the Lady Bears, if Northwestern wants to capture back-to-back Colonial League championships, it will have to rely on a part-time returnee between the posts.

The perennial TIMES NEWS soccer powers will both need to find replacements at one of the game's most essential positions on the field the goalkeeper.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

District 11 and District 3 wrestling all-stars will meet in a benefit match tonight at Wilson West Lawn High School. Proceeds from the event go directly to a scholarship fund for wrestlers continuing their education.

The tentative lineups with District 11 wrestlers listed first are as follows:

112 - Anthony Cabrera, Liberty, vs. Jordan Conway, New Oxford.

119 - Mike Fleck, Wilson, vs. Derek Enders, Big Spring.

125 - Franco Ferraina, Nazareth, vs. Bobby Rehm, Penn Manor.

130 - Mike Fake, Parkland, vs. Cameron Throckmorton, South Western.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

St. John Vianney of Allentown defeated St.Peter's of Reading 38-36 in the championship game of the 2011 SS.Peter and Paul's of Lehighton Biddy Basketball Tournament held on Saturday at the Lehighton Middle School.

St. John Vianney finished the five-team round-robin tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. St.Peter's was 3-1; the Palmerton Youth Association was 2-2; the Jim Thorpe Olympians were 1-3; and Panther Valley Middle School was 0-4.

Following are results of the tournament games:

Palmerton 29, Jim Thorpe 21

St. John Vianney 42, Panther Valley 25

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley Breaker Boys quarterback Nate Shook (7) is brought down by a pair of Schuylkill County Wolfpack defenders.

The Summit Hill Breaker Boys dropped a 48-20 decision to the Schuylkill County Wolfpack on Sunday in a Greater Eastern Football Association game.

The contest, which was played at the Ginter Stadium in Summit Hill before a strong opening weekend crowd, saw the Wolfpack jump out to a big first quarter lead and maintain the advantage throughout the contest.

After getting the first points on a safety, the Wolfpack added three more first quarter touchdowns to build a 20-0 first quarter lead.

Monday, March 21, 2011
No Header!

The Lehighton boys basketball team was recently honored with a banquet that was held at the Lehighton American Legion. Pictured from left to right are, Troy Hein, WFMZ TV 69 Sports Anchor, Seniors Ryan Scott, Josiah Evans, Aaron Szacska, assistant coach Tom Faulk and head coach Mike O'Brien.

Monday, March 21, 2011

PHILADELPHIA For the Clymers, wrestling is a family affair.

So after suffering a tough opening round loss in the NCAA Division I Championships and needing a win in the consolations to stay alive, Hofstra's Ben Clymer didn't hesitate where to go for a talk.

The words he received helped settle the Northwestern graduate and he went on to post a 5-1 win over Corey Peltier.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Tamaqua's Dane DeWire competes in the PIAA Class AA State Diving Championships on Thursday at Bucknell University. DeWire finished 10th in the event.

LEWISBURG – Madison Burns might only swim in one high school state championship meet. So she made the most of the one she decided to enter.

The Northwestern High School junior won her second gold medal in two days at the PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Barron caps outstanding career at Susquehanna

In high school, Erika Barron was a scoring machine.

The former TIMES NEWS Player of the Year tallied 2,317 points in her scholastic career, which remains the most ever at Tamaqua.

Once the Blue Raider graduate entered the college ranks, though, her role changed that is until this past season.

For three straight years as a member of the Susquehanna University squad, Barron's main job was running the offense from her point guard position.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Colonial League athletic directors and principals voted to move forward with looking at expansion or just staying status quo at a league meeting held on Thursday at Green Pond Country Club.

Brian Geist, Northern Lehigh Athletic Director and League President, confirmed that the league will decide on one of two options at its next meeting in late May.

"We have decided to move forward by either adding four teams or by keeping the status quo," Geist said.