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Local Sports

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Bob Ford/times news Vince Voulo of Pleasant Valley backhands the ball in his match against Lehighton's James Svercheck.

Panther Valley's Stephen Gulla tossed a no-hitter against Lehighton to headline Wednesday's local scholastic sports schedule.

Other highlights included, the Marian softball team and Northern Lehigh baseball team remaining unbeaten on the season.


Panther Vy.-Lehighton

Gulla was one man wrecking crew for Panther Valley as it cruised to a 12-0 non-league victory over previously undefeated Lehighton (5-1).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tamaqua and Marian swept dual meets in track while the Northern Lehigh boys picked up a pair of victories in a tri-meet.

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The Northern Lehigh boys picked up a pair of wins, while the Bulldog girls split with Southern Lehigh and Northwestern.

The Tigers lost both boys meets while beating Northern Lehigh for a split in girls.

The Bulldogs' Joseph Wirfel won three events, 200, 400 and javelin.

Northwestern's Tyler Stelack took first in two events, 1600 and 3200.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pleasant Valley's track meet was the only area scholastic event that went on as scheduled on a rainy Tuesday.

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Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain West split in a Mountain Valley Conference meet.

The Panthers traveled back home with a 83-62 win over the Bears, while the Lady Bears posted an 81-63 win over the Lady Panthers.

Kelecia Harris (100, 200, 400) and Abigail Kaspszyk (800, 1600, 3200) were PV's lone multiple event winners.


PM West 83, Pleasant Valley 62

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ALLENTOWN – Sometimes a second chance makes all the difference. At least it did for Scranton Wilkes-Barre starting pitcher David Phelps.

Twelve days before, the IronPigs lineup blasted Phelps in the season opener to the tune of five runs in four-plus innings of work.

Last night, the Yankees' 2010 minor league pitcher of the year controlled the IronPig lineup enough to post a 5-2 Yankee win at Coca-Cola Park to even the Yankees with Lehigh Valley a-top the International League North standings.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A season of three-peats for Zehner

Family and basketball have always gone together for Amy Zehner.

Growing up, when she wasn't playing in her own games, Zehner watched her sisters, Kelli and Lori, play in their Tamaqua High School games.

One of the highlights of Zehner's season was beating Central Catholic in this year's district title game and gaining just a big of revenge for a loss Lori's team suffered to the Vikettes in the 2000 title game. That loss started a streak of Central Catholic titles that Amy's team put an end to this season.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20, 1951 Lehighton sophomore Dennis Roth earns a win in his first varisty start as the Indians register a 6-3 Lehigh Valley League win over Palmerton. Roth scatters seven hits over seven innings, striking out one and walking three. Charlie "Mort" Stroup collects three hits, one a double, and knocks in four runs for the winners while Howie Sittler contributes two hits and a run scored. Lehighton also receive a hit and run scored from both Jackie Mullen and Carmen Martucci.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Pleasant Valley softball team had both phases of its game working Monday afternoon.

The Lady Bears received some great pitching from left-hander Rikki Correll, along with some timely hitting in the form of 10 runs on 13 hits, and went on to defeat their Mountain Valley Conference rival Pocono Mountain East in five innings, 10-0. The win pushes the Bears to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lehighton, Marian and Northern Lehigh all posted baseball and softball wins in scholastic action on Monday.


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Tyler Hill had a big day at the plate to help Lehighton roll to a 12-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

Hill had a double, triple and knocked in five runs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 1976 Russ Gould pitches three innings of scoreless relief and also slugs a tying two-run homer in the sixth inning as Pleasant Valley pulls out a wild 14-11 Centennial League win over Northwestern. The Bears, who rally from three different deficits including a 5-0 hole, receive a two-run homer in the deciding seventh frame off the bat of Steve Borger. Kevin Conklin contributes a two-run double while Gould adds an RBI single.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ALLENTOWN – With the IronPigs sitting atop the International League North Division standings for the first time in franchise history, the IronPigs squared off in a double-header against the second place Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

In their first test as the 'Big-Pig', Lehigh Valley dropped game one, 5-4, but Brandon Moss's dramatic three-run homer late in game two salvaged a split, keeping the IronPigs in first place.