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Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 16, 1951 Lehighton's George Sipple and Lamont Smith both claim two events and also aid the winning four-fifth mile relay team in leading the Indians to a 63 -31 track and field victory over Northampton. Sipple captures the 100 and 220, while Smith cops the 440 and mile. Lehighton, coached by Lewis Ginder, also receives first-place finishes from Larry Bisbing (broad jump), Hoffman (half-mile) and Boyer (pole vault).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Weatherly and Marian picked up non-league baseball victories on Wednesday.


Moravian Academy-Weatherly

Weatherly rolled to a commanding 16-1 non-conference win over visiting Moravian Academy.

Kevin Hinkle led the Wreckers with a double, triple, three runs scored and two RBIs, while Vinny McCroy added two singles and a RBI.

Robbie Hinkle chipped in with a double, two runs scored, four RBIs and two walks for the Wreckers (2-16 overall), while Michael Baade recorded a double, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Mor. Acad. 100 0 - 1 2 1

Thursday, May 16, 2013


At Blue Mountain High School

(Top four finishers + other local finishers; Top two finishers automatically qualify for the PIAA State Meet)


Legend: Bangor (Ban), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Blue Mountain (BM), Emmaus (Emm), Freedom (Fre), Jim Thorpe (JT), Lehighton (Leh), Nazareth (Naz), Northampton (Nor), Parkland (Park), Pleasant Valley (PlVy), Pottsville (Pot), Stroudsburg (Str), Tamaqua (Tam), Whitehall (Whi), Wilson (Wil).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Pleasant Valley softball team is back in a familiar place.

The top-seeded Lady Bears defeated East Stroudsburg South 12-0 in the Mountain Valley Conference semifinals on Wednesday and will play in the conference championship on Friday. It will be the 10th consecutive time Pleasant Valley has made it to the finals, having won eight of the previous nine titles.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
bob ford/times news Palmerton's Darris Rodrigues clears the bar in the Class AA pole vault on his way to a second place finish.

ORWIGSBURG For a brief moment, Palmerton's Austin Shupp thought the worst.

After tangling with a hurdle on the turn of Wednesday's District 11 Class AA 300 meter hurdling event, the top-seeded Blue Bomber feared there might be a disqualification coming his way.

Fortunately for the junior, that disqualification never came.

Shupp rebounded from his mishap and held off his closest competition to earn a gold medal, record a personal best and qualify for states.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kosciolek leads Raiders to title

PINE GROVE – On his 145th and final pitch of the game, Tamaqua sophomore Brett Kosciolek blew a fastball right by North Schuylkill's Billy Stokes, who struck out swinging.

Overcome with emotion, Kosciolek spiked his glove into the ground and leaped into the arms of catcher Luke Matsago.

The rest of the Blue Raiders swarmed toward the mound and piled on in celebration, as Tamaqua captured the Schuylkill League Baseball Championship with a 2-1 eight-inning victory over North Schuylkill last night at Pine Grove's Stump Stadium.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Palmerton picked up a baseball win on Tuesday.


Palmerton-Jim Thorpe

Palmerton ended its regular season with a 2-1 non-league victory over Jim Thorpe.

The Bombers' Nate DeKorte (2-for-2) singled and later scored the game-winning run in the top of the seventh on an Olympian error. Eli Borge added a RBI single in the sixth.

Lee Kuntz tossed a complete game, while striking out 12 on his way to the win on the mound.

Pat Duvigneaud led the Olympians with a RBI single. Dominic Pompa added a double and a run scored.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley shortstop Dan Hrbek makes a diving attempt to catch a fly ball in shallow leftfield. The Bears' Nicholas Domenici (4) moves in from behind.

For the first time since 2009, and just the second time in the last 11 years, the Pleasant Valley baseball team will not be playing for the Mountain Valley Conference championship.

It turned out to be one of those days for Pleasant Valley on Tuesday. The Bears stranded several runners on base and made too many mental mistakes in the field to be able to pull out the win. In the end the third-seeded Cardinals from Pocono Mountain East knocked off Pleasant Valley, 6-3 to advance to the MVC title game against Stroudsburg on Thursday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 15, 1948 Coaldale's Tom Flyzik wins both the discus and shot put to help the Tigers claim the District 11 Class B championship. Coaldale scores 75 1/2 team points to finish ahead of runner-up Summit Hill (52 1/2 points). The Tigers also receive first-place finishes from Charley Zlock (440), Mike Gregus (mile), Joe Rilo (broad jump), Tony Adamec (javelin) and the half-mile and mile relay teams. The Hillers' Walter O'Gurek was a double-winner, bettering the field in the pole vault and high jump, while teammates Donald Billig (110 hurdles) and Tommy Ronemus (880) also win gold medals.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

STROUDSBURG - Coming in as the fourth seed in the Mountain Valley Conference baseball tournament, there's no doubt Lehighton was the underdog in its matchup against top-seeded Stroudsburg.

The Indians, however, were riding a four-game winning streak coming into the contest in which they had outscored their opponents 26-5, which certainly created a sense of hope and optimism heading into the game.