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Monday, April 15, 2013
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Jon White returns a shot during the Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament. White captured the title at No. 1 singles.

Pleasant Valley's Jon White captured the No. 1 singles title at the Mountain Valley Conference tennis championships, held this past weekend.

The host Bears also finished second in the team scoring.


MVC Tennis Tournament

Pleasant Valley's Jon White earned the No. 1 singles title at the annual Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Schuylkill County's top senior basketball players took to the hardwood one final time Friday night in the 39th Annual Senior Charity Bowl held at the Penn State University Schuykill campus.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13, 1971 Brian Metzger pitches a two-hitter, walking one and striking out eight, to lead Lehighton to a 4-1 Lehigh Valley League win over Palmerton. Metzger also helps his own cause by delivering an RBI single in the fourth inning. Danny Kunkle collects two hits and scores a run for the Indians, while Mark Hoffman contributes a pair of hits and an RBI. The winners, coached by Dallas Heffner, also receive a run-scoring double from Barry Reed.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Four from Palmerton to be inducted

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2013 class on Sunday, May 26 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2 p.m. with the induction ceremony to follow.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cabela's Hamburg location will celebrate the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with a National Wild Turkey Federation's Women In The Outdoors event Saturday, April, 20, under the direction of the Blue Mountain Chapter of the NWTF.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

In The Giver, the 1994 Newberry Medal winning novel, the title character suggests 12-year-old Jonas watch a video of his father, a childcare worker, "releasing" a newborn to "Elsewhere," so Jonas does. Afterwards, he shudders, sobs, and collapses.

He reacts this way when he realizes "release," is a code word for convenience killings designed to keep the Community free of fear and pain. The elderly, anyone who breaks the law three times and even the weaker twin are given the syringe that sends them "Elsewhere" to provide an idyllic, albeit emotionless existence for the others.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Few outdoors adventures are more exciting for those participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program than hearing a gobbler on the roost, hearing it gobble as it comes to the call and watching as it comes into shotgun range.

Once again, the time for hunters to "talk turkey" in Pennsylvania is almost here.

Friday, April 12, 2013
nancy scholz/times news Jordan Meckes of Pleasant Valley connects with a pitch against Pocono Mountain West.

Thursday afternoon's Mountain Valley Conference softball match-up between Pocono Mountain West and Pleasant Valley pitted a program still trying to build a foundation against one that has been dominant for nearly a decade.

The difference between the two teams showed both on the field and on the scoreboard.

Friday, April 12, 2013

"We Are Young," were the words echoed by Tamaqua head coach Jill Barron as she stood in the outfield reminiscing about yesterday afternoon's Schuylkill League Division 1 contest against North Schuylkill.

No, she wasn't talking about the hit single from the band "Fun." She was referring to the numerous hits and singles that her young squad just put on display in a 7-5 loss to the Lady Spartans.

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12, 1996 Jon Lilly tosses a two-hit shutout to lead Jim Thorpe to a 7-0 Schuylkill League Division III win over Cardinal Brennan. Lilly walks three and strikes out 11. Offensively, he contributes two hits, one a triple, and scores a run. Neil Yurchak delivers two hits, one a double, and knocks in three runs for the Olympians, coached by Mike Lewis, while John Halenar chips in with two hits and a run scored.