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Friday, May 17, 2013

DISTRICT ELEVEN TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Blue Mountain High School

DAY TWO RESULTS

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

BOYS CLASS AAA

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 1967 Bill Sakusky turns in a solid pitching performance and contributes two hits at the plate to help Marian gain an 8-1 victory over St. Gabriel's. Sakusky allows just four hits and a run in 6 innings of work. Andy Seroka collects two hits, one a two-run single in the third inning, to give the Colts the lead for good. Andy Snoha adds a pair of hits, one a double, and scores three runs while Flip Flaim chips in with two hits, one a triple. The winners also receive two hits and a run scored from Jim DeAngelo.

Friday, May 17, 2013
B OB FORD/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Jessica Pereira makes the turn en route to a first place finish in the 3A 400 with a time of 58.91.

ORWIGSBURG - Palmerton's Jessica Pereira knew she was coming into the second day of the District 11 Track and Field Championships with a target on her back.

Pereira was, after all, the top seed in the Class AAA 400, the second seed in the 200, the third seed in the 100 and a part of the Palmerton 400 relay team that stood a very good chance of not only medaling, but possibly earning a trip to the PIAA Championships in Shippensburg next week.

Not to mention the fact that she was also a four-time Class AA medalist last season.

Friday, May 17, 2013
NW Boys 400 relay team has it together

ORWIGSBURG - Usually the team that wins the 400 relay gold medal at the District 11 Championships has been running together all season long. They know each others tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses.

However, the Northwestern Tigers 400 boys relay team defied that logic on Thursday afternoon on day two of District 11 competition.

Cam Richardson, Austin Weiss, Cole Miller, and Harry Hall have only been running the 400 relay together since the middle of the season, but their efforts earned them all a AA gold medal with a time of 43.63.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Maria Streisel finishes off her landing in the long jump. Streisel won the Class AA gold in the event.

ORWIGSBURG Tamaqua's Christine and Maria Streisel have enjoyed success at every level and on every stage throughout their high school careers.

After the first day of the District 11 Track and Field Championships at Blue Mountain High School, it doesn't look as though that's going to change anytime soon.

Maria came into the Class AA long jump as the number one seed and certainly didn't disappoint, winning the event with a mark of 17-7 1/2 to easily qualify for states.

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.

BASEBALL

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

DISTRICT 11 TRACK AND FIELD

At Blue Mountain High School

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

BOYS CLASS AAA

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.