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Local Sports

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday's rain and cold temperatures postponed almost the entire scholastic schedule in the TIMES NEWS coverage area.

The only two events played were Mountain Valley Conference soccer matches.


Pleasant Vy.-ES South

Pleasant Valley scored less than a minute into the game and made it stand up for a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.

The Bears wasted little time in jumping on top as Hannah Bernier scored just 50 seconds into the game. Katie Forte assisted on the goal.

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Black, Hellmund, Vermillion selected

The Carbon County Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2011 class at a banquet on Sunday, May 29 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

This will be the 18th class to be inducted by the Carbon County Chapter.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 6-12.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The playoff picture became clear in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's Winter Basketball League.

Ryan's Oil & Heating topped R.R. Frey Services in a battle for the top seed, while Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home scored a huge victory over Cuz-N-Joe's Place to secure a playoff berth.

The Matika's win also knocked out Joe's Place and University Legendz from postseason contention.

Ryan's Oil & Heating-R.R. Frey Services

Friday, April 1, 2011
No Header!

Christina Slack, of Albrightsville, recently placed third overall at a state gymnastic competition and qualified for regionals.

The Jim Thorpe High School freshman has been doing gymnastics since she could walk. Currently, the 15-year old is in Level Nine at the Northeast Gymnastic Academy located in Wilkes-Barre.

The state competition was hosted by Girls' Co-Op at Freedom High School in Bethlehem.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Schuylkill County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will hold its 50th annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m. at Pine View Acres, Mill Creek.

Carl Wittig of Tamaqua, Dominick Richards of Marian and John Owens of Panther Valley will represent TIMES NEWS Area schools at the affair.

Dominick Richards

Richards, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight end and defensive end, was a four-year starter and team captain for the Colts. He earned Lehighton Times News second-team all-star honors.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1, 1982 Mark Bauzon collects two hits, one a double, and knocks in four runs to help Tamaqua gain a 10-5 victory over Panther Valley. Dan Gerber adds two hits and scores three runs while Todd LePage adds a pair of doubles and knocks in three runs. The Raiders, who use a six-run second inning to take the lead for good, ride the five-hit pitching of Wally O'Donnell, who also strikes out six batters.

Friday, April 1, 2011

They are the unsung heroes.

The individuals who go out of their way to support and help their scholastic sports team, but often tend to get loss in the shuffle behind the scenes.

Team managers can be just as valuable members of their high school programs as the players and the coaches.

As a past high school manager myself, every single one of my past varsity coaches made me feel that way too.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
ron gower/times news Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante of Tamaqua remained unbeaten in singles play with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Jim Thorpe.

With three years of varsity experience missing from the lineup in the form of James Denny, the Jim Thorpe boys' tennis team fell last week to Tamaqua.

The Olympians welcomed Denny back into the lineup earlier this week against Pottsville and saw the effects of the senior's experience work wonders.

He was also the solution head coach Norb Lienhard was looking for on Wednesday in a rematch with Tamaqua.

With Denny in the lineup, Jim Thorpe reversed a 5-0 loss and defeated the Blue Raiders, 3-2.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31, 1999 Chris Lloyd of Pleasant Valley scores 17 points to help the North team defeat the South, 126-107, in the title game of the VIA All-Star Classic. Kevin Hall of Pocono Mountain leads all scorers in the contest, which was played at Rockne Hall, with 20 points. Lehighton's Mike Quinn contributes to the victory with 15 points while the Bears' Mike Gratale connects for 11 points. The winners also receive eight points from Palmerton's Ben Bulishak.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tamaqua and Northern Lehigh picked up wins on the baseball diamond on Tuesday afternoon in local sports action.


JT-No. Lehigh

The Olympians dropped another non-league decision at the hands of Northern Lehigh, 13-0 in five innings.

Marcus Kremposky finished 2-for-3 on the day with a single, double and two RBI for the Bulldogs (1-0). Teammate Jake Kern had a double with two RBI, while Ryan Trexler was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.

Sean Green and Justin Kaminski had sole hits for JT (0-2).

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