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Friday, May 25, 2012

Tamaqua has announced its schedule for Junior and Senior High School sports physicals. All sports for the 2012-13 school year will receive their physicals at this time.

Tuesday, June 12

(all sports)

8-9:30 a.m. - grades 7 and 8

9:30-11:30 - grades 9-10

Wendesday, July 11

(all sports)

8-9:30 - grades 11-12

9:30-11:30 - make up physicals

Notes

* A student-athlete may attend during another time frame, but is encouraged to attend during their scheduled time.

Friday, May 25, 2012

For a while, it looked like Northwestern Lehigh and Lehighton would have to return to the softball diamond on Friday to resume their District 11 AAA softball quarterfinal.

Mother Nature threw a brief curveball at the Tigers and Indians in the middle of the second inning with the score knotted at 1-1.

After over a 30-minute interruption, the two teams resumed play and it was Northwestern, who held the upper hand the rest of the way and took a 5-1 victory, ending Lehighton's season.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Panther Valley School District will be holding fall sport physicals on Thursday June 7.

The sport physicals will be held in the Panther Valley high school nurses office. See below for sports and times.

@$:1:00pm-Volleyball, 1:30pm-7th and 8th grade Girls Basketball, 2:00pm-Freshman, JV and Varsity Football, 2:30pm-7th and 8th grade Football

Cheerleading will be held on Monday June 11th at 5:00pm in the Panther Valley high school nurses office.

In order to receive a physical, student athlete must have a physical form signed by a guardian.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The first inning of a softball contest can set the tone for the entire ball game.

That was exactly the case Thursday evening at Blue Mountain in the District 11 A semi final between number five seed Weatherly and number one seed Williams Valley.

The Lady Vikings came out swinging in the first scoring three runs on three hits and holding off the Wreckers for a 4-0 victory.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Northern Lehigh managed to land three players on the Colonial League Baseball Coaches All-Star team, while Northwestern had one player lauded.

Kyle Schomp, Trevor Yashur and Joel Seyler all notched honors for the Bulldogs.

Peyton Bachman of Northwestern also made second team.

FIRST TEAM

Friday, May 25, 2012
DON HERB/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Katie Forte (12) heads the ball away from Northwestern's Sara Jones (15). The Bears' Gabby Lucchese (23) is in the background.

WHITEHALL It sometimes takes a little time to get adjusted to the play of the game for a young team.

Sabrina Mertz feels that's what sometimes happens with the Northwestern soccer team. Mertz scored the second of four unanswered Tiger goals as they rolled to a 4-1 victory over Pleasant Valley in the District 11 consolation game at Whitehall High School Thursday.

The victory earns Northwestern (20-2) its second straight trip to the state tournament.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The 27th annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic benefitting the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday, June 2 at Fegely Stadium in Limeport. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 3.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's hard to imagine that four weeks into the 2012 season at Mahoning Valley Speedway and multi-time Modified track champion John Bennett of Lehighton is nowhere near the top five in points, a place he has solidified over the past five years. More to the fact is he's not even in the top ten as his results have been uncharacteristic of his amazing ability of getting around the demanding paved quarter mile.

Saturday night Bennett was back in true form as he shook all the hard luck that had beleaguered him and scored a decisive victory.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Delaware Valley College senior standout Travis Pitts of Tamaqua has qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships and will head to Claremont, California for the three-day meet that begins on Thursday, May 24.

Pitts will appear in his second straight national championship in the 100-meter dash. He earned All-America honors last season as he finished eighth.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24, 2001 Becky Boyer's two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning turns a deficit into a lead and Tamaqua hangs on to gain a 6-5 District 11 Class AA quarterfinal win over Bangor. The Raiders, trailing by three runs, score four times in that sixth frame. Besides Boyer's blast, both Amanda Birosik and Megan Motroni collect singles and score on errors in the inning. Birosik finishes with three hits, while Erika Loving and Justine Hartz each end with two.