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Local Sports

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The incongruity kept me watching.

Sometime in the 1980s, I was channel surfing after a hard Saturday workout when I saw the angst-filled alternative rock band R.E.M. performing a rather solemn song in front of dozens of happy-go-lucky teeny boppers on a dance show that was a bad imitation of "American Bandstand." Did these kids understand the song was about the foolishness of the Vietnam War?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

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 Carbob County Chapter.

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

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Pleasant Valley's Joe Osinski (left) returns the ball as teammate Vince Voulo waits at the net. The Bears' doubles team dropped a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 decision in the opening round of the District 11 Class AAA doubles tournament on Friday.

ALLENTOWN - It started off as a landmark day for Pleasant Valley's tennis team, but ended with disappointment. The Bears were only one of two schools to have three doubles teams represented at the District 11 AAA doubles tournament, but none of the pairs made it to the second round of action at West End Racquet and Fitness Club.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tamaqua surprised Lehighton in baseball and Northern Lehigh's baseball and softball teams recorded important victories to highlight Friday's scholastic sports action.



The Raiders held off a late Lehighton rally for a 12-10 non-league victory.

Tamaqua scored three in the sixth and two in the seventh to take a 12-7 lead, only to see the Indians come back with three in the bottom of the inning to fall just short.

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6, 1986 Jamie Tracy hits a home run and finishes the day with three RBI to help Palmerton post a 10-1 Centennial League win over Lehighton. Tracy collects a run-scoring double during the Bombers' four-run first inning and adds his solo blast in the fourth. George Schmidt, who scores two runs, allows just two hits and one run in his five innings of work to gain the pitching win. Palmerton, coached by Ted Plessl, also receives a double and run scored from Mike Papay and an RBI hit from Tim Wargo.

Friday, May 6, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS Sonya Josephson of Northern Lehigh prepares to release the javelin.

Pleasant Valley picked up victories in baseball, softball and tennis to highlight Thursday scholastic sports card. Lehighton also enjoyed success, picking up wins in baseball and soccer.


Salisbury-Palmerton-Northern Lehigh

Palmerton went 2-0 in its Colonial League track meet with Salisbury, while Northern Lehigh finished 1-1.

The Lady Bombers had three multiple event winners. Casey Rinfret won the 100-meter dash and the long jump; Kristen Romano placed first both of the hurdles events; and Kelsey Hay posted victories in the discus and javelin.

Friday, May 6, 2011
ron gower/times news Marian second baseman Gabby Green puts the tag on Schuylkill Haven's Alicia Miller for the final out of the game in the top of the seventh, preserving the Fillies' 3-2 victory.

Huddled in right field at the conclusion of the game, Marian head coach Joe DeAngelo was overheard telling his Fillies that "players win games, but teams win championships."

Such was the case yesterday afternoon, as Marian claimed the Schuylkill League Division 3 Championship with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Schuylkill Haven.

The win improves Marian to 12-2 overall (8-2 league) and advances the Fillies to the Schuylkilll League playoffs the week of May 16 where they will play either the Division 1 champion or wild card.

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's been a cold, wet spring.

Nobody knows that better than area high school sports teams.

It started with snow storms that prevented teams from getting outside to practice during the pre-season and has continued with almost daily rain storms that have forced postponement after postponement during the regular season.

While all spring sport programs have been affected by the weather, no sport has felt the brunt of Mother Nature's force more than baseball.

Friday, May 6, 2011
Jim Thorpe  doubles players Tom Smyth (left) and Kyle Lawrence both try get to the ball during their District 11 Class AA Tournament match against Salisbury.

ALLENTOWN Five doubles' teams from the TIMES NEWS coverage area entered the District 11 Class AA Tennis Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the West End Racquet and Fitness Club.

Of that group, Jim Thorpe's James Denny and Mitch Franko, Lehighton's Nick Mantz and James Svercheck and Tamaqua's Gonzalo Hernandez Cascante and Evan Stoll all advanced into the second round.

Unfortunately for the area teams, round two wasn't too kind.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
ron gower/times news Eric Herzog of Tamaqua won the 100 high hurdles against Minersville in a time of 15.6

Tamaqua posted a sweep on the track while Pleasant Valley and Northern Lehigh picked up soccer victories in scholastic sports action on Wednesday.



Tamaqua swept Minersville in a Schuylkill League showdown.

The Raiders edged Minersville 78-72 win on the boys' side while the Lady Raiders ran away with a 109-40 victory.