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Monday, May 6, 2013
nancy scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley's Jon White hits a backhand during Saturday's District 11 doubles tennis tournament.

ALLENTOWN - While the expectations may have been different, the results were ultimately the same for Palmerton and Pleasant Valley.

The Palmerton duo of Tyler Snyder and Spencer Shigo entered the quarterfinals of the District 11 Class AA doubles tennis tournament on Saturday with quite a challenge ahead of them, as the tandem geared up to face the tournament's No. 1 seed of Madhav Sekar and Zach Shaff from Moravian Academy. The Bombers' pair gave it all they had, but it just wasn't enough, as they fell in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lehighton and Tamaqua scored wins in baseball over the weekend.


NDGP-Jim Thorpe

Notre Dame scored in every inning, while Jim Thorpe had a tough time in the field, committing 12 errors on the day, as the Crusaders pulled out a 16-6, non-league, five-inning win.

Jyle Buchman and Eric Santiago were 3-for-3 and each scored two runs for Notre Dame.

For the Olympians, Nick Montonoero and Mitch Peters both went 2-for-3 on the day. Each of the other Olympians in the lineup had a single in the losing effort.

Notre Dame 225 61 - 16 14 1

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Chubb Shooting Sports president Allen Chubb inspects the fully automated, underground clay bird launchers at the Olympic training range at Keystone Shooting Park at Martz’s Gap View Preserve in Dalmatia.

DALMATIA – Tomorrow's Olympic clay bird shooting hopefuls are training today right here in central Pennsylvania.

Keystone Shooting Park, built on the grounds of Martz's Gap View Preserve between Shamokin and Sunbury by Allen Chubb, is the most modern facility of its type in the country. Since its May 1, 2011, opening the facility has seen amazing growth in participation from local, national and international shooting athletes.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Pleasant Valley's Jordan Caffrey slides into third base as Lehighton's Brady Niehoff holds up his hands to stop the throw. Caffrey eventually scored the first run for the Bears. MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS

On the first two occasions Pleasant Valley loaded the bases, the Bears' came away empty handed. The third time proved to be the charm.

Having previously filled the bases in both the second and sixth innings, Pleasant Valley was unable to push across any runs in its Mountain Valley Conference game against Lehighton. In fact, the Bears left a total of 13 men on base in the contest.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 4, 1976 Dennis Mankos slugs a pair of home runs to help Slatington, led by first-year head coach Frank Carazo, to a 17-8 Centennial League win over Pocono Mountain. Mankos gives the Bulldogs an early lead when he drills a three-run homer in the first inning. He adds a solo shot two frames later. The winners put the game out of reach in the top of the seventh when they push across nine runs, two of them on a homer by Scott Shoemaker. Andy Holko contributes an RBI double and Mike Turoscy chips in with a run-scoring single.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Jon White gets set to serve during Friday's district 11 3A Doubles competition at West End Racquet Club.

ALLENTOWN - Pleasant Valley's doubles team of Jon White and Jon Walmach is a source of quite an interesting dynamic between the two players. The sophomore White, and the junior, Walmach, differ in their styles of play when it comes to singles play strategy. However, when the two are on the court together, fighting toward the same cause in a doubles match, they combine for a lethal combination that presents danger to any potential opponent.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Lansford inducting three members

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, May 4, 2013

This year's Private Forest Landowners Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. This conference is targeted towards woodland owners of all sizes, from backyard woodlots to conservation-minded landowners to those who view their woodlands as business ventures.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pleasant Valley won its 12th straight game while Northwestern upended rival Northern Lehigh in softball action Friday.


No. Lehigh-Northwestern

Northwestern used a four-run second inning to hand Northern Lehigh a 7-1 loss in Colonial League play.

Nicole Metzger went 4-for-4 to lead the Tigers (6-12; 4-10). Amber Thomas had a home run for the Bulldogs (8-10; 5-9).

Lydia Danner was the winning pitcher, striking out 14. Thomas suffered the loss.

No. Lehigh 010 000 0 - 1 8 6

Northwestern 140 020 x - 7 8 0

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rivalry games throughout the world of sports have always been regarded as the most entertaining to watch.

The baseball match-up on Friday between rivals Northwestern and Northern Lehigh certainly held up to that.

The Bulldogs rallied from a 6-1 deficit in the top of the seventh, scoring four runs, but it wasn't enough as the Tigers held on for the 6-5 Colonial League victory.

Northwestern (12-6, 8-6) got out to a fast start, scoring three runs in the first inning.