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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Sophia Everett slides into home before Jim Thorpe catcher Bryanna Kehrli can apply a tag.

The Lehighton softball field could've been mistaken for the Chicago Cubs famous Wrigley Field Monday afternoon. It's not because the Indians' field staff planted ivy by the outfield fence, but that the constant wind gusts made West Lehighton seem like downtown Chicago.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Northwestern pulled out narrow victories over Tamaqua in both baseball and softball action on Monday.



Nick Rodriguez delivered what turned out to be the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Northwestern to a 6-5 non-league victory over visiting Tamaqua.

Rodriguez sparked the Tigers' attack with two singles, a double, a stolen base and an RBI. Richard Perry (single, double, two runs scored) and Collin Breidinger (single, double, run scored, RBI) contributed to the Northwestern win.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

ALLENTOWN - Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage has been around the game of baseball long enough to realize how special Opening Day is. So when he makes his debut as the third manager of the franchise at Coca-Cola Park on Thursday night against the Syracuse Chiefs, he'll be ready to try and resume the success that Ryne Sandberg had at his two years at the helm. Sandberg was promoted to third base coach of the major league Phillies in the off-season.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1, 1977 Joe Kavusak knocks in six runs to help lead Palmerton to a 9-6 Centennial League win over East Stroudsburg. Kavusak belts a grand slam in the first inning and later rips a two-run double. The Blue Bombers, coached by Ted Plessl, also receive a solo homer off the bat of Rich Steigerwalt while Kerry Solt contributes a two-run single. Rod Strohl picks up the pitching win, with Bob Kolnik providing key relief help in the seventh frame.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Pleasant Valley's Devon Howard goes up for two as he plays for the Mountain Valley Conference All-Stars in the VIA Basketball Classic against the Lehigh Valley Conference All-Stars on Saturday at Northampton Area Community College. NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - Spring sports have began in the TIMES NEWS area, but there was still a little basketball to be played this past weekend at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem Township.

All stars from the Lehigh Valley Conference East faced off with all stars from the Mountain Valley Conference on "Super Saturday" at the Via All Star Basketball Classic.

The day also featured two games between the Lehigh Valley West and the Colonial League all stars squads in the early afternoon along with a Special Olympics Shootout.

Monday, April 1, 2013
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Caleb Johnson goes up for a shot as the Colonial league boys took on the LVC All-Stars inthe annual VIA Classic on Saturday.

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference against the Colonial League during the opening games of the four-game card.

Monday, April 1, 2013

One way or another, the start of practice this coming August has changed dramatically for every PIAA football program in the state.

The PIAA Board of Directors passed a heat acclimatization program, effective this upcoming season, at its March meeting. The new rule requires coaches to submit a heat acclimatization and hydration program to their principals and will also force football coaches to determine when their players will begin contact drills.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

With today being the opening of trout season in the 18-county Southeast Region of Pennsylvania, area anglers have an opportunity to recapture the excitement again next Saturday with the opening of this year's extended and expanded Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce Trout Tournament.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Three from Lehighton to be inducted

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will inducted it 2013 class on 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, March 30, 2013

The Panther Valley Breaker Boys opened their season against the defending champion Harrisburg Sharks in Harrisburg and dropped a 33-20 decision.

The underdog Breaker Boys, who had a busy off-season picking up talented rookies Jay Torres at running back, Damian Lewis at slot receiver and adding Brock Mitchell to their two headed quarterback threat, fell behind early before the new players began to make their mark.

The Sharks got two touchdowns from running back Yanic Corbin to build a 19-0 lead.