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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Tamaqua Blue Waves captured the Anthracite Swim League Championship on Saturday at Pottsville Natatorium.

The Blue Waves racked up victories in 30 of the 72 events to compile 1,600 points and breeze to the team title in the eight-team event. Mahanoy Area was a distant second with 705 points.

Leading the way for Tamaqua were Thomas Fegley and Claire Frank, who won three events apiece. Fegley captured the boys 8-and-under 100 IM, 25 butterfly and 25 breaststroke. Frank competed in the girls 13-14 age group and won the 200 IM, the 200 freestyle and 50 breaststroke.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lehighton High field hockey standout Kenzie Teno will continue her education and field hockey career at Wikes University inWilkes-Barre this fall.

Teno had one goal and nine assists this past season. She finished her career with 10 goals and 25 assists and played a big part in the team's state championship her junior year, along with winning league and district titles this past fall before losing in the state final.

Wilkes competes in NCAA Division III and is a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Division.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Erika Bowman slides safely into second base as East Stroudsburg North's Alexis Kutlu stands by the bag.

Lehighton opened up its baseball season with a win, while Northern Lehigh rolled in its softball opener in local sports action on Monday.




The Indians used an eight-run third inning to pull away from the Roughies for a 12-6 non-league victory to open the season.

Anthony Farole had three hits, including a triple and three RBI for Lehighton. Jacen Nalesnik hit a solo home run in the seventh, A.J. Wenrich went two-for-four with a double and RBI and Tyler Hill had two RBI.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wilkes University freshman softball player Jordan Borger, a graduate of Pleasant Valley and Kunkletown native, has been named Freedom Conference Player of the Week.

Borger collected six hits in seven at-bats in the doubleheader against Delaware Valley on March 21, as the Lady Colonels split with the Aggies. Three of Borger's hits went for extra bases, including a solo home run in the sixth inning of game two, the first of her career.

Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011

The Tamaqua Raider Wrestling Booster Club held its annual banquet on Sunday, March 20 at Capriotti's, Tresckow.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Northwestern's girls soccer team came away with a win and the Tamaqua girls finished on top of the field at the Pirate Invitational this weekend.


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Shane Simpkins struckout 11 batters and led the Crusaders to a 12-3 win over the Olympians in the season opener for both.

Simpkins allowed just one hit, a second-inning single to Sean Green. Green also had one of the other two Jim Thorpe hits, while Brybe Micciche had the other.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 1979 Danny Wehr's run-scoring double in the sixth inning proves to be the eventual game-winner as Panther Valley edges Williams Valley, 7-6. Wehr finishes with two hits for the Panthers, coached by Bob Gelatko. John Staivecki collects a double and triple for the winners while Dave Stanko pitches the first five innings to gain the mound win and relieves in the seventh to also earn the save.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Nancy Scholz/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Kortney Graff (right) of Central Catholic moves in to try and take the ball away from Northwestern's Katie Hughes.

Northwestern opened up the spring season with a soccer win over Central Catholic in scholastic action on Friday.


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Katie Hughes scored the lone goal of the game in the second half to lift the Tigers to a 1-0 win over the Vikettes.

Emily Iobst was credited with the assist for Northwestern (1-0).

The Tigers outshot the Vikettes 11-8 as Northwestern goalie Kelly Boyd made three saves. Leah Faust had six saves for Central (0-1).

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 1947 A big second quarter helps Weatherly take control against Wyoming and eventually gain a 37-32 victory in the PIAA Class B Eastern finals. The Wreckers, coached by Russ Bubeck, trail after the first period but use a 17-6 second frame to gain the advantage. Ron Duser tallies a game-high 13 points to lead the winners while Harold Rhode finishes with seven.