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Local Sports

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25, 2000 Max Fada tosses a one-hitter as Marian opens its baseball season with an 11-1 victory over Minersville. Fada strikes out two and walks three in his five innings of work. Al Donadi slugs a three-run homer during the Colts' six-run fourth inning to break open a scoreless game. Ryan Wertman collects three hits, one a double, while Tony Radocha adds a double and two RBI. The winners, coached by Jeff Nietz, also receive RBI singles from Tom Teprovich and Erik Wertman.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Joe Ligenza

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 23, 2013
Tegan Durishin of Lehighton returns a shot to C.J. Penunia of East Stroudsburg North during Friday's Mountain Valley Conference tennis match. Durishin rolled to a straight set victory.

Pleasant Valley dropped its softball opener on Friday.

Pleasant Valley - Bethlehem Catholic

Bethlehem Catholic opened the season with a bang, scoring eight runs in the first en route to a 13-6 non-league victory over Pleasant Valley.

Jean Markovic went three-for-three and scored two runs for Bethlehem Catholic (1-0) while Joelle Morey added a two-run home run.

Kelci Jones had a double and knocked in two runs for the Bears (0-1) in the loss.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23, 1995 Panther Valley hires John Bozena as its new head football coach at its monthly school board meeting. Bozena, who played in high school at North Schuylkill and in college at East Stroudsburg University, becomes the fourth new head coach in as many years at PV. The 24-year old is hired on a 5-4 vote. Bozena will be the school's head coach for two seasons, compiling a record of 4-7 in his first year and 1-9 in his second.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Since I have "Spring Cleaning" scribbled onto my list of things to do around the house next week, it makes sense to do the same with my "Fitness Master" folders. What follows are updates or snippets of new information on topics covered in the last year or so.

Omega-3 fatty acids increases kids' IQ

While diets high in omega-3's have always been linked to better health, the research devoted to the benefits of taking it as a supplement has not always panned out.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

After an up-and-down winter that featured cold, snowy weather, as well as some balmier days, it is a good bet that trout anglers are itching to get out on the water and wet a line.

Well, now that spring is here, the long winter's wait is officially over as the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Southeast Region opener of the trout season is Saturday, March 30, beginning at 8 a.m. Statewide, the trout season opens Saturday, April 13.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Making the decision for your school to join a league is a rather important matter.

But for Pleasant Valley and Lehighton, taking their time to make that decision isn't an option.

On Wednesday, the Bears and Indians both received letters from representatives of the Colonial League to join their organization.

The two schools, however, only have until Tuesday, April 9 to give an answer.

While that leaves them with less than three weeks to make their call, Pleasant Valley superintendant Dr. Doug Arnold feels it can be done.

Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22, 1974 Bob Walck, Rich Hunsicker and Ron Sherry each register two firsts while Kevin Koch sets a new Lehighton field record in the Indians' 80-38 track win over Dieruff. Walck sprints to victory in the 100 and 220 while Hunsicker betters the field in the 880 and mile. Sherry takes both the shot put and discus. Koch finishes the two-mile in 10:17 to establish a new mark. Other firsts by Lehighton, coached by Kenny Reid, come from Kim Berger (440), Jay Seigendall (high jump) and Gary Serfass (pole vault).

Friday, March 22, 2013
Area coaches return to alma mater

You always hear professional athletes talk about how they love to give back to the communities they grew up in. Many times they do things for charity to help the poverty stricken areas they might have grown up in or close to. There's not many times where a professional athlete gives back to their hometown without the general public reading or hearing about it.

Well, there are a few stories out there that the general public may not have heard. That's because these individuals that have given back aren't professional athletes and they're not famous.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Moravian Academy shut out Jim Thorpe by a 5-0 score in high school tennis action on Thursday.

The doubles team of Shane Bleicher-Otto and Dalton Becker won the only game in the match for the Olympians

Moravian Ac. 5, Jim Thorpe 0


Zach Schlaff (MA) def. Corey Ligenza 6-0, 6-0; Madbau Saker (MA) def. Kyle Lawrence 6-0, 6-0; Andrw Ma (MA) def. Kyle Bacher 6-0, 6-0.


Jack Reyley and Adam Kramer (MA) def. Shane Bleicher-Otto an and Dalton Becker 6-0, 6-1; Evan Burke and Jackson Dereji (MA) def. Brandon Huffman and Dave Castro 6-0, 6-0.