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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Any time that Palmerton and Northern Lehigh meet on a sporting venue, the rivalry is present.

Wednesday night proved to be no different, as the two teams were battling, tempers were flaring, and fans were vocal at the PHS Stadium Field in a Colonial League soccer match. It was the Bombers who grabbed a big advantage early and rolled to a 9-1 win.

Palmerton forward Casey Rinfret overcame some early Senior Night jitters to score four goals and assist on another to lead the Lady Bombers to the win.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Courtney Berger (22) battles for ball against Wilson's Alesha Seifert.

Tamaqua and Northern Lehigh both picked up baseball and softball wins on the local scholastic sports scene on Wednesday.


Pleasant Vy.-ES North

Pleasant Valley exploded for 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-9 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg North.

The Bears (7-3, 5-1) banged out 17 hits, seven of them for extra bases.

Travis Raseley had three hits, two of them doubles, scored four runs and knocked in one while Drew Borger had a pair of hits, one a homer, drove in three and scored twice.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bucknell University junior Meredith Dickson has played in 37 softball games this season, starting in 27 of them.

The former Northwestern stand out, Dickson is batting .202 with eight runs scored and six RBIs. Behind the plate Dickson owns a .945 fielding percentage.

@Breif.Head:Fignar playing well for Kings baseball team

Kings College senior Mike Fignar is enjoying a fine season on the baseball diamond.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 1965 The Panther Valley Jointure wins its first-ever track meet, edging Schuylkill Haven by a 53-50 score. Bill Benyo claims first in both the discus and javelin for the Panthers, coached by Tom Raymer. The winners also receive individual firsts from Rudy Butterworth (880), John Krauchick (shot put) and John Yankovich (pole vault) while the team of Butterworth, Yankovich, Ken Vermillion and John Vanko claims the mile relay.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
nancy scholz/times news Sam McLaughlin of Northwestern (center) clears the hurdle during a meet at Saucon Valley. The Panthers swept Northwestern, winning the boys meet, 86-64, and taking the girls meet, 95-65. No results from the meet were received by the TIMES NEWS.

Marian picked up a sweep while the Palmerton girls picked up a pair of wins to highlight area track action on Tuesday.

Marian-Schuylkill Haven

The Marian track teams cruised past Schuylkill Haven. The Colts posted a 101-40 victory, while the Fillies recorded a 100-30 win.

Gillian Ferko led Marian with four individual firsts (shot put, discus, long jump, high jump). Alex Hutta added wins in the 100 and 200, while Emma Boyle (400, javelin) and Sam O'Donnell (1600, 3200) also notched individual victories.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Corey Ligenza returns a shot during Tuesday's tennis match against Lehighton. Ligenza won his match to help the Olympians post a win.

Pleasant Valley picked up Mountain Valley Conference wins in baseball and softball, while Tamaqua picked up a big softball win on diamond on Tuesday.


PM West-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley's Russell Baldino pitched a four-inning no-hitter, as the Bears posted a 15-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.

Baldino struck out four, while issuing just one walk.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ALLENTOWN - When you give up six runs with two outs and five of them come with two outs and two strikes on the batter, you better have some offense to back it up.

That wasn't the case for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Tuesday night when they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Pawtucket Red Sox at Coca-Cola Park.

All seven runs scored by Pawtucket were earned, four coming off Pigs' starter Eddie Bon ine, two off reliever Michael Schwimer and another off of Jason Grilli.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua shortstop Derek Linkhorst awaits the throw as Jim Thorpe's Christian Gavornick slides safely into second base. Backing up the play is the Blue Raiders' Matt DelBorrello (11)

Heading into Tuesday's Schuylkill League baseball game between Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe, most fans had to figure the perennially tough Blue Raiders would win in a cakewalk.

If Vegas was involved, the odds would be stacked against the host Olympians, who entered with a record of 0-9.

Tamaqua eventually pulled out the win, but it turned out to be a lot closer than most people anticipated.

The Raiders held off a late Jim Thorpe rally to post a 9-8 victory.

One person who never expected anything less than a tough battle from Olympians was Tamaqua coach Jeff Reading.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lehighton graduate and current Bloomsburg University freshman Kyle Hunter was selected as a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Co-Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 18-24.

Hunter threw a complete game three-hitter to help Bloomsburg to a 3-1 win over East Stroudsburg in a makeup game on Monday, April 18. He allowed just one run on the three hits, walked one and struck out six over seven innings.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 1989 Tamaqua rallies from three different deficits to gain a wild 15-14 win over Panther Valley. Ron Rega, who earns the pitching win in relief, goes 4-for-4 at the plate including a two-run triple. Shannon Rega also adds a two-run triple while Ed Eroh contributes two hits and knocks in three runs. The winners also receive two hits from Max Oswald while Mike Sedar drives in a pair of runs. Rega strikes out the side in the seventh to preserve the victory.