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Local Sports

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Jordan Caffrey (1) puts the tag on Lehighton's Brad Niehoff at first base. Niehoff was out on the play.

Pleasant Valley starter Howie Stevens was practically un-hittable for three innings.

It wasn't until the Bears decided to pull him after the third inning that Lehighton started to chip into its nine-run deficit.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16, 1992 Josh Friebolin pitches a two-hitter, striking out five, to lead Northern Lehigh to a 6-2 Centennial League win over rival Northwestern. Scott Reitz delivers a two-run triple in the first inning to help the Bulldogs jump out to an early lead. Damian Olewine adds a hit and scores a pair of runs for the winners, coached by Frank Carazo.

Monday, April 15, 2013
Hard work pays off for NL's Herzog

When Ty Herzog made his first trip to Hershey as a sophomore for the PIAA Championships, he learned a lot.

Last year as as junior, the Northern Lehigh wrestler shrugged off the flu bug for an 8th place finish.

This year, there was no doubt in his mind he was coming home with a medal.

Herzog battled back after a tough loss in Friday night's consis for a 11-6 decision on Saturday over District 12's Boe Bonzo of Freedom earning a fifth place medal.

Monday, April 15, 2013

April 15, 1981 Panther Valley explodes for seven first-inning runs en route to a 12-7 victory over Minersville. Joe Paluck drives in three runs with a single and walk, and also gains the pitching win. Paluck walks three and strikes out nine. Dave King doubles and scores a pair of runs for the Panthers, while Dave Hudicka adds a double and RBI. The winners also receive a pair of runs and RBI from Mike Weston.

Monday, April 15, 2013
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Jon White returns a shot during the Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament. White captured the title at No. 1 singles.

Pleasant Valley's Jon White captured the No. 1 singles title at the Mountain Valley Conference tennis championships, held this past weekend.

The host Bears also finished second in the team scoring.


MVC Tennis Tournament

Pleasant Valley's Jon White earned the No. 1 singles title at the annual Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Schuylkill County's top senior basketball players took to the hardwood one final time Friday night in the 39th Annual Senior Charity Bowl held at the Penn State University Schuykill campus.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13, 1971 Brian Metzger pitches a two-hitter, walking one and striking out eight, to lead Lehighton to a 4-1 Lehigh Valley League win over Palmerton. Metzger also helps his own cause by delivering an RBI single in the fourth inning. Danny Kunkle collects two hits and scores a run for the Indians, while Mark Hoffman contributes a pair of hits and an RBI. The winners, coached by Dallas Heffner, also receive a run-scoring double from Barry Reed.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Four from Palmerton to be inducted

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, April 13, 2013

Cabela's Hamburg location will celebrate the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with a National Wild Turkey Federation's Women In The Outdoors event Saturday, April, 20, under the direction of the Blue Mountain Chapter of the NWTF.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

In The Giver, the 1994 Newberry Medal winning novel, the title character suggests 12-year-old Jonas watch a video of his father, a childcare worker, "releasing" a newborn to "Elsewhere," so Jonas does. Afterwards, he shudders, sobs, and collapses.

He reacts this way when he realizes "release," is a code word for convenience killings designed to keep the Community free of fear and pain. The elderly, anyone who breaks the law three times and even the weaker twin are given the syringe that sends them "Elsewhere" to provide an idyllic, albeit emotionless existence for the others.