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Local Sports

Monday, May 14, 2012

@Breif.Head:League playoffs set

for baseball, softball

Seven area teams will be involved in playoffs this week to determine the Mountain Valley Conference, Colonial League and Schuylkill League champs in baseball and softball.

MVC Baseball

Monday, May 14, 2012

Updike wins SEC title

Tamaqua graduate Allison Updike won the Southeastern Conference javelin title on Saturday with a throw of 161-2.

The University of Georgia freshman reached the distance on her third throw to better LSU's Annie Simoneaux (157-11). This year's SEC Outdoor Championships were held in Baton Rouge.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Pyramid Sports Performance Center in Lehighton is partnering with Carbon County SAFE Kids, SAFE Kids USA and Johnson & Johnson to provide parents, coaches, and young athletes with the practical information and tools in order to reduce the many sports-related injuries to America's athletes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14, 1984 Northern Lehigh bats around in the first inning, scoring four times, and then holds off Pleasant Valley for a 5-2 Centennial League win. Keith Oertner contributes an RBI single in the big frame while Larry Meixsell earns a bases-loaded walk for another run. Jeff Hausamann adds a run-scoring single. Todd Evans earns the pitching win, striking out five in 6 innings. Jeff Jones gains the save by retiring the final two batters.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Marian picked up a softball victory on Saturday that not only secured a District 11 postseason berth, but also put the Fillies in a playoff for the Schuylkill League Division III title.



Marian rode the pitching of Bethany Shaud to a 7-0 Schuylkill League win over Shenandoah Valley.

Monday, May 14, 2012

@Breif.Head:Tigers, Bears make

D-11 soccer playoffs

Nineteen teams qualified for the District 11 soccer playoffs that will get underway today with three play-in games. Teams will compete in just one class this season.

Northwestern and Pleasant Valley are the two area teams that qualified for districts. The Tigers earned the No. 4 seed and will host Saucon Valley on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a first round round game. The Bears are the No. 6 seed and will host No. 11 seed Notre Dame of Green Pond on Wednesday at 3 p.m in a first round game.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
ed hedes/times news Rich Conwell has been named the golf pro at Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton.

After its January board re-organization, Blue Ridge Country Club's new regime realized that a couple of very important issues had to be addressed.

The first thing on the list was to improve the overall experience for all of current members. The second thing was to improve the marketability of the club.

It was decided that the club needed a golf professional who would improve the golf experience for all of its members, be the spokesman for BRCC in the community, and guide the recruitment for new members.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Lansford inductees are Gildea, Spisak, Pilconis

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 class on May 27 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 p.m., with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2, with the induction ceremony to follow.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 1954 Bobby Breslin wins three events to help Summit Hill earn a narrow 58-51 track victory over Nesquehoning. Breslin cops the 100, 220 and 440. The winners, coached by Vern Hontz, also receive firsts from Joe Van Horn (broad jump), Stan Michalik (pole vault) and Frank Lisella (shot put). The Nesquers gain individual wins from Tommy Kanouse (880), Bill Sluck (mile), Bill Donald (discus) and Mike Digilio (javelin).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Last year, for the first time ever, spring gobbler hunters in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to try taking a longbeard in the afternoon when the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners approved all-day hunting during the final half of the season.