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Friday, May 11, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Dylan Latham takes a late throw at second base as Weatherly's Christian Hinkle slides in safely.

Marian qualified for the District 11 baseball playoffs with a victory over Weatherly on Thursday.

BASEBALL

Weatherly-Marian

Marian qualified for the district playoffs with a 7-5 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Weatherly.

Dylan Latham and Nick Kweder hit back-to-back singles to start a fifth-inning rally. Frank Nietz recorded an RBI single to score Latham, while Zach Motil delivered a two-run triple to score Nietz and Mike Cataldo and put the Colts up by a run. Motil's courtesy runner, Kyle Rodgers provided an insurance run on a double steal.

Friday, May 11, 2012
Lehighton inductees are Shaffer, Hofford, Barry

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 class on Sunday, 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 p.m. with the induction ceremony to follow.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11, 1941 Clyde Werkeiser goes the distance on the mound in leading Mauch Chunk to an 8-3 Black Diamond League win over Summit Hill. Werkheiser allows seven hits and strikes out nine batters. At the plate he adds a hit and run scored. Horwath collects three hits, including a two-run double, while Jack Esrang contributes a pair of hits and a run scored. The winners, coached by "Bud" Seitz, also receive two hits from "Bum" Stianchi.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Palmerton's Monty Szukics (left) wins the race to the finish line in the 100 meter dash. Pen Argyl's Anthony Gentile (right) placed sixth.

WHITEHALL A lot of talent and a little motivation can be a powerful combination.

Palmerton's track team's used that mixture to produce one of the school's best league meets in decades.

Motivated by finishing second by three-tenths of a point last year, the Blue Bomber girls won the Colonial League Championship meet by 25 points over Southern Lehigh Wednesday at Whitehall High School.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lehighton picked up baseball and softball victories on Wednesday.

BASEBALL

Lehighton-PM West

Lehighton closed out regular season play with a 4-3 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.

The Indians (14-6, 7-5) were led offensively by Joe Oriel, who had two hits and two RBIs. Anthony Farole also had two hits.

Josh Kern went the distance on the mound for Lehighton. He struck out three and scattered nine hits.

Lehighton 010 120 0 - 4 7 2

PM West 000 120 0 - 3 9 4

Kern and Nalesnik; Robson and Scott. W-Kern. L-Robson.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sara Jones of Northwestern (15) holds off a Notre Dame defender as she dribbles the ball up the field.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP The first time that Northwestern and Notre Dame of Green Pond met on a soccer field this season, the result was a lopsided win for the Tigers.

That fact made it hard to believe the two teams would meet again in the league semifinals at Salisbury High School Wednesday night to determine a spot in the championship game.

This time around, the improved Crusaders put up a much tougher battle before bowing to undefeated Tigers, 3-1.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10, 1960 Tamaqua's track team claims first in every event to post wins over both Lansford and Mahanoy Area. Ernie Comisac (100, 220) and Lafay Hope (880, mile) both take two events while George Barron sets a new school record in the shot put (49-6). Other Raiders to post wins include Al Yarish (440), Ron Gerber (180 low hurdles), Lester Leibensperger (pole vault), Walt Haggerty (broad jump), Lou Stisowain (javelin) and Earl Hinkle (discus).

Thursday, May 10, 2012
PV tops Cavs in semis

It wasn't the best game it has played all season, but the Pleasant Valley girls' soccer team still found a way to get the job done.

As the rain picked up Wednesday night in Brodheadsville, so did the competition on the field. Fourth-seeded East Stroudsburg South, with an overall record below .500, pushed top-seeded Pleasant Valley for the entire 80 minutes of play and nearly staged the second upset of the night.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tamaqua

Round Robin Play-offs

Matches for 5-9-12

East End I at Citizen's

East End II at Pine Street I

Last Week's Results

Citizen's def. Quakake Legion, 4-1

East End I def. Clamtown Tavern, 4-3 (no env.)

East End II def. Tiki, 4-1

Pine Street I def. Golden Spike, 4-1 (no env.)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

BOYS

Team Standings

1. Bangor (B) 81, 2. Palmerton (Palm) 70, 3. Pen Argyl (PA) 70, 4. (tie) Catasauqua (C) and Pen Argyl 67, 6. Notre Dame (ND) 66.5, 7. Southern Lehigh (SL) 60, 8. Northern Lehigh 55.5, 9. Wilson 50.5, 10. Saucon Valley (SV) 42, 11. Salisbury (S) 36.5, 12. Northwestern (NW) 36.

Individual Results

100 - 1. Montz Szukics (Palm) 11.10, 2. Shakur Lester (C) 11.13, 3. Ra'Von Burton (C) 11.40, 4. Josh Wing (B) 11.48, 5. Matt Barnett (SL) 11.50, 6. Anthony Gentile (PA) 11.53.