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Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26, 1985 Mel Frohnheiser hits a grand slam in the fourth inning to help Northern Lehigh gain an 8-2 Centennial League softball victory over rival Palmerton. Frohnheiser's blast turns a 3-0 Bulldog lead into a seven-run advantage. Frohnheiser also contributes an RBI single in the contest. Gina Turocsy, who adds a triple and run scored, tosses a three-hitter to earn the pitching win. Nolehi, coached by Brian Schell, also receives an RBI hit from Steph Mack and two runs scored from Sherri Owens.

Friday, April 26, 2013
bob ford/times news Lehighton's James Farano slides safely into third base.

Lehighton's defensive fielding and throwing was not for the faint of heart Thursday afternoon.

After failing to score a single run against Mountain Valley Conference foe Stroudsburg earlier in the season, the Indians' offense showed up the second time around to the tune of eight runs and 11 hits. Unfortunately, due to their defensive play it wouldn't be enough.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 25, 2005 Dave Versuk drills a grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning to help Lehighton register an 11-5 win over Panther Valley. Versuk's blast extends a slim one-run lead to a five-run advantage. Eric Kuhns, who finishes the game with two hits, contributes a two-run double during the big frame. The Indians, coached by Kelly Eisenhauer, also receive a solo homer off the bat of Jon Venarchick. Versuk gains the pitching win, allowing six hits while striking out eight.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Palmerton High School graduate Christian Marcin is enjoying an outstanding season for the Penn State Berks baseball team.

Heading into the final week of the regular season, Marcin is among the team leaders in just about every offensive category.

Marcin has started 30 of PSU Berks' 31 games. He is batting .327, has scored 26 runs, knocked in 14, and has a.486 slugging percentage.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
bob ford/times news Marian's Mike Cataldo (left) tags out Tri-Valley's Collin Maurer at second base.

When two evenly matched opponents meet, there's always the potential for late game drama. Wednesday afternoon in Hometown that was exactly the case.

The Tri-Valley Bulldogs used a four-run seventh inning scoring barrage to defeat host Marian 7-3 in an important Schuylkill League Division 2 showdown.

This contest was a back and forth affair from the onset.

The Colts got out to the early 1-0 lead in third after Luke Stawick reached base on an error. Shortstop Mike Cataldo then singled and Stawick scored on a throwing error back to first.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The 2013 NFL Draft is now just hours away, and make no mistake about it, today is a great day to be a football fan. It's even a greater day to be a draftnik! However, this year's draft is a different kind of draft than what we're used to seeing. It may not be a "sexy" draft with elite prospects like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III (last year's two top picks), but it is a draft that promises to offer more drama than we've ever seen because absolutely nobody seems to know what direction these teams are going in.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Anthracite 9-10

Coalkickn' Martial Arts 9,

Perilli's Law 5

Coalkickin' Martial Arts Michael Pascoe: 3 hits, 3 runs; Matt Maholick: single, triple, 3 RBIs; Megan Pascoe: 2 hits, 2 RBIs.

Perilli's Law Josh Faenza: double, RBI, run; Eddie Farber: 2 hits, RBI, run.

Anthracite 9-10

St. Gabe's 8,

Perilli's Law 4

St. Gabe's Matthew Rehrig: 2 hits, 2 runs, winning pitcher with 6 strike outs; Bryan Smith: 2 hits, 2 runs, 3 RBI:

Perilli's Law Eddie Farber: 1 hit, 1 RBI, 2 runs;

Anthracite 11-12

VFW 4,

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Marian runs past Panther Vy.

The Marian boys' and girls' track teams could do little wrong in Wednesday afternoon's Schuylkill League matchup with Panther Valley.

The Colts' won by a decisive 104-34 margin, while the Fillies' ran away with a 110-26 victory.

Ryan Karnish (100, long jump) and Corey Quick (shot put, javelin) paced the Colts' with two event wins apiece.

In all, the boys' took 11 individual event wins and also captured the 400, 1600 and 3200 relays.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


The Rundown: Lehigh Valley snapped a five-game losing streak in Game 2 of last night's doubleheader in Indianapolis.

Game 1: Indians 4, IronPigs 1

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Former NBA basketball player Chris Herren, whose life has been chronicled in ESPN's award-winning documentary "Unguarded" will be speaking tonight at Marian High School.

Admission to this event, which is sponsored by Mauch Chunk Pharmacy and will start at 7 p.m., is free to the public.

Herren starred at Fresno State before being drafted by the NBA's Denver Nuggets. He played for both the Nuggets and the Boston Celtics. Herren, however, struggled with drug addiction and his life spiraled out of control.