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Local Sports

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Panther Valley Middle School's volleyball team, Fusion, won a second tournament. The event was held at Hanover Middle School in Hanover. Fusion defeated another local team in the finals, the Marian Catholic Anthracite Nuggets, in the finals. Members of the Nuggest include, front, Sarah Zabroski; second row l-r, Gianna Steber, Emiline Markovich, Lyddia Malaska, Sadie Trubilla, Jacqui Kokinda; back l-r, Jenna Dubosky, Rachelle Filer, Olivia Dacey, Erika Dubosky, and Olivia Weaver.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

If young women were looking for a place to play local soccer professionally, they've finally found a permanent home.

FC Lehigh Valley United Lady Sonic will join their male counterparts (FC LVU Sonic) this summer as a professional local club.

Men's team head coach Dave Weitzman conducted an open tryout for prospective players on March 10, evaluating 40 women and 40 men during the first off-season session at finding new talent.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19, 1982 Teresa Wargo breaks a tie game with a pair of free throws and adds another foul shot later to secure Palmerton's 43-40 victory over Scranton Prep in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA state playoffs. With the game knotted at 40-40, Wargo is sent to the line with 1:23 left in regulation and coverts both shots. She adds another one with 43 seconds to play and the Bombers hold on for the win. Wargo finishes the contest with nine points, as do teammates Kristen Cortazzo and Wendy George. Palmerton, coached by Bill Piper, also receives eight points from Kim Dakan.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
IronPigs to don retro-jersey for 10 Sunday home games

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will don a powder blue and burgundy retro mesh jersey during Sunday home games this season, paying homage to the Phillies' tradition-rich teams of the 1970s and 1980s and marking the first significant uniform change since the IronPigs debuted in 2008. The new look replaces the previous Sunday top – a white, sleeveless jersey that was accompanied by a separate brick red athletic T-shirt underneath. The official Sunday Game Cap is unchanged and remains the only two-toned cap in the fleet, with a brick red crown and a furnace blue bill.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Palmerton senior John Snyder will continue his education and football career at Moravian College next fall.

Snyder, who led the Blue Bombers in tackles with 109 (63 solo and 46 asisted), was a 2012 Colonial League two-way All-Star, making first team offensive line and second team defensive line.

He also made 27 tackles for losses, had 11 sacks, recovered two fumbles and returned onefor a touchdown. He also blocked three kicks.

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 2006 Marian's Kristen Shickora wins a gold medal at the state swimming meet while three Panther Valley athletes also place at the annual competition. Shickora earns her title in the 100-yard backstroke and sets a new state record in the process. The sophomore captures her gold by finishing in a time of 55.64. The Panthers' Allysa Vavra takes second in the 100 breaststroke while teammate Amanda Terray ties for second in the 100 back. PV's Sami Vavra earns a ninth place in the 100 breast.

Monday, March 18, 2013

With one week remaining in the regular season, all six playoff spots have been locked up in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league.

All six playoff teams will be in action against each other on Wednesday night at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center, as they battle for playoffs seedings and first-round byes.

Defending league champion Ryan's Oil & Heating currently tops the standings with a 4-1 record.


Batter's Box-Ryan's Oil & Heating

Monday, March 18, 2013

Northern Lehigh graduate Kris Krawchuk concluded an outstanding season for the Wilkes University wrestling team as national runner-up at 157-pounds at the NCAA Championships over the weeked at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Iowa.. Krawchuk fell 3-0 to unseeded Devin Biscaha of Springfield in the final.

Krawchuk finishes his junior year with a 29-4 overall mark after being ranked in the top five nationally throughout the entire 2012-13 campaign for the Colonels.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Palmerton lifters

Palmerton lifters earn gold at competition Palmerton High School recently earned first place in the small school division of the 2013 Pennsylvania State Teenage Powerlifting Championships, held in Emmaus.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Three from Jim Thorpe to be honored

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will inducted it 2013 class on 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.