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Saturday, May 28, 2011

NEW TRIPOLI For some participants attending their first National Wild Turkey Federation Women In The Outdoors event, it is their opportunity to learn the difference between baitcaster and an autoloader.

Others who attend the annual events to so in order to supplement their outdoors knowledge with advance training, focusing on topics that can be as varied as fly fishing for specific species to scent elimination for deer hunting.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ORWIGSBURG Williams Valley scored in just one of 13 innings against Marian pitcher Kayla Knight this season.

But what an inning it was!

The Vikings ripped four extra base hits and scored six times in the second inning to defeat the Fillies, 6-4, in the semifinals of the District 11 Class A softball playoffs Friday night at Blue Mountain High School.

The victory avenges a 1-0 regular season setback to Marian and sends Williams Valley into the District 11 title game against Minersville.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paiste falls in PIAA

Tennis Tournament

Northwestern's Henry Paiste dropped his opening match in the PIAA Class AA State Tennis Tournament on Friday.

Paiste, who was the District 11 champion, fell to Evan Andrews of York Suburban, 6-2, 6-4. Andrews was the District 3 runner-up.

The loss eliminated Paiste from the single-elimination tourney.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28, 1992 Brian "Pip" Rehrig pitches a six-hitter, striking out eight and walking just one, to lead Jim Thorpe to a 6-1 victory over Williams Valley and the District 11 Class AA championship. The Olympians, coached by Mike Lewis, use a five-run sixth inning to gain the win. In the big frame, Joe Butchco delivers a two-run single while Kyle Armbruster adds an RBI hit. Thorpe also receives bases loaded walks to Eric Schrantz and Walt O'Donnell.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP - When a blast from Dylan Bolton soared over the left field fence for a three-run home run with no outs in the seventh inning, Northern Lehigh's baseball team and season had new life.

But it turned out to be too little too late for the Dawgs after allowing 11 runs all with two outs to Salisbury in the District 11 Class AA semfinals.

The game took two days to complete after it was suspended in the top of the fifth with the Falcons leading 9-3.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Again this year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is offering a series of upcoming professional development opportunities as part of the agency's Project WILD program. Classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, informal educators, homeschool leaders and Scout and youth group leaders are welcome to participate in these workshops.

Saturday, May 28, 2011
bob ford/times news Marian second baseman Dylan Latham fires to first after forcing out a Tri-Valley runner.

PINE GROVE Even with a 5-0 lead, Marian head coach Jeff Nietz wasn't comfortable.

As it turned out, he had every reason to be anxious.

Devin Masser delivered a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Tri-Valley complete a comeback and gain a 7-6 victory in the semifinal round of the District 11 Class A playoffs.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"You're not going to be happy with me," a good friend said near the beginning of a recent training ride. "I cracked. Did I ever crack."

Since that's a cycling term used when you can't keep pace, and we were at the front of a relaxed group of 12 riders, I knew there was more to the story.

"You know I've been doing really well on that diet." I nodded. "Well, one of my meetings last week lasted longer than I expected, and I absolutely was starving coming home, so I stopped for coffee at a convenience store to hold me over."

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Kendra Strohl, 10, caught a nice stringer of trout at the Military Family Fishing Day at Phifer Ice Dam Park.

Children and grandchildren of military veterans had a grand time catching trout on Saturday at the Phifer Ice Dam Park, when the Poho Poco Rod and Gun Club hosted a "Military Family Youth Fishing" day.

The children were invited to fish for free, with approximately 235 trout stocked earlier in the day for catching. Fishing at the park was closed to adult fishing until the event concluded.

Larry Ahner, a club member, said the club has been active stocking fish in other areas of the county, but hadn't held a fishing event for children for years.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ALLENTOWN – You may have heard of how solid the Phillies rotation is. You may have heard that a former IronPig pitcher, Vance Worley, has been stellar in replacing injured fifth starter Joe Blanton.

What you may not of heard is that an outfielder-turned pitcher that was tutored by Nolan Ryan is turning a lot of heads.

Despite not having his best stuff, Brian Gordon pitched six solid innings while giving up just one run to lead the IronPigs to a 10-2 win over the Rochester Red Wings.