Monday, March 2, 2015

Local Sports

Saturday, April 2, 2011

While baiting deer is no longer legal on public land in any wildlife management unit, the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commission did approve the continued use of limiting baiting as an effective tool to manage the deer populations on agriculture lands in the southeast corner of the state in WMUs 5C and 5D on approved properties enrolled in the agency's Agriculture Deer Depredation Program, commonly referred to as the "Red Tag" program.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Turkey hunting, especially for spring gobbler, is one of the fastest growing outdoors activities among women and youth hunters. Like the all hunters, women and youth are exposed to the many television programs dealing with turkey hunting, and they are also influenced by attending events such as women's outdoors events and youth field days.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2, 1963 Charlie Perich claims first place in three events to help the Palmerton track team open their season with an 82-13 Lehigh Valley League victory over Whitehall. Perich wins the 100, 220 and broad jump. Billy Heydt adds two firsts for the Bombers, coached by Don Holland, taking the shot put and discus. Other firsts for Palmerton come from Wayne Heintzleman (mile), Bill Carazo (high jump), Charlie Romig (pole vault) and Bobitz (440).

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Despite its best efforts, Mother Nature's trio of rain, sleight and snow couldn't stop some of the area's runners, jumpers and throwers.

Tamaqua held its first annual invitational track meet Friday evening with 12 different teams in attendance. The weather forecast held the event in limbo most of the week, but Tamaqua athletic director Michael Homyak decided to give the go ahead yesterday morning. The conditions were far from good, but Tamaqua's new all-weather track served its purpose in the end.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday's rain and cold temperatures postponed almost the entire scholastic schedule in the TIMES NEWS coverage area.

The only two events played were Mountain Valley Conference soccer matches.


Pleasant Vy.-ES South

Pleasant Valley scored less than a minute into the game and made it stand up for a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.

The Bears wasted little time in jumping on top as Hannah Bernier scored just 50 seconds into the game. Katie Forte assisted on the goal.

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Black, Hellmund, Vermillion selected

The Carbon County Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2011 class at a banquet on Sunday, May 29 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

This will be the 18th class to be inducted by the Carbon County Chapter.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 6-12.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The playoff picture became clear in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's Winter Basketball League.

Ryan's Oil & Heating topped R.R. Frey Services in a battle for the top seed, while Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home scored a huge victory over Cuz-N-Joe's Place to secure a playoff berth.

The Matika's win also knocked out Joe's Place and University Legendz from postseason contention.

Ryan's Oil & Heating-R.R. Frey Services

Friday, April 1, 2011
No Header!

Christina Slack, of Albrightsville, recently placed third overall at a state gymnastic competition and qualified for regionals.

The Jim Thorpe High School freshman has been doing gymnastics since she could walk. Currently, the 15-year old is in Level Nine at the Northeast Gymnastic Academy located in Wilkes-Barre.

The state competition was hosted by Girls' Co-Op at Freedom High School in Bethlehem.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Schuylkill County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will hold its 50th annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m. at Pine View Acres, Mill Creek.

Carl Wittig of Tamaqua, Dominick Richards of Marian and John Owens of Panther Valley will represent TIMES NEWS Area schools at the affair.

Dominick Richards

Richards, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight end and defensive end, was a four-year starter and team captain for the Colts. He earned Lehighton Times News second-team all-star honors.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1, 1982 Mark Bauzon collects two hits, one a double, and knocks in four runs to help Tamaqua gain a 10-5 victory over Panther Valley. Dan Gerber adds two hits and scores three runs while Todd LePage adds a pair of doubles and knocks in three runs. The Raiders, who use a six-run second inning to take the lead for good, ride the five-hit pitching of Wally O'Donnell, who also strikes out six batters.