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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Lehighton Area School Board hired Lamar Long as head field hockey coach on Monday night. Long replaces Shawn Hindy who resigned from that position on April 1 to take an assistant coaching position at Michigan State University/.

In other sports related business, the school board hired Amber Konek as a track assistant. Beth Kamowski, Lisa Sawyer, and Kara Kamowski were hired as cheerleading advisors.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference have postponed their baseball semifinal playoffs that were scheduled for today.

Both leagues will now play their semifinals on Wednesday with the times and locations remaining in the same.

In games involving area teams, Northern Lehigh will face Southern Lehigh at 7 p.m. in Limeport in the CL semis while Lehighton will be at Pleasant Valley for a 5 p.m. game in the MVC playoffs.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

As the Lehigh Valley IronPigs sealed another series win Monday with their 4-3 win over Norfolk, a rare weekly honor was bestowed on the pitching staff.

Brian Gordon became just the third IronPig to be named the International League Pitcher of the Week for May 9-15.

The right-hander had a 0.36 ERA in 13.2 innings pitched last week including 6.2 shutout innings against Toledo that gave him his first win as a starter for Lehigh Valley.

"He's been very steady," IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg says. "He's got a great demeanor on the mound.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two TIMES NEWS area soccer teams will be among the 20 vying for the District 11 championship.

The tournament is scheduled to begin today with four pigtail games.

Northwestern, from the Colonial League, has earned the sixth seed while Pleasant Valley, from the Mountain Valley Conference, is right behind the Tigers as the No. 7 seed.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

This year, the Lehigh County Fish and Game Protective Association is celebrating the 75th year of its annual Little Lehigh Fishing Derby, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, at the South 12th Street entrance of the Parkway in Allentown.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 14, 1971 John Surma allows just two hits and strikes out eight to gain the pitching win as Panther Valley tops Shenandoah by an 11-3 score. Joe Hedash collects two hits, one a double, and scores two runs for the Panthers while Surma also scores two runs. Tom Porambo doubles and scores a run, while Gary Evans and Tom Klementovic both add a single and run scored.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Years ago, a teacher I didn't know very well entered my classroom after school. He told me because he was overweight and out of shape, he had recently purchased a bicycle and wanted to ask me a few questions about riding.

I remember answering questions about proper tire pressure, which roads to use around Palmerton for bicycling, and, most importantly, just how long and how hard he'd have to ride to see results.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

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 Carbob County Chapter.

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

Saturday, May 14, 2011

For landowners who want to see fewer deer on their property, time is running out for those who qualify to file an application with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to participate in the agency's Deer Management Assistance Program.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

ALLENTOWN – Lehigh Valley returned from a successful road trip last night when they faced the Norfolk Tides. High flying is the only way to describe them.

For a team that had not been over .500 till this season, the team has taken off and played a lot of solid baseball. After last night's 8-2 win, their record now stands at a franchise best 20-15.

If there is one person that not only sees, but feels the difference in the clubhouse and in the ballpark on game night it has to be centerfielder Rich Thompson.