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Thursday, April 25, 2013

IRONPIGS BOX

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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two-time defending district tennis champion Henry Paiste has earned the No. 1 seed in this year's tournament, scheduled to start Thursday.

Paiste, who lives in the Northwestern school district, is one of 10 TIMES NEWS area players who will be participating in districts.

Joining Paiste in Class AA are six unseeded players. They include Palmerton's Tyler Snyder, Spencer Shigo and Kevin Dayton, along with Jim Thorpe's Kyle Bacher, Dalton Becker and Lou Squillace.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

The 209 Fusion volleyball team of Panther Valley won an age 12 and under volleyball tournament at Kutztown University. The local squad defeated Totally Xtreme for the championship. Team members include, front l-r, Sarah Zabroski, Olivia Weaver; middle row l-r, Lyddia Malaska, Jenna Dubosky; back l-r, Emilee Kwaak, Olivia Dacey, Emiline Markovich, and Rachelle Filer.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Palmerton girls' basketball team will welcome back a familiar face to the sidelines, while the boys' basketball team's coaching situation remains in limbo.

By a unanimous vote, the school board agreed on Tuesday to approve Rodney Strohl as girls' coach, effective for the 2013-14 school year, with salary pending the negotiated contract.

Prior to that decision, the board agreed to accept the resignation of former coach Donald Delich, effective March 19, 2013.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Steven Maas clears the 110 high hurdles in 16.16 for a first place finish in Tuesday's meet against Lehighton.

There wasn't too much drama at Pleasant Valley and Lehighton's Mountain Valley Conference track meet Tuesday afternoon.

The two teams split on the day, with each school possessing a team that won in a decisive manner. The Lehighton girls' won by a score of 95-55, while the Pleasant Valley boys ran away with a 119-31 victory.

Sage Terembula led the Lady Indians' to the win, as she won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes along with the long jump. Terembula posted times of 12.75 and 26.93 seconds in the 100 and 200 respectively.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Jessica Pereira runs to a first place finish in the 100-meter dash during Tuesday's meet at Northern Lehigh. Pereira was clocked at 12.7.

With only a week left in the regular season, the Palmerton boys' and girls' track teams are showing no signs of slowing down.

The Bombers' picked up a sweep over Colonial League foe Northern Lehigh, with the boys claiming a 95-55 victory and the girls cruising to a 111-39 win.

The Palmerton boys' won nine individual events and were paced by John Snyder (shot put, discus) and Austin Shupp (110H, 300H). The Bombers' (7-2, 3-2) also won the 400 and 3200 relays.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Palmerton Area School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the following extracurricular position, pending contract negotiations, for the 2013-14 school year:

- Justin Arifaj, assistant football coach, pending contract negotiations.

By an 8-0 vote, with an abstention from Director Barry Scherer, the board approved the following extracurricular position, pending contract negotiations, for the 2013-14 school year.

- Fred Lesher, volunteer football coach

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24, 1978 Mike Bubak stars on the mound while Joe Seigenfuse comes up big at the plate in Tamaqua's 10-1 victory over Mahanoy Area. Bubak goes the distance, allowing just two hits while striking out 10. Seigenfuse collects three hits, one a triple, and knocks in four runs. The Blue Raiders, coached by Frank Zlock, also receive two hits and two RBIs from both Greg Rottet and Dave Valentine. Ken Frantz adds two hits and knocks in a run.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
bob ford/times news Harold Moll (left) of Tamaqua rounds second base during Monday's game against Panther Valley. The Panthers' Patrick Owens (1) covers the base.

After breaking a 17-inning scoreless streak this past Friday in a 2-1 win against Blue Mountain, the Tamaqua Blue Raiders left no doubt that they have rediscovered their offense.

Tamaqua jumped on Panther Valley early, with six runs in the first, en route to a 10-0 Schuylkill League Division I win.

The Blue Raiders (9-3, 5-1) batted around in the opening frame, an inning that was highlighted by Matt Roberts' three-run blast to right centerfield.