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Friday, May 20, 2011

Baer Memorial Swimming Pool in Lehighton is sponsoring an adult volleyball league this summer. The league is for both men and women. Anyone wishing to enter a team or get more information should contact Tom Evans at 570-294-4532.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament to benefit the Cazzie Kosciolek Memorial Scholarship fund will be held at the Ginther Courts in Summit Hill on Saturday, May 28 at 12 noon.

Teams can have up to four players. The cost is $15 per person.

For more information or to register a team call Brian Dolena (570)778-0527 or Shaun Midas at 484-629-0017; or email

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 1953 Two firsts from Morgan help Nesquehoning pulls off a 54-45 track upset of Coaldale. Morgan takes both the high jump (5-3 ) and broad jump (17-10 ) in the Nesquers' first-ever dual meet win. Dale Steventon, son of head coach Bob Steventon, cops the 880 while Bill Sluck captures the mile run and Coome claims the pole vault.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
bob ford/times news Kayla Hope of Tamaqua won the Class AA long jump with a leap of 17-3.

ORWIGSBURG – One down, three to go for Tamaqua's Kayla Hope.

For teammate Amber Carroll, it's three down with one to go.

Hope and Carroll both earned individual gold medals to lead all TIMES NEWS area athletes yesterday afternoon on the first day of the District 11 Track and Field Championships held at Blue Mountain High School.

It was the first career District 11 Class AA gold medal for Hope, who will be trying to add three more golds to her collection when the District Championships resume later this afternoon.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

(at Blue Mountain High School Stadium)


Thursday, May 19, 2011
bob ford/times new Lehighton's Jon Strauss won the AAA javelin with a throw of 191-5.

ORWIGSBURG - Lehighton's Jon Strauss wasn't worried about carrying a bullseye on his back.

The Indian junior entered the javelin competition at the District 11 Class AAA Track and Field Championships as the No. 1 seed.

"I never look at it as people are chasing me," said Strauss, when asked if was there any pressure holding the top seed. "I just want to beat myself every single time and beat my PR. As long as I do that, I will be fine."

Thursday, May 19, 2011
ron gower/times news Dana McAllister of Pleasant Valley, left, and Camille Roberts of Parkland both pursue ball.

It the sport of soccer, especially in the playoffs, one goal can make the difference between losing and living to play another day.

One goal was all Parkland needed to end Pleasant Valley's season on Wednesday, as the Trojans knocked off the Lady Bears 1-0 on a rain-soaked turf. Parkland's Camille Roberts scored with 8:58 remaining in the first half and eventually pushed her team into the second round of the District 11 playoffs. It is the first time since 2008 that the Bears have been eliminated from the playoffs in their very first game.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
mike feifel/times news Cassy Yost of Northwestern (white uniform) goes over Sara Cressman of Emmaus to head the ball.

NEW TRIPOLI – After losing to Southern Lehigh in the first round of the Colonial League playoffs was disappointing to say the least. That fire was a spark to ignite the Lady Tigers as they put it all together to top Emmaus 4-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the District XI tournament.

"We're really excited about this win. We were trying to get back into the groove of things after losing to Southern Lehigh," Northwestern's Katie Hughes said. "We worked really hard and it all started to come together."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19, 1977 Charlie Horner's two-out infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning drives in the winning run and completes Slatington's 4-3 comeback victory over Palmerton. The Bulldogs trail 3-0 entering the final frame but Dennis Mankos starts the rally with a single. John Roberts, who goes 3-for-3 in the contest, follows with an RBI triple and scores on Jeff Wertman's ground out. After Tom Evans reaches base, Ron Breiner's triple ties the game. Horner then delivers his game-winning hit.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 1960 Dave Lewis tosses a four-hitter to help lead Marian to an 8-2 Anthracite Catholic League win over Shenandoah Catholic. Lewis allows two walks and strikes out 10 batters. Francis Hager collects three hits and scores two runs for the Colts, coached by Hugh "Wink" Gallagher. The winners also receive two hits and a run scored from both Hank Epler and Jack Gillespie while Leo Lenick and Joe Novack each add a hit and two RBI.