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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lehighton graduate and current Bloomsburg University freshman Kyle Hunter was selected as a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Co-Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 18-24.

Hunter threw a complete game three-hitter to help Bloomsburg to a 3-1 win over East Stroudsburg in a makeup game on Monday, April 18. He allowed just one run on the three hits, walked one and struck out six over seven innings.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 1989 Tamaqua rallies from three different deficits to gain a wild 15-14 win over Panther Valley. Ron Rega, who earns the pitching win in relief, goes 4-for-4 at the plate including a two-run triple. Shannon Rega also adds a two-run triple while Ed Eroh contributes two hits and knocks in three runs. The winners also receive two hits from Max Oswald while Mike Sedar drives in a pair of runs. Rega strikes out the side in the seventh to preserve the victory.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Jake Kern jumps high for a late throw as Lehighton's Alex Storm pulls in safely. The Indians wound up beating the Bulldogs 14-4 in the non-league contest.

At a different time and under different circumstances, it could have been the ultimate "statement" game.

The non-league meeting between Northern Lehigh and Lehighton on Monday featured a pair of teams that had just one loss each and had combined to win 13 of their 15 games.

But thanks in large part to spring weather that has at times both frosted and flooded fields, the matchup between the Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference powers was used more to answer questions than make statements.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Northwestern had already played a full game Monday before Catasauqua showed up to take on the Tigers in the second half of Monday's double header.

After dispatching of Saucon Valley early in the day, Northwestern kept its momentum going early in the second game. The Tigers scored four runs in the first inning against Catty en route to a 5-3 win.

"I give them credit," said Catty head coach Steve Bradley. "They played a game before ours and they still came out and hustled and made all the plays. They were into the game in all seven innings. We were flat."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
LINDA ROTHROCK/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern Lehigh's Nicole Metzger slides back in to first as Catasauqua's Amanda Strohl misses the throw.

Tamaqua played a home-and-home twinbill in baseball and softball with North Schuylkill on Monday and came away with a split.

In other action, Marian and Weatherly scored Schuylkill League baseball wins, while Northwestern picked up a Colonial League victory.

In tennis, Lehighton picked up a non-league win over Tamaqua.

BASEBALL

No. Schuylkill-Tamaqua

The Raiders and Spartans each won on their own field.

Tamaqua rode the strong pitching of Michael Streisel as he struckout eight, walked two and scattered four hits in a 3-1 win.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 1959 Terry German slugs a three-run homer to help power Lehighton to a 4-2 Lehigh Valley League win over Emmaus. German's blast, which comes in the first inning, plates Bob Boyer and Andy Semmel to provide run support for Don Stout. Boyer and Jerry German both end with two hits and a run scored while Dave Bowman adds a hit and an RBI. Stout goes all seven innings for the mound win, striking out nine while allowing just six hits and two walks.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Former Pleasant Valley standout Jeremy Gigliotti threw a complete game, two-hit shutout to lead East Stroudsburg University to a 1-0 win over Bloomsburg in its series opener on Friday.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ryan's Oil & Heating (formerly Service Electric) claimed its second consecutive Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Winter Basketball League championship with a convincing 63-43 victory over R.R. Frey Services on Wednesday evening at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center. Ryan's Oil & Heating also capped off its second straight undefeated season (10-0) and are a perfect 20-0 over the last two seasons.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Former Northwestern football coach Bob Mitchell will be inducted into the 2011 Lehigh Valley Football Hall of Fame at a banquet on Friday, May 6.

Mitchell, who retired from coaching two years ago, was the Tigers head coach for 28 seasons between 1981 and 2009. He complied a 177-129-1 record, winning District 11 titles in 1995, 1997 and 2002. He was named Colonial League Coach of the Year following each of his district title winning seasons and was the District 11 Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2006. In 2004, Mitchell was inducted into the Pennsylvania Coaches Hall of Fame.

Monday, April 25, 2011

In the Palmerton sports briefs section that ran in Wednesday's edition, it was incorrectly stated that school board Director Stuart Henritzy voted in favor of the extracurricular positions, and that Director Clarence Myers was against the positions.

It should have said that Henritzy was opposed to the hirings, while Myers was in favor of the hirings. The TIMES NEWS apologizes for the error.