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Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2, 1973 George Donchez collects 12 points and pulls down 10 rebounds to help lead Palmerton to a 55-54 victory over Pine Grove in the District 11 Class B playoffs. The Blue Bombers hit 10 free throws during the fourth quarter to hang on for the win. Jan Krawchuk finishes the contest with 10 points while Jim Hay tallies nine points and hauls in 16 rebounds.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will inducted it 2012 class on May 27 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2 p.m. with the induction ceremony to follow.

This year's class includes the follow members:

TAMAQUA - Dave "Whitey" Williams; George Krell; Howard Arner.

JIM THORPE - James Sofranko; Art Guth.

NESQUEHONING - Jack "K.O." Sweeney; George Roscoe; Mike Kurash.

LEHIGHTON - Robert Shaffer; Marvin Barry; Bob Hofford

SUMMIT HILL - Thomas Wehr; Will Derby.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pleasant Valley advanced to the championship game Greater Pocono Junior High Basketball Tournament.

JUNIOR HIGH

BASKETBALL

8TH GRADE

Warren Hills-

Pleasant Valley

Matt Pierce hit a clutch three-pointer with seven seconds left and later added two big free throws to help Pleasant Valley defeat Warren Hills, 32-29, in the semifinals of the Greater Pocono Basketball Tournament.

Brendan Kearns and Austyn Borre added ten and nine points respectively in the win.

The Bears (19-4) will now play Saturday in the championship game.

Friday, March 2, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Kelly Shober lays up a shot from underneath the basket as Notre Dame's Tolu Oladugbewo watches.

STROUDSBURG – With only eight seconds remaining in regulation and perhaps its season, the Marian girls' basketball team found itself down by two points to Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.

Marian head coach Paul Brutto had just called timeout and was drawing up a play in the huddle.

"It was pretty tense," admitted Brutto. "Our season was basically on the line. We executed that out of bounds play to perfection and Danielle (Tristani) was able to finish the shot. It was a great inbound pass.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Bulldogs' Bastardi will play hoops at Misericordia

Northern Lehigh High School senior Christina Bastardi has announced plans to continue her academic and basketball career at College Misericordia

Bastardi has been a four-year member of the Bulldogs varsity, starting since her freshman year at point guard. This past season, Bastardi had career-high offensive numbers in helping Northern Lehigh reach the District 11 Class AA semifinals. She scored 258 points (10.8 ppg.) and led the team in three-pointers with 11. She also shot 65 percent from the free throw line.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Lehigh's Yashur will play at Moravian

Northern Lehigh High School senior Trevor Yashur has announced plans to continue his academic and football careers at Division III Moravian College.

Yashur, the 2011 TIMES NEWS Football Player of the Year, was a four-year member of the Bulldog varsity football team, where he played running back.

This past season, Yashur rushed for 1,311 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead Northern Lehigh to an area-best 10-2 record. He also caught three TD passes.

In addition to playing football for the Bulldogs, Yashur is also a member of the baseball team.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lehighton Area School District is accepting applications for an assistant boys soccer coach and a middle school soccer coach for the 2012 Fall sports season.

Interested applicants should email or send their letter of interest, resume, and Acts 34/114 and 151 clearances to:

Kyle Spotts, Director of Student Services and Facilities Planning, Lehighton Area School District, 1 Indian Lane. Lehighton, PA 18235 or Kspotts@lehighton.org.

For more information contact Spotts at 610-377-6180 (ext. 2415)

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 16.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Girls from the newly created "Development Years" Soccer Program, a skills training program of the Lehighton Area Soccer Club, competed in the U8 Girls Division of the President's Day 3v3 Tournament held in Allentown. In their first tournament playing together as a team, the PowerStars went 4-0 and brought home the Gold Medal. Members of the team include, from left, Coach Ed Marchessault, Taylor Bjorkman, Mackenzie Yuhas, Ashley Marchessault, Brianna Moore and team maager Mason Marchessault.

Girls from the newly created "Development Years" Soccer Program, a skills training program of the Lehighton Area Soccer Club, competed in the U8 Girls Division of the President's Day 3v3 Tournament held in Allentown. In their first tournament playing together as a team, the PowerStars went undefeated (4-0) and brought home the Gold Medal. Members of the team included, from left, Coach Ed Marchessault, Taylor Bjorkman, Mackenzie Yuhas, Ashley Marchessault, Brianna Moore and Assistant Coach Mason Marchessault.

Friday, March 2, 2012
linda Rothrock/special to the times news Jim Thorpe's Jeanna McElmoyle dribbles around Kerry Kinek of Allentown Central Catholic.

NORTHAMPTON David vs. Goliath is a well known biblical tale that sees a simple man defeating a giant by using a slingshot to strike down the almost unbeatable opponent.

Upsets in sports have often been coined as David beating Goliath, but in the case of Jim Thorpe vs. Allentown Central Catholic on Thursday night there wasn't a storybook ending.

The No. 1 seed Vikettes dominated play, jumping out to a 24-0 lead and breezing to a 45-28 victory in the semifinals of the District 11 Class AAA tournament at Catasauqua High School.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

DISTRICT 11 CLASS AAAA GIRLS CONSOLATION

No. 3 Whitehall (16-9 overall, 9-5 LVC)

vs. No. 1 Pleasant Valley (17-9 overall, 9-3 MVC)

TIPOFF: Friday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. at Nazareth

COACHES: Whitehall - Rick Worman; Pleasant Valley – Nadia Gauronsky

LEADING SCORERS: Whitehall – Kayla Bet (13.6 ppg), Madison Kelly (6.2 ppg), Cara Basile (5.8 ppg); Pleasant Valley - Kelcia Harris (13.3 ppg.), Amber Chieffo (7.7 ppg.), Arden Cisluycis (6.4 ppg.), Keri Dekmar (5.6 ppg.), Jordan Meckes (5.6 ppg.)