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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valey's Nicole Kregeloh fields a ground ball before throwing to first for the out in the District 11 Class 4A semifinal against Northampton. The Bears won 1-0 to advance to Thursday's final against Easton.

ALLENTOWN - Steve Caffrey admitted the Pleasant Valley coaching staff originally scheduled the end of the season banquet for this Thursday night.

A few weeks ago, the Bears gave their coaches a hint that they may need to reschedule it for another day.

Thank goodness they did because the Bears will be busy vying for their first-ever district championship.

By picking up a 1-0 victory over Northampton in Tuesday's semi-final, the Bears will return to the District 11 Class AAAA title game for the first time since 2006.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Christine Streisel gets ready to release a javelin throw during Saturday's PIAA Track and Field Championships. Streisel won a gold medal in Class AA.

SHIPPENSBURG - Tamaqua can now claim two 2011 state champions in the sport of track and field.

One day after Kayla Hope brought home a gold medal in the long jump, teammate Christine Streisel followed up with a gold medal-winning performance of her own.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31, 1951 Ben Fisher strikes out 22 batters and allows just two hits to lead Lehighton to a 9-0 Senior Legion win over Slatedale. Fisher, who doesn't allow a walk, strikes out the side in the first, third, eighth and ninth innings. Charlie Stroup collects three hits, one a double, scores twice and knocks in a pair to pace the offense. Lenny Dietz also finishes with three hits and two runs as the winners end the contest with 17 hits. Fisher, Lee Kuntz, Sittler and Glenn Warner each add two hits.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The following are the results for the TIMES NEWS area athletes at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.


200M - Kayla Hope, Tamaqua, 26.16, 5th in semifinal heat, 10th overall, did not advance to finals.

3200M - Amber Carroll, Tamaqua, 11:47.69, 18th overall.

Shot Put - Kelsey Hay, Palmerton, 35-8 1/2, 10th overall; Gwen Remaley, Lehighton, 34-11 1/2, 19th overall.

Javelin - Christine Streisel, Tamaqua, 143-11, 1st overall; Kelsey Hay, Palmerton, 129-10, 5th overall.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

NEW TRIPOLI For some participants attending their first National Wild Turkey Federation Women In The Outdoors event, it is their opportunity to learn the difference between baitcaster and an autoloader.

Others who attend the annual events to so in order to supplement their outdoors knowledge with advance training, focusing on topics that can be as varied as fly fishing for specific species to scent elimination for deer hunting.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ORWIGSBURG Williams Valley scored in just one of 13 innings against Marian pitcher Kayla Knight this season.

But what an inning it was!

The Vikings ripped four extra base hits and scored six times in the second inning to defeat the Fillies, 6-4, in the semifinals of the District 11 Class A softball playoffs Friday night at Blue Mountain High School.

The victory avenges a 1-0 regular season setback to Marian and sends Williams Valley into the District 11 title game against Minersville.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paiste falls in PIAA

Tennis Tournament

Northwestern's Henry Paiste dropped his opening match in the PIAA Class AA State Tennis Tournament on Friday.

Paiste, who was the District 11 champion, fell to Evan Andrews of York Suburban, 6-2, 6-4. Andrews was the District 3 runner-up.

The loss eliminated Paiste from the single-elimination tourney.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28, 1992 Brian "Pip" Rehrig pitches a six-hitter, striking out eight and walking just one, to lead Jim Thorpe to a 6-1 victory over Williams Valley and the District 11 Class AA championship. The Olympians, coached by Mike Lewis, use a five-run sixth inning to gain the win. In the big frame, Joe Butchco delivers a two-run single while Kyle Armbruster adds an RBI hit. Thorpe also receives bases loaded walks to Eric Schrantz and Walt O'Donnell.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP - When a blast from Dylan Bolton soared over the left field fence for a three-run home run with no outs in the seventh inning, Northern Lehigh's baseball team and season had new life.

But it turned out to be too little too late for the Dawgs after allowing 11 runs all with two outs to Salisbury in the District 11 Class AA semfinals.

The game took two days to complete after it was suspended in the top of the fifth with the Falcons leading 9-3.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Again this year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is offering a series of upcoming professional development opportunities as part of the agency's Project WILD program. Classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, informal educators, homeschool leaders and Scout and youth group leaders are welcome to participate in these workshops.