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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It was the recommendation of the Lehighton Area School District Athletic Committee and District Solicitor William Schwab not to accept the invitation to join the Colonial League for the 2014-2015 school year. By a five-to-three vote last evening, the school board agreed.

According to Schwab, LASD already has a contract with the Anthracite League for football and the Schuylkill League for other sports for 2014-2015.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spencer Shigo, Palmerton

Highligh package - Is in his second year playing No. 2 singles for the Bombers and third year overall with the program. Currently holds a 11-3 overall mark this season. Played No. 2 doubles as a freshman.

Favorite team - New York Giants

Favorite athlete - LeBron James

Favorite subject - Math

Favorite sports movie - "Glory Road"

Favorite music artist - Two Door Cinema

Favorite food - Pizza

Future plans - Plans to attend Seton Hall University to major in Chemistry.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dalton Becker, Jim Thorpe

Highlight package - Has played varsity tennis under head coach Norb Lienhard the last two years. In first year, he played No. 1 doubles with Shane Bleicher-Otto. And, this year, he started No. 1 doubles with Bleicher-Otto (1-2 record), moved to No. 3 singles (2-0) and currently plays No. 2 singles (2-5) for the Olympians.

Favorite sports team - Philadelphia Flyers

Favorite athlete - Claude Giroux

Favorite subject in school - Biology

Favorite sports movie - "Coach Carter"

Favorite musical artist or group - Dispatch

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 23, 1994 Mike Petrucci turns in a solid pitching performance to help Marian gain a 7-4 Schuylkill League Division III win over Jim Thorpe. Petrucci goes all seven innings, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out 11. The Colts, coached by Jeff Nietz, use a five-run third inning to take control of the game. Mike Bielen contributes two hits, one a double, and knocks in two runs. The winners also receive RBI hits from Mike Bodyl and Jack Pieracini while Tom McCarroll scores a pair of runs.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

LITTLE LEAGUE

Anthracite 9-10

Coalkickn' Martial Arts 9, Perilli's Law 5

Coalkickin' Martial Arts Michael Pascoe: 3 hits, 3 runs; Matt Maholick: single, triple, 3 RBIs; Megan Pascoe: 2 hits, 2 RBIs.

Perilli's Law Josh Faenza: double, RBI, run; Eddie Farber: 2 hits, RBI, run.

Anthracite

Weatherly 9, Anthracite 3

Weatherly Nick Berger: home run; Kevin Osifat: single, double, triple; Stephen Macneal: single, double.

Anthracite Aaron Miller: triple, single, RBI, run.

Monday, April 22, 2013

STATE COLLEGE The Blue squad (defense) defeated the White team (offense) for the second consecutive season at this year's Penn State Blue-White game. The game was held on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in front of 28,000 fans.

Last season head coach Bill O'Brien changed the scoring for the Blue-White game in order to make things a little more interesting and by also awarding the offense for big plays and the defense for things like sacks, defensive touchdowns, and turnovers.

Monday, April 22, 2013

@$:Robert Getz, a 2012 Pleasant Valley graduate and current member of the Widener University football team, recently received his Middle Atlantic Conference championship ring for his team's success this past season.

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22, 1966 Pete Perich wins three events to help lead Palmerton to a 53-42 track and field win over Tamaqua. Perich claims the 100, high jump and broad jump. The Blue Bombers also receive multiple wins from Charlie Ahner, who cops the pole vault and discus. Rich Rex contributes to the victory by winning the shot put.

Monday, April 22, 2013

STATE COLLEGE The Blue squad (defense) defeated the White team (offense) for the second consecutive season at this year's Penn State Blue-White game. The game was held on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in front of 28,000 fans.

Last season head coach Bill O'Brien changed the scoring for the Blue-White game in order to make things a little more interesting and by also awarding the offense for big plays and the defense for things like sacks, defensive touchdowns, and turnovers.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bisons 4, IronPigs 1

The Rundown – Lehigh Valley hitters were controlled by an 18-year vet as Buffalo stymied Lehigh Valley for the third time in three days

Elder-Statesmen – Miguel Batista, 42-years old, has logged in 18-Major League seasons with 11 different teams. Yesterday, he pitched six strong innings for Toronto's top-affiliate, holding the IronPigs to 1-unarned run on just one hit.