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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SPORT - Softball

PLAYER - Rachel Sisco

SCHOOL - Pleasant Valley

Highlight package - Has been a key contributor to the Bears' current undefeated run through the Mountain Valley Conference, in which they currently stand 10-0. The Bears' third baseman has scored 22 runs, 26 hits and 26 RBIs on the season. She has 10 doubles and three homeruns to add to an impressive .426 batting average (26-for-61).

Favorite sports team - Atlanta Braves

Favorite athlete - Chipper Jones

Favorite subjects in school - Anatomy

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Palmerton's Brad Ehret clears the bar at 6-1 in the high jump at the Colonial League meet Ehret took a silver medal as Palisades' Collin Blaydon took gold on fewer misses. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

WHITEHALL Kelsey Hay claims she doesn't prefer throwing in wet, soggy conditions.

Her results in those situations, however, prove otherwise.

Competing in rainy weather during the first day of the Colonial League championships, the Palmerton senior earned the area's only gold medal on Tuesday. Hay, who won the shot put, also received a silver in the discus while posting a personal best in the event.

"I would love 80 degrees and sunny," said Hay. "I don't mind sweating. That's when I feel the most loose and ready to throw. But eveyone is throwing in the same conditions.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

RESULTS

BOYS EVENTS

LEGEND: Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Wilson (W), Palisades (Palis), Northern Lehigh (NL), Salisbury (S), Pen Argyl (PA), Southern Lehigh (SL), Saucon Valley (SV), Palmerton (Palm), Notre Dame (ND), Northwestern (NW)

3200 - 1. Wade White (B) 9:50.56; 2. Tyler Stelmack (NW) 9:52.10; 3. Anthony Brinkley (C) 10:10.25; 4. Eric Busher (ND) 10:10.52; 5. Michael Sutherland (SV) 10:15.09; 6. Cody Holder (W) 10:35.18.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

BOYS' TRACK

Levi Haldeman

Lehighton

Highlight Package: Won gold in the discus at the MVC Championships this past Monday with a throw of 149 feet, six inches.

Favorite Team: Miami Heat

Favorite Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat

Favorite Subject: Anatomy

Favorite Sports Movie: Don't Back Down

Favorite Song: "Back in Black" by ACDC

Favorite Food: Pizza

Future Plans: Attend East Stroudsburg University and study Physical Therapy

Memorable Moment: Placing second in the discus at the William Allen Invitational earlier this year.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
ED HEDES/TIMES NEWS Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington (left) chats with head football coach Bill O'Brien prior to meeting alumni and PSU fans as part of the Penn State Coaches Caravan at the Sand Hotel in Bethlehem.

BETHLEHEM - Not far away from the sound of the slot machines, Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien and head women's basketball coach Coquese Washington told the media, alumni and Penn State fans how lucky they are to be part of the Nittany Lions athletic program during the 8th stop on the Coaches Caravan at the Sands Hotel. It is making it's way through part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York in the next two weeks.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9, 1981 The Slatington boys and Palmerton girls both win the team titles at the Centennial League Track & Field championships. The Bulldogs, coached by Marv Miller, win all three relays events and receive a first from Brian Waylan in the high jump. The Lady Bombers are led by Kim Dakan's gold medal in the javelin. Area athletes to earn two first-place finishes include Palmerton's Bill Cyr (boys 1600, 3200) and Lehighton's BJ Lacasse (girls 1600, 3200).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Athlete - Matt Maher

Sport - Baseball

School - Northwestern

Highlight Package: The Tigers first baseman hits right around the .300 mark and had his best performance against Saucon Valley earlier this season where he went 3-4 with three RBIs.

Favorite Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Favorite Athlete: Jason Werth, Washington Nationals

Favorite Subject: Economics

Favorite Sports Movie: "The Blind Side"

Favorite Song: "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen

Favorite Food: Pizza

Future Plans: Attend Lafayette College to major in Engineering.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Ian Sterling unwinds with a pitch against Blue Mountain.

Jim Thorpe and Palmerton both suffered a pair of losses on the diamond Monday.

Blue Mountain-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe kept the contest scoreless for the first four innings, but Blue Mountain's offense came to life late to get a 7-1 Schuylkill League victory.

Dane Ciavarella had two hits and Bryce Micciche added a hit and an RBI for the Olympians.

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Jim Thorpe 000 001 0 - 1 4 3

Snyder, Reynolds (7), and Harting; Sterling, Ciavarella (6), Gavornik (7), and Duvigneaud; W - Snyder L - Sterling.

Pen Argyl-Palmerton

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2000 Jake Tarr rips a three-run homer and Geoff Kelowitz tosses a five-hitter to help lead Jim Thorpe to a 6-3 Schuylkill League Division 3 win over Marian. Kelowitz strikes out eight batters in going the full seven innings. He retires six of the final seven batters to secure the victory. Tarr's blast comes in the second inning to give the Olympians, coached by John Searfoss, the lead for good. Tarr also walks an scores another run. The winners also receive two hits and a run scored from Matt Petrucci.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Anthony Ruiz (left) takes the baton from teammate Nick Corrales in the 3200 meter relay. The Bears finished first in the event.

EAST STROUDSBURG - Pleasant Valley's Kelecia Harris spent most of the track season beating up on her opponents in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the triple jump.

Harris' performance at the 2012 Mountain Valley Conference Track and Field championships Monday afternoon at East Stroudsburg South proved to be no different.