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Monday, May 7, 2012
Jon White of Pleasant Valley prepares to hit a backhand shot during the District 11 Class AAA Doubles Tournament on Saturday.

After the first round of the District 11 Class AAA Doubles Tennis Tournament, the Pleasant Valley duo of Vince Voulo and Jon White said that their goal was to at least reach the semifinal round, so that they will guarantee themselves a chance to medal.

That goal was accomplished Saturday at the West End Racquetball Club in Allentown. Voulo and White defeated No. 4 seed Rowan Hobson and Ryan Jaeger of Emmaus in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.

Friday, May 4, 2012

BY SHAWN MCFARLAND

Over the last couple of years, concussions have been pushed to the front of the sports world. Concussion awareness has risen dramatically mainly due to the rapid growth of head injuries in football and hockey. Whereas years ago players would be able to talk themselves back into the game just minutes after taking a serious blow, now a plethora of tests must be done by a team's training staff before the player can even think about going back out and competing.

Friday, May 4, 2012
Nancy Scholz/times news Pleasant Valley's Vince Voulo reaches to return a shot during the District 11 Class AAA Doubles Tennis Tournament on Thursday. Voulo and teammate Jon White won a pair of matches to advance to the quarterfinals.

ALLENTOWN - Vince Voulo and Jon White walked off the court after their second round win a bit tired. The second round match between the Bears' pair and Nazareth's Mario Carranza and Jack Portnoy, went into what in other sports is known as "overtime" or in district tennis play as "a super tie-breaker."

Friday, May 4, 2012

Palmerton softball coach Glen Reimer talked to his team about last year's loss to Northwestern prior to Thursday's game.

Bomber pitcher Martina Herring was thinking about a lot longer time frame than just last season.

For the first time in her career, Herring was able to run off the mound in New Tripoli and celebrate a victory with her Bomber teammates.

Thanks in large part to Herring's contributions, Palmerton was able to pick up a 3-1 Colonial League win over Northwestern.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Rich Thompson was in a slump.

The only player that has been on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster all five seasons had gone 0-for-11 with five strikeouts before he entered Wednesday's contest against Charlotte when Domonic Brown tweaked his hamstring in his second at-bat.

The Pigs' all-time leading hitter answered the bell going 2-for-2 with three RBIs, including a game-tying two-out two-run single in the eighth.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Penn State Berks baseball team exploded out of the gate in the must-win seventh game to capture its second straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) West Division Championship on Sunday afternoon. The Nittany Lions beat Gallaudet University, 13-5, in the deciding game.

The Nittany Lions collected a season-best 20 hits, including three from Palmerton High School graduate Christian Marcin

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4, 1953 Denny Roth goes the distance on the mound to lead Lehighton to a 6-4 Lehigh Valley League win over Catasauqua. Roth allows seven hits and walks four while striking out six batters. At the plate he contributes a hit and run scored. The Indians receive two hits and a pair of runs scored from Danny Frank while Jerry Semmel chips in with two hits and a run.

Friday, May 4, 2012
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Jack Wathen receives the baton from Lawrence Robinson for the final leg of the 3200 meter relay. The Bears won the event with a time of 8:57.36.

Stroudsburg topped Pleasant Valley on both the girls and the boys' side in its final Mountain Valley Conference track meet Thursday afternoon.

With the victories, both Mounties' squads capture the team regular season titles. Both the girls and the boys' teams finish undefeated throughout conference play on the year.

Friday, May 4, 2012
BOB FORD/times news Pleasant Valley's Nicole Kregeloh puts down her glove to tag out Pocono Moutain West's Ali Davenport at second base.

Pleasant Valley picked up wins in both baseball and softball action on Thursday.

BASEBALL

Palmerton-Northwesten

Northwestern posted a 6-3 Colonial League win over Palmerton.

The Tigers' Tyler Bartholomew had a nice day at the plate getting three hits and knocking in two runs. Austin Kelly added two hits and scored a run.

The Bombers' Cody Peters had two hits, including a double, and a run scored.

Northwestern improves to 12-6 overall and 8-6 in the league. Palmerton drops to 5-13 overall and 4-10 in the league.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Brooke Wagner's overtime goal lifted Northern Lehigh to a soccer victory over Catasauqua.

GIRLS SOCCER

Catasauqua-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh picked up a 2-1 Colonial League victory over Catasaqua on a Brooke Wagner free kick with 14 minutes remaining in overtime.

Rachel Wagner also scored for the Bulldogs with the assist coming from Brooke Wagner.

With the the win, Northern Lehigh improves to 3-12-1 overall and 2-10 in the league.

Palmerton-Pen Argyl