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Local Sports

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A breakdown of the classses that local wrestlers will be competing in at the PIAA State Championships.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Northern Lehigh's Aimee Oertner was named the Colonial League girls basketball Most Valuable Player.

Oertner was one of three area players to earn spots on the 2011-12 Colonial League First Team.

Joining her were Sara Jones of Northwestern and Kelsey Hay of Palmerton.

The Bulldogs' Tina Bastardi, the Tigers' Sabrina Mertz, and the Bombers' Jade Farquhar all received honorable mention recognition.

2011-12 Colonial League

Girls' Basketball All-League Team


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6, 1959 Tamaqua rallies in the second half to defeat Allentown, 59-52, and claim the District 11 Class A championship. Billy Yelsh scores a game-high 18 points for the Blue Raiders, who trail by five points at halftime. Bill Storch contributes to the win with 17 points while George Willing adds 10. The winners, coached by Eli Purnell, benefit at the foul line by shooting 25-of-36. Tamaqua's Paul Keich and Dan Boyle both chip in with six points.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Bombers' Cook named Scholar-Athlete

As he sat there listening to the introduction of the player who was about to receive the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter Scholar-Athlete Award Sunday night at the Northampton Community Center, Aaron Cook of Palmerton never thought it would be him.

"He was announcing all of the great names like Dan Persa who have won the award and I was thinking it wasn't going to be me," said Cook. "Most of the guys there didn't think it was going to be them. Looking at all of the other nominees, it was wide open I guess you could say.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Northern Lehigh's Lucas Pierce was recently named to the Colonial League boys' basketball First Team all-star squad.

Pierce, a junior, was the only TIMES NEWS area player to make the First Team.

The Bulldogs' Caleb Johnson and Devin Glose received Second Team honors, while Palmerton's Brett Snyder was an Honorable Mention selection.

Lloyd Irons of Salisbury was named the league's Most Valuable Player.

2011-12 Colonial League

Boys' Basketball All-League Team


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wednesday night marked a wild week in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's winter basketball league.

All three contested games where decided by four points or less, with Ryan's Oil & Heating serving up a one-point victory over Cuz-N-Joe's Place to emerge as the league's lone unbeaten team with two weeks to play in the regular season.

Schick's Cafe Calcutta-R.R. Frey Services

Schick's Cafe Calcutta knocked R.R. Frey Services from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 59-56 upset victory.

Monday, March 5, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Sawyer Allen heads for the wall to win the gold medal in the AA boys 100 breaststroke.

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP –Sawyer Allen got a good look at what it takes to win a district gold on Friday evening.

On Saturday morning, Allen made the most of his opportunity.

The Palmerton junior won the third gold for the school at the District 11 Class 2A championships, taking the 100 breaststroke title on Saturday at Parkland High School.

He joined teammate Karl Peilmeier as Bombers to top the medal podium at the meet. Peilmeier, who won 200 IM gold on Friday, added to his medal haul with the 500 free title on the event's second day.

Monday, March 5, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Marian’s Kelly Shober drives past Lauran Deibert of Tri-Valley during Saturday’s District 11 Class A championship game.

POTTSVILLE – Tri-Valley earned gold...

...but Marian earned respect!

On Saturday night at Martz Hall, the Lady Bulldogs claimed their third straight District 11 Class A Championship with a 60-52 victory over the Fillies.

The win was the third straight for Tri-Valley over Marian this season and marked the third consecutive postseason meeting between the two clubs that the Bulldogs have denied Marian a Schuylkill League and/or District 11 Championship.

However, on Saturday night, the Fillies made sure they would not be denied their dignity.

Monday, March 5, 2012

POTTSVILLE The Jim Thorpe girls basketball team no doubt had a rough outing against Allentown Central Catholic in the District 11 AAA semifinal last Thursday night. However, even with the loss Thorpe had a chance to advance to the state tournament with a win over Southern Lehigh in the District 11 AAA consolation game at Martz Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Unfortunately for Jim Thorpe, Southern Lehigh had state playoff aspirations of their own, going on a late fourth quarter run to down the Lady Olympians 56-42 to advance to the PIAA Class AAA tournament.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Championship Finals

106 - Darian Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic, pinned Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs, 3:08

113 - Ryan Diehl, Trinity, pinned Joseph Byers, Boiling Springs, 1:40

120 - Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Brad Farley, Bermudian Springs, 5-3

126 - Arty Walsh, Schuylkill Valley, dec. Ian Brown, Hanover, 3-2

132 - Laike Gardner, Biglerville, dec. Randy Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic, 4-2 TB

138 - Mike Racciato, Pen Argyl, pinned Sharron Townsend, Milton Hershey, 0:26

145 - Ryan Todora, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh, 4-3