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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ALLENTOWN – With the IronPigs sitting atop the International League North Division standings for the first time in franchise history, the IronPigs squared off in a double-header against the second place Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

In their first test as the 'Big-Pig', Lehigh Valley dropped game one, 5-4, but Brandon Moss's dramatic three-run homer late in game two salvaged a split, keeping the IronPigs in first place.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tigers' Burns has year to remember

Madison Burns didn't swim scholastically in either her freshman or sophomore years at Northwestern High School.

Burns recently revealed that she doesn't know if she is going to participate in any PIAA sponsored meets her senior year.

But if Burns' only assay into high school swimming turns out to be this past season, she definitely made it one to remember.

The Northwestern junior captured a pair of gold medals in Class AA at both the District 11 and State championship meets.

Monday, April 18, 2011
Raiders' Lakitsky was simply perfect

For some wrestlers, success is measured by wins and losses.

For others, it's measured by championships.

For a few grapplers, it's measured by strength and size.

For Tamaqua's Garth Lakitsky, success was measured by the strength of his desire and the size of his dream.

The by-products were an undefeated season (42-0), a State Championship and his second straight TIMES NEWS Wrestler of the Year award.

An imposing physical specimen, Lakitsky didn't just win a State Championship; he dominated the state's Class AA 215-pounders from start to finish.

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 1994 Mike Petrucci, Tom McCarroll and Mike Beilen each hit home runs to help lead Marian to a 13-1 Schuylkill League win over Panther Valley. McCarroll puts the Colts ahead for good with a two-run blast in the home first. Beilen adds a solo shot in the third, while Petrucci's two-run dinger also occurs in the third. Petrucci gains the mound win, allowing just two hits and striking out 11 over five innings. Marian also receives a pair of hits from Damian Gennaro.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Weatherly softball and Lehighton girls soccer teams picked up wins on the local scholastic scene over the weekend.


Weatherly-Moravian Acad.

Weatherly started as a strong as it finished to score a 11-5 non-league win over Moravian Academy.

Kristin Parker led the Wreckers with a triple and a RBI.

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Parker and Dougherty; Sheetz, Amore (6) and Gupta. W - Parker. L - Sheetz.

Palmerton-No. Dame (G.P.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Tamaqua girls' track team was the early favorite heading into Jim Thorpe's invitational track meet on Friday and the Lady Raiders did't disappoint.

Behind another strong showing from junior Kayla Hope, the Raiders ran away with the Jim Thorpe Invitational championship. Hope placed first in all four events she competed in the 200-meter dash, the long jump, the triple jump and the 400-meter relay.

Hope won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, seven and three-quarters inches. She took home the triple jump with a hop, skip and a jump of 34 feet, five and a half inches.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Place him in a straightjacket, medicate him heavily, and admit him for a lengthy hospital stay: That's what I'd do if I were a psychiatrist, the state of Pennsylvania were my patient, and he explained his plan for public education.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 1981 Pleasant Valley scores three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out an 8-6 Centennial League comeback win over Palmerton. Chris Borger's RBI single knocks in Bob Raughley with the tying run while run-scoring hits from Ken Altenbach and Mike Eberhart give the Bears the lead. Harry Fenstermaker, who relieved in the first inning and pitches the rest of the contest, gains the mound win.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Approved at Tuesday's quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commissioner board of game commissioners was a purchase of 172 acres of land in East Penn Township, Carbon County, adjoining State Game Land 217, from Wildlands Conservancy of Emmaus, for a lump sum payment of $137,000. Funds for the payment will be made by third-party commitments for compensation of habitat and recreational losses from previously-approved board actions on oil/gas and mineral recovery leases.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Carbon County Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2011 class at a banquet on Sunday, May 29 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

This will be the 18th class to be inducted by the Carbob County Chapter.

Doors open at 1 p.m.. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 6-12.