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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jack Wathen, Pleasant Valley

Highligh package - Won both the 400-meter (54.06) and 800-meter (2:12.18) races last week versus Pocono Mountain West.

Favorite team - Manchester United

Favorite athlete - David Beckham

Favorite subject - Math

Favorite sports movie - "Prefontaine"

Favorite music artist - Macklemore

Favorite food - Pasta and chicken breast

Future plans - attend Penn State University main campus, join the Air Force ROTC with hopes of becoming a pilot.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lee Kuntz, Palmerton baseball

Highlight package - Has played varsity ball for the Bombers the last three years.

Favorite sports team - Philadelphia Phillies

Favorite athlete - Bryce Harper

Favorite subject in school - Science

Favorite sports movie - "42"

Favorite music artist - Jason Aldean

Favorite food - Tacos

Future plans - To attend a two month basic training with the Army Reserves and then intends to attend college and play the game of baseball.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the first five innings of yesterday's Marian softball contest against perennial powerhouse, Minersville, nothing was going well for the Fillies.

Minersville pitcher, Grace Lescavage was completely dominating Marian's lineup by striking out 11 and allowing no hits in what would eventually become an 8-1 victory for the Lady Miners.

"I told my players to keep competing," said Marian coach Joe DeAngelo. "We gave up runs early and first we had to stop the bleeding."

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.