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Local Sports

Saturday, May 12, 2012
ed hedes/times news Rich Conwell has been named the golf pro at Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton.

After its January board re-organization, Blue Ridge Country Club's new regime realized that a couple of very important issues had to be addressed.

The first thing on the list was to improve the overall experience for all of current members. The second thing was to improve the marketability of the club.

It was decided that the club needed a golf professional who would improve the golf experience for all of its members, be the spokesman for BRCC in the community, and guide the recruitment for new members.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Lansford inductees are Gildea, Spisak, Pilconis

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 class on May 27 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 p.m., with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2, with the induction ceremony to follow.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 1954 Bobby Breslin wins three events to help Summit Hill earn a narrow 58-51 track victory over Nesquehoning. Breslin cops the 100, 220 and 440. The winners, coached by Vern Hontz, also receive firsts from Joe Van Horn (broad jump), Stan Michalik (pole vault) and Frank Lisella (shot put). The Nesquers gain individual wins from Tommy Kanouse (880), Bill Sluck (mile), Bill Donald (discus) and Mike Digilio (javelin).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Last year, for the first time ever, spring gobbler hunters in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to try taking a longbeard in the afternoon when the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners approved all-day hunting during the final half of the season.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is looking for individuals interested in a career as a waterways conservation officer. Applications for WCO trainee positions must be sent to the state Civil Service Commission and must be received or postmarked by Saturday, June 23, and all written testing must be completed with the Civil Service Commission by Saturday, July 28.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


A lot has been made of Cole Hamels and his current contract situation with the Philadelphia Phillies.Hamels' current deal will end following the 2012 baseball season and will ultimately set him free onto the open market. While the contract talks have seemed to subside with the grind of the early season, the thought that Hamels could potentially leave Philadelphia is still in the front of everyone's minds.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Late PME goal beats Bears

STROUDSBURG - There wasn't much that Pleasant Valley head girls soccer coach Tim Hinton wanted to change as the Lady Bears faced Pocono Mountain East for the Mountain Valley Conference Championship on Friday night.

Hinton, who guided Pleasant Valley to a perfect record of 13-0 against MVC foes, just wanted to continue the winning tradition and guide the team to their third title in the last four years.

Pocono Mountain East senior Jasmin Lalin had a different outlook.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A piece of America's soccer past is coming to the present forefront next Tuesday when the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will take place at Lehigh's Ulrich Sports Complex.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I've always been a people watcher. But I don't watch to watch. I watch to wonder.

To wonder what's the motivation behind the action.

My wondering was given a great deal of direction in high school when we read the ancient Greek play Oedipus Rex, and my teacher made an observation about the main character, Oedipus. She said that although he's a one-in-a-million man whose fiery temper and quick thinking cause him to become king, he's also emblematic of every man because like every man, Oedipus's greatest strengths are also his greatest weaknesses.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
nancy scholz/times news Sarah Jones of Northwestern (15) goes high to head the ball against Palisades.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP Palisades senior forward Elisabeth Berdini used to fear penalty kicks. Her opinion surely has changed after Friday night's game-winner in the Colonial League title game.

Berdini got fouled inside the box with 3:15 left in the first half and converted the penalty kick. Despite Northwestern's best efforts, the goal stood up for a 1-0 win and the league title.