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Saturday, May 18, 2013
bob ford/times news Pleasant Valley's Jordan Meckes looks the ball into her glove as teammate Katie Lenhart (right) moves in from behind.

SWIFTWATER - For six full innings, Pleasant Valley made all of the right pitches and made most of the correct plays.

It wasn't until the seventh and final inning that things started to go against the Lady Bears and snowballed into a potential disaster.

Fortunately for Pleasant Valley, it was able to see its way out of a full-blown jam and walk away as Mountain Valley Conference champions.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

For many families, the Memorial Day Weekend represents the first group outing of the year into the outdoors with visits to Pennsylvania's State Parks and State Forests. These outings can be a time of bonding with nature, but should not be a time of "adopting" young wildlife that mistakenly are thought to have been abandoned by their parents.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Preliminary approval was given by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners at its recent quarterly meeting to regulatory changes that will enable the agency to implement improvements to the hunter education replacement training certificate process by providing for online fulfillment capabilities.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 18, 1989 Joe Fatzinger collects three hits and knocks in five runs to help lead Northwestern to a 13-1 Centennial League victory over Palmerton. One of Fatzinger's hits is a three-run homer in the second inning. John George gains the pitching win, allowing just four hits in his six innings of work, and also contributes a two-run single at the plate. Jake Hlavac adds two hits, one a double, and scores a pair of runs for the Tigers, coached by Len Smith.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pleasant Valley fell to powerful Whitehall in its regular season finale on Friday.


Pleasant Vy-Whitehall

A big first inning lifted Whitehall to a 9-3 non-conference victory over Pleasant Valley.

Whitehall, the Lehigh Valley Conference champion, scored five times in the first and never looked back.

Polanco, Sinatore and Miller all had a hit and two runs scored for the Zephyrs (20-2).

For Pleasant Valley (13-8), Jordan Caffrey had two hits and scored a run. Ariel Mejia had a hit, a run and an RBI.

Friday, May 17, 2013


At Blue Mountain High School


(Top four finishers + other local finishers; Top two finishers automatically qualify for the PIAA State Meet)


Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 1967 Bill Sakusky turns in a solid pitching performance and contributes two hits at the plate to help Marian gain an 8-1 victory over St. Gabriel's. Sakusky allows just four hits and a run in 6 innings of work. Andy Seroka collects two hits, one a two-run single in the third inning, to give the Colts the lead for good. Andy Snoha adds a pair of hits, one a double, and scores three runs while Flip Flaim chips in with two hits, one a triple. The winners also receive two hits and a run scored from Jim DeAngelo.

Friday, May 17, 2013
B OB FORD/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Jessica Pereira makes the turn en route to a first place finish in the 3A 400 with a time of 58.91.

ORWIGSBURG - Palmerton's Jessica Pereira knew she was coming into the second day of the District 11 Track and Field Championships with a target on her back.

Pereira was, after all, the top seed in the Class AAA 400, the second seed in the 200, the third seed in the 100 and a part of the Palmerton 400 relay team that stood a very good chance of not only medaling, but possibly earning a trip to the PIAA Championships in Shippensburg next week.

Not to mention the fact that she was also a four-time Class AA medalist last season.

Friday, May 17, 2013
NW Boys 400 relay team has it together

ORWIGSBURG - Usually the team that wins the 400 relay gold medal at the District 11 Championships has been running together all season long. They know each others tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses.

However, the Northwestern Tigers 400 boys relay team defied that logic on Thursday afternoon on day two of District 11 competition.

Cam Richardson, Austin Weiss, Cole Miller, and Harry Hall have only been running the 400 relay together since the middle of the season, but their efforts earned them all a AA gold medal with a time of 43.63.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Maria Streisel finishes off her landing in the long jump. Streisel won the Class AA gold in the event.

ORWIGSBURG Tamaqua's Christine and Maria Streisel have enjoyed success at every level and on every stage throughout their high school careers.

After the first day of the District 11 Track and Field Championships at Blue Mountain High School, it doesn't look as though that's going to change anytime soon.

Maria came into the Class AA long jump as the number one seed and certainly didn't disappoint, winning the event with a mark of 17-7 1/2 to easily qualify for states.