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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19, 1990 Palmerton's Kristyn Mizack wins gold in both the Class AA long and triple jumps at the annual District 11 track and field championships. Mizack is one of eight TIMES NEWS area athletes to win gold but is the only one to be a double winner. Lehighton's Heather Moyer earns first in the Class AAA javelin, while Megan Shaughnessy of Northwestern breaks the tape in the AA 1600.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jim Thorpe's baseball team ended the season with a win, defeating North Schuylkill in action Monday.

In the only other game, Thorpe's softball team was no-hit by the Spartans.

BASEBALL

Jim Thorpe-

No. Schuylkill

Jim Thorpe finished off a dissapointing season on a positive note, gaining a 5-2 victory over North Schuylkill in its finale.

Dan Russo knocked in three runs for the Olympians, who ended the year with a 4-16 overall record and a 2-12 mark in Schuylkill League Division I action.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

(top three seeds; other TN area qualifiers)

Girls AA

100 - 1. Alyssa Lombardo (SaVy) 12.03, 2. Abby Frey (LHS) 12.44, 3. Arielle Brown (Cat) 12.7; 5. JaAshia Page (JT), 6. Ashley Nicola (JT), 7. Devin Porambo (Mar), 9. Amelia Herman (JT), 12. Erika Krawchuk (NL), 16. Jessica Pereira (Palm), 21. Taylor Gerber (Tam), 22. Casey Rinfret (Palm), 24. Alexandra Wagner (Tam).

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18, 1974 Pete Rosinola tosses a three-hit shutout to lead Tamaqua to a 4-0 victory over rival Panther Valley. The Raiders, coached by Frank Zlock, break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning by plating all four of their runs. Scott Davis and Denny Yelito both deliver two-run singles during the frame. The winners also receive a hit and run scored from both Whitey Williams and Bruce Behr.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
bob ford/times news filephoto Lehighton's Vanessa Rimbey will be the top seed in three individual events at the District 11 Class AA Track and Field Championships.

Vanessa Rimbey had a golden performance at last year's District 11 Track and Field Championships, and the Lehighton senior is positioned for a repeat.

The District meet is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at Allentown's J. Birney Crum Stadium, with competition set to begin at 3 p.m. each day.

At stake, in addition to District bragging rights, are berths to the PIAA State Championships, to be held once again at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium over Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TIMES NEWS Area Track and Field Bests

(through May 17)

BOYS

EVENT NAME AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DATE

100 M Trevor German, Northwestern 10.8 4/15

200 M Tim East, Northwestern 22.5 5/4

400 M Cody Matlock, Pleasant Valley 51.2 4/20

800 M Kevin Seemiller, Palmerton 2:04.91* 5/13

1,600 M Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh 4:32.99* 5/13

3,200 M Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh 9:54.60* 4/30

110 HH Jalen Blot, Pleasant Valley 15.2

300 IH Tim East, Northwestern 39.10* 5/13

4x100 Jim Thorpe 43.7 5/7

4x400 Jim Thorpe 3:30.0 4/30

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The two TIMES NEWS area teams involved in the District 11 soccer playoffs received high seeds on Monday night.

Colonial League champ Northwestern grabbed the top seed in Class AA. In Class AAA, Mountain Valley Conference champion Pleasant Valley was seeded second behind Lehigh Valley Conference titlist Emmaus.

The District 11 tournament will get underway on Wednesday with a pair of qualifying round games in Class AA and three in Class AAA.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Six local TIMES NEWS area athletes were recently selected to the Mountain Valley Conference Soccer All-Star teams.

Pleasant Valley's Victoria Cimino, Kristin Hart and Maggie Patterson all were recognized with First Team selections.

The Bears' Jackie Giuliano and Kayla Dorney, along with Lehighton's Jordyn Homyak, were selected as members of the Second Team.

Angel Horowitz, of ES North, and Carly Gallagher, of ES South, were named co-MVC Outstanding Players for the 2010 season.

Mountain Valley Conference Soccer All-Stars

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17, 1967 Francis Senglar wins four events, including one that sets a new school record, to help Marian register a 96 1/2-48 1/2 track win over Nativity. Senglar records a distance of 20-4 in the long jump to set a new Colt mark. He also takes the high jump, pole vault and triple jump. The winners also gain a pair of firsts from both Tom Bonner (100, 220) and Paul Coombe (half mile, mile).

Monday, May 17, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Brian Hawk (against the ropes) spars with Joel Roberts (center) during a workout at Rat Pack Fighting Systems in Palmerton.

History in the making.

That's what observers will witness when a form of Mixed Martial Arts fighting makes its debut in the Lehigh Valley later this month.

For the first time ever, the World Cagefighting Championships will be held May 28 at the Agri-Plex Agricultural Hall in Allentown.

Doug Yasinsky, chief executive officer of the WCC, said there will be between 10-12 professional and amateur bouts on the card.

"It's going to be a hell of a show," Yasinsky said. "It [MMA] is the fastest growing sport in the world."