Friday, June 23, 2017

Local Sports

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Redeemer eliminates Tamaqua

HANOVER – Holy Redeemer starting pitcher Tony Molitoris found a comfort zone early in Monday’s PIAA Class 3A first round contest against Tamaqua.

And the Royals’ senior hurler never got out of it.

Molitoris needed just 60 pitches to dispatch the Blue Raiders and guide Holy Redeemer to a 5-0 win and a berth in the quarterfinals.

“He was able to throw his pitches for strikes, and that was big,” Tamaqua head coach Jeff Reading said. “He hit spots and was able to mix speeds up … and kept our guys off balance.”

Monday, June 5, 2017

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP—It has been weeks since many of the Carbon County Monarch baseball players suited up. Perhaps that’s the reason for the Monarchs’ struggles on Sunday in the opener of the Lehigh Valley Legion baseball season.

After Carbon left the bases loaded in the top of the first inning, Salisbury scored four runs in the bottom half of the frame and never looked backed. The Falcons tacked on five more in the fourth inning and went on to defeat the Monarchs, 10-2, at Salisbury High School.

Monday, June 5, 2017
PV’s Bard will play football at Misericordia

Pleasant Valley’s Ben Bard will continue his academic and athletic career at Dvision III Misericordia University. Bard will play football at Misericrodia.

Bard was a three-year member of the Bears’ varsity, playing linebacker and tight end. He was Pleasant Valley’s football scholar-athlete, was a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame member, and was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-Star Classic.

In addition to football, Bard was a member of the Pleasant Valley track and field team where he threw the shot put, javelin and discus.

Monday, June 5, 2017
Bears’ Milburn chooses Moravian

Pleasant Valley’s William Milburn will further his academic and athletic careers at Moravian College this fall.

Milburn will major in enviromental science, while also taking part in both the Greyhounds cross country and track and field programs.

William, the son of Bill and Lisa Milburn, ran both cross-country and track all four years at PV.

Milburn was recognized as All-Eastern Pennsylvania Conference in cross country. He also placed 12th at the EPC meet during his senior year, and was a conference and district qualifier all four years.

Monday, June 5, 2017

In making the transition from dirt to asphalt racing, Ron Haring Jr., has come a long way in a short period of time.

The 28-year-old from Alburtis earned his career-first feature win on Saturday evening at Mahoning Valley Speedway which was witnessed by a packed grandstand on Brown-Daub KIA Fan Appreciation Night.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Four Times News area players are part of the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team.

Northwestern is represented by a trio of players, brothers Trevor Schreiner and Tyler Schreiner along with Jacob Haas. Also making the team is Tamaqua’s Casey Rother.

The Lehigh Valley’s first game in the single-elimination tournament will be on June 15 at 12:30 p.m. against Jersey Shore at UYA Showcase Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia.

Monday, June 5, 2017
Bears’ Kelly to play at DeSales

Pleasant Valley’s Noel Kelly will continue her education and athletic career at DeSales University this fall.

Kelly will play volleyball for the Bulldogs.

The PV senior plans to major in medical studies, while looking to continue into a five-year physician assistant program.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Berlinsville dropped a Blue Mountain League game to Martins Creek on Sunday.


Berlinsville’s rally came up a bit short as the Braves dropped a 4-3 decision to the Martins Creek Creekers.

Trailing 4-1 heading to the bottom of the fifth inning, Berlinsville loaded the bases with no outs. Martins Creek pitcher CJ Saveri got two strikeouts, but Northern Lehigh graduate Cody Krupa delivered a two-run single to make it a one-run game.

Monday, June 5, 2017

June 5, 1949 — Steve Sterzen collects three hits, one a home run, and scores three runs to help Nesquehoning cruise to a 15-2 Panther Valley League win over Lehighton. The winners jump out to a lead with a five-run first inning, and put the game away with 10 runs in the eighth frame. Highlighting the big eighth is a grand slam by Sterzen. Bernie Krajcir contributes three hits and a run, while Tom Stianche and Joe Yatsko both finish with two hits and a run. Pete Labosky earns the pitching win, allowing five hits while striking out six.

Friday, June 2, 2017
When you watch a dog show on TV, you probably think that most of the dogs in the “sporting group” have never gotten their paws or coats dirty in the field. Some can do both. If you’re shopping for a puppy, check the pedigree for sire and dam to see if either or both have achieved hunting titles through the American Kennel Club. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The bird dropped into a tangle of multiflora rose. I sent Harry, an English Setter, to retrieve and as he disappeared into the seemingly impenetrable wall of thorns I was thinking two things: This could be an amazing retrieve; and, it could take me several hours to comb the burrs out of his coat.