Monday, May 29, 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The following are the reported scores from today's District 11 baseball playoff games. Check out tomorrow's Times News for coverage of all the action.

Tamaqua 8, Catasauqua 0
Palmerton 10, North Schuylkill 3
Northwestern 4, Saucon Valley 2

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NAZARETH — Between the high school seasons and summer legion schedules, Pleasant Valley and Nazareth have familiarized themselves with each other over the years.

With high-quality programs on both sides, a fair share of wins over each other, and talent up-and-down both teams’ rosters, a rivalry has blossomed.

In the District 11 Class 6A first-round contest on Tuesday, the Bears and Eagles tangled once again.

And on this day, it was Nazareth (13-9) that earned a come-from-behind 6-2 victory to move into the quarterfinals.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) – NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown.

The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance parties.

“I always planned all my celebrations,” said Denver’s Emmanuel Sanders, already known for his flamboyant TD celebrations, including one that drew a fine last season.

“Now I can go a little overboard without getting cussed out by the head coach.”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Palmeton’s Paige Frantz collides with North Schuylkill shortstop Schuyler Ossman on her way to third base. For more photos, check out the photo gallery at BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Pitching is of paramount importance in the game of softball.

If a team can go into each and every game with a solid pitcher in the circle, then their chances of coming away with a win are definitely improved.

Palmerton pitcher Paige Shupp not only gave her team a chance to win on Tuesday in the District 11 3A quarterfinals, she willed the Blue Bombers to a narrow 2-0 victory over North Schuylkill.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tamaqua’s Miranda Chinchar gets ready to record an out at first base as Avery George of Northwestern nears the first-base bag. To see a video from the game, scan the photo with the Prindeo app or see the Times News Facebook page. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Cailyn Joseph didn’t want it to be her final high school softball game.

So when the lone senior on Tamaqua’s roster had a chance to make sure it wasn’t, she wasted no time.

Joseph lined a single up the middle on the first pitch she saw from Northwestern’s Emily Akelaitis in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Courtney Hoffman from third base and give the Raiders a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory in the District 11 Class 4A quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Marian base runner Jade Retsock watches the pitch to the plate while Salisbury first baseman Gretchen Heisel gets in fielding position. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

ALLENTOWN — Every high school athlete realizes that unless they win a state championship, their high school career is going to end with a loss.

Such was the case for the seniors on Marian’s softball team when they were eliminated from districts in a 9-0 loss to Salisbury on Tuesday.

The Falcons got on the board first in this Class 3A quarterfinal contest with two first-inning runs against pitcher Lyndsey Reinoehl.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The following are the reported scores from today's District 11 baseball and softball playoff games. Check out tomorrow's Times News for coverage of all the action.

Tamaqua 4, Northwestern 3
Salisbury 9, Marian Catholic 0
Palmerton 2, North Schuylkill 0

Nazareth 6, Pleasant Valley 2