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Sports Features

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trick or treat
Bowmanstown: 6-8 p.m. today
Chestnuthill Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Coaldale: 6-8 p.m. Sunday
East Penn Township: 6-8 today
Eldred Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Franklin Township: 6-8 p.m.
Jim Thorpe: 6-8 p.m. today
Lansford: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Lehighton: 6-8 p.m. today
Nesquehoning: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
North Manheim Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Palmerton: 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Updated.
Penn Forest: 6-8 p.m. today
Polk Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Ross Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Rush Township: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31
Ryan Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31

Saturday, August 20, 2016

One of my childhood adventures was opening the door to our refrigerator.

Unlike today, no food or drink was marked with an expiration date. We lived on the brink of poverty so my mother never threw anything away. Before ingesting something out of the fridge, we had to smell it first. Once I forgot to take a sniff before taking a long swig of sour milk out of a glass bottle. I gagged and spit it out in the kitchen sink.

Friday, August 14, 2015

A total of 65 student-athletes from East Stroudsburg University received Academic Achievement Awards from the Division II Athletics Directors Association for the 2014-15 academic year on Thursday.

Among the list of Warriors honored was Panther Valley graduate Karoline Vavra.

Vavra, from Coaldale, was a senior member of the women's swim team and was one of 14 athletes from ESU to receive the award for at least the third time in their career. She also is the school's record-holder in the 100 free (53.18).

Friday, December 28, 2012
Competitiveness drives Tribe's Keer

She is asked a question about being competitive.

And before she answers, a wry little grin appears.

The grin eventually becomes a full-fledged smile the kind of smile that says the level of her competition on a scale from 1 to 10 is actually a 12.

So it's not surprising when she replies.

"I'm very competitive," said Lehighton field hockey standout Sarah Keer. "I think that's because I come from a family where everyone played sports.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Klapatch stars on mound and at plate

The only consolation Diane Klapatch had while coping with an injury during the 2011 softball season was that she had one year left in her high school career.

She battled through the back injury during her junior year by helping the team as a designated hitter. Despite being one of Pleasant Valley's top hitters, she spent the entire season yearning to get back on the pitchers mound.

Monday, June 18, 2012
Bombers' Szukics was in the fast lane

Monty Szukics ended his Palmerton Area High School track and field career with a sizzling senior season. Thanks to his talent and versatility, Szukics will now be able to look at the plaque that lists the school's track and field records and see his name on it five times.

Szukics set individual records in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, was a member of the record-breaking 400 and 1600 meter relay teams, and became the single season points record holder.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sherkness is still 'Queen of Court'

For Marykate Sherkness, her supporting cast couldn't have been any different.

Yet, the end result proved to be exactly the same.

For the second straight season, Sherkness continued her reign as "Queen of the Court," as the Marian junior has once again been recognized as the 2011 TIMES NEWS Volleyball Player of the Year.

As a sophomore, Sherkness captured Player of the Year honors as a role player among an experienced roster consisting of six senior starters.

Monday, December 26, 2011
Yost motivated by disappointment

Haley Yost didn't mind how she finished at the Colonial League meet last year, but it was the way she finished at the District 11 Class AAA meet that struck a nerve.

Yost followed a fifth-place finish in her first-ever league meet with a 17th place finish at districts, just one spot away from qualifying for the PIAA State championship meet.

Yost used that disappointment as a motivational tool for this season.

Friday, December 23, 2011
High-scoring Shiffert wins award

Two years ago, Northern Lehigh's Channing Shiffert set a school record for goals in a season, which led to him being named the TIMES NEWS Boys' Soccer Player of the Year.

An injury (dislocated patella), kept him from repeating those accolades last year.

Through long, hard rehabilitation, Shiffert returned to top form and broke his own record with 28 goals, added nine assists and helped lead the Bulldogs to their first ever District 11 playoff berth. He finished an outstanding career with 61 goals and 35 assists.

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Mission accomplished for Stelmack

Northwestern's Tyler Stelmack had some unfinished business to attend to after the 2010 Cross Country season.

After going undefeated in his sophomore campaign in Colonial League play, he finished a disappointing 14th in the field. The reasoning for Stelmack's poor finish came in the form of an illness, where he participated in the meet with a 102-degree fever.