Palmerton’s solid baseball team played it very clever for nearly six innings Monday afternoon in a showdown with Northwestern.
The Tigers blasted out to an early lead, but before things were finally settled, it was the visitors who rolled out the trump card.
Palmerton roared to a 14-5 victory by clubbing 13 hits, led by Jake Taschler and Zack Silfies with three hits apiece.
Palmerton rouged up starting pitcher Mason Vogwill. The way the right-handed hurler started, it looked like it was going to be a tough day at the plate for Palmerton.
The Northwestern girls basketball team finished off its season Saturday as the Lady Tigers fell to No. 7 seed Tamaqua 58-51 in the District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals at Northern Lehigh High School.
The Raiders’ Emma Kuczynski poured in a game-high 33 points, en route to leading her team to a scintillating 58-51 win over the No. 2 seed Tigers.
“Everything was just flowing for me today,” said Kuczynski. “I just wanted to help our team win. It’s all about the team. We have some great players, and when we are clicking, we feel confident about winning.”
The coal mines in Northeast Pennsylvania run deep into the hillsides. Perhaps that is what makes Anthracite Region natives so unique, so different and so full of loyalty to the region’s sons and daughters.
Gene “Bucko” Kilroy lost his closest, dearest and most revered friend late Friday night when “The Greatest” heavyweight boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 74.
“I was as close to Ali as I was to my brothers,” Kilroy said via phone from his home in Las Vegas, Neveda early Saturday morning.