Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.
Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:
The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.
Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:
Seeds for the Colonial League Track and Field Championships were released Thursday. The league meet will be held Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9 at Whitehall High School.
The following list includes the top five seeds in each event. The complete list can be found on the track and field page of the Colonial League web site (http://www.colonialleague.org/).
100 - 1. Tyrek Scipio (B) 10.9, 2. Delano McKenzie (S) 10.9, 3. Jared Colletti (PS) 11.0, 4. Noah Schock (SL) 11.0, 5. Julius Ewunken (ND) 11.0;
Trust in family.
Catcher Anna Akelaitis gives the pitch sign to pitcher, Emily Akelaitis. More times than not, the pitch gets the batter to swing and miss or hit into an easy out.
“My sister is very demanding behind the plate,” said Emily. “I trust her 24 -7 because she’s not just my sister, she’s my best friend, too.”
Emily has been pitching softballs to Anna since she was in the fifth grade and Anna was in fourth.
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 annual Allentown School District Track and Field Invitational is looked at as a prelude to the postseason. Athletes from school and leagues in all parts of District 11 attend the meet, and some from beyond.
The top competitors use it as a gauge of where they stand with just a few weeks left before league and district meets.
The Northwestern girls 4x800 meter relay teams surely looks at the event that way. Senior Molly Tarvin remember taking gold in the event as a freshman then going on to district gold weeks later.
Brooke Wehr has certainly put in the time and hard work. From high school softball at Northwestern, to tournament play in the offseason and plenty of training in between, Wehr had certainly prepared herself well for the collegiate ranks.
But even she couldn’t have expected to get off to as fast of a start as she has at Moravian.
Len Smith wrapped up his long run as the Northwestern baseball coach with the 2015 season. Duran Porrino coached the next season, Bob Fatzinger took over for a season before Porrino returned this season. While the coaching has changed over the past four years, one constant for the Tigers has been behind the plate where Tyler Wiik is now a senior. He has been camped out in that role for each of his four high school seasons.
The Colonial League recently released its fourth installment of the league’s top track and field performers for the 2018 season.
The following is a list of the top five performers in each event along with the top Northwestern athlete in each event.
100 - 1. tie Julius Ewunken (ND), Noah Schock (SL) 11.0, 3. tie Brendan Miller (SL), Marcus Glueck (SL), Tyrek Scipio (B) 11.1, 17. Dylan Frantz (NW) 11.7;
The 2018 softball season so far for the Northwestern Tigers has seen its ups and downs. The down has mostly been just one inning that tends to get away from them.
It happened again last Thursday.
With a tied game in the sixth inning, the Falcons scored five runs in the top-half of the inning, and then held on to take down the Tigers 8-3 in a Colonial League softball game at Northwestern High School.
Nate Goodolf knew he could hit better than he had over the first eight games of the season. It was not a matter of if his bat would get hot, it was just a matter of when.
That day came Saturday in Hellertown when the sophomore got moved into the leadoff spot in the lineup and took advantage. Goodolf went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the Tigers’ 14-0 win over Saucon Valley Saturday.