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Friday, August 1, 2014
Marian Baseball Camp Awards

The Marian Colts baseball team conducted its annual youth camp from July 22-24. The Colt players and coaches provided instruction to 76 campers from the Carbon, Luzerne, and Schuylkill County areas. Awards were provided for: Hustler of the Week, Hitting, Fielding, and Throwing. The winners were, front row, from left, Beck Hutchison, Nick, Waak, Lachlan Segedy, Cian McLaughlin, and Brian Hinkle. Back row, Gabe Colyer, Lucas Riley, Mike Kilker, and Collin Bollinger.

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 1, 1988 Brian Kennedy gains the pitching win and also slugs a two-run homer to help lead Summit Hill to a 9-6 victory over Nesquehoning in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Kennedy allows just two hits and strikes out 10 batters and finishes with two hits and a pair of runs scored at the plate. Pat Crampsie and Matt Macholick both add a hit and run scored for the winners while Brian Firkal, Jill Zwiesdak and Tommy Jones each chip in with a hit.

Friday, August 1, 2014

To paraphrase a sports cliché, races are not won on paper. Yet it was paper that cost Brad Keselowski a victory the last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway.

Keselowski appeared to be on his way to winning the Pocono 400 eight weeks ago when, with eight laps remaining, a stray piece of trash latched itself onto the front grill of his No. 2 Ford. That caused the engine temperature to drastically rise.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

When Penn State head coach James Franklin said he was going to "dominate the state" in recruiting, he sure wasn't kidding. The Nittany Lions first year leader isn't only dominating the state, he's dominating the region. So far, Franklin has nabbed six of the top 10 recruits from Pennsylvania in the class of 2015 and five of the top 10 in New Jersey.

Here's a look at the what the Nittany Lions have done so far and breakdowns of each position group.

According to rivals.com, Penn State has the 6th best recruiting class in the country.

Quarterback

Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 31, 1974 Steve Plasko finishes with two hits and a run scored as Tamaqua posts a 6-4 victory over Nesquehoning in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Mike Rottet delivers a key two-run single and also scores a pair of runs. John Funk adds a run-scoring double while Doug Miller chips in with an RBI single. Tamaqua also receives a hit and run scored from Ken Franz and winning pitcher Kory Bates. Nesquehoning scores all its runs on a grand slam by Carl Rehatchek.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 30, 1944 Eddie Marasiak collects two hits and scores a pair of runs to help Coaldale rally for an 8-7 Panther Valley League win over Mauch Chunk. Cal Mock and "Snuffy" Bybel contribute two hits and a run for the winners, who use a six-run sixth inning to overcome a 4-0 deficit. Steve "Punjab" Hedash and winning pitcher Joe Klepic also finish with a pair of hits. For Mauch Chunk, Joe Watto ends with four hits while Willard "Woo" Leopold adds three.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29, 2006 Josh Hunter of Tamaqua crosses the finish line in a time of 17:25 to claim first place in the Fifth Annual Frank DeFebo Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Hunter, who bests a field of 67 to earn his victory, crosses 29 seconds ahead of runner-up John Boyle of Hometown. Third goes to John Martino of Jim Thorpe. Tamaqua's Jessica Walton is the top female finisher by turning in a time of 21:47. Jackie Hawk captures second and Dominique Ramer ends in third.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With only one week left in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Summer Vollyball League regular season, Spiked Punch, Valley Athletic Supply, and Victorious Secret all recorded wins this week.

Spiked Punch-

VBC Tomahawks

Spiked Punch swept VBC Tomahawks, 26-24, 25-16, 25-21.

Chris Hartung led Spiked Punch with 13 service points and nine aces. Mike Weinert added on 12 points more with five aces.

Andrea Schafer and TJ O'Connor both had five aces for the Tomahawks.

Victorious Secret-

Valley Athletic