Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2012 — Danny Keer belts two homers and Jonathan Herman adds another as Franklin Township rolls to a 16-3 victory over Jim Thorpe in its District 18 11-12 Little League tournament opener. Keer, the game’s winning pitcher, hits a two-run blast during a five-run first inning, and a two-run shot in the third. Herman also goes deep with a teammate aboard in the fourth frame. Gabe Wagner collects a pair of doubles and knocks in two runs, while Collin Haupt adds two hits and two RBIs. Frank Bokan chips in with two hits and two runs.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Towamensing Joe’s second baseman Ian Silfies prepares to make the throw to first after forcing out Aaron Miller of the Panther Valley Black Diamonds. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Zach Silfies and Devyn Rehrig served as the Towamensing Joe’s battery against the Panther Valley Black Diamonds on Wednesday.

It was fitting since the pair combined to power the Joe’s to a 3-2 Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League victory.

“Our kids came to play today,” Towamensing Joe’s manager Brian Taschler said. “We knew it was Panther Valley. A great bunch of kids over there. A great coach as well. We knew it was going to be a hell of a game. So, we brought our best.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Northern Valley Connie Mack team picked up a win over Pen Argyl on Wednesday.


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Northern Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to outlast Pen Argyl 8-6.

Derek Holmes had three hits for the Chargers, who scored five times in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 6-4 lead before Pen Argyl tied it with two in the top of the sixth with two runs. Vinny Castrine had three RBIs for Northern Valley, while Nate Goodolf drove in two runs.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tamaqua’s Joseph will play softball at Salisbury

Recent Tamaqua High School graduate Cailyn Joseph will be attending Salisbury University in Maryland to continue her academic and athletic careers.

Joseph will play softball at Salisbury.

A four-year starter for the Raider softball team, Joseph finished with 109 hits in her career. During her senior season, she had a .485 batting average, a .549 on base percentage, and a .647 slugging percentage. She also knocked in 24 runs.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Palmerton Area School District’s board of directors accepted the resignation Tuesday night of its head varsity baseball coach, Mike Svetik.

The board also tabbed Marsha Thomas as the first coach of its newly established volleyball team at a stipend of $3,965.

Returning head coaches are Bob Hock in softball, Mike Gombert in track and field and Jennifer Danzeisen in tennis.

In other coaching moves, the board:

*accepted the resignation of Kim Seiler, junior high field hockey coach.

*approved the hires of:

Mike Pascoe-assistant football coach

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wyatt Zimmerman of the Carbon Monarchs tags a sliding Tyler Schreiner of Northern Valley during Tuesday’s game. Schreiner was ruled safe at third base. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Coaches love scoring two-out runs.

Conversely, they hate giving them up.

On Tuesday night, Northern Valley mentor Brad Rauch was the one enjoying rallies late in innings, while Carbon’s Donnie Rehrig was left reaching for antacids.

The Chargers plated all their runs with two away to earn a 5-1 Lehigh Valley Legion victory and improve their record to a league-best 9-1.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21, 1946 — Walter Slog leads a 22-hit attack as Lansford outscores Seek, 22-11, in a Panther Valley League contest. Slog goes 5-for-6, knocks in three runs, and scores twice. The winners, who score nine times in the first inning, receive plenty of other offensive support. Larry Furey finishes with three hits (one a double), three RBIs, and four runs scored, while “Peka” Daniels contributes two hits (one a triple), two runs and three RBIs. Stanley Grybel hits a home run, while Johnny Kozak, Leo Olsovsky, and Chester Trojan each end with two hits.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Franklin Township ended with a runner-up finish in the Parkland U10 D2 softball league. The team finished the regular season with an 11-1 record. Team members were Isabel Warner, Aliyah Nothstein, Makayla Scott, Jocelynne Begley, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Hannah Rex, Dezarae Ahner, Jordan Hausman, Mckenzie Dusheck, Peyton Hausman, Shelby Simek, Allee Maini and Olivia Sheckler. The team was coached by Adam Hausman, Shawn Sheckler, Nicole Warner and Jennifer Frankenfield.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Tamaqua Blue Sox rolled to a win against Pottsville on Tuesday.

In other action, the Franklin Township Falcons earned a victory in Carbon County Babe Ruth action.



Tamaqua used 14 hits to score nine runs during a 9-1 Schuylkill-Berks Legion win over Pottsville.

Isaiah Kupchinsky, Mike Minchoff, and Noah Evans each had two RBIs for the Blue Sox (2-4).

Nick Breiner added two hits, two stolen bases, and two runs, while Michael Bonetsky contributed three hits and an RBI.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 20, 1996 — Jason Hernandez blasts a two-run homer to help Palmerton gain a 6-5 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Fullerton. Hernandez goes deep in the first inning as Palmerton jumps out to a 3-0 advantage. The locals extend the margin in the fourth when Paul Kunkle delivers a two-run single. Winning pitcher Ivan George throws five shutout innings before running into trouble during the late frames. He ends with a six-hitter, striking out 11. Kunkle and John Kovacs each finish with three hits, while Ryan Waibel and Dean Hager add a hit and run scored.