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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With another week of competition in the books for the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC), all postponed games have been made up thanks to another triple-header Thursday night.

Tuesday's Results

Valley Athletic

-VBC Tomahawks

Valley Athletic rolled on for another sweep to begin Tuesday's matches winning by scores of 25-11, 25-16, and 25-13.

Jason Boris, Sarah Paluck, and Abby Owsinski all scored 10 service points to lead Valley Athletic with three aces for Boris, two for Owsinki, and one for Paluck.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Towamensing, Franklin Township Grey and Jim Thorpe Blue all posted wins in the Panther Valley 11-12 Little League Tournament.

PANTHER VALLEY 11-12 LL

TOURNAMENT

Towamensing-Tamaqua White 12

Luke Eitner pitched five shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out 11, to lead Towamensing to a 7-0 win over Tamaqua White 12.

Eitner added two hits, one a double, to help his own cause. Towamensing also received two-base hits from Owen Schoch, Tyler Haydt and Ben Netnik.

For Tamaqua, Jen Fredrickson had a double.

FT Grey-JT Red

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22, 1947 Lou Higgins belts two home runs and knocks in six runs to lead Nesquehoning to a 17-3 Panther Valley League rout of Seek. Higgins collects three hits in the contest with one of his homers a grand slam. Eddie Becker collects four hits and scores four runs in the 19-hit onslaught while Harry Becker and B. Krajcir each add two hits and score a pair of runs. Nesquehoning also receives two hits and a run from both winning pitcher Paul "Red" Valusek and Frank Hager.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Jordan Reabold/Times News Claire Lester, right, came all the way from England to coach high school girls in Carbon County, including Anna Beard of Jim Thorpe, left.

The World Cup may have ended a few weeks ago, but soccer fever has not yet dwindled.

At Jim Thorpe High School last week, about 70 players attended a soccer camp hosted by the school, which was given the opportunity to work with UK Elite, a program that assigned six coaches from the United Kingdom to train the camp's players for one week.

A total of six groups of players, ranging from age six to age 18, participated in the camp for six hours a day.

Monday, July 21, 2014
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Keystone West's K.J. Snerr is called out at first in the seventh inning against West End (Williamsport) in the Pennsylvania Senior Babe Ruth Championship Tournament over the weekend. West End (Williamsport) first baseman Anthony Caruso takes the wide throw.

Prior to Saturday's Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament elimination game, Billy Rummings admitted he was felling pretty good.

After seven innings of nearly perfect baseball, it was obvious why.

Rummings delivered the most dominant pitching performance of the tournament, tossing a no-hitter while notching 13 strikeouts as West End eliminated Keystone West with a 1-0 victory.

"I felt really good warming up," Rummings said afterwards. "I was talking to my catcher (Damone Buxton) about it and we both felt really good about it."

Monday, July 21, 2014
Chuck Hixson/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Jordan Knappenberger goes up for a reverse layup in SportsFest action against Whitehall over the weekend.

ALLENTOWN The showing the Northwestern girls' basketball team put forth in the SportsFest "American Arch" Tournament at Cedar Beach was day and night compared to their run during Stellar last week.

A week after going two-and-out in Stellar, the Lady Tigers won three games at SportsFest, and were one of four teams standing on Sunday before falling to Nazareth in the semifinals of the loser's bracket.

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21, 1969 Brian Turton pitches a one-hitter to help Tamaqua roll to a 12-2 victory over Valley in the District 18 Little League tournament. Turton, who helps his own cause with a hit and two runs scored, strikes out 10 batters in recording the win. He also receives plenty of support in the first inning as his team scores seven times. Brad Geiger hits a two-run homer and Whitey Williams adds a solo shot in the contest, while Dennis Yelito and Rick Jones both deliver two-run singles. Yelito and Jones finish the game with two hits apiece.

Monday, July 21, 2014

E Mortgage Management and Martin's Printing both advanced to the semifinal round of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Summer Basketball League playoffs.

The semis will be played Monday evening.

Wednesday's Results

E Mortgage Management-DJ 1:01

Tird-seeded E Mortgage Management played in the first game of the opening round and soundly defeated DJ 1:01 78-56.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Runs usually come at a premium in post-season play. This wasn't the case in the Section 6 10-11 Little League tournament elimination game between Tamaqua and Pennridge, however.

Tamaqua didn't score in the top of the first, which proved to be critical as it was the only half inning a run wasn't scored during the contest.

Monday, July 21, 2014

The two Franklin Township teams involved in the Babe Ruth State Tournament were eliminated over the weekend.

PA 13-15 BR STATE TOURNAMENT

Franklin Township-West End

Franklin Township earned its first win of the tournament with an 11-5 triumph over West End on Saturday night.

Jake Burkhart paced Franklin with two hits to go along with two runs scored. Noah Sensinger was 1-for-2 while also scoring twice.

"Getting a win really makes it all worth it," said Franklin coach Dirk Pompa. "These kids have worked really hard to get here and they deserved it."