Thursday, September 18, 2014

Local Sports

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Todd Baer won Saturday night's Modified feature a Mahoning Valley Speedway, his first of the season at the Lehighton paved quarter mile oval and it was quite the thriller as he squared off against hard charging Roger Coss in garnering the verdict.

Baer started third and by lap two pulled behind leader Chip Santee. He then took the lead on a lap six restart but was far from in the clear as Coss took over second on lap eight and from there to the finish they engaged in an exciting dogfight.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lehighton Area School District will be selling fall season tickets and season passes for the 2014 season.

Football tickets will be $30 for adults and $15 for senior citizens/students. This will include tickets for the five home varsity games, a reserved parking pass for each game, and a reserved seat. This also includes admission to all junior varsity and junior high games.

Volleyball tickets will be $40 for adults and $15 for senior citizens/students. This will include admission to the 9 home Volleyball matches.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 13, 1983 Nesquehoning's John Amos collects two hits, one a two-run double, to help the East record an 11-6 win over the West in the annual Panther Valley Little League tournament all-star game. Wilbur Green of Franklin Township contributes a two-run single and scores a run while FT's Damian Walck also knocks in a pair of runs with a single. The East squad also receives a hit and run scored from Nesquehoning's Don McGorry. For the West, Tamaqua's Lance Hafer finishes with two hits.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The semifinals of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Summer Volleyball League took place last Thursday at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

Thursday's Results

#5 VBC Tomahawks-

#4 Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It? won the play-in game series against VBC Tomahawks by scores of 22-25, 25-11, and 15-9 to advance to the semifinals.

Tricia McElmoyle was the leading scorer for Can You Dig It? with 12 service points and two aces.

Holly Hinkle led VBC Tomahawks with five points.

#3 Spiked Punch-

#2 Victorious Secret

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 12, 1946 Imrich Sarabok scatters six hits and makes two first-inning runs stand up for Summit Hill in a 2-1 victory over Lansford. Sarabok loses his shutout bid in the ninth inning, and finishes with five strikeouts and two walks. Steve Robin rips a double and scores a run in the first frame while Billy Haldeman adds a single and run scored. Walt Zuber collects a pair of hits for the winners. For Lansford, "Dubby" Derby bangs out two hits.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
ESRC crowns 4-on-4 volleyball champions

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) held its 15th annual co-ed quads volleyball tournament on Saturday at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale. The winning team was comprised of, from left, of TJ O'Connor, Kiersten Sandler, Mary Horvat and Nick Marrongelle. They finished first in pool play with a 4-2 record and won both of their playoff matches enroute to the championship.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KUTZTOWN - The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) released its preseason football poll, selected by the conference's coaches, on Monday at two league media days.

In the East Division, West Chester received seven of eight first-place votes, and was selected as the division's top team at the PSAC East Football Media Day at Kutztown University. East Stroudsburg is ranked No. 2 in the East Division preseason poll, while last season's champion, Bloomsburg, sits third.

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11, 1998 Clark Hansler tosses a four-inning no-hitter as Franklin Township rolls to a 15-0 win over Blue Mountain in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Hansler records 10 strikeouts in the victory and receives plenty of offensive support. Joshua Sheckler and Ricky Strohl both contribute two-run singles while Todd Remaley, Joey Mooney and Matt Breiner each add RBI hits.

Monday, August 11, 2014
Jim Thorpe football players run through an open field tackle drill during the first day of full contact practice Monday morning.

Fall sports teams throughout the area held their first official practices today.

Times News photographer Bob Ford will attend the football practices of all nine local teams this week to capture the action as teams prepare for their season openers on Aug. 29.

This morning, Ford visited three Anthracite League schools.

Monday, August 11, 2014

If you're a racing fan and if you've been to enough races or watched enough races, you know it's common to see tempers flare.

It's part of the drama and allure of racing whether it be at a short track like our local Mahoning Valley Speedway or a famous Sprint Cup track like nearby Pocono International Raceway.

Retaliation in racing has always been welcomed. If a racer thought he was wronged and then retaliated nobody batted an eye lash.

Hopefully now, all that has changed.