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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Williams entering Hall of Fame

Long-time Tamaqua native Dave "Whitey" Williams will add another link to his historic football career on Saturday when he is inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The 2015 McDonald's All-Star Football Classic will kick off its 45th edition Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Nazareth's Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The Gold team (Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg, NJ) will be coached by Phil Stambaugh (Pius X), while the Red team (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe) will be led by Stroudsburg's Jim Miller.

In last year's contest, the Red team defeated the Gold 55-21. The Red led 28-0 at halftime in an aerial affair that featured nearly 1,000 yards of passing offense.

Below are the rosters for both teams.

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RED TEAM

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 17, 1987 Joe Fatzinger's two-run homer in the sixth inning breaks a tie score and lifts Northwestern to a 3-1 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Emmaus. Rob Seyfried reaches on a bunt single before Fatzinger goes deep. The blast makes a winner of Andy McCauley, who pitches a three-hitter. McCauley finishes with four strikeouts. Northwestern also receives a pair of hits from Derick Wolf.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If there was one overwhelming sentiment that came from Tuesday night's meeting at Whitehall High School in regards to the PIAA moving to six classes in football, it's that the idea to increase classes has a long way to go.

District 11 chairman Bob Hartman and District 11 football chairman Jason Zimmerman spoke for nearly an hour to local football coaches, principals and media members about the road ahead in the eyes of the PIAA and having class reform for the 584 schools in Pennsylvania that participate in varsity football.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Derek Kistler has been around the game of golf since he was a young kid.

The Palmerton native has also played in a few golf championships along the way.

That’s why it was no surprise to see him help caddie pro Greg Owen to a second place finish in the FedEx St. Jude championship in Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend, won by Fabian Gomez at 13-under, four strokes better than Owen who finished at 9-under.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
AP Photo Greg Owen, right, of England, reads the eighth green with his caddie Derek Kistler during the first round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament last Thursday, in Memphis, Tenn. Owen parred the hole. He finished second shooting 9-under for the weekend,

Derek Kistler has been around the game of golf since he was a young kid.

The Palmerton native has also played in a few golf championships along the way.

That's why it was no surprise to see him help caddie pro Greg Owen to a second place finish in the FedEx St. Jude championship in Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend, won by Fabian Gomez at 13-under, four strokesbetter than Owen who finished at 9-under.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Dom Pompa of the Franklin Hurricanes slides into second base safely as Ben Cordova of the Franklin Shockers reaches high to take the throw.

The Franklin Township Hurricanes and Franklin Township Shockers patiently waited out two rain delays before the umpires called the game, which was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth, officially due to several rain showers throughout their Keystone Senior Babe Ruth game last night.

With one out, and a 3-0 count on the Shockers' Donovan Buchinsky, the umpires called the Hurricanes off the field yet again due to another passing shower. Once the rain settled down, the umpires decided to call the game and have it continued another night due to poor field conditions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 16, 2009 Kyle Hunter collects four hits and also earns the pitching win as Lehighton edges South Parkland, 6-5, in Lehigh Valley Legion action. Hunter walks three and strikes out six in his seven innings of work. Shane McEvoy contributes two hits, one a homer, to the winning cause while Ryan Kuehn collects three hits and knocks in a pair of runs. Lehighton also receives three hits from Marc Schaffer.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Outdoor Calendar for June 13

To submit calendar items please email lprice@tnonline.com .

June 13

Locust Lake State Park

Barnesville, 6 p.m.

Native American storytelling by Dave McSurdy, at the Locust Lake State Park ampitheatre.

June 18-25

Pennsylvania Trappers Association Rendezvous

Schuylkill County Fairgrounds

Route 895

Schuylkill Haven

Saturday, June 13, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS The most important element for setting up a bird bath is location. Put it in the open, instead of near brush and trees where predators can hide.

Watching those southern hunting shows on television can make you jealous. Must be nice, you think, to be able to plant a food plot that's a magnet for deer and watch them pour into it at dusk.

Well, you can plant a food plot that's a magnet for wildlife. It will just be a smaller magnet, but just as powerful. And although you may not bring deer to your backyard, you can make it a better place for all kinds of animals and birds.