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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Keystone Karate students who fared well in tournaments held recently include, front row from left, Aiden Kromer, Ella Sittler, Jordyn Keegan, Sierra Scheirer, Autumn Sittler; back row, Makayla Scott, Ricky Bower, Alexa Scheirer and Sean Wall. Also earning awards were Jocelyn Hater, Shoshanna Gieniec and Jacob Kromer.

The list of first-rate honors continue to pour in for a local martial arts school.

Keystone Karate in Lehighton continues to churn out one impressive performance after another as attested by their fine performance at a pair of competitions held recently.

The martial arts school took seven members to the 20th Annual World Karate Union Championships held last month at Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Also, 14 of its students competed in the Carbon County Championships held in May at Marian High School.

Students

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

League leaders Parambo's Funeral Home and SCK General Contracting squared off twice in Week Three, splitting their matchups, while Seitz Bros. got on the board with their first victory of the season.

Thursday, July 16

SCK-Parambo's

Jake Szczecina led the way as Parambo's raced by SCK 68-53 in a matchup of the league's two undefeated teams.

SCK had no answer for Szczecina, who poured in a league-high 27 points, including 18 in the second half. Jake Kusko added 16 for Parambo's while Nick Bales netted 13 with his strong play inside.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21, 1969 Brian Metzger fires a five-hit shutout to lead Lehighton to a 2-0 Lehigh Valley Legion Northern Division playoff win over Northampton. Billy Kunkle collects two hits and scores a run for the winners, who take an early first-inning lead on Mike Steigerwalt's RBI single. Danny Kunkle also delivers a run-scoring hit for Lehighton. Metzger strikes out four batters in the victory while Rich Kelowitz adds a hit and run scored.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Anthracite White remained undefeated in the Panther Valley Little League 9-10 tournament by defeating Tamaqua Blue.

PANTHER VALLEY

LITTLE LEAGUE

11-12 Tournament

FT Gray 11-Tamaqua Blue 11

Randy Bongiorno had two hits, one a double, and knocked in a run to help Franklin Township Gray earn a 5-4 win over Tamaqua Blue.

Josh Steigerwalt and Nate Armbruster each aided the victory with a hit and RBI.

Winning pitcher Jack Lorenz tossed four innings while Armbruster pitched the final two.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The committee that puts together the field of 68 for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will have more flexibility to set the First Four and give No. 2 seeds more favorable matchups.

The NCAA announced Monday that the Division I selection committee will now be allowed to slide every team up or down the seed list, including the last four at-large teams selected. Until now, the last four teams voted into the tournament field were locked into the First Four, the eight-team playoff that serves as the tournament's first round.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mike Sweeney of Nesquehoning was zipping around handily in the Late Model feature but with three laps to go heavy rains swept over the area and ended the race there and the remaining divisional features as well which included the Modifieds, Pro 4 and Hobby Stocks.

When the Late Model race began Tony Hilliard led the field to the green, however, outside front row starter Kenny Hein would jet to the opening lap lead while fourth starting Sweeney whizzed quickly to second. Sweeney then traveled only a few laps before taking over the race lead on lap five.

Monday, July 20, 2015
nancy scholz/special to the times news Payton Kovac of Jim Thorpe goes up with a shot.

ALLENTOWN, Pa.The Northwestern girls' basketball team wasn't even supposed to be playing on Sunday. But when the Tigers got that opportunity, they didn't waste it.

Saturday's loss to Freedom in its final pool play game seemed to end Northwestern's stay in the SportsFest "A-Town Throwdown" tournament at Cedar Beach Park. But since Fleetwood wasn't able to make the final day of the tournament after advancing from their pool, the Tigers reaped the benefits.

Monday, July 20, 2015
SH Lions to hold tournament

The 14th Annual Summit Hill Lions Club Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 26, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, where participants will have a chance to win a 2015 Ford Focus being made available by Kovatch Ford, Nesquehoning. With the care are, from left, Will Zubey and Andy Girard, Kovatch sales, Jim Stoves, general sales manager, and Gene Binder, Lions tourney committee member.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Action continued in the Panther Valley Little League tournaments over the weekend.

Below are results from recent games.

PANTHER VALLEY

LITTLE LEAGUE

11-12 Tournament

FT Grey-Tamaqua White

Franklin Township outscored Tamaqua by a 23-11 score.

Josh Steigerwalt paced FT with four hits, one a triple, while Randy Bongiorno added three hits, two of them doubles.

Richie Failla contributed two doubles and scored four runs, Tret Solt banged out two doubles, and Jack Lorenz chipped in with a single and double.