Friday, August 28, 2015

Local Sports

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 1985 Mark Kokinda hits a first-inning grand slam and Jimmy Hope adds a two-run blast later in the contest to help the West squad defeat the East, 16-8, in the Panther Valley Little League all-star game. Chris Kruslicky contributes a two-run double while Matt Toniatti and Greg Sobolewski both chip in with RBI doubles. Kokinda, Mickey Gelatko and Ann Michele Bevich each finish with a hit and two runs scored. Pitchers Tom Rosahac and Kokinda combine to hold the East team hitless over the final four innings.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Everett Golson, donning a garnet jersey with a white towel draped casually over his back, smiled as he slumped back in his cushy seat.

Cameras clicked and lights flashed while hands holding recorders made their way closer and closer to Golson's face.

"Everett, was it pass interference?" one reporter asked.

Monday, August 10, 2015
Weatherly claims Valley Babe Ruth championship

Weatherly won the Valley Junior Babe Ruth 13-15 championship recently by defeating Butler Township, 9-8, in 10 innings. Adam Keselicka walked with the bases loaded to force in the game-winning run. The champions forced extra innings when Ryan Bersavage's triple in the bottom of the seventh inning drove home Steph Yurchak with the tying run. Bersavage and Joel Hinkle each had three hits in the title game. Gary Buck tossed five innings of scoreless relief to earn the pitching win. Members of the championship team include, front row from left, Jeremy Moser, Seth Derr, Kevin Osifat, A.J.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Greater Carbon Basketball League opened playoff action last week. My City and Dedicated Fitness were opening round winners.

The men's adult summer league is in its inaugural year. Games are played at Stoney Ridge Park on Fireline Road in Palmerton.


My City-FJ Lesher

My City defeated FJ Lesher, 60-52.

My City, the No. 4 seed, was led by the shooting of Heath Markley who scored 21 points. Mac Leickel and Aron Duncan each scored 11 points with Duncan also adding 11 rebounds for a double double.

Monday, August 10, 2015

State College - The first question for the "defensive genius" was about a quarterback.

Not a guy he's going against. Certainly not someone he coaches.

No, Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop got on a roll the other day talking about Christian Hackenberg, the quarterback on his own team.

That says something. That says a lot about the kid so many don't quite know what to think about right now.

Is Hackenberg really a top five pick in next spring's NFL Draft, like NFL scouts predict after only his junior season?

Saturday, August 8, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Trail cameras include a date and time, which can help you plan your hunt. Don't be discouraged if you're only getting a big buck on camera during nighttime hours - at least you know a big one is in the area and more prone to make a daytime appearance during the whitetail rut.

If you aren't using trail cameras, you're missing a really neat world. Not only that, using the cameras will give you a new way to interpret and hunt the world you do see. Here's a guide to how to chose a model.

People who run or work in outdoor stores or professional gun and archery shops often find themselves their busiest at work during the same times they'd like to be in the woods. Dave Andrews, Andrews Archery, Frackville, Pennsylvania, is no exception.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Outdoor Calendar for August 8

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Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 1

Dock Diving Demonstrations

Beginning at 9 a.m. each day


Route 61


Saturday, August 15

Womens Day

Friedensburg Fish & Game Club

Pine Grove

Full day of outdoor activities, with instructors, for women. Contact Friendensburg Fish & Game.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Hunter Safety Course 8:30 to 4

Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club

2178 Smith Road


Saturday, August 8, 2015

As he ran out of gas on the final lap Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Tony Stewart wearily asked his team where he finished.

Ninth, he was told.

"Hell, I'll take that," he replied.

It was a curiously calm reaction considering only minutes before Stewart had been poised for a top-five finish. Maybe even top three. Stewart didn't complain about the lost opportunity. He takes what he can get on the race track these days, which are often bleak and embarrassing for the three-time NASCAR champion.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Life is filled with friendly reminders.

A few weeks before your car needs a check-up, you get a postcard in the mail. A few days before a doctor's visit, you get a call from the receptionist.

If you're like me, 99 out of 100 times you don't really need the friendly reminder. But that one other time, the time you forgot to add the appointment to your calendar, the friendly reminder becomes something much more.

Figuratively speaking, it's a life saver.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Over the last few weeks, Penn State coach James Franklin has been busy, doing the usual media tour for all the big time outlets.

In his interviews, he seems to always come back to the same premise and that is the Nittany Lions have a chip on their shoulder. Franklin is almost certainly referring to the offensive line when he references that point and, let's be honest, they should be playing that way this season.