Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Local Sports

Monday, April 17, 2017
Jim Thorpe’s Kayley Kovac

Many basketball fans have heard of the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” basketball team from the early 90s that featured five extremely talented freshman, including former NBA stars Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, and Jalen Rose.

Monday, April 17, 2017

PITTSTON, Pa. — Across the street from a doughnut shop, set on a gravelly hill hard on I-81 in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Revolution Ice Centre has the metallic veneer of an industrial warehouse and, like the inside of any hockey rink, the moist, pungent atmosphere that only liters of sweat chilling in a meat locker can create. Still, the people who run the Wilkes-Barre Knights, the powerhouse junior team headquartered there, do their best to dress up the place, and when it comes to interior decor, Ivan Provorov is a rather prolific muse.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 1978 — Neil Stubits pitches a six-hitter to help lead Lehighton to a 6-2 Centennial League victory over Pocono Mountain. The Indians, coached by Wilson Rehrig, score three times in the first inning to take a lead they will never relinquish. Drew Everett delivers a two-run single in the first, while Randy Johnson also knocks in a run. Brian Frey adds an RBI single in the fourth frame, while Everett gives his team insurance with another run-scoring hit. Besides Everett, Todd Weaver finishes with two hits. Mike Steigerwalt chips in with a hit and run scored.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Palmerton earned a baseball/softball sweep of Lehighton in non-league action over the weekend.

In other games, Panther Valley posted a win in baseball.



Palmerton held off Lehighton to claim a 5-4 non-league win.

Zach Silfies went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for the Blue Bombers, who broke open a 1-1 game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Ben Serfass finished 1-for-4 with two runs scored for Palmerton, while Garrett Perschy struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings of relief duty.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Jim Thorpe softball team earned a victory over Panther Valley on Friday. The Jim Thorpe tennis team also swept a doubleheader against Lehighton.


Jim Thorpe-Panther Valley

Jim Thorpe used two big innings to post a 7-2 non-league win over Panther Valley.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Take a moment and make a list of your favorite things to do in your free time. If a form or two of exercise get included, consider yourself blessed.

If one didn’t, however, that doesn’t mean you’re cursed. It just means you need to adopt a workingman’s mindset to the “job”: that the task needs to get done about five times a week and it needs to be done properly.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15, 1953 — Eddie Levendusky and Dick Dotter both gain a pair of wins to help Lehighton’s track team roll to an 87-8 Lehigh Valley League win over Northampton. Levendusky captures the 100 and 220, while Dotter claims the 880 and mile. Levendusky is also part of the winning four-fifth mile relay team that sets a new school record with a time of 2:41.6. Other winners for the Indians include LaMar Semmel (pole vault), Danny Frank (shot put), Bob Hill (discus), Lloyd Mengel (400), Don Sheckler (high jump) and Denny Roth (broad jump).

Saturday, April 15, 2017

As the weeks of turkey season trickle past, you may find yourself losing patience, and becoming restless hunting from one spot. Before you go after turkeys, leaving behind your spacious blind and comfortable chair, you should outfit yourself with the gear that will keep you comfortable and concealed on the move. And when you’re on the move – don’t forget your blaze orange.

Your Butt

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The annual Carbon County Hall of Fame banquet will be held Sunday, May 28, at Memorial Hall, Jim Thorpe.

The program will start promptly at 1 p.m. with the dinner, followed by individual inductions of 24 persons who attained athletic accomplishments.

This year’s inductees are:

Palmerton – Bart Wagner, Gerald Rehrig and Art George.

Lehighton – Dennis Rehrig, Jerry Serfass and Bruce Barry.

Nesquehoning – Ed Wise, Robert Coombe and Thomas Zaengle.

Lansford – Dennis Boyle, Dave Padora and Joe Petko.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Panther Valley’s Anthony Micholik gets back to first as Jim Thorpe’s Nick Porembo catches the pickoff attempt. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Jim Thorpe had to bounce back on Friday.

And the Olympians have a starting pitcher who knows how to do it.

Tyler Baird pitched into the sixth inning, and bought just enough time for the Thorpe bats to wake up during a 7-2 non-league victory over Panther Valley.