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Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 1984 Eric Pecha stars on the mound and at the plate to help Nesquehoning cruise to a 9-1 win over Tamaqua in the District 18 Little League tournament. Pecha pitches a two-hitter, walking two while striking out 11. Offensively, he finishes with a single, double and three run scored. Matt Ligenza collects three hits, two of them doubles, and knocks in four runs. Jody Shober adds a pair of hits, one a two-run homer while Chris West chips in with a hit and two RBIs.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Bob Ford/Times News Robert Miller of Tamaqua shows off a large smallmouth landed off a shoal near Yeo Island in the St. Lawrence River.

Fishing the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands might not be what you picture when you think river fishing.

In many ways fishing the St. Lawrence River, which acts as a natural border between the United State and Canada, often resembles lake fishing more than river fishing. As a matter of fact, the river has a lake in the middle of it, Lake of the Isles.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
@Caption Stand Alone:Marian Fillies Softball Camp The annual Marian Fillies Softball Camp was held recently with approximately 25 girls participating. Players were divided into NCAA (grades 7-9) and ASA (grades 4-6) divisions. Award winners were, front row, from left, Gabby Terraccino (ASA Fielding, Baserunning, Bunting, Hitting), Mia Nemeth (NCAA Throwing) and Haley Koutch (ASA Throwing). Back row, Alexis Colecio (NCAA Hitting), Lyndsey Reinoehl (NCAA Bunting), Jane Kupchinsky (NCAA Baserunning) and Samantha Farley (NCAA Fielding).

The annual Marian Fillies Softball Camp was held recently with approximately 25 girls participating. Players were divided into NCAA (grades 7-9) and ASA (grades 4-6) divisions. Award winners were, front row, from left, Gabby Terraccino (ASA Fielding, Baserunning, Bunting, Hitting), Mia Nemeth (NCAA Throwing) and Haley Koutch (ASA Throwing). Back row, Alexis Colecio (NCAA Hitting), Lyndsey Reinoehl (NCAA Bunting), Jane Kupchinsky (NCAA Baserunning) and Samantha Farley (NCAA Fielding).

Saturday, July 18, 2015

July 18, 1966 Mike Vadyak collects two hits and scores three runs to help Lansford defeat Tamaqua, 6-4, and sweep their Teener League All-Star tournament series. Vadyak delivers a two-run single during a four-run first inning. John Stanko contributes a two-run double to the winning cause while Charlie Depuy and Bob Polinsky each finish with a hit and run scored. Jim Labosky scatters eight hits to earn the pitching win. For Tamaqua, Harry Wallaesa collects two hits and scores a run.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tamaqua Blue pounded out 15 hits to help gain a 16-5 victory over Franklin Township Blue in the Panther Valley Little League Tournament.

Luke VanBuskirk paced the winners with three hits, one a two-run homer.

Carson Krell finished with two hits, one a two-run homer, while Kaleb Mushock collected three hits.

The winners also received a pair of hits from Brian Milot, Aaron Coccio and Nate Wickersham.

Joel Schellhammer, who had a double, earned the pitching win. Schellhammer, along with Milot and Krell, held FT Blue to just six hits.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday, Aug. 1

Hunter Safety Course 8:30 to 4

Hometown Fire Company

Route 54

Hometown

Pre-registration is required at www.pgc.state.pa.us . On line study is required prior to attendance.

Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 1

Dock Diving Demonstrations

Beginning at 9 a.m. each day

Cabela's

Route 61

Hamburg

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, July 18, 2015

"If they're laughing, they're listening."

That statement has always been part of my teaching creed. It's why I'm always looking to add levity to any school lesson I teach. But, there's a potential problem in that.

Some students don't see the silliness as the table setting. They feel it's the meal and feast upon it. Which isn't good when they need to be chewing on something else.

The serious stuff.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
GeniaCooper Wasilewski

Genia Cooper Wasilewski was one of the most accomplished female athletes ever to compete at Jim Thorpe, graduating in 2002 having earned 10 varsity letters in four sports.

Cooper Wasilewski received four varsity letters in basketball, where her deft hand at point guard and leadership as a captain helped guide the Lady Olympians to consecutive District 11 playoff appearances.

Cooper Wasilewski continued to play point guard for Northampton Community College and led the team to the 2003 regular season championship with a 17-1 record.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
bob ford/times news Panther Valley's Anthony Collevechio (right) prepares to tag Towamensing Township's Sal Melo during a rundown.

It seemed only fitting that if the Panther Valley Black Diamonds were going to claim their first ever Keystone Senior Babe Ruth title, they would have to go through the defending champion Towamensing Yankees to do it.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tamaqua Blue 12 and Jim Thorpe Blue 12 picked up Panther Valley Little League Tournament wins recently.

In the 9-10 tourney, Anthracite Grey was victorious.

PANTHER VALLEY 11-12 TOURNAMENT

Tamaqua Blue 12-Towamensing

/Weatherly

Tamaqua pounded out 17 hits to gain a 15-5 victory over Towamensing/Weatherly.

Joel Schellhammer had four hits for the winners, while Brian Milot, Aaron Coccio, Nate Wickersham and Michael Shanta each finished with a pair of hits.