Thursday, July 24, 2014

Local Sports

Monday, July 14, 2014

FULLERTON - Half of the Northern Valley's 10 regular season losses came in one-run games.

The Chargers season ended Saturday with another one-run loss, this time at the hands of Fullerton, 2-1 at Harry Glasser Field to oust Northern Valley from the Lehigh Valley Legion playoff tournament.

"That's been our year," said Northern Valley head coach Brad Rauch. "We could be a 12- or 13-win team with all the one-run losses we have."

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tamaqua teams posted wins in both the Panther Valley Tournament and the District 18 tournament.



Tamaqua Blue-FT Gray

Brayden Knoblauch and Emily Titus both had two hits to help Tamaqua Blue record a 14-4 win over Franklin Township Gray in the Panther Valley Little League Tournament.

Cody Hamm pitched four innings to gain the win while Michael Minchhoff added a scoreless fifth frame.



Tam. Blue-Hazleton

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's not how you start, it's how you finish.

After scoring just one run in the first three innings, Towamensing scored seven runs in its final three at bats en route to a 8-5 victory over the Franklin Township Shockers in the first game of the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth best-of-three championship series.

Franklin Township struck first in the top of the initial inning as K.J. Snerr brought home Anthony Rossino on a sacrifice fly.

Brady Niehoff, Jordan Knappenberger, and Zach Kamowski each had RBIs in the top of the fourth inning to extend the Shocker lead to 4-1.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stakes were high with several playoff seeds being decided as the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission Summer Basketball League entered the home stretch of its regular season. A few berths remain open with only Monday left before the start of the playoffs.

Vesuvio's-DJ 1:01

Vesuvio's survived a scare from DJ 1:01,59-55.

Travis Buckner had a big night for Vesuvio's with 21 points, including 6-for-8 from the free throw line. Mark Scarcella added 16 points.

Andre Grant was the leading scorer for DJ 1:01 with a season-high 19 points.

Martin's-E Mortgage

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As much as camping, fishing, picnics and swimming are associated with summer, so too is the arrival of hummingbirds – who cam provide hours of entertaining viewing in one's backyard.

In their own way, hummingbirds are as fascinating to watch as other forms of wildlife. Best of all, they are a lot less destructive than such critters as bear, deer, rabbits and groundhogs.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

An integrated marketing communications initiative intended to increase hunting participation and awareness in Pennsylvania has been undertaken by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and will be unveiled this fall.

Called GoHuntPA, the PGC hired the Harrisburg-based ad agency Top Flight Media to help develop the campaign. This is the first time that the agency has hired an agency to carry out a strategic communications campaign such as this one.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In this column, I will never tell you to adopt my eccentricities--even the ones that serve as the foundation of my health and fitness. From time to time, however, I will tell you about them, so you can learn from them and possibly modify them to suit your needs.

Especially after two well-publicized studies find an element of soundness to my strangeness.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Towamensing rallied for a win in the Panther Valley 11-12 Little League Tournament.


PV 11-12 Tourney

Towamensing-Tamaqua 12 Blue

Towamensing saw a big lead slip away before rallying in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Tamaqua Blue, 12-11, in a Panther Valley Little League 11-12 year-old tournament game.

Towamensing built a 9-2 lead in the game thanks to grand slam home runs from Luke Eitner and Matt Doherty.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Marian Fillies Softball Camp awards

The annual Marian Fillies Softball Camp was held recently with approximately 30 girls participating. Players were divided into NCAA (ages 11-14) and ASA (ages 8-10) divisions. Pictured above, from left to right, are award winners Emma Kramer (ASA Bunting), Kayla Sherry (NCAA Baserunning, Hitting, Bunting), Macy Alansky (NCAA Fielding), Lyndsey Reinoehl (NCAA Throwing), Rhian Evans (ASA Hitting), Skyler Searfoss (ASA Baserunning, Throwing), and Bryn Clifford (ASA Fielding). Back row are coach Joe Brennan and camp director Joe DeAngelo.

Friday, July 11, 2014
bob ford/times news Ryan Malarkey of the Franklin Township Shockers runs between second and third base as East Stroudsburg infielders Thomas Aruta (left) and Will Kazura go after the ball.

It might have taken a while to start, but the payoff was well worth the wait.

After two consecutive rainouts, the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth semifinal between Franklin Township and East Stroudsburg finally got underway Wednesday night. Despite the repeated delays, the teams delivered a classic.

Franklin capitalized on a balk call in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, and Ryan Malarkey did the rest with the game-winning hit in the eighth to send the Shockers into the championship series with a 3-2 victory.