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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA Regardless of the final outcome of the tournament, Martina Herring is likely experiencing one summer event she won't quickly forget.

Herring allowed four hits and recorded three strikeouts over three innings of relief to help preserve Lehigh Valley's opening 14-2 victory over Inter-Ac in the second day of the Seventh Annual Softball Carpenter Cup at FDR Park.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
bob ford/times news Lehigh Valley players celebrate after recording the final out in the championship game of the Carpenter Cup Baseball Tournament on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA Lehigh Valley defeated Burlington County 5-3 on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park in the championship game of the 2011 Carpenter Cup Baseball Tournament.

Despite falling behind 3-1 after the first inning, Lehigh Valley used some spectacular pitching and defense in getting back into the game and capturing their third Carpenter Cup title.

"Today I think we did well defensively," said Northern Lehigh's Jake Kern. "We held them to three runs and we just had to pick it up with our bats a little bit. We scored enough runs to pull it out."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua shortstop Toby Rosen puts tag on North Schuylkill base runner who tried to get back to second base during Schuylkill/Berks Legion Baseball action yesterday.

To say that North Schuylkill 'brought the sticks' in Tuesday night's Legion game at Tamaqua would be an understatement.

North Schuylkill banged out 11 hits, including five home runs, as it outlasted the Blue Sox' valiant comeback effort and posted a 10-9 Schuylkill/Berks Legion Baseball League

win. It was North Schuylkill's initial victory of the season.

"[Derek] Dumboski's home runs were obviously huge tonight for us," said North Schuylkill head coach Lance Hornberger. "He also pitched pretty well for us down the stretch and that proved to be pretty big, as well."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

When people think of Allison Updike, the first thing that probably comes to mind is that she is one of the top javelin throwers in the nation.

As a matter of fact, the recent Tamaqua High graduate will continue her education and track and field career at the University of Georgia this fall.

Her accolades don't stop there, however.

Updike was also a starter on the Lady Raiders' outstanding girls basketball team and led the girls soccer team to two District 11 fall gold medals.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Mick Stefanek

After months of consternation, the Palmerton High School boys' basketball team finally has a mentor in place.

The school board unanimously agreed n a 9-0 vote on Tuesday to appoint Michael Stefanek as head boys' basketball coach at a salary of $5,901.

Last month, a motion to appoint Mark Maholick to the post died for lack of a majority vote after the school board deadlocked 4-4 with one abstention.

Maholick - who ended this past season as the team's interim coach - was chosen in January to replace Mike Snyder, who began the season as the team's head coach.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ALLENTOWN – Some walls are too big to climb. For starters, a last minute switch of Indianapolis starting pitchers set the tone for the night. The Indians then threw out five pitchers backed by stellar defense that took away scoring opportunities as Indianapolis shutout the first place Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2-0 before 8,998 disappointed fans.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
@Caption Stand Alone:Tamaqua Boys Basketball Camp award winners The Tamaqua Boys Basketball Camp was held last week under the direction of first-year Blue Raider head coach Cas Kosciolek. Among the camp award winners were, front row, from left, Tavio Agosti and Seth Paluck. Back row, Thadd Zuber, Matt Minchoff and Russell Blaker.  Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Boys Basketball Camp was held last week under the direction of first-year Blue Raider head coach Cas Kosciolek. Among the camp award winners were, front row, from left, Tavio Agosti and Seth Paluck. Back row, Thadd Zuber, Matt Minchoff and Russell Blaker.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21, 1994 A five-run fifth inning helps Northwestern gain a 10-6 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Southern Lehigh. Jack Mosser and Nate Davidson both single and score runs in the big frame while Chris Rothrock adds an RBI single and Randy Metzger contributes a run-scoring double. Davidson, the game's winning pitcher, also finishes with three hits, one a double, and two runs scored.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lehigh Valley picked up a 9-6 win over Tri-Cape at Citizen's Bank Park on Monday to advance to today's Carpenter Cup finals.

The Ted Plessl-coached squad faced Burlington County this morning in search of its third Carpenter Cup title.

Lehigh Valley had three errors and just seven hits over nine innings, but Tri-Cape, made up of players from southern New Jersey, left 14 runners on base and had six errors.

Pocono Mountain East's Evan Fardella had a three-run double in the second inning and Justin Pacchioli of Nazareth had an RBI double in the sixth for LV.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The District 18 11-12 year old Little League Tournament will get under way on Friday, June 24 with six games on tap.

The Anthracite team will play all home games at Nesquehoning, the White Haven/Bear Creek team will play all home games at White Haven and the Hazle Township/Tri-County team will alternate home games between McAdoo and Hazle Township.

The 10-11 tournament will get underway on July 7, while the 9-10 tournament will open with one game on Friday, June 24.

The schedules are as follows:

District 18 11-12 tournament

(All games are at 6 p.m.)