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Monday, August 20, 2012

This has not been the typical John Bennett type of season at Mahoning Valley Speedway. "The King" has had a somewhat up and down year and had been unable to put together his usual string of top finishes. There had even been a point where the three-time Modified champ was outside the top ten in points for the first time in the last six years.

On Saturday, Lehighton's Bennett was as good as he's ever been, making a pass on leader Don Wagner after a lap 23 restart and then looking solid the rest of the way to seize his second 2012 victory.

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20, 2002 Mike Scocozza, Greg Piechota, Brad Yocum and Jeff Moroch all register 3-0 wins to help Pleasant Valley open its Mountain Valley Conference season with a 19 1/2-4 1/2 victory over East Stroudsburg North at Indian Mountain. Five different Bears card scores in the 80s with Joe Torrente, a 2 1/2-1/2 winner, earning medalist honors with an 83.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 18, 1961 Bill Delay pitches a one-hit shutout to lead Tamaqua to a 4-0 victory over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Delay strikes out six batters and helps his own cause by collecting two hits at the plate and scoring a run. Tony Pajakinas doubles in a run for the winners and also scores a run, while Glenn Schoener contributes an RBI single. Bill Oster adds a triple and run scored with Paul Long chipping in with a hit and run.

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Shotgun events for all ages are among the most popular features at the annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza, which be held August 24-26, at the Kempton Fairgrounds.

KEMPTON – Even in the outdoors, dogs and kids are a tough combination to beat.

That activities for both have always been included in the events at the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza is one of big reasons the show has been such a popular attractions for families who enjoy the outdoors. This year the seventh annual show will again focus on hands-on activities when it returns to the Kempton Fairgrounds, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 24-26.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Tamaqua lost to North Schuylkill in scholastic golf action on Friday.


Tamaqua-N. Schuylkill

North Schuylkill had three players shoot in the 70s and went on to defeat Tamaqua, 309-346 on the links.

Justine Paul was the medalist on the day, as she fired a five-over 73. Teammates Anthony Marone (77) and Jimmy Swantek (78) also shot in the 70s.

Tamaqua was paced by Mike Weinert's 78. Fellow Raiders Troy Reinhardt (90), CJ Schellhamer (91) and Scott Zellnar (92) rounded out the scoring.

North Schuylkill 309, Tamaqua 346


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has teamed with Carbon County Environmental Center for this year's "Bald Eagle Migration Day," Saturday, Aug. 25, which includes a free presentation, beginning at noon, at the outdoor amphitheater, or indoors in the event of rain.

Bald Eagle Migration Day is designed to remind visitors that late August and early September is one of the best times to see bald eagles on migration. At this time of year visitors have a 40 percent chance of seeing a bald eagle at Hawk Mountain's North Lookout, and a 52 percent chance between September 1-15.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

In many ways, looking into matters of health and fitness and writing this column is like being a PI. After all, the end result of either job is the same: to provide you, the client, with important knowledge.

But since you don't pick my assignments or pay me to pursue them, it might be more accurate to call me a public, rather than a private, investigator.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I wanted to take a few moments in this column and write about a cause that is very near to the PGA of America, myself and I would think all citizens of the United States. This cause is Patriot Golf Day. Patriot Golf Day is a nationwide movement that centers on the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17, 1945 George Keister and Walter Zuber both collect three hits and score a run to help lead Summit Hill to a 7-5 Panther Valley League victory over Tamaqua. Pete Lesniak earns the pitching win with relief help from Donnie Frey. Tony George and Keister deliver RBI hits during a five-run first inning for the winners, coached by Bill Black, while Joe McHugh and Jasinski each chip in with a hit and run scored.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tamaqua and Marian opened the 2012 scholastic golf season with victories on Thursday.


Tamaqua-Jim Thorpe

Tamaqua rolled to a 377-463 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

The Blue Raiders' Mike Weinert led all golfers with a medalist score of 78.

Brett Luicana paced the Olympians with a score of 106.


Mike Weinert 78, Troy Reinhardt 86, Matt Stanek 92, Derek Cinicola 101


Brett Luicana 106, Will Kovolenko 111, James Marks 120, Josh Abbot 126

Played at Villas Crossing, par 70