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Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 23, 1999 Marian opens its golf season with a narrow 365-369 win over Panther Valley at the par-72 Mountain Valley Course. The Colts' Matt Roman leads his team with an 85 while teammate John Miller finishes one stroke behind him with an 86. Medalist honors goes to the Panthers' Rich Flanagan, who cards an 84.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22, 1962 Dave Werner nets 24 points to help Lehighton defeat Tamaqua, 86-73, and even its playoff series in the Panther Valley-Carbon County Summer Basketball League. Hal Zimmerman contributes 21 points to the winning effort, while Jack Mullen adds 15. Lehighton, which uses a 48-35 second half to break away from a halftime tie, also receives 10 points from both Roy Zimmerman and T. Mullen.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Palmerton's Kekoa Mook follows through after hitting a shot during Tuesday's Colonial League golf match. Mook was the Bombers' top golfer with an 83. Bob Ford/ TIMES NEWS

Jim Thorpe managed a tennis win, while Marian and Palmerton picked up victories on the golf course on Tuesday.

GIRLS TENNIS

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

The Lady Olympians won their first tennis match of the season, as they defeated Pottsville 5-2.

Jim Thorpe took all five of the singles matches. Gabbie Binder, Bryanna Kehrli and Maria Donati each won in straight sets. Teammates Kasey Herman and Haley Cope both won in three sets.

Jim Thorpe 5, Pottsville 2

SINGLES

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Marian wound up as the only winner on the local golf scene on Monday.

GOLF

Mahanoy Area-

Marian

Marian improved to 2-0 on the young season with its 309-342 golf victory over Mahanoy Area.

Co-medalists on the day were the Colts' Josh Green and Mark Postupack. Both shot four-over 76s.

Teammates Mike Gottstein (78) and Chris Postupack (79) also shot in the 70s.

Marian 309,

Mahanoy Area 342

MARIAN

Josh Green 76, Mark Postupack 76, Mike Gottstein 78, Chris Postupack 79

MAHANOY AREA

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 21, 1978 Greg Hyduke and Paul Hyduke combine for all five of Palmerton's goals to gain a 5-2 victory over Lansford and even their best-of-three Carbon County Street Hockey championship series. Lansford opens a two-goal lead in the opening period but Palmerton rallies to tie the score. Paul Hyduke puts his team ahead for good with a second-period tally midway through the second period. Palmerton goalie Steve Tyahla closes the door the rest of the way to force a third game.

Monday, August 20, 2012
Tamaqua head coach Jennel Yelito, left, watches as one of her players, Nicole Mateyak, returns a shot during practice. The Lady Raiders continue to have a strong program as 19 players are members of this year's team. Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS

Across the state of Pennsylvania, there are cuts being made to school districts due to the lack of educational funding and it is affecting everyone.

The student-athletes in schools are seeing their sports' budgets being cut and in the most drastic of measures, seeing their sports being dropped completely. One particular program that seems to have survived these recent cutbacks is the Tamaqua girls' tennis team, and in fact, it's even going in the opposite direction as the program seems to be thriving.

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.