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Saturday, June 22, 2013

It's a guarentee that Rebecca Boyer had a lot of tough choices to make during her five years at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

One of the toughest may have come last month.

Boyer, a 2008 Palmerton Area High School graduate, had to choose between the moment that she had been working hard towards for the last 10 semesters her college graduation or the one that she had been working just as hard for the last two years with the Wildcats' Archery team attending the United States Archery Championships in Cedar City, Utah.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Kosciolek, Hrbek propel LV

It was a rough start for the Lehigh Valley squad Friday afternoon, but it ended up being a smooth finish, as they knocked off Olympic/Colonial 7-5 at FDR Park in the quarterfinals of the Carpenter Cup Classic.

After giving up two runs in the top of the first and another run in the second, they battled back for a 3-3 stalemate through six innings and burst through for three runs in the bottom half of the sixth to pull away and reach Monday's 9 am semifinal at Citizens Bank Park against the winner of Tri-Cape of South Jersey or Suburban One American/Continental.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Coordinated Health is offering FREE ImPACT testing during the summer months for athletes in the Tamaqua Area School District,

Friday, June 21, 2013

Anthony Rossino led the West to a victory in the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth All-Star game.

KEYSTONE SENIOR BABE RUTH

All-Star Game

Anthony Rossino of the Franklin Township Shockers won MVP honors in the 11th Annual Keystone Senior Babe Ruth All-Star Game as the West squad gained a 5-4 victory over the East.

Rossino knocked in what proved to be the game-winning run in the eighth inning, stole three bases and also scored a run.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Carbon County Babe Ruth League playoffs will get underway tonight with four quarterfinal round games.

The semifinal round will be played on Saturday with the league championship game scheduled for Monday at 5:45 p.m. at Franklin Township's Christman's Field.

Following is tonight's schedule:

#8 seed Franklin Township Generals vs. #1 seed Franklin Township Falcons at Lehighton High School varsity field, 5:45 p.m.

#7 seed Franklin Township Pirates vs. #2 seedJim Thorpe Bruins at Jim Thorpe High School, 5:45 p.m.

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 1981 Fred Tomasko hits a two-run walk-off homer in the eighth inning to give Northwestern a 3-1 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over Mountainville. Kean Wessner leads off the home eighth with a single and Tomasko follows with his blast over the leftfield fence. Scott Adams tosses all eight frames and allows just three singles to earn the pitching win. Northwestern's first run of the contest scores on Brian Dotter's triple.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Tamaqua Area School District will be giving 2013-14 sports physicals for all sports on Tuesday, June 25 and Tuesday, July 30 in the Tamaqua Middle School Nurse's office.

Physicals will conclude no later than 11:30 a.m. both days. The time frames for both days are used as a recommendation to avoid overcrowding. A student may attend another time frame but is encouraged to attend during the scheduled time. Siblings in different time frames may come at the same time.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Fillies Camp 5-on-5 champs

The 23rd annual Marian Fillies Basketball Camp under the direction of head coach Paul Brutto was recently held at Marian Catholic High School. The week long camp was attended by 85 girls who received instruction on basic skills and techniques to improve their game. The winning team in the 5-on-5 competition was comprised of, first row from left, Jacalyn Possessky and Isabella Lesante. Second row, Megan Horan, Rachel Zula, Sara Motley and Nicole Capparell. Third row, team coach Emily Fannick, Karlee Gimeno, Megan Peifer, Megan Babinsky, Caitlyn Kehley and team coach Bethany Shaud.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Gold wins McDonald's Classic

NAZARETH - The Lehigh Valley McDonald's All-Star Classic is in the books, and the general consensus is that the 43rd edition was a rousing success.

The Gold team (Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades) utilized its skill on the ground and in the air to narrowly defeat the Red squad (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties), 13-8.

For the TIMES NEWS area players on the losing end in the contest, it was more about the experience than the result.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Matt Minchoff slides safely into third base as Schuylkill Valley's Mike Bolinsky applies the late tag.

For the first few innings, it looked as though Tamaqua had sustained the offensive momentum it created the night before with a late game rally against Schuylkill Valley.

The Blue Sox made a furious comeback the previous night, erasing an early 9-2 deficit, only to run out of time, falling 9-6 to the Falcons.

The tables were turned this time, but still not in Tamaqua's favor, as Schuylkill Valley picked up an 8-5 win in Schuylkill-Berks Legion play.