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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Cole Miller competes in the postseason last year. This year the PIAA has divided golf into two classifications - AA and AAA.

Over the years, whenever the District 11 golf championships rolled around it was a single class, free-for-all battle on the links.

In the past all of the high school golfers competing in the championship were forced to play against golfers from all across the district regardless of classification.

Now, for the first time ever, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has decided to split the field throughout district, regional and state play.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16, 1971 Ted Lukac fires a two-hit shutout to lead Summit Hill to a 3-0 win over Lansford in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Lukac, who also strikes out six batters, contributes two hits at the plate to help his own cause. Greg Matyascik slugs a home run for the winners while Larry O'Donnell and Tom Evans both finish with two hits.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

JIM THORPE

Head coach Jim Hauze (Second season)

Last year's record 0-13 overall (0-12 SL)

League Schuylkill League

Classification AAA

Key losses Mitch Hoffman, Nate Ryals, Zachary Bowman

Key returnees Jake McGeehan (Jr.), Mike Helmer (Jr.), James Marks (So.)

Others to watch Nicholas Goldberg (Sr.), Brett Luicana (So.), Tylor Slack (Jr.), Kaitlyn Wagner (Jr.)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Tamaqua Area School District Athletic Department is offering several season ticket packages and the Senior Citizen's Gold Card for the 2012 fall athletic seasons.

Tickets and Gold Cards may be obtained Monday through Thursday in the high school office between 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information on the ticket packages, visit the school district website under athletics.

The following packages are being offered for fall sports:

SEASON TICKETS

Football (5 home games)

Adults: $20; Students: $8

JH/JV Football (4 home games)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Season tickets for Palmerton High School's home football games will be sold Saturday, August 18th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the high school football stadium and August 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the high school lobby. Prices are $20 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens and $50 for a family ticket.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Lehighton Area School District will be selling season tickets for the 2012 football season.

Tickets will be $25 for adults and $15 for senior citizens/students. This will include admission to all varsity games, a reserved parking pass for each game, and a reserved seat.

Tickets can be purchased in the high school office between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Aug. 13.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Marian High School will be selling season tickets for the upcoming football season on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at Men of Marian when the Colts host Northern Lehigh in a scrimmage. The season tickets will also be available on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. during the Meet the Colts Night program at the school.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sandstorm and Victorious Secret earned semifinal victories on Monday night to advance to the championship match of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league.

VAS-VS

Defending league champion Valley Athletic Supply cruised to 25-11 victory in the first game, but Victorious Secret rallied by winning the next three games by scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 to advance to Thursday night's championship match.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 1966 Dave Digilio collects three hits, one of them a homer, and knocks in five runs to help Nesquehoning post a 12-4 victory over Lansford in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Ron Kusko and Jim Kravelk both contribute a pair of hits and two RBIs. Dave Kattner gains the pitching win, walking two and striking out three. Kattner also helps his own cause with a double. For Lansford, Thad Kosciolek finishes with three hits.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Mahoning Valley Speedway Triple 25s have been a windfall for drivers Zane Zeiner, Matt Hirschman and Don Wagner. In the nine features that made of the unique event, which is part to the Mahoning Modified Madness Series (MMMS), the trio has combined in winning eight, including this past Saturday night.

It the opening race, Zeiner had a 1.713-second margin of victory, almost two car lengths. He has now won a feature in all four of his starts this season.