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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lehighton Area School District will be selling season tickets for the 2011 football season.

Tickets will be $25 for adults and $15 for senior citizens/students. This will include tickets for the five home varsity games, a reserved parking pass for each game, and a reserved seat.

Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the high school office.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs picked up their second win in a row, defeating the Rochester Red Wings, 3-1 on Wednesday at Coca-Cola Park.

The win was the IronPigs 71st of the season, matching a franchise record set two years ago. It also kept them one game behind Pawtucket in the International League's North Division.

Brandon Moss hit a two-run blast to right for his 21st home run of the season. The homer came off Rochester starter Andy Baldwin in the top of the first to put the IronPigs on the scoreboard. It was the 30th home run Baldwin has allowed this season.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Getz's Eric Busocker coasts in for a lefty lay-up against Molly's defender Mike Chapman.

The Jim Thorpe Summer Basketball League recently wrapped up its season with a postseason championship game and an all-star game.

Championship Game


In the JTSL final, Getz's continued it's impressive post-season run by posting a convincing 64-47 victory over Molly Maguires Pub.

Getz's was led by a balanced offensive attack with Eric Busocker (13), Kyle Busocker (11), Tony Stoeckel (10), and Craig Zurn (10) all hitting double figures.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 1973 Joe Tessitore belts a game-winning, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Nesquehoning a 4-3 upset win over Tamaqua in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Tessitore and John Staivecki both finish with a pair of hits while Bob Roman contributes a hit and run scored. Roman also gains the pitching win, allowing just six hits.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The first annual Marian Fillies Alumni softball game will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20th at 2 p.m. at the high school field. All are invited to see players of years past test their skills. Any former player who would like to play or support this event and has not yet done so can contact Joe DeAngelo at (570) 952-1533. All proceeds will be used for field maintenance and improvements. A rain date of August 27th has been established in case of inclement weather.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ALLENTOWN - After recently being added to the IronPigs pitching staff, Dave Bush wasted no time in making an immediate impact with his new team.

Bush (1-0) pitched six scoreless innings in his debut, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out five Rochester batters en route to a 5-2 victory.

"I thought he did a nice job keeping hitters off balance," said Lehigh Valley manager Ryne Sandberg. "He got into a little bit of a groove and pitched very well.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
AP PHOTO Penn State head coach Joe Paterno holds a press conference from his golf cart at the school's indoor football training facility during NCAA media day on Tuesday.

UNIVERSITY PARK - Joe Paterno never wants to talk about the day when he'll leave the sidelines as head coach of the Nittany Lions.

He did admit that the hit he took last week "knocked the devil out of me", but the 84-year old mentor showed no signs that he was ready to leave in the near future even though his contract expires after this season.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 1967 Jack Barrett fires a two-hit shutout to lead Tamaqua to a 7-0 Panther Valley Little League tournament win over Jim Thorpe. Barrett walks just one and strikes out eight in his six innings of work. Gary Zedonek collects a pair of doubles for the winners while Joe Jakubco adds two hits and scores a run. Tamaqua, who puts the game away with a five-run fourth inning, also receives a hit and two runs scored from Mike Soley.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Panther Valley head coach Tim Robb is a wrestling junky and it's no surprise that he's trying to pass down his passion of the sport to area wrestlers. Robb is doing just that, bringing in NCAA talent to Panther Valley High every Saturday to school the kids on different techniques.

PV wrestlers aren't the only grapplers benefiting from the clinic with Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, and Tamaqua wrestlers attending as well.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ALLENTOWN - Two short inning games weren't too kind to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Monday night.

They finished up a suspended game from Sunday against the Toledo Mud Hens, falling by a 3-2 score and then dropped the second seven inning contest 6-5 as International League play winds down towards the post-season.

The Pigs are now 69-55 and have fallen two games back of North Division leader Pawtucket. The good news is, the Pawsox beat Gwinett 7-3 and Louisville downed Indianapolis 4-1 so the IronPigs still have a game and a half lead for the wild card spot.