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Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6, 1962 Nesquehoning holds off Summit Hill to post a 5-3 Panther Valley Little League tournament win. Padora gains the pitching win, allowing six hits while striking out seven. He also helps his own cause by collecting a hit and scoring two runs. Malaska chips in with a hit and two runs scored while Skodacek contributes a pair of hits.

Monday, August 6, 2012
@Caption Stand Alone:Lehighton youth wins two state golds Sarah Laible, of Lehighton, won two gold medals at the Pennsylvania Level 5 State Meet. The 11-year old, who has been competing in gymnastics for four years, took first in bars and the beam. She registered a score of 9.15 on bars and 9.375 on the beam. Laible, who trains with Berks Gymnastics Academy in Reading, also was fourth in the floor event with a score of 9.025 and tenth in the vault with an 8.300. Her total score of 35.85 was good enough to place third in the all-around. Laible, who has battled back from a broken elbow she suffered a year ago, earned 16 medals in her Level 5 season is working toward Level 6 and 7 skills.

Sarah Laible, of Lehighton, won two gold medals at the Pennsylvania Level 5 State Meet. The 11-year old, who has been competing in gymnastics for four years, took first in bars and the beam. She registered a score of 9.15 on bars and 9.375 on the beam. Laible, who trains with Berks Gymnastics Academy in Reading, also was fourth in the floor event with a score of 9.025 and tenth in the vault with an 8.300. Her total score of 35.85 was good enough to place third in the all-around.

Monday, August 6, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Franklin Township shut out Jim Thorpe, 6-0, on Friday in the championship game of the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Members of the title team include, front row from left, Dalton Berger, Caine Carpenter, Zach Krum, Jack Schaeffer, Frank Bokan III, Jason Pryce; back row, scorekeeper Craig Haupt, coach Corey Schaeffer, Jonathan Herman, Collin Haupt, Daniel Keer, Gabe Wagner, Haris Cokrlija, Nolan Wentz and coach Frank Bokan Jr.

Front l-r, Dalton Berger, Caine Carpenter, Zach Krum, Jack Schaeffer, Frank Bokan III, Jason Pryce; back l-r, Craig Haupt, scorekeeper; Corey Schaeffer, coach; Jonathan Herman, Collin Haupt, Daniel Keer, Gabe Wagner, Haris Cokrlija, Nolan Wentz, and Frank Bokan Jr., coach.

Monday, August 6, 2012

LONG POND With a powerful storm looming yesterday at Pocono International Raceway it became evident to teams and drivers that the race was going to be shortened. A caution on lap 87 for Kurt Busch slamming into the turn two wall set the stage for a dramatic restart and eventual finish to the Pennsylvania 400. A finish that could end up changing the course of a season for one driver who has maybe had one of the most bad luck seasons of all time.

Monday, August 6, 2012

During a weekend full of change for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, one thing stayed the same: State basketball pairings.

After putting off a decision on whether to stick with the traditional bracketing for its most lucrative championship or switch to regionalized pairings that leaned heavily on geography, the PIAA stuck with the status quo.

By a 20-8 vote of the Board of Directors recently, the PIAA will stay with pairings similar to those it has used since it broadly expanded the basketball playoffs 40 years ago for the 1971-72 season.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing, Friday, Aug. 10, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor's Center, Hopeland Road, two miles south of Kleinfeltersville. Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Association, the briefing will focus on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2012-13 waterfowl hunting seasons.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

For thousands of hunters, it is once again approaching the time of the year to hope for the ultimate payoff: A Pennsylvania elk tag.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August 4, 1982 Gabe Fritz pitches a four-hitter and strikes out nine batters to lead Lansford to a 4-1 win over Summit Hill in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Cory Sheridan collects two hits for the winners while Jeff Goida and Don Ansbach each contribute an RBI hit and run scored. The winners also receive two runs scored from Tony Pajakinas.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Major League Baseball's July 31st trade deadline saw two Philadelphia Phillies get shipped out of town.

Centerfielder Shane Victorino and leftfielder Hunter Pence were both dealt to National League West teams on Tuesday. Both seemingly the casualties of a huge payroll, and being practically unsignable after this year, Phillies' general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. decided to deal the outfielders and get something in return while he still could.

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Jacob Heydt

Jacob Heydt graduated from Carbon County Technical Institute in 2005 and was a member of the 2004 Olympians football team that finished with a 10-1 record. The 2004 team was the only team to finish the regular season with a record of 10-0 in school history.

While at Jim Thorpe, Heydt lettered in track as well as football throwing the shot put, discus, and javelin. Heydt also participated on the Olympian Power Lifting team in his four years, placing second in the 242-pound weight class at the Glen Mills Tournament in 2003.