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Local Sports

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22, 1961 Tony Pajakinas hurls a two-hit shutout to lead Tamaqua to a 2-0 win over Lansford in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Pajakinas, who finishes with two walks and seven strikeouts, also collects three hits at the plate and scores a run. The winners, who push across both runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, also receive hits from Bill Sakusky and Glen Schoener. Dave Padora pitches well in defeat for Lansford, allowing just five hits while striking out three.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20, 1996 Jarred Albert fires an 83 to help Jim Thorpe gain a 353-360 golf win over Marian at Mountain Valley. The Olympians also receive an 89 from George Monteleone and a 91 from Jared Kelowitz. The match was the first for the Colts after a 15-year absence. Marian's Chris McLaughlin shoots a 78 to earn medalist honors.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tamaqua lost to North Schuylkill, 301-360, in a Schuylkill League match.

For the Blue Raiders (1-2, 1-2), Mike Weinert turned in a solid performance scoring a 75 at Rolling Meadows Golf Course.

North Schuylkill was led by Josh Lex's 74. Justine Paul and Jamie Anczarski with a pair of 75s.

North Schuylkill (301)

Josh Lex 74, Justine Paul 75, Jamie Anczarski 75, John Rittle/Carmen Cicioni 77.

Tamaqua (360)

Mike Weinert 75, Travis Miller 93, Adam Frantz 94, Jackson George 98.

Played at Rolling Meadows, par-68

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Why do we remember what we do?

While I'm not qualified to answer that, I do know the question that I keep remembering from more than three months ago is a big reason why this column was created and the headline is so strongly worded.

The question came on Tuesday, May 10 at approximately 11:40 a.m., about 75 minutes after the Palmerton Area Junior/Senior High School had lost all power. The power outage had caused our school to lock down, and my class was antsy since they had been with me since 9:15 and couldn't use the lavatories or the water fountains.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A dozen of Pennsylvania's leading wildlife and nature artists will share their work at the Hawk Mountain Art Show and Sale held in the Sanctuary Visitor Center, Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and proceeds will help benefit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

KEMPTON – Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza co-promoters Rick Weaknecht and Bob Danenhower take it as a compliment when told their outdoors show is going to the dogs.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lehighton opens its golf season in convincing fashion, cruising to a 20 1/2-3 1/2 victory over Panther Valley. Kipp Henritzy earns medalist honors and a 2-1 decision by shooting a 69 at the par-70 Villas Crossing course. The Indians, coached by Tom Schaeffer, also receive 3-0 wins from Sean Steigerwalt, Nick Smith, Zach Millen and Travis Zimmerman.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The 2011 scholastic golf season got under on Thursday with four area teams in action.

Marian opened its season with a victory while Tamaqua earned a split in a tri-match.



Marian played host to Weatherly and started out the season with a dominating 310-423 Schuylkill League win.

Medalist honors went to the Colts' Mike Gottstein, who shot a one-over-par 73. Josh Green and Mark Postupack followed with identical 78s.

The Wreckers' Josh Reiner led his team with a 98.

MARIAN (310)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Panther Valley High School Athletic Director Kristen Black has released the ticket prices for fall sports.

Black also announced that there will no longer be a senior citizen passes sold. However, old senior citizen passes will be grandfathered.

Single game

Varsity football and volleyball: $5 adults; $ 3 students/senior citizen

JV football, jr. high football and jr high girls basketball: $ 3 adults; $2 students/senior citizen

Season ticket (fall)

Adult: $35

Students/senior citizen: $25

Family of four: $70; Extra person: $20

Thursday, August 18, 2011

High School will hold "Meet the Tribe" Night on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lehighton Football Stadium.

The night will include the introduction of all student-athletes and coaches participating in a Fall sports program, including a performance by the Indian Band and cheerleaders.

Admission is free but the public is encouraged to bring canned goods that will be donated to a local food bank.