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Monday, July 2, 2012

Ryan's Oil & Heating knocked Schick's Cafe Calcutta from the ranks of the unbeaten to highlight this week's action in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league.

Nemesis Enforcers-Cuz-N-Joe's Place

In the night's biggest upset, Nemesis Enforcers secured their first win of the season with a 64-54 victory over Cuz-N-Joe's Place.

Colin Nurse scored 17 points, while Nate Youst tacked on 12 points to lead Nemesis Enforcers.

Christian Laputka had a game-high 31 points for Cuz-N-Joe's Place.

Jimmy's O's Chicks-Ryan's Oil & Heating

Monday, July 2, 2012

Every facet of play came together perfectly for Palmerton/Towamensing in its matchup with Lansford on Saturday.

The result was a 25-0 mercy rule victory in the loser's bracket of the District 18 11-12 year old Little League Tournament.

The victory keeps Palmerton/Towamensing alive in the tournament as it will now travel to Tri-County this evening at 6 p.m. The loss eliminates Lansford.

Palmerton/Towamensing pitchers Tanner Burnett and Jake Taschler, who combined for the shutout, couldn't have asked for a better support system behind them.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Franklin Township Shockers and Towamensing Township played a pair of tight games in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League action over the weekend.

KEYSTONE SENIOR BABE RUTH

Towamensing-FT Shockers

Towamensing Township and the Franklin Township Shockers split a in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League doubleheader on Saturday.

In the opener, Towamensing posted a 5-4 victory.KeKoa Mook, Ryan Saylor and Tyler Svetik all had a hit and an RBI for Towamensing. Greg Wierbiki went the fistance on the mound, striking out 11, to pick up the victory.

Monday, July 2, 2012
mike feifel/times news Ryan Howard watches a ball come off his bat during Sunday's game with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

ALLENTOWN - There has been a lot of excitement at Coca Cola Park recently. I am not talking about how the IronPigs swept the Red Sox on Sunday and are in first place, or fireworks extravaganza that will happen after each game for the entire week in honor of Independence Day.

I am talking of the rehabbing Phillies. This past Tuesday, Chase Utley made a rehab appearance and drilled a homerun. Now we have Ryan Howard in the park for his rehab stint that may last through Friday.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, has received a $6,866 grant from the Gloria M. Young Ornithological Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation to support the care and maintenance of its four resident live raptors: a red-tailed hawk, a screech owl, an American kestrel and a great-horned owl.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Before you get too comfortable, get up and grab a cereal box from the cupboard. Any cereal box will do. They are all required by law to display our topic of discussion: a Nutrition Facts panel.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Rat Pack fighting school out of Palmerton will showcase five fighters at this weekend's Tribute to Jim Thorpe the Olympian mixed martial arts event at Memorial Park in Jim Thorpe.

All five fighters will be competing in amateur competition, with one fighter competing for the 170-pound title.

That fighter is Andy Beil, who will be facing off against Colby Slonaker (2-0). Beil is 4-3 in his career as an amateur fighter and Rat Pack leader Nick Massington expects Beil to win the fight and also turn professional in August.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30, 1994 Dan Borden collects three hits, one of them a two-run single, to help the Birches claim a 10-4 Northampton County League victory over Lehigh/West Bethlehem. Ross Borger gains the pitching win and also helps his own cause with an RBI double. John Dispenza contributes a two-run double while Alan Gethan delivers a two-run single.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
The 1935 Mauch Chunk Catholic football team

The 1935 Mauch Chunk Catholic football team, who were nicknamed "The Little Notre Damers" was one of the finest gridiron squads ever assembled in the now Jim Thorpe community.

Over a period of three seasons and over a span of 27 games the Cougars compiled a record of 21-4, with two ties. Their best team in that stretch came in 1935 under the guidance of coach Larry B. Morris. Morris played football at Gettysburg College, and after his playing days were over, took a job as a teacher as East Mauch Chunk High School and also took the head coaching position at Mauch Chunk Catholic.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Matt Weaver of Tamaqua connects with a pitch during a 9-1 victory over Freeland in a District 18 Little League 11-12-year old winner's bracket semifinal on Friday night. Weaver's sweet swing produced a double.

FREELAND In 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series defeating the New York Yankees.

A big reason for their success was their one-two punch of Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. The two future Hall-of-Famers overpowered batters at the plate time and time again.

The Tamaqua 11 & 12 year-old baseball squad looks to be following the game plan of the 2001 D'backs.