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Friday, July 26, 2013

Tamaqua White reached the .500 mark in the 9-10 year-old Panther Valley Little League Tournament with a victory on Thursday.

LITTLE LEAGUE

Panther Vy. 9-10 Tourney

Tamaqua White-FT Gray

Tamaqua White defeated Franklin Grey, 18-6.

Michael Steigerwalt was the winning pitcher and also added two hits and two RBI for Tamaqua White. Luke Verta chipped in a two-run double while Mike Shlanta and Jimmy Akins both had two hits.

For Franklin, Crum had a hit and two RBIs.

Tamaqua White evens its record at 3-3. Franklin Gray falls to 2-2.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Flyte gets hole-in-one at Kelowitz Tourney

Greg Flyte of Jim Thorpe had a hole in one at the recent Geoff Kelowitz Invitational Golf Tournament at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Flyte aced the No . 16 175 yard par three with a 5 iron.

Greg won it at a contest hole for a $5,000 prize.

Witnesses were CJ McGinley, Geoff Kelowitz and Dave Figura.

@Breif.Head:Carullo records ace at Villas Crossing

Nick Carullo got his first-ever hole-in-one on July 16 at Villas Crossing Golf Course in Tamaqua.

Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26, 1995 David Smith hits a pair of two-run homers to help Franklin Township open the Panther Valley Little League tournament with a 14-6 victory over Weatherly. Smith goes deep in the third and fourth innings to help the winners offset a 4-1 deficit. Pete Balogach contributes two hits, one a homer, and knocks in four runs for the winners while Mark Evans adds a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Erick Kresge gains the pitching win and also aids his opwn cause with two hits and a pair of RBIs.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
MICHAEL A. HEERY/Special to the Times news

Local youth had the recent opportunity to participate in a basketball camp at Lehighton Area Middle School. The five-day camp was open to all children who will be entering second through eighth grades this coming school year. Pictured is Lehighton native Chris Heery, head basketball coach of the Wilkes University Lady Colonels, instructing some of the participants on the fundamentals of the game.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mike Stower Coal & Oil and Vesuvio's both earned semifinal victories on Wednesday evening to set the stage for an all-Hazleton area championship game in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league.

Stower's cruised through the regular season undefeated and posted a 20-point semifinal round victory over Batter's Box to mark its first ever ESRC summer basketball league championship game appearance.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Tamaqua Blue squad earned a dramatic, come-from-behind win over the Towamensing White team in the 11-12 Panther Valley Little League tournament.

Panther Vy. 11-12

Tamaqua Blue-Towamensing White

Brady Moyer was the catalyst for Tamaqua's offense in its 11-7 win over Towamensing, hitting a home run and adding a double. Moyer was also a force on the mound, pitching 5 and strong innings to keep Towamensing's bats in check.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 25, 1959 John Zubek has a big day at the plate to power Lansford to an 11-4 win over Grier City in the District 18 Little League tournament. Zubek collects three hits, one of them a two-run homer, and scores three runs. Tom Radocha also finishes with three hits, one a double, and three runs scored. Gary Zonka pitches a five-hitter, walking three while striking out eight, to earn the pitching win and chips in with a double and run scored. The winners also receive two hits from Ron Mihalko.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Tamaqua White squad came out on top in an offensive shootout to earn a win in the Panther Valley 9-10 Little League Tournament.

Panther Vy. 9-10

Lansford-Tamaqua White

Tamaqua White used clutch hitting during a late rally to overcome an early deficit and defeat Lansford, 14-13

With a runner on third and two outs, Tamaqua's Jimmy Atkins ripped a double to tie the game. Atkins would later take home for the winning run on a passed ball.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2000 Richie Abel pitches a five-hitter and strikes out 13 batters to lead Nesquehoning to a 7-4 victory over McAdoo in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. The winners break the contest open in the second inning when they plate four runs. Lee Thear delivers a two-run double during the frame while Todd Stratchko knocks in a pair with a single.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Despite suffering its first loss of the season, Sandstorm won two of three games against Valley Athletic Supply to remain in the driver's seat of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league.

With just over a week remaining in the regular season, six teams have already clinched playoff berths, while three teams (Anything But Net, VBC Tomahawks-High School and Intensity) fight it out for the two remaining playoff spots.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

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