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Friday, August 5, 2011

Whoever is into fantasy baseball can probably name this year's positional MVPs without having to think very hard.

It's relatively obvious that Brian McCann, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp are the best players fantasy-wise at their respective positions. They were the no-brainers on draft day.

But what fantasy owners like just as much as a 'sure thing' is pleasant surprises. After all, who doesn't like surprises? Owners become overjoyed when they find value where they thought they might have little or none.

Friday, August 5, 2011
MIKE DICKBERND/IU SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY  Allysa Vavra, shown competing at the Big Ten Championships earlier this year, had a fourth place finish in 400 IM at the ConocoPhillips USA National Swimming Championships Thursday.

Allysa Vavra's outstanding year in the pool reached new heights on Thursday at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA National Swimming Championships at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center.

Vavra turned in her best-ever performance at a national meet when she finished fourth in the women's 400 IM championship final.

Friday, August 5, 2011
McHugh, Krapf medal at Keystone Games

Tanner McHugh and Bryan Krapf, members of the recently formed Coal Region Rumblers Wrestling Club, competed in the 30th annual Keystone State Summer Games which took place in the Greater Hershey/ Harrisburg Area the week of July 26-July 31. The individual wrestling championships where held in the Hershey Farm Show Complex where McHugh and Krapf both earned medals with outstanding showings in their respective divisions and weight classes. Also picking up a Keystone State Games medal in wrestling was Connor Frey from Lehighton.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 1982 Kunkletown rallies to gain a 5-3 Pocono Mountain League win over Tannersville. Rich Smale collects three hits, scores a run and knocks in one while John Rasley contributes two hits, one of them a two-run single. Rod Strohl gains the pitching win, tossing all seven innings. Strohl, who also adds a hit and scores two runs, allows eight hits and strikes out three.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4, 1972 George Malik earns the pitching win and also collects three hits at the plate to help lead Nesquehoning to a 10-6 victory over Tamaqua and clinch the Panther Valley Little League tournament championship. Charlie McAvoy finishes with three hits and two runs scored, while Ted Knox and Steve Feddock both contribute two hits and two runs scored. Bruce Nalesnik and Joe Matalone also chip in with a pair of hits.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Kristen Shickora

Kristen Shickora came within an eyelash of qualifying for the finals in the women's 100 backstroke at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA National Swimming Championships on Wednesday at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center.

Shickora, a Marian High School graduate and current University of Georgia star, needed to finish in the top 10 to make the championship final. She finished in 11th place with a time of 1:02.28, just one hundredth of a second behind the 10th place finisher.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua alum Chelsea Jones is spending her summer volunteering at a "Touch of Tennis", a free clinic that specializes in teaching tennis to those with special needs in the Gwynedd Valley area.

Tamaqua alum Chelsea Jones no doubt uses her tennis skills to dust up the competition for Gywnedd Mercy College. Jones however, uses lessons learned from tennis for an even more important cause, volunteering for the "Touch of Tennis" special needs clinic.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Station Fitness Center claimed this season's Summit Hill Adult Basketball League championship by defeating Joe's Place in the finals.

Below are results from each round of the postseason games.


The Station Fitness Center-Joe's Place

The Station took home the Summit Hill Adult Basketball League title with a thriller of a 52-46 win over Joe's Place.

Ryan Achenbach paced The Station with a game-high 18 points, while Danny Miller added double figures with 12.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league concluded its regular season on Tuesday evening at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

Valley Athletic Supply clinched the first overall seed with a record of 33-3, while Sandstorm finished 29-7 to earn the second seed.

The semifinals will be played tonight with the title match slated for Aug. 9.


Diggers Wit Attitude-Scared Hitless

Scared Hitless won all three games against Diggers Wit Attitude 25-23, 25-20, 25-20.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kory Rabenold will return to ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition this weekend at Pocono Raceway after finishing a solid 16th place in a fog shortened event at the Tricky-Triangle back in June.

The Slatington native and the KRR team are looking for even better results at the Pennsylvania ARCA 125.