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Friday, July 5, 2013

Northern Lehigh's Sophie Hankee and Palmerton's Janel Tracy were named to the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association All-Star team for their performances this past season.

Hankee and Tracy both earned honorable mention status on the Class AAA team.

Both were Colonial League All-Star first team members.

Friday, July 5, 2013
ap photo Marco Andretti waits in his car during a test session for Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 400 auto race

Long Pond - It's easy to see why Nazareth, PA native Marco Andretti is frustrated with his 2013 Izod INDYCAR series season. Andretti has yet to get a win in 2013, despite being strong and fast at most of the tracks this season. A much needed and well overdue victory, especially at a track like Pocono, that is so close to home could certainly get Andretti headed in the right direction.

Friday, July 5, 2013

July 5, 1992 Joel Wamsley slugs a two-run homer and also gains the pitching win as Franklin Township opens the District 18 Little League tournament with a 9-5 victory over West Hazleton. Wamsley strikes out 10 batters on the mound and also adds an RBI single at the plate. The winners receive a hit and two runs scored from Nate Hawk while Travis Hunsicker and Jason Moser each chip in with a hit and run scored.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Tamaqua Blue Sox gained a win in Schuylkill/Berks Legion action while the Franklin Township Shockers and Towamensing Yankees both picked up recent victories in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth contests.

SCHUY./BERKS LEGION

Southern-Tamaqua

Connor Hartung pitched a three-hitter to lead Tamaqua to a 2-1 win over Southern Area.

Hartung allowed two walks and struck out seven batters as the Blue Sox claimed their second victory of the season.

Matt Roberts had a double and an RBI while Adam Bates scored both Tamaqua runs.

Southern Area 001 000 0 - 1 3 0

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Anthracite-Hazleton

Anthracite defeated Hazleton, 9-3, in the Hazleton 7 & 8 year-old Little League All-Star Tournament.

Michael Pascoe had two hits, including a triple, drove in three runs and scored twice for Anthracite. Matthew Maholick also had two hits, including a triple for the winners.

Maholick scored two runs and knocked in one. Kyle Binder, Joey Shelton, Drew Kokinda and Eddie Evans also had hits and scored runs for Anthracite.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

CONYNGHAM VALLEY When you're on, you're on.

Valley West used a perfect blend of methodical offense and dominant pitching en route to a 10-1 win over Lansford in the winner's bracket championship of the 11-12-year-old District 18 Little League All-Star Tournament.

Valley West leadoff hitter Ryan Wolk got the team on the board early, launching a solo home run on the second pitch he saw to give the team a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Bavarian Softball League recently held its annual mid-season tournament. McClure Company won the tournament with Parambo's Funeral Home finishing as the runner-up. Members of the championship team include, front row from left, Brandon Houser, Anthony Ades, Jim Dodson, Andy Malay, Corey Koziel, Tony Kropp; back row, Abel Calcano, Ziggy Dudash, Charlie Stettler, Dave Bench, Jason Dudash, Chris Owens, Brad Yuricheck and Benny Rabenold. Other members of McClure Company are Eric Lenz and Al Shoemaker.

The Bavarian Softball League recently held its annual mid-season tournament. McClure Company won the tournament with Parambo's Funeral Home finishing as the runner-up. Members of the championship team include, front row from left, Brandon Houser, Anthony Ades, Jim Dodson, Andy Malay, Corey Koziel, Tony Kropp; back row, Abel Calcano, Ziggy Dudash, Charlie Stettler, Dave Bench, Jason Dudash, Chris Owens, Brad Yuricheck and Benny Rabenold. Other members of McClure Company are Eric Lenz and Al Shoemaker.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3, 2006 Mike Weaver has a big day on the mound and at the plate to help Lansford defeat Jim Thorpe, 8-3, in a District 18 Little League contest. Weaver allows six hits and strikes out 12 batters. Offensively he collects two hits, one of them a two-run triple. Thad Ogozalek scores a pair of runs for the winners while Connor Schleicher adds an RBI double and Jonathan Taras chips in with a run-scoring single. Lansford also receives a diving catch from Zach King that saves a pair of runs.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Physical exams for fall sports for Lehighton High School and Middle School students will be held in the High School nurse's office on Wednesday, July 10.

Students are asked to report at their scheduled time and wear shorts and a t-shirt. Due to the volume of students scheduled into each time slot, only those students that have already returned their physical forms to the nurse have pre-registered for a free physical. There are no walk-ins permitted on the day of the physical exams.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

LONG POND – Open-wheel racing makes an historic return, after a 24-year absence, to Pocono Raceway for the Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco on Sunday, July 7. Two racing legends, and former Pocono race winners, Mario Andretti and Danny Sullivan, shared their thoughts on Pocono and what it means to have "The Tricky Triangle" back on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.