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Friday, July 1, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Jayden Hensley of the Franklin Township Shockers avoids being picked off at first base.

When opportunity knocks on the door, one's got to let it in.

In case of the Franklin Township Shockers, they were the ones holding the door wide open a few times for McAdoo/Tresckow Nationals last night.

The Nationals scored single runs in three seperate innings, but it was a four-run third and a three-run fourth which helped propel the hosts to a 10-4 Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League win over Franklin Township.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The college football scene is suffering. Chaos and mayhem are the norm in college football.

With USC on probation for former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush's transgressions and the current "tattoo-gate" with former Ohio State quarterback Terrell Prior, two storied programs are in big trouble with Ohio State sure to join USC on the list of absentees in post-season play.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tamaqua Blue reached the finals of the District 18 9-10 South Division round by defeating Jim Thorpe.

Tamaqua now awaits the winner of Saturday's Jim Thorpe and Towamensing White matchup.

DISTRICT 18 9-10

LITTLE LEAGUE

Jim Thorpe-

Tamaqua Blue

Tamaqua Blue beat Jim Thorpe, 9-3.

Brady Moyer had two singles, a double, four RBIs and two runs scored for Tamaqua. Nicholas Breiner added a pair of singles. Darian Stianche scored twice for Tamaqua.

Friday, July 1, 2011
Corson receives award at Wyoming Seminary

Wyoming Seminary Director of Athletics Karen Klassner recently announced the school's Most Valuable Players, Coaches' Awards and Gold Award winners for spring sports.

Athletes who earned four varsity letters or three varsity and one junior varsity letter in their sport receive Gold Awards.

In girls lacrosse, senior Christine Corson of Lake Harmony received the Gold Award.

Wyoming Seminary is an independent, co-educational day and boarding college preparatory school. It enrolls 430 students in grades nine through 12 as well as a postgraduate year.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30, 1988 Pleasant Valley's Rick Hackett catches a 21-yard touchdown pass but the Centennial-Colonial-Independent team drops a 19-9 decision to the East Penn stars in the annual McDonald's All-Star Football Classic. A total of 11 TIMES NEWS area players participate on the CCI squad, which is coached by Lehighton's Dave Parsons. In addition to Hackett, area players include Lehighton's Kyle Hough, Clayton "Skimmer" Andrews and Troy Yurasits, Northwestern's Eric Dalius, Wade Sulzer, Chad Wieder, Brian Good and Steve Clay, Northern Lehigh's Doug Hunsicker, and Palmerton's George Toth.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Ethan Kuczynski tags Towamensing township's Nate Sterner out in Wednesday night's district 18 11-12 Tournament contest.

It took some time for Tamaqua's batting order to adjust to the pitching of host Towamensing Township, but once it did, the offensive firepower of the visitors ignited and lit up the scoreboard, on their way to a 11-1, four-inning win in the District 18 11-12 Little League Tournament.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It turned out to be a great night of racing for the Mooney family of Lehighton as Joe Mooney claimed his first Modified feature win after a wild drive to the finish while his younger brother Josh Mooney also enjoyed winning with his first victory of the season in the Street Stocks.

The Modified race saw five lead changes in the 35-lap contest that was quiet the shootout as one leader after another was taken down. The last four laps alone saw the front spot switch three times.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jim Thorpe and Franklin Township advanced in the loser's bracket of the District 18 11-12 tournament on Wednesday night.

In other action, Northern Valley continued its fine run in the LV Legion with another win.

DISTRICT 18 11-12

LITTLE LEAGUE

Jim Thorpe

-Weatherly

Jim Thorpe got the best of Weatherly in five innings to score a 12-0 victory to advance further into tournament play.

Jim Thorpe's Jacob Burkhart tossed a complete game two-hit shutout, in which he struck out 11 of 17 batters he faced last night.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SAYLORSBURG - For the first five innings, the Birches had trouble figuring out the puzzle that was East Stroudsburg starter J.T. Hartman.

Then, finally in the sixth inning, the locals seemed to put together all of the pieces.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Matt Delborrello takes the throw to try and put the tag on Schuylkill Valley's Derek Tarconish during last night's Legion game in Tamaqua.

Schuylkill Valley head coach Mike Tarconish knew that his team's offense was more than capable of putting up some good numbers. But what he didn't expect was for his team's hit total to amass 14, en route to his team defeating Tamaqua last night in their Schuylkill/Berks Legion game by a 9-8 score.

Each player in their batting order snagged a hit and SV built a 9-6 lead, heading into the bottom of the seventh, only to see the locals comeback and fall just short of tying the game up in the waning moments of the contest.