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Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23, 1999 Jake Stefani nearly shoots par in leading Pleasant Valley to a 14 1/2-9 1/2 Mountain Valley Conference win over Nazareth. Stefani fires a 73 at the par-72 Indian Mountain Course to pace the Bears. Stefani's effort earns a 3-0 individual win over his opponent. Other PV golfers to gain 3-0 decisions include Josh Tannenbaum and Curtis Stevens. Also posting wins for the Bears were Dave Bruno and Dan Phorsson.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Every now and again there is that one race, you know the one that will always standout as memory maker for years to come, the kind of race that was a thriller from start to finish.

Well if you were at Mahoning Valley Speedway this past Saturday night you saw one for the ages as Todd Baer scored an absolute nail-bitter over Chip Santee and Kevin Rex Jr., in what would be his first time winning in a Modified at the popular Lehighton paved quarter mile oval.

Friday, August 23, 2013
 VBC Tomahawks-Seniors won the 2013 Championship of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league on Thursday evening by defeating Victorious Secret 25-15, 25-21, 25-22 in a best-of-five championship match at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale. Members of the winning team include, from left, ESRC Summer Program Director Zack Lakitsky, Cailin McCullion, Marshall Walters, TJ O'Connor, Jess McCarroll, and ESRC Executive Director Jason Boris. Tia Rex and Dallas Seltzer were also members of this year's championship team.

VBC Tomahawks-Seniors defeated Victorious Secret on Thursday evening at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale to claim the 2013 Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league championship.

VBC Tomahawks, which entered the playoffs as the third-seed with a regular season record of 18-6, posted a 25-15, 25-21, 25-22 sweep of fifth-seeded Victorious Secret. The Tomahawks cruised through the postseason by winning all nine of their playoffs games, with three-game sweeps over Hope Wreckers, Valley Athletic Supply and Victorious Secret.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Weatherly and Northwestern both posted wins on the golf course Thursday.

The Wreckers defeated Williams Valley, while the Tigers topped Bangor and Saucon Valley.

GOLF

Northwestern-Bangor-Saucon Valley

Northwestern earned a victory asit defeated Bangor and Saucon Valley. Northwestern shot 420 collectively, as Bangor shot 472, and Saucon Valley 474.

Cole Miller led the way for the Tigers, earning medalist honors with a 66 for the second day in a row. Nick Vecelli (80) and Zack Caruso (83) finished in the 80's to aid Northwestern's two wins.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
victor izzo/special to the times news Individuals who were inducted into the Jim Thorpe Hall of Fame at a banquet on Saturday at Memorial Park were, from left, Joe Rader, Erin Kennedy, Eric Schrantz and Shawn Bradley.

The 1987 Jim Thorpe High School baseball team was inducted in the Jim Thorpe Hall of Fame on Saturday. Among the team members in attendance were, from left, Chris Bott, Mark Rimsky, Craig Armbruster, John Dennis, Pat Large, Dennis Bincarosky, head coach Dave Malkin, Dave Brown, Mike Pope, Tim Benyo, John Searfoss, John Cooper, manager Leann Rapp, and manager Kelly McElmoyle.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Palmerton splits Colonial League golf match

Palmerton's Tyler Grammes grabbed medalist honors as the Bombers split a golf tri-match on Wednesday.

GOLF

Palmeron-Saucon Valley-Pen Argyl

Saucon Valley came away with a sweep of Palmerton and Pen Argyl in Colonial League action on the links.

Saucon Valley scored 459, Palmerton scored 516 and Pen Argyl scored 518.

The low round of the match was Palmerton's Tyler Grammes who shot an 86.

SAUCON VALLEY (459)

Tom Caokey 87, Nate Kologie 91, Austin Cawley 92, Nick Johns 94, Eric Billamoria 95

PALMERTON (516)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22, 2005 Matt Reabold earns medalist honors as Jim Thorpe opens its golf season with a 369-379 win over Shamokin. Reabold fires a 79 at Indian Hills County Club to pace the Olympians, coached by Richard Kelowitz. The winners also receive a 94 from Nick Gebhardt while Bo Albert and Dave Brisbane both finish with 98s.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
PV golfers post sweep

It's pretty safe to say that the overall play wasn't up to the level that the teams would have liked during Tuesday's Mountain Valley Conference tri-match between Pleasant Valley, Lehighton and Pocono Mountain West.

Bears' head coach Steve Krechel didn't seem all too concerned with that fact, however, as his squad picked up two wins at Mahoning Valley Country Club to move to 4-0 on the season.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21, 1967 The pitching and hitting of Mike Makara leads Summit Hill to a 9-3 Panther Valley Little League tournament win over Jim Thorpe. The victory clinches the first PVLL tourney title for the Hillers. Makara tosses a six-hitter, walking one while striking out 10. At the plate, he slugs a two-run home run. The winners also receive three hits from Bob Davis and two more from Dave Dominic.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Pleasant Valley tennis and Marian golf teams both posted wins in local sports action Tuesday.

The Bears defeated Liberty, while the Colts downed Weatherly.

GIRLS TENNIS

Liberty-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley swept doubles play to help secure a 5-2 non-conference win over visiting Liberty.

Emily Thek recorded a singles' win as the Bears improved to 2-0 on the season.

Pleasant Valley 5, Liberty 2

SINGLES