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Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 17, 1958 Joe Kokinda collects three hits and scores a pair of runs to help propel Summit Hill to a 12-3 win over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Larry Breiner and Harry Smyrl both aid the victory by finishing with two hits and a run scored. Walt Kruczek earns the pitching victory, allowing four hits and striking out six in his four innings of work. The winners also receive a hit and two runs from Richard Kutz.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

It's not as if you haven't heard the reasons before.

In one of the first bestselling books to bad mouth the sweet stuff, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition (1978), Dr. David Reuben explains that your body strives to have 100 milligrams of glucose (the form most sugars and simple carbohydrates take in the body) in every 100 milliliters of blood.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Quality Deer Management Association will once again measure racks and age jawbones at this year’s Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza.

KEMPTON – While taking pride in the fact that the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza is a an outdoors show that features hands-on activities and participation events for adults and youngsters, co-promoters Bob Danenhower and Rick Weaknecht are equally proud of being able to find new attractions.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hunters have until Sunday, Aug. 25, to register through the Pennsylvania Automated License System for the 2013 elk license drawing. Applications can be submitted anywhere hunting licenses are sold, or online at the Pennsylvania Game Commission website at

Applicants must pay a $10.70 non-refundable application fee to be included in the drawing for one of the 86 licenses, which is an increase from the 65 licenses issued for the 2012-13 seasons. Licenses will be drawn Friday, Sept. 13, in the auditorium at PGC headquarters in Harrisburg.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Finally, the Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference appear to be joining forces.

During an LVC meeting on Wednesday morning, league officials formally ratified their constitution to allow expansion. It was the final hurdle from an LVC standpoint in order to move forward to join forces with the MVC to form the proverbial "super conference" that folks in the Lehigh Valley have been hearing about for months.

Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16, 1966 Dave Piccin hits a grand slam during an eight-run fifth inning to help Tamaqua gain a 9-7 victory over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. The winners send 11 batters to the plate during the big frame, which wipes out a 3-0 deficit. Mark McHugh contributes to the Tamaqua cause with two hits and a pair of runs scored. Glenn Behr chips in with two hits and a run scored. Francis Ames earns the pitching win while Behr works out of a sixth-inning jam to record the save.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tamaqua, Marian and Pleasant Valley all opened their golf season with victories on Thursday.


Marian posted a 369-383 Schuylkill League victory over Nativity to start the regular season.

Mark Postupack grabbed medalist honors on the day with a match low score of 83.

Jeff Yordy led the Hilltoppers with a team low 91.


Jeff Yordy 91, Colin McGovern 94, Lucas Moyer 95, Dominic Piccioni 105

MARIAN (369)

Mark Postupack 83, Albert McFadden 89, Austin Paisley 90, Jared Paisley 107

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15, 1948 Nesquehoning scores all its runs in the fourth inning and hangs on to post a 5-3 Panther Valley League win over Mauch Chunk. Billy Kissner collects two hits and scores a run for the winners, who also receive a hit and run scored from Joe Kenny, Lou Higgins, Bobby Donegan and John Pancoe. Drozdak allows three runs over five innings to earn the pitching win while Pete Labosky secures the victory with three scoreless innings in relief.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Head coach - Jim Hauze (Third season)

Last year's record - 1-10

Classification - AAA

Key Returnees - Brett Luicana (Jr.), Alex Heydt (Sr.)

Key losses - Nick Goldberg, Jake McGeehan

Others to watch - Luke Eggert (Jr.), Katie Wagner (Sr.), James Marks (Jr.), Will Kovolenko (Jr.), Declan Behan (So.)

Thursday, August 15, 2013
times news filephoto Mark Postupack is the lone returning starter for a Marian team that has reeled off 48 straight Schuylkill League Division II wins.

To say that the Marian boys golf team has been on a roll would be an understatement.

The Colts enter the 2013 season on a 48-match win streak in Schuylkill League Division II play that spans four seasons. Last season they captured the overall Schuylkill League title, ending a 14-year run by Blue Mountain.

And the man that has been there to oversee all of those wins is Len Brylewski, who is entering his 18th season as the boys head coach.

"I've had some good players over the years," a modest Brylewski says of his prolonged success.