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Thursday, June 23, 2011
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The U-6 Gladiators took first place in the Lehighton 3v3 Soccer Tournament which took place on June 19 at the Lehighton High School and was sponsored by the Lehighton Area Soccer Club. Team members include, from left, assistant coach Sherry Meckes, Dawson Meckes, AJ Light, Mackenzie Yuhas, Matthew Sofranko, Maddy Sofranko, Steven Yuhas, and head coach JD Light.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Lehigh Valley entry in the Carpenter Cup softball tournament won both games on Wednesday to advance to this morning's semfinal round.

Lehigh Valley defeated Chester County 9-3 and then went on to score a 3-1 win over Tri-Cape.

Lehigh Valley faced Mercer County at 9 a.m. this morning at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

The winner took on SOL American & Continental at 11 a.m. If SOL American & Continental fails to win the 11 o'clock game, a championship game will be played at 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

ALLENTOWN – The IronPigs committed three errors and the pitching staff walked eight, six of who would score, as Indianapolis scored 10 unanswered runs to down Lehigh Valley 10-5 in a 3-hour 48 minute marathon.

Lehigh Valley's John Mayberry ripped a three-run homer to start the game. Tagg Bozied followed with a solo homer and the IronPigs jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Bruins (14-2) won the National League Division Championships and the Jim Thorpe Royals (15-0)

won the American League Division Championship to draw first round byes for the post-season tournament that begins on Friday, Feb. 24.

*The top six teams out of the 12 team league qualified for the single-elimination tournament.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Rockies baseball team captured the championship of the JIm Thorpe Major League.

The Rockies lost their first game in the double elimination postseason tournament, but then fought back to capture the title by beating the Giants, Indians, Dodgers and Diamondbacks.

Team members were Armando Angel, Tyler Baird, Andrew Davies, Daniel Davies, Preston Hawk, Aaron Joyce, Derek Joyce, David Marino, Joe Plavin, Nicholas Rosahac, Brendan Silfies. The team's head coach was Pat Joyce. Assistant coaches were Tom Rosahac and David Marino.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Lakitsky challenged himself

At first, it was a little bit of culture shock for Zack Lakitsky.

As he went from middle school track to varsity track, Lakitsky's confidence level was tested.

"It was just so different," Lakitsky said. "It was so much harder."

Like most freshmen, Lakitsky felt like he ranked "at the bottom of the list" when he first joined the high school team.

Feeling that way, Lakitsky said he didn't have enough confidence to compete successfully at the varsity level during the early days of his career.

As his high school career evolved, however, that changed.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23, 1963 The pitching of Eddie O'Donnell and the bat of Pat Searfoss help lead Weatherly to a 7-1 legion win over Tamaqua. O'Donnell allows just four hits and a fourth-inning run while Searfoss collects two hits and scores a run. The winners also recieved a hit and run scored from Carey Searfass and Kline while Hinkle scored a pair of runs. For Tamaqua, Bernie Heller had two hits.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22, 1985 Dave Sayuk tosses a one-hitter while Tim Wargo collects four hits at the plate to lead Palmerton to a 7-0 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Fountain Hill. Sayuk, who walks six and strikes out six, allows just a bloop single to right field in the third inning. Two of Wargo's hits are doubles and he also knocks in three runs. George Schmidt adds a pair of hits and knocks in two runs while Jamie Tracy chips in with a double and run scored.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA Regardless of the final outcome of the tournament, Martina Herring is likely experiencing one summer event she won't quickly forget.

Herring allowed four hits and recorded three strikeouts over three innings of relief to help preserve Lehigh Valley's opening 14-2 victory over Inter-Ac in the second day of the Seventh Annual Softball Carpenter Cup at FDR Park.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
bob ford/times news Lehigh Valley players celebrate after recording the final out in the championship game of the Carpenter Cup Baseball Tournament on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA Lehigh Valley defeated Burlington County 5-3 on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park in the championship game of the 2011 Carpenter Cup Baseball Tournament.

Despite falling behind 3-1 after the first inning, Lehigh Valley used some spectacular pitching and defense in getting back into the game and capturing their third Carpenter Cup title.

"Today I think we did well defensively," said Northern Lehigh's Jake Kern. "We held them to three runs and we just had to pick it up with our bats a little bit. We scored enough runs to pull it out."