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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sandstorm and Victorious Secret earned semifinal victories on Monday night to advance to the championship match of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league.

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Defending league champion Valley Athletic Supply cruised to 25-11 victory in the first game, but Victorious Secret rallied by winning the next three games by scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 to advance to Thursday night's championship match.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 1966 Dave Digilio collects three hits, one of them a homer, and knocks in five runs to help Nesquehoning post a 12-4 victory over Lansford in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Ron Kusko and Jim Kravelk both contribute a pair of hits and two RBIs. Dave Kattner gains the pitching win, walking two and striking out three. Kattner also helps his own cause with a double. For Lansford, Thad Kosciolek finishes with three hits.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Mahoning Valley Speedway Triple 25s have been a windfall for drivers Zane Zeiner, Matt Hirschman and Don Wagner. In the nine features that made of the unique event, which is part to the Mahoning Modified Madness Series (MMMS), the trio has combined in winning eight, including this past Saturday night.

It the opening race, Zeiner had a 1.713-second margin of victory, almost two car lengths. He has now won a feature in all four of his starts this season.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Northern Lehigh School Board on Monday unanimously approved the following appointments for the 2012-13 school year:

- Michael Bonner, Assistant Track Coach, $2,946

- Jonathan DeFrain, Head Softball Coach, $4,653

- Scott Gerould, Assistant Track Coach, $2,946

- Todd Herzog, Senior High Spring Intramurals, Weightlifting, $818; Senior High Fall Intramurals, Weightlifting, $818

- Bob Hicks, Assistant Softball Coach, $2,946

- Stephen Hluschak, Assistant Baseball Coach, $2,946; Senior High Winter Intramurals, Weightlifting, $818

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ALLENTOWN – Coca-Cola Park, the most visited venue in Minor League Baseball for each of the last three seasons, will serve as the host venue for the 2013 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today. The Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game is a one-game, winner-take-all contest featuring the champions of the International League and Pacific Coast League and will be televised live to a national audience on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 14, 1998 Tamaqua belts four home runs en route to a 14-4 win over Summit Hill in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Alex Zukus slugs a three-run homer in the second inning to help Tamaqua open up a 6-0 lead. Matt Yocum hits a two-run shot in the fifth while Bruce Shickora and Vince O'Boyle add solo blasts. Zach Evans and Jim Bumbulsky share the pitching duties and combine for eight strikeouts.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Chris and Kevin Truskey Memorial Run has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Tuscarora State Park. This marks the race's 22nd anniversary event. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund enabling high school runners to further their educations.

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 1987 Daryl Snyder slugs a two-run homer and also picks up the pitching win in leading Jim Thorpe to an 11-4 win over Weatherly in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Steve Snerr and Kyle Armbuster each contribute three hits while Mike Kmetz tosses the final two frames to preserve the victory. For Weatherly, Jason Donadi and Nick Zeleznock both collect two hits.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

MALLORYTOWN, Ontario For recreational bass anglers, one of the biggest decisions they face is what color bait is the right color bait and when is the best time to fish that color.

In the Northeast, from the St. Lawrence to the Potomac, from the Susquehanna to the Delaware and all rivers in between what works at one location almost always is going to work at another. All that is needed is finding the right color bait for the species being fished.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Aaron Smith, a 2005 Jim Thorpe High graduate, spent his senior year as an Olympian after playing the three previous years as a member of the Tamaqua Blue Raiders.

Smith lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Jim Thorpe.

He was also very successful in all three sports at Tamaqua and continued that at Jim Thorpe as a member of the 2004 Anthracite 8 Football League champions and the 2004 District 11 AAA Runners-up.