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Saturday, July 9, 2011

BOWMANSTOWN – Never mind the Weather Channel, the forecast is for cloudy skies Sunday in the Bowmanstown area.

In fact, during most of the year, that is the forecast for the area the second Sunday of the month.

More specifically, the clouds are seen above Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, where the First Frontier Militia Muzzleloader Club produces those white, billowy clouds with the smoke from their muzzleloader firearms.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

R.R. Frey Services and Ryan's Oil & Heating recorded wins in Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission Basketball League play.

PVI- R.R. Frey

R.R. Frey Services rolled to a 73-47 victory over Progressive Vision Institute.

Jeremy Frey had 19 points and a couple of treys for R.R. Frey.

Mark Mazur scored 16 points for Progressive.

Ryan's

-Weikel Sportswear

Ryan's Oil & Heating remained unbeaten with a 67-58 victory over Weikel Sportswear.

Joe Schaeffer had 27 points, including five treys, in Ryan's victory.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association better know as the PIAA has been in existence for nearly 100 years.

The governing body of high school sports in the state, the PIAA was established in Pittsburgh on Dec. 29, 1913. According to its website, the PIAA "was formed by a group of high school principals who wanted to eliminate abuses, establish uniform rules, and place interscholastic athletics in the overall context of secondary education."

Saturday, July 9, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Mekenna Miller competes in the 55 meter hurdles Middy division.

Lehighton High School was the site recently for the 2011 On The Right Track Tri-Meet.

The Yellow Jackets team won the event with 133 points with the Green Machine earning 107 points for second. Finishing third was the Red Bottlenosed Squirrels with 75 points.

First-place winners at the meet included the following:

Biggy Division

(11-13 year-olds)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The name across Tyler Svetik's jersey reads Coplay but on Friday night you couldn't blame the right-handed hurler if he was thinking about a different team.

Pitching against Northern Valley, a club made up mostly of Northern Lehigh and Northwestern High School players, the future Palmerton senior admitted that a victory meant more than just improving his present club's position in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

After winning the first game in the best-of-three District 18 9-10 Little League Championship Series Thursday night, Tamaqua Blue knew what it had to do in Friday night's second game.

With its job laid out in front of it, Tamaqua defeated Valley West, 7-3, at Jim Thorpe's McGarvey Field to pull off the sweep and celebrate the title.

With the scouting report for Valley West, Tamaqua head coach Scott Hamm did not want to take any chances with another game tonight.

Saturday, July 9, 2011
mike feifel/times news Payton Buchman of Northern Valley slides home safely as Coplay pitcher Tyler Svetik covers.

The name across Tyler Svetik's jersey reads Coplay but on Friday night you couldn't blame the right-handed hurler if he was thinking about a different team.

Pitching against Northern Valley, a club made up mostly of Northern Lehigh and Northwestern High School players, the future Palmerton senior admitted that a victory meant more than just improving his present club's position in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Northern Valley opened the Lehigh Valley Legion Tournament with an impressive performance to highlight local youth baseball action Thursday.

LEGION

LEHIGH VALLEY

So. Lehigh-No. Valley

Regular season champion Northern Valley opened up post-season play with a 4-0 victory over Southern Lehigh.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The record will show that Kunkletown's Tyler Haydt led all 100 laps in Hand 3 of the Modified 100 Poker Series event Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway but yet it was a race decided by inches. Just like Hand 2 from two weeks ago, the outcome came down to the last lap, last turn which again included Earl Paules and Matt Hirschman.

Haydt was steadily holding off Hirschman and with the laps dwindling down a caution waved with six to go. Many felt this was a last chance for Hirschman to make his move especially with a two abreast restart.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tamaqua used its high-powered offense to pound out twelve hits and defeat Valley West, 10-7, on Thursday night in the opening game of the District 18 9-10 year-old Little League best-of-three championship series.

Everyone in the Tamaqua lineup contributed to the win as it utilized some timely hitting and a gut check on its resolve to hold off a late charge by Valley West.