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Local Sports

Saturday, July 21, 2012

KEMPTON – Calling a hand-crafted muzzleloader rifle that has been built by a master gunsmith like Mark Wheland a "reproduction" is clearly an inaccurate description.

Every rifle built by Wheland at his central Pennsylvania shop in Williamsburg and others like him is as much as of an original as were those build by the gunmakers of the 1700s. What sets the two apart is that one is contemporary, the other is an antique.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jim Thorpe Red split a pair of games in recent Panther Valley Little League Tournament play.


PV 11-12 Tourney

JT Red-Weatherly

Jim Thorpe Red rolled to an easy victory over Weatherly in an 11-12 year-old Panther Valley Little League Tournament game.

Zach Searfoss, Aaron Lienhard, Trevor Hickey, Nate DeMarco, AJ Pompa, Carter Wolfe, Nate Saxe, Derrick Beckham, and Jarrin Geisinger all had multiple hit games for JT Red.

Hickey was the winning pitcher.

For Weatherly, Knepper, MacNeal and Hinkle all had two hits.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21, 1977 Paul Ruzicka finishes with three hits, one a homer, and Wally O'Donnell pitches a one-hitter to lead Tamaqua to a 7-4 win over McAdoo in the Distrist 18 Little League tournament. O'Donnell, who strikes out six batters, also collects two hits at the plate. Ruzicka knocks in a pair of runs while Todd Lepage and Jeffrey Oakes each add a double and run scored. Howie Miller chips in with a hit and RBI.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Test results have revealed that no chronic wasting disease was found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state's 2011 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.

In 2011, 3,766 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected. This marked the 10th year for testing hunter-killed deer. In total, nearly 35,000 deer and elk have been tested, and CWD was not detected in any samples from previous years.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20, 1967 Bernard Bott's single in the bottom of the sixth inning scores George Lazorick with the winning run as Jim Thorpe gains a 4-3 walk-off win over Beaver Banks in the District 18 Little League tournament. Bott finishes with three hits in the contest and also scores a run. George Albert records the mound win, allowing two walks while striking out nine.

Friday, July 20, 2012

TJ Prontnicki waited patiently for his chance to take part in Thursday's night's Keystone Senior Babe Ruth tournament game against Phillipsburg.

With his Franklin Township Hurricanes' season on the line in the loser's bracket of the double elimination tournament, Prontnicki entered the game in the top of the 11th inning. He got his first chance at the plate in the bottom of the inning.

Prontnicki waited on the right pitch then put an end to a long game with the an RBI-single in a 7-6 victory over the Indians at Christman Field.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Joe Paterno said, "I should have done more." The statement should have finished with "but I didn't". That is the truth of the matter.

We can argue Joe Paterno's legacy and all that he has done for the University till we're blue in the face. None of what JoePa has done for the University will ever be taken away. His drive for academics, his generosity, his genuine leadership and his stewardship of a football program that has never been scandalous in the ways that other programs have cannot be denied.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Valley Regional Warriors take second at tournament

The Valley Regional Warriors, a 12U travel team from the Drums area, recently posted a 5-1 record at the Mahanoy City Tournament to claim second place. Included on the team are players from the Tamaqua area. Members of the squad include, front row from left, Erika Book, Courtney Hoffman; kneeling, Kylie Levan, Mackenzie Joy, Caelyn McGran, Jada Schellhammer, Alyssa Campomizzi; standing (players), Leandra Ramos, Lauren Cann, Gabby Kupsho, Brooke Zellner, Jess Burnitos; standing (coaches), Tony Zancofsky, Kyle Faust and Jim Ditzel.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Philadelphia Phillies have announced a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, maintaining the two clubs' affiliation through at least the 2016 season. The announcement was made by IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes and Phillies Asst. Director, Player Development, Steve Noworyta on Wednesday at Coca-Cola Park.

The four-year extension is the maximum permitted under the agreement between Major League and Minor League Baseball.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2000 George Zubey collects two hits, one a two-run double, and scores a pair of runs as Tamaqua posts a 10-5 District 18 Liitle League win over Valley West. Kory Bates adds two hits, including a two-run single, while John DeAngelo and Anthony DeAngelo each add two hits. Starter Mike Brennan gains the pitching win while Alex Kramer is strong in relief. Kramer strikes out six while hurling scoreless fifth and sixth innings.