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Monday, July 25, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Franklin Township's Dane Ciavarella finds himself trapped between second and third base in fifth inning action on Saturday. With his path blocked by several Bushkill defenders, Ciaverella raced around their perimeter and thought he made it back to second safely despite the odds, but the rev called him out for running outside the base line.

BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP - Franklin Township's engine showed plenty of steam yesterday, but the hill proved a bit too steep to climb.

The Hurricanes got men on base but left them stranded. They got some big hits, but they weren't consistent enough to match the power shown by their opponent.

The result was, after making an incredible comeback Saturday night to qualify for the championship game, the Hurricanes fell to Bushkill, 12-5.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league concluded it regular season on Wednesday, with six teams advancing into next week's playoffs.

Ryan's Oil & Heating capped off an undefeated regular season and will receive a first round bye as the league's top seed. Guerilla Squad also notched a first round bye, while defending league champion R.R. Frey Services secured the third-seed and will be in action this evening against Big Dippers.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Tamaqua Blue 11-12 Year old All Star team clinched the Panther Valley Tournament Championship with a 9-3 win over Towamensing last Friday.

Eddie Titus and Tanner Hamm combined for 10 strikeouts while giving up only five hits to Towamensing. Monte Baez had two hits while Jake Taschler, Spencer Moyer and Hayden Kresge had the other three for Towamensnig.

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25, 1979 Jim Thorpe scores in every inning to post a 14-6 victory over Lansford in the opening round of the Panther Valley Little League Tournament. Pat Large connects for a pair of RBI hits while Tom Carrigan drills a run-scoring double. Scott Kmetz adds an RBI single while Ken Kuhn picks up the pitching win. For Lansford, Mike Repik delivers a two-run single.

Monday, July 25, 2011

ALLENTOWN – It's been a rough go lately for Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs' recent road trip saw their division lead sawed to just one game as the Columbus Clippers and their International League best record rolled into Coca Cola Park.

As they have done all season, the team stepped up to the challenge.

After splitting the first two games of the series, Brian Bass and two relievers combined for a two-hit shutout Sunday to lead the IronPigs to a 4-0 win over the Clippers.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The radar showed that there was a storm approaching, and little did Tamaqua Blue's 10 & 11 team know, it was coming in the form of Warwick's offensive surge. The Bulldogs cracked their bats and deluged the scoreboard in the final two innings of play, as they came back from a 5-0 deficit for a 12-6 win.

Warwick now moves on to the state tournament that begins later this week in Latrobe.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons, Friday, Aug. 5, beginning at 1 p.m., at Presque Isle State Park, Picnic Shelter No. 2.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1994 Jim Thorpe High School football team

The 2004 Jim Thorpe football team, led by head coach Mark Rosenberger, finished the regular season with a 10-0 record, becoming the first and only team in school history to win 10 games in a season.

The Olympians played in the District 11 Class AAA championship game where they suffered a heart-breaking 25-19 loss to Pottsville in a game that wasn't decided until the final play.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Josh Inama tries to field a throw from his catcher as Pennridge's Andrew Walters slides in safely at third during last night's Section 6 10-11 contest at Franklin Township. Tamaqua stayed alive with a 12-10 win.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP Tamaqua's Casey Rother started the game with a bang and ended it the same way and what he did in between wasn't too shabby either.

Tamaqua needed every bit of Rother's big game to hold on for a 12-10 victory over Pennridge in the loser's bracket of the Section 6 10-11 year old Little League Tournament on Friday night.

Rother had two home runs, a single, scored four runs and drove in four runs.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

KEMPTON - For those who think it is too early to begin planning and eliminating problems associated with muzzleloader hunting – in both the October antlerless season and the December flintlock season – it is time to rethink their thinking.