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Monday, July 18, 2011

Over the last couple of years, concussion awareness has become more prominent in today's athletic society.

It all started a few years ago with examinations of deceased ex-football players' brains and the finding of deteriorations within them. Research then matriculated to boxers and hockey players, and now every major sport pays close attention to the cause and affect of head injuries.

Monday, July 18, 2011

NORTH WALES - With a 3-0 lead after an inning, Northern Valley was in position to win its first losers bracket game and advance into the third day of the Region 2 Tournament.

But after that first inning, Bath's pitchers settled in and shut down the Chargers for the rest of Sunday's game. Bath scored in five of the next eight innings to record an 12-3 win Sunday at Nor-Gwyn Elementary School in North Wales Township.

The loss ends the season for the Lehigh Valley League regular season champion Chargers.

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2002 Scott McGonigal collects three hits, scores three runs and knocks in three to help Jim Thorpe cruise to a 22-2 win over Beaver Banks in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Joe Hughes and Kyle Porembo add to the onslaught as each finish with two hits and four RBIs. The winners, who score 15 runs in the third inning, also receive two hits and three RBIs from Jake Zurn. Eric Busocker strikes out five in earning the pitching win while Josh Hontz and Patrick Dennis chip in with two hits apiece.

Monday, July 18, 2011
ron gower/times news Tamaqua's Josh Inama is safe at third base while Franklin Township third baseman Collin Haupt waits for ball.

BUTLER TOWNSHIP - Tamaqua Blue played like a hurricane on Sunday afternoon.

First came the initial onslaught, with heavy hitting and numbing pitching giving Tamaqua a quick 4-0 lead. Next came the eye, a lull from that earlier punishment. Then came the back wall, another pounding by the batters.

The result was an 8-4 win over Franklin Township for the District 18 10-11 Little League Tournament championship on the Valley East field.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tamaqua remained undefeated in 11-12 year old Panther Valley Little League Tournament play by posting a pair of recent victories.

PANTHER VALLEY

11-12 TOURNAMENT

Tamaqua Blue-Lansford

Eddie Titus had a big game on the mound and at the plate to lead Tamaqua Blue to a 5-1 victory over Lansford on Sunday.

Titus fired a two-hitter and struck out 10 in the complete game win. Offensively, Titus was 3-for-3 and scored three runs for Tamaqua.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) is getting closer to playoff time with another week in the books.

Next week marks the final week of the regular season, as some teams jockey for playoff positioning, while others are left trying to punch their playoff ticket.

Ryan's Oil & Heating moved into sole possession of first place, as they knocked off previously unbeaten Guerilla Squad on Wednesday. With the win, Ryan's claimed the top seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

MONDAY'S RESULTS

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16, 2000 Tamaqua explodes for 13 runs over the final three innings to cruise past Franklin Township, 15-5, and claim the District 18 Little League 9-10 South Bracket championship. Sean McCarroll collects a single, double and homer for the winners, who finish with 20 hits. Travers Schmidt adds three hits, one a two-run single, while Kyle "Gus" Evans also finishes with three hits. Casey Wagner tosses an inning of relief to earn the pitching win. Wagner, Alex Zubey and Sam Griffiths all finish with a pair hits.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tamaqua Blue puts up solid effort

PERKASIE - The Tamaqua Blue 9-10's knew they had their backs to the wall.

Finding themselves in the Section 6 9-10 Little League championship game at the Pennridge Little League complex on Friday night against a Warwick team that beat them 18-2 on Wednesday, wasn't going to be an easy task.

Warwick came away a 7-2 winner, earning a spot in the Pennsylvania State playoffs, but this time the Tamaqua Blue team made them work for it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Don't live your life on autopilot. Be conscious of all you do and aware of how the all affects you."

If you asked me to create a clever quotation of 20 words or less to serve as a beacon for better living and better health and fitness, that's what I'd say to you.

Today, the speed and scope of life are such that too often we're required to respond instantly rather than ruminate thoughtfully. We resort to convenience, habit, and pattern to direct our actions and quickly move on to the next thing to do.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Bryfogle excelled in basketball

Dave Bryfogle is a 1963 graduate of Jim thorpe High School where he earned seven varsity letters; three in football, two in basketball and two in baseball.

Bryfogle is one of the 2011 Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame inductees.