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Monday, June 24, 2013

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league completed its second full week of action on Wednesday night in Tamaqua, with R.R. Frey Services picking up a win over Batter's Box to head the top of the standings.

Joining R.R. Frey as the only undefeated teams remaining are Mike Stower Coal & Oil and defending league champion Ryan's Oil & Heating, who both remain a half-game back in the standings.

Monday's Results

Lucky's Deli

-Ryan's Oil & Heating

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nick Hill of the Franklin Township Shockers recently pitched a perfect game during a doubleheader sweek of the Forks Township Falcons.

KEYSTONE SENIOR BABE RUTH

Forks Twp.

-FT Shockers

Nick Hill pitched a perfect game against Forks Township in the opener of a doubleheader and the Franklin Township Shockers went on to complete a sweep.

Hill tossed seven innings without a runner reaching base. He struck out four batters along the way and received plenty of offensive support in the 11-0 victory.

Monday, June 24, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS James Farano of the Franklin Township Shockers slides in to third base as Bryce Micciche of the Franklin Township Hurricanes waits for the throw.

One was riding an enjoyable five-game winning streak.

The other was looking to put an end to a four-game losing streak.

By the end of Sunday night's doubleheader at Christman Field, the Franklin Township Shockers or Franklin Township Hurricanes were going to possibly extend their streak by one or two games.

When the last out was recorded, it was the Shockers who scored the doubleheader sweep with identical 3-2 victories pushing their win streak to seven games.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lansford's bats crack Anthracite

Lansford Little League coach Tim Goida preaches putting the ball in play.

On Friday night his team did just that, racking up nine hits in a convincing 14-2 victory over rival Anthracite in the opening round of the District 18 11-12 year-old tournament..

"We hit the ball, we always hit the ball," Goida said. "We've hit it all year and pitchers usually pitch the whole game against us because we swing the bats and put a lot of balls in play."

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22, 1956 Christman collects three hits, one a home run, to help Lehighton power past Tamaqua, 12-1, in a Tri-County Legion contest. The winners, managed by "Moose" Kunkle, total 16 hits in the contest to back the pitching of Steigerwalt. Lehighton's hurler goes all nine innings and allows just five hits. Hofford contributes to the offensive explosion with three hits and two runs scored while Kuntz adds two hits and crosses home three times. Hawk chips in two hits and a pair of runs scored, and Moyer finishes with a couple hits.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Marc Gallagher, left, of Tamaqua, and Steve Behr, of Andreas, reunite for a photo at the Tamaqua Little League field. Gallagher and Behr were part of the 1988 Tamaqua Little League team that put together a memorable run 25 years ago this summer.

Twenty-five summers ago, the Phillies' Mike Schmidt was still hitting memorable home runs, Yankee manager Billy Martin was fired for the fifth time, and the Cubs played the first ever night game at Wrigley Field.

Yet for the people who lived in Tamaqua in 1988, those events paled in comparison to the accomplishments of a team of twelve-year old boys who marched through baseball tournament victories until they fell just short of competing for a chance to play at the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I first tried to tighten the noose around the neck of sugar more than 20 years ago. In an article back then, I shared an experiment that nutrition and bodybuilding expert John Parrillo performed on a few of his clients a few weeks away from a bodybuilding competition and already ultra-low in body fat.

He replaced 300 calories provided in their old diet through brown rice with 300 calories of banana. Within a few days, all recorded increased body fat percentages.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

MALLORYTOWN, Ontario, Canada – Ignore the calendar.

For a local group of dedicated bass anglers summer arrived six days before Friday's official first day of summer. Because of new bass regulations for the 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, for those anglers summer arrived last Saturday with the opening of bass season in southern Ontario.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

At the recent working group meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners two resolutions were drafted and approved in response to legislation that would change the way the agency conducts business.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

It's a guarentee that Rebecca Boyer had a lot of tough choices to make during her five years at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

One of the toughest may have come last month.

Boyer, a 2008 Palmerton Area High School graduate, had to choose between the moment that she had been working hard towards for the last 10 semesters her college graduation or the one that she had been working just as hard for the last two years with the Wildcats' Archery team attending the United States Archery Championships in Cedar City, Utah.