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Monday, July 22, 2013

July 22, 1978 Blaine Dietz delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Lehighton a 7-6 Pocono Mountain League walk-off victory over Kunkletown. Eric Snyder opens the 10th with a walk and steals second before Dietz comes through with his hit. Dietz finishes with four hits in the contest, while Denny Rehrig adds three. Danny Kunkle pitches all 10 innings for the mound win, not allowing a hit after the sixth frame. Kunkle, who also had a two-run single, walks two and strikes out six.

Friday, July 19, 2013
Special to the times news @Caption Stand Alone:

The Marian Fillies Softball Camp was held recently with over 30 participants divided into two age groups NCAA (ages 11-14) and ASA (ages 8-10). Award winners were, first row, from left, camp counselor Kaitlin Kowker, Ella McLaughlin (ASA Baserunning), Amanda Colecio (ASA Hitting, Fielding, Bunting), Alexis Colecio (ASA Throwing), Macy Alansky (NCAA Bunting), and coach Abby Burkhardt. Back row, camp director Joe DeAngelo, Megan Steber (NCAA Hitting), Madison Carroll (NCAA Throwing), Taylar Donnon (NCAA Baserunning) and Cailyn Joseph (NCAA Fielding).

Friday, July 19, 2013

July 19, 1976 Nesquehoning rallies for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to gain a 10-9 comeback victory over West Hazleton in the District 18 Little League tournament. Joe Paluck cuts the gap to one run in the seventh with a solo homer. Jack Ligenza's RBI single ties the score before Mike Stemetski's run-scoring hit ends the contest. Vito Focht earns the pitching win and also delivers a three-run homer during the game.

Friday, July 19, 2013
special to the times news The Keystone Americans' Anthony Rossino digs in and waits for a pitch during the Pennsylvania State Babe Ruth 16-18 year-old Tournament on Thursday.

Three area teams were victorious in Pennsylvania State Baeb Ruth Tournament action on Thursday. The Keystone Americans and Keystone Nationals both stayed alive in the 16-18 year-old tournament while Franklin Township opened the 15-year-old tournament with a win.

Also on Thursday, Tyler Svetik tossed a no-hitter to lead the Lehigh Valley Marlins to a Tri-County League victory.

BABE RUTH 16-18

Boyertown-Keystone Am.

The Keystone Americans picked up a bounce-back 1-0 win over Boyertown in the loser's bracket of the 16-18 State Babe Ruth Tournament.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tamaqua fall season tickets

The Tamaqua Area School District Athletic Department is offering several season ticket packages for the 2013 fall athletic seasons and the Senior Citizen's Gold Card throughout the remainder of the summer.

The following packages are being offered for fall sports:

Football season tickets: Adults $20, Students $8 (five home games)

Junior High/JV Football season tickets: Adults $10, Students $3 (four home games)

Volleyball season tickets: Adults $30, Students $10 (seven home games)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Panther Vy. physicals

The Panther Valley School District will be giving fall sports/activity physicals in the Panther Valley High School Nurses room.

A properly signed PIAA form must be brought to the physical or be on file in the nurse's office before a physical will be completed on any athlete.

Times and dates for the physicals are:

Cheerleading - Monday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.

All Fall Sports/Activity Physical make ups - Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 18, 1969 Joe Hedash excels on the mound and at the plate to help Coaldale post an 8-5 District 18 Little League win over Jim Thorpe. Hedash strikes out nine batters to earn the pitching win and bangs out two hits, one of them a home run, to lead his team's offense. Bob Popik finishes with a pair of hits and a run while Nick King contributes a key double. Joe Bubon chips in with a hit and two runs scored.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

West End overcame an early deficit to defeat Keystone American 4-1 in the opening round of the 16-18 State Babe Ruth Tournament.

BABE RUTH 16-18

West End-Keystone Americans

Keystone jumped out to an early lead in the first, as starting pitcher Josh Kern knocked in Anthony Rossino with an RBI single.

But West End would roar back, scoring runs in three of the next four innings.

Robbie Klein got West End on the board in the third with an RBI double that brought in Evan Moore, who led off with a double of his own, to tie the game 1-1.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

JACKSON TOWNSHIP - For Jim Thorpe, playing the role of underdog was nothing new.

Thorpe was overlooked in its District 18 title run against perennial powerhouse Hazleton, yet managed to stave off elimination after dropping the first game in a best-of-three series to capture the title.

The team was able to parlay that success into a comeback win against Big Pocono in the opening round of the 9-10 Little League Section 6 double-elimination tournament before falling to Warwick in the second round.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Coach K Golf Tourney winners The 12th Annual Coach K Memorial Golf Tournament was held recently at the Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville. The event is held in memory of Cazzie Kosciolek, a longtime Panther Valley teacher and football coach who passed away in 2001 following a bout with cancer. Proceeds of the event go towards the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society and are also utilized for scholarships in memory of Kosciolek. Winning the tourney was the foursome comprised of Jeff Newman, second from left, Anthony Bekesy, third from left, Dean Dibonifazio, center, and Michael Luckenbill, third from right. With them are Kosciolek's widow, Diane, far left, and his sons, Greg, second from right, and Matt, far right.

The 12th Annual Coach K Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 13, at the Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville. The event is held annually in memory of Cazzie Kosciolek, a longtime Panther Valley School District teacher and football coach at several area high schools who passed away in March, 2001, following a bout with cancer. Proceeds of the event go towards the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society and are also utilized for scholarships in memory of Kosciolek.