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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.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, 1997 John Card knocks in eight runs with a single, double and grand slam to power Lansford to a 11-1 Panther Valley Little League tournament win over Beaver Banks. Card collects a two-run double in the first inning, slugs his grand slam in the second frame, and adds a two-run single in inning No. 3. The winners receive a double from Trevor Lawrence and an RBI single off the bat of Lyle Mantz while Trevor Krisak gets credit for the mound win.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

In October of 2004, I purchased a 2005 Scion xB. It has provided me with what I value most in a vehicle: reliability. Other than yearly inspections and oil changes, it's been in the shop once for a minor matter.

So why am I planning to trade in such trusty transportation this fall? Because I live alone, need my car to be hassle free, and believe the more miles you put on a car, the more likely something significant will go wrong with it.

And as I write this, the car has traveled more than 53,000 miles.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Nancy Stevens won Flight A in the White Birch Ladies Golf League Tournament held on Monday, July 18.

Anne Marie Hoppy was the B Flight champ and Jeanette McGovern captured the C Flight.

Stevens had a chip-in birdie on hole #5 while Jessie Miller also birdied hole #5.

Friday, July 22, 2011

In the past, all I had ever watched when it came to the Women's World Cup soccer tournament was the highlights provided by ESPN.

But over the last few weeks, I caught myself sitting down in front of the TV watching bits of each and every game of the World Cup 2011.

After watching the thrilling U.S. games against Brazil, Sweden and Japan, I would even find myself watching highlights afterwards on ESPN's SportsCenter.

The play of the USA women inspired me to stay interested during this year's World Cup more so than in the past and I wasn't alone.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Towamensing jumped out to an early 5-0 first inning lead en route to a 10-0 shutout of Tamaqua White in the Panther Valley 9-10 year old Little League tournament Thursday night at Towamensing.

Matthew Binder went three for three, with two doubles and 3 RBI's to lead the winners. Aaron Stasko also had two doubles and scored two runs while Owen Reis and Brody Boehler each added two hits for Towamensing.

Winning pitcher Reis struck out three and allowed only one hit and Eric Nothstein also struck out three in one inning of work.

Friday, July 22, 2011
ron gower/times news Panther Valley Black Diamond catcher David Marouchoc waits for a throw as Hazleton's Mike Genasevica crosses the plate safely.

The Panther Valley Black Diamonds were looking to go three-for-three in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League play this season against the Hazleton Mountaineers.

After beating Hazleton twice during the regular season, Panther Valley couldn't complete the hat trick in Thursday night's American League loser's bracket final in Lansford.

The No. 5 seeded Mountaineers upset the American League regular season champion and top seeded Black Diamonds, 8-3.

Friday, July 22, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Thad Zuber (6) heads to third base after escaping a rundown against Stroudsburg. In the background, the Stroudsburg right fielder chases after the ball that was thrown over the second baseman's head.

Tamaqua had Stroudsburg right where it wanted it as the two teams headed into the sixth and final inning of their Section 6 10-11 year old Little League Tournament game.

Unfortunately for Tamaqua, Stroudsburg was able to fight its way out of the corner and into the winner's circle.

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22, 1977 Tamaqua scores six runs in the seventh inning to help gain an 11-6 Junior Legion win over Minersville. Don Davis earns the pitching win in relief while Bruce Matalavage collects four hits. Rottet finishes with three hits, one of them a key triple during that seventh frame. Ron Kehl chips in with a clutch double in the big inning.