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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
bob ford/times news Palmerton/Towamensing's Brady Boehler slides safely across home plate as Jim Thorpe catcher Noah Snisky reaches out to make a tag.

Throughout the regular season, Matt Reis and his Palmerton/Towamensing coaching staff stressed offense.

For most of the postseason, Reis's players have shown they were listening.

Things were no different Monday night as Palmerton/Towamensing collected 15 hits in five innings of play to earn a 15-5 District 18 11-12 year old Tournament victory over Jim Thorpe.

"The kids hit the ball today," Reis stressed. "We have been pushing all year for that. We're hitting the ball. Everyone one of them."

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

As the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league rolls into July, defending league champion Sandstorm remains undefeated with a 6-0 record.

Sandstorm was idle this week, as its match against VBC Tomahawks-Seniors was postponed due to rain.

Valley Athletic Supply sits one game back in the standings with an 8-1 record.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Valley Athletic Supply-

VBC Tomahawks High School

Valley Athletic Supply started the week off with a convincing three-game sweep over VBC Tomahawks-High School, 25-6, 25-2, 25-6.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
@Caption Stand Alone:Jim Thorpe Blue wins 9-10 South title The Jim Thorpe Blue team captured the District 18 9-10 year-old South championship. Jim Thorpe Blue rolled through the double elimination tournament undefeated, rolling to a 15-3 victory over Tamaqua in their final game. Team members are, front row, from left, Nick Day, Ian Hubbard, Gavin Fikentscher, Jimmy Schwartz, Caiden Hurley, Johnny Malarkey and Jared Joyce. Middle row, Adam Lauer, Mike Day, Chris Condly, Jared Marykwas and Carlos Magobet. Back row, assistant coach John Malarkey, manager Ryan Hurley and assistant coach Joe Marykwas.

The Jim Thorpe Blue team captured the District 18 9-10 year-old South championship. Jim Thorpe Blue rolled through the double elimination tournament undefeated, rolling to a 15-3 victory over Tamaqua in their final game. Team members are, front row, from left, Nick Day, Ian Hubbard, Gavin Fikentscher, Jimmy Schwartz, Caiden Hurley, Johnny Malarkey and Jared Joyce. Middle row, Adam Lauer, Mike Day, Chris Condly, Jared Marykwas and Carlos Magobet. Back row, assistant coach John Malarkey, manager Ryan Hurley and assistant coach Joe Marykwas.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 2, 1985 Palmerton scores a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings and then tallies three times in the eighth to gain a 4-3 walk-off win over Salisbury in Lehigh Valley Legion action. Dave Sayuk steals home with two outs in the seventh to tie the contest, but Salisbury puts up two runs in the top of the eighth. Run-scoring two-out singles from Tim Wargo, George Schmidt and Sayuk in the eighth accounts for the comeback victory. Sayuk ends with three hits and four stolen bases while Steve Susel also collects three hits.

Monday, July 1, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Zac Searfoss (34) slides into home while attempting to put a tag on him is Lansford pitcher Tristna Blasko.

Lansford manager Tim Goida had a feeling his Lansford players could pull through when he needed them the most.

And they did.

A combination of solid relief pitching from Wyatt Zimmerman and some outstanding defensive plays helped Lansford stall a Jim Thorpe rally to pull out a 9-8 victory and move on in the District 18 11-12 tournament.

Lansford will now play at Valley West in the winner's bracket final on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Jim Thorpe hosts Palmerton/Towamensing today at 6 p.m. in an elimination game.

Monday, July 1, 2013

July 1, 1971 Charlie Hansler scatters seven hits and strikes out 10 batters as Lehighton gains a 4-1 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Downtown Youth Center (DYC). Hansler is also a part of Lehighton's pivotal four-run fourth inning by drawing a bases-loaded walk and scoring when Barry Reed is hit by a pitch. The winners, coached by Tom Conarty, also receive RBI singles from Danny Kunkle and Billy Kunkle.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league rolls into July off a crazy week of action that saw Ryan's Oil & Heating posted a 20-point victory over R.R. Frey Services on Monday night, only to have DJ 101 spoil Ryan's undefeated season with a huge upset victory two nights later.

When all the smoke cleared, Mike Stower Coal & Oil (4-0) is now the only undefeated team remaining, while four teams (Ryan's Oil & Heating, R.R. Frey Services, DJ 101 and Vesuvio's) sit a game back.

MONDAY'S RESULTS

R.R. Frey Services-Ryan's Oil & Heating

Monday, July 1, 2013

Towamensing/Palmerton stayed alive in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament while the Franklin Township Shockers clinched the regular season title in the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League.

DISTRICT 18 LL

11-12 TOURNAMENT

Towamensing/Palmerton

-Tri-County

Towamensing/Palmerton hit five home runs on Saturday to roll to an 18-3 win over Tri-County and stay alive in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

June 29, 1991 Troy George scatters seven hits in a complete-game effort to lead Palmerton to a 7-1 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Lehighton. George walks one, strikes out four, and tosses four shutout innings after giving up a third-inning run. Travis Williams collects two hits and knocks in a run for the winners, while Mike Serfass and Barry Williams each add a hit and two RBIs. Palmerton also receives a hit and two runs scored from both Chad Everett and Tony Tobia.