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Monday, June 27, 2011

OREFIELD – When the first-place Northern Valley legion team met perennial league power North Parkland Sunday in Orefield, the Buffaloes had more than just revenge on their mind.

The Buffaloes, which lost to Northern Valley three days earlier, also wanted to make a statement that no matter which team is in first place, the Lehigh Valley League title runs through North Parkland.

Behind a solid pitching performance from Mike Tenaglia and some clutch hitting from Kyle Stinner, the Buffaloes (9-3) beat the Chargers 6-3.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Offense was the name of the game for teams in the District 18 9-10 Tournament.

Five teams reached 15 runs or more over the weekend.

District 18 9-10

Tamaqua Blue-

Towamensing White

Nate Boyle made the game-winning catch as Tamaqua Blue held on for a 9-8 win over Towamensing White.

Michael Bonetsky added three hits for Blue, while Boyle, winning pitcher Brady Moyer and Nicholas Breiner had two hits each.

Eric Baumgardt had two hits and scored twice, while Tanner Burnett and Owen Reis also scored twice for Towamensing.


Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27, 1965 Jeb Hart collects four hits and knocks in two runs to help lead Lehighton to a 9-1 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Catasauqua. Rod Borger contributes two hits and two RBI while Fred Young also chips in with a pair of hits. The victory allows Lehighton to end first half play with a 6-4 record.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league rolled into its second full week of competition with eight games on Monday and Wednesday evening.

Cuz-N-Joe's Place, Guerilla Squad, and Ryan's Oil & Heating all had wins this week to keep them atop the standings with undefeated records (4-0), while defending league champion R.R. Frey Services suffered its first setback of the season.


Weikel Sportswear-

Cuz-N-Joe's Place

Monday, June 27, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Franklin Township's Zach Knox runs home as the throw to the plate drops in front of Towamensing catcher Mike Sander during Senior Babe Ruth league game in Forest Inn, Sunday.

Heading into Sunday night's Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League game against the Towamensing Yankees, Franklin Township Hurricanes head Coach Rick Strohl knew to go with pitching ace Dane Ciavarella. However, with the hurler coming off a tough game in their last contest, he was a little unsure of how productive his efforts would be.

Those questions can now subside, as Ciavarella limited the Yankees to three hits throughout the seven innings, and struck out eight batters, on his way to earning the mound win, and more importantly, the team win, 4-1.

Monday, June 27, 2011

ALLENTOWN – After losing a season-high fifth close game in a row Saturday, the IronPigs came out Sunday needing something different and gave the 9,515 fans at Coca-Cola Park just that.

A strong start by Brian Bass, Justin DeFratus holding the 'Pigs close and Brandon Moss's three-run homer off Shane Lindsay in the eighth inning provided the difference, as the IronPigs broke into the win column with a 5-2 victory over the Charlotte Knights.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hunters preparing for the upcoming antlerless deer license application period are reminded that Deer Management Assistance Program antlerless deer permits are available through the Pennsylvania Automated License System.

DMAP is the Pennsylvania Game Commission's program designed to help landowners manage deer numbers on their properties.

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Oh Henry ... what a freshman season

Before his ninth grade year, Henry Paiste made a difficult decision. So far, it's paying off.

He loves playing tennis and wants to go as far as he can in the sport. After attending middle school at Moravian Academy, he decided to start being home schooled in order to focus more on his tennis game.

This past school year while his friends were in class, he was either studying at home or working on his game.

"It was tough," he said. "I didn't know what to expect going into home schooling. I miss [friends from school], but I have no regrets. I love what I'm doing now."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I typed the headline of this column about 20 minutes ago. I've typed other sentences since, all of which have been rather quickly followed by my right middle finger banging down upon the delete button.

Clearly, I'm struggling for a way to introduce the evils of empty calories as I reach for the last bit of the breakfast I typically eat three hours before a 60- to 80-mile training ride. The chewing is quickly accompanied by a You-big-dope moment and followed by one of delicious irony.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 25, 1956 At a special meeting of the Board of Education, Coaldale names Bob Wear the school's new head football and basketball coach. Wear also is named as a physical education instructor. The new mentor succeeds Andy Kalen, who resigned to take a position on the coaching staff at George Washington University. Wear lettered at Penn State in 1941 and also played in three games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1942.