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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Physicals for fall sports for Lehighton High School and Middle School students will be held in the High School nurse's office on Tuesday, July 17.

Students are asked to report at their scheduled time and wear shorts and a t-shirt. Due to the volume of students scheduled into each time slot, only those students that have returned their physical forms to the nurse have pre-registered for a physical. There are no walk-ins permitted on the day of the physical exams.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Ruzicka honored as Panther Vy. scholar-athlete

Jacinda Ruzicka was honored as Panther Valley High School's senior female scholar athlete during a recent banquet at Pine View Acres in Pottsville.

Schuylkill County schools have been holding the banquet since 1985, but this is the first year that Panther Valley was invited to the event.

Ruzicka was a four-year member of the Panthers' volleyball team, serving as co-captain this past season. She also participated in softball and track at Panther Valley.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tamaqua has announced its schedule for Junior and Senior High School sports physicals. All sports for the 2012-13 school year will receive their physicals at this time.

Tuesday, June 12

(all sports)

8-9:30 a.m. - grades 7 and 8

9:30-11:30 - grades 9-10

Wendesday, July 11

(all sports)

8-9:30 - grades 11-12

9:30-11:30 - make up physicals


* A student-athlete may attend during another time frame, but is encouraged to attend during their scheduled time.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

As part of its gala grand opening weekend celebration Pyramid Sports Performance Center at 230 Ochre Street in Lehighton has partnered with the National Scouting Report to offer a free recruiting seminar for parents, coaches, student athletes, and school administrators.

The staffs of Pyramid Sports Performance and National Scouting Report will present valuable and critical knowledge on the collegiate recruiting process. Two free sessions are scheduled for Friday, June 8, from 3-7 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 12 noon-4 p.m.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7, 1980 Tom Wargo and John Parsons both deliver key triples during a four-run fifth inning to help lift Palmerton to a 6-5 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over West End Youth Center. Bill Klein benefits from the big frame by earning the pitching win. Klein, who also contributes a two-run single, tosses all seven innings for the winners.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Tamaqua Area School District is taking applications for the position of Head Wrestling Coach for the 2012-13 season.

Interested candidates may send a letter of interest, coaching and professional resume with references to: Mike Hromyak, Athletic Director, 500 Penn Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or email to

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 27.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Don Herb/Special to the TIMES NEWS Northern Valley's Sawyer Smith delivers a pitch during Tuesday's game against South Parkland.

Northern Valley received outstanding pitching from Sawyer Smith and Tyler Harris, but South Parkland's Matt Hurd was even better.

Hurd tossed a three-hit shutout to hand Northern Valley a 1-0 defeat in its Lehigh Valley Legion opener on Tuesday.

Smith hurled four innings, allowing just one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out four. Harris relieved the NV starter and pitched three scoreless frames, giving up two hits while fanning a pair.

South Parkland (2-2) scored the game's only run in the top of the third when Jake Rosenblatt drove in Damin Muth.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 6, 1990 Trevor Steigerwalt strikes out eight batters in five innings of work to gain the pitching win in Tamaqua's 3-2 Schuylkill Legion victory over Southern Area. Steigerwalt also scores the eventual game-winning run in the fifth when he walks and comes home on an error. Joe Ruggeri collects a double and scores two runs for the winners, while Mark Andricks gains the save with two innings of scoreless relief.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5, 1946 Eddie Gildea hits a grand slam and Larry Furey adds a solo homer to help lead Lansford to an 8-2 Panther Valley League victory over Seek. Gildea's blast comes in the fourth inning and breaks a scoreless tie. Alex Maketa earns the pitching win, allowing just four hits and three walks while striking out 14. Chester Trojan and "Peka" Daniels each add two hits and a run scored while Furey finishes with three runs.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Just when you think a couple of players are really turning the corner and showing signs of the player they will become it is suddenly put on hold.

That is what happened to IronPig outfielder Derrick Mitchell and catcher John Suomi.

In the ninth inning of Monday night's game against first-place Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley down a run, Mitchell led off and worked a 2-2 count to closer Garrett Mock. Mock threw the sixth pitch of the at-bat up-and-in to the hot-hitting Mitchell.