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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tamaqua Blue puts up solid effort

PERKASIE - The Tamaqua Blue 9-10's knew they had their backs to the wall.

Finding themselves in the Section 6 9-10 Little League championship game at the Pennridge Little League complex on Friday night against a Warwick team that beat them 18-2 on Wednesday, wasn't going to be an easy task.

Warwick came away a 7-2 winner, earning a spot in the Pennsylvania State playoffs, but this time the Tamaqua Blue team made them work for it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Don't live your life on autopilot. Be conscious of all you do and aware of how the all affects you."

If you asked me to create a clever quotation of 20 words or less to serve as a beacon for better living and better health and fitness, that's what I'd say to you.

Today, the speed and scope of life are such that too often we're required to respond instantly rather than ruminate thoughtfully. We resort to convenience, habit, and pattern to direct our actions and quickly move on to the next thing to do.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Bryfogle excelled in basketball

Dave Bryfogle is a 1963 graduate of Jim thorpe High School where he earned seven varsity letters; three in football, two in basketball and two in baseball.

Bryfogle is one of the 2011 Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame inductees.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Public input is being sought by the Pennsylvania Game Commission on drafts of its ruffed grouse and northern bobwhite quail management plans.

Both can be reviewed on the agency's website at www.pgc.state.pa.us by clicking on the "Draft Grouse Management Plan" and "Draft Quail Management Plan" icons under the large photo in the center of the homepage.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

After finding their way into the losers bracket and their backs against the wall, the Franklin Township Shockers knew there was only one thing for them to do: Win.

A five-run second inning boosted starting pitcher Anthony Rossino as the Shockers stay alive by downing the Towamensing Yankees 8-2 in the Keystone Babe Ruth playoffs last night.

"They came out a little lethargic and they began to swing the bats in the middle innings, capitalized on a couple of their miscues and came out with a [win]," Shocker coach Donnie Rehrig said.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

HARRISBURG Adventuresome anglers looking for new waters to explore know how time consuming and even frustrating it can sometimes be to come up with quality, comprehensive information on a given stream or lake.

Now, however, owners of a Garmin GPS have a new tool available to them that will put tons of fishing details right at their fingertips, making the search for angling nirvana easier than ever.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

One of the most exciting plays in baseball is a play at the plate.

While they are somewhat common, to have more than one in a game could be considered rare.

On Friday night in the Schuylkill County Teener League Tournament Championship game, Pine Grove and Tamaqua Penn Medical were involved in three such occurances.

Those trio of plays not only provided fans with some excitement but they ultimately meant the difference on the scoreboard.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The year was 1979 and Jim Tkach was in his first year as head football coach at Palmerton.

During the second week of that season, the Blue Bombers traveled to take on Southern Lehigh.

In the stands that day a young Coopersburg native watched as Tkach's team pulled off a 13-0 upset to hand their rookie coach his first-ever victory.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Tamaqua Blue and Penn Medical each stayed alive in local baseball playoff action Thursday night.

SECTION 6 9-10 LL TOURNAMENT

Tamaqua-Pennridge

Tamaqua Blue picked up a 4-2 win to eliminate Pennridge and advance in the Section 6 9-10 Little League Tournament at Perkasie on Thursday night.

Nick Breiner picked up the win, while Matthew Gazdick came on to close things out for Tamaqua Blue.

Friday, July 15, 2011

ALLENTOWN – Joe Savery made his return to Lehigh Valley and made an impact. His two shoutout innings were enough to get the win as the IronPigs split a double header with Syracuse last night to open the second half of the season.

After losing the first game, 3-2, to the Chiefs, Lehigh Valley responded with a 5-2 win in the nightcap..

Savery, who was a starter last year at Lehigh Valley, came on in relief of starter Scott Mathieson, who was sent down from Philadelphia. In his first game back at Lehigh Valley he pitched two scoreless innings.