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Monday, July 22, 2013

July 20, 1998 John Lux delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Tamaqua a 4-3 walk-off win over Jim Thorpe in the District 18 Little League tournament. With two outs in the sixth, Ryan Gerber and Alex Zukus both work walks before Lux lines a hit up the middle to plate Gerber with the winning run. Zukus tosses a four-hitter and strikes out 12 for the mound win and also blasts a two-run homer. Lux finishes with two hits while Gerber scores two runs. Jim Bumbulsky also aids the Tamaqua cause with an RBI single.

Monday, July 22, 2013
Rader is part of 2013 class

Joe Rader graduated from Jim Thorpe Area High School in 1993, and when his basketball career was over, he was the all-time leading scorer in school history, compiling 1,348 points.

Rader received three varsity letters in basketball. He was a two-time MVP, averaging over 20 points per game in each his junior and senior season. Rader's teams qualified for the District 11 playoffs in each of his three years on the varsity. During his junior year, the Olympians finished as the District 11 runner-up.

Monday, July 22, 2013

KEMPTON When Chuck Dixon first decided to provide muzzleloader enthusiasts a forum to exchange ideas and display their work 31 years ago, he had no idea it would evolve into an Gunmakers Fair and become a permanent fixture the final full weekend of July at Dixon's Muzzleloader Shop – the largest walk-in muzzleloader shop in the country.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Franklin township's 13-15 year old Babe ruth All-Stars suffered a pair of setbacks over the weekend to end their state title bid.

BABE RUTH 13-15

Franklin Township-Keystone West

Franklin's game against Keystone West was pivotal.

A win, and the team would advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive year.

A loss, and the team would be sent home.

Monday, July 22, 2013

July 22, 1978 Blaine Dietz delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Lehighton a 7-6 Pocono Mountain League walk-off victory over Kunkletown. Eric Snyder opens the 10th with a walk and steals second before Dietz comes through with his hit. Dietz finishes with four hits in the contest, while Denny Rehrig adds three. Danny Kunkle pitches all 10 innings for the mound win, not allowing a hit after the sixth frame. Kunkle, who also had a two-run single, walks two and strikes out six.

Friday, July 19, 2013
Special to the times news @Caption Stand Alone:

The Marian Fillies Softball Camp was held recently with over 30 participants divided into two age groups NCAA (ages 11-14) and ASA (ages 8-10). Award winners were, first row, from left, camp counselor Kaitlin Kowker, Ella McLaughlin (ASA Baserunning), Amanda Colecio (ASA Hitting, Fielding, Bunting), Alexis Colecio (ASA Throwing), Macy Alansky (NCAA Bunting), and coach Abby Burkhardt. Back row, camp director Joe DeAngelo, Megan Steber (NCAA Hitting), Madison Carroll (NCAA Throwing), Taylar Donnon (NCAA Baserunning) and Cailyn Joseph (NCAA Fielding).

Friday, July 19, 2013

July 19, 1976 Nesquehoning rallies for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to gain a 10-9 comeback victory over West Hazleton in the District 18 Little League tournament. Joe Paluck cuts the gap to one run in the seventh with a solo homer. Jack Ligenza's RBI single ties the score before Mike Stemetski's run-scoring hit ends the contest. Vito Focht earns the pitching win and also delivers a three-run homer during the game.

Friday, July 19, 2013
special to the times news The Keystone Americans' Anthony Rossino digs in and waits for a pitch during the Pennsylvania State Babe Ruth 16-18 year-old Tournament on Thursday.

Three area teams were victorious in Pennsylvania State Baeb Ruth Tournament action on Thursday. The Keystone Americans and Keystone Nationals both stayed alive in the 16-18 year-old tournament while Franklin Township opened the 15-year-old tournament with a win.

Also on Thursday, Tyler Svetik tossed a no-hitter to lead the Lehigh Valley Marlins to a Tri-County League victory.

BABE RUTH 16-18

Boyertown-Keystone Am.

The Keystone Americans picked up a bounce-back 1-0 win over Boyertown in the loser's bracket of the 16-18 State Babe Ruth Tournament.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tamaqua fall season tickets

The Tamaqua Area School District Athletic Department is offering several season ticket packages for the 2013 fall athletic seasons and the Senior Citizen's Gold Card throughout the remainder of the summer.

The following packages are being offered for fall sports:

Football season tickets: Adults $20, Students $8 (five home games)

Junior High/JV Football season tickets: Adults $10, Students $3 (four home games)

Volleyball season tickets: Adults $30, Students $10 (seven home games)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Panther Vy. physicals

The Panther Valley School District will be giving fall sports/activity physicals in the Panther Valley High School Nurses room.

A properly signed PIAA form must be brought to the physical or be on file in the nurse's office before a physical will be completed on any athlete.

Times and dates for the physicals are:

Cheerleading - Monday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.

All Fall Sports/Activity Physical make ups - Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m.