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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Northern Valley's offense couldn't get much going against Lower Macungie and suffered a Lehigh Valley Legion loss on Tuesday.

Tamaqua, meanwhile, was hurt by nine errors in dropping a Schuylkill-Berks contest to Pottsville.

No. Valley-Lower Mac

Lower Macungie scored two early runs in the first inning to help secure a 4-1 victory over Northern Valley.

Kirk Bender, Payton Bachman, Cody Hallman, Austin Kelly, Tyler Harris each had a hit for Northern Valley.

Colin Breidinger also had a hit and knocked in the only run for the Chargers.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Marian and Univesity of Georgia graduate Kristen Shickora finished 13th in the 100 backstroke semifinals on Tuesday at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Marian graduate and Georgia All-American Kristen Shickora missed out on a spot in the 100 backstroke finals for the second time in four years at the U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday.

Shickora competed in the 100 backstroke at the 2008 Olympic Trials four years ago, finishing ninth in the semifinals and missed a spot in the finals by eight one-hundredths of a second.

Competing again in the 100 backstroke this year, Shickora advanced to the evening semifinals once again, but fell short of a spot in the finals, placing 13th with a time of 1:01.59.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pennsylvania has enacted a new law that is the first in the nation to focus on preventing sudden cardiac arrest and death in student athletes.

"I'm thrilled," said Donna Milesky, 58, of New Freedom, about the new legislation.

When her son Michael was 15 years old, he was playing basketball with his brother and went into sudden cardiac arrest on the basketball court.

His brother Jason ran to the police station for help and ambulance crews responded, performing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator to save Michael's life.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tigers earn LASC Fun Day U8 crown

The Tigers' U8 team recently captured the tourmament championship at the Lehighton Area Soccer Club's Fun Day. The Tigers earned victories over the Panthers, Bobcats and Cougars' squads. Members of the U8 squad are Front Row - Tate Sharrow, David Pignoli, Ryan Graver, Connor McDonough; Back Row - Erin Homm, Jenna Gaston, Kailyn Haupt. Missing from photo are Madison Wolter, Coach Tim Sharrow and Coach Kevin Graver.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Thaddeus Zuber is greeted by teammates at home plate after hitting a home run in Monday night's district 18 11-112 Little League Tournament against Lansford. Tamaqua won 10-0 to advance to the winner's bracket semifinal against Freeland on Friday night.

They say 'defense wins championships'.

Last night, defense was the difference early on as Tamaqua put together a solid game against Lansford, winning 10-0 in the winners bracket of the District 18 Little League tournament.

The tone of the game was set early on as Lansford committed three errors in the first two innings whereas Tamaqua's defense stayed solid.

Tamaqua starter Zeke Wassel got the first three Lansford hitters to go down in order in the top of the first inning. All three were plays in the field made by the Tamaqua defense.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
ron gower/times news Jim Thorpe's Alex Steigerwalt slides into third base while awaiting throw is Franklin's Donovan Buchinsky during the Carbon County Junior Babe Ruth Championship game last evening.

Monday afternoon's Carbon County Junior Babe Ruth Championship game figured to be a good one, as it pitted two teams with identical 13-2 records against each other.

After many hits, a couple of five-run innings and one tough error in the bottom of the sixth, a champion was finally crowned.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sandstorm, Victorious Secret, and Valley Athletic all had sweeps this week in ESRC Volleyball League play.



Sandstorm started off the week with a three game sweep over Hope's 25-12, 25-13, 25-9.

Rachel Krajcirik served over 20 points and had six aces with Emily Schilling having 15 serving points as well for Sandstorm.

Jamie Raymor had four service points for Hope's.

Victorious Secret-

Team Have Fun

Victorious Secret had a three game win against Team Have Fun 25-12, 25-17, 25-17.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

There has been a lot of talk about the lack of depth in the Philadelphia Phillies Minor League system.

That talk is not necessarily true. There are a bunch of bright spots that the Phillies fans can be proud. Many of them are in Clearwater where four Threshers were invited to last week's Florida State League All-Star game.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Franklin Shockers went 2-1 this past weekend, gaining wins over Forks Township and Allen Township.



FT Shockers-Forks Twp.

Franklin Township scored nine runs in the first inning to help post a 17-2 win over Forks Township.

Anthony Rossino earned the pitching win for the Shockers.

Anthony Farole was the hitting star for FT getting four hits and knocking in five runs. Rossino had two RBIs, Kyle Troch had two RBIs, and Vince Mele knocked in a run, while scoring three.

FT Shockers-Allen Twp.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26, 1986 Northwestern's Scott Ziegler and Brian Kemmerer are members of the winning City All-Star team in the annual Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic. Thirteen TIMES NEWS area players participate in the event with 11 on the Suburban team. Palmerton's George Schmidt tosses a touchdown pass in the 27-18 contest. Other area players include the Bombers' Rick Dunbar, Bill Strauch, Randy Thomas and Tim Wargo; Lehighton's Rob Hinkle, Wess Eidem, Rich Bloom and Scott Rehrig; Northern Lehigh's Donald Evans; and Pleasant Valley's Mike Meitzler.