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Local Sports

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer co-ed volleyball league got underway on Thursday with three matches taking place at Coaldale's Black Diamond Park.

Team Ram Rod, Valley Athletic Supply and defending league champion Sandstorm all posted sweeps to start off their 2011 seasons.

Scared Hitless-


The defending champs picked up where they left off last season, as Sandstorm posted a 25-11, 25-23, 25-8 sweep over Scared Hitless.

Christa Mantz led Sandstorm with 17 points, including six aces.

Monday, June 20, 2011
From Knight-mare to dream season

After hearing the news her daughter had been involved in a serious car accident, Ann Marie Kringer rushed to the hospital.

While there, the concerned mother eventually learned her 16-year old child had suffered three fractures in her pelvis and had also injured her lower back.

With many emotions running through her body, Kringer was unsure what her little girl would say to her when they finally met face-to-face.

As it turns out, those who know Kayla Knight might have been able to predict those first words "Will I ever play softball again?"

Monday, June 20, 2011

June 20, 1943 A one-hit shutout by "Punjab" Hedash lifts Coaldale to a 3-0 Panther Valley League win over Lansford. Hedash, who walks four and strikes out four, allows just a sixth-inning bloop single to Frankie Hlavaty. Joe Pisanic and "Bucko" Dally both finish with two hits and a run scored while Evan Sneddon contributes two hits and an RBI.

Monday, June 20, 2011

While the Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup is coming closer to the finals on the baseball diamond, the softball version of the same Philadelphia Phillies' sponsored event will began tomorrow morning.

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup's softball team, which includes players from from Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton county schools, will open tournament play tomorrow at 11 a.m. against the Inter-AC team at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in Philadelphia.

Monday, June 20, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jake Kern of Northern Valley Legion swings at the ball and hits a single in game against Lower Macungie on Sunday. Later in the game, in the eighth inning, Kern scored on a wild pitch to give his team a 3-2 win.

What a weekend the Northern Valley Legion baseball team had.

The Chargers played three games in two days, winning all three - each of them by just a single run. Two of those games were yesterday.

The victory over South Parkland, gave them sole possession of first place in the Lehigh Valley Legion League.

Last night's game was a 3-2, extra-inning win over Lower Macungie, which had been the only team to top Northern Valley this season. The Chargers also pulled out a 2-1 win over Coplay on Saturday.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The McDonald's All-Star game will once again give some local TIMES NEWS athletes an opportunity to hit the gridiron one last time as high school football players.

The annual all-star game between the Red and Gold teams will kick-off this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at Andrew Leh Stadium.

The game will pit the Gold team, which includes players from Northampton County schools, along with Palisades and Phillipsburg (NJ), against the Red team, which includes players from Carbon, Lehigh and Monroe County schools.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league rolled into its second week of competition with eight games highlighting Monday's and Wednesday's action.

R.R. Frey Services and Ryan's Oil & Heating both posted two victories on the week to remain in a first-place tie atop the standings with Guerilla Squad and Cuz-N-Joe's Place.


Guerilla Squad-

B&R Gym

Guerilla Squad trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half, but ended up pulling together in the second half for a 58-42 victory over B & R Gym.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Again this year, it has been a busy spring for the Pennsylvania Game Commission teams of land managers, foresters and Food and Cover Corps crews.

While homeowners have to concern themselves with such projects as weeding flower beds, landscaping improvements and, perhaps, planting a garden, PGC personnel have the task of habitat improvement projects on the more than 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands.

Many of those projects have taken place in the immediate area and surrounding counties.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18, 2004 Kyle Spotts pitches a two-hit shutout to lead Tamaqua to a 4-0 Schuylkill Legion victory over Pine Grove. Spotts strikes out five batters and helps his own cause at the plate with a single, run scored and RBI. Alex Tucker belts a home run for the winners, who also receive a two-run single from Kory Bates. Allen Graver chips in with a hit, stolen base and run scored.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


It was late spring 1973 when I started to pen stories foR THE TIMES NEWS.

Two years prior, an aspiring Philadelphia dentist who haled from the Wyoming Valley, began his attempt to turn what once was a spinach farm into one of the most recognizable race tracks.

Two years prior, Dr. Joseph Mattioli's dream became reality when the inaugural Schaefer 500 Indy-car race took place. Groundbreaking actually took place back in 1965.