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Saturday, June 18, 2011

ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team is going from playing in one Philadelphia Phillies' ballpark to another.

Whereas the team played its quarterfinal match-up with Olympic Colonial at Coca Cola Park Friday morning, it will now get to see what it feels like to play in the biggest of big-league stadiums - Citizen's Bank Park.

Saturday, June 18, 2011
DON HERB/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Jake Kern swings for a base hit in Friday's Carpenter Cup win for the Lehigh Valley team at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.

ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team is going from playing in one Philadelphia Phillies' ballpark to another.

Whereas the team played its quarterfinal match-up with Olympic Colonial at Coca Cola Park Friday morning, it will now get to see what it feels like to play in the biggest of big-league stadiums - Citizen's Bank Park.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

In a survey of women conducted on college campuses in the United Kingdom, researchers discovered that 30 percent of the respondents would forfeit at least one year of life to achieve what they consider their ideal body weight and shape.

If only people would feel that fervidly about maintaining optimal health.

Overweight people would be an oddity, type two diabetes would be a rarity, knowing someone with heart disease would be a novelty and this column would be a fading memory.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region officials announced a black bear that had become habituated to being hand-fed by people at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale, was euthanized by agency officers because of escalating concern over public safety.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Northern Lehigh School Board unanimously approved several resignations and extra-curricular appointments on Monday.

- Accepted the resignation of Brian Schell from his position as head softball coach, effective immediately.

- Accepted the resignation of Ian Chlebove from his position as assistant wrestling coach for the 2011-12 school year.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Carbon County Crush Golf Tournament was held at Villas Crossing Golf Course on June 4.

The tournament was a 4-person scramble format.

Capturing first place with a score of 60 was the team of Mike Falcone Sr., Mike Falcone Jr., John Hernandez and Tim Wargo.

Finishing in second place with a score of 63 was the team of Brandon McManus, Cody Booth, Kevin Kloboth and Matt Falcone.

Other award winners were:

Longest Drive hole #18 Men - Tim Wargo

Longest Drive hole #18 Women - Sally Egan

Closest to the Pin hole #8 - Tim Wargo

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17, 1959 Phil "Pip" Rader excels on the mound and at the plate to help Jim Thorpe post a 5-4 Tri-County League win over Lehighton. Rader earns the pitching win by tossing a six-hitter. At the plate he singles and homers, driving in three runs. The winners also receive two hits, a run scored and RBI from Gary Hiller while Don Deemer doubles and also scores a run. Ronnie Hydro and Jimmy Billig each chip in with a single and run scored.

Friday, June 17, 2011

After posting just one run over the first two innings, Franklin Township Shockers' manager Donnie Rehrig offered some advice to his hitters.

The words sunk in as the Shockers produced runs in each of the next four innings en route to a 9-1 over the Towamensing Township Yankees in a Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League game at Christman Fields.

"Early in the game we were taking way too many pitches," Rehrig said. "Going into the bottom of the third I told the guys that they needed to be more aggressive at the plate.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 16, 1987 Tawny Artz of Lehighton tosses a three-hitter and strikes out five to help the Centennial League advance to the finals of the Carole Weil All-Star softball tournament with a 2-1 victory over East Penn Conference Division 2. The winners push home the deciding run in the sixth inning when Northwestern's Robbin Shreve, who had singled and stole second, eventually scores on an infield hit by Pleasant Valley's Christy Caracio.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) co-ed summer volleyball league will open its 14th season on Thursday, June 16 at the sand volleyball court located at Black Diamond Park in the Borough of Coaldale.

All games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with three matches scheduled per night. The 2011 season will feature seven teams, with Sandstorm returning as the defending league champions.

Each team will play three games per night with rally-point scoring to 25.