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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20, 1950 Dern Sharbaugh scatters seven hits and receives plenty of offensive support as Lehighton rolls to a 14-1 Panther Valley League win over Hauto. Sharbaugh goes the distance, walking one and striking out two, but loses his shutout bid in the ninth inning. Glenn Warner collects a pair of triples, knocks in two runs and also scores a pair. Billy Kunkle adds three hits, one an RBI double. The winners also receive two hits from both Jack Finney and Bob Fisher.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Palmerton Area High School football season tickets will be on sale at the high school stadium on Tuesday, August 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. and on August 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home scrimmage with Jim Thorpe.

Adult passes are $20.00, while Students and Senior Citizens passes are $10.00. A family pass will also be available for $50.00.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Marian's season ticket sales will be on sale at the upcoming scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. and before and after the "Meet the Colts" which will be held the same day starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can also be obtained by calling the school at 668-2225.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Tamaqua Area School District will be holding its annual fall "Meet the Raiders" Night on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sports Stadium.

All fall sports' participants, cheerleaders and coaches will be recognized along with the Raider Marching Band who will perform its field show. The event is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28th.

Monday, August 19, 2013
patrick matsinko/times news Pleasant Valley head coach Mark Allison returns his entire singles lineup from a year ago. They are, from left, Kara Urland, Madison Olexson and Emily Thek.

Playing on the varsity level as an underclassman earns experience that normally bodes well for the future. This fact holds true across the spectrum of any scholastic sport. This year's Pleasant Valley girls' tennis team has plenty of returning letter winners and hopes to use that to its benefit.

Student-athletes who return to the playing field already possessing the knowledge and experience of being battle-tested on the varsity level usually have a distinct advantage over opponents without varsity experience.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 1977 Freshman Steve Papanek fires a 71 in his first varsity golf match to help Panther Valley roll to a 10 1/2-1/2 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill. Papanek scores a 2-0 shutout win over his opponent. Other Panthers to earn 2-0 decisions include Benji Lesniak, Bill Mogilski and Mike Taras. Also posting an individual win in the rout is Joe Zuber.

Monday, August 19, 2013

JIM THORPE

Head coach – Norb Lienhard (18th season)

Assistant coaches – Janet Farra (fifth season)

Last year's record – 3-12 overall

Classification – AA

Key losses – Kasey Herman (No. 1 Singles), Ashley Balliet (No. 2 Doubles),

Key returnees – Gabbie Binder (Jr., No. 1 Singles), Bryann Kehrli (Sr., No. 2 Singles), Haley Cope (Sr., No. 3 Singles), Maria Donati (Sr., No. 1 Doubles), Minke Pheiffer (Sr., No. 1 Doubles)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 17, 1958 Joe Kokinda collects three hits and scores a pair of runs to help propel Summit Hill to a 12-3 win over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Larry Breiner and Harry Smyrl both aid the victory by finishing with two hits and a run scored. Walt Kruczek earns the pitching victory, allowing four hits and striking out six in his four innings of work. The winners also receive a hit and two runs from Richard Kutz.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

It's not as if you haven't heard the reasons before.

In one of the first bestselling books to bad mouth the sweet stuff, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition (1978), Dr. David Reuben explains that your body strives to have 100 milligrams of glucose (the form most sugars and simple carbohydrates take in the body) in every 100 milliliters of blood.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Quality Deer Management Association will once again measure racks and age jawbones at this year’s Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza.

KEMPTON – While taking pride in the fact that the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza is a an outdoors show that features hands-on activities and participation events for adults and youngsters, co-promoters Bob Danenhower and Rick Weaknecht are equally proud of being able to find new attractions.