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Saturday, July 9, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Mekenna Miller competes in the 55 meter hurdles Middy division.

Lehighton High School was the site recently for the 2011 On The Right Track Tri-Meet.

The Yellow Jackets team won the event with 133 points with the Green Machine earning 107 points for second. Finishing third was the Red Bottlenosed Squirrels with 75 points.

First-place winners at the meet included the following:

Biggy Division

(11-13 year-olds)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The name across Tyler Svetik's jersey reads Coplay but on Friday night you couldn't blame the right-handed hurler if he was thinking about a different team.

Pitching against Northern Valley, a club made up mostly of Northern Lehigh and Northwestern High School players, the future Palmerton senior admitted that a victory meant more than just improving his present club's position in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

After winning the first game in the best-of-three District 18 9-10 Little League Championship Series Thursday night, Tamaqua Blue knew what it had to do in Friday night's second game.

With its job laid out in front of it, Tamaqua defeated Valley West, 7-3, at Jim Thorpe's McGarvey Field to pull off the sweep and celebrate the title.

With the scouting report for Valley West, Tamaqua head coach Scott Hamm did not want to take any chances with another game tonight.

Saturday, July 9, 2011
mike feifel/times news Payton Buchman of Northern Valley slides home safely as Coplay pitcher Tyler Svetik covers.

The name across Tyler Svetik's jersey reads Coplay but on Friday night you couldn't blame the right-handed hurler if he was thinking about a different team.

Pitching against Northern Valley, a club made up mostly of Northern Lehigh and Northwestern High School players, the future Palmerton senior admitted that a victory meant more than just improving his present club's position in the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Northern Valley opened the Lehigh Valley Legion Tournament with an impressive performance to highlight local youth baseball action Thursday.

LEGION

LEHIGH VALLEY

So. Lehigh-No. Valley

Regular season champion Northern Valley opened up post-season play with a 4-0 victory over Southern Lehigh.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The record will show that Kunkletown's Tyler Haydt led all 100 laps in Hand 3 of the Modified 100 Poker Series event Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway but yet it was a race decided by inches. Just like Hand 2 from two weeks ago, the outcome came down to the last lap, last turn which again included Earl Paules and Matt Hirschman.

Haydt was steadily holding off Hirschman and with the laps dwindling down a caution waved with six to go. Many felt this was a last chance for Hirschman to make his move especially with a two abreast restart.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tamaqua used its high-powered offense to pound out twelve hits and defeat Valley West, 10-7, on Thursday night in the opening game of the District 18 9-10 year-old Little League best-of-three championship series.

Everyone in the Tamaqua lineup contributed to the win as it utilized some timely hitting and a gut check on its resolve to hold off a late charge by Valley West.

Friday, July 8, 2011
Marian Baseball Camp awards

The 2011 Marian Colts Youth Skills Camp was held recently at the Marian Athletic Complex. The three-day camp was attended by 24 youths in 2nd through 7th grade. Players from the Colts program acted as counselors while the Marian coaching staff and head coach Jeff Nietz oversaw the instruction.

Friday, July 8, 2011
Tamaqua stays alive

During the Schuylkill-Berks Legion regular season, Tamaqua's pitching had a problem against Schuylkill Valley.

As an end result, Schuylkill Valley took both games against the Blue Sox.

Thursday night, with its season on the line in the double-elimination post-season tournament, Tamaqua manager Todd Heisler gave the ball to someone who hadn't pitched in the earlier games against Schuylkill Valley.

Mike Streisel got the call and delivered for Tamaqua, tossing a one-hitter to lead his team to an 11-1 victory.

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8, 1993 Northwestern rallies from a seven-run deficit to gain a 9-8 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over Salisbury. Trailing 7-0, the winners send 12 men to the plate in the fourth inning to tie the game. Chad Farber collects a key double in the frame while Andrew Mack and Scott Reitz add run-scoring hits. Reitz triples and scores the go-ahead run on a Josh Friebolin hit in the sixth inning. Jason Fuhrman, who escapes a bases-loaded jam, one-out jam in the seventh, gains the pitching win.