Monday, May 22, 2017
     

Local Sports

Thursday, June 6, 2013
@Caption Stand Alone:Lehighton athletic awards The Lehighton School District recently held its Winter/Spring Athletic Awards Assembly. Taking home the top awards were, from left, Sage Terembula (Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year); Jacen Nalesnik (Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year): and Sarah Keer (Female Athlete of the Year).

The Lehighton School District recently held its Winter/Spring Athletic Awards Assembly. Taking home the top awards were, from left, Sage Terembula (Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year); Jacen Nalesnik (Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year): and Sarah Keer (Female Athlete of the Year)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Franklin Township Shockers and the InnerFury Athletics posted victories in recent summer baseball action.

KEYSTONE SBR

Shockers- B-Diamonds

The Franklin Township Shockers scored early and often en route to a 15-1 win over the Panther Valley BlackDiamonds.

Jordan Knappenberger and Vince Mele led the hit parade for the Shockers with two apiece, with each picking up a double.

Anthony Rossino earned the win for the Shockers, allowing one earned run in five innings while notching 10 strikeouts.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 6, 1954 Rico Lavagna finishes with three hits, two runs scored, and three RBIs to lead Lansford to an 8-5 victory over Bowmanstown in Carbon-Schuylkill League play. Frank Zlock contributes a pair of hits, knocks in two runs and scores one while Ed Yelito adds a double and run scored. Tom Domarecki earns the pitching win in relief by tossing four innings of shutout ball. The winners also receive a hit and run from both Paul Martinec and Bernie Babinetz.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pleasant Valley graduate Kasey Meckes turned in a solid season for the East Stroudsburg University softball team this past spring.

Meckes, a sophomore outfielder, started 34 games for the Warriors. The Kunkletown native collected 30 hits in 98 at-bats for a .306 average, which was third best on the team.

She also finished with 15 runs scored, seven doubles, one homer, 13 RBIs and 12 walks.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Panther Valley School District will be giving fall sports/activity physicals on Thursday, June 13 in the Panther Valley High School Nurses room. A properly signed PIAA form must be brought to the physical or be on file in the nurse's office before a physical will be completed on any athlete. Cheerleading physicals will be done at a date to be determined.

Following are the times for other falls sports:

1 p.m. - Volleyball Candidates

1:30 p.m. - 7 & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Candidates

2 p.m. - Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Football Candidates

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tamaqua's Brett Kosciolek has been selected to represent Pennsylvania in the second annual Big 26 Baseball Classic.

Kosciolek, along with Pine Grove's Stephen Zimmerman and Liberty's Matthew Leon, will represent Pennsylvania in a three-game series against the All-Stars from Maryland on July 26-28 at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg.

The team will be coached by Pottsville's Mike Welsh.

Kosciolek led the Blue Raiders this season with a .420 batting average, eight home runs and 27 RBIs.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

For Nevin George, the consistent top five finishes have been prevalent from the start of the season with the exception of the one spot most sought, first place. That result is now in hand as George drove to a solid victory and picked up his first Modified win of the season Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

George, who started eighth, used a lap 18 restart that saw him jump from third to first and once in front was able to pull far enough ahead and race to the victory which snapped the three race win streak of Eric Beers.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5, 2007 Meredith Dickson delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the 22nd inning to give Northwestern a PIAA Class AA playoff victory in the longest softball game ever at Patriots Park. Dickson's single to left allows Jess White to race home and give the Tigers a 3-2 win over Lakeland. Katelyn Boyd earns the pitching win, tossing all 22 innings. Boyd allows 18 hits, strikes out eight batters and throws 271 pitches. Dickson, White and Jackie Frisch each collect two hits in the game, whch lasts four hours and 15 minutes.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
'Wrestling' with weight loss

In his own words, Troy Margerum says that it's irrelevant as to where he was born.

In fact, much of his 17 years have also been irrelevant to what life has become now for this Panther Valley High School junior.

Before Margerum moved in with his godparents in Summit Hill a year and a half ago, he admits his life was out of control with little hope for a recovery.

Let's start in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he lived with his nearly 500-pound mother and his alcoholic father who seemingly was spending more time in jail than at home.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
@Caption Stand Alone:Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame recently held its 20th annual banquet. Eight towns were represented at the the affair that was held recently at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. The Class of 2013 inductees include, in the top photo, front row, from left, Barbara Barilla, Jennifer Lopata, Peggy Sue O'Donnell, Joe Morgan, and sisters Olga Kushnir and Natalie Miller accepting for Diana Demianenko. Back row, Steve Kocher, Bruce Kocher, Bill Heydt, William Morgan, Caszy Kosciolek, Joe Ligenza, Pete Radocha and John Posta. In the bottom photo, front row, from left, Bob Clemson, Roberta Porambo, Joseph Leonzi, Frank Santo, and Tommy Pilla. Back row, Joe Ozefovich, Bill Maynard, Ed Kusko, Sean Love, Mike Hromyak, Larry Mertz, and Chuck Zebroski. Missing from photo Jim Tkach.

HALL OF FAME CAPTIONS

Front row, left to right : Barbara Barilla, Jennifer Lopata, Peggy Sue O'Donnell, Joe Morgan, and sisters Olga Kushnir and Natalie Miller accepting for Diana Demianenko. Rear, from left : Steve Kocher, Bruce Kocher, Bill Heydt, William Morgan, Caszy Kosciolek, Joe Ligenza, Pete Radocha, and John Posta,

Front row, left to right : Bob Clemson, Roberta Porambo, Joseph Leonzi, Frank Santo, and Tommy Pilla. Rear, from left : Joe Ozefovich, Bill Maynard, Ed Kusko, Sean Love, Mike Hromyak, Larry Mertz, and Chuck Zebroski. Missing from photo Jim Tkach.

a