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Local Sports

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.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1It was a good night for local legion teams as the Birches, Northern Valley and Coplay all notched victories.



An RBI double by James Beidleman was all the Birches needed to pick up a 1-0 win over the Wanderers in Norco Legion baseball action.

Howie Stevens got credit for the six-hit shutout, striking out seven and walking none. Ben Dudash suffered the loss.

Wanderers 000 000 0 - 0 6 0

Birches 001 000 x - 1 2 2

Dudash and Ford; Stevens and Weismuth. WP - Stevens


No. Valley-Emmaus

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Northern Valley picked up its fifth Lehigh Valley Legion win, while the Birches suffered a Norco loss to the Jeffs on Tuesday.


So. Lehigh-No. Valley

Zach Palansky struck out seven batters to lead Northern Valley to a 4-2 win over Southern Lehigh.

Palansky had a two-hit shut out going through five innings. After giving up two hits and two runs in the sixth, he allowed two hits to open the seventh before giving way to Sawyer Smith, who got out of the jam with a double play and strikeout.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15, 1940 A solid pitching performance by "Porky" Sassaman helps lift Tamaqua to a 5-2 Black Diamond League win over Summit Hill. Sassaman tosses all nine innings, allowing just six hits while striking out seven. An RBI single by "Lefty" Mohn in the sixth inning proves to be the eventual game-winning run. Mohn finishes the contest with two hits, as does Harry Schroder and Joe Heisler. For Summit Hill, Mike Bonner also ends with two hits.