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Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 1962 Bobby Gelatko knocks in all four of his team's run as Palmerton rallies for a 4-3 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over Southern Lehigh. Gelatko delivers an RBI single in the fourth inning and, with his team trailing 3-1, slugs a three-run homer in the home sixth. Dick Noll gains the pitching win while Joe Visnosky contributes two hits and two runs scored. The winners also receive a hit and run from Darryl Moyer.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

This week I wish to present a trivia contest. The first three people to email me the correct answers to all of these questions will win one dozen Titleist NXT Tour Golf Balls.

The email address for submissions is

Good Luck

1. Who won the first Masters?

2. What club did Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan both caddy at early in their lives?

3. Who was the person party responsible for both Francis Ouimet's win in the US Open and Ken Venturi's win in the US Open more than fifty years later?

Friday, June 15, 2012

It feels like the Masters all over again.

Only 10 weeks ago this very column looked at all the great storylines golf fans could follow heading into the weekend of the Masters.

With one round in the books at the US Open, it seems many of the storylines haven't changed, while new ones have come about.

Once again, Tiger tops the list. He won two weeks ago against a strong field at the Memorial. His game looked better there than it looked in his win at Bay Hill two weeks before the Masters. Woods finished tied for 40th at Augusta.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Northern Valley got off to a great start against West Allentown, scoring four runs in the first inning and tacking on two more runs in the fifth to gain a 6-1 Lehigh Valley Legion victory.

Tyler Harris was the hitting star on the day for the Chargers. Harris had a double, two RBIs and scored two runs.

Cody Hallman, Kyle Schomp, Kristopher Seiler, and Sawyer Smith all knocked in runs for Northern Valley in a winning effort.

Harris was also solid on the mound combining with Josh Kern to only let up one West Alletnown run.

Friday, June 15, 2012

June 15, 1951 Nesquehoning rallies for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to gain a 7-6 Tri-County League victory over Lansford. After three walks loads the bases for the Nesquers in the ninth, Johnny Feddock delivers a three-run triple to tie the game. Bobby Coombe follows with a game-winning hit to left that scores Feddock. Bobby Higgins gains the pitching win, going the distance while striking out six. Coombe collects two hits for Nesquehoning.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Braves cop Jim Thorpe LL Minor League title

The Braves were recently crowned the champions of the Jim Thorpe Little League Minor League Division after completing their season with a record of 10-0-2. The Braves rolled to a 20-6 win over the Reds in the championship game to earn their title. Members of the championship team included, front row from left, Mike Day, William Schwartz, JJ Wimmer, Nick Day, Michael Cadugan; middle row, Laura Clarke, James Adames, Davier Calcano, Caiden Hurley, Ben Sheridan, Dustin Miller; back row, Brian Schwartz (assistant coach), Ryan Hurley (head coach) and Abel Calcano (assistant coach).

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Diamondbacks claim Jim Thorpe LL Major League crown

The Diamondbacks recently posted a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers in the Jim Thorpe Little League championship game to claim the Major League title. The Dbacks finished with a record of 12-2 and received home runs this season from Brian Moscoso, Matt Day, Justin Mahmde, Nicholas Rosahac and Joey Kamieniecki.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lehigh Valley Legion

North Parkland-Northern Valley

Northern Valley scored back-to-back runs in the second and third inning and held North Parkland scoreless to earn the 2-0 Lehigh Valley Legion League victory.

Kirk Bender and Cody Hallman had a hit and RBI a piece for Northern Valley. Jacob Kern added a single and scored a run with Zach Palansky helping out with a triple and adding a run as well.

Palansky also helped Valley get the win with his performance on the hill. He pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just five hits, while striking out five.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14, 1939 George Longazel's performance on the mound and at the plate helps Lansford post a 10-2 Black Diamond League win over Summit Hill. Longazel allows just five hits and one walk while striking out 12 in his nine innings of work. With a bat, he collects three hits and scores three runs. Tommy Robin finishes with four hits for the winners, while Lenny Scheese, Bobby Jones and Mathod Jaso each collect two. Lansford also receives a hit and two runs scored from Elmer Valo.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) co-ed summer volleyball league will open its 15th season on Thursday, June 14 at the sand volleyball court located at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

All games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with three matches scheduled per night.

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

Below are this year's rosters and schedules:


Balls Deep

Mike Stockmal, Chad Fritzinger, Chris Fallabel, Brittany Homcha, Brent Homcha, Devin Parambo, Angela Ruch.