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Saturday, July 30, 2011

With kayaks, canoes, inflatable rafts and paddleboards becoming increasing popular, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is reminding operators of these watercraft that it is important to know what safety equipment and regulations apply.

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29, 1945 Palmerton jumps on Nesquehoning early and cruises to a 16-6 victory. "Lefty" Steinmetz has a big day with three hits and two runs scored. He also earns the pitching win, striking out 10 while walking nine. Brobst adds three hits and scores four times while Sabota, Frantz and Kuba all finish the contest with two hits. For Nesquehoning, Sammy Alonge collects three hits, one of them a two-run homer.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Anyone who follows professional golf closely, and even most that follow it casually, know that the sport's television ratings suffer when Tiger Woods doesn't play.

While viewership has declined over the past couple years as Woods has been either absent or not at his best, there has still been plenty of great golf and many exciting finishes. But a public that likes to follow favorites has missed much of them.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Franklin Township posted a 10-4 victory over Lansford recently in the Panther Valley Little League 9-10 Tournament.

Chris Whiteman had two hits for the winners, while Jason Pryce and Jesse Dekorte both collected triples. Winning pitcher Zachary Crum struck out eight batters.

For Lansford, Wyatt Zimmerman had a triple.

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league championship game is set, as two-time defending champion R.R. Frey Services will try for a three-peat when they tangle with B & R Gym on Friday night (7 p.m.) at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.

In the event of rain, the game will be moved to Monday night at 7 p.m.

R.R. Frey Services advanced to the championship game by defeating Guerilla Squad, while fourth-seeded B & R Gym posted a monumental upset over top-seed and previously undefeated Ryan's Oil & Heating.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

ALLENTOWN - After having not pitched for a little over a month, Roy Oswalt got back to business Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Park.

Oswalt, one of the Philadelphia Phillies' quartet of aces, began his rehab assignment with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs last night and showed flashes of his old self. The right-hander allowed just one run on one hit in four innings of work. It was his first action since being pulled from his June 23 start with lower back inflammation.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28, 1984 Brian Kane tosses a no-hitter and strikes out 15 batters in helping Lansford post a 15-5 win over Franklin Township in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Kane, who walks five and is hurt by five errors, strikes out the side in the third, fifth and sixth innings. Tom Rosahac collects four hits, four RBIs and three runs scored to pace the offense. Craig Goida adds two hits, one a two-run triple, while Bill Maynard chips in with a pair of hits.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Philadephia Phillies catcher and Northampton native Brian Schneider (far right) greets the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team at Citizens Bank Park prior to last night's game against the San Francisco Giants.

PHILADELPHIA – The 2011 Carpenter Cup champions finally got their just rewards.

Last month, the Lehigh Valley squad, dotted with local players, wrapped up the championship at Citizens Bank Park. Last night, they were back once again, this time as guests to receive the Carpenter Cup before the Phillies game against San Francisco.

To present the trophy there was no better person than Northampton's own Brian Schneider.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Now that the NFL lockout is over, teams are now able to function as normal in preparation for the upcoming 2011 NFL season.

Training camps are just around the corner, and the Philadelphia Eagles will report to Lehigh University for their 16th straight training camp.

Eagles Chief Operating Officer Don Smolenski announced at a press conference on Tuesday at Starters Bar and Grille, that the team will report to Lehigh on Wednesday afternoon, and the first practice open to the public will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 8:15 a.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27, 1953 Three two-run homers in the first inning help propel the Summit Hill All-Stars to a 13-3 win over the Lansford All-Stars in the annual Twin-City League all-star game. Bob "Kaska" Watkins, Alex Maketa and the Rev. Raymond Rossnagle all go deep during the eight-run frame. Richie Davidyock adds a two-run single in the big inning. Johnny Herbert adds two hits and two runs and also gains the pitching win. The winners receive two hits and three runs from Allan Schock while Joe Van Horn chips in with two hits and a run.