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Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2000 George Zubey collects two hits, one a two-run double, and scores a pair of runs as Tamaqua posts a 10-5 District 18 Liitle League win over Valley West. Kory Bates adds two hits, including a two-run single, while John DeAngelo and Anthony DeAngelo each add two hits. Starter Mike Brennan gains the pitching win while Alex Kramer is strong in relief. Kramer strikes out six while hurling scoreless fifth and sixth innings.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tamaqua Blue stayed undefeated (6-0) in the 9 & 10 Panther Valley Tournament with a 5-1 win over Jim Thorpe Blue. Tamaqua Blue plays its last game on Friday night at 6 p.m. at Lansford where with a win it can wrap up the 9 & 10 year old PV Tournament Title.

Tamaqua Blue-

Jim Thorpe Blue

Jim Thorpe Blue stayed on top of Tamaqua Blue for the first two innings, but Tamaqua scored five runs in the next three innings and held JT scoreless to come away with the 5-1 victory.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

From the top of the food chain to the bottom, the Eagles want you to know they're on the same page and moving forward.

It's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans or bust.

The normally cap-conscious Eagles kick-started the roll when they lightened up and handed contract extensions to key veterans DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Trent Cole and Todd Herremans. Equally shocking was the manner in which they drafted the best player available, not the best player one of the coaches fell in love with.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Looks like the Flyers are going to make a big splash in the free agent market afterall.

Late Wednesday night, Darren Dreger of TSN reported that Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber, a restricted free agent, had signed a 14-year offer sheet with the Flyers for more than $100 million.

The Predators would have a week to match the offer from the Flyers.

The blockbuster move for the 26-year-old All-Star defenseman would rank right up there with some of the biggest deals the Flyers have ever pulled off.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18, 1991 Troy George collects three hits and knocks in two runs to help lead Palmerton to a 7-3 Lehigh Valley Legion playoff win over Lehighton. George delivers RBI singles in both the first and second innings to help his team jump out to a 6-0 advantage. Mike Serfass adds a run-scoring double while Brent Kistler chips in with an RBI hit. Travis Williams gains the pitching win, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
FT Shockers, 'Canes advance

The Franklin Township baseball squads turned in successful efforts on Tuesday in a doubleheader at Christman Field in the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth Tournament.

The Franklin Shockers, who were the No. 1 seed in the American Division, took just five innings to dismantle the Hazleton Mountaineers, 13-1. The Franklin Hurricanes, the No 1 seed in the National Division, also got a win with a 7-3 victory over the Bushkill Township Minutemen.

FT Shockers-Hazleton

The first game of the double header at Christman Field pitted the FT Shockers vs. the Mountaineers.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Nancy Scholz/times news Tamaqua's Riley McHugh (left) stretches for a throw as a Warwick runner slides into second base.

STROUDSBURG – Tamaqua's 11-12 Little League team put up a good fight in its Section 6 final on Tuesday, but in the end a powerful Warwick team was just too much to handle.

Warwick's offense, which has been a juggernaut dating all the way back to the start of district play, exploded for 15 runs in the fourth inning and ran away from Tamaqua 19-3 in four innings to win the Section 6 championship. Up until that point the game was tight as the locals trailed by just one heading into what would be the final inning. Unfortunately, three errors and two big home runs did them in.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Frank Nietz of Marian was the only area player selected to the 2012 Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State teams that were released this week.

Nietz, a sophomore outfielder, was named to the Class A second team.

For the season, Nietz had a .406 batting average, scored with 20 runs, knocked in 12, and stole 26 bases.

Thirteen other District 11 players made the All-State teams.

In Class AAAA, Cody Kramer of Northampton and Pat Donnelly of Bethlehem Liberty were on the first team.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jim Thorpe Blue reeled off four victories in recent Panther Valley Little League Tournament action.

LITTLE LEAGUE

PV 11-12 TOURNAMENT

JT Blue-Tamaqua White

Matt Day was the winning pitcher as Jim Thorpe Blue defeated Tamaqua White, 11-3, in Panther Valley 11-12 year-old Little League Tournament action.

Gunnar Rehrig had a home run to lead Jim Thorpe offensively.

JT Blue-Lansford

Justin Marykwas had a strong game on the mound to lead Jim Thorpe Blue to an 8-1 victory over Lansford in a Panther Valley 11-12 year-old Little League Tournament game.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17, 1983 Ken Stauffenburg stars on the mound and at the plate to lead Tamaqua to a 2-0 win over Hazle Township in the District 18 Little League tournament. Stauffenburg tosses a two-hit shutout and supplies his own offense by blasting a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Lance Hafer collects two hits, including the one prior to Stauffenburg's homer.