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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mike Stower Coal & Oil and Vesuvio's both earned semifinal victories on Wednesday evening to set the stage for an all-Hazleton area championship game in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league.

Stower's cruised through the regular season undefeated and posted a 20-point semifinal round victory over Batter's Box to mark its first ever ESRC summer basketball league championship game appearance.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Tamaqua Blue squad earned a dramatic, come-from-behind win over the Towamensing White team in the 11-12 Panther Valley Little League tournament.

Panther Vy. 11-12

Tamaqua Blue-Towamensing White

Brady Moyer was the catalyst for Tamaqua's offense in its 11-7 win over Towamensing, hitting a home run and adding a double. Moyer was also a force on the mound, pitching 5 and strong innings to keep Towamensing's bats in check.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 25, 1959 John Zubek has a big day at the plate to power Lansford to an 11-4 win over Grier City in the District 18 Little League tournament. Zubek collects three hits, one of them a two-run homer, and scores three runs. Tom Radocha also finishes with three hits, one a double, and three runs scored. Gary Zonka pitches a five-hitter, walking three while striking out eight, to earn the pitching win and chips in with a double and run scored. The winners also receive two hits from Ron Mihalko.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Tamaqua White squad came out on top in an offensive shootout to earn a win in the Panther Valley 9-10 Little League Tournament.

Panther Vy. 9-10

Lansford-Tamaqua White

Tamaqua White used clutch hitting during a late rally to overcome an early deficit and defeat Lansford, 14-13

With a runner on third and two outs, Tamaqua's Jimmy Atkins ripped a double to tie the game. Atkins would later take home for the winning run on a passed ball.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2000 Richie Abel pitches a five-hitter and strikes out 13 batters to lead Nesquehoning to a 7-4 victory over McAdoo in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. The winners break the contest open in the second inning when they plate four runs. Lee Thear delivers a two-run double during the frame while Todd Stratchko knocks in a pair with a single.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Despite suffering its first loss of the season, Sandstorm won two of three games against Valley Athletic Supply to remain in the driver's seat of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league.

With just over a week remaining in the regular season, six teams have already clinched playoff berths, while three teams (Anything But Net, VBC Tomahawks-High School and Intensity) fight it out for the two remaining playoff spots.


Can U Dig It-VBC Tomahawks Seniors

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Matt Breiner, of Lehighton, will make his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut this Saturday at the World Cagefighting Championships at the Rodeway Inn Grand Ballroom in Allentown.

He's built his reputation as a methodical tactician who knows when to lure his opponents in for the strike.

As he prepares to step up in the ranks, Matt Breiner is confident that same systematic approach will continue to be his calling card for success.

A native of Lehighton, Breiner will make his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut this Saturday at the World Cagefighting Championships at The Rodeway Inn Grand Ballroom, 1151 Bulldog Dr. Allentown.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Towamensing Blue and Tamaqua Blue scored wins in the Panher Valley 11-112 Little League Tournament.


Towamensing Blue-Tamaqua White

Towamensing Blue defeated Tamaqua White 7-6.

Colby Kunkle was two-for-three and got the win. Logan Kresge was also two-for-three.

Tamaqua Blue-Franklin Gray

Tamaqua bats erupted in the third inning to down Franklin Gray, 24-4.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lehighton Area School Board hired Erica Pagotto as the new head cross country coach for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday evening.

Pagotto served as assistant cross country coach for the Indians last season. She replaces Jacob Marushak whose resignation as head coach was accepted by the school board on Monday evening.

The school board also accepted the resignation of Jonathan Hakim, assistant boys' soccer coach.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It was a wild and crazy night in the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center on Monday evening, as the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's Summer Basketball League playoffs got underway.

Both quarterfinal round games came down to the closing seconds, as Batter's Box held on for a two-point victory over DJ 101, while a desperation half-court shot at the buzzer by Naveen Mohuiddin sent Vesuvio's into Wednesday's semifinals.


DJ 101-Batter's Box