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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Outdoors writer and lecturer Doyle Dietz, an award-winning member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association, will present "Muzzleloader Hunting 101," focusing on deer hunting with flintlock and traditional percussion ignition rifles, Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Locust Lake State Park Amphitheatre, Barnesville.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Eric Schrantz

When Eric Schrantz graduated from Jim Thorpe Area High School in 1994, he had earned 10 varsity letters; four each in football and baseball and two in basketball.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Fun is ahead for children ages 8 to 12 at Carbon County Environmental Education Center's Conservation Camp. The camp begins Monday, Aug. 12 and runs through Friday, Aug. 16 at Camp Shehaqua in Hickory Run State Park.

Fun is ahead for children ages 8 to 12 at Carbon County Environmental Education Center's Conservation Camp. Camp begins Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m. and runs through Friday, August 16 at 4 p.m.

Registration is required. Applications are now being accepted for Conservation Camp. The week-long event takes place at Hickory Run State Park, and allows children the opportunity to connect with nature through hands-on, feet-in activities. For more information, or to begin the registration process, call CCEEC at 570-645-8597.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 27, 1989 Sharon Mack pitches a no-hitter to lead Slatedale to a 1-0 win over Allentown and clinch the Lehigh Valley softball championship. Mack strikes out nine batters and doesn't allow a walk. Tracey Holland knocks in the game's only run in the fifth inning when her single knocks in Danna Zeller. Holland finishes the contest with two hits, as does Lori Andrew.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tamaqua White reached the .500 mark in the 9-10 year-old Panther Valley Little League Tournament with a victory on Thursday.

LITTLE LEAGUE

Panther Vy. 9-10 Tourney

Tamaqua White-FT Gray

Tamaqua White defeated Franklin Grey, 18-6.

Michael Steigerwalt was the winning pitcher and also added two hits and two RBI for Tamaqua White. Luke Verta chipped in a two-run double while Mike Shlanta and Jimmy Akins both had two hits.

For Franklin, Crum had a hit and two RBIs.

Tamaqua White evens its record at 3-3. Franklin Gray falls to 2-2.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Flyte gets hole-in-one at Kelowitz Tourney

Greg Flyte of Jim Thorpe had a hole in one at the recent Geoff Kelowitz Invitational Golf Tournament at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Flyte aced the No . 16 175 yard par three with a 5 iron.

Greg won it at a contest hole for a $5,000 prize.

Witnesses were CJ McGinley, Geoff Kelowitz and Dave Figura.

@Breif.Head:Carullo records ace at Villas Crossing

Nick Carullo got his first-ever hole-in-one on July 16 at Villas Crossing Golf Course in Tamaqua.

Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26, 1995 David Smith hits a pair of two-run homers to help Franklin Township open the Panther Valley Little League tournament with a 14-6 victory over Weatherly. Smith goes deep in the third and fourth innings to help the winners offset a 4-1 deficit. Pete Balogach contributes two hits, one a homer, and knocks in four runs for the winners while Mark Evans adds a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Erick Kresge gains the pitching win and also aids his opwn cause with two hits and a pair of RBIs.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
MICHAEL A. HEERY/Special to the Times news

Local youth had the recent opportunity to participate in a basketball camp at Lehighton Area Middle School. The five-day camp was open to all children who will be entering second through eighth grades this coming school year. Pictured is Lehighton native Chris Heery, head basketball coach of the Wilkes University Lady Colonels, instructing some of the participants on the fundamentals of the game.

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.