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Monday, July 23, 2012

The Tamaqua 10-11 baseball all-star team saw its season end this weekend in the Section 6 Tournament.

The District 18 champions, under the direction of Scott Hamm, traveled to Richboro for the four-team tourney which also featured Warwick, East Stroudsburg and Pennridge.

Tamaqua opened the double-elimination competition on Thursday, dropping a 15-3 decision to District 30's Warwick.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

EDITORS NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on Hunting the West. This week's story features the topics: Equipment for a Western Hunt and Doing It Yourself on a Shoestring Budget.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MILROY The wait was worth it for Franklin Township.

Franklin's opening game in the Pennsylvania State 13-14 year-old Babe Ruth Tournament took more than 24 hours to complete. But it wasn't complaining.

That's because Franklin Township withstood a rain-forced suspension on Thursday and a delayed start on Friday to eventually defeat Blue Valey, 6-4.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

When the topic turns to food, the objective is often simple: to cite studies (and possibly personal experience) to get you to consume less of something.

A column printed nearly 12 years ago, for example, urged you not to drink any soda. That's because a study using Massachusetts middle schoolers published in The Lancet, England's prestigious medical journal, found that the kids' odds of becoming obese increased with every daily serving of a sugar-sweetened drink.

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Jason Figura

When Jason Figura graduated in 2005, one of the most outstanding individual athletic careers in the history of Jim Thorpe High School ended.

Figura amassed 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. His accomplishments and achievements, most of them coming in basketball and football were numerous.

In football, he was the team's offensive MVP as a sophomore and was named to the "Anthracite 8" second team as a running back. He also excelled on defense that year and was named to THE TIMES NEWS first team as a defensive back.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

KEMPTON – Calling a hand-crafted muzzleloader rifle that has been built by a master gunsmith like Mark Wheland a "reproduction" is clearly an inaccurate description.

Every rifle built by Wheland at his central Pennsylvania shop in Williamsburg and others like him is as much as of an original as were those build by the gunmakers of the 1700s. What sets the two apart is that one is contemporary, the other is an antique.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jim Thorpe Red split a pair of games in recent Panther Valley Little League Tournament play.


PV 11-12 Tourney

JT Red-Weatherly

Jim Thorpe Red rolled to an easy victory over Weatherly in an 11-12 year-old Panther Valley Little League Tournament game.

Zach Searfoss, Aaron Lienhard, Trevor Hickey, Nate DeMarco, AJ Pompa, Carter Wolfe, Nate Saxe, Derrick Beckham, and Jarrin Geisinger all had multiple hit games for JT Red.

Hickey was the winning pitcher.

For Weatherly, Knepper, MacNeal and Hinkle all had two hits.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21, 1977 Paul Ruzicka finishes with three hits, one a homer, and Wally O'Donnell pitches a one-hitter to lead Tamaqua to a 7-4 win over McAdoo in the Distrist 18 Little League tournament. O'Donnell, who strikes out six batters, also collects two hits at the plate. Ruzicka knocks in a pair of runs while Todd Lepage and Jeffrey Oakes each add a double and run scored. Howie Miller chips in with a hit and RBI.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Test results have revealed that no chronic wasting disease was found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state's 2011 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.

In 2011, 3,766 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected. This marked the 10th year for testing hunter-killed deer. In total, nearly 35,000 deer and elk have been tested, and CWD was not detected in any samples from previous years.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20, 1967 Bernard Bott's single in the bottom of the sixth inning scores George Lazorick with the winning run as Jim Thorpe gains a 4-3 walk-off win over Beaver Banks in the District 18 Little League tournament. Bott finishes with three hits in the contest and also scores a run. George Albert records the mound win, allowing two walks while striking out nine.