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Friday, June 7, 2013

Tamaqua state playoff game postponed

Rain in the afternoon Thursday postponed Tamaqua's PIAA state baseball playoff game against Abington Heights.

The quarterfinal matchup has now been moved to Saturday with a start time of 12 p.m. at Bloomsburg University.

While the two teams didn't play on Thursday, they did found out some information involving the Class AAA bracket. The winner of their contest already knows who they will be playing in the semifinals.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Panther Valley Black Diamonds posted an extra inning victory in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth play.

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Panther Valley used a two run rally in the top of the eighth to earn a crucial 6-4 win over Bushkill.

Nick Kweder went 2-for-4 with a double while Mark Williams added a triple for the Black Diamonds.

Luke Stano went the distance to earn the win, notching four strikeouts in the contest.

With the win, Panther Valley moves to 3-4, while Bushkill falls to 4-4.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

June 7, 1982 Scott Hillegass deliveres the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Palmerton a 2-1 Lehigh Valley League win over Northwestern. Mike Sander walks, moves to second on a sacrifice bunt and steals third before Hillegass singles through the right side to plate the winning run. Sander goes all 10 innings on the mound, allowing just six hits, to earn the pitching victory. Scott Levandusky accounts for the other Palmerton run when he walks and eventually scores on a wild pitch.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The 2013 Tamaqua Summer Basketball League, sponsored by the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC), will tip-off its season on Monday, June 10, at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
@Caption Stand Alone:Lehighton athletic awards The Lehighton School District recently held its Winter/Spring Athletic Awards Assembly. Taking home the top awards were, from left, Sage Terembula (Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year); Jacen Nalesnik (Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year): and Sarah Keer (Female Athlete of the Year).

The Lehighton School District recently held its Winter/Spring Athletic Awards Assembly. Taking home the top awards were, from left, Sage Terembula (Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year); Jacen Nalesnik (Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year): and Sarah Keer (Female Athlete of the Year)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Franklin Township Shockers and the InnerFury Athletics posted victories in recent summer baseball action.

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The Franklin Township Shockers scored early and often en route to a 15-1 win over the Panther Valley BlackDiamonds.

Jordan Knappenberger and Vince Mele led the hit parade for the Shockers with two apiece, with each picking up a double.

Anthony Rossino earned the win for the Shockers, allowing one earned run in five innings while notching 10 strikeouts.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 6, 1954 Rico Lavagna finishes with three hits, two runs scored, and three RBIs to lead Lansford to an 8-5 victory over Bowmanstown in Carbon-Schuylkill League play. Frank Zlock contributes a pair of hits, knocks in two runs and scores one while Ed Yelito adds a double and run scored. Tom Domarecki earns the pitching win in relief by tossing four innings of shutout ball. The winners also receive a hit and run from both Paul Martinec and Bernie Babinetz.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pleasant Valley graduate Kasey Meckes turned in a solid season for the East Stroudsburg University softball team this past spring.

Meckes, a sophomore outfielder, started 34 games for the Warriors. The Kunkletown native collected 30 hits in 98 at-bats for a .306 average, which was third best on the team.

She also finished with 15 runs scored, seven doubles, one homer, 13 RBIs and 12 walks.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Panther Valley School District will be giving fall sports/activity physicals on Thursday, June 13 in the Panther Valley High School Nurses room. A properly signed PIAA form must be brought to the physical or be on file in the nurse's office before a physical will be completed on any athlete. Cheerleading physicals will be done at a date to be determined.

Following are the times for other falls sports:

1 p.m. - Volleyball Candidates

1:30 p.m. - 7 & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Candidates

2 p.m. - Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Football Candidates

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tamaqua's Brett Kosciolek has been selected to represent Pennsylvania in the second annual Big 26 Baseball Classic.

Kosciolek, along with Pine Grove's Stephen Zimmerman and Liberty's Matthew Leon, will represent Pennsylvania in a three-game series against the All-Stars from Maryland on July 26-28 at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg.

The team will be coached by Pottsville's Mike Welsh.

Kosciolek led the Blue Raiders this season with a .420 batting average, eight home runs and 27 RBIs.