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Local Sports

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) concluded another week of its summer volleyball league at the Black Diamond Park in Coaldale, with Valley Athletic Supply and Sandstorm coming away with six wins apiece.

Valley Athletic Supply remains atop the standings with defending league champ Sandstorm a game behind.


Diggers Wit Attitude-Team Ram Rod

Team Ram Rod had a three-game sweep against Diggers Wit Attitude, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15.

Caitlin Kuhn had 13 points and four aces for Team Ram Rod.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Towamensing Township White handed Tamaqua Blue a 6-1 setback in the District 18 South Division 9-10 Little League Tournament over the weekend by a 6-1 score to set up the championship game tonight at 6 p.m. at Jim Thorpe.

Tanner Burnett had an inside the park home run, two singles and three RBI for Towamensing. Eric Baumgardt single and double and drove in a run and Matt Doherty also had a single and RBI. Eric Nothstein also drove in a run

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5, 1981 Seven TIMES NEWS area players take part in the annual Lehigh Valley Legion all-star game at Coplay. Northwestern's Scott Adams, Fred Tomasko, Barry Snyder and Scott Schellhamer, Palmerton's Robbie Endres and Tom Wargo, and Lehighton's Caszy Kosciolek all are members of the North squad, which earns an 11-4 victory. Kosciolek, Adams and Endres all pitch a scoreless inning for the winners while Snyder and Wargo each contribute an RBI single.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Panther Valley Little Tournament will begin its 11-12 year old bracket this weekend, with the 9-10 year old bracket beginning play on Monday, July 11.

This year's 11-12 tournament will be made up of nine teams. Franklin Township, Towamensing, Anthracite, Weatherly, Tamaqua Blue, Tamaqua White, Jim Thorpe Blue and Jim Thorpe Red are the entries.

The 9-10 bracket consists of 10 teams. Franklin Township, Anthracite White, Anthracite Gray, Jim Thorpe Red, Jim Thorpe Blue, Tamaqua Blue, Tamaqua White, Weatherly, Lansford and Towamensing.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Three prominent members of the first-place Lehigh Valley IronPigs C Erik Kratz, RHP Michael Schwimer and LHP Mike Zagurski were chosen to participate in the 24th annual Triple-A All-Star Game to be played on July 13 at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, the International League announced today. The 2011 Triple-A All-Star Game will be nationally televised on MLB Network, beginning at 9 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, July 13.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

With Chronic Wasting Disease discovered approximately 10 miles south of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line, the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting to a revised set of emergency powers to enable the agency's executive director to take actions to mitigate risk factors and to determine the prevalence and geographic distribution of CWD.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 2, 1998 Nick Mangold tosses a four-hitter and strikes out 13 batters to help Lehighton gain an 11-3 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Northwestern. The winners collect 18 hits in the contest, with Travis Hunsicker leading the way. Hunsicker finishes with three hits, two runs scored, a pair of RBI and three stolen bases. Adam Hausman adds three hits and two runs, while Casey Hydro belts a home run. For Northwestern, Ryan Wagner slugs a two-run homer.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

HARRISBURG – In what amounted to a case of "If you pass it, we will approve it," the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners took the final regulatory step toward allowing an adult mentor to transfer an antlerless deer license to a Mentored Youth Hunting Program participant at Tuesday's quarterly meeting at agency headquarters.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

It's a fountainhead of frustration for all teachers everywhere. It's that student who has created nothing but chaos in your classroom saying he's seen the error in his ways and asking for the lengthy list of missed assignments as well your help in changing his failing grade.

With six weeks left of school.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1, 1976 Northwestern rallies for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Southern Lehigh. Dave Oswald opens the winning frame with a double and Ron Weiner homers to tie the contest. A single, error, walk and wild pitch allow the game-winner to score. Wiener and Oswald each finish the contest with two hits and two runs scored while Wolf keeps Southern Lehigh scoreless over the final three innings to gain the pitching win.