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Thursday, June 27, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Towamensing Township's. Garrett Krome steals second base as Forks Township's John Kumer waits for a late throw.

The Towamensing Township baseball team could do little wrong Wednesday night.

The Yankees (9-6-1) scored five runs in the first inning and rode a complete game shutout from starter Nick Frey to a convincing 11-0 win over Forks Township in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth action.

Garrett Krome, Isaac George, Greg Wierzbicki and Austin Cook, who all knocked in runs for the Yankees in the first inning, led Towamensing's offensive outburst. Cook finished the contest 3-for-3 with a walk and four RBI.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Kosciolek is Blue Raiders' 'Iceman'

In the major motion picture "Top Gun" there is a character portrayed by actor Val Kilmer with the nickname "Iceman." His character in the movie is one of the best fighter pilots in the United State Navy, mostly because no matter what happens around him in combat situations, he never lets his emotions get the best of him. He stays cool, keeps his eye on the target, and helps lead his squadron to victory in the last scene of the film.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Towamensing/Palmerton stayed alive in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament on Wednesday night.

District 18 11-12



Towamensing/Palmerton used the long ball to beat Freeland in an elimination game by a 13-3 sc ore that ended after five innings.

Brody Boehler hit two homr runs, while Devyn Rehrig and Zach Schoenberger also added round-trippers for Towamen sing/Palmerton.

Boehler and Wade Haydt also put together an outstanding pitching performance.

Ben Serfass got the game-ending RBI single.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 27, 1946 A solid pitching performance from Charley Youngcourt leads Nesquehoning to an 8-3 Tri-County League win over Summit Hill. Youngcourt pitches a five-hiiter and strikes out nine batters to help keep his team undefeated at 6-0. Johnny Kulick collects three hits and scores a run for the winners while Joe Span adds a pair of hits and a run. Nesquehoning also receives a hit and two runs scored from Bobby Drigan.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
BRAD HURLEY/TIMES NEWS The No. 60 Sunoco sponsored race team makes some adjustments on pit road after a test session at Pocono Raceway.

The buzz of the IZOD INDYCAR engines at Pocono Raceway wasn't the only buzz that was being generated at Tuesday's private practice. The session was held in order to get the majority of the INDYCAR drivers some track time before their return on July 7th, at what is revered to be one of the most challenging racetracks in all of racing.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Franklin Township Shockers, Towamensing Yankees and Panther Valley Black Diamonds all registered a recent win over the Phillipsburg Indians.



-FT Shockers

The Franklin Township Shockers scored in each of the first five innings to roll to a 12-4 victory over the Phillipsburg Indians.

Parker David pitched four scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out six, to gain the victory. David also added two hits and knocked in a pair of runs.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northern Valley's Josh Kern hurls a shutout at Salisbury in Lehigh Valley Legion action.

For the Northern Valley baseball team, hitting and pitching finally came together.

And not a moment too soon.

The Chargers (8-6) dispatched Salisbury 10-0, positioning them for a deep playoff run with just over a week left in the regular season.

"We're in a nice spot," Northern Valley coach Brad Rauch said. "We went through playing game after game earlier in the season and a lot of other teams are going through that now.

"Other teams are using up all their assets and we're kind of resting our guys and getting in a bit of a playoff mode."

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26, 2005 Kyle Cooper delivers a two-run triple and Dave Blasko hits a solo homer during a six-run fourth inning that helps Lehighton pull away from Southern Lehigh for a 13-4 Lehigh Valley Legion victory. Joel Porambo contributes two hits, one an RBI triple, while Jon Venarchick adds a double, run-scoring single, and run scored. Derick Reis, who adds a pair of hits at the plate, strikes out six in six innings of work to gain the pitching win. Lehighton also receives a pair of hits from Chas Field.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Correll comes up big for Pleasant Vy.

Rikki Correll only wants to talk about one thing when discussing this past softball season.

It's not her pitching numbers, which ended up being outstanding.

It's not her hitting statistics, which were solid and much improved from a year ago.

And it's not the fact her workload doubled late in the season.

To Correll, none of those things mattered. What was significant to the Pleasant Valley senior was a third straight Mountain Valley Conference championship.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA The Carpenter Cup championship concluded just before heavy rain and wind pelted Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon, but the storm that did the real damage came in the fourth inning.

A five-run fourth inning was the most damaging lightning strike for the Lehigh Valley squad, as they could never overcome the deficit en route to a 9-2 defeat to Mercer County. The Lehigh Valley squad hoped to win their fourth title in franchise history, but an 11-hit effort by Mercer County helped secure their second title ever and first since 2004.