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Monday, June 18, 2012

June 18, 1944 Summit Hill pushes across two ninth-inning runs to pull out a 6-4 Black Diamond League victory over Coaldale. "Jake" KoKozuch gains the pitching win with a five-hit, 10-strikeout performance. Tony George, Joe McHugh, Donnie Frey and Kness all collect two hits for the winners while Francie McHugh scores a pair of runs. Coaldale pitcher "Punjab" Hedash also strikes out 10 batters but suffers the loss.

Monday, June 18, 2012
Bombers' Szukics was in the fast lane

Monty Szukics ended his Palmerton Area High School track and field career with a sizzling senior season. Thanks to his talent and versatility, Szukics will now be able to look at the plaque that lists the school's track and field records and see his name on it five times.

Szukics set individual records in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, was a member of the record-breaking 400 and 1600 meter relay teams, and became the single season points record holder.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Why'd it take five months to get the full story?

Last January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the rate at which adults were becoming obese was leveling off. The CDC based this claim on a comparison of 2003-4 and 2009-10 data reported in National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) resumed its summer basketball league at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua with a total of eight games being played on Monday and Wednesday evening.

Cuz-N-Joes's Place, Ryan's Oil & Heating and R.R. Frey Services all came out with two wins apiece this week to remain undefeated atop the standings.


Guerrilla Squad-

Ryan's Oil & Heating

Ryan's Oil & Heating started off this week's action with a close victory over Guerrilla Squad, 49-44.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

With spring gobbler season having ended two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reminded hunters who harvested a spring gobbler with their regular tag to report their harvest and that the more than 13,000 hunters who purchased a second spring gobbler license have a mandatory reporting requirement, regardless of whether they harvested a bird using this special license.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

For the majority of Pennsylvania's hunters and trappers, their first thoughts of the 2012-13 seasons began this week when licenses went on sale Monday. For Pennsylvania Game Commission teams of land managers, foresters and Food and Cover Corps crews, however, they have been preparing for the fall with projects to improve habitat on the more than 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands.

Saturday, June 16, 2012
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua High's Brett Kosciolek (cente) gives a high five to teammates after the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team moved into Sunday's semifinal round with a win on Friday. Kosciolek was added to the roster prior to the start of the tournament as a pitcher.

PHILADELPHIA – In the 26-year history of the tournament, the Carpenter Cup has not seen a repeat champ.

The Lehigh Valley is just two wins away from becoming the first franchise to win do just that. They beat Inter-Ac Independents, 5-3 this morning at FDR Park to advance to Sunday's semifinal game at Citizen's Bank Park. They will face either Burlington County (NJ) or Delaware County.

The Lehigh Valley came back from a 3-0 deficit as pitchers Dan Horvath (Nazareth) and Matt Yanek (Northampton) held Inter-Ac scoreless over the final five innings.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 1962 Bobby Gelatko knocks in all four of his team's run as Palmerton rallies for a 4-3 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over Southern Lehigh. Gelatko delivers an RBI single in the fourth inning and, with his team trailing 3-1, slugs a three-run homer in the home sixth. Dick Noll gains the pitching win while Joe Visnosky contributes two hits and two runs scored. The winners also receive a hit and run from Darryl Moyer.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

This week I wish to present a trivia contest. The first three people to email me the correct answers to all of these questions will win one dozen Titleist NXT Tour Golf Balls.

The email address for submissions is

Good Luck

1. Who won the first Masters?

2. What club did Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan both caddy at early in their lives?

3. Who was the person party responsible for both Francis Ouimet's win in the US Open and Ken Venturi's win in the US Open more than fifty years later?

Friday, June 15, 2012

It feels like the Masters all over again.

Only 10 weeks ago this very column looked at all the great storylines golf fans could follow heading into the weekend of the Masters.

With one round in the books at the US Open, it seems many of the storylines haven't changed, while new ones have come about.

Once again, Tiger tops the list. He won two weeks ago against a strong field at the Memorial. His game looked better there than it looked in his win at Bay Hill two weeks before the Masters. Woods finished tied for 40th at Augusta.