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Monday, July 8, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Caiden Hurley of Jim Thorpe Blue is easily safe on a play at third base during Sunday game against Hazleton. Jim Thorpe won the game, 6-5

TAMAQUA – After Saturday's 2-1 loss to Hazleton in the opening game of the District 18 9-10 Little League best-of-three championship series, Jim Thorpe Blue was faced with adversity for the first time in this year's Tournament.

Prior to Saturday, Jim Thorpe was never tested. They rolled through South tournament play undefeated having averaged over 13 runs per game with an average margin of victory of over nine runs.

So, with Hazleton taking them out of their comfort zone, the question going into Sunday's second contest was how Jim Thorpe would respond?

Monday, July 8, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Charlie Kimball races his car to a second place finish for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Scott Dixon's 30th victory, Ganassi Racing sweeping the the top three spots, and Honda Engines bouncing back after a poor showing at Indianapolis were the obvious top storylines from Sunday's Pocono IZOD INDYCAR 400.

However, there is another subject that is flying under the radar from Sunday's race and that's the success of INDYCAR returning to Pocono.

Saturday, July 6, 2013
P/T 'walks' into championship

A walk.

Another walk.

A theme emerged early in the District 18 11-12-year old consolation bracket final between Lansford and Palmerton/Towamensing.

A combination of Lansford's inability to find the strike zone and timely hitting when the ball did cross the plate gave P/T a 10-2 win and a chance to play undefeated Valley West on Sunday.

Saturday, July 6, 2013
While trolling can often result in more fish being caught, Capt. Phil Langley of "Fish The Bay Charters" prefers to target summer rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay by using light tackle with live and cut bait fished in a chum line in attempt to attract larger fish.

DANERON, Md. – Most anglers are willing to do whatever it takes to catch fish.

Very often, what it takes to catch fish on charter boats is the willingness to spend the day trolling and waiting for one's turn on the rods. There are times when Capt. Phil Langley says that while trolling is the best way to catch the big rockfish – the name given to striped bass in Maryland – whenever possible he likes his clients to experience the thrill of manning their own rod and fishing with live or cut bait.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 6, 1952 Joe Fignar pitches 11 innings of scoreless relief and Coaldale pulls out a 5-3 Tri-County League win over Mauch Chunk. Fignar takes over in the second frame after Mauch Chunk tallies three runs in the first inning. He allows two walks and strikes out five in his lengthy stint. Pete Julo collects two hits and scores a pair of runs for the winners, while Bill Sproule and Frank Sloboda also finish with two hits apiece. Fignar chips in with a hit and run scored.

Saturday, July 6, 2013
bob ford/times news Dario Franchetti's number 10 car is pushed towards inspection Friday morning.

LONG POND - They say good things come to those who wait. This weekend, the wait is officially over.

For the first time in 24 years, there will be open-wheel cars on track at Pocono Raceway, as the re-launch of IndyCar racing at "The Tricky Triangle" continues today with practice and qualifying in preparation for the Pocono 400 tomorrow at noon.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Last week's column introduced a relatively new health and fitness term, dysnutrition. Unlike malnutrition, which occurs from a lack of calories creating a lack of sufficient vitamins and minerals, dysnutrition results from consuming calories so loaded with sugar and processed flour two foods lacking virtually any nutritional value that a vitamin and mineral deficiency still occurs.

The dysnourished are not severely underweight like the malnourished; in fact, they are often overweight.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Gogal Publishing Company of West Chester is now producing the first smart phone app designed specifically for Pennsylvania anglers with the production of its "GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania." This interactive GPS fishing map can be displayed over roads, satellite images or seamless 7.5 minute USGS topographic maps.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The 2013 Panther Valley Little League Round Robin Tournament will get under way next Thursday, July 11th evening.

The Round Robin Tournament features 10 teams from the TIMES NEWS local coverage area, who will all battle on the baseball diamond throughout the two week time frame to determine who will walk away as this year's champions.

Following is the schedule for this year's tournament:

Thursday, July 11

Jim Thorpe Blue at Franklin Township Gray

Weatherly at Jim Thorpe Red

Tamaqua White at Tamaqua Blue

Anthracite at Palmerton/Towamensing

Friday, July 5, 2013
bob ford/times news Palmerton/Towamensing's Brody Boehler unwinds with a pitch against Tamaqua.

Most sports enthusiasts will tell you that a good ole' fashioned baseball game is a great thing to experience.

A great experience was exactly what on-lookers got on Wednesday evening, when the Palmerton-Towamensing and Tamaqua 11-12 year old little league teams squared off in the District 18 loser's bracket semifinal.

From the onset, the contest was a back and forth affair, but when the dust settled it was Palmerton/Towamensing advancing to the loser's bracket final, holding on for a 5-4 win over Tamaqua.