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Saturday, August 4, 2012

For thousands of hunters, it is once again approaching the time of the year to hope for the ultimate payoff: A Pennsylvania elk tag.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August 4, 1982 Gabe Fritz pitches a four-hitter and strikes out nine batters to lead Lansford to a 4-1 win over Summit Hill in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Cory Sheridan collects two hits for the winners while Jeff Goida and Don Ansbach each contribute an RBI hit and run scored. The winners also receive two runs scored from Tony Pajakinas.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Major League Baseball's July 31st trade deadline saw two Philadelphia Phillies get shipped out of town.

Centerfielder Shane Victorino and leftfielder Hunter Pence were both dealt to National League West teams on Tuesday. Both seemingly the casualties of a huge payroll, and being practically unsignable after this year, Phillies' general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. decided to deal the outfielders and get something in return while he still could.

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Jacob Heydt

Jacob Heydt graduated from Carbon County Technical Institute in 2005 and was a member of the 2004 Olympians football team that finished with a 10-1 record. The 2004 team was the only team to finish the regular season with a record of 10-0 in school history.

While at Jim Thorpe, Heydt lettered in track as well as football throwing the shot put, discus, and javelin. Heydt also participated on the Olympian Power Lifting team in his four years, placing second in the 242-pound weight class at the Glen Mills Tournament in 2003.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I said it as a joke, though I was really serious. Maybe that's why nobody found it funny.

As I coasted to the end of the grocery store parking lot where bicyclists gather on fair-weathered Sundays to ride to the renowned training ride called the Derby, somebody said, "Didn't expect to see you here."

"Why's that?"

"Mountain Bike Mark texted me that he's too trashed to do the Derby. Said you led the group up some serious climbs yesterday and really made him suffer."

Saturday, August 4, 2012

LONG POND - Dale Earnhardt Jr. certainly got things going in the right direction at the Nascar Sprint Cup Series final practice on Friday afternoon.

Junior started where he left off a couple months ago at the Pocono 400, showing the same consistent speeds Friday that he did that weekend. NASCAR's new point leader was a top the practice speeds leader board with a time of 50.721 equivalent to 177.441 mph.

Friday, August 3, 2012

August 3, 1996 Joe Stellar tosses a two-hitter, retiring the final 15 batters he faces, to lead Franklin Township to a 5-2 win over Lansford in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Stellar walks two and strikes out seven. Eric Kresge collects two hits and scores a run for the winners while Pete Balogach adds a hit and scores twice. Trevor Krisak accounts for Lansford's offense with a two-run homer.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pre season football practice begins Monday for the 2012 Nittany Lions and there will be some familiar faces missing.

All of the natural born world has heard about PSU's star tailback Silas Redd transferring to USC, which in turn affects the Nittany Lions depth immensely at the running back spot. Other Nittany Lions have also decided to depart totaling eight in all, that will also affect the depth at certain positions. Let's take a look at who has left, who is still rumored to leave, and what the 2012 Nittany Lions roster might look like going into pre season practice come monday.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

BETHLEHEM Trent Cole has what Jason Babin has.

And now it's spread to Cullen Jenkins. All of the defensive linemen are keeping each other company in the training room.

Cole is nursing a swollen AC joint in his shoulder that Eagles head coach Andy Reid said occurred early in practice Monday afternoon.

Cole worked through it, and it's been swelling ever since.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2, 1968 Bill O'Gurek pitches a four-hitter to help lead Summit Hill to a 4-2 comeback victory over Lansford in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. O'Gurek also contributes a hit, knocks in two runs, and scores one. The winners, who use a three-run fifth inning to gain the win, also receive a hit and run scored from both Gary Evans and Tony Sodroski. For Lansford, Bob Miller hit a home run.