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Thursday, July 26, 2012
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Northwestern Lehigh's Cole Miller has had an impressive summer heading into his senior year.

It might be hard to match last summer's successes, but Cole Miller seems on track to do just that this summer.

The rising junior at Northwestern High School is already one of the Lehigh Valley's best golfers. He's been among the top of the junior ranks for several years. Last summer he won a Callaway Junior Tournament that earned him a spot in a junior world championship event at Torrey Pines in California. He also won the Blue Ridge Country Club Championship last year and went on to earn Colonial League and District 11 titles in the fall scholastic season.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26, 1972 Tom Evans pitches a six-hitter and strikes out 11 batters to help Summit Hill gain an 8-3 victory over Tamaqua in a Panther Valley Little League Tournament game. Mark Zuber collects two hits and scores a pair of runs for the winners while N. Vasiliou adds two hits and a run scored. For Tamaqua, Ron Kehl and Greg Rottet each hit home runs.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MILROY - Franklin Township's 13-14 Babe Ruth team remained alive in the Pennsylvania Babe Ruth Tournament with a 9-8 victory over Perry County.

By virtue of the win, Franklin will take on West End in one semifinal tonight at 8 p.m. Ben Salem faces Broomall/Newtown in the other semifinal.

Franklin dropped two games over the weekend, but still finished as the No. 3 team in the National Division to advance.

Donovan Buchinsky and KJ Snerr had the only two hits for Franklin in a 7-2 loss to West End (Williamsport) on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25, 2001 Franklin Township receives home runs from Josh Sheckler, Derrick Reis and Ricky Strohl to help gain a 9-5 victory over Wayne County in the Pennsylvania 15-year old State Babe Ruth Tournament. Reis and Strohl hit two-run homers while Shecker's blast is a solo one. Sheckler also earns the pitching win, tossing a five-hitter while striking out three. The winners, managed by Wayne Wentz, receive two hits from Sheckler, Joe Mooney, Matt Baron and Todd Remaley.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Franklin Hurricanes' Bryce Micciche slides into third base safely during Tuesday night's Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League win over the Pocono Outlaws.

The Franklin Township Hurricanes now have the Pocono Mountain Outlaws right where they want them.

Franklin took advantage of four Pocono Mountain miscues in the first two innings and jumped out to a six-run lead on the Outlaws. The 'Canes would use those runs to cruise the rest of the way, as the locals took the first game of the three-game series to decide the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth champion 6-1.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league wrapped up its regular season on Monday night with Ryan's Oil & Heating, Schick's Café Calcutta and Cuz-N-Joe's Place all finishing up strong.

Those three teams along with three-time defending league champion R.R. Frey Services, the Batter's Box and the Guerrilla Squad have advanced to tonight's playoffs, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jim Thorpe will be holding physicals for Fall sports in the High School nurse's office on Tuesday, July 31 at the following times:

Jr high football-8:30am-10:00am

Jr high girls basketball-10-11:00am

Jr high cross country-11:00-12:00

All varsity/JV sports-12:45-3:00pm

Also, impact concussion testing will also be held July 31.

The times for those tests will be:

8:30am boys soccer

9:00am girls soccer

9:30 am Football

Players should report to the computer lab across from the high school main office for those tests.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
LINDA ROTHROCK/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Ty Achtermann slides safely into second base in a Connie Mack State Tournament game against Doylestown over the weekend.

Palmerton's Connie Mack team discovered how attrition can play a detrimental role at the wrong time.

Leading 6-3 through the first four innings against Doylestown, fourth-seeded Palmerton couldn't hold the lead in a 15-7 loss, ousting it from the double-elimination Connie Mack State Tournament at Limeport Stadium Sunday afternoon. Palmerton dropped a 2-1 decision to fifth-seeded Montgomery Township in its opening game Saturday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24, 1965 Larry Pietruch breaks a tie game with a solo home run and Lansford goes on to gain a 10-5 victory over Jim Thorpe in the District 18 Little League tournament. Pietruch finishes with two hits and two runs scored. The winners also receive homers from Gerry Kucan, Mike Partel and Sam Alonge while John Oransky collects three hits and knocks in four runs. Alonge earns the pitching win, tossing a five-hitter.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
@Caption Stand Alone:Diligence Fire Co. Hole-In-One sponsor Diligence Fire Co No. 1 of Summit Hill will be holding its 25th annual Golf Tournament on Saturday Aug. 4. The tournament is being held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. The prize of a new 2013 Chevy Camaro, courtesy of Outten Chevrolet of Hamburg, will be given away for a hole-in-one on a specified hole during the tournament. Gary Diltz, sales manager of Outten Chevrolet in Hamburg, and Brian Buzik, representing Diligence Fire Co. No. 1, pose in front of the car.

Diligence Fire Co No. 1 of Summit Hill will be holding its 25th annual Golf Tournament on Saturday Aug. 4. The tournament is being held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three teams There will be other prizes awarded as well, including a new 2013 Chevy Camaro provided courtesy of Outten Chevrolet of Hamburg, PA for a hole in one on a specified hole during the tournament. Gary Diltz, sales manager Outten Chevrolet of Hamburg, and Brian Buzik, representing Diligence Fire Co. No. 1, pose in front of the car.