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Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 1982 Kunkletown rallies to gain a 5-3 Pocono Mountain League win over Tannersville. Rich Smale collects three hits, scores a run and knocks in one while John Rasley contributes two hits, one of them a two-run single. Rod Strohl gains the pitching win, tossing all seven innings. Strohl, who also adds a hit and scores two runs, allows eight hits and strikes out three.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4, 1972 George Malik earns the pitching win and also collects three hits at the plate to help lead Nesquehoning to a 10-6 victory over Tamaqua and clinch the Panther Valley Little League tournament championship. Charlie McAvoy finishes with three hits and two runs scored, while Ted Knox and Steve Feddock both contribute two hits and two runs scored. Bruce Nalesnik and Joe Matalone also chip in with a pair of hits.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Kristen Shickora

Kristen Shickora came within an eyelash of qualifying for the finals in the women's 100 backstroke at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA National Swimming Championships on Wednesday at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center.

Shickora, a Marian High School graduate and current University of Georgia star, needed to finish in the top 10 to make the championship final. She finished in 11th place with a time of 1:02.28, just one hundredth of a second behind the 10th place finisher.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua alum Chelsea Jones is spending her summer volunteering at a "Touch of Tennis", a free clinic that specializes in teaching tennis to those with special needs in the Gwynedd Valley area.

Tamaqua alum Chelsea Jones no doubt uses her tennis skills to dust up the competition for Gywnedd Mercy College. Jones however, uses lessons learned from tennis for an even more important cause, volunteering for the "Touch of Tennis" special needs clinic.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Station Fitness Center claimed this season's Summit Hill Adult Basketball League championship by defeating Joe's Place in the finals.

Below are results from each round of the postseason games.

FINALS

The Station Fitness Center-Joe's Place

The Station took home the Summit Hill Adult Basketball League title with a thriller of a 52-46 win over Joe's Place.

Ryan Achenbach paced The Station with a game-high 18 points, while Danny Miller added double figures with 12.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league concluded its regular season on Tuesday evening at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

Valley Athletic Supply clinched the first overall seed with a record of 33-3, while Sandstorm finished 29-7 to earn the second seed.

The semifinals will be played tonight with the title match slated for Aug. 9.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Diggers Wit Attitude-Scared Hitless

Scared Hitless won all three games against Diggers Wit Attitude 25-23, 25-20, 25-20.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kory Rabenold will return to ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition this weekend at Pocono Raceway after finishing a solid 16th place in a fog shortened event at the Tricky-Triangle back in June.

The Slatington native and the KRR team are looking for even better results at the Pennsylvania ARCA 125.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3, 1992 Franklin Township sends 19 men to the plate in the fifth inning, scoring 14 times, to roll to a 19-1 win over Lansford in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Corey Sherer belts a grand slam during the big frame and also finishes the contest with a double. Jimmy Albert collects three hits, one a two-run homer, while Travis Hunsicker adds a double and two singles. Ron Johnson allows just three hits to gain the pitching win. FT also receives two hits from both Joel Wamsley and Jesse Smith.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Football is back and Lehigh's Dean of Athletics Joe Sterrett couldn't be happier.

With the NFL back in full swing last week, Sterrett and his team were happy to see the Philadelphia Eagles return to the nest for training camp at Lehigh.

After the uncertainty of the Eagles reporting to camp because of the NFL lockout, Sterrett and his team remained steadfast and prepared in the event the league would end the lockout in time for camp.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

After the most aggressive free agency in team history, there's a lot of hype surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles these days.

Terms like 'dream team' and 'Super Bowl favorites' have already been thrown out, just days after a lockout shut down the sport since March. Regardless of whether or not you believe the hype, Eagles President Joe Banner perhaps summed it up best.