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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
@Caption Stand Alone:Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame recently held its 20th annual banquet. Eight towns were represented at the the affair that was held recently at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. The Class of 2013 inductees include, in the top photo, front row, from left, Barbara Barilla, Jennifer Lopata, Peggy Sue O'Donnell, Joe Morgan, and sisters Olga Kushnir and Natalie Miller accepting for Diana Demianenko. Back row, Steve Kocher, Bruce Kocher, Bill Heydt, William Morgan, Caszy Kosciolek, Joe Ligenza, Pete Radocha and John Posta. In the bottom photo, front row, from left, Bob Clemson, Roberta Porambo, Joseph Leonzi, Frank Santo, and Tommy Pilla. Back row, Joe Ozefovich, Bill Maynard, Ed Kusko, Sean Love, Mike Hromyak, Larry Mertz, and Chuck Zebroski. Missing from photo Jim Tkach.

HALL OF FAME CAPTIONS

Front row, left to right : Barbara Barilla, Jennifer Lopata, Peggy Sue O'Donnell, Joe Morgan, and sisters Olga Kushnir and Natalie Miller accepting for Diana Demianenko. Rear, from left : Steve Kocher, Bruce Kocher, Bill Heydt, William Morgan, Caszy Kosciolek, Joe Ligenza, Pete Radocha, and John Posta,

Front row, left to right : Bob Clemson, Roberta Porambo, Joseph Leonzi, Frank Santo, and Tommy Pilla. Rear, from left : Joe Ozefovich, Bill Maynard, Ed Kusko, Sean Love, Mike Hromyak, Larry Mertz, and Chuck Zebroski. Missing from photo Jim Tkach.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Bo Rottet puts the tag on Franklin Towne Charter High School's Stephen Callahan as he tries to steal second base in Monday's PIAA Class AAA first round game at Pine Grove. Tamaqua won the game 11-1 in six innings.

PINE GROVE - Tamaqua head coach Jeff Reading made the first move in this chess game they call the PIAA Baseball Championships.

Instead of pitching his ace, Brett Kosciolek, the Tamaqua boss elected to send Derek Rottet to the mound instead in Monday's first round game against Franklin Towne Charter School, the Philadelphia Public League champion at Pine Grove's Walter M. Stump Stadium. And it worked.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

KEYSTONE SENIOR BABE RUTH

Bushkill-FT Shockers

The Franklin Township Shockers started strong and finished strong in posting a 13-1 win over Bushkill Township.

The winners took a lead with a five-run first inning and closed out the contest by scoring seven runs in the sixth.

A.J. Wenrich gained the pitching win, allowing just an unearned run and five hits in his five innings of work.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 4, 1999 Brad Yuricheck stars on the mound and Matt Long excels at the plate in lifting Lehighton to a 9-0 win over Salisbury in Lehigh Valley Legion action. Yuricheck fires a three-hitter and strikes out 15 batters. Long collects three hits, one of them a homer, scores two runs and knocks in four. The winners also receive solo homers from Adam Hausman (three hits) and Don Rehrig (two hits, two RBIs). Geoff Kelowitz and Jan Llewellyn add to Lehighton's 13-hit attack as both finish with a pair of doubles.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Marian high school graduate Ryan Gimbi recently completed his sophomore season pitching for Kings College of Wilkes Barre.

Gimbi finished sixth in the nation in the strike outs per nine inning category in NCAA Division III baseball. Gimbi had 56 strike outs in 45 innings of work for a 11.2 average.

Gimbi picked up three wins in nine appearances for the Monarchs. Ryan is the son of Curt and Debbie Gimbi of McAdoo.

Monday, June 3, 2013
Area boys fall, girls end tied

With both the boys and girls soccer seasons in the fall for the first time this year, the 32nd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic was played nearly six months after the final kick for many of these local high school area players.

The Mountain Valley Conference/Colonial League boys gave up three goals in losing 3-0 to the Lehigh Valley Conference all-stars. The girls teams tied 2-2 in a rain shortened game. Both games were played last Sunday afternoon at Whitehall High School.

Monday, June 3, 2013

PINE GROVE - The Schuylkill League has certainly established itself as one of the most competitive in high school baseball, with multiple teams capturing District 11 championships in the same year in six of the last seven seasons

That trend continued for the third straight year this season, as Tamaqua (AAA) and Tri-Valley (A) each captured district titles.

Monday, June 3, 2013
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Palmerton's CJ Cresmman delivers a pitch to the plate during Saturday's all-star game.

The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic was played Saturday at Limeport Stadium, with a team comprised primarily of players from the Lehigh Valley Conference (Red team) downing a team assembled generally from teams in the Colonial League (Blue team), 11-4.

The game raises money for the American Cancer Society and also provides a final high school memory for graduating seniors from area schools. Easton's Nick Beinlich was chosen as the Outstanding Player of the game for the Red team as he found ways to contribute throughout the game.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 3, 1949 Joe Yatsko collects three hits, two of them triples, to help lead Nesquehoning to an 8-6 Panther Valley League win over Tamaqua. The winners use a four-run sixth inning to offset a deficit and take the lead for good. Johnny Stianchi adds a home run and scores twice while Pete Labosky contributes two hits, one a double, and a run scored. Walter Gantz gains the pitching win, tossing all nine innings while striking out six. For Tamaqua, Jimmy Young finishes with three hits, one of them a homer.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

HARRISBURG – While often less known than some destinations in Pennsylvania, the Lehigh River Basin and the Aquashicola Creek Watershed State offer prime outdoors recreation for everyone from anglers to boaters to hikers to nature photographers.