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Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22, 1956 Christman collects three hits, one a home run, to help Lehighton power past Tamaqua, 12-1, in a Tri-County Legion contest. The winners, managed by "Moose" Kunkle, total 16 hits in the contest to back the pitching of Steigerwalt. Lehighton's hurler goes all nine innings and allows just five hits. Hofford contributes to the offensive explosion with three hits and two runs scored while Kuntz adds two hits and crosses home three times. Hawk chips in two hits and a pair of runs scored, and Moyer finishes with a couple hits.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Marc Gallagher, left, of Tamaqua, and Steve Behr, of Andreas, reunite for a photo at the Tamaqua Little League field. Gallagher and Behr were part of the 1988 Tamaqua Little League team that put together a memorable run 25 years ago this summer.

Twenty-five summers ago, the Phillies' Mike Schmidt was still hitting memorable home runs, Yankee manager Billy Martin was fired for the fifth time, and the Cubs played the first ever night game at Wrigley Field.

Yet for the people who lived in Tamaqua in 1988, those events paled in comparison to the accomplishments of a team of twelve-year old boys who marched through baseball tournament victories until they fell just short of competing for a chance to play at the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I first tried to tighten the noose around the neck of sugar more than 20 years ago. In an article back then, I shared an experiment that nutrition and bodybuilding expert John Parrillo performed on a few of his clients a few weeks away from a bodybuilding competition and already ultra-low in body fat.

He replaced 300 calories provided in their old diet through brown rice with 300 calories of banana. Within a few days, all recorded increased body fat percentages.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

MALLORYTOWN, Ontario, Canada – Ignore the calendar.

For a local group of dedicated bass anglers summer arrived six days before Friday's official first day of summer. Because of new bass regulations for the 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, for those anglers summer arrived last Saturday with the opening of bass season in southern Ontario.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

At the recent working group meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners two resolutions were drafted and approved in response to legislation that would change the way the agency conducts business.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

It's a guarentee that Rebecca Boyer had a lot of tough choices to make during her five years at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

One of the toughest may have come last month.

Boyer, a 2008 Palmerton Area High School graduate, had to choose between the moment that she had been working hard towards for the last 10 semesters her college graduation or the one that she had been working just as hard for the last two years with the Wildcats' Archery team attending the United States Archery Championships in Cedar City, Utah.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Kosciolek, Hrbek propel LV

It was a rough start for the Lehigh Valley squad Friday afternoon, but it ended up being a smooth finish, as they knocked off Olympic/Colonial 7-5 at FDR Park in the quarterfinals of the Carpenter Cup Classic.

After giving up two runs in the top of the first and another run in the second, they battled back for a 3-3 stalemate through six innings and burst through for three runs in the bottom half of the sixth to pull away and reach Monday's 9 am semifinal at Citizens Bank Park against the winner of Tri-Cape of South Jersey or Suburban One American/Continental.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Coordinated Health is offering FREE ImPACT testing during the summer months for athletes in the Tamaqua Area School District,

Friday, June 21, 2013

Anthony Rossino led the West to a victory in the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth All-Star game.

KEYSTONE SENIOR BABE RUTH

All-Star Game

Anthony Rossino of the Franklin Township Shockers won MVP honors in the 11th Annual Keystone Senior Babe Ruth All-Star Game as the West squad gained a 5-4 victory over the East.

Rossino knocked in what proved to be the game-winning run in the eighth inning, stole three bases and also scored a run.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Carbon County Babe Ruth League playoffs will get underway tonight with four quarterfinal round games.

The semifinal round will be played on Saturday with the league championship game scheduled for Monday at 5:45 p.m. at Franklin Township's Christman's Field.

Following is tonight's schedule:

#8 seed Franklin Township Generals vs. #1 seed Franklin Township Falcons at Lehighton High School varsity field, 5:45 p.m.

#7 seed Franklin Township Pirates vs. #2 seedJim Thorpe Bruins at Jim Thorpe High School, 5:45 p.m.