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Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 25, 1959 John Zubek has a big day at the plate to power Lansford to an 11-4 win over Grier City in the District 18 Little League tournament. Zubek collects three hits, one of them a two-run homer, and scores three runs. Tom Radocha also finishes with three hits, one a double, and three runs scored. Gary Zonka pitches a five-hitter, walking three while striking out eight, to earn the pitching win and chips in with a double and run scored. The winners also receive two hits from Ron Mihalko.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Tamaqua White squad came out on top in an offensive shootout to earn a win in the Panther Valley 9-10 Little League Tournament.

Panther Vy. 9-10

Lansford-Tamaqua White

Tamaqua White used clutch hitting during a late rally to overcome an early deficit and defeat Lansford, 14-13

With a runner on third and two outs, Tamaqua's Jimmy Atkins ripped a double to tie the game. Atkins would later take home for the winning run on a passed ball.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2000 Richie Abel pitches a five-hitter and strikes out 13 batters to lead Nesquehoning to a 7-4 victory over McAdoo in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. The winners break the contest open in the second inning when they plate four runs. Lee Thear delivers a two-run double during the frame while Todd Stratchko knocks in a pair with a single.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Despite suffering its first loss of the season, Sandstorm won two of three games against Valley Athletic Supply to remain in the driver's seat of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league.

With just over a week remaining in the regular season, six teams have already clinched playoff berths, while three teams (Anything But Net, VBC Tomahawks-High School and Intensity) fight it out for the two remaining playoff spots.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Can U Dig It-VBC Tomahawks Seniors

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Matt Breiner, of Lehighton, will make his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut this Saturday at the World Cagefighting Championships at the Rodeway Inn Grand Ballroom in Allentown.

He's built his reputation as a methodical tactician who knows when to lure his opponents in for the strike.

As he prepares to step up in the ranks, Matt Breiner is confident that same systematic approach will continue to be his calling card for success.

A native of Lehighton, Breiner will make his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut this Saturday at the World Cagefighting Championships at The Rodeway Inn Grand Ballroom, 1151 Bulldog Dr. Allentown.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Towamensing Blue and Tamaqua Blue scored wins in the Panher Valley 11-112 Little League Tournament.

PVLL 11-12 TOURNEY

Towamensing Blue-Tamaqua White

Towamensing Blue defeated Tamaqua White 7-6.

Colby Kunkle was two-for-three and got the win. Logan Kresge was also two-for-three.

Tamaqua Blue-Franklin Gray

Tamaqua bats erupted in the third inning to down Franklin Gray, 24-4.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lehighton Area School Board hired Erica Pagotto as the new head cross country coach for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday evening.

Pagotto served as assistant cross country coach for the Indians last season. She replaces Jacob Marushak whose resignation as head coach was accepted by the school board on Monday evening.

The school board also accepted the resignation of Jonathan Hakim, assistant boys' soccer coach.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It was a wild and crazy night in the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center on Monday evening, as the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's Summer Basketball League playoffs got underway.

Both quarterfinal round games came down to the closing seconds, as Batter's Box held on for a two-point victory over DJ 101, while a desperation half-court shot at the buzzer by Naveen Mohuiddin sent Vesuvio's into Wednesday's semifinals.

MONDAY'S QUARTFINAL RESULTS

DJ 101-Batter's Box

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 23, 1964 Tony Petrucci and Danny McGinley both collect three hits to help Jim Thorpe roll to a 15-3 win over Weatherly in the Distrcit 18 Little League tournament. Petrucci connects for a three-run homer and also adds a double. McGinley scores three runs in the contest. The winners, managed by Billy Klotz and Walter Schlenner, also receive two hits from Ronnie McFarland and Franny O'Donnell. McFarland gains the mound victory, striking out seven in his six innings of work.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last week you read that research performed at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey and presented in June at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies revealed that the amount of fat consumed at lunch, not the amount of carbohydrates, correlated to increased daytime sleepiness.

This work is newsworthy for two reasons. First, it contradicts a long-held notion that carbohydrates, especially simple ones eaten in isolation, make you sleepy. Second, it follows a trend of research that could radically change your views on dietary and body fat.