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Friday, July 22, 2011

Towamensing jumped out to an early 5-0 first inning lead en route to a 10-0 shutout of Tamaqua White in the Panther Valley 9-10 year old Little League tournament Thursday night at Towamensing.

Matthew Binder went three for three, with two doubles and 3 RBI's to lead the winners. Aaron Stasko also had two doubles and scored two runs while Owen Reis and Brody Boehler each added two hits for Towamensing.

Winning pitcher Reis struck out three and allowed only one hit and Eric Nothstein also struck out three in one inning of work.

Friday, July 22, 2011
ron gower/times news Panther Valley Black Diamond catcher David Marouchoc waits for a throw as Hazleton's Mike Genasevica crosses the plate safely.

The Panther Valley Black Diamonds were looking to go three-for-three in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League play this season against the Hazleton Mountaineers.

After beating Hazleton twice during the regular season, Panther Valley couldn't complete the hat trick in Thursday night's American League loser's bracket final in Lansford.

The No. 5 seeded Mountaineers upset the American League regular season champion and top seeded Black Diamonds, 8-3.

Friday, July 22, 2011
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Thad Zuber (6) heads to third base after escaping a rundown against Stroudsburg. In the background, the Stroudsburg right fielder chases after the ball that was thrown over the second baseman's head.

Tamaqua had Stroudsburg right where it wanted it as the two teams headed into the sixth and final inning of their Section 6 10-11 year old Little League Tournament game.

Unfortunately for Tamaqua, Stroudsburg was able to fight its way out of the corner and into the winner's circle.

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22, 1977 Tamaqua scores six runs in the seventh inning to help gain an 11-6 Junior Legion win over Minersville. Don Davis earns the pitching win in relief while Bruce Matalavage collects four hits. Rottet finishes with three hits, one of them a key triple during that seventh frame. Ron Kehl chips in with a clutch double in the big inning.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21, 1949 George "Lefty" Keister tosses a five-hitter and strikes out 13 to lead Summit Hill to a 5-2 Panther Valley League win over Tamaqua. Keister also adds two hits, one a double, at the plate and scores a run. Imrich Sarabok, Zuber and "Monk" Robin and all finish with two hits and a run scored for the winners

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The first-place Lehigh Valley IronPigs, seeking to "Bring Home the Bacon" and qualify for the postseason for the first time in franchise history, will put Playoff Packs on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 3 at 10 a.m., the club announced today. As an added bonus, the IronPigs will extend an exclusive presale window for the Playoff Packs to their current season ticket and partial plan holders.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Teague Schmidt pitched a complete for Tamaqua giving the Blue a 7-5 win over Franklin Township in the Panther Valley Little League 11-12 tournament.to move them to 5-0.

Ethan Kuczynski and Tanner Hamm contributed two hits each while Mitch Miller had an RBI double and an RBI triple. Daylon Barron, Brady Akins, Billy Derr and Eddie Titus each contributed one hit for Tamaqua.

For Franklin Township, Buchinsky had a big day with two home runs, a two-run shot in the fourth and another two-run homer in the sixth. Andrews had two hits as well.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jim Thorpe Blue posted a Little League victory on Tuesday.

LITTLE LEAGUE

9-10 year old

Jim Thorpe Blue defeated Towamensing 8-5 in a battle of undefeated teams in the Panther Valley Little League 9-10 year old tournament.

Towamensing jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, but Jim Thorpe scored three runs in the top of the fourth to take a 5-2 advantage and never trailed after that.

Zach Searfoss also went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored three runs for Jim Thorpe. Nick Rosahac chipped in with two hits.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wilkes University head coach Jerry Rickrode has announced that Michael Sharpe has joined the men's basketball recruiting class for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Sharpe, a 6-5 forward who played at Pleasant Valley High School averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game as a senior this past season. He brought home multiple honors during his senior year, being named first team by the Mountain Valley Conference, The TIMES NEWS and Pocono Record.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 1989 A pair of seventh inning runs lift Franklin Township to a 6-4 District 18 Little League win over the Hazleton Nationals. Marc Sterling singles, steals two bases and scores on an error to produce the go-ahead and eventual winning run. Jamie Ross adds an insurance run with an RBI single. Sterling ends with two hits and three runs while Jesse Brown collects a pair of hits. Jason Muffley earns the pitching win, striking out 10 batters.