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Saturday, June 15, 2013

With today being the opening of Pennsylvania's regular bass season and trout season underway for more than a month, the timing could not be better for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Wildlands Conservancy to announce the results of the recently completed Lehigh River Fish Passage Improvement Feasibility Study.

Friday, June 14, 2013
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The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) in conjunction with the Big 33 Classic, has released its annual listing of top high school football prospects for the class of 2014. This list of 112 student athletes who are rising seniors from across the state, compiled for the second straight year, represents a cooperative effort on the part of representatives from PSFCA district directors, coaches and other functions of the association. It is the only list of its kind to be compiled exclusively by high school coaches.

Friday, June 14, 2013

June 14, 1968 Bob Polinsky fires a no-hitter against Shenandoah to lead Tamaqua to a 6-0 victory in South Schuylkill American Legion play. Polinsky doesn't walk a batter and finishes with 12 strikeouts. Only three runners reach base against the hurler, one on an error and two by hit batsmen. Ron Bednarz collects two hits, one a double, and scores a run for the winners. Jim Kotzmoyer also adds a pair of hits while Dan Truskey chips in with a hit and run scored.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

This year's District 18 Little League 11-12 Tournament will kick off on Friday, June 21 with seven opening night games.

A total of 15 teams will be will be in the tournament this year, which is up from the 14 that were entered a year ago.

The winner will advance to the Sectional tournament.

Tamaqua defeated Franklin Township last year to earn the first title for a TIMES NEWS area squad since 2007.

The 10-11 tournament will get under way Friday, July 5 in Jim Thorpe, while the 9-10 tournament will begin Saturday, June 22 in Tamaqua.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Franklin Township Hurricanes continued their winning ways in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League Play.

Northern Valley also earned a victory over South Parkland in Lehigh Vally Legion action.

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No. Valley-So. Parkland

Josh Kern turned in a solid pitching performance and Cody Hallman delivered at the plate to lead Northern Valley to a 6-1 win over South Parkland.

Kern went the distance on the mound, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out five.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 13, 1945 Eddie Marasiak collects two hits and scores a pair of runs to help Coaldale gain a 6-4 Panther Valley League victory over Mauch Chunk. Al Zummers gains the pitching win, allowing just two runs over seven innings. Cal Mock contributes to the Coaldale cause with a hit and two runs scored, while Zummers and Andy Semko each chip in with a hit and run. For Mauch Chunk, John Watto finishes with a pair of hits and a run scored.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Carbon County Little League Majors champions

The Towamensing Phillies recently defeated the Towamensing Cubs, 8-3, at the Anthracite Little League field in Nesquehoning to claim the Carbon County Little League Majors championship. Luke Wanamaker was the hitting star for the Phillies, hitting three home runs and knocking in six runs.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 12, 2001 Ryan Snyder connects for a grand slam and Lehighton's offense explodes for 17 hits in gaining a 15-2 Lehigh Valley Legion win over West End. Snyder also collects a double in the contest and finishes with five RBIs. Dedan Brozino pitches a six-hitter for the win and contributes an RBI triple at the plate. Lehighton, coached by Chris West, also receives a double, triple and two RBIs from Matt Long while Matt Davis adds a pair of hits and knocks in three.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) co-ed summer volleyball league will open its 16th season on Thursday, June 13 at the sand volleyball court located at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

This year's league consists of nine teams and approximately 80 players.

All games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with three matches scheduled per night (5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.). Each team will play three games per night wil rally-point scoring to 25.

Sandstorm is the defending ESRC Summer Volleyball League Champion.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team is set to take the field next week when they open up tournament play and seek their fourth championship in their 21st campaign.

The franchise is set to take the field June 17 at 12:30 pm against Delaware-South at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia.

A victory next Monday would land them with a contest against either Olympic-Colonial or Suburban One National-Bicentennial on June 21 at 9:30 am at Ashburn Field.