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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.

Monday, July 22, 2013

With a 65-51 victory over Ryan's Oil & Heating, Mike Stower's Coal & Oil capped off a perfect regular season (8-0) and earned the top overall seed (and a first round bye) for this week's playoffs.

Defending League Champion Ryan's finished as the second seed and also secured a first round bye.

R.R. Frey Services, DJ 101, Batter's Box and Vesuvio's round out the playoff field and those four teams will all be in action on Monday night, as the ESRC playoffs begin at 6:30 p.m. at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.



Monday, July 22, 2013

Franklin Township moved to 2-0 in the 15 year-old Pennsylvania State Babe Ruth Tournament with another win on Friday.

The Franklin Township Gray squad also scored a win over the Jim Thorpe Red team in the Panther Valley 11-12 Little League Tournament.


Keystone American-Bucks County

Keystone American suffered a tough, 4-3 loss in 9 innings to Bucks County in the loser's bracket of the 16-18 PA State Babe Ruth Tournament. The loss eliminated Keystone.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Outdoors television personalities Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo headline the annual Cabela's Archery Classic, Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at the Hamburg location.

Members of the Cabela's pro staff, the husband-and-wife Cianciarulo team host "Archer's Choice TV" on the Outdoor Channel. They will be in the store each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to greet customers and also present a seminar each day at noon on their tried-and-true hunting tactics.

Monday, July 22, 2013

July 20, 1998 John Lux delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Tamaqua a 4-3 walk-off win over Jim Thorpe in the District 18 Little League tournament. With two outs in the sixth, Ryan Gerber and Alex Zukus both work walks before Lux lines a hit up the middle to plate Gerber with the winning run. Zukus tosses a four-hitter and strikes out 12 for the mound win and also blasts a two-run homer. Lux finishes with two hits while Gerber scores two runs. Jim Bumbulsky also aids the Tamaqua cause with an RBI single.

Monday, July 22, 2013
Rader is part of 2013 class

Joe Rader graduated from Jim Thorpe Area High School in 1993, and when his basketball career was over, he was the all-time leading scorer in school history, compiling 1,348 points.

Rader received three varsity letters in basketball. He was a two-time MVP, averaging over 20 points per game in each his junior and senior season. Rader's teams qualified for the District 11 playoffs in each of his three years on the varsity. During his junior year, the Olympians finished as the District 11 runner-up.

Monday, July 22, 2013

KEMPTON When Chuck Dixon first decided to provide muzzleloader enthusiasts a forum to exchange ideas and display their work 31 years ago, he had no idea it would evolve into an Gunmakers Fair and become a permanent fixture the final full weekend of July at Dixon's Muzzleloader Shop – the largest walk-in muzzleloader shop in the country.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Franklin township's 13-15 year old Babe ruth All-Stars suffered a pair of setbacks over the weekend to end their state title bid.


Franklin Township-Keystone West

Franklin's game against Keystone West was pivotal.

A win, and the team would advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive year.

A loss, and the team would be sent home.

Monday, July 22, 2013

July 22, 1978 Blaine Dietz delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Lehighton a 7-6 Pocono Mountain League walk-off victory over Kunkletown. Eric Snyder opens the 10th with a walk and steals second before Dietz comes through with his hit. Dietz finishes with four hits in the contest, while Denny Rehrig adds three. Danny Kunkle pitches all 10 innings for the mound win, not allowing a hit after the sixth frame. Kunkle, who also had a two-run single, walks two and strikes out six.