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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The Tamaqua Blue 9-10 year-old Little League All-Star team captured the championship of the District 18 South Division. Team members, include, front row, from left, Brad Clemson and Logan Miller. Second row, Zeke Wassel, Thaddaeus Zuber, Ryan Fredrickson, Cody Sherer and Riley McHugh. Back row, coach Cy Rother, coach Steve Zuber, Ty Kistler, Casey Rother, Isaiah Kupchinsky, Matthew Weaver, Josh Inama, coach Charlie Kistler and coach Justin Wassel.

The Tamaqua Blue 9-10 year-old Little League All-Star team captured the championship of the District 18 South Division. Tamaqua swept through the double-elimination tournament unbeaten. Team members, include, front row, from left, Brad Clemson and Logan Miller. Second row, Zeke Wassel, Thaddaeus Zuber, Ryan Fredrickson, Cody Sherer and Riley McHugh. Back row, coach Cy Rother, coach Steve Zuber, Ty Kistler, Casey Rother, Isaiah Kupchinsky ,Matthew Weaver, Josh Inama, coach Charlie Kistler and coach Justin Wassel.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

District 18 Little League

9-10 year-old Tournament

North Division

(Games at Hazle Township)

Saturday, June 26

Game 1 - Freeland 7, Tri-County 3

Game 2 - Hazle Township 13, White Haven 11

Game 3 - Valley East 5, Hazleton 0

Game 4 - Valley West 17, West Hazleton 3

Sunday, June 27

Game 5 - Hazle Township 21, Freeland 2

Game 6 - Valley West 9, Valley East 7

Game 7 - Tri-County 13, White Haven 5

Game 8 - Hazleton 21, West Hazleton 11

Tuesday, June 29

Game 9 - Valley East 7, Tri-County 3

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lehighton to host Phillies HR Derby

The Phillies Home Run Derby will be making its annual visit to Lehighton on Thursday, July 8.

The Derby is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies. The starting time is set for 9 a.m. The contest is open for all boys and girls, ages 7-12. The event will take place at Baer Memorial Park. Official entry forms will be available at the field the day of the contest.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The 2010 Panther Valley Little League 11-12 year-old Tournament will begin on Friday, July 9.

There are currently eight teams in the field: Franklin Township White and Gray, Jim Thorpe Red and Blue, Lansford, Tamaqua Blue and White and Towamensing.

Tamaqua's Blue team is still competing in the District 18 playoffs. Any Tamaqua Blue PVLL games will be postponed as necessary while it remains alive in Districts. If Tamaqua Blue wins District 18, it will bypass the PVLL tournament and any postponed games will not be rescheduled, with its remaining games as byes.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ALLENTOWN – The temperature read 98-degrees at the start of the game, none of the 9,355 fans at Coca Cola Park could have figured that the heat would continue throughout the night.

Andrew Carpenter struck out a season-high eight in taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and with blasts from Andy Tracy and young phenom Domonic Brown, the IronPigs won their second straight with an 8-1 win over Pawtucket.

"He mixed speeds, located the ball very well, and pitched ahead in the count," Manager Dave Huppert said of Carpenter's six and two-thirds shutout innings.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tamaqua Blue captured the District 18 Little League 9-10 year-old South Division championship on Monday.

Tamaqua finished the double elimination tournament with an unbeaten record. It will now advance to the best-of-three championship series against North Division champ Valley West.

9-10 LITTLE LEAGUE

Tamaqua Blue-Franklin Twp.

Tamaqua Blue rolled to a 15-5 victory over Franklin Township in the winner's bracket final of the double-elimination tournament on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6, 1947 Imrich Sarabok collects three hits and scores two runs to help Summit Hill gain a 9-2 Panther Valley League victory over Seek. Billy "Hush" Boyle also finishes with three hits, one a double, for the winners while Iggy Duchala contributes a triple, single and two runs scored. Jim Boyd gains the pitching win, striking out seven and walking one in a complete game effort.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

At Franklin Township

Christman Field

8-Team Pool Play

@Agate.Body:American Division: 1. Blue Valley South, 2. GHHT, 3. Valley and 4. Pottsville. National Division: 5. Wyoming Valley, 6. Lansford, 7. Blue Valley North, 8. Franklin Township (host).

Monday July 5

Game 1 - Greater Hazleton/Hazle Twp. 12, Pottsville 1

Game 2 - Blue Valley North 15, Wyoming Valley 7

Tuesday, July 6

Game 3 - Blue Valley South vs. Valley, 5:15 p.m.

Game 4 - Wyoming Valley vs. Lansford, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nearly two weeks ago in the opening round of the District 18 11-12 year-old Little League Tournament, Tamaqua knocked Franklin Township into the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tourney.

Monday night, Tamaqua knocked Franklin Township out of the tourney.

Tamaqua suffered its first setback to West Hazleton on Friday. Meanwhile, Franklin Township kept itself alive on Saturday by beating White Haven its third straight victory since the opening loss to Tamaqua.

Tamaqua utilized the strength of a five-run opening inning to run away with a 11-3 victory.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

With a big start to the season, Valley Athletic Supply (14-1) sits atop the standings in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's summer volleyball league.

RESULTS

Tuesday, June 29

Highwood USA

-Pup N' Suds

Pup N' Suds broke into the win column with two wins over Highwood USA 19-25, 25-12, 26-24.

Tommy "Unicorn" Caggiano led Pup N' Suds with 10 service points, while Brittany Homcha tacked on 9 points and six aces.

For Highwood USA, Taylor Baddick scored six service points.

Prestige Worldwide

-Valley Athletic