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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Football is back and Lehigh's Dean of Athletics Joe Sterrett couldn't be happier.

With the NFL back in full swing last week, Sterrett and his team were happy to see the Philadelphia Eagles return to the nest for training camp at Lehigh.

After the uncertainty of the Eagles reporting to camp because of the NFL lockout, Sterrett and his team remained steadfast and prepared in the event the league would end the lockout in time for camp.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

After the most aggressive free agency in team history, there's a lot of hype surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles these days.

Terms like 'dream team' and 'Super Bowl favorites' have already been thrown out, just days after a lockout shut down the sport since March. Regardless of whether or not you believe the hype, Eagles President Joe Banner perhaps summed it up best.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The July 31st deadline came and went with the Phillies making an all-in splash by acquiring former Astros outfielder Hunter Pence.

As that date approached, John Mayberry sat relaxed in his locker awaiting last Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants. The 6-6 former IronPig was not worried. The tables have turned a bit for this former Stanford Cardinal.

"There is a lot of positive energy going on around here," Mayberry said. "I am feeling more comfortable at the plate and I am getting more playing time."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Allysa Vavra had a strong showing at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA National Swimming Championships on Tuesday at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center.

Vavra, a Panther Valley High School graduate and current Indiana University standout, finished second in the "B" final of the 200 IM.

Vavra, who entered the meet seeded 58th in the event with a seed time of 2:19.20, just missed qualifying for the "A" final by swimming a 2:16.06 in the prelims. That was the 12th best time and less than a half second off the a top-10 time needed to qualifying for the championship final.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2, 1962 Bobby Maholick goes 4-for-4 at the plate and scores two runs to help Summit Hill roll past Lansford, 13-4, in the opening round of the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Tom Domarecki contributes to the victory with a double, home run and two runs scored. The winners use a six-run second inning to take control of the game. Frank Kaminicky adds two hits and two runs while John Bashiago and Mike Leonzi each chip in with a hit and two runs scored.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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R.R. Frey Services captured its third straight Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league championship by defeating B & R Gym in the championship game. Team members pictured from front left are Trevor Miller, Riley Achenbach (6), Randy Frey, Brayden Knoblauch (9) and Jim Barron. Back row (standing) from left are ESRC Executive Director Jason Boris, Jeff Miller, Dan Miller, Jason Derr, Ryan Achenbach, Cory Houser, Tom Toth and ESRC Summer Program Director Zack Lakitsky. Jeremy Frey and Cassie McMasters were also members of the championship team.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
R.R. Frey wins 3rd straight title

R.R. Frey Services captured its third consecutive Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Summer Basketball League championship by defeating B & R Gym, 61-38, on Friday.

R.R. Frey Services (10-2) started off the game strong on a 7-0 run before Chris Decker finally got B & R Gym on the scoreboard at the 15:58 mark of the first half. R.R. Frey then went on a second scoring run as it upped the lead to 15-2 and eventually 21-6 halfway through the first half.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) had their last full week of volleyball at the Black Diamond park in Coaldale.

Valley Athletic won all their games played through Tuesday and Thursday's action.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Now Serving-Dunder Mifflin Coal Region Branch

Now Serving won two out of the three games against Dunder Mifflin Coal Region Branch 25-21, 23-25, 25-10.

Zack Lakitsky had 12 service points with 5 aces in Now Serving's win.

Katelyn Collevechio had 8 points in Dunder's loss.

Valley Athletic - Scared Hitless

Monday, August 1, 2011

ALLENTOWN – The IronPig staff celebrated Halloween theme in July, but it was Buffalo that provided the horrors as the Bison downed Lehigh Valley 7-1 before a crowd of 9,702 at Coca Cola Park.

Bison's starter Pat Misch crossed up Lehigh Valley hitters for seven scoreless innings surrendering just three singles. While Misch did not allow a runner past second base, Buffalo ripped up 12 hits on IronPig pitching.

"We gave up a lot of hits and were held to few hits (and that's) not a good combination," IronPig manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1, 1954 Jim Thorpe moves into first place in the Tri-County Junior Legion standings by posting a 6-4 victory over Hazleton. Lefty Bobby Higgins earns the pitching win, tossing all nine innings. Higgins allows seven hits and strikes out seven batters. Mike Hodor collects two hits, one a two-run double, while Dale Harter also adds a pair of hits. The winners also receive a double and run scored from Lew Anthony.