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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 13, 1986 Cazzie Kosciolek tosses a one-hit shutout to lead Summit Hill to a 12-0 victory over McAdoo in the District 18 Little League tournament. Kosciolek, who walks two and strikes out 11, also paces the team's offense with a homer, double, single and four RBIs. Perry Shelton and Joe Gillespie each finish the contest with two hits and three RBIs while Fenton Black chips in with two hits and a run scored.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Nathan Halenar, third from left, makes presentation of awards to top finishers in the 12th annual 2 Saints Scamper held in Summit Hill, Saturday. Halenar was co-chairman of the event. Winners are, from left, Tom Lager of Jim Thorpe, top male walker; Maria Szczecina of Summit Hill, top female walker; Anthony Powell of Lansford, overall male finisher; and Amber Carroll of Tamaqua, overall female finisher. Looking on are Kristen Halenar, co-chairman, and Fr. Jim Burdess, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Anthony Powell of Lansford of Amber Carroll of Tamaqua were the top overall finishers in the 12th annual 2 Saints Scamper in Summit Hill, Saturday.

The event is sponsored by St. Joseph's Church of Summit Hill and is a prelude to the annual St. Joseph's Festival, which will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

There were a total of 55 participants in his year's event, which is a 5k (3.1 miles) running and walking race.

Two of the participants were accompanied by pet dogs.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12, 1991 Troy George delivers at the plate and on the mound to help Palmerton earn an 11-4 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Whitehall. George collects two hits, scores two runs and knocks in a pair to aid his own cause. The right-hander allows four unearned runs, six hits and strikes out six. Palmerton uses a seven-run second inning to take control of the contest. Marc Carazo and Tony Tobia both end with two hits and two runs scored while Travis Williams adds three RBIs.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Two locals fare well in Pitch, Hit and Run event

During the spring, West Penn Softball held its annual Pitch, Hit and Run Competition at the West Penn Park. Shayna Dietrich, left, and Emily Lawson, right, took first place at the local event. From there the two advanced to Sectionals, which was held at Reading Phillies Stadium, and again the two won the competition. That earned a spot at Regionals, which was held June 25 at Citizens Bank Park home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Dietrich, of New Ringgold, gained a second place finish in the U14 age group while Lawson, of Tamaqua, captured third place in U8.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) had another week of volleyball at the Black Diamond Park in Coaldale posting Tuesday and Thursday's action.

Sandstorm won all six of their games in the week, increasing their team record for the better.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Diggers Wit Attitude-Sandstorm

Sandstorm started it off with a three game sweep against Diggers Wit Attitude 25-15, 25-5, 25-15.

Kyle Nevenglosky scored 21 points and eight aces in the Sandstorm win.

Zach Midas scored four points in Digger's loss.

Monday, July 11, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Joe Weismith, catcher for the Birches, manages to turn around and put the tag on Bath's Evan Allman at home during NORCO Legion baseball action, Sunday.

SAYLORSBURG - After a summer's worth of hits and runs, the Birches' bats finally fell silent over the past two days.

Whereas a week ago it would have only cost them a game or two, Saturday and Sunday it cost them their season.

Monday, July 11, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ /Special to THE TIMES NEWS Sara Jones of Northwestern takes a shot during action over the weekend in the Stellar Tournament at Cedar Beach in Allentown.

Northwestern girls basketball head coach Chris Deutsch had taken his team to eight previous Stellar Construction Catch a Rising Star Tournaments.

He knows as well as anyone how tough the competition can be at the annual event, held at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown.

So despite the fact that his team has been playing well this summer, Deutsch's expectations were tempered just a bit heading into the summer season's marquee event.

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11, 1957 George Barron has a strong game on the mound and at the plate to help Tamaqua gain a 3-2 victory over White Haven in the District 16 Little League tournament. Barron allows just two hits and strikes out 12 to earn the pitching win. He delivers a solo homer early in the contest and knocks in the winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning. Bob Myers and Dale Kline each finish with a hit and run scored for Tamaqua.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tamaqua Blue and Franklin Township will square off in the winner's bracket final of the District 11 10-11 tournament this week with all eyes set on a championship this weekend.

Dist. 18 10-11 Tourney

Tam. Blue-Jim Thorpe

Tamaqua Blue rolled to a 20-0 win over Jim Thorpe.

Cody Scherer was 5-for-5 and Casey Rother was 4-for-5 with a home run in the fourth inning for Tamaqua.

Josh Inama had three hits, including a grand slam, John Burns had two hits with a double in the third and Matt Weaver was 3-for-3.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lower Macungie came into the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs as the No. 6 seed. But in the in the first three days of the tournament the Mighty Macs showed they're a top contender as they beat two of the top three seeds.

Saturday Lower Macungie used a solid pitching performance and a pair of big innings to beat Northern Valley, 11-2, eliminating the No. 1 seed Chargers from the tournament. As the regular season champ, Northern Valley has already secured the league's first berth into Saturday's Region 2 Tournament.