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Monday, June 25, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Summit Hill Breaker Boys quarterback Craig Zurn finds himself in trouble on a running play as members of the Elizabethtown Mustangs close in on him. The Mustangs defeated the Breaker Boys, 73-52.

It was quite a shoot-out between Summit Hill and Elizabethtown on Saturday. If only the Breaker Boys hadn't stopped to reload. It proved fatal.

The Mustangs scored 23 straight points at the start of the second half, and went on to eliminate the local squad 73-52 in a Great Eastern Football Association Division Championship Game, played on Summit Hill's Ginder Field.

The first half saw the two teams swap scores in a game that was tied three times. E'town had a 35-32 halftime lead.

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25, 1943 Joe Pancoe excels on the mound and at the plate to lead Nesquehoning to a 7-1 Panther Valley League win over Coaldale. Pancoe finishes with a four-hitter to gain the pitching win and helps his own cause by collecting three hits and scoring three runs. The winners, coached by Al Hochmiller, also receive three hits from McMichael and two from both Barno and Fiorentino.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ths Jim Thorpe Summer League will begin its 52nd year on Monday June 25th.

Getz's Transportation won the 2011 Championship by defeating Molly Maguires by a score of 64-47.

The 2012 season will also be the first year in which the Broad Mountain Battle will take place. The game will pit the JTSL champion vs. the Weatherly Summer League champion.

Highland Beverage

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Captain - Brad Hurley; Terry McEmoyle, Derick Reis, Corey Cinicola, Gino Duffy, Mark Klotz, Michael Chapman, Will Kunkel, Frank Jacobs, Jon Young, Matt Reabold, Mike McGonigal.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Three TIMES NEWS Swimmers of the Year are at the U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska from today through July 2.

Allysa Vavra, Madison Burns and Kristen Shickora, who all earned the honor during their high school careers, all take to the pool giving it their best shot at trying to make the Olympic team.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The moment will live forever in Philadelphia Phillies lore.

Phillies fans everywhere can almost assuredly replay and describe the memory at the drop of a red and white hat.

The Phillies' Brad Lidge stands in the stretch and delivers an 0-2 pitch to Tampa's Eric Hinske. Hinske swings over Lidge's deadly slider, which had worked beautifully so many times throughout the year, to get strike three and clinch the 2008 World Series.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Marian Baseball Camp

The Marian Colts Baseball team recently held its Skills & Drills Baseball Camp for area youths. Under the direction of head coach Jeff Nietz and assistant coach Curt Gimbi, young players from all over the area learned fundamental skills while taking part in various competitions with players from the Colt program acting as instructors. Among the award winners were, front row, from left, Cole Ackerman (New Ringold), Anthony Coccio (New Ringold), Braydon Sherry (Hometown).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Guess what? There is no way to escape aging. You are of the nature to grow old and die.

Both old age and death are inevitable.

While that's hardly a heartwarming thought, it certainly is true. And it certainly is something you should think about even if thinking about it depresses you.

Because thinking about it just might get you up off your butt and exercising, get you eating good things instead of junk. Yes, I know some will read this intro and do the opposite because there's no winning a war against inevitability, but I hope that way of thinking is not for you.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Klapatch stars on mound and at plate

The only consolation Diane Klapatch had while coping with an injury during the 2011 softball season was that she had one year left in her high school career.

She battled through the back injury during her junior year by helping the team as a designated hitter. Despite being one of Pleasant Valley's top hitters, she spent the entire season yearning to get back on the pitchers mound.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Longtime Pennsylvania Game Commission employee Dan Figured has been promoted to Northeast Region director by executive director Carl Roe. Figured, who most recently served as Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor, fills the vacancy created when Steve Schweitzer retired April 13.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Nothing is more satisfying for an angler after battling a king salmon on a Lake Ontario charter trip than seeing it in the net off the stern of the boat.

OSWEGO, N.Y. – According to the lyrics of the song, in the summertime, the living is easy and the catfish are jumping.

For anglers booking charter trips this summer on Lake Ontario, however, all that matters is that the fishing is as easy as it gets. That is especially true for those targeting king salmon, which, while not exactly jumping into the boat, they have been aggressive and caught in good numbers.