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Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28, 1984 Brian Kane tosses a no-hitter and strikes out 15 batters in helping Lansford post a 15-5 win over Franklin Township in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Kane, who walks five and is hurt by five errors, strikes out the side in the third, fifth and sixth innings. Tom Rosahac collects four hits, four RBIs and three runs scored to pace the offense. Craig Goida adds two hits, one a two-run triple, while Bill Maynard chips in with a pair of hits.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Philadephia Phillies catcher and Northampton native Brian Schneider (far right) greets the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team at Citizens Bank Park prior to last night's game against the San Francisco Giants.

PHILADELPHIA – The 2011 Carpenter Cup champions finally got their just rewards.

Last month, the Lehigh Valley squad, dotted with local players, wrapped up the championship at Citizens Bank Park. Last night, they were back once again, this time as guests to receive the Carpenter Cup before the Phillies game against San Francisco.

To present the trophy there was no better person than Northampton's own Brian Schneider.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Now that the NFL lockout is over, teams are now able to function as normal in preparation for the upcoming 2011 NFL season.

Training camps are just around the corner, and the Philadelphia Eagles will report to Lehigh University for their 16th straight training camp.

Eagles Chief Operating Officer Don Smolenski announced at a press conference on Tuesday at Starters Bar and Grille, that the team will report to Lehigh on Wednesday afternoon, and the first practice open to the public will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 8:15 a.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27, 1953 Three two-run homers in the first inning help propel the Summit Hill All-Stars to a 13-3 win over the Lansford All-Stars in the annual Twin-City League all-star game. Bob "Kaska" Watkins, Alex Maketa and the Rev. Raymond Rossnagle all go deep during the eight-run frame. Richie Davidyock adds a two-run single in the big inning. Johnny Herbert adds two hits and two runs and also gains the pitching win. The winners receive two hits and three runs from Allan Schock while Joe Van Horn chips in with two hits and a run.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg (left) and Pat Gillick chat before Tuesday night's IronPigs game at Coca-Cola Park. Gillick, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall this past weekend, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

ALLENTOWN – One of the newest members of Baseball's Hall of Fame visited the Lehigh Valley to throw out the first pitch.

Pat Gillick, one of the most successful General Managers and evaluators of talent the game has seen was honored at Coca-Cola Park last night.

The first 3,000 fans that entered the Park received Pat Gillick bobblehead dolls.

His enshrinement last weekend made him just the 32nd baseball executive to make the Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league entered playoff mode with two opening round games on Monday evening at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center.

Third-seeded R.R. Frey Services and fourth-seeded B & R Gym posted victories and have advanced to Wednesday evening's semifinals at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.


B & R Gym-

Cuz-N-Joe's Place

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS  Marian's Brendan McGowan chases after Shenandoah Valley's Eric Whalen during action last fall in a game at men of Marian Stadium. McGowan has verbally committed to attend Temple University in the fall of 2012 after his high school career with the Colts is over.

Marian's Brendan McGowan liked Temple University so much that he didn't want to wait to make his decision.

Despite the fact that McGowan has yet to suit up for his senior season of high school football, the offensive lineman recently gave his verbal commitment to the Temple Owls and head coach Steve Addazio for 2012.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Panther Valley School District will be holding fall make up sports physicals on Wednesday August 3.

The sports physicals will be held in the Panther Valley high school nurses office at 4:00pm.

Cheerleading, Volleyball, 7th and 8th grade Girls Basketball , Freshman, JV and Varsity Football and 7th and 8th grade Football are all included.

In order to receive a physical, student athletes must have a physical form and consent to random mandatory drug testing paper work signed by a guardian.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) had another week of volleyball at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

Valley Athletic Supply and Sandstorm both won all their games for the week through Tuesday and Thursday's action.


Now Serving-Sandstorm

Sandstorm won all three of the games against Now Serving 25-22, 25-15, 25-15.

No individual serving points were recorded for this game.

Diggers Wit Attitude-

Team Ram Rod

Team Ram Rod swept pass Diggers Wit Attitude in all three games 25-14, 25-11, 25-18.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26, 2003 Bobby Karman slugs a two-run homer and Anthony Bumbulsky has a good day at the plate to help lead Tamaqua to an 8-7 win over Franklin Township in the Panther Valley Little League Tournament. Bumbulsky finishes with two hits, one an RBI double, two runs scored and earns the pitching win. Tyler Rother adds a two-run double while Chris Pilla also collects two hits. For FT, Tim Sulzer hits a two-run homer and Kyle Hunter knocks in three runs with a pair of hits.