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Local Sports

Monday, July 30, 2012

With one week remaining in the regular season of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league, the playoff field is set with Sandstorm, Valley Athletic Supply, Victorious Secret and VBC Lehighton Tomahawks all clinching playoff berths.

Sandstorm, Valley Athletic Supply and Team Have Fun all posted sweeps on Tuesday night, while Thursday night's games were postponed due to inclement weather.


Team Have Fun-Hope's

Team Have Fun started off the day with a three-game sweep over Hope's, 25-10, 25-22, 25-10.

Monday, July 30, 2012
Ryan's Oil & Heating captured the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league championship with a 75-63 victory over three-time defending champion R.R. Frey Services. Team members include (kneeling front row, from left): Shawn Tray, Mike Stankiewitch, Jon Scheuer and Joe Schaeffer; (standing back row, from left): ESRC Summer Program Director Zack Lakitsky, Jeff Krusinsky, Kieran Conway, Jeff Peel and ESRC Executive Director Jason Boris. Ted Styka (not shown) was also a member of the championship team.

On Friday night in Tamaqua, Ryan's Oil & Heating ended R.R. Frey Services' three-year reign as champions in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league.

In a game that started outside at the North & Middle Ward Playground and finished inside at the Salvation Army Community Center (due to inclement weather), Ryan's Oil & Heating claimed its first summer league crown since 2008 (when they were known as Service Electric) with a 75-63 victory over R.R. Frey Services.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

HAMBURG Forget about video games and smart phones, now young anglers who will be in grades 9-12 this year can participate in an actual bass tournament.

This year, The Bass Federation, in partnership with FLW Outdoors, the Pennsylvania Bass Federation, Cabela's and Berk's Bassmasters, will hold the 2012 Student Angler Federation Pennsylvania and New Jersey High School Fishing State Championship, Saturday, Aug. 4, out of the Dry Brooks Ramp at Blue Marsh Lake in Bernville.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28, 1981 Larry Ahner fires a four-hitter and strikes out eight batters to lead Franklin Township to a 4-3 victory over Nesquehoning in a Panther Valley Little League Tournament game. FT's Corey Reph collects two hits, one a fourth-inning home run that proves to be the eventual game-winning run. The winners also receive two hits from Mike Barry, Brian Barno and Bruce Strausburger.

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Mike Cataldo catches the ball for a force out during Game 1 of the Keystone Senior Babe Ruth championship series.

TANNERSVILLE - The Pocono Mountain Outlaws knew they had their work cut out for them.

Resuming a game that was halted due to stormy weather on Thursday night, all tied up at 1-1 while batting in the bottom of the second, they wanted a quick start at Mountain View Park last night.

The Outlaws, with runners on first and second with one out, did just that completing what would be a five-run inning en route to a 6-4 win over the Franklin Hurricanes to even up the best-of-three Keystone Babe Ruth Championship series at 1-1.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Schuylkill County Sportsmen's Association, in cooperation with the Schuylkill County Sportsmen's Advisory Board, will sponsor a chance to win fishing and hunting trips and other outdoors opportunities during the Schuylkill County Fair, Monday-Saturday, July 30-Aug. 4, at the fairgrounds located on Route 895, Summit Station.

Qualified sportsmen have come forward with offers to teach others more about their passions to hunt and fish. Fair visitors simply have to visit the SCSA building and exhibit located along the lower midway to register for various outdoors activities.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

10, 13, 15, 28, 38: No, these are not the numbers of last night's Cash 5 drawing.

They are amounts of fiber in grams. The last two, 28 and 38, are what the United States Department of Agriculture determines to be sufficient daily amounts for females and males.

The first two, 10 and 13, are what a study done at Georgia Health Sciences University found female and male teenagers ingest. The middle number, 15, is the USDA's estimate for the average American.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Justin Young graduated from Jim Thorpe Area Senior High School in 2004, and was a member of the 2004 Olympians football team that finished the regular season 10-0 the only such team to do so in school history.

Young started every game in his four-year career at Jim Thorpe. He played fullback on offense and inside linebacker on defense. As the fullback he blocked for backfield mate Jason Figura for four years. Figura is Jim Thorpe's all-time leading rusher in school history.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Heavy storms forced the Franklin Township Hurricanes to wait another day to try and capture this year's Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League title. Yesterday's tournament title game was suspended in the second inning.

With two outs in the bottom of the second and with the host Pocono Mountain Outlaws at bat, the homeplate umpire brought the Hurricanes after spotting ligtning in the background. The game was tied 1-1 and will be continued tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Big Pocono State Park.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Baseball exposure in the Carbon County and Schuylkill County area has always been somewhat of a problem for kids looking to advance to the next level.

The Pyramid Sports Performance Center, based in Lehighton, is trying to solve that very issue.

Since opening their doors to the public earlier this year the Pyramid has offered a variety of programs to try and improve the sports performance of area athletes. The Pyramid has had clinics in wrestling, field hockey, and football and is now venturing out to try and improve those who love America's Pastime.