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Monday, July 25, 2011

ALLENTOWN – It's been a rough go lately for Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs' recent road trip saw their division lead sawed to just one game as the Columbus Clippers and their International League best record rolled into Coca Cola Park.

As they have done all season, the team stepped up to the challenge.

After splitting the first two games of the series, Brian Bass and two relievers combined for a two-hit shutout Sunday to lead the IronPigs to a 4-0 win over the Clippers.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The radar showed that there was a storm approaching, and little did Tamaqua Blue's 10 & 11 team know, it was coming in the form of Warwick's offensive surge. The Bulldogs cracked their bats and deluged the scoreboard in the final two innings of play, as they came back from a 5-0 deficit for a 12-6 win.

Warwick now moves on to the state tournament that begins later this week in Latrobe.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons, Friday, Aug. 5, beginning at 1 p.m., at Presque Isle State Park, Picnic Shelter No. 2.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1994 Jim Thorpe High School football team

The 2004 Jim Thorpe football team, led by head coach Mark Rosenberger, finished the regular season with a 10-0 record, becoming the first and only team in school history to win 10 games in a season.

The Olympians played in the District 11 Class AAA championship game where they suffered a heart-breaking 25-19 loss to Pottsville in a game that wasn't decided until the final play.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Josh Inama tries to field a throw from his catcher as Pennridge's Andrew Walters slides in safely at third during last night's Section 6 10-11 contest at Franklin Township. Tamaqua stayed alive with a 12-10 win.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP Tamaqua's Casey Rother started the game with a bang and ended it the same way and what he did in between wasn't too shabby either.

Tamaqua needed every bit of Rother's big game to hold on for a 12-10 victory over Pennridge in the loser's bracket of the Section 6 10-11 year old Little League Tournament on Friday night.

Rother had two home runs, a single, scored four runs and drove in four runs.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

KEMPTON - For those who think it is too early to begin planning and eliminating problems associated with muzzleloader hunting – in both the October antlerless season and the December flintlock season – it is time to rethink their thinking.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, 1997 John Card knocks in eight runs with a single, double and grand slam to power Lansford to a 11-1 Panther Valley Little League tournament win over Beaver Banks. Card collects a two-run double in the first inning, slugs his grand slam in the second frame, and adds a two-run single in inning No. 3. The winners receive a double from Trevor Lawrence and an RBI single off the bat of Lyle Mantz while Trevor Krisak gets credit for the mound win.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

In October of 2004, I purchased a 2005 Scion xB. It has provided me with what I value most in a vehicle: reliability. Other than yearly inspections and oil changes, it's been in the shop once for a minor matter.

So why am I planning to trade in such trusty transportation this fall? Because I live alone, need my car to be hassle free, and believe the more miles you put on a car, the more likely something significant will go wrong with it.

And as I write this, the car has traveled more than 53,000 miles.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Nancy Stevens won Flight A in the White Birch Ladies Golf League Tournament held on Monday, July 18.

Anne Marie Hoppy was the B Flight champ and Jeanette McGovern captured the C Flight.

Stevens had a chip-in birdie on hole #5 while Jessie Miller also birdied hole #5.

Friday, July 22, 2011

In the past, all I had ever watched when it came to the Women's World Cup soccer tournament was the highlights provided by ESPN.

But over the last few weeks, I caught myself sitting down in front of the TV watching bits of each and every game of the World Cup 2011.

After watching the thrilling U.S. games against Brazil, Sweden and Japan, I would even find myself watching highlights afterwards on ESPN's SportsCenter.

The play of the USA women inspired me to stay interested during this year's World Cup more so than in the past and I wasn't alone.