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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lehighton hits three home runs, one of them a grand slam by Ryan Smith, to help Lehighton roll to a 17-4 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Southern Lehigh. Smith's blast comes during a nine-run first inning, a frame which also saw Matt Long connect for a three-run homer. The winners, coached by Chris West, add a solo shot off the bat of Trevor Krisak in the third. Joe Zellner contributes two hits, knocks in three and scores a pair while winning pitcher Matt Davis also chips in with two RBI.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 8, 1950 Eddie Conahan collects three hits, one of them a three-run homer, to help power Summit Hill to a 13-8 Panther Valley League win over Hauto. Conahan adds two runs scored as the winners finish the contest with 16 safeties. Charley McHugh bangs out three hits while Mark Sibbach contributes two hits and two runs scored. The Hillers also receive two hits and a run scored from Enrico Lavagna and a hit and two runs scored from Vince Lisella.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pleasant Valley graduate Jeremy Gigliotti was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

A graduate and former player at East Stroudsburg University, he was the 593rd overall pick.

Gigliotti is the second Pleasant Valley player selected in the draft. Aaron Fuhrman was picked by the Detroit Tigers in the 23rd round in 2006.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Birches ran their record to 4-2 by defeating Wilson Tuesday night.

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Howie Stevens turned in a solid pitching performance and received plenty of support as The Birches posted an 11-2 Northampton County Legion win over Wilson.

Stevens went the distance, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out six batters.

Drew Borger had two hits, scored three times and knocked in a pair. Derrik Walling added two doubles and an RBI while Dan Hrbek collected three RBI.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Anthony Farole of the Franklin Township Shockers slides safely into second base as Zack King of the Panther Valley Black Diamonds goes to apply the tag.

Countless aspects of the game of baseball come into play throughout the course of seven innings every time a team takes the field. However, in last night's Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League match-up between the Panther Valley Black Diamonds and the Franklin Township Shockers, one of the lesser-known aspects proved to be the difference: familiarity.

The continued know-how between PV's pitcher Zach Stanko and catcher David Marouchoc trumped the bats of the Shockers at paramount times, as the hosts pulled out a 9-4 win and improved their record to 3-1 on the young season.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thorpe powerlifting team finishes unbeaten

The Jim Thorpe High School Powerlifting Team completed another successful season. The team was undefeated in team competition. In the six competitions, the Olympians captured 98 individual medals, seven best lifter awards and four first place team trophies.

The team's first competition was the USA Powerlifting Stars and Stripes Bench Press and Deadlift Championships held in Clark Summit. Eighteen team members competed with 14 of them winning first place medals. Tom Acker won best lifter award for the deadlift.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association All-Star game will take place this Saturday evening at Rotary Field in Schuylkill Haven.

There are 14 local TIMES NEWS coverage area athletes taking part in this weekend's game, which will begin with an opening kickoff at 7 p.m.

Jim Thorpe has eight members, while Marian and Panther Valley both have three players who will take to the field as members of the North team.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ALLENTOWN – Coming into Tuesday night's game Ryan Feierabend was as hot as the IronPigs. The winning pitcher in four of his last five starts, the left-hander looked to continue the winning ways of Lehigh Valley.

Coming home from a road trip that garnered six wins in eight games, Lehigh Valley was dealt a rude homecoming by the Durham Bulls. An area hitter had a homecoming of his own as he led the pasting of Feierabend for eight runs as Durham upended the IronPigs 9-1.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Six TIMES NEWS Area players are among the 25 players to make the roster of this year's the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Classic baseball team.

Pleasant Valley's Drew Borger and Derrick Walling, Lehighton's Tyler Harris and Tyler Hill, Northern Lehigh's Jake Kern and Palmerton's Christian Marcin have made the roster, while Palmerton's Aaron Cook and Pleasant Valley's Danny Hrebik are two of the three alternates.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The 2011 Tamaqua Summer Basketball League, sponsored by the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC), will tip-off its season on Wednesday, June 8, at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.

This year's league consists of 10 teams and over 100 players, many of whom have excelled locally on the scholastic and collegiate hardwood.

There will be three games on opening night beginning at 6:00 p.m. Starting on Monday, June 13, the ESRC will move to a four-game schedule, which begin at 5:30 p.m.