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Local Sports

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame has announced its incoming Class of 2010.

The inductees includes three Olympian alumnus and one varsity sports team.

Peter Wernett, a 1956 graduate, excelled on the baseball field and lettered on the school's first varsity football team. Wernett, who played offensive/defensive tackle, was selected as a member of the Panther Valley All-Star football team his senior year.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kyle Hunter and the rest of his Lehighton Legion team have definitely seen their fair share of baseball in the last eight days.

In fact, Lehighton hasn't had a day of rest since opening day of its Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League season last week.

That type of schedule leaves very little room for a team to recover from a loss.

Friday night, however, Hunter and his Lehighton teammates showed it is possible to recover from a loss when you take advantage of the strengths in your roster.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

District 18 Little League has announced its schedule for its 2010 11-12 year-old All-Star tournament.

The double elimination tournament begins on Friday, June 25 with six games and will continue through Monday, July 12 if necessary.

There are 14 teams in this year's tournament. In one change, there is an Anthracite entry that is a combined Summit Hill and Nesquehoning team. Anthracite will play its home games at the Nesquehoning Little League field.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

District 18 Little League has announced its schedule for its 2010 10-11 year-old All-Star tournament.

The double elimination tournament will begin on Thursday, July 8 and continue through July 19, if necessary.

This year's tournament is being hosted by Tamaqua Little League and will include six teams: Jim Thorpe, Valley West (Conyngham), Franklin Township, Hazleton, Valley East (Drums) and Tamaqua.

District 18 Little League

10-11 year-old Tournament

(All games at Tamaqua)

Thursday, July 8

Game 1 - Valley West vs. Franklin Township, 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's summer basketball league finished its second week of play. The Guerilla Squad and Cuz-N-Joe's place each picked up two wins this week, and each team sits atop their respective division.


Guerilla Squad-

Lucky's Deli

The Guerilla Squad used a 16 point half-time lead on their way to a 56-43 victory over Lucky's Deli. Dave Wilson and Derrick McFarland each had 12 points for Guerilla Squad.

Jeff Krusinsky had a game-high 23 points for Lucky's Deli.

West End Fire Co.-Phillips Lighting

Saturday, June 19, 2010

MALLORYTOWN, Ontario – There are many reasons that a group of local anglers make sure they schedule a guide the first day of the year's initial bass trip of the year on the St. Lawrence River.

Although they have fished the same waters for years out of Caiger's Riverfront Resort, learning about those waters is an ongoing project. Of course, that is true even when fishing "home" waters, which is a reminder some anglers probably had with the opening of Pennsylvania's regular bass season last Saturday.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

With the sale of 2010-11 Pennsylvania hunting licenses now underway, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reminds those hunters applying for the drawing to receive an elk tag of a regulatory change that was approved by the board of game commissioners. With the change, any unfilled antlered or antlerless elk license awarded for an annual elk season to be valid for taking either an antlered or antlerless elk anywhere within this Commonwealth outside of the elk management area during any designated extended elk season following the regular elk season.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

District 18 Little League has announced its schedule for its 2010 9-10 year-old All-Star tournament.

The tournament begins play on Saturday, June 26 and continues through July 11, if necessary.

Once again, the 9-10 field for the double elimination tournament will be broken into North and South Divisions.

The North Division will be hosted by Hazle Township and includes Tri-County, Freeland, White Haven, Valley East, Hazleton, West Hazleton, Valley West and Hazle Township.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

There is no Nutrient Partitioning lobby, so I can't be in their back pocket. It's just that when a weekly health-and-fitness columnist argues for readers to construct their diet around those principles way three times in four weeks that's the conclusion you could reach.

But I had no intention of writing about nutrient partitioning again today. Honestly.

The Dukan Diet made me do it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

June 18, 1950 Gus Pajakinas collects five hits, two of them for extra bases, and scores four runs to help Tamaqua roll to a 14-4 Panther Valley League win over Lehighton. Pajakinas has a double and a triple as Tamaqua finishes the contest with 20 hits. Joe Young and Johnny Metrick each finish with three hits and two runs, while Tom Willing also adds three hits. Roy Calabrese hits a grand slam for Tamaqua, and Hub Becker gets credit for the pitching win.