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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Northern Lehigh School Board on Monday approved the following cocurricular appointments for the 2011-12 school year:

The board also approved the following cocurricular appointments for the 2011-12 school year:

- Michael Bonner, assistant track coach, $2,903

- Scott Gerould, assistant track coach, $2,903

- Bob Hicks, assistant baseball coach, $2,903

- Stephen Hluschak, assistant baseball coach, $2,903

- Mark Hoffman, assistant softball coach, $2,903

- Gregory King, assistant baseball coach (JV), $2,903

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
ED HEDES/TIMES NEWS Randy Rabenold has turned over the reigns of the Jim Thorpe Summer Basketball League to a new regime after 52 years on the sidelines.

Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Summit, Rick Pitino, and Jim Boeheim are all legendary basketball figures with courts named in their honor. To the players past and present of the Jim Thorpe Summer League Randy Rabenold is just as legendary. That's why it's no surprise the black top that has served as the JTSL's home for so many years is dubbed Randolph Rabenold Court.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Farrell is Olympians' all-time leading scorer

Jen Farrell was a 2002 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School.

Farrell received four varsity basketball letters and she also holds the distinction of being the Olympians' all-time leading scorer in school history both boys and girls with 1,494 points. She also holds the school record for most career three pointers with 209.

Farrell's career got off to a great start as she led the Olympians is scoring with 269 points her freshman year. The seventh leading scorer in the TIMES NEWS coverage area that year, she was named a third team TIMES NEWS All-Star following the season.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stan "Junie" Karnish from Summit Hill recorded a hole-in-one recently at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Karnish got the ace on the No. 16 par 3, witnessed by Jack O'Gurek.

Monday, August 8, 2011
PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY Indiana Univesity senior and Panther Valley grad Allysa Vavra qualified for the Pan Am Games with her outstanding efforts at the U.S. National Swim Championships that ran from late last week through the weekend.

Indiana Hoosier senior and Panther Valley alum Allysa Vavra continued her successful national swimming campaign qualifying for the 2011 Pan Am games at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships held at Palo Alto, California.

Vavra finished 26th in the 200-meter breaststroke in which she broke her own personal best and Hoosier record with a time of 2:33:31beating the previous record of 2:33:57. Along with her 26th-place breastroke finish Vavra also competed in the 400 medal relay where the Hoosiers ended up 14th.

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8, 1999 Jim Thorpe's Mike Deacy and Willie McHose both hit first inning homers and the East go on to cruise to a 23-8 win over the West in the annual Panther Valley Little League Tournament all-star game. Brandon Kusko of Nesquehoning also belts a homer for the winners, who put the game away with an 11-run fourth inning. McHose gains the pitching win and finishes with two hits and four RBIs. Dave Versuk of Franklin Township adds two hits and a pair of RBIs while Weatherly's Eric Graham adds a two-run double.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The team of Tom Tirpak, Terry Fritz, Jim Batman and Stanley Kozuch combined efforts to claim the top prize in the 24th Annual Diligence Fire Company Golf Tournament held July 30 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, Lehighton.

The foursome recorded a score of 56 to win the "scramble" tournament, finishing six strokes ahead of their closest challengers.

Second place went to the team of William Luksavage, Andy Fredley, Joe Petrole and Keith Morey. They carded a 62.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer volleyball league had its first round of playoffs on Thursday, August 4 at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

Sandstorm (the defending league champion) and top-seeded Valley Athletic Supply won both their respective matches and advanced to Tuesday evening's championship game.

The championship match is a repeat of last year's final, when Sandstorm defeated Valley Athletic in four games to claim the title.

SEMIFINAL RESULTS

Sandstorm-

Team Ram Rod

Monday, August 8, 2011

Molly Maguires Pub and Getz's Transportation will battle for this year's Jim Thorpe Summer League Basketball championship after recently winning semifinal matches.

Molly's downed Highland Beverage while Getz's disposed of Mauch Chunk Pharmacy.

In addition to the title game, which is set for Monday evening, the all-star rosters have also been announced. The all-star game will be played on Thursday, Aug. 11.

PLAYOFF RESULTS

First Round

Getz's-JTNB