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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Whether it's work related or for a leisure purpose, Bryan Kershner always seems focused on "speed."

During the work week, Kershner is the director of Information Technology for Pencor Services, looking to help the area community in connecting their computers with "Internet built for Speed."

In the evening, when Kershner is home with his wife and four children in New Tripoli, he is busy helping Jennifer care for their family.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

PHILADELPHIA -After the final game of their recent 10-game home stand that ends with today's matinee, the Phillies' next step won't have the same comforting feeling as the past two weeks.

Beginning tomorrow, the Phils will head to the West Coast to begin a seven-game trip that should be challenging on several fronts. They'll face the Western Division leading San Diego Padres arguably baseball's best-kept secret with the best overall record along with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

almerton Area School District will be selling season football passes on Monday, Aug. 30 in the high school office from 5-7 p.m.

Ticket pricres are Adults $20, Students $10, Sr. Citizens $10 and Family Passes $50.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Punt, Pass and Kick contest will be held on Saturday Aug. 28 at Lehighton Area School District Stadium.

Registration is from 9-11:30 a.m. The event starts at 12 noon. You can also register on-line at

Boys and girls ages 6-15 (by December 31st of 2010) are eligible. The event is free of charge.

All entrants must have a copy of their birth certificate. No cleats are allowed.

For more information contact Glenn Whiteman 610-377-6311 or e-mail

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26, 1980 Robin Bottcher scores a pair of goals to help lead Lehighton's field hockey team to a 3-0 non-league win over Whitehall in their season opener. Bottcher tallies both her goals in the first half for the Indians, coached by Sharon Elder. Julie Frey finishes the scoring for the Tribe with a goal in the second half. Lehighton will go on to post a 10-4 record in the Centennial League, finishing runner-up to undefeated Stroudsburg.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Palmerton-Jim Thorpe football scrimmage, originally scheduled for tonight at Jim Thorpe, will now be held at Palmerton beginning at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Marian and Panther Valley came away with Schuylkill League golf wins to highlight scholastic action on Tuesday.


Lourdes Regional-Jim Thorpe

The visitors' Neil Channa and Ali Singh fired rounds of 82 and 86 to lead Lourdes to a Schuylkill League win, 366-390, over the Olympians.

The Olympians' Dean DiBonifazio led the locals with a team-low round of 85.


Neil Channa 82, Ali Singh 86, Chris Loftus 96, Dan Costa 102


Dean DiBonifazio 85, Mitch Hoffman 94, Kevin Jaskot 105, Tyler McGeehan 106

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 25, 1949 After Coaldale scores two runs in the top of the ninth inning to tie its game with Lansford, pinch-hitter Mark Sibbach delivers a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the frame to give the Panthers a 5-4 Panther Valley League playoff win. "Stosh" Porambo doubles to lead off the home ninth, and after a flyout, Sibbach delivers a hit to right-center. Tommy Edwards collects two hits and scores a run for the winners while Paul Vitek adds an RBI hit and run scored.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blue Mountain is pleased to announce that the Skylands Classic, a Professional Disc Golf Association National Tour Event is moving to our resort August 27-29!

The Skylands Classic organizing committee, in cooperation with the Professional Disc Golf Association and Blue Mountain Ski Area, is pleased to announce the relocation of the Skylands Classic National Tour disc golf event to the Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, Pennsylvania from the Brakewell Steel course in Warwick, New York. The event will still be held August 27-29, 2010.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) The Valentin family has accomplished a rare baseball double play.

One month, two world series.

Less than two weeks after former major leaguer Jose Valentin, Jr., helped coach a team of 15- and 16-year-olds from Puerto Rico to the Pony Baseball Colt World Series title in Indiana, his father, Jose Sr., coached a team of 11 to 13-year-olds at perhaps the most well-known tournament in youth sports the Little League World Series.

The elder Valentin didn't have as much luck after Manati, Puerto Rico lost to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 4-2, Monday.