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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 4, 1999 Jim Thorpe rolls to a 21-7 victory over McAdoo to clinch the Panther Valley Little League tournament championship. Dan Flizack earns the pitching win, striking out six batters. He also finishes with two hits at the plate. Willie McHose collects three hits, including two doubles, while Jason Figura also bangs out three hits. The winners also receive two hits from Justin Young.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

R.R. Frey Services repeated as champions of Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Summer Basketball Leagueas by defeating Service Electric, 64-50.

R.R. Frey Services opened up the game on a 9-2 run and then used a big second half to close out the game. Leading 33-27 at halftime, it opened up the second half on a 9-0 run and never looked back.

League MVP Jim Barron scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, knocking down three triples along the way. Jeremy Frey added 11 points.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Getz's Transportation owns a two-game lead in the Jim Thorpe Adult Mens' Basketball League.

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Eric Buscocker's 30-point performance helped spark Getz's Transportation to a 72-49 victory over Jim Thorpe National Bank.

Getz's Transportation's Louis Ventrella and Denny McGinley chipped in with double figures as both finished with 14 points.

Steve Calcano paced Jim Thorpe National Bank with 15 points, while Pete Scaffelsted followed with 14.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Lindsay Herman has gone from a multi-sport star at Northwestern High School to a race walker at Drexel University.

What started out as a joke between teammates has turned into an Olympic dream for Northwestern alum Lindsay Herman.

The former three-sport athlete at Northwestern is now turning her attention to a much more obscure sport, race walking.

Herman, who will be a sophomore this fall at Drexel University, has been competing in race walking events on the East Coast this year, including posting a personal best time in April's Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Marian golf team will be hosting an All-Girls Tournament on Thursday, August 19th at par-72, Mountain Valley Golf Course.

The tournament is open to any female high school student in grades nine through 12. The individual doesn't have to be a member of a varsity squad.

The cost of the tournament is $18, which includes lunch and dinner. The closing date for registration will be Monday, August 16th.

It will start with a 10 a.m. shotgun start the day of the tournament.

For any further information, contact Marian golf coach Len Brylewski at 570-875-9956.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tamaqua Dart League Award Winners

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The Tamaqua Dart League held its annual picnic recently and handed out awards. The top 10 shooters included: Front, from left, Brian ouly, John Benderawicz, Moochie Soley, Joe Buchinsky and Dan Coccio (top shooter). Back row, same order, Albie Coccio, Willie Streisel, Jack Bray and Brad Orach. Matt Coccio and Rick Beler were also Top 10 shooters. Albie Coccio was most improved and Fran Nazar was the top female.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Schuylkill County Coal Crackers started their season on the right foot with a 36-0 victory over the visiting South Philly Spartans in a Colonial Football Alliance game on July 24.

The Coal Crackers defense was stifling, causing problems for the Spartan offense all game. The Spartans finished the day with six turnovers and a total of -11 yards of offense.

The Coal Crackers offense got off to a slow start, but found their stride in the second half. Leading the offense was James Snowell, with five catches for 54 yards and a TD.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 3, 1944 Steve "Punjab" Hedash throws a four-hitter to help Coaldale claim a 5-2 Panther Valley League win over Tamaqua. Hedash allows two unearned runs, walks three and strikes out three. He also chips in with two hits at the plate. Andy Semko finishes with two hits, two runs scored and a stolen base, while Al Zummers and Eddie Marasiak also collect two hits and a run scored.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The 21st annual Catasaqua Tournament of Champions tipped off this week at the Catasaqua Borough Playground.

In first round action taking place on Monday night, R.R. Frey Services champions of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission summer basketball league defeated Bangor Summer League champ Kaiser's Mulch, 49-36.

Monday, August 2, 2010
Vinnie Vella/times news Colts defensive coordinator "Chink" Connelly critiques some campers' defensive stances during an early-morning practice.