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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jim Thorpe Blue posted a Little League victory on Tuesday.

LITTLE LEAGUE

9-10 year old

Jim Thorpe Blue defeated Towamensing 8-5 in a battle of undefeated teams in the Panther Valley Little League 9-10 year old tournament.

Towamensing jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, but Jim Thorpe scored three runs in the top of the fourth to take a 5-2 advantage and never trailed after that.

Zach Searfoss also went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored three runs for Jim Thorpe. Nick Rosahac chipped in with two hits.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wilkes University head coach Jerry Rickrode has announced that Michael Sharpe has joined the men's basketball recruiting class for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Sharpe, a 6-5 forward who played at Pleasant Valley High School averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game as a senior this past season. He brought home multiple honors during his senior year, being named first team by the Mountain Valley Conference, The TIMES NEWS and Pocono Record.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 1989 A pair of seventh inning runs lift Franklin Township to a 6-4 District 18 Little League win over the Hazleton Nationals. Marc Sterling singles, steals two bases and scores on an error to produce the go-ahead and eventual winning run. Jamie Ross adds an insurance run with an RBI single. Sterling ends with two hits and three runs while Jesse Brown collects a pair of hits. Jason Muffley earns the pitching win, striking out 10 batters.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Sean Green of the Franklin Hurricanes easily beats the throw while stealing second base against Lower Nazareth Township. Franklin whipped Lower Nazareth, 22-3.

Tuesday night's Senior Babe Ruth playoff game between Lower Nazareth Township and Franklin Township became ugly to watch.

Then again, it could have been considered beautiful depending on which team was doing the watching.

From Franklin Township's perspective, it was definitely a view to behold.

The Hurricanes romped Lower Nazareth 22-3 in its National League losers' bracket playoff game. After scoring two runs in the first, the Canes went on to score five, five and ten runs over the next three innings to turn the game into a laugher.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jim Thorpe High School Athletic Director Dustin McAndrew has announced the following schedule for fall sports physicals:

All physicals will given on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the high school nurse's office:

8:30 10 a.m. - jr. high football

10-11 a.m. - jr. high girls basketball

11-12 p.m. - jr. high cross country

12:45- 3 p.m. - All varsity and JV sports.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Marian Softball Camp league awards

The Marian Fillies Softball Camp American League award winners are, front row, from left, Macy Alansky (bunting), Cealinn Erbe (hitting), Mykenzie Malaeusky(base running) and Emily Shaud (throwing and fielding). Back row, coaches/counselors Lindsay Nemeth, Kayla Knight, Michael DeAngelo, John DeAngelo, Mike Brennan, Shannon Skotek and Jeanne Cannon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Marian High School Athletic Director Stan Dakosty has announced the following schedule for fall sports physicals:

All physicals will given on Friday, July 22 at the high school:

10 a.m. - varsity football

10:45 a.m. - junior high football

11:15 a.m. - volleyball

11:30 a.m. - cross country

11:45 a.m. - golf

12 p.m. - cheerleaders/junior high girls basketball

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19, 1968 Dave Kunkle collects three hits, one a double, and scores two runs to help Tamaqua gain a 9-7 District 18 Little League win over McAdoo. Gary Zedonek adds two hits and two runs for the winners, who score twice in the seventh inning to earn the victory. Brian Turton gains the pitching win in relief, tossing five shutout innings. R. Polyak also chips in with a hit and two runs scored.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ALLENTOWN – The road to the big leagues is never the same and full of ups and downs. Joe Savery is no exception.

The Phillies first-round draft pick out of Rice University in 2007 started his trek as a starting pitcher. His climb was steady, reaching the IronPigs at the Triple-A level last season after notching 16 wins in Reading in 2009.

Last season in Lehigh Valley, the wheels came off on his road to Philly. A 1-12 campaign with an ERA of 4.66 left Savery with questions about his future as the numbers were deceiving.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tamaqua Blue banged out 14 hits en route to a 15-1 over Jim Thorpe Red that lasted four innings in the Panther Valley Little League 11-12 tournament.

Tanner Hamm had a two-run homer and a double, while Teague Schmidt and Brady Akins each had two hits. Kuczynski, Miller, Titus, Zwolenik, Barron, Derr, Evans and Schilling each had hits for Tamaqua.

For Jim Thorpe Red, Marykwas, Valdez and Cressman each had hits.

Tamaqua is now 4-0 in the PV tourney. Its next game will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Tamaqua against Franklin Township.

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