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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.

GOLF

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.

LOURDES REGIONAL (366)

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

JIM THORPE (390)

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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Panther Valley and Marian pulled out wins on the links on Monday with both needing a one-hole playoff to do it.

GOLF

Weatherly-Sch. Haven

Schuylkill Haven downed Weatherly in its Schuylkill League golf match on Monday, winning 385-449.

The Hurricanes' Phil Dohner was the low-man on the day, as he fired a 95.

Robert Adams led the Wreckers with a 105.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN (385)

Phil Dohner 95, Ian Glanzmann 96, Doug Steffe 96, Shane Berger 98

WEATHERLY (449)

Robert Adams 105, Josh Reiner 112, Tanner Titus 115, Garrett Titus 117

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - So, what's the baseline?

Brett Myers threw seven sharp innings against his former team, Carlos Lee hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth and the Houston Astros took advantage of a controversial call to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Monday night.

The wild card-leading Phillies, who entered 2 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the NL East, lost for just the sixth time in their last 30 home games.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DENVER (AP) That's the Todd Helton of old.

Usually that term's been used in front of his name during his summer of struggles at the plate.

Helton capped his first four-hit game in more than a year with a tiebreaking RBI single off lefty Jonny Venters in the eighth inning Monday night that lifted the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.

"I don't know if it's satisfaction or surprise," Helton said of his first four-hit night since July 16, 2009, against San Diego.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Divorced. Single dad. Golf game still to be determined.

And so, after nine months of turmoil over his extramarital affairs, now begins the next chapter in the life and times of Tiger Woods.

In a hearing that lasted no more than 10 minutes in a Florida judge's chambers, Woods and his Swedish-born wife officially divorced Monday.

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," Woods and Elin Nordegren said in a joint statement released by their lawyers.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The 7 Card Stud Modified wild card 35-lap race at Mahoning Valley Speedway Saturday was shaping up to be a great dogfight as co-point leaders John Bennett and Don Wagner were racing one-two but with 13 laps complete rain began to fall and the event was halted.

Troy Bollinger, Chip Santee and Joe Mooney filled out the front five at the time of the stoppage.

No date has been set for the conclusion of the race.

All other classes did get their features in including a pair of thrillers in the Late Models and Street Stocks.