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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5, 1981 Seven TIMES NEWS area players take part in the annual Lehigh Valley Legion all-star game at Coplay. Northwestern's Scott Adams, Fred Tomasko, Barry Snyder and Scott Schellhamer, Palmerton's Robbie Endres and Tom Wargo, and Lehighton's Caszy Kosciolek all are members of the North squad, which earns an 11-4 victory. Kosciolek, Adams and Endres all pitch a scoreless inning for the winners while Snyder and Wargo each contribute an RBI single.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Panther Valley Little Tournament will begin its 11-12 year old bracket this weekend, with the 9-10 year old bracket beginning play on Monday, July 11.

This year's 11-12 tournament will be made up of nine teams. Franklin Township, Towamensing, Anthracite, Weatherly, Tamaqua Blue, Tamaqua White, Jim Thorpe Blue and Jim Thorpe Red are the entries.

The 9-10 bracket consists of 10 teams. Franklin Township, Anthracite White, Anthracite Gray, Jim Thorpe Red, Jim Thorpe Blue, Tamaqua Blue, Tamaqua White, Weatherly, Lansford and Towamensing.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Three prominent members of the first-place Lehigh Valley IronPigs C Erik Kratz, RHP Michael Schwimer and LHP Mike Zagurski were chosen to participate in the 24th annual Triple-A All-Star Game to be played on July 13 at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, the International League announced today. The 2011 Triple-A All-Star Game will be nationally televised on MLB Network, beginning at 9 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, July 13.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

With Chronic Wasting Disease discovered approximately 10 miles south of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line, the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting to a revised set of emergency powers to enable the agency's executive director to take actions to mitigate risk factors and to determine the prevalence and geographic distribution of CWD.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 2, 1998 Nick Mangold tosses a four-hitter and strikes out 13 batters to help Lehighton gain an 11-3 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Northwestern. The winners collect 18 hits in the contest, with Travis Hunsicker leading the way. Hunsicker finishes with three hits, two runs scored, a pair of RBI and three stolen bases. Adam Hausman adds three hits and two runs, while Casey Hydro belts a home run. For Northwestern, Ryan Wagner slugs a two-run homer.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

HARRISBURG – In what amounted to a case of "If you pass it, we will approve it," the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners took the final regulatory step toward allowing an adult mentor to transfer an antlerless deer license to a Mentored Youth Hunting Program participant at Tuesday's quarterly meeting at agency headquarters.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

It's a fountainhead of frustration for all teachers everywhere. It's that student who has created nothing but chaos in your classroom saying he's seen the error in his ways and asking for the lengthy list of missed assignments as well your help in changing his failing grade.

With six weeks left of school.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1, 1976 Northwestern rallies for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Southern Lehigh. Dave Oswald opens the winning frame with a double and Ron Weiner homers to tie the contest. A single, error, walk and wild pitch allow the game-winner to score. Wiener and Oswald each finish the contest with two hits and two runs scored while Wolf keeps Southern Lehigh scoreless over the final three innings to gain the pitching win.

Friday, July 1, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Jayden Hensley of the Franklin Township Shockers avoids being picked off at first base.

When opportunity knocks on the door, one's got to let it in.

In case of the Franklin Township Shockers, they were the ones holding the door wide open a few times for McAdoo/Tresckow Nationals last night.

The Nationals scored single runs in three seperate innings, but it was a four-run third and a three-run fourth which helped propel the hosts to a 10-4 Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League win over Franklin Township.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The college football scene is suffering. Chaos and mayhem are the norm in college football.

With USC on probation for former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush's transgressions and the current "tattoo-gate" with former Ohio State quarterback Terrell Prior, two storied programs are in big trouble with Ohio State sure to join USC on the list of absentees in post-season play.