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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission summer volleyball championship will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. Top seed Valley Athletic Supply will face the winner of the Sandstorm, Volleyball Cronies match, that will resume Thursday at 5:30 p.m., as the two could not complete the match due to darkness. The best of five series is tied 2-2, and the final game will be played to 15.

Semifinals

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Adult Men's Summer Basketball League championship game is set for tonight. Highland Beverages and Molly Maguires advanced to the title game with semifinal wins last week.

Highland-Getz's

Highland Beverages stunned Getz's Transportation with a 62-48 victory to prevent last year's champions from defending their title.

Derick Reis sparked Highland Beverages with five treys for a game-high 15 points, while Brad Hurley ended up with 14.

Kyle Busocker led Getz's Transportation with 14 points, while Eric Busocker chipped in with 13.

Molly Maguires-

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11, 1994 Adam "Bud" Watts slugs a two-run homer in the sixth inning to snap a tie and lift Tamaqua to an 8-6 victory over Nesquehoning in the Panther Valley Little League tournament championship game. Kyle Spotts collects three hits, one a double, while Ryan Wertman and Adam Knoblauch both finish with two hits. Tony Pieracini adds a triple and two RBI, and Jimmie Barron earns the pitching win.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Kovatch donating car for hole-in-one

The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual golf outing will be held at Blue Ridge Country Club on Friday, Aug. 20. The tournament will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For more information, call the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce at 610-379-5000 or email to mail@carboncountychamber.org. A 2010 Ford Fusion Sport, donated by Kovatch Ford in Nesquehoning, will be given away for a Hole in One. Standing next to the car are golf tourney committee members, from left, Jack Sturm(co-chairman), Jennifer Lesher, Ralph Cortazzo, Sheila Knappenberger, Marj Federanich and Dave Kurz.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 7, 1963 A pair of home runs from Christy Lisella helps Summit Hill gain a 10-3 win over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Lisella drills a two-run blast in the third inning and then connects for a grand slam in the sixth. "Gitchy" Goyda and Dan Snoha each finish with two hits and two runs scored while winning pitcher Miller strikes out seven batters. John Fada also chips in with three hits while "Flexer" Novak adds two.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIV. OF SOUTH FLORIDA ATHLETICS Casey Wagner, a Tamaqua Area High School graduate, has continued to set records in the javelin while competing at the University of South Florida.

It was as a sophomore in high school that Casey Wagner picked up the javelin for the first time.

Throwing the javelin has since become a way of life for the Quakake native, and it has taken her all over the country and even abroad.

Wagner, a 2008 Tamaqua Area High School graduate, has completed her sophomore year at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and has surpassed her own school record in the javelin that she established as a freshman.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ALLENTOWN – If there was any question about the health of Shane Victorino it was answered in the first inning of last night's 6-0 Lehigh Valley loss to the Buffalo Bison.

The Phillies outfielder who is recovering from a strained left abdominal muscle, had singled with one out to delight of the 10,000 fans at Coca-Cola Park. John Mayberry then followed with a chopper to short to set up a taylor-made double play.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Peter Wernett

Peter Wernett is a 1956 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. He lettered in both baseball and football and was a member of the first football team in Jim Thorpe High School history.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Palmerton players entering grades 9 through 12 that plan on playing football this season should get their equipment at the field house this week Wednesday, or Thursday from 7:30-10 a.m. Junior High players will receive their equipment at the Tuesday night workout at 5:30 p.m.

If there are any questions, email football@palmerton.org

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tamaqua's Jordan Nowacki and Emily Zancofsky were both members of the Wyoming Valley Vipers softball team that recently participated in the Eastern Nationals in Dayton, Ohio.

The Vipers are a 16u team based in Dallas, PA. The team finished fifth out of 32 at the Eastern Nationals. The team was competing against top teams from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The team also took a second-place finish at the state tournament, which was held in York.