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Monday, July 26, 2010

ALLENTOWN – Coca Cola Park has always been a fun outing for the family. Finally, it is becoming a fun place for the players too.

Last night, the IronPigs fought through inconsistency to come from behind to beat the Norfolk Tide 3-2.

"What is making this fun right now is that they are not quitting and playing hard," Huppert said. "They are not looking at our record and going out there hard every day in every inning."

Monday, July 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jamie McMurray's a big believer in fate, that things work out in the end if you just keep at it.

It's an ethos that's buoyed the NASCAR driver throughout his often bumpy career, one that's been a mixed bag at best, disappointing at worst.

McMurray remained upbeat last summer when he knew he was on his way out at Roush-Fenway Racing, optimistic he'd eventually find a new home. Opportunity came in a surprising place: driving for Chip Ganassi, the owner he'd left five years earlier for the deeper pockets at RFR.

Monday, July 26, 2010

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Andre Dawson left a lasting impression on the ballfield with his true grit and sense of integrity. His eloquent speech upon entering the pantheon of baseball's greatest stars likely won't soon be forgotten, either.

At his induction Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Dawson charmed the audience with a series of jokes, praised the game that gave him a chance in life, chastised those who tarnished its image, and lamented that so many loved ones were not present to share his joy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Franklin Township Hurricanes were eliminated from the Keystone Babe Ruth playoffs and the Franklin 15-year old Babe Ruth All-Stars were ousted from the Pennsylvania State tournament over the weekend.

KEYSTONE SENIOR

BABE RUTH

FT Hurricanes-

Bushkill Minutemen

The Hurricanes managed two runs in the top of the first and that was it as they were eliminated by the Hurricanes by a 8-2 score on Saturday.

Adam Recker got the win in the National Division Final, while Dave Behler suffered the loss.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Physicals for Marian High School students who will participate in the Fall sports season will be given on Thursday, July 29, at the school in Hometown.

The schedule is as follows: varsity football, 5 p.m.; junior high football, 5:45 p.m.; cross country, 6:15 p.m.; golf, 6:30 p.m.; volleyball, 7 p.m.; and cheerleading, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The familiar faces continue to disappear from Eagles training camps at Lehigh University.

Last year it was Brian Dawkins, and this year Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook will be no shows when camp opens July 26. Losing arguably your best quarterback and running back in franchise history certainly signifies times are a changin' for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

ALLENTOWN – The IronPigs are off to a great start to the second half of the season. After losing the first games at Louisville, the IronPigs finished up by winning five of the last six games including a four game sweep of Indianapolis.

"Everything went our way with the timely hitting. Every time we fell behind or they tied it up we came right back and scored a run, or two, or three," manager Dave Huppert said.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

KEMPTON – Here is some advice – free of charge – from the folks who maintain Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as one of the most-visited, year-around outdoors destinations in the Northeast: "Take a hike."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists are seeking assistance from residents in a regional monitoring effort to collect bat maternity colony data this summer. This monitoring is especially important due to the mortalities in bat populations throughout the northeastern United States, including Pennsylvania, being caused by White-Nose Syndrome.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Valley Athletic Supply has a seven game lead on Sandstorm in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's summer volleyball league.

The two teams played on Tuesday, with Valley Athletic sweeping Sandstorm in all three games.

Tuesday, July 20

Pup N' Suds-

Volleyball Cronies

Pup N' Suds defeated Volleyball Cronies in two games by scores of 25-23, 22-25, 25-22.

Brittany Homcha led Pup N' Suds with 18 service points. Connor Trainer added 13 service points for Pup N' Suds.

Kirsten Sandler had 15 service points for Volleyball Cronies.