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Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2, 1963 Lefty Dave Reed tosses a two-hitter to lead Tamaqua to a 3-2 win over Nesquehoning in the opening round of the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Francis Boyle collects three hits and scores a run for the winners while Harry Wallaesa contributes a pair of hits and also scores a run.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The final week of the regular season for the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's summer volleyball league is set for this week. Valley Athletic Supply sits comfortably in first-place, and Sandstorm is in second-place.

Tuesday, July 27

Volleyball Cronies-Highwood USA

Volleyball Cronies defeated Highwood USA in two games by scores of 15-25, 25-13, 25-22. Chris Fallabel had 24 service points for Volleyball Cronies, including seven aces.

Jim Martin led 13 service points for Highwood USA.

Valley Ath. Supply-Pup N' Suds

Monday, August 2, 2010

Reigning Mahoning Valley Speedway track Kingpin John Bennett of Lehighton was back to his usual ways of making daring passes and driving off to victory.

The all-time leader in just about everything at the always demanding 14-mile made a slingshot move underneath Tyler Haydt with ten laps to go then held off a pair New Jersey aces in Don Wagner and Rob Shultz in capturing his fourth win of the season.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

During the monthly meeting of the Lehighton Area School Board on Monday, two athletic coaches resigned from their posts for the 2010-2011 season.

Dennis Semmel resigned as the head golf coach; while Aaron Foulk resigned from his position as JV boys' basketball coach.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Make-Up Physicals for all Panther Valley Fall Sports will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nurse's Room at the Panther Valley High School.

A PIAA form must be on file with the nurse or you will not receive a physical.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The 1992 girls' softball team made history at Jim Thorpe by becoming the first and only championship girls' softball team in the history of the school.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31, 1955 Johnny "Doley" Smith blasts a two-run homer to help the Jim Thorpe Indians claim the Carbon-Schuylkill League title with a 4-1 victory over Bowmanstown. Louie Huber gains the pitching win, tossing all nine innings. Roy Gover collects two hits, one a triple, and scores two runs while "X" Wernett finishes with a pair of hits and an RBI. For Bowmanstown, Mel Everett bangs out three hits and scores a run.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Although concurrent black bear-deer hunting has been eliminated this year in Pennsylvania, the state's hunters – especially those in the northeast – will be able to extend their bear season in New Jersey.

Yes, after five years of political stonewalling, New Jersey will have a black bear hunting season in December.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Getz's Transportation and Mauch Chunk Pharmacy ran their records to 6-1 and stayed on top of the standings in the Jim Thorpe Summer Basketball League last week.

Getz's-Molly Maguires

Eric Busocker and Dennis McGinley led Getz's with 21 and 19 points respectively. Molly's was paced by Matt Yaich's 17.

MC Pharmacy-Highlands Bev.

Jason Miller netted 14 for Mauch Chunk, while his cousin Jan Miller added 10. Brad Hurley dropped a game-high 26 for Highland. Derick Reis chipped in with 13.

St. Lukes Rehab-JTNB

Saturday, July 31, 2010
John Patton will replace Mick Stefanek as Marian head boys bsketball coach.

John Patton never aspired to be a head boys basketball coach.

But he always knew if he ever got the chance, it would only be at one place.

On Friday, that one place officially named him its new mentor.

"My initial thought was it was certainly not something I expected, but it's something I look forward to doing," said Patton. "I never envisioned being an assistant coach let alone a head coach, but I would never coach anywhere but Marian," said Patton. "I'm happy to be part of this program."