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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Tony Stewart climbs out of his Home Depot Chevrolet after qualifying on the pole with a speed of 171.393 mph fpr Sunday's Sprint Cup 500-mile race at Pocono.

LONG POND - Last August, Tony Stewart was awarded the pole position by default at the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 thanks to some rainy weather and being atop the points standings.

This time around, Stewart wasn't handed the lead spot. He earned it.

The driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet Impala claimed his third pole in the last four races at Pocono, as he finished qualifying with a time of 52.511 seconds and a speed of 171.393 miles-per-hour. He bettered his practice time from earlier in the day by nearly one second and three mph.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2010-11 waterfowl hunting seasons. The session will be held Friday, Aug. 6, beginning at 1 p.m., at Haldeman Island State Game Land 290, directly across from the Ranch House Restaurant along Routes 11/15 near Amity Hall.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

We prefer fast food. They prefer good food which leads to better health. How else can you interpret the numbers used by Peg Moline, in her Editor's Letter in the June issue of Natural Health?

"The U.S. uses 16 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) for health care and Americans spend just under 6 percent of their income on food," she writes. "In contrast, Europeans spend as much as 18 percent on food and just 8.6 percent on health care."

Saturday, July 31, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jeff Burton's No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet sits outside of the garages at Pocono Raceway prior to qualifying on Friday. Burton will start 8th on Sunday in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.

LONG POND – Saving the sport of NASCAR.

Although the statement does seem like a bit of a stretch, recent attendance and poor economic times in a sport that greatly relies on blue collar fans, has shown a decline with the likelihood to show more problems than solutions.

One solution to limit the negative and critical outbursts by drivers has placed NASCAR in the center of a swirling wind that some say smells foul. With 200 laps on Sunday around a racetrack called the Tricky-Triangle, drivers will have a tough time controlling what they say.

Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30, 1983 A solid game on the mound and at the plate by George Harris allows Lehighton to gain a 5-4 Pocono Mountain League win over the Tamaqua Travelers. Harris gives up just six hits and strikes out six to earn the pitching victory. Offensively he slugs a two-run homer and a two-run double. Harris also scores the winning run on an RBI single by Dan David. Lehighton also receives a double and run scored from Mike Galasso.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I love going to sporting events, especially baseball games.

And while I enjoy the competition and watching the talents of the players involved, there's another part of the game that also interests me.

Checking out the fans.

Fans come in all shapes and sizes, they have so many different personalities, and they cheer for their teams in numerous ways.

Whether it's at a youth soccer game or a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, something happens to people when you take them out of their normal everyday lives and put them in attendance at a stadium.

Friday, July 30, 2010

ALLENTOWN – You need to be as perfect as you can be to beat a team like the Durham Bulls.

IronPig starter Brian Mazone put forth his best effort, but the speed and the depth of last year's International League Champions proved to be too much once again yesterday morning as Durham took the third game of the series, 2-1 in 11 innings.

With their fourth straight close loss, the IronPigs are struggling to get their hitting to match their pitching. After losing 6-3 in 15 innings, they dropped a 5-3 loss to Durham on Tuesday and a 3-2 decision on Wednesday.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Frank Rossi and Tony Dominic both hit home runs to help lead Lansford to an 11-2 win over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League Tournament. Rossi smashes a two-run blast and Dominic belts a solo homer during a five-run first inning. Mark Piscelli contributes a two-run single, Emmett McCall delivers an RBI double, and Ed Shubeck singles and scores two runs for the winners. Frank Navratil earns the mound victory, striking out five batters.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This past spring, the TIMES NEWS area had one of its football teams put together an amazing playoff run to cap off its best season in its two year existence.

Chances are not many people have even heard of this team. That's all about to change.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The championship for the 2010 Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission's summer basketball league is set for Friday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the North and Middle Ward Playground. Defending 2009 summer champions R.R. Frey Services will face reigning 2010 winter champs Service Electric. The match-up marks the third consecutive time the two teams have played for an ESRC basketball championship.


Wednesday, July 30

R.R. Frey Services-Cuz-N-Joe's Place