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Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8, 1993 Northwestern rallies from a seven-run deficit to gain a 9-8 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over Salisbury. Trailing 7-0, the winners send 12 men to the plate in the fourth inning to tie the game. Chad Farber collects a key double in the frame while Andrew Mack and Scott Reitz add run-scoring hits. Reitz triples and scores the go-ahead run on a Josh Friebolin hit in the sixth inning. Jason Fuhrman, who escapes a bases-loaded jam, one-out jam in the seventh, gains the pitching win.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Birches advanced to the next round of the Norco Legion playoffs, while Tamaqua faced elimination tonight in Berks-Schuylkill Legion action.


Birches-Wind Gap

The Birches picked up a 12-7 victory over Wind Gap to sweep the best-of-three quarterfinal round series in Norco Legion playoff action.

Travis Raseley banged out three hits, scored three runs and added four RBIs for the Birches. Joe Weismith added three hits and four RBIs.

Xavier Hammond pitched the entire game to get the win.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tamaqua Area High School will be holding 2011-12 sports physicals on Monday, July 11 and on Monday, Aug. 8.

On Monday, July 11 physicals will take place for all sports for students entering grades 7-10. Those in grades 7-8 will have physicals from 8-9:30 a.m. while those in grades 9-10 will have them from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

On Monday, Aug. 9 physicals will take place for juniors and seniors in all sports from 8-9:30 a.m. Make-ups will also take place that day from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7, 1974 Conrad "Smokey" Everett collects three hits, scores three runs and knocks in one to help Palmerton post an 8-6 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Fountain Hill. Kerry Solt adds two hits, one a homer, and three RBIs while winning pitcher Dean Meckes contributes a pair of hits and two RBIs. The winners also receive two hits from Joe Kavusak and Mike Koma.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Bowmanstown Palmerton Baseball Softball Association will host the Central Whitehall League Ron Appel Memorial All-Star Baseball games this year. It will be the first time the organization has hosted the annual All-Star tripleheader.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Pleasant Valley's Derrik Walling drops his bat after laying down a bunt.

SAYLORSBURG - Heading into game one of his team's three-game playoff series with Wind Gap, Birches' manager Allen Faust decided to hand Russell Baldino the ball.

As it has been for most of the legion season, Faust's decision turned out to be the correct one.

Baldino fired a complete-game four-hitter to lead his Birches team to a 6-1 victory over Wind Gap. The senior from Pleasant Valley allowed an early run, but settled down and allowed just three hits the rest of the way. The win gives the Birches a 1-0 lead over Wind Gap in the NORCO Legion quarterfinals.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Guerilla Squad, Cuz-N-Joe's Place and Ryan's Oil & Heating all stayed undefeated in the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission Basketball League.


Lucky's Deli-PVI

Progressive Vision Institute held on for a 57-49 victory over Lucky's Deli.

Matt Brown had 23 points for Progressive Vision Institute.

Bill Cuff scored 12 points for Lucky's Deli.

R.R. Frey-B & R Gym

R.R. Frey Services dominated B & R Gym from start to finish en route to a 76-39 victory.

Jeremy Frey scored 23 points and added three treys for R.R. Frey Services.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tamaqua Blue captured the District 18 9-10 year-old championship to highlight youth baseball league action on Tuesday.

In other action, Tamaqua opened Schuylkill-Berks Legion playoff action and Northern Valley closed out Lehigh Valley Legion regular season play.


D-18 9-10 YEAR-OLD

Tamaqua Blue-Towamensing

The Tamaqua Blue scored four runs in the top of the fifth to post a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Towamensing Township to win the District 18 9-10-year old South Division title at McGarvey's Field in Jim Thorpe on.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 6, 1966 Three Lehighton players contribute to the North's 7-1 victory over the South in the annual Lehigh Valley Legion all-star game in Coplay. Joe Metzger gains the pitching win, allowing just one hit in his three innings of work. Ray Knecht delivers a two-run single during the North's four-run fifth inning while Mike Bronko chips in with a run scored.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
special to the times news/Kathy Schwartz, Jim Thorpe Little League

Tamaqua Blue captured the South Division championship of the District 18 9-10 year-old Little League Tournament. Tamaqua Blue will now face North Division champ Valley West in a best-of-three championship series that begins Thursday night in Jim Thorpe. Team members include, front row, from left, Brandon Mader, Brayden Knoblauch, Michael Bonetsky, Cody Hamm, Nick Onea and Nate Boyle. Second row, Matt Gazdick, Derian Stianche, Matthew Kistler, Brady Moyer, Nick Breiner and Mason Dolinsky. Back row, Rich Stianche, Darryl Breiner, Scott Hamm and Steve Bonetsky.