Monday, July 6, 2015

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
AP Photo Greg Owen, right, of England, reads the eighth green with his caddie Derek Kistler during the first round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament last Thursday, in Memphis, Tenn. Owen parred the hole. He finished second shooting 9-under for the weekend,

Derek Kistler has been around the game of golf since he was a young kid.

The Palmerton native has also played in a few golf championships along the way.

That's why it was no surprise to see him help caddie pro Greg Owen to a second place finish in the FedEx St. Jude championship in Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend, won by Fabian Gomez at 13-under, four strokesbetter than Owen who finished at 9-under.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Dom Pompa of the Franklin Hurricanes slides into second base safely as Ben Cordova of the Franklin Shockers reaches high to take the throw.

The Franklin Township Hurricanes and Franklin Township Shockers patiently waited out two rain delays before the umpires called the game, which was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth, officially due to several rain showers throughout their Keystone Senior Babe Ruth game last night.

With one out, and a 3-0 count on the Shockers' Donovan Buchinsky, the umpires called the Hurricanes off the field yet again due to another passing shower. Once the rain settled down, the umpires decided to call the game and have it continued another night due to poor field conditions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 16, 2009 Kyle Hunter collects four hits and also earns the pitching win as Lehighton edges South Parkland, 6-5, in Lehigh Valley Legion action. Hunter walks three and strikes out six in his seven innings of work. Shane McEvoy contributes two hits, one a homer, to the winning cause while Ryan Kuehn collects three hits and knocks in a pair of runs. Lehighton also receives three hits from Marc Schaffer.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Outdoor Calendar for June 13

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June 13

Locust Lake State Park

Barnesville, 6 p.m.

Native American storytelling by Dave McSurdy, at the Locust Lake State Park ampitheatre.

June 18-25

Pennsylvania Trappers Association Rendezvous

Schuylkill County Fairgrounds

Route 895

Schuylkill Haven

Saturday, June 13, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS The most important element for setting up a bird bath is location. Put it in the open, instead of near brush and trees where predators can hide.

Watching those southern hunting shows on television can make you jealous. Must be nice, you think, to be able to plant a food plot that's a magnet for deer and watch them pour into it at dusk.

Well, you can plant a food plot that's a magnet for wildlife. It will just be a smaller magnet, but just as powerful. And although you may not bring deer to your backyard, you can make it a better place for all kinds of animals and birds.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

June 13, 1993 Daryl Snyder's RBI single in the ninth inning lifts Lehighton to a 1-0 Lehigh Valley Legion victory over Northwestern. Mike Kmetz singles and steals second before Snyder delivers his game-winning hit. Snyder also earns the pitching win by tossing a scoreless ninth frame. Mike Petrucci throws eight scoreless innings for the winning squad and contributes two hits at the plate. Kmetz and Snyder both finish the contest with three hits.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Last week you read about a study that found formerly obese teens who successfully lost more than 30 pounds and kept off the weight for more than one year shared the same mindset. Their motivation for creating such a dramatic weight loss wasn't the desire to look better, the need to improve social status, or the hope of getting mom and dad to stop nagging.

For most, the desire came from a yearning I dare say more than a few readers share, one that so often gets squelched by the insane speed at which we live our lives: the hunger for better health.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Palmerton graduate and current University of Pennsylvania junior Kelsey Hay finished 13th in the javelin Thursday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Oregon.

Hay, who became the first woman in the school's track and field program to receive two outdoor All-America honors, had a top throw of 47.85 meters, or 157 feet, 0 inches.

The former Blue Bomber recently set an Ivy League javelin record at the NCAA East Preliminary Round when she posted a throw of 51.17 meters, or 167-10.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Brady Niehoff was solid on the mound and at the plate as the Franklin Township Shockers posted an 8-3 Keystone Senior Babe Ruth win over the Towamensing Yankees on Thursday.

Niehoff tossed six innings, allowing just three hits and two unearned runs. He walked two and struck out five. Niehoff also added a pair of hits, one a double, scored a run and knocked in one.

The Shockers also received two hits, two runs and an RBI from Donovan Buchinsky while Taylor David added two hits and an RBI. Daniel Keer and Jordan McElmoyle each chipped in with a hit and RBI.

Friday, June 12, 2015

June 12, 1948 Palmerton's Costenbader pitches a three-hit shutout to lead his team to a 3-0 Tri-County League win over Summit Hill. Costenbader strikes out 10 batters in the nine-inning effort. Kresge collects three hits for the winners while Oplinger adds two hits and a run scored. Stefkovic also chips in with a hit and a run. For the Hillers, Eddie Sommers strikes out 10 despite suffering the loss.