Monday, June 29, 2015

Local Sports

Saturday, June 6, 2015

June 6, 1954 Lee Kuntz has a solid day on the mound and at the plate to help Weissport post a 7-4 Upper Lehigh Valley League victory over Little Gap. Kuntz scatters seven hits over nine innings in gaining the pitching win and collects a hit and two runs on offense. Gerry Rothermel contributes a two-run triple and run scored for the winners, while Heptner adds a double and run. Weispport also receives a hit and run from Eckhart and Ruff.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Lindsay Brooks, Lenhartsville, prepares to take her German wirehaired pointer Colbie out of his travel crate. His leash is snapped to his collar, but he's been taught to wait until released before stepping from the crate. Nearby are Colbie's water and water dish, as well as an old towel to clean his feet if needed, before he returns to the crate.

Come! Vacation with the Family Dog

Families often create a summer vacation trip checklist. It might go something like this: toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo and conditioner, underwear, socks, t-shirts, sneakers and sandals, camera, prescription medications, bathing suit and sunglasses. If they're going to drive, they might add a list for the vehicle, such as a DVD selection, cooler with snacks and drinks, and first aid kit.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

To get "the call" is the dream of every baseball player. That chance to play major league baseball is fleeting and everything you work for can be gone in a moment, and then you have start all over again.

Anthony Vasquez, the IronPig's newest lefty starter, is living that world.

The 28-year old lefty with MLB rookie status is at the top of his craft with a 3-1 record at Lehigh Valley after his 7.2 shutout innings Thursday night. He has a 1.64 ERA and is slowly working his way into the eyes of the Philadelphia top brass.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
BRAD HURLEY/TIMES NEWS Kurt Busch circles Pocono Raceway as he claims the pole for the Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400 that will take place this Sunday at the Long Pond tri-oval. Busch's top speed was 177.599 miles per hour.

LONG POND - If Friday's qualifying session is a sign of things to come for Sunday's Axalta 'We Paint Winners 400' then race fans are certainly in for quite an exciting day.

Kevin Harvick controlled the first two rounds of qualifying, but when it was all said and done Stewart-Hass driver Kurt Busch was the man standing in pit lane with the Coors Light Pole Award. Busch claimed the top spot with a lap time of 50.676 seconds (177.599 mph)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Every now and then when I'm reading research, a phrase just resonates, and I find myself more intrigued by the images and ideas it evokes than the results of the study overall. As a result, the article you're about to read features the former and not the latter.

The phrase: "an opportunity to re-make yourself."

The speaker: Chad Jensen, a psychologist at Brigham Young University.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Tamaqua Legion team picked up a win in the Schuykill-Berks Legion League on Tjursday.



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Matt Roberts had 15 strikeouts and Tamaqua scored seven runs in two innings en route to a 9-1 win over Schuylkill Valley.

Casey Rother had a double and four RBIs, while Adam Bates and Brad Fedor added two hits and one RBI each for the Blue Sox.

Jeff Yordy had two hits for Schuylkill Valley.

Roberts allowed just four hits and one earned run in getting the win. Jeff Yordy suffered the loss.

Friday, June 5, 2015

June 5, 2008 Nate Kester's RBI single in the eighth inning lifts Northwestern to a 3-2 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Coplay. With the score tied, Ernie Ruch triples ahead of Kester's key hit. Kester also starts the game on the mound, allowing two runs, two walks and six hits over five innings. He also strikes out six batters. Gio Fricchione tosses three scoreless innings in relief, allowing no hits while fanning eight, to earn the victory.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Pennsylvania State Police will put special traffic patterns into effect to help motorists attending the AXALTA "We Paint Winners" 400 NASCAR race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond.

The entire weekend will bring many race fans to the Poconos. Motorists should expect higher traffic volume and possible delays not only on Route 115 and I-80, but also on State Routes 209, 940 and 903. Those who normally use Route 115 to travel through the area should consider using I-80, Route 33, Route 209, and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike as alternate routes.

Friday, June 5, 2015
nicole salazar/special to the times news Panther Valley Breaker Boys players head to the sideline during a recent game. The Breaker Boys open postseason play on Saturday in Summit Hil.

The traditional football seasons might be well over two calendar months away, but there is one Pennsylvania semi-professional league which will kick off its postseason tomorrow.

The Great Eastern Football Association is in its 11th year of action. The GEFA is now composed of 18 teams and separated into two divisions. The league ranges as far south as Lancaster and even has a few teams out west surrounding the State College area. After a 10-week regular season, a team full of local players known as the Panther Valley Breaker Boys earned a 7-3 overall record.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 4, 1985 Bernie Comfort's two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning helps lift Northwestern to a 2-1 win over Bristol in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA state softball playoffs. Walks to Susan Geiger, Joell Martrich and Denise Heintzelman load the bases before Comfort lines a 1-1 pitch to right to give the Tigers the lead. Candice Snyder scatters seven hits to earn the pitching win. She strikes out four and doesn't walk a batter. Other hits for Northwestern, coached by Hope Donnell, come from Geiger, Heintzelman and Denise Davidhesier.