Monday, July 28, 2014

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Franklin Township opened the Babe Ruth 14U double-elimination tournament with a pair of victories.


14U Tournament

Franklin Twp.-Pottsville

Franklin Township kicked off the Babe Ruth 14U Tournament with an impressive 28-0 rout of Pottsville on Saturday.

Daniel Keer led Franklin Township with three hits and was also the winning pitcher. Johnny Herman, Zach Crum and Gabe Wagner all added two hits for Franklin.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) concluded a shortened week of competition this past week as Thursday's games were cancelled due to thunderstorms, but Tuesday saw a full day of competition with VBC Tomahawks and Valley Athletic Supply recording wins.

Tuesday's Results

Spiked Punch-Valley Athletic Supply

Valley Athletic Supply kept the league's best record well intact with a sweep of Spiked Punch with scores of 25-15, 25-12, and 25-15.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS District 18 9-10 South Division champions Jim Thorpe recently claimed the District 18 9-10 Little League South Division championship. Team members included, front row from left, James Chimenti, Rich Strack, Chip Baldassano, Adam Romanchik, Colby McHugh, Garrett Lienhard; middle row, Tim Tartaglia, D J Richebacher, David Richards, Lames Lordi, Anthony Vodo; back row, coaches Danny Chimenti, James Lordi and Tom Lienhard.

The champions in the South Division of District 18, ages 9-10 Little League All-Star competition, is Jim Thorpe, which finished as runner-up in the inter-league title. Team members are, front l-r, James Chimenti, Rich Strack, Chip Baldassano, Adam Romanchik, Colby McHugh, Garrett Lienhard; second row l-r, Tim Tartaglia, D J Richebacher, David Richards, Lames Lordi, Anthony Vodo, and coaches Danny Chimenti, James Lordi, and Tom Lienhard.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Tamaqua Area School District will be holding its annual fall "Meet the Raiders" Night on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sports' Stadium.

All fall sports' participants, cheerleaders and coaches will be recognized along with the Raider Marching Band who will perform its field show. The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tamaqua will be holding physicals for all 2014-15 sports on Tuesday, July 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 5 in the middle school nurse's office.

Recommended times for physicals are follows:

July 22 - 8-9:30 a.m. for grades 7-8; and 9:30-11:30 a.m. for grades 9-10.

Aug 5 - 8-9:30 a.m. for grades 11-12; and 9:30-11:30 a.m. for makeups.

Monday, July 7, 2014
bob ford/times news Juan Pablo Montoya (left) closes in on Tony Kanaan during Sunday's Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by Sunoco at Pocono Raceway. Montoya went on to win the race.

LONG POND - It's been a long time coming, but Juan Pablo Montoya is back in victory lane in an Indy car.

The Penske Racing driver took advantage of his Chevrolet's excellent fuel mileage to claim the win in the aptly named Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by Sunoco. The win was Montoya's first in nearly 14 years, a stat that was not lost on the Colombian.

Monday, July 7, 2014

It's evident that when it comes to the Penske Racing team, winning is pretty much everything. So much so that its drivers are willing to almost wreck each other to accomplish just that.

Penske drivers Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves, and Will Power all had strong showings on Sunday at the Pocono INDYCAR 500. Montoya got his first win since 2000 in an INDYCAR and Castroneves came through with a second place finish, while Power ended up 10th.

Monday, July 7, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe third baseman Rich Strack tosses ball to teammate Garrett Lienhard (15) at second base for an out.

The mentality of a little leaguer is much different than one of an older athlete and building confidence at a young age is crucial.

The Valley West Little League team was roaring with confidence, as it took on Jim Thorpe in the second game of the District 18 9-10 year-old championships.

Valley West came out of the gate scoring five runs in the first inning and never looked back as it defeated Jim Thorpe, 11-1, to sweep the best-of-three series.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7, 2004 Tamaqua rallies for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to gain a 7-6 walk-off win over Franklin Township in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament. Trailing by two runs, Tamaqua gets a bases-loaded walk from Tyler Rynkiewicz and a sacrifice fly from Ryan Palsgrove to tie game. Carl Wittig follows with a hit down the third base line to chase home the winning run. Mike Streisel tosses a scoreless sixth inning and gains the pitching win.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

MALLORYTOWN, Ontario – This year bass season in southern Ontario waters opened Saturday, June 21, and the majority of the anglers fishing out of Caiger's Resort, located along the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands Region, fired up their bass boats as the sun was still rising and headed to their favorite spots out in the river.