Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Local Sports

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The semifinals of the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Summer Volleyball League took place last Thursday at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.

Thursday's Results

#5 VBC Tomahawks-

#4 Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It? won the play-in game series against VBC Tomahawks by scores of 22-25, 25-11, and 15-9 to advance to the semifinals.

Tricia McElmoyle was the leading scorer for Can You Dig It? with 12 service points and two aces.

Holly Hinkle led VBC Tomahawks with five points.

#3 Spiked Punch-

#2 Victorious Secret

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 12, 1946 Imrich Sarabok scatters six hits and makes two first-inning runs stand up for Summit Hill in a 2-1 victory over Lansford. Sarabok loses his shutout bid in the ninth inning, and finishes with five strikeouts and two walks. Steve Robin rips a double and scores a run in the first frame while Billy Haldeman adds a single and run scored. Walt Zuber collects a pair of hits for the winners. For Lansford, "Dubby" Derby bangs out two hits.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
ESRC crowns 4-on-4 volleyball champions

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) held its 15th annual co-ed quads volleyball tournament on Saturday at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale. The winning team was comprised of, from left, of TJ O'Connor, Kiersten Sandler, Mary Horvat and Nick Marrongelle. They finished first in pool play with a 4-2 record and won both of their playoff matches enroute to the championship.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KUTZTOWN - The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) released its preseason football poll, selected by the conference's coaches, on Monday at two league media days.

In the East Division, West Chester received seven of eight first-place votes, and was selected as the division's top team at the PSAC East Football Media Day at Kutztown University. East Stroudsburg is ranked No. 2 in the East Division preseason poll, while last season's champion, Bloomsburg, sits third.

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11, 1998 Clark Hansler tosses a four-inning no-hitter as Franklin Township rolls to a 15-0 win over Blue Mountain in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Hansler records 10 strikeouts in the victory and receives plenty of offensive support. Joshua Sheckler and Ricky Strohl both contribute two-run singles while Todd Remaley, Joey Mooney and Matt Breiner each add RBI hits.

Monday, August 11, 2014
Jim Thorpe football players run through an open field tackle drill during the first day of full contact practice Monday morning.

Fall sports teams throughout the area held their first official practices today.

Times News photographer Bob Ford will attend the football practices of all nine local teams this week to capture the action as teams prepare for their season openers on Aug. 29.

This morning, Ford visited three Anthracite League schools.

Monday, August 11, 2014

If you're a racing fan and if you've been to enough races or watched enough races, you know it's common to see tempers flare.

It's part of the drama and allure of racing whether it be at a short track like our local Mahoning Valley Speedway or a famous Sprint Cup track like nearby Pocono International Raceway.

Retaliation in racing has always been welcomed. If a racer thought he was wronged and then retaliated nobody batted an eye lash.

Hopefully now, all that has changed.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall. Cocktail hour will begin at 5 p.m., Dinner at 6 p.m., the Induction Ceremonies at 7:15 p.m. and entertainment will follow beginning at 8:30p.m.

Tickets for the induction ceremonies and the entire evening can be obtained by calling Craig Zurn at 570-325-3855/3631, Ron Sheehan at 570-325-4244, Wilmer Redline at 570-325-3073 or Jack Kmetz at 570-325-4923.

Following are the 2014 inductees:

Craig Zurn

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 9, 1971 George Forster pitches a one-hitter to help Tamaqua gain a 5-2 victory over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Forster loses his no-hit bid in the sixth inning. Steve Houser leads the way offensively with three hits, one of them a two-run single. Greg Rottet adds two hits, including a two-run double while Joe Holmberg contributes a pair of hits and two runs scored. The winners also receive two RBIs from John Tracy and a hit and run scored from Terry Knoblauch.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Area gridiron teams will take part in their first official day of pre-season on Monday as the high school football season is set to begin.

There are plenty of Times News area teams that are looking to get back to the postseason, while others are trying to bounce back from subpar 2013 campaigns.