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Local Sports

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Palmerton Area School Board approved 13 athletic and two extra-curricular positions at their meeting Tuesday night. Nine of the positions will receive a stipend with the amount dependent on pending contract negotiations. Six of the positions are volunteer capacity.

The approved positions that will receive a stipend include:

• Head softball coach – Bob Hock

• Head Track coach – Jeff Minnich

• Assistant track coaches – Austin Cseh, Wynn Cseh, Jim Hay, Bill Stoudt

• Middle School track coach – Tyrone Lewis

• Cheerleader advisor – Christine Delong

Monday, June 27, 2016

At the bullring ¼-mile Mahoning Valley Speedway on a sizzling Saturday night, there was beating and banging, there were spins and dings and there was action galore, and that was just in the Modified feature.

It was a race that was a slugfest in every sense of the word and after all was said and done, standing tall in Victory Lane after a hard-fought battle was Austin Kochenash, claiming his first win of the season.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Weatherly earned its second consecutive Valley Babe Ruth Junior Division title in dominant fashion Friday.



Weatherly won the Valley Babe Ruth Junior Division championship for the second straight year Friday, topping West Hazleton 11-1 in five innings.

Carl McHugh fired a complete game four-hitter. Adam Keselicka singled three times and had a triple. Steph Yurchak and Jeremy Moser each doubled and singled, while Trevor Hoffman doubled. Daniel Gendimenico and Brandon Dagrosa added singles.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Colts’ Nahas takes his game to the next level

The difference between a good season and a great season is often the offseason.

Marian baseball coach Tony Radocha preached that to his team.

Marian pitcher Joe Nahas proved that to his teammates.

A year ago, Nahas was a good pitcher, on a good high school team, heading to a good Division 3 college to play baseball.

But Nahas wasn’t satisfied with good. He wanted more — and he got it.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tamaqua and Berlinsville used big innings to claim local victories.



On the strength of a seven-run second inning, Tamaqua cruised to a 9-1 victory over Minersville.

Josh Inama and Matt Minchhoff each had three hits for the Blue Sox (5-9). Brady Moyer and Noah Evans collected two hits, and Nick Breiner drove in three runs.

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E. Stroudsburg-Birches

Friday, June 24, 2016
North Parkland’s Evan McAndrew slides into second base as the Carbon Monarchs’ Derek Joyce waits for the throw. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

OREFIELD - North Parkland hasn’t been the dominant Lehigh Valley Legion team this season as it is most years.

But the Buffaloes are starting to hit their stride. With their full line up finally healthy and in place, they stampeded Carbon County 11-4 Thursday.

“We have five games left and everyone is here and healthy,” said winning pitcher Braeden Duff. “I feel like we can end on a good stretch and get momentum going into the playoffs. Out best pitchers are ready and healthy so I feel pretty good about it.”

Friday, June 24, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram say they haven't been told who Philadelphia will take with the No. 1 pick, so all they can go on is what they've heard.

And Ingram was told not to do that.

"When I left the Sixers workout they told me not to listen to everybody, so I'm just listening to them and I don't really read the reports that come out about anything else," the Duke forward said.

The answer will come Thursday.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Birches came away with two victories in recent NorCo Legion play. The Towamensing Joe’s also earned two victories in Keystone Senior Babe Ruth action.



The MetLife Orioles got only one run, but it was enough to top the Berlinsville Braves 1-0 in Blue Mountain League play.

Kyle Buchman went 2-for-3 for the Braves (7-13), while Corey Webb and Andrew Roth also tallied hits. Berlinsville starting pitcher Tevin Murray had 10 strikeouts in six innings of work.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Lehigh Valley Legion all-star team will face the Schuylkill-Berks all-star squad at Reading’s First Energy Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Eight Times News area players will be present.

Competing for the Lehigh Valley squad will be the Carbon Monarchs’ Derek Joyce (second base) and Brendan Carroll (pitcher), along with Northern Valley’s Ben Cordova (shortstop), Tyler Schreiner (outfield), Niko Fager (second base), Taylor Breininger (outfield) and Josh Williamson (pitcher).

Tamaqua’s Matt Minchoff will be the lone local representative on the Schuylkill-Berks team.