Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Friday, December 6, 2013
Carbon United finishes season undefeated

The Carbon United OutKasts Boys U-9 soccer team recently finished its season with an undefeated record. The team competes in the Lehigh Valley Soccer League. The OutKasts allowed just three goals the entire season, which was their first together. Members of the team include, front row from left, John Light, Matthew Sofranko, Rory Robinson, Mascot Noah Geiser, AJ Light, Rowan Melber; middle row, Nick Zeigenfuss, Stephen Yuhas, David Donavon, Mason Marchessault, Dawson Meckes, Jacob Geiser; back row, coaches Chris Geiser and JD Light.

Friday, November 8, 2013
Anthracite team finishes unbeaten

The Anthracite 11-12 year-old Fall Baseball League team recently ended its season with a perfect 10-0 record. Team members include, front row, from left, Chad Eschbach, Derek Pavlik, Chuckie Byers, Josh Horvath and Megan Pascoe. Back row, Aaron MIller, Josh Robin, Colin Rehnert, Jake Taras and Blake Morgans.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tamaqua Blue wins PVLL 9-10 year-old title

Tamaqua Blue won the Panther Valley Little League Tournament 9-10 year-old championship. Tamaqua Blue finished tournament play with a perfect 7-0 record and in the process captured the Joe Plasko Memorial Trophy.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
West Penn Warriors U-10 team claims Pine Grove tourney

The West Penn Warriors U-10 Girls' Softball team recently defeated five teams to win the Pine Grove 10U Junior Girls Softball Tournament. The team was coached by Jim Clifford, Mike Miller, Dan Kowalski, Sean McLaughlin and Danielle Kernick. Members of the team include, front row from left, Hailey Faust, Emily Lawson, Bryn Miller, Terra Steigerwalt; second row, Alexxa Kowalski, Kiara Moser-McDonald, Johanna Wolbach; third row, Deanna Kowalski, Bryn Clifford, Ella McLaughlin, Jillian Tite, Victoria Pratt; back row, coaches Dan Kowalski, Mike Miller, Jim Clifford and Sean McLaughlin.

Monday, December 3, 2012
Tamaqua wins SCYSL U-9 championship

The Tamaqua U-9 boys soccer team captured the Schuylkill County Youth Soccer League championship this season. Tamaqua was in third place during the regular season and then rolled to the championship of the postseason tournament. Team members include, front row, from left, Alec Humes, Steven Hoffman, Sam Pacchioli, Donovan Yulanavage, Nicholas Behr, and Chris Heim. Back row, Miguel Bravo, Sean Eberts, Cole Ackerman, Joey Oswalt, Mateo Gomez, Gavin Semko, Jacob Basrawi, Tegan Devlin, Anthony Stalgaitis, and Stephen Modesto.

Monday, December 3, 2012
Tamaqua U-11 boys soccer team unbeaten

The Tamaqua U-11 boys soccer team won recently completed an unbeaten regular season in the Schuylkill County Youth Soccer League. The team was awarded the number #1 seed for the league tournament at Tri Valley. Tamaqua breezed to five straight victories in the tournament, winning three games on Saturday, Oct. 27 and then returning for semifinal and final victories on Sunday, Oct. 28. Team members were, front row, from left, Salvatore Manganelli, Dominic Stegemerten, Gabe Thomas, Andrew Fiorilla, Tyler Steigerwalt, and Caleb Chakan.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Elk Lighting wins Carbon County Cup Tourney

The Panther Valley U10 Elk Lighting Bald Eagles won first place in the Carbon County Cup Tournament Nov. 3. Team members are first row, from left, Jonathan Byers and Cody Werkheiser. Second row, Michael Pascoe, Carly Heffelfinger, Autumn Steibler, and Emma Kattner. Third row, Kaylee Bukowski, Jason Lin, Charizma Hiles and Zander Bauer. Emily Hass was also on the team.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Jim Thorpe fall baseball team undefeated

The Jim Thorpe 7-8 year-old Fall Baseball team recently completed a perfect 9-0 season. Members of the undefeated squad include, front row from left, Leah Snisky, Skyler Searfoss, Jordan Remmel, Colin Shedaker, Tanner Yurchak, Garrett Lienhard, Chip Balldassano; middle row, Tyler Adamantis, Kyle Huff, James Chimenti, Adam Romanchick, Colby McHugh, Damien Richenbacher, Luis Rodriguez, Evan Murphy; back row, Manager Daniel Chimenti, assistant coaches, Tom Lienhard and Neil Yurchak.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Little League 9-10 year-olds were recently honored at the league's banquet. The team earned the 9-10 Panther Valley Tournament championship with an undefeated record and also claimed the District 18 South Bracket title. Members of the team include, front row from left, Tyler Steigerwalt, Caleb Sell, Joe Minehan, Pierce Demetriades, Nathaniel Noftz; back row, Emily Titus, Luke Van Buskirk, Dante Agosti, Carson Barron and Michael Minchoff.