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Anthracite Little League Association

West Hazleton Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the 7/8 All-Star team for winning the West Hazleton Tournament!!!!

The team beat Valley West 2 - 1 in the championship game. You make us proud!

GOING......GOING.......GONE!!!!!!!

 

 

Congratulations to all the All Stars who went DEEP this All-Star season!!!!!

Blake Morgans (11/12) June 20th vs. Jim Thorpe (3 Run Homer)

Blake Morgans (11/12) June 23rd vs. Towamensing (Grand Slam)

Josh Robin (11/12) July 10th vs. Franklin Blue (3 Run Homer)

Bryan Smith (11/12) July 6th vs. Lansford ( 2 Run Homer)

Bryan Smith (11/12) July 10th vs. Franklin Blue (3 Run Homer)

Jake Taras (11/12) July 7th vs. Tamaqua Blue (Solo Shot)

Jake Taras (11/12) July 13th vs. Towamensing (3 Run Homer)

Jake Taras (11/12) July 13th vs. Towamensing (Solo SHot)

Josh Robin (11/12) July 15th vs. Franklin Grey (2 Run Walk Off Homer)

Chuckie Byers (11/12) July 17th vs. Jim Thorpe Red (3 Run Homer)

Matthew Santore (11/12) July 17th vs. Jim Thorpe Red (2 Run Homer)

Philip Shelton (11/12) July 19th vs. Tamaqua White (Solo Shot)

Brad Hood (9/10) June 24th vs. Tamaqua (Solo Shot)

Matt Machalik (7/8) June 25th vs. Freeland (2 Run Homer)

 

All Star Season Is Here!!!!!!

Come Out To Support Your Anthracite Little League 2014 All-Stars!!!!!!!! 

11/12 Year Old District All-Stars

Friday June 20th 6pm at Jim Thorpe McGarvery Field 

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 8 vs. Jim Thorpe 5

Monday 6/23 6pm at Nesquehoning

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 4 vs. Towamensing 14

Wednesday 6/25 6pm at Valley West

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 1 vs.  Valley West 12

 11-12 Valley All Star Panther Valley Tournament

 July 6th Anthracite @ Lansford 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 8 vs. Lansford 2

July 7th Anthracite @ Tamaqua Blue (12) 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 1 vs. Tamaqua Blue 16

July 10th Franklin Blue (10/11) @ Anthracite 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 10 vs. Franklin Blue 0

July 13th Towamensing @ Anthracite 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 7 vs. Towamensing 17

July 15th Franklin Grey (12) @ Anthracite 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 4 vs. Franklin Grey 2

July 17th Anthracite @ Jim Thorpe Red (11) 8pm (Note the time change)

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 19 vs. Jim Thorpe 11

July 19th Tamaqua White (12) @ Anthracite 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 7 vs. Tamaqua White 6

July 21st Anthracite @ Jim Thorpe Blue (12) 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 1 vs. Jim Thorpe Blue 12

July 23rd Tamaqua White (11) @ Anthracite 6pm

July 25th Tamaqua Blue (11) @ Anthracite 6pm

 

 

 9/10 Year Old District All-Stars

Saturday June 21st 1pm at Tri-County (Kelayres Rd, McAdoo, PA 18237)

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 8 vs. Jim Thorpe 12

Tuesday June 24th 6pm at Tri-County

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 7 vs. Tamaqua 13

9-10 Valley All Stars Tournament

 July 8th Anthracite @ Franklin 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 6 vs. Franklin 16

 July 12th Towamensing  @ Anthracite 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 4 vs. Towamensing 7

 July 16th Jim Thorpe @ Anthracite 6pm

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 6 vs. Jim Thorpe 20

 July 20th Anthracite @ Tamaqua White 6pm (Note the time change)

FINAL SCORE: Anthrcite 4 vs. Tamaqua White 11

July 24th Anthracite @ Tamaqua Blue 6pm 

 

 7/8 Year Old All-Stars

HAZLETON TOURNAMENT

Saturday June 21st 2pm at Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 20 vs. Tri-County 0

Sunday June 22nd 2pm at Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 2 vs Jim Thorpe 4 (7 innings)

Tuesday June 24th at Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 8 vs. Franklin Township 0

Wednesday June 25th 5:30pm at Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 13 vs. Freeland 1

Thursday June 26th 5:30pm at Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 6 vs Jim Thorpe 0

Friday June 27th 6:30 at Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Valley West 3 vs. Anthracite 2

HAZLETON 7-8 TOURNAMENT RUNNER UPS!!!!!!!

 

 

HAZLE TOWNSHIP TOURNAMENT

Satruday July 5th 10am at Hazle Township

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 11 vs. White Haven 0

Sunday July 6th 1pm at Hazle Township

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 4 vs. Franklin Township 2

Tuesday July 8th 6pm at Hazle Township

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 8 vs. Towamensing 3 

Wednesday July 9th 6pm at Hazle Township

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 1 vs. Valley West 2 (7 Innings)

Monday July 21st 6pm at Hazle Township

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 8 vs. Hazleton 2

Tuesday July 22nd 6pm at Hazle Township

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite vs. Valley West

 

 

WEST HAZLETON TOURNAMENT

Sunday July 13th 12pm at West Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 6 vs. Valley West 9 

Wednesday July 16 5:45pm at West Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 10 vs. Towamensing 1

Friday July 18th 6pm at West Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 7 vs. Freeland 0

Saturday July 19th 12pm at West Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 4 vs. Jim Thorpe 2

Sunday July 20th 2pm at West Hazleton

FINAL SCORE: Anthracite 2 vs. Valley West 1

WEST HAZLETON 7/8 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

 

Fall Baseball Registration

Fall baseball registration is now open.  We will have teams at the T-ball (4, 5, & 6), Rookies (7 & 8), Minors (9, 10), and Majors (11, 12) levels.  The cost for the first player is $25.00 and each additional player is $20.00.  Date, time and locations for in person registration will be released at a later date.  

Mail in registrations can be sent to:

Anthracite Little League

351 North Spruce Street

Summit Hill, PA 18250

Player Registration Form

Medical Release (Only needed if we do not have a medical release from the spring 2014 season or if there are changes to the medical release we have on file from the spring 2014 season)

 

 

Congratulations KME! Rookie Level Champions!!!!!!!

Gabe's Win! Gabe's Win!

June 7, 2014

Congratulations St. Gabe's 2014 Minor League Champions

2nd Annual Coal Cracker Tournament

We would like to thank all of teams for making this a very succesful tournament.  There was alot of smiling faces and good baseball.  Congratulations to KME for finishing first, JT Yankees for finishing second, and JTNB for finishing third.

Congratualtions to the first place Anthracite KME  

Congratulation to the second place                   Congratulations to the third place                            2nd Annual Coal Cracker Tournament

Jim Thorpe Yankees                                         Anthracite JTNB                                                     Completed bracket

     

Our Graduating Players

Our graduating players after being presented with their graduation hoodies on opening day

Survey for current Rookie, Minors, and Majors players

Survey for current t-ball players for fall baseball

Mike Matheny Major League Manager

April 27, 2014

" The one constant I have found with players that reached the next level.........someone has spent time with them away from the field."

An Open Letter From a Volunteer

Please take some time and read this open letter we found on the internet written by a volunteer coach.

Letter from a Volunteer Coach (author unknown)


Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received angry emails, full of “suggestions,” about who should be playing where and how I lost that day’s game for the kids. I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I’ll start it this way: “I am a volunteer.”

I’m the one who answered the call when the league said they didn’t have enough coaches. I understand that you were too busy. I have some news for you. I’m not retired. I’m busy too. I have other children and a job, just like you do. Not only do I not get paid to do this – it costs me money. I see you walk up to the game 15 minutes after it started, still dressed for work. Do you know I’ve already been here over an hour? Imagine if you had to leave work early nearly every day. I’ve never seen you at a practice. I’m sure you’re plugging away at the office. But I’m out here, on the field, trying my best to teach these children how to play a sport they love, while my bank account suffers.

I know. I make mistakes. In fact, maybe I’m not even that great of a coach. But I treat the kids fairly and with respect. I am pretty sure they like coming to my practices and games, and without me or someone like me, there’d be no team for them to play on. I’m part of this community too and it’s no picnic being out here on this stage like this. It’s a lot easier back there with the other parents where no one is second-guessing you.

And I also know you think I give my son or daughter unfair advantages. I try not to. In fact, have you ever considered that maybe I’m harder on him than on the others? I’m sure he hears plenty of criticism at school from classmates, who hear it from you at home, about what a lame coach I am. And if, even unconsciously, my kids are getting a slight advantage because I know them better and trust their abilities, is that the worst thing in the world, considering the sacrifice I’m making? Trust me, I want to win too. And if your son or daughter could guarantee we’d do that, I’d give them the chance.

After this game is over, I’ll be the last one to leave. I have to break down the field, put away all the equipment and make sure everyone has had a parent arrive to pick them up. There have been evenings when my son and I waited with a player until after dark before someone came to get them. Many nights I’m sure you’ve already had dinner and are relaxing on the couch by the time I finally kick the mud off my shoes and climb into my car, which hasn’t been washed or vacuumed for weeks. Why bother cleaning it during the season? Do you know how nice it would be if, just once, after a game one of you offered to carry the heavy gear bag to my car or help straighten up the field?

If I sound angry, I’m not. I do this because I love it and I love being around the kids. There are plenty of rewards and I remind myself that while you’re at the office working, your kid is saying something that makes us all laugh or brings a tear to my eye. The positives outweigh the negatives. I just wish sometime those who don’t choose to volunteer their time would leave the coaching to the few of us who do.




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