It wasn't the way Lehigh Township's Connie Mack team wanted to end its season, but there were definitely some silver linings.
LT fell to Hellertown 5-1 and Nazareth 3-1 in recent games to bring its 2015 season to a close, but still ended their campaign with an impressive record of 14-3-1.
The Lehigh Township Connie Mack baseball team is off to a hot start this year, but things could get a little tougher for the squad with seven games to go as of late last week.
LT is 9-1-1 so far this season, sitting in second place behind only the Central Vikings who were 11-1-1 as of June 18, according to the league's Web site.
"We're doing really well this year," said head coach Tom Onusconich, who is back for his second season. "The team is solid with a bunch of really good kids that are great to be around.
The Northampton track team took part in a three-team meet on Monday at Pocono Mountain West. Dieruff was the other participant.
The girls team won both meets, which brings their record to 3-2 this season. The boys beat Dieruff and lost to Pocono Mountain West, which puts their record at 1-4.
The girls took seven firsts in the meet, including two wins each from Aja Blount and Lyndsey Gallagher. Blount was tops in the shot put with a winning throw of 31-2. She also took first in the discus with a throw of 90-0.
The Northampton tennis team picked up a victory over Jim Thorpe and also fell to Whitehall in recent action.
The Kids used wins from all four doubles teams to pull out the 4-3 victory over the Olympians on April 6.
The number-one doubles team of Tom Reinhard and Carter Test won a thrilling match, losing their opening set 7-6 on a 7-4 tiebreaker to John Lowin and Brett Luicana. But Reinhard and Test came back to win the second set 6-4 and took the third set 7-6 on a 7-2 tiebreaker score.
What are being called "inappropriate comments" from Northampton boys soccer players from last Thursday's match with Nazareth are now under investigation by the Northampton Area School District.
Boys head soccer coach Craig Carvin and assistant coach Jason Melniszyn resigned on Tuesday, according to other media outlets, and NHS students could face discipline, Northampton Superintendent Joe Kovalchik told the Northampton Press Wednesday morning.
The Northampton girls went 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in a home meet to improve their record to 4-1 this season.
They defeated Becahi 15-50, Freedom 25-30, and Liberty 23-32.
Joelle Perelli won the race in a time of 19:35. Lyndsey Gallagher was second overall in a time of 19:39. Jessica Hendricks was third on the team and sixth overall in 21:01. Olivia Cappolella was fourth on the team and 13th overall. And the top five was rounded out with Charlie Amore taking 17th in 22:46.
The Lehigh Township Connie Mack team is headed to the playoffs.
While games were rained out Monday, things are expected to get under way Tuesday - if the weather permits.
LT will take on Nazareth in a best-of-three series. The winner will advance to states.
"One thing that I love with this team is they are fighters," said first-year head coach Tom Onusconich. "We have had nine, one-run games with us being on the losing end six times. But these kids, they don't give up. I am glad we made it into the playoffs because these kids deserve it.
Moore Township's Connie Mack team had a big victory Monday night, knocking off Freemansburg 10-5.
The win came thanks to some fantastic pitching from Daniel Thomas and Nick Demeiri, according to head coach Bob Brooks.
Thomas went three-and-two-thirds innings, and was on the short end of some calls, according to his coach. Demeiri came in with the bases loaded and the game tied at 5-5 and didn't allow another run to score to help give Moore the momentum the rest of the way.
While the solid pitching was going on, the bats also came alive.
Moore Township head coach Robert Brooks is excited about his group of Connie Mack players this season.
With some strong leaders, and the team recently notching its first victory of the season, it's all for good reason.
"We have a lot of potential, I just need to get it out of them and hopefully continue our winning ways," Brooks said. "Every game in Connie Mack season is important. Every team is competitive."
Moore is led by Jesse Yeuntch, and Brooks has high praise for him.
In like a Nittany Lion Former Northampton pitcher Marly Laubach now leading the Penn State softball team
ast year at this time, Northampton pitcher Marly Laubach was mowing down Lehigh Valley Conference batters on her way to helping the Kids to a District 11 title. She was also about to cement her name in the team record book in several categories.
Fast forward to this year, and Laubach is now the ace of the Penn State University softball team.