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Lehigh Valley blanked in Carpenter Cup opener

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Ted Plessl has been around for quite some time, managing countless Lehigh Valley baseball teams in the annual Carpenter Cup Classic.

He looked at this year's team and had high expectations for his squad, due in large part to the pitching staff on the roster.

But sometimes things don't go as planned. Plessl didn't get to see that staff's full potential come to fruition.

Instead it was Tri-Cape that stole the show.

Marth 14th

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Nerves were a big factor in Hannah Marth's performance in states last year, an outing she wasn't too fond of.

This year was a different story.

The Northampton senior placed 14th in the Class AAA javelin event last Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University, finishing with a mark of 119 feet, nine inches.

"I was pretty calm, and knew I could throw 120," Marth said. "I just had to stay calm and do what I know I can."

Marth headed to state meet

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Nerves started to settle in for Northampton senior Hannah Marth.

Through her first three throws in the javelin event at last week's district track and field meet, Marth failed to produce a throw that qualified her for states. An opportunity at back-to-back appearances in the PIAA Track and Field Championships was in jeopardy.

But those nerves eventually went away, and Marth was able to punch her ticket back to Shippensburg University. The senior finished in second place with a throw of 130-3, behind Jim Thorpe's Brooke Cope, to earn the silver medal in the javelin.

Marth captures EPC gold

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Even when she watched one of the area's top throwers hit a mark in the javelin on her first attempt that would be tough to beat, Northampton senior Hannah Marth, last year's district runner-up, bounced back in a big way.

After Liberty's Jochobed Arthur threw an impressive 123-9, Marth hit the very same mark shortly after to cement her first-place finish last Tuesday, the opening day of last week's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) Track and Field Championships at Whitehall High School's Zephyrs Sports Complex.

Marth ties for first in javelin

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Tuesday's opening day of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships brought Northampton senior Hannah Marth some of the toughest competition she has seen all year in the javelin event.

And while she was tested by the field, mainly Liberty's Jochobed Arthur early on, Marth found her way back to the top of the podium once again.

Marth and Arthur tied for first in the javelin with a mark of 123-9, topping third-place finisher Quintessa Zamolyi of Bethlehem Catholic by over 10 feet.

Marth ties for first in javelin

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Tuesday's opening day of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships brought Northampton senior Hannah Marth some of the toughest competition she has seen all year in the javelin event.

And while she was tested by the field, mainly Liberty's Jochobed Arthur early on, Marth found her way back to the top of the podium once again.

Marth and Arthur tied for first in the javelin with a mark of 123-9, topping third-place finisher Quintessa Zamolyi of Bethlehem Catholic by over 10 feet.

Meghan Hemmingway, Hannah Marth take firsts at ASD Invitational

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

While junior Meghan Hemmingway set a personal best of 95 feet in the discus event last season, she has yet to crack that mark in 2015.

But that didn't stop Hemmingway for setting high goals heading into last week's William Allen Invitational at J. Birney Crum Stadium. Not only did she want to set a new personal best in the discus last Friday, Hemmingway wanted to eclipse 100 feet for the first time in competition.

Tie for scholar athlete award

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Southern Lehigh's Travis Edmond and Whitehall's Jacob Buskirk were separated by one seat at Sunday's Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame banquet.

By the end of the 55th annual awards ceremony at Northampton Community Center, the two shared the evening's prestigious award.

Of the 34 high school football scholar-athlete nominees, Edmond and Buskirk were recognized as the award winners. It was the first time since 2011, when Bangor's Scott LaValva and Nazareth's Chuck Dibilio won the award, that two athletes shared the honor.