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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel FC tie 0-0

Bethlehem Steel FC continued its strong run of form with a strong defensive game plan to shutout the defending USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University, playing to a 0-0 draw.

Fielding six teenagers against the champions, Steel FC limited the Eastern Conference power to no shots on target in the opening half and just two overall. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy picked up his second clean sheet of the...

Northampton Legion looks for strong season

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s Legion squad is looking to replicate the success they enjoyed a year ago following a 19-6 campaign.

Mike Bodnar is back in charge for the Kids, who were 4-1 in action this week and look to stay on top of a division they’ve won the past three years.

Northampton reached the finals of last year’s NORCO tournament before losing to Hellertown in three games.

With experience and youth in the mix this summer, Northampton looks primed to make another run to the...

Valley Cup team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s 2018 Carpenter Cup baseball team was announced last week as the squad looks to prepare for this year’s edition in Philadelphia.

This will be the 26th year of the franchise, as they look to buck a recent trend of being ousted from the first round in two of the last three years.

Two Northampton players made the list in Brittain Shander and Zech Lambert, as the team is led by 10 players from Parkland and Emmaus.

LV will open up the tournament on Thursday...

LV Cup softball team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan, was announced last week and includes 16 sophomores and juniors from District XI.

“Try outs went well, and we’re always excited to have kids show up,” said Morgan, who is coaching his third Carpenter Cup team.

Returning from last year’s team are Whitehall’s Rachel Arner, Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney, Emmaus’s Hannah Palinkas, and Easton’s Courtney Grundhauser.

Newcomers are Bethlehem Catholic’s...

All-star game set for Thursday Thursday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 48th edition of the McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic takes place Thursday night at Nazareth-s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The Gold team, featuring players from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg will take on the Red squad, full of a contingent from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties, at 7:30 p.m.

Representing Catty is Miguel Hernandez and from Whitehall is Julio Diaz, who will both play on the Red team. From Northampton and playing on the Gold team is Zach...

Kid swimmers share their skills in pool

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Each summer, hundreds of children learn a very important - potentially lifesaving - skill, the ability to swim.

This year, several of the most senior swimmers from Northampton’s Kids Swim Club are doing their part to help Northampton kids learn this valuable skill by hosting swim lessons.

While the younger members of the Kids Swim Club practice on one side of the pool, the more tenured swimmers, some of which have as many 12 years of competitive swim experience, share their...

Barkley quickly fits in at NYG camp

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Along with being the second overall pick in the recent NFL draft, Saquon Barkley couldn’t be happier with his new surroundings in the Jersey Meadowlands.

In fact on the first day of the team’s recent three-day OTA workouts, Barkley was the first player to arrive and the last player to leave the New York Giants’ training complex.

He already has developed into a staple in the greater New York area.

“This is where I wanted to be,” said the former Whitehall standout. “I am a...

Moore Twp. Connie Mack team now 5-1

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Moore Township Connie Mack baseball team used a strong pitching performance and aggressiveness on the base paths to secure a 5-1 victory over Coplay on Friday, June 1.

Gavin Lalik allowed one run and three hits while pitching a complete game.

After scoring off a leadoff double in the second inning, Coplay placed runners on second and third with no one out in the third inning. Lalik forced two fly-outs and recorded a strikeout to escape the jam unscathed. He allowed only one...

NHS boys top Pates

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton boys’ basketball team has picked up right where they left off.

After advancing to the PIAA state playoffs in March, the K-Kids are 4-0 and sit atop the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League standings.

Northampton defeated Freedom 45-36 on Tuesday, June 5.

Roy Ortega led a balanced scoring effort with 13 points. Zach Gula and Isaac Harris each chipped in eight.

The K-Kids jumped out to a 13-1 lead to start the contest and never trailed in the game....

EPC, Colonial split in all-star soccer games

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference split their doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Foundation All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday, June 3, at Salisbury High School.

The EPC girls were victorious by a score of 4-1 in the opener, with the Colonial League boys winning the second leg 2-1.

Pleasant Valley’s Morgan Covart got the EPC girls on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the contest with a long-range shot that curled into the right side of...