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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Building blocks are a familiar sports metaphor, illustrating the need for strong foundational pieces in order to achieve athletic success.

Whether it’s constantly working on staying low out of the blocks as a sprinter, taking jumper after jumper in an empty gym, or increasing one’s strength in a musty weight room, that attention to the fundamentals is what’s needed to build future success.

Those figurative building blocks now have a literal meaning for Alexandra MacLean who...

Outdoors: Tips for efficient kayak paddling

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As this is Fourth of July week, boaters and paddle craft enthusiasts will be out in force. And if you’re of the latter, whether kayak fishing or just out for a quiet day on the water, proper and efficient kayak paddling will help increase speed and momentum so you can travel farther with less fatigue, say the folks at YakGear, a Houston, Texas company that markets a variety of paddle craft gear.

The pros at YakGear offer these general tips for new and seasoned paddlers to make the...

LV hoping to improve play in second half

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you’re going to take in an IronPigs game right now, there’s no telling what you’ll see.

You could very well see the team that went through a six-game losing skid in the middle of June only to sort of right itself and go 3-3 in their next six games. That team looked completely and totally hideous. Then, there’s the team that lost both games of a short, two-game series at home to Rochester. That team was hideous in one game and played OK, dropping a 3-2 decision in the next game....

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel pick up 3-0 win

It was a night of firsts for Bethlehem Steel FC tonight as the club earned its first win over USL Championship expansion side Hartford Athletic 3-0. The match also saw Issa Rayyan score his first professional goal, Cole Turner provide his first Steel FC assist and Tomás Romero record his first clean sheet of 2019.

The Steel FC attack was all over Hartford early with Faris drawing first blood in the 17th minute. Turner made the assist, his first for the...

Legion faces long stretch of consecutive games

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton Legion head coach Mike Bodnar knew his challenges this season would be different than last year.

Mainly, health and depth are on his side this year.

But Bodnar’s biggest challenge will come down the final stretch of the season that began Monday night when his team (7-2) was faced with the predicament of playing eight consecutive games in as many days and nine games in 10 days.

“It is about to get really interesting,” said Bodnar. “No one likes to play early....

Kreglow to take part in ANW again

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s probably a safe bet that Logan Kreglow didn’t encounter any obstacles along the parade route while participating in Egypt’s Curt Simmon’s Day Parade, recently

Kreglow, who will be making his second appearance this summer on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, was invited to march in this year’s parade that was held on June. 1. He walked along with his family who were all wearing American Ninja Warrior T-shirts. The parade honors Simmons, an Egypt native, who spent 18 years as a pitcher...

Boys basketball team getting in offseason work

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last season, Northampton took the first step after making a historic run to the District 11 Class 6A championship game the previous campaign.

Now, it’s time for phase two with 14 returning players back.

The Konkrete Kids recently begun their new journey in the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League.

“I am impressed on the effort they have given in these summer league games,” said Kids’ head coach Coy Stampone. “It’s early and it’s summer, but I do sense a lot of confidence...

Outdoors: Youth field day set for August 3

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Now that school is out and you have youngsters that may be into ball sports or addicted to video games, their smartphones and iPads, it may be a good idea to give them a more rounded, different experience by enrolling them in the upcoming National Wild Turkey Federations (NWTF), JAKES Youth Field Day set for Aug. 3.

The event, held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, educates approximately 150 children, ages 8-12 and 12-16.

The JAKES program (Juniors Acquiring...

Red tops Gold in annual McDonald’s Classic

Friday, June 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s Hunter Werkheiser and Nate Bendekovits truly cherished the moments and the overall experience with the recent 49th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic at Nazareth’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The senior linemen along with Kids’ running back Ethan Deater represented the Gold team – comprised of players from Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades – that lost to the Red team - players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties - 28-14, as the Red...

Legion off to a good start

Friday, June 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s Legion team ended last year’s campaign in the opening round of the state regional playoffs with nine healthy players.

Unless injuries arise again, that shouldn’t be a problem for them this season.

Depth won’t be an issue for Northampton, as it has an abundance of players from the EPC champion high school team as well as some recent graduates who are playing on the collegiate level.

As a result, Northampton won five of its first six games (5-1), suffering...