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It was a tough end of season for Northampton Legion

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton legion head coach Mike Bodnar was pleased with his team's overall performance this season. He just wasn't happy with the way the season ended.

Gaining a fourth-seed in the Northampton County Legion (NORCO) playoffs, Northampton lost a best-of-three set to Easton, dropping the final game in an unorthodox 14-9 manner in which they committed six errors.

Easton gained a 9-5 lead after three innings and then sealed the game with a five-run fifth. Northampton pecked away...

For some schools, camp begins this week

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It would only make sense that the year the PIAA has instituted a three-day heat acclimatization period for football only, we'll probably see the coolest August summer camp in years.

Nevertheless, as the first official day of fall practice is slated for August 12, schools across the state have the option to complete their mandatory, three-day heat acclimatization program starting on August 7 through August 9.

The PIAA web site lists these core principles as staples of the...

Summer swimming concludes for Kids

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Northampton Kids recently completed its summer swimming season with a 6-2 record, and a fourth-place finish in the Suburban Swim League Championships with 773 points.

The Kids opened Championships with a victory in the 200 free relay swum by Olivia Green, Alyssa Gerstenberg, Paige Knouse, and Becky Nothstein in 2:04.97.

In 8 & under girls, Lianna Schultz, Maya Bond, Gabi Oswald, and Green took second place in the 100 free relay.

In individual events, Green placed...

LV Hunting & Fishing show runs Aug. 23-25

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

In two weeks, Pennsylvania's only true outdoor show opens where many of the exhibits and attractions are, where else, outdoors.

The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza will again set up shop Aug. 23-25 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa. This year marks the shows 8th season of the show whose motto and philosophy is to maintain the fishing and hunting tradition in Pennsylvania.

Show co-directors Bob Danenhower of Orefield and Rick Weaknecht of Kutztown, have...

LVU 93 wins national title; Sonic ousted

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

One local soccer team lost out on a chance to play for a national title, while another actually won a national title.

Lehigh Valley United 93 brought home the clubs first-ever national title last month, outlasting the Chicago Fire academy 1-0 in the United States Youth Soccer Association's under-19 boys national championship game.

Shane Campbell scored the games only goal for LVU in the 34th minute, while the Fire missed a penalty kick wide left in the 80th minute.


Northampton fourth

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton summer swim team took fourth in the recent Suburban Swim League Championships. Hanover Township won the event with 1,213 points while Northampton earned 773 points. Below are the results of the meet:

Suburban Swim League


Team scores

1. Hanover (H) 1213, 2. Quakertown (Q) 1189, 3. Soleca (S) 992, 4. Northampton (NH) 773, 5. Whitehall (W) 597, 6. Lower Macungie (LM) 554, 7. Macungie (M) 274, 8. Palmerton (P) 262, 9. Northern Lehigh (N L...

A lesson in knees and life

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Jonathan Bender was emailing Mark Cuban back and forth about his ideas.

Bender, the fifth overall draft pick of the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 NBA Draft, was emailing the Dallas Mavericks owner about a product he had developed.

Cuban was looking for a product himself, a seven-foot, big-man, instead of what Bender was trying to pitch him.

"I told him about my product and he told me I needed a big man," said Bender. "It's tough to get owners to look at you as more than...

Allentown's Oswald wins BASS sweepstakes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

According to the popular BASS, a bass fishing organization, a local Allentown angler won its recent "Fish With Skeet" sweepstakes.

Douglas Oswald of Allentown entered the fishing sweepstakes close to 40 times when his name was recently drawn. When he got a call from BASS Membership Director Mitch Frank, he knew something was up.

"I was hoping that was what the call was about," said Oswald. "There aren't too many times when the membership director calls and asks you to call back...

Kids go 2-1 in SportsFest boys tourney

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

While the goal in the SportsFest "A-town Throwdown" boys basketball tournament is to try and advance to the Round of 16, there's more to it than just wins and losses for head coach Coy Stampone.

That's why the second-year coach didn't hesitate to play the Konkrete Kids' Saturday afternoon game against Constitution, which showed up half an hour late to the tournament. The opportunity to play teams from out of the area would only benefit them moving forward.

In their three games...

Sterner all about determination, grit

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton head girls' basketball coach Jeff Jacksits has a litany of stories about Leandra Sterner, arguably one of the most determined and gritty players.

In one instance, Jacksits recalled how Sterner played an intense playoff game against Bethlehem Catholic, and he later amazed how she was active and intense in a basketball workout. It was one in several cases where Sterner again proved to be a leader on and off the court.

"That doesn't surprise me," responded Jacksits...