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Red blasts Gold in Classic

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Zack Bradley was fairly confident that the Red team would defeat their Gold counterparts in the 44th annual McDonald's Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic.

Following a 55-21 victory by the Red team, you could see why Bradley wasn't worried.

The former Catasauqua quarterback proved his worth on the big stage, completing 13-of-16 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns.

The Red's 55 points set an offensive record for the contest and the 76 total points also became a record....

Legion playoffs set to go

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

It'll be a jam-packed week of baseball action in NORCO Legion, as the playoffs officially kicked off last night for the top eight teams in the seedings.

The best-of-three series action includes three Bethlehem teams, as Bath, Freemansburg and the Wanderers qualified for the postseason.

Bath (12-6) earned a third-seed and opened the tournament on Tuesday at home against sixth-seeded Big Pocono (11-7).

Matt Leon paved the way for a game one win, no hitting Big Pocono in a...

Bath Jr. Legion preps for playoffs

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Bath's extra-inning, 5-4 victory over Freemansburg in Lehigh Valley Junior Legion (LVJL) action recently could prove to infuse some added confidence into the club as they prepare for the upcoming postseason.

Ty Conrad had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth with runners on second and third, as his single plated a pair of runs after undefeated Freemansburg (13-1) took a 4-3 lead in the top of the inning. Conrad also picked up the coveted win in the process for Bath, which...

Steps for Stellar 5K Run and Walk

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The 4th Annual Steps 4 Stellar 5K Run & Walk event is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. It was started in 2011 in memory of Debbie Stellar, who lost a battle to ovarian cancer in 2010.

The event, which benefits students whose family is fighting ovarian cancer, will begin at 9 a.m. next to the basketball courts. Following the race's completion, the top three male and female finishers in each age group receive prizes. The top three males and females...

NAA Black wins title

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton Black Knee-Hi team won the CWL National Division Championship this past weekend over a very tough Hokey squad in a double-elimination playoff series which spanned three weeks.

Black struggled early in the season with a 2-3 record until the team found chemistry winning 10-straight, only to loose to Hokey for the second time in the regular season, finishing 10-4 and going into the playoffs as the three seed.

Black continued their winning ways taking the first two...

K-Kids look to build off summer season

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

As he takes the first step toward his third season as head coach of the Northampton basketball program, Coy Stampone appears to be as confident as he has ever been.

Stampone, a former Nazareth assistant and Pen Argyl head coach, has patiently watched his program develop with its share of bumps and bruises along the way. Despite a three win campaign last winter, Stampone saw progress on several fronts as the team's underclassmen gradually began to adapt to a new system in place.


Early exit for Valley team

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team was eliminated from the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic after falling to Berks County, 2-0, and Delaware South, 6-1, last week.

Northampton High School infielder, Amber Saylor, had a hit in Lehigh Valley's first game against Berks County.

"It was a single line drive up the middle. Taylor Herman was on base and got to second," Saylor said. "Their pitchers were pretty good, really good. We had trouble getting on base, but we were good in...

Moore looks to make push

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

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....

Bath wins NORCO Division title

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bath is looking to finish the NORCO season with a head of steam as they head into their final two games of the regular season following Monday's 13-6 victory over Wind Gap.

Head coach Alex Specht knows his team is in the drivers seat of the West Division, as they sat at 10-6 heading into yesterday's tilt with Northampton (7-9).

Bath has already clinched the division over their counterparts, now it's about increasing their odds heading into next week's playoffs


Legion action heating up

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Through the first half of the NORCO season, it appears to be a tight race atop the standings, with four teams leading the way.

Bath and the Wanderers are two of those teams as action sets into the middle of June.

Bath sits at 7-3 and Wanderers 8-4 through June 22, and both managers understand that the race for the top spots will remain competitive till the end.

"I can't really complain about where we're sitting at right now," said Bath head coach Alex Specht. "I'd rather...