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Season worth celebrating

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"It was a phenomenal season and I'm proud of the girls," is Sally Whittaker-Kahan's reaction to the Northampton softball team's season.

Whittaker-Kahan is "so very proud" of the Konkrete Kids who rode a 22-2 season to Northampton's first District 11 championship in 17 years - the last was in 1996 when the Kids also won the PIAA state title.

"I felt we could beat everyone … and we almost did. Our 17-0 start was unreal. I didn't expect that kind of start, but the girls were very...

Kids play in Deppe Classic

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic was played Saturday, June 1, at Limeport Stadium, with a team comprised primarily of players from the Lehigh Valley Conference (the red team) downing a team assembled generally from teams in the Colonial League (the blue team) 11-4.

The game raises money for the American Cancer Society and also provides a final high school memory for graduating seniors from area schools. Easton's Nick Beinlich was chosen as the Outstanding...

Peters makes Cup team

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School softball catcher, Hannah Peters, had plenty of reasons to try out for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball team last month.

"I knew a couple girls who were on it before, and they said it was a good time. It was a good experience to go to Philly, and it's important to me to expand my comfort zone," Peters said.

Soon after, Peters found out she made the team, which will compete in a double-elimination tournament at FDR Park in Philadelphia later this...

NY/NJ Comets to kick off season at Coca-Cola Park

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The NY/NJ Comets are kicking off their inaugural season this month as the newest member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), and the only member of NPF in the entire Northeast. A special outreach series will be played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. and Thursday June 20 at 7 p.m.

"I am excited to bring women's pro fastpitch to the Coca-Cola Park," stated Owner/GM, Michael Neuwirth, who recently brought three Comets players to meet fans at an IronPigs game...

WITO outing a success

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Saturday's Women in the Outdoors (WITO) held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, was another successful outing for the National Wild Turkey Federation Association, the title sponsor of this national program.

WITO is a program dedicated to women ages 14 and older who would like to try various outdoor pursuits and develop some competence in outdoor skills like fly-fishing, archery, kayaking, handgun and trap shooting. The program offers a series of workshops on these and a...

Lehigh Valley announces Cup roster

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team is set to take the field next week when they open up tournament play and seek their fourth championship in their 21st campaign.

The franchise is set to take the field June 17 at 12:30 pm against Delaware-South at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia.

A victory next Monday would land them with a contest against either Olympic-Colonial or Suburban One National-Bicentennial on June 21 at 9:30 am at Ashburn Field.

Parkland leads the...

Kids win 4A softball title

Friday, May 31, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton girls softball team captured the District 11 4A title with a win over Liberty at Patriots Park in Allentown on Thursday night. The Kids won 3-0 behind another shutout from pitcher Marly Laubach, her 14th of the season, while she recorded her 22nd win of the year.

Leandra Sterner got things going for the Kids in the bottom of the first with a triple off Liberty pitcher Lauren Epsaro. Sterner would score on a fielder's choice ground out off the bat of Taylor Kerbacher (2...

After first title since '96, girls fall at states

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

A great season came to an end on Monday for Northampton's softball team.

The Konkrete Kids gained Northampton's first District 11 4A championship since 1996 last Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Liberty.

But, the Kids' season ended Monday at the same Patriot's Park field when District 1's North Penn Maidens took a 1-0 win on Jackie Bilotti's one-hitter.

The Konkrete Kids, who finished 22-3, got only a fourth-inning single from Tori Gollie and a base on balls by Megan...

Northampton, Lehigh Twp. hope depth problem solved

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Chemistry, according to head coach Mike Bodnar, will be among one of the key ingredients toward the success of the Northampton entry in the Northampton County Legion (NORCO) this summer.

Bodnar believes it is highly possible, mainly due to the merger with Lehigh Township's team this year. With both teams suffering depth problems throughout last year's season, the newly formed Northampton teams should loom as a favorite in the hunt for the postseason.

"We decided to merge the...

LVIAC scholar athletes announced

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced their scholar athletes last month at Moravian College.

Every varsity sport over the year was represented, as 23 student-athletes took home the prestigious honor to represent their sport for excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Bethlehem Catholic's Bridget Smith was the only representative to take home two awards during the morning ceremony, as she won honors in girls' soccer and girls' basketball.

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