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Girls fall in semifinals

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Last year Northampton's softball team won the District 11 championship by doing it the hard way.

This year's Konkrete Kids have to do it the same way.

Last year's Northampton girls went 19-1 during the regular season, but lost to Emmaus in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals before rebounding to win the 4A District title.

This year's Kids, handled by first-year coach Kevin Mann, went 15-5 in the regular season, but lost to Parkland in the LVC semifinals.


Kids do well at leagues

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Erica Filipovits began competing in the triple jump, full-time, at the beginning of this season.

With only a few months of competition under her belt the senior competed in the event last week at the Lehigh Valley Conference track and field meet at the Zephyr Sports Complex at Whitehall High School.

She emerged as the top participant in the entire LVC.

Filipovits earned gold for her mark of 35-03. Afterwards she talked about working her way to the top.

"I tried it...

Tryouts set to take place

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup baseball team will look to get back to the finals this year as they open up another slate of spring tryouts this week.

The second of two initial tryouts will be held at DeSales on May 18 at 9 a.m.

General Manager and coach, J.F. Pirro, hopes for another lucrative season with the franchise, as they boast the highest winning percentage of any franchise in the Phillies-sponsored event.

"We want the best players in this tournament," said Pirro...

Sonic get first-ever win in US Open Cup play

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic came away with a historic win last week in the first round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, knocking off GPS Portland Phoenix 1-0 in double overtime to register their first victory ever in the tournament.

Shastri Spencer gave the Sonic the goal they coveted in the 115th minute, taking a pass from George Tsirukis down the left flank, cutting inside of the box and chipping the goalkeeper for the game-winner.

It was a historic moment for the Sonic,...

Tennis closes out season

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team closed out their 2014 season with an 8-8 overall record (6-5 within the league).

Northampton finished with a mirror image of their 2013 season record and placed seventh in the league overall.

In one of their final contests for the season, the team claimed a victory over Whitehall on April 25. Northampton's Tyler Nicholas led the charge for Northampton's singles winning 6-4, 7-6.

Northampton's Corey Cowitch also added to the Northampton...

SoccerFest to take place in Bethlehem

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

If you can't attend the World Cup in Brazil this summer, SteelStacks Bethlehem will be the closest experience a fan can get once the tournament kicks off on June 12.

During a press conference last week, Artsquest announced it will be hosting a free FIFA World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party at SteelStacks from June 12-16 and 19-22.

The event will feature a 17-foot high by 27-foot wide outdoor LED screen on SteelStacks' Air products Town Square, broadcasting 26-live matches...

LVC Track and Field Results

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by The Press in Sports


Allen (A), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Central Catholic (CC), Dieruff (D), Easton (EA), Emmaus (EM), Freedom (F), Liberty (L), Nazareth (NZ), Northampton (NH), Parkland (P), Whitehall (W).


Team Standings: 1. Parkland 112.5, 2. Whitehall 94, 3. Nazareth 86, 4. Liberty 81, 5. Easton 68, 6. Emmaus 57.5, 7. Bethlehem Catholic 57, 8. Central Catholic 43.5, 9. Northampton 35, 10. Dieruff 34, 11. Freedom 25, 12. Allen 6.5;

100 - 1. Shakur Lester (D) 10.95, 2....

Valley on NFL draft map

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a busy weekend for Bethlehem natives hoping to make their NFL dreams come true, as three former Bethlehem players joined the NFL ranks.

Liberty's Devin Street was selected in the fifth round (146th pick) by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday to make his NFL dream come true. His former teammate, Levi Brown (Temple), signed on with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on the offensive line and former Bethlehem Catholic defensive back, Tevrin Brandon, signed as an undrafted...

Aggressive Kids look to keep it up

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team bested league powerhouse Emmaus in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinal game at Liberty High School. Continuing a dream season, the 15-2 Northampton team powered past the Hornets for a 3-0 victory and claimed a spot in the Lehigh Valley Conference finals.

It was the first time a Northampton boys volleyball team had made it to league playoffs. Northampton had defeated EHS by a score of 3-2 earlier this season and as they took the court Monday...

All grown up: 21 sign letters of intent

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's Zach Valley has had plenty of accomplishments throughout his wrestling career, but joining Bucknell's wrestling program may be greater than any medal he's received.

Valley and 20 other classmates made their college decisions public last Friday afternoon during a ceremony at the school.

Valley, along with teammate, Bobby Fehr, committed to the most prestigious schools of the assembled class, as Fehr chose Hofstra as well.

With Northampton churning out a pair...