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NHS girls doing well in summer season

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Last Monday night, Aja Blount started the three weeks of a hectic basketball schedule for Northampton's girls basketball team by shining on the court.

She lit it up for the Orange and Black against East Stroudsburg South. Blount almost hit double digits for the Lady Konkrete Kids with nine points in a 55-42 win at the Catty Playground.

Tuesday the Konkrete Kids poured it on the Wilson Warriors 52-22. Giovanna Martinez cemented the win with 15 points.

Catasauqua Girls...

Lehigh Twp. falls in game 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Even after they hadn't played in over a week before the start of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack playoffs, Lehigh Township expected a possible shoot-out with Fullerton in the opening-round, best-of-three series matchup.

When the dust cleared, they weren't disappointed in the approach to the game, but they were disappointed in the outcome.

Fullerton broke open a 9-9 deadlock in the top of the seventh inning with a four-run explosion that jettisoned them to a 13-9 victory over...

LV Storm Win Tournament

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Storm, a Northampton and surrounding area seventh grade girls basketball team, won the Queen of the Court Tournament back on May 18-19 at the Dunn Center in Elizabeth, NJ. Members of the team are: front row (left to right) - Leah Dombroski, Isabella Martinez, Julian Duigam; back row - Hannah Khan, Cassidy Legath, Janayshia Brown, Tayiyah Medina. Not Pictured are Maddie Fulse and Morgan Mondschein. Head coach of the team is Armando Martinez.

SONIC reach playoffs again

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Lehigh Valley United SONIC FC clinched their third playoff berth in four years last weekend following a 5-1 victory over Bux-Mont Torch to send them into the Northeast Conference Playoffs.

It was the eighth straight victory for the Sonic, who finished their regular season 9-3, following a 1-3 start to their summer.

Head coach Dave Weitzman now hopes his team can continue their fury on the pitch by working their way through the playoffs, onto the National Premier Soccer League...

Two area men pursue dream career

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Twenty years ago, both Brian Strauss and Chris Messinger were teenagers and were convinced they would someday have a chance to host a sports talk show, as the duo created and presented their own version on a Super Nintendo game system.

Now, both years later, both are in their late 30s and taking a shot at fulfilling a lifelong dream.

The lifelong friends and Philadelphia sports fanatics, who grew up on the southside of Allentown, are in the running to co-host a sports talk show...

Lehigh Twp. finishes 12-5

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Dennis Michael thought one of the last places he expected to find his team was in the battle for a top seed for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Connie Mack playoffs.

Tuesday morning, Lehigh Township found itself in the midst of a four-way tie for second place with North Parkland, Catasauqua, and Pocono Mountain East, all of the clubs having an overall 12-5 record. The seeding was expected to be finalized when play in the regular season concluded Wednesday. A best-of-three playoff series...

Peters, Valley fall in Cup tournament

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Weather and time worked against Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team as they were eliminated from the tournament last week after losses to Tri-Cape and Burlington County.

Lehigh Valley's first game last Wednesday resulted in an early morning 5-2 loss to Tri-Cape, but Lehigh Valley came back with a 4-0 victory over Olympic Colonial in the afternoon.

"In the first game, we didn't really hit, and we struggled with pitching," said Northampton catcher, Hannah Peters. "[In the...

Legion team eyes berth

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With a few games left in the regular season, Northampton has its sights on the playoff n the Northampton County Legion (NORCO).

Along with a sixth-place overall seeding in the NORCO, Northampton also is within striking distance of first-place Bath - anywhere from a game to a game-and-a-half in recent weeks - in the league's West division.

Only a collapse down the stretch would change Northampton's fate. The top-eight teams over the .500 mark will make the playoffs. Northampton...

Hoop Camp

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

During the week of June 24, Northampton boys basketball coach Coy Stampone held his youth basketball camp. The camp was attended by over 50 boys entering grades 3-9, and was sponsored by Peters Insurance of Northampton. Current players and Stampone's coaching staff were counselors. Guest speakers were head basketball coach Scott Coval of DeSales, at left, and head coach Jim Walker of Moravian. The camp emphasized fundamentals and featured drills such as ball handling, passing, shooting,...

Connie Mack All-Stars

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Lehigh Valley Connie Mack all-stars from the Northampton area were: front row left to right - Matt Miller, James Benes, Matt Wechsler from Lehigh Township; Mike Kovalcik (Northampton) and Ryan Werley (Moore); back row - Anthony Cavallo and Nate Michael (Lehigh Township) and Nick DeMieri and Kyle Brandon (Moore Township).