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Bath atop NORCO standings

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Sometimes too much talent can cause inflated egos.

That may not be the case with Bath, but manager Gene Sostarecz wanted to make sure that doesn't become an issue for his club this summer.

Bath is currently the only undefeated team in NORCO this year, sitting atop the standings with a 6-0 mark heading into Monday's action.

Sostarecz isn't surprised by the start, as his team began last summer 7-0 before losing to Nazareth, but he knows this squad can do better.

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McDonald's game a seniors' final road

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The McDonald's All-Star Football Classic is set to kickoff again this Thursday night at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium. For the 43rd season, the annual charity event brings together players and coaches from across the Lehigh Valley to play one final high school contest for a good cause.

It also brings players together to compete for one last victory.

That's the case for everyone involved in Thursday's encounter, as the charity contest is built upon the foundation for a good...

Bass season kicks off

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

While it doesn't have the fanfare or crowds of the trout opener, bass season kicked off June 15 to a smaller cadre of anglers, but ones who are extremely dedicated to their species. The opener allows creeling fish however few anglers do, while wisely practicing catch-and-release.

Without a doubt, more angler money is spent on tackle, gear and boats for bass fishing than any other Pennsylvania fish species. The largemouth bass is king on local lakes while the smallmouth reins in rivers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...