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Connie Mack rallies to beat So. Lehigh

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

What a difference an inning makes.

The Northampton Connie Mack baseball team found itself trailing 7-1 after three sloppy innings against Southern Lehigh on Monday, June 25.

Then a hit came. Then another one. And another one.

When all was said and done, the K-Kids sent 13 batters to the plate in a 10-run fourth inning that propelled Northampton to a 13-8 victory.

Ethan Szerencsits, Michael Kuzio and Joseph Kerbacher each scored twice during the breakout inning....

Northampton Legion team enjoying success

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s Legion season could not have had a better script.

The team recently had a nine-game winning streak snapped but is still sitting atop the Northampton County Legion North Division with a stellar 10-2 overall record.

It has been a season of some unexpected expectations. As a result, their team has experienced a perfect blend.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “I honestly didn’t think we would be this good.

“I...

Outdoors: Quietly, bass season opens in area

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Last weekend (June 16) was the reopening of bass season in most Pennsylvania waters. As usual, and unlike the trout opener, bass season opens with little fanfare. But unlike trout season, very few anglers keep bass they catch as most practice catch-and-release so they can fool them into biting another day.

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...

CM loses to a tough S. Parkland squad

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by STEVEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Potent bats were not enough for Northampton’s entry in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League as they fell to South Parkland 8-7 on June 22 at Walnut Street Park.

The Konkrete Kids took the early lead in the second inning with the bases loaded and two outs as Aidan Hughes stepped to the plate. Waiting patiently for the right offering from Parkland starter Josh Miller, Hughes crushed a 1-2, off-speed pitch from the right-hander into deep center field for a three-run double and a 3-1 lead...

Lehigh Valley softball team goes 1-1

Sunday, July 1, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team completed the first day of the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic with a 1-0 victory over Tri Cape and a 4-2 loss to Berks-Lancaster Lebanon on Monday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

In the first game, Lehigh Valley and Tri Cape were scoreless until the sixth inning.

“It was nerve-wracking because we were all getting big hits but we weren’t scoring,” said Lehigh Valley first baseman Kylie Hlay (Parkland), who hit the game-winning double that scored...

Steel FC earn a draw

Sunday, July 1, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Trailing by two goals in the waning moments of the match, Bethlehem Steel FC showed its ‘Never Say Die’ attitude once again as the club scored twice for a 2-2 draw against rival New York Red Bulls II.

New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from their captain, Stefano Bonomo. After converting from the penalty spot in the first half, it seemed he had lifted Red Bulls II to its first road win of 2018 with a counterattack strike in the 84th minute.

After attempting just one...

Gold team defeats Red

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

It wasn’t a typical night of high school football. Instead, it was a night of camaraderie and memories for all those who participated and watched.

The 48th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic football game at Nazareth High School’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium wasn’t your average September game as it was dotted with errors from the players and referees alike who all struggled to get in sync.

It was, however, a night where players from rivaled teams joined forces and...

NHS summer hoop team off to good start

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s magical ride from a year ago still hasn’t totally lost it luster.

The Konkrete Kids came off one of their finest basketball season in school history, posting an overall 18-9 record with an appearance in the District 11 final and a state playoff showing.

It’s true the Kids have lost 1,000-point plus scorer Aidan Elwood, along with other talented seniors, all of whom helped shape the program the past few years.

But, they got off to a 5-2 start in the...

Connie Mack playing well

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton entry in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) League, it is a year about chemistry not experience.

The Konkrete Kids rode an experienced group last season to a second–place finish in the league and into the state playoffs. They finished with an overall 15-9 record.

This season, the Kids lost two workhorse pitchers from last year as well as a core of veterans. Yet, they have still shown some luster from last year, as the Kids headed into the weekend with an...

Steel battle back to earn a tie

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Down a man, trailing by a goal and over 22,000 fans celebrating at Nippert Stadium, Bethlehem Steel FC rallied to claim an important point on the road against Eastern Conference leaders, FC Cincinnati, 2-2.

Fabian Herbers leveled the affair that had the crowd stunned moments in the 69th minute, as the Philadelphia Union midfielder beat the keeper inside the far post to make it 2-2. The goal capped off a hectic three-goal sequence that saw Cincinnati equalize in the 66th minute and go-...