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LV boys baseball ready for Cup play

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Liberty’s Ben Piripavel and Freedom’s Nick Stannard and Conor Howland are the local Bethlehem representatives on the squad.

A win by the LV squad in the opener would push them to the quarterfinal round on...

Outdoors: A look at results of an angler survey

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Southwick Associates just released their March/April angler survey, wherein they interview anglers online to get their preferred angling methods, gear, locations, general interest and fishing opinions.

The questions and respective percentages indicate the most annoying problems with angling today. They are as follows:

Q: What is the biggest problem facing fishing today?

Access to water said 26-percent of respondents; Water quality, 13.6-percent; Invasive species, 12.3-...

SteelStacks soccer clinic June 16

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at lvsoccerfest.com.

Lehigh Valley...

IronPigs Update: finding former players Pigs

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Time to take a look around Major League Baseball and throughout the minors, trying to find former IronPigs players and where they’ve wound up.

We start very close to home though as the Phillies on Monday dealt right-hander Tom Eshelman to Baltimore for international slot pool money. What that means for the Phillies is that they get more money to sign international free agents than what Major League Baseball allotted them initially. It will allow them to maybe give a guy more money to...

NHS sports teams making climb

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head boys’ basketball coach Coy Stampone has told me several times that he now expects his team to make districts every year.

Kids’ head baseball coach Mick Sugra was sitting at home on a recent Sunday afternoon, but he expected his team to be playing in the second round of the district playoffs.

NHS head football coach Kyle Haas revived a life support program and led the team to nine wins and their first district appearance since 2003.

What do they all have...

Valley Cup softball team named

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

“Almost everyone who tried out...

Kids fall to Zephyrs in district playoffs

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton softball team’s dreams of a District XI title and a PIAA playoff berth died in the glove of Whitehall center fielder Meghan Hutter.

In a game that was played over the course of two days because of three postponements due to rain, the Kids were on the wrong end of two plays worthy of SportsCenter Top 10 consideration.

In Thursday’s part 1 of the contest, the Kids had just surpassed the Zephyrs’ 1-0 third inning advantage with two runs of their own in the bottom...

Suburban League wins LV dart title

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

In the 64th Lehigh Valley Dart Championship Series we find both league champions coming from the same church as Salem Lutheran (Suburban League) and Holy Trinity (City League) merged into one church called Star of Bethlehem.

In the Battle of Stars it was the Suburban League coming out on top over the City League 3 games to 2.

For Star of Bethlehem (Salem Lutheran) it’s their 18th Lehigh Valley Championship.

Game 1 – The City League scored first with 2 runs in the 2nd for...

Tennis scholar athletes honored

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet last Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.

Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu. (More on Liu and Jacobs in this...

Outdoors: Antler sheds can be indicator

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

While the deer hunting season closed in January, it doesn’t have to end if you take to the woods and fields in search of antler sheds.

According to Pennsylvania resident Bob Foulkrod, a RedHead Pro Hunting Team member, outdoor TV personality and outdoor writer, “From a practical standpoint, hunting sheds is a tremendous aid in hunting the deer that grew them. Finding shed antlers in your hunting area in late January and into February and March, can tell you a great deal about the...