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Phantoms head back to Valley down 2-0

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms went into Toronto on a mission to do something that no other team has done this postseason; beat the Marlies on their home ice. Toronto has gone 7-0 at home this postseason after winning all five home games in last year’s playoffs. While the effort was there, the result wasn’t and Toronto has jumped out to a 2-0 lead in games over the Phantoms in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Championship series. The series now returns to Lehigh Valley for the next three...

District 11 3A Track & Field Results

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Class 3A

GIRLS

100 – 1. Amanda Crooks (Whitehall) 12.26, 2. Kylie Kutz (Blue Mtn.) 12.41, 3. Alanna Smith (Emmaus) 12.60.

200 – 1. Talitha Diggs (Saucon Vy.) 24.84, 2. Kylie Kutz (Blue Mtn.) 25.57, 3. Jalurah Moore (Pleasant Vy.) 26.03.

400 – 1. Talitha Diggs (Saucon Vy.) 56.61, 2. Jasmine Douglas-Grant (Stroudsburg) 58.17, 3. Ellissa Slader (Easton) 59.32.

800 – 1. Greta Stuckey (Liberty) 2:18.55, 2. Katherine Ellmaker (Easton) 2:19.25, 3. Emily...

With districts next, Kids track reflects on good year

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s track program had a productive two days at the East Penn Conference meet as well as during the regular season.

The Konkrete Kids had six medal winners at the EPC meet, and each of them advanced to the PIAA District 11 meet at Whitehall High School this week. Overall, the Kids sent 22 girls and 19 boys to the two-day event, which was pushed backed to Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

“We’ve had a pretty good year,” said head coach Tim Caffrey. “All of our...

Two K-Kids win gold medals

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton track and field team took home three gold medals from last week’s East Penn Conference meet at Whitehall.

Senior pole vaulter Alexis Barrall captured her second conference title with a jump of 10-9. The school record holder and defending District XI champion is peaking at the end of the season.

“It definitely feels better this year,” Barrall said. “I feel as if I deserve it more because of the height I jumped. Last year I won EPC’s with a 10-foot jump and I was...

Softball falls to BC in league playoffs

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s softball team boasts arguably the best offense in the Lehigh Valley.

The Golden Hawks scored double-digit runs in five of their last six games heading into the May 14 East Penn Conference quarterfinal at Northampton.

The K-Kids have arguably the area’s best defense.

In their nine-game winning streak to end the regular season, Northampton posted six shutouts, including one over Becahi on April 26.

In the battle of offense vs. defense on Monday...

Outdoors: bass fishing looking good in NJ

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re hankering to fish for some hard fighting and tasty striped bass, head over to New Jersey.

According to the Tackle Box in Hazlet, NJ, Capt. Phil said bass fishing is good in Raritan Bay with good numbers of stripers being caught on the troll by chunking and with plugs. In fact, he reported Steve Skoutelas caught a 50-pound striper aboard the Hyper Striper out of the Highlands. Capt. Phil also said stripers are chasing bait at Sandy Hook with clams and worms being the enticers...

Phantoms close out series with Checkers

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After the Charlotte Checkers literally manhandled the Phantoms at the PPL Center in game two of their division championship series, nobody would have predicted that the Phantoms would go on the road and sweep the next three games to win the series.

The 6-0 drubbing in game two seemed to have sent a message to the Phantoms who responded by winning three straight - including a historic game four – to head to the Conference Championship against the Toronto Marlies.

With the series...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS: Salem Lutheran wins lv title

In the 63rd Lehigh Valley Championship Series between the Suburban League and City League, it was Salem Lutheran of the Suburban League beating East Hills Moravian of the City League 3 games to 0, for their 16th Lehigh Valley Championship.

In Game 1, Salem jumped out to a 4-0 lead scoring four runs in the first. East Hills came back with a run in the third and another in the fourth to make the score 4-2. Salem added three runs in the bottom...

Steel FC fall on the road

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Starting off its busy May slate, Bethlehem Steel FC battled hard but fell on the road to the Charleston Battery, 2-1, at MUSC Health Stadium.

Facing off against a club that hadn’t conceded a goal in its last three matches, Steel FC youthful energy was on display as they outshot their hosts by an 11-7 margin. In a match that saw the first USL starts of Michee Ngalina and Aidan Apodaca as well as the debut of Tonny Temple, it was Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones coming up...

Rufe aims to help Kids make long playoff run

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Cole Rufe isn’t satisfied. He may never be.

However, the senior could reach some satisfaction with the Northampton baseball team this spring. He is a key member of the Konkrete Kids’ rotation that certainly will shape their season.

“I am never satisfied in what I do,” said the junior. “Whatever I do, I figure that I can do better. But I feel like I am where I should be at this point of the season. I know I just have to keep working hard.

“If I can be the leader in...