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Outdoors: Bear spotted in Upper Mac

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Mark Rabenold, a friend of mine from Allentown, took his mother for a ride last Tuesday afternoon to visit his grandparents’ grave site at Jordan Lutheran Church’s cemetery in Upper Macungie Township. When he pulled up into the cemetery he couldn’t believe what his eyes saw.

No, it wasn’t a ghost like something you’d see in a horror movie. But a more realistic figure.

There before him, and looking right at him and his mother, was a sizable black bear. Since my friend is an avid...

Lehigh Valley falls in Carpenter Cup play

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup run ended Monday afternoon in Philadelphia at the hands of a Delaware North in the quarterfinal round.

Delaware North was in control from the beginning taking a three-run lead in the first inning and then never looked back en route to a 26-9 victory.

After taking care of SOL National/Bicentennial 10-7 in the opening round of the tournament, LV was no match for their Delaware counterparts at FDR Park.

The LV squad faced a 10-1 deficit...

Baseball battled to make playoffs

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton baseball team, it proved to be more about the parts than the whole.

The Konkrete Kis finished the season with a 2-1 loss to Pleasant Valley in the opening round of the Class 6A playoffs.

They finished the year with an overall 10-11 record, a season that was a roller coaster in more ways than one.

“It was a trying year,” said head coach Mick Sugra, who finished his eighth year at the helm. “We needed to be more unified as a team. We had five players...

Legion sits at 8-1

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton Legion baseball team has gotten off to a blistering start in the NORCO League.

With a record of 8-1, Northampton sits atop the 12-team league and has amassed a run differential of 50-16. The Orange-and-Black defeated Wilson 5-1 on Friday, June 15 and Bankos 10-0 on Saturday, June 16.

Four of Northampton’s eight wins have come via shutout, including a no-hitter by Jared Hunsberger in the beginning of the month.

Northampton Legion hosts Roseto on Thursday,...

A dream acheived

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

It’s every golfer’s dream. For Cole Miller, it became a reality.

The former Northwestern Lehigh High School student-athlete and three-time Times News Golfer of the Year, qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday. He earned his spot by taking third place at a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. He will now get to tee it up with the world’s best at this year’s U.S. Open, which will be held June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York.


Boggs, Secara part of Cup team

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High school softball players Hannah Boggs and Nicole Secara will compete in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, beginning June 25 at FDR Park in Philadelphia, after being named to the Lehigh Valley team last weekend by head coach Blake Morgan.

“I was really excited. It caught me off guard because I thought there was going to be another day for tryouts,” said Secara. “I just wanted a good opportunity, and I knew it took a lot of talent to get there, and I wanted to see if I...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel FC tie 0-0

Bethlehem Steel FC continued its strong run of form with a strong defensive game plan to shutout the defending USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University, playing to a 0-0 draw.

Fielding six teenagers against the champions, Steel FC limited the Eastern Conference power to no shots on target in the opening half and just two overall. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy picked up his second clean sheet of the...

Northampton Legion looks for strong season

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s Legion squad is looking to replicate the success they enjoyed a year ago following a 19-6 campaign.

Mike Bodnar is back in charge for the Kids, who were 4-1 in action this week and look to stay on top of a division they’ve won the past three years.

Northampton reached the finals of last year’s NORCO tournament before losing to Hellertown in three games.

With experience and youth in the mix this summer, Northampton looks primed to make another run to the...

Valley Cup team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s 2018 Carpenter Cup baseball team was announced last week as the squad looks to prepare for this year’s edition in Philadelphia.

This will be the 26th year of the franchise, as they look to buck a recent trend of being ousted from the first round in two of the last three years.

Two Northampton players made the list in Brittain Shander and Zech Lambert, as the team is led by 10 players from Parkland and Emmaus.

LV will open up the tournament on Thursday...

LV Cup softball team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan, was announced last week and includes 16 sophomores and juniors from District XI.

“Try outs went well, and we’re always excited to have kids show up,” said Morgan, who is coaching his third Carpenter Cup team.

Returning from last year’s team are Whitehall’s Rachel Arner, Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney, Emmaus’s Hannah Palinkas, and Easton’s Courtney Grundhauser.

Newcomers are Bethlehem Catholic’s...