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Phillies select a shortstop in draft

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

You might call Bryson Stott a ‘Pig in the making.’

The UNLV shortstop was drafted by the Phillies with the 14th overall pick in the MLB Draft, which got underway Monday night. It’s the third year in a row that the Phillies have selected a college position player in the first round.

In his senior season, Stott put up an offensive line of 10-36-.358 with UNLV and showed solid plate discipline by walking more than he struck out, by a margin of 39 to 55. Stott was a Golden Spikes...

Steel FC fall to New York Red Bulls

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

With the next-man-up mentality as its mantra this week, injury-stricken Bethlehem Steel FC took on New York Red Bulls II at MSU Soccer Park, falling 4-0 against the club rivals.

New York Red Bulls II were on top of the match from the beginning and picked up momentum when Steel FC had to sub off injured Philadelphia Union Academy player Michael Pellegrino for fellow Academy man Dante Huckaby, with Huckaby making his USL-Championship debut. Forward Shanyder Borgelin had to come in for...

Soccer clinic for special need kids to take place

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Good Shepherd Pediatrics is partnering with Lehigh Valley United to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children with additional needs to learn the sport of soccer when they host a free Good Shepherd Pediatrics Soccer Clinic at the FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks this June. The clinic, for ages 5-18, will take place June 20 at 2 p.m., and is open to the first 25 individuals who register at www.lvsoccerfest.com...

Emmaus ousts K-Kids

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

All season long, Northampton never suffered a blowout loss. In fact, the Konkrete Kids’ (20-4) four defeats were by a combined total of six runs.

So, a close loss didn’t loom as the likely ending of their season.

Unfortunately, it was.

The Kids abruptly ended one of the best seasons in school history with a 5-3 loss to Emmaus in the opening-round of the District 11 Class 6A playoffs.

Northampton watched an apparent steadfast 3-1 lead quickly evaporate when Emmaus...

Storms causing changes in district playoff schedules

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Dangerous storms over the past two days have caused many changes in the District 11 playoff schedules.

Many of the classes will try to get their finals in beginning as early as this morning in baseball, with a lot of action attempting to take place this afternoon before another potential round dangerous storms could once again take place.

Here is our up-to-date schedule as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning:

BASEBALL

CLASS 6A

Finals, Thursday, May 30

No. 8...

Eaton’s season paved by football

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Throughout the baseball season, Cam Eaton knew the big picture and how to appreciate it.

He has been there before as the football team’s starting quarterback only to lose his job to teammate Joe Kerbacher after the seventh game of the season.

In fact, football helped him shape his final baseball season.

“I let the incident make me work even harder,” said the senior. “I learned a lot from what happened in football. It reminded me never to let something like that happen...

Steel draw 2-2

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Sports

A brace from Chavany Willis was enough to earn a nine-man Bethlehem Steel FC side an impressive come-from-behind draw against reigning USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC Sunday afternoon. Louisville finished with ten on the pitch after Napo Matsoso and Faris were show red cards in the 37th minute of the match.

Steel FC came out unafraid of the visiting two-time defending champs and determined to show well at home. The club started the game on the front foot and had two really good...

Hammer time doesn’t last long in Valley

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

One thing after another has come up for J.D. Hammer in his baseball career and he’s conquered them all.

First, he envisioned himself being a major league shortstop, but the coaches at Navarro Community College in Texas didn’t see enough offensive skills to keep him on the team. His choices were to pitch or redshirt; he learned to pitch.

After junior college, Hammer transferred to Marshall University and wound up showing enough pitching skill that the Rockies took a chance on...

Outdoors: a look at the top boat names

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With Memorial Day traditionally kicking off the pleasure boating season, and if you own a boat or watercraft, this list, prepared by the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS), tallies the most popular boat names.

The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. And the list is entertaining to say the least.

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SteelStacks soccer clinic set for June 16

Thursday, May 30, 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...