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All-star game set for Thursday Thursday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 48th edition of the McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic takes place Thursday night at Nazareth-s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The Gold team, featuring players from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg will take on the Red squad, full of a contingent from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties, at 7:30 p.m.

Representing Catty is Miguel Hernandez and from Whitehall is Julio Diaz, who will both play on the Red team. From Northampton and playing on the Gold team is Zach...

Kid swimmers share their skills in pool

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Each summer, hundreds of children learn a very important - potentially lifesaving - skill, the ability to swim.

This year, several of the most senior swimmers from Northampton’s Kids Swim Club are doing their part to help Northampton kids learn this valuable skill by hosting swim lessons.

While the younger members of the Kids Swim Club practice on one side of the pool, the more tenured swimmers, some of which have as many 12 years of competitive swim experience, share their...

Barkley quickly fits in at NYG camp

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Along with being the second overall pick in the recent NFL draft, Saquon Barkley couldn’t be happier with his new surroundings in the Jersey Meadowlands.

In fact on the first day of the team’s recent three-day OTA workouts, Barkley was the first player to arrive and the last player to leave the New York Giants’ training complex.

He already has developed into a staple in the greater New York area.

“This is where I wanted to be,” said the former Whitehall standout. “I am a...

NHS boys top Pates

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton boys’ basketball team has picked up right where they left off.

After advancing to the PIAA state playoffs in March, the K-Kids are 4-0 and sit atop the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League standings.

Northampton defeated Freedom 45-36 on Tuesday, June 5.

Roy Ortega led a balanced scoring effort with 13 points. Zach Gula and Isaac Harris each chipped in eight.

The K-Kids jumped out to a 13-1 lead to start the contest and never trailed in the game....

EPC, Colonial split in all-star soccer games

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference split their doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Foundation All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday, June 3, at Salisbury High School.

The EPC girls were victorious by a score of 4-1 in the opener, with the Colonial League boys winning the second leg 2-1.

Pleasant Valley’s Morgan Covart got the EPC girls on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the contest with a long-range shot that curled into the right side of...

Outdoors: Turkey vultures seem to be on the rise in area

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid bird watcher (birder), have you noticed an unusually large number of turkey vultures soaring local skies?

And not just in rural areas, but in the city of Allentown as well.

Often referred to as buzzards, or chicken hawks, there are seven species of vultures in North America, but Pennsylvania has but two; the black vulture and more common turkey vulture.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), the turkey vulture (TV) are about 30 inches in...

Moore Twp. Connie Mack team now 5-1

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Moore Township Connie Mack baseball team used a strong pitching performance and aggressiveness on the base paths to secure a 5-1 victory over Coplay on Friday, June 1.

Gavin Lalik allowed one run and three hits while pitching a complete game.

After scoring off a leadoff double in the second inning, Coplay placed runners on second and third with no one out in the third inning. Lalik forced two fly-outs and recorded a strikeout to escape the jam unscathed. He allowed only one...

NHS takes part in state meet

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Lexi Barrall, Jared Jackson and Zach Liggitt took part in the state track meet this past weekend.

Liggitt took 14th in the shot put. He was seeded with a throw of 50-3.5 and threw a 48-5.5 at states. Johan Eakins of Bradford Area won the event with a 58-10.75.

Liggitt was also 17th in the discus with a throw of 134-10 after being seeded with a throw of 140-4. Zach Gehm of Seneca Valley threw a 194-8 to win gold in the event.

Lexi Barrall took 20th in the pole vault and...

Kids shut down by Gorkos, Eagles

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

An exciting an entertaining season for the Northampton softball team came to a close on Tuesday, May 29, in the District 11 semifinals at Pates Park in Allentown.

Nazareth defeated the K-Kids 2-0 behind a fantastic pitching performance from Samantha Gorkos.

Gorkos, the East Penn Conference’s Most Valuable Player, allowed three hits and struck out 12 in the shutout. The Blue Eagles advanced to play Parkland in the championship on Thursday, May 31.

Despite Gorkos’...

K-Kids had strong season and playoff run

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls softball team started the District 11, Class 6A softball tournament with a bye in round one, then went on to defeat Stroudsburg and ultimately face local rival Nazareth in the semifinals of district play this past Tuesday night.

Starting this tournament with a bye gave three-seeded Northampton extra time to prepare and practice.

“We just stay in the present, just focus on us,” commented head coach Kristy Henritzy when asked about preparing her team for...