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Phantoms swept out of playoffs by Marlies

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the first time since moving to the Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms reached the Eastern Conference Finals. Unfortunately, their stay in the finals didn’t last long as the Toronto Marlies, complete with a number of players who saw considerable time in the NHL this season, swept the Phantoms in four games to end Lehigh Valley’s quest for a Calder Cup championship, winning 3-1 in the series finale.

“You look up and down their roster, obviously, they’re very, very talented,” said goalie...

Outdoors: Ethanol-related fuels causing problems

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the pleasure boating season, power boat owners in particular should be aware of a new survey done by Boating Industry magazine.

It says that those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”

It was...

Liggitt first in shot, discus

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head track and field coach Tim Caffrey admittedly has a bittersweet moment at the recent District 11 meet.

The veteran coach watched some of his performers advance to the state meet at Shippensburg University this weekend, while he watched others end their high school career.

Zach Liggitt (first place, shot put and discus), Alexis Barrall (second place in the pole vault), and Jared Jackson (third place, 400-meter dash) will be competing at Shippensburg.

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Pleasant Valley walks off against K-Kids

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Forget sabermetrics.

Baseball is a game of inches.

And sometimes, it’s the smallest margin that can spell the difference between winning and losing.

The ball bounced Pleasant Valley’s way Monday in a walk-off, 2-1 victory over Northampton in a District 11 Class 6A first round game.

With the bases loaded and one out, Danny McEvoy lofted a fly ball to right field that fell in, allowing Brandon Ratti to score from third base to send the Bears to Wednesday’s...

Step Outdoors back at Steelstacks June 2-3

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Steelstacks in Bethlehem is again hosting their fourth Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley program that is two-days of presentations, hands-on activities, educational programs for the entire family. It’s an effort to promote what the great outdoors has to offer. The program is set for June 2-3 at Steelstacks.

The Step Outdoors program that includes a host of activities for children as well, will have over 25 local and state environmental and outdoor groups presenting their activities. The...

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...