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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...

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...

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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...

Baseball team earns berth in districts

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s senior night was and proved to be the perfect setting.

The Konkrete Kids entered their senior night and final game of the regular season in a must-win situation to gain their eighth consecutive district playoff berth.

They began the final week needing just one win in their final three games, after an impressive four-game winning streak brought them back in the running.

But the Kids hit the skids when they dropped consecutive games to Parkland (9-1) and...

Kids prep for districts

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton softball team ended their regular season on a high note last Wednesday afternoon with a home win over Nazareth High School.

The team ended their regular season with a winning record and a five-game winning streak but stumbled in the East Penn Conference Tournament with a first-round loss to Bethlehem Catholic. The team’s season does not end there, however, as the squad is back to practice this week and preparing to meet some tough competitors head-on as District 11...

EPC track and field results

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Eastern Pennsylvania

Conference

Legend

Allentown Central Catholic (ACC), Bethlehem Catholic (BC), Dieruff (D), Easton (E), East Stroudsburg North (ESN), East Stroudsburg South (ESS), Emmaus (Em), Freedom (F), Liberty (L), Nazareth (Na), Northampton (No), Parkland (P), Pleasant Valley (PV), Pocono Mountain East (PME), Pocono Mountain West (PMW), Stroudsburg (S), Whitehall (W), William Allen (WA).

Boys

100 – 1. Jahan Dotson (Na) 10.99, 2. Zaheer Seabrooks (BC...

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...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...