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Legion team set for playoffs

Friday, July 12, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton received a few days off from the opening round of the Northampton County Legion playoffs with a bye after a second-place finish.

With their first game either Wednesday or Thursday, they’ll begin to piece together their pitching staff for a long run.

Overall, Northampton ended the regular season with an impressive 15-3 mark after they lost to Nazareth, 5-4, in a walkoff finale July 3.

Northampton will meet the winner of the Nazareth-Banko’s best-of-three...

Girls program feeling good during summer season

Friday, July 12, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball program continues to prepare for the 2019-20 winter season and so far they have seen success along the way.

The varsity, JV and freshman teams all took part in the Parkland Summer League, which ended a couple of weeks ago.

Despite some key losses from last year’s team, the varsity squad went 9-1 during the season while the JV team was an unbeaten, 10-0. The freshmen team went 5-5.

“All in all we had a good summer considering many of the...

Haseley seeing up and down season

Friday, July 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s been a wild season for Adam Haseley.

After being selected by the Phillies with their first-round pick in the 2017 Draft, Haseley has moved quickly through the minor league system thanks in part to a whirlwind 2019 season that has seen him move from Double-A ball in Reading all the way to the majors and then back down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Haseley was born and raised in Florida and played college ball in Virginia. As a pro, he played in the Gulf Coast League before...

Outdoors: What to do if you come across a rattlesnake

Friday, July 12, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

At this time of year, a good many outdoors oriented folks head to the hiking trails, be in the in Pocono Mountains or the vast Appalachian Trail that runs locally through the Blue Mountains and beyond through 14 states. As such, keep in mind there are hazards along the way. Namely, rattlesnakes.

Rattlers strike fear in the hearts of many people, especially those who believe the only good snake is a dead snake. Hikers in particular, need to know that people bitten by rattlesnakes are...

Legion rolling along

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With three games remaining on their schedule beginning the week, Northampton’s Legion team has their sights set on the top spot in Northampton County Legion (NORCO).

Having a seven-game winning streak and an overall 13-2 mark can provide plenty of reassurance.

Northampton finished a streak of eight consecutive games and nine in 10 days Wednesday.

“We have been winning and everything is going well,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “We beat the first-place team (Wanderers)...

Fraley steps in to help LV Cup team

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School catcher Maddie Fraley found herself in a unique position last week when she landed on Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team as a last-minute replacement for Bangor catcher Sarah Harrat.

“Kendall [Strohl] and Katelyn [Stuhldreher] are on my tournament team, and after we played Saturday, Kendall asked if I could fill in for Sarah because she hurt her arm,” Fraley explained. “Everybody was really welcoming. The coaches were great and the girls were too.”...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel pick up 3-0 win

It was a night of firsts for Bethlehem Steel FC tonight as the club earned its first win over USL Championship expansion side Hartford Athletic 3-0. The match also saw Issa Rayyan score his first professional goal, Cole Turner provide his first Steel FC assist and Tomás Romero record his first clean sheet of 2019.

The Steel FC attack was all over Hartford early with Faris drawing first blood in the 17th minute. Turner made the assist, his first for the...

Local business caters to softball players from everywhere

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Building blocks are a familiar sports metaphor, illustrating the need for strong foundational pieces in order to achieve athletic success.

Whether it’s constantly working on staying low out of the blocks as a sprinter, taking jumper after jumper in an empty gym, or increasing one’s strength in a musty weight room, that attention to the fundamentals is what’s needed to build future success.

Those figurative building blocks now have a literal meaning for Alexandra MacLean who...