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The 4th Annual Chris Attieh Foundation Memorial Softball Tournament will take place Sunday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the championships held June 30.
The tourney will host 16 slowpitch softball teams of all different calibers which are each sponsored by many local businesses.
Northampton High School softball player, Amber Saylor, was named to the 2014 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team.
The team is comprised of high school players from the LVC and the Colonial League, who will compete in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, a tournament sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies. Teams competing in the tournament, which is also a showcase for college coaches, are from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
In an all-star game, most people probably expect a heavy explosion offensively coming from the batter's box.
And while that was that case, at least for one team, it was the dominant outing of the Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference's pitching staff that stole the show last Saturday afternoon.
The last time Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup run came to an end in the first round was in 2006. Their opponent was Burlington County out of New Jersey.
Last Thursday, Lehigh Valley once again met Burlington County. This time it was in the opening round and the result was much like the 2006 meeting.
Northampton's Sam Gaye ended the fall soccer season with a Lehigh Valley Conference First-Team selection because of his contributions on the field.
Over the weekend, Gaye backed up that selection with his performance in the 33rd Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic at Whitehall High School's Zephyrs Sports Complex. He was one of four Northampton seniors selected as Lions All-Stars in Sunday's double-header game.
Julian Santos joined Gaye on the boys' team, while Leandra Sterner and Erica Filipovits were named all-stars for the girls' squad.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference officially put their name out there last Wednesday at Woodstone Country Club, as the 18 joining members of the former Lehigh Valley Conference and Mountain Valley Conference all met in harmony to introduce the "EPC 18."
The details of the day were more of recycled news originally reported by the Bethlehem Press back in October.
Wednesday's outing was full of the proverbial fluff that press conferences like this adhere to, as all parties played the part to be in accordance with each other.
This year's Northampton Connie Mack team is merging with Lehigh Township's team for the 2014 season.
While Northampton was just 3-14 a year ago, Lehigh Township went 12-7 to finish seventh in the very competitive Lehigh Valley League. They eventually lost in heartbreaking fashion in an exciting series with Fullerton, which advanced the Ramblers to the state playoff tournament.
Playing under the Lehigh Township name, the team will be under the direction of first-year coach Tom Onusconich.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup announced their roster last week as the team gears up to open the tournament on Thursday against Burlington County at Richie Ashburn Field.
Parkland leads the roster with five players featuring seniors Zach Merkle, Gabe Mosser and Chris Rabasco. Juniors Connor Higgins and Jeff Strisovsky round out the Trojan faithful.
For the first time in tournament history, the tournament restricted rosters to a maximum of 12 seniors, which made for some tough decisions for general manager J.F. Pirro.
Lehigh Valley will be in the national spotlight when ESPN visits SteelStacks June 16 as part of the official FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest and Viewing Party. (Check out lvsoccerfest.com)
The internationally respected sports network has selected SteelStacks as one of a handful of destinations around the country where it will offer live look-ins at the crowds gathered to watch the USA versus Ghana game, set for 6 p.m. that evening.