Northampton Press

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Kreglow to take part in ANW again

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s probably a safe bet that Logan Kreglow didn’t encounter any obstacles along the parade route while participating in Egypt’s Curt Simmon’s Day Parade, recently

Kreglow, who will be making his second appearance this summer on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, was invited to march in this year’s parade that was held on June. 1. He walked along with his family who were all wearing American Ninja Warrior T-shirts. The parade honors Simmons, an Egypt native, who spent 18 years as a pitcher in the major leagues, 11 of those years with the Phillies.

Red tops Gold in annual McDonald’s Classic

Friday, June 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s Hunter Werkheiser and Nate Bendekovits truly cherished the moments and the overall experience with the recent 49th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic at Nazareth’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

The senior linemen along with Kids’ running back Ethan Deater represented the Gold team – comprised of players from Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades – that lost to the Red team - players from Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe counties - 28-14, as the Red team claimed its first victory in the series since 2015.

Lehigh Valley falls in Cup finals

Friday, June 21, 2019 by TJ ENGLE AND PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

They were the Carpenter Cup’s comeback kids.

Lehigh Valley’s late-game heroics had been commonplace at the prestigious tournament.

Down a run entering the final frames in each of their past two games, the squad has come up clutch.

And there was a belief they would do it again Tuesday at Citizen’s Bank Park.

But it was Burlington County (NJ) that broke open a tie game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to claim the Carpenter Cup Classic championship with a 4-2 win over Lehigh Valley.

Girls Cup team falls

Friday, June 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team had a short run in this year’s tournament, partly due to the tournament’s new format, after losing two of its three games on Tuesday.

No longer a double-elimination tournament, the top eight teams from day one and day two advance to the finals on day three.

Lehigh Valley’s strong start, a 10-0 mercy rule victory over PCCAF (Philadelphia Charter Catholic Academy and Friends) gave way to Delaware North’s strong finish in its 7-0 victory over Lehigh Valley.

Legion off to a good start

Friday, June 21, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s Legion team ended last year’s campaign in the opening round of the state regional playoffs with nine healthy players.

Unless injuries arise again, that shouldn’t be a problem for them this season.

Depth won’t be an issue for Northampton, as it has an abundance of players from the EPC champion high school team as well as some recent graduates who are playing on the collegiate level.

As a result, Northampton won five of its first six games (5-1), suffering its first loss to Banko’s (7-2) Sunday.

McDonald’s All-Star Classic Thursday

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The 2019 McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic is set to take place on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Nazareth High School’s Andrew Leh Stadium.

The Gold Team is the away team this year, and made up of teams from Northampton County, Palisades and Phillipsburg, NJ. The squad is coached by Frank Duffy (Phillipsburg).

The Red Team is made up of Lehigh, Carbon, and Monroe and coached by Matt Walters of East Stroudsburg South. Red is the home team.

Valley Cup softball team announced

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

Valley Cup softball team named

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

NHS sports teams making climb

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head boys’ basketball coach Coy Stampone has told me several times that he now expects his team to make districts every year.

Kids’ head baseball coach Mick Sugra was sitting at home on a recent Sunday afternoon, but he expected his team to be playing in the second round of the district playoffs.

NHS head football coach Kyle Haas revived a life support program and led the team to nine wins and their first district appearance since 2003.

What do they all have in common?

It is about regaining respectability.