Steel FC tie 0-0
Bethlehem Steel FC continued its strong run of form with a strong defensive game plan to shutout the defending USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University, playing to a 0-0 draw.
Fielding six teenagers against the champions, Steel FC limited the Eastern Conference power to no shots on target in the opening half and just two overall. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy picked up his second clean sheet of the year in the scoreless affair.
If you’re an avid bird watcher (birder), have you noticed an unusually large number of turkey vultures soaring local skies?
And not just in rural areas, but in the city of Allentown as well.
Often referred to as buzzards, or chicken hawks, there are seven species of vultures in North America, but Pennsylvania has but two; the black vulture and more common turkey vulture.
Each summer, hundreds of children learn a very important - potentially lifesaving - skill, the ability to swim.
This year, several of the most senior swimmers from Northampton’s Kids Swim Club are doing their part to help Northampton kids learn this valuable skill by hosting swim lessons.
While the younger members of the Kids Swim Club practice on one side of the pool, the more tenured swimmers, some of which have as many 12 years of competitive swim experience, share their love of the sport and their expertise in the pool with future swimmers as young as 3-years-old.
The Colonial League and East Penn Conference split their doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete Foundation All-Star Soccer Classic on Sunday, June 3, at Salisbury High School.
The EPC girls were victorious by a score of 4-1 in the opener, with the Colonial League boys winning the second leg 2-1.
Pleasant Valley’s Morgan Covart got the EPC girls on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the contest with a long-range shot that curled into the right side of the net.
The Northampton boys’ basketball team has picked up right where they left off.
After advancing to the PIAA state playoffs in March, the K-Kids are 4-0 and sit atop the Cedar Beach Summer Basketball League standings.
Northampton defeated Freedom 45-36 on Tuesday, June 5.
Roy Ortega led a balanced scoring effort with 13 points. Zach Gula and Isaac Harris each chipped in eight.
The K-Kids jumped out to a 13-1 lead to start the contest and never trailed in the game. Donte Rodriguez scored Northampton’s first seven points to set the tone.
The Moore Township Connie Mack baseball team used a strong pitching performance and aggressiveness on the base paths to secure a 5-1 victory over Coplay on Friday, June 1.
Gavin Lalik allowed one run and three hits while pitching a complete game.
After scoring off a leadoff double in the second inning, Coplay placed runners on second and third with no one out in the third inning. Lalik forced two fly-outs and recorded a strikeout to escape the jam unscathed. He allowed only one base runner the rest of the game.
Along with being the second overall pick in the recent NFL draft, Saquon Barkley couldn’t be happier with his new surroundings in the Jersey Meadowlands.
In fact on the first day of the team’s recent three-day OTA workouts, Barkley was the first player to arrive and the last player to leave the New York Giants’ training complex.
He already has developed into a staple in the greater New York area.
“This is where I wanted to be,” said the former Whitehall standout. “I am a hard worker, I am willing to learn, and I am coachable.
Lexi Barrall, Jared Jackson and Zach Liggitt took part in the state track meet this past weekend.
Liggitt took 14th in the shot put. He was seeded with a throw of 50-3.5 and threw a 48-5.5 at states. Johan Eakins of Bradford Area won the event with a 58-10.75.
Liggitt was also 17th in the discus with a throw of 134-10 after being seeded with a throw of 140-4. Zach Gehm of Seneca Valley threw a 194-8 to win gold in the event.
Lexi Barrall took 20th in the pole vault and cleared 10-0 at states. Mackenzie Horn of Manheim Township won the gold medal by clearing 13-3.
The Northampton girls softball team started the District 11, Class 6A softball tournament with a bye in round one, then went on to defeat Stroudsburg and ultimately face local rival Nazareth in the semifinals of district play this past Tuesday night.
Starting this tournament with a bye gave three-seeded Northampton extra time to prepare and practice.
“We just stay in the present, just focus on us,” commented head coach Kristy Henritzy when asked about preparing her team for tough games. “The team is a very tight group and a bunch of fighters.”
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!”