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Monday, October 23, 2017

Pete’s Top-10: No. 1 spot under threat

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week 1 of the high school football season told us what we expected: the EPC North football teams can’t compete with their neighbors in the south — but we already knew that.

Now, the real season begins with divisional play, highlighted by a slate of intriguing games this weekend.

The Colonial League saw Palisades make a play for a possible run at the league crown with their win over Notre Dame last week, but how will Week 2 shake out?

Check out the picks below in this week’s edition of the top 10.

1. Emmaus (1-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

LVSHOF inducts 22

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame inducted 22 new members — representing two classes — at its annual induction ceremony and banquet back on Saturday, May 20, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.

The new members inducted include former high school, college, recreational, semipro, and professional athletes, coaches, and others who were among the very best in their particular sport from the Lehigh Valley over the past 50 years.

Those inducted were:

District 11 will form a Hall of Fame

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District XI will be bringing their own Hall of Fame to town when the inaugural class will be inducted on October 14, 2018.

The District XI Hall of Fame will include athletes, coaches, officials, and contributors and will be reflective of those individual’s contributions on the District XI high school level.

Postgraduate, collegiate, or professional performance will not be assessed in selecting Hall of Fame recipients.

Orioles taking on Martin’s Creek in BML adult finals

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Iron Financial Orioles know all about coming from behind. When they fell behind Martins Creek 5-0 Sunday in game two of the Blue Mountain League Championship Series, it was just another day on the ball field for them. Unfortunately for the Orioles, there wouldn’t be a comeback in the offing this time and they fell to Martins Creek 7-4, evening the series at one game apiece.

Tony’s Top-Cat takes TOC

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The 28th version of Catasauqua’s Tournament of Champions proved to be an old-fashioned basketball barnburner.

Top-Cat, the champion of the nearby Stiles League, defended its title with a tight-knit, 62-59 win over Ohlson’s Landscaping to capture the crown.

Derek Hall hit John Amoroso for a layup with roughly 15 seconds remaining in the game to help Top-Cat to the title. It was a close contest throughout the night, as the tournament featured its share of interesting games.

Outdoors: good time to catch up on what’s new

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As we’re in the last of the summer doldrums with fishing being poor because of rain and dove hunting is only upcoming, now’s a good time to catch up on what’s new in the outdoor related marketplace.

If you’re firearms buff, collector or historian, Jerry Lee’s 2018 Gun Digest is a necessary read. In fact, you can spend the remainder of the summer reading this vast collection of firearms information Lee has assembled in his latest work.

SportsFest run shows potential of NHS girls basketball team

Friday, August 11, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls basketball team recently concluded their summer workouts, and they are hoping some of the results are a good sign of things to come this winter season.

While last summer there may have been less questions to answer, as the team returned one of the best players to ever suit up on the NHS basketball court in Aja Blount, coming into this winter some more things will need to be worked out.

But, the signs are there it can be another special season for the Kids.

Outdoors: Growing number of boat motor issues

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re a motor boat owner and are you having motor problems because of ethanol contaminating the innards of your motor, a new survey by Boating Industry Magazine says 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!”

TOC set to begin new chapter

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Twenty-eight years ago, Eric Snyder had one of those night’s where he couldn’t sleep.

He remembered a passage from a book written by legendary college football coach Lou Holtz who stated that he would “get up and do something to make him tired.”

So Snyder decided to follow the initiative. He had his concept and groundwork for the then initial Tournament of Champions, but he wanted to add another twist. Snyder wanted it to be a rotating tournament in which a different league every year would be the host site.