At this time of year, wildlife is blooming with newborns - be it songbirds, geese, ducks, foxes and deer fawns. The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up, especially deer fawns.
Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to the PGC. During this time, it’s best to keep your distance because the fawn’s mother is almost always nearby. When people see a small fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it is helpless, lost or needing to be rescued.
Girls and boys ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning honing their soccer skills and learning new ones during the free Youth Soccer Clinic presented by Women’s Premier Soccer League team Lehigh Valley Tempest June 16 at SteelStacks. The event, which is part of the FIFA World Cup ™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to all skill levels. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in advance at lvsoccerfest.com.
Liberty’s first round game against Easton in the District XI Class 6A softball playoffs started out in the perfect way for the Hurricanes with a leadoff home run by Alexa Burger, a double by Alanyse Solomon, three more solid hits, and a run scored on Monday at Easton.
“In the first inning, we hit five balls hard, all in fair territory, which is a good thing, so we figured that would continue the rest of the game but it didn’t,” said Liberty coach Sam Carrodo.
Liberty senior relay anchor Greta Stuckey had a lot of ground to make up in the 4x8 at the District XI Class 3A Track and Field Meet Championships, but with something to lose and everything to gain, Stuckey kicked into high gear and brought home the gold medal for the Hurricanes.
The District 11 baseball postseason gets underway this week with the championship games from all classes taking place next week.
Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic hope they can make runs through their respective 6A and 4A classes, while Northampton and Notre Dame look to build off their momentum from winning their league titles.
Below is the complete list of contests for all District 11 classifications. Teams are listed in order of where they sit in the bracket.
A rainbow appeared during the District XI Class 3A track and field boys’ 3200 meter run, and with that, Liberty senior Darlyn Fermin ran to a district pot of gold with a personal best of 9:40.64.
“It feels ... I can’t even explain it right now,” said Fermin, wearing his gold medal, all smiles.
Fermin took a solid lead from the start and maintained it the entire race.
Whitehall has been Goliath this year on the volleyball court, but Freedom tried their best David act when things came to a head Tuesday night in the semifinal round of the District 11 3A tournament.
The Pates (19-4) and Zephyrs (21-0) were set for a rematch of the EPC championship, where Whitehall won in a three-game sweep. The results of last night’s contest were past Press deadlines, but head coach John Yanek felt his team had a fighting chance, despite being swept by the Zephs twice this season.
Senior jumper Liz Lieb carried over her school record in the long jump to clinch a gold medal at the District XI Class 3A Track and Field Championships last week at Whitehall High School.
“So good. So good,” Lieb said. “I was excited that I broke 18, but I was also nervous because I knew that getting it on the second jump, there were girls who were going to jump after me, so I didn’t feel relief until the last 30 seconds.”
Lieb reached 18-02.50 on her second jump.
The IronPigs limped out of town a week ago having had the last game on their six-game homestand rained out, which may have been a good thing since they lost the first five games, coming on the heels of a loss in Buffalo to end their last road trip.
They went down to Durham and lost two more before a win over the Bulls and then won the middle game of a three-game series in Charlotte over the weekend. If you’re doing the math, that’s 10 losses in their last 12 games.