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LV Carpenter Cup team opens this week

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley’s 2018 Carpenter Cup baseball team was announced last week as the squad looks to prepare for this year’s edition in Philadelphia.

This will be the 26th year of the franchise, as they look to buck a recent trend of being ousted from the first round in two of the last three years.

Freedom sophomore outfielder Nick Stannard is the lone Bethlehem player on the list, as the team is led by 10 players from Parkland and Emmaus.

LV will open up the tournament on...

Wanderers aims for playoffs

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Wanderers hope its blend of youth and experience can be a winning formula for them to improve upon last season’s 9-9 finish.

Dwight Pulieri returns to lead the squad and is excited about the potential of the group.

“Legion baseball is a long, short season if that makes any sense,” Pulieri said. “We have a nice blend of young quality players and varsity players. How we accept our roles will determine our success. Like all Legion teams depending on who is there, there could...

Roche, Luisser make Cup team

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic third baseman Addison Roche and Liberty shortstop Julia Luisser will compete in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, beginning June 25 at FDR Park in Philadelphia, after being named to the Lehigh Valley team last weekend by head coach Blake Morgan.

Roche and Luisser, both sophomores, will be newcomers to the tournament.

Luisser was inspired to try out by former teammate Kristin Kaleycik who graduated from Liberty in 2017 and currently plays softball at...

Freemansburg Legion team looking for success in 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freemansburg’s Legion baseball team is hoping this summer will be another winning one when they take the field.

Coming off last year’s 12-6 finish, Chris Medei’s squad is hoping for a repeat performance with a relatively young team.

“This years team is going to be young with nine new players,” Medei said. “We do have a good mix of older players coming back and younger players. There’s no reason why we should not have a successful season. Our pitching should be fine with good...

Dream Achieved

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

It’s every golfer’s dream. For Cole Miller, it became a reality.

The former Northwestern Lehigh High School student-athlete, qualified for the U.S. Open on last Monday. He earned his spot by taking third place at a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. He will now get to tee it up with the world’s best at this year’s U.S. Open, which will be held June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York.

Miller, a recent Penn State graduate, shot...

Cup softball team named

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, coached by Blake Morgan, was announced last week and includes 16 sophomores and juniors from District XI.

“Try outs went well, and we’re always excited to have kids show up,” said Morgan, who is coaching his third Carpenter Cup team.

Returning from last year’s team are Whitehall’s Rachel Arner, Parkland’s Kelly Dulaney, Emmaus’s Hannah Palinkas, and Easton’s Courtney Grundhauser.

Newcomers are Bethlehem Catholic’s...

Lynn, Snyder win EPC gold

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s number two singles player David Lynn and number three singles player Gavin Snyder clinched gold medals in the East Penn Conference tennis tournament last month at Freedom High School.

In finals, Lynn defeated Nazareth’s Nate Tauber, 10-5, and Snyder defeated Parkland’s Sam Zahn, 10-8.

“It was another hot afternoon like district finals and it was another long match. I think the same thing happened again. He got tired and I was able to capitalize on that,” said Snyder....

Freedom wins D-11 baseball title

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It’s been a long time coming, and it wasn’t easy.

The Freedom baseball team scored two runs in the top of the second inning, and used a strong pitching performance from seldom used in 2018 Tim Healy, to take down top-seed Parkland 2-1 last Wednesday evening in the District 11 6A championship game at Lehigh University’s J. David Walker Field.

It is the first district title for the Patriots baseball team since 1999.

Freedom (16-9 overall) entered the game as the seventh...

Becahi takes D-11 softball crown

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s softball team became District XI Class 4A champions with an 8-2 victory over Bangor last Tuesday at Parkland High School.

“Amazing. Amazing. I love this team,” said winning pitcher Tatum Kresley. “I can’t wait for states.”

The Hawks led 6-0 after four innings, but Bangor’s Morgan Karasek and Jenna Learn had back-to-back triples to start the fifth.

“I knew my team would come back and that I would come back as a pitcher, and just move on to the next...

Becahi advances in states

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Three triples by Jersey Shore in the first inning could not scare Bethlehem Catholic away as the Hawks fought back from a 3-0 deficit to score an 8-3 victory in the first round of PIAA State Class 4A softball playoffs on Monday in Turbotville, Pa.

In the fifth inning, Becahi’s Morgan Christine led off, getting hit by a pitch, and Addison Roche, Tatum Kresley, and Jess Indelicato all singled. Alyssa Jiminez slapped, but a run scored, and Tasha Miner singled, putting the Hawks ahead 4-3...