Bethlehem 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...

Outdoors: Youth field day set for August 3

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Now that school is out and you have youngsters that may be into ball sports or addicted to video games, their smartphones and iPads, it may be a good idea to give them a more rounded, different experience by enrolling them in the upcoming National Wild Turkey Federations (NWTF), JAKES Youth Field Day set for Aug. 3.

The event, held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, educates approximately 150 children, ages 8-12 and 12-16.

The JAKES program (Juniors Acquiring...

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...

Area players part of Big 33 victory

Friday, June 21, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was one final chance for some members of Bethlehem Catholic’s football team to relive their time as Golden Hawks during the recent 62nd annual Big 33 game.

Pennsylvania knocked off Maryland 21-0 in the contest, as four Bethlehem players and Becahi head coach Joe Henrich took part in the festivities.

Freedom linebacker Tristan Wheeler was also part of a PA effort that limited Maryland to six first downs in the contest, while the PA offensive line was anchored by two of Becahi...

Liberty tops Emmaus in summer boys hoop action

Friday, June 21, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

No other team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference has been playing better this summer than the Liberty boys basketball team. And the success continued as the Hurricanes erased a second half deficit and slow start to take down Emmaus 41-35 last Thursday night inside the auxiliary gymnasium at Whitehall High School in Lehigh Valley summer league action.

It was a fast-paced, high-tempo type of game with both teams competing at a high level like it was a postseason game and not a game...

Outdoors: Getting kids involved in hunting

Friday, June 21, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Our 12-year old grandson shocked our son when he said he’d like to go hunting. A shocker because the boy is very active in basketball and baseball, and up to this point, never hinted he’d be interested in hunting. Perhaps the incentive was that two of his best buddies hunt with their dads.

So when my son asked how to get him started, I strongly suggested they attend a mandatory upcoming hunter safety course, as we did many moons ago.

And since I spent 43 years in law...

Cup team to play in finals

Friday, June 21, 2019 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

For any Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup player who fell short of a title this season, they now have a golden chance of redemption

Tuesday morning, after Press deadlines, LV looked to put an end to lost opportunities and bring the Carpenter Cup back to the Valley for the first time since 2011.

Derek Holmes (Northwestern) delivered what turned out to be the game-winning, two-run single in the eighth inning that helped lift Lehigh Valley to a 7-6 victory over Delaware South Monday...

Valley girls Cup team ready to get started

Friday, June 21, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic third baseman Addison Roche and Liberty infielder Julia Luisser are returning to this year’s Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team, which will have had its first games on Tuesday, past Press deadlines.

“It’s a little different this year because I know a couple more girls, and I’m more relaxed,” said Roche. “I think we will do well.”

The team practiced this past Sunday under head coach Blake Morgan.

“Batting practice was definitely different from...

Teams prep for Bash at the Beach

Friday, June 21, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Bash at the Beach will take place this weekend at Cedar Beach and all three Bethlehem schools will look to make a push to last until Sunday’s action.

With a lot of teams across the EPC already playing in the Cedar Beach summer league, this weekend’s tournament [the former Stellar event] amplifies the intensity and competition levels.

Bethlehem Catholic head coach Scott McClary, fresh off an EPC and district championship season, is using the summer as an opportunity to see...

Three area girls make Cup team

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

While Bethlehem Catholic infielder Addison Roche and Liberty infielder Julia Luisser will play on Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup team for the second time, Freedom pitcher Jennifer Slanovec will be one of nine newcomers to the team whose first game is scheduled for June 18 at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

“I wanted to be able to represent the area and play with the best of our area,” said Slanovec. “I know people who have played in the past and thought it would be a great experience.”