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Pates bring home awards

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom’s varsity cheerleaders recently returned from Pine Forest cheerleading camp where they won multiple awards.

The Patriots took the top spot as overall game day champions.

“That’s a pretty big one. There were a lot of good teams,” said Patriot coach Breanna Bishamber. “The girls work on a new routine and build on their skills, and then get evaluated on that and perform it.”

The squad of 16 also won first place in game day small varsity and first place in sideline...

LV softball Cup team falls

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s run in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic came to a surprising end last week when Lehigh Valley lost a three-run lead in the seventh inning and was eliminated by Tri Cape, 8-7, on Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

“They were a good team. We only beat them 1-0 the game before,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They keep coming, and you have to stop them.”

Tri Cape scored first, but Lehigh Valley took a 3-1 lead. The two teams traded runs and were tied...

Wanderers aiming for top-3

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It’s coming down to the final week of the regular season for Norco Legion and the Wanderers are still jockeying for position with Nazareth and Northampton.

The Wanderers came into this week with a 12-3-1 record, good enough to be sitting in third place behind Northampton (11-3) and first place Nazareth (12-2).

Staying in the top-three would be ideal for head coach Dwight Pulieri, but he’s also more than happy with how this season has unfolded for his group.

“Going into...

Outdoors: PFBC to crack down on BUI offenses

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As this is the July Fourth holiday week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced that their waterways conservation officers (WCO) will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence (BUI).

The PFBC, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, is working to increase boater awareness of the hazards associated with boating under the influence, and to decrease the number of accidents and deaths...

Cup team wins 11-0

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In Lehigh Valley’s third game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley had its biggest victory with an 11-0 win over Inter-AC/Bal.

Perhaps it was the momentum Lehigh Valley was gaining after winning the first two games of the day, or the bonding that was solidifying by the time the third game rolled around that led to the shutout.

“It happened fast, probably between the first two games [on Monday],” said...

Valley tops Burlington

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup softball team continued play in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

In its first game of the day, Lehigh Valley defeated Burlington County, 6-3.

Kelly Dulaney (Parkland) was the winning pitcher, and Hannah Palinkas (Emmaus) also pitched for Lehigh Valley.

The game was tied 1-1 until the third inning when Lehigh Valley scored four runs.

Morgan Karasek...

LV girls earn 5-0 win

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In Lehigh Valley’s second game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley defeated Suburban One, 5-0.

Emily Silberman (Salisbury) was the winning pitcher and Falcon teammate Peyton Stauffer had a double in the Lehigh Valley victory.

Lehigh Valley scored its first four runs in the second inning.

Abbey Sechler (Parkland) had three hits and scored twice in the game.

Addie Roche (Bethlehem Catholic...

FHS aims for an encore

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Freedom hopes it can muster together another impressive summer performance when the A-Town Throw Down takes place this weekend.

After the Patriots finished fourth in the Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase two weeks ago, Joe Stellato and the program are looking for an encore performance this weekend.

“SportsFest is always an exciting time for high school basketball fans,” Stellato said. “We played great in Bash at the Beach and are looking forward to this upcoming weekend. We ended...

Danny Espinosa to give Pigs, Phillies infield depth

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With injuries to infielders Pedro Florimon and now J.P. Crawford, who could miss as much as six weeks with a broken hand, the Phillies went in search of some infield depth. Who they found was veteran Danny Espinosa, who turned 31 in April.

It was just in 2016 when Espinosa seemingly perked up his career when he hit 24 home runs with the Nationals. Before that season, Espinosa had 68 career home runs over six seasons with the Nats. One outstanding issue was the surging home run number...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

wrestling scholar athletes

The 2017-18 District 11 Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar Athlete and Hall of Fame Banquet took place back on Sunday, April 29, at the Best Western Lehigh Valley. Bangor’s Ed Hay took home the 3A award and Northern Lehigh’s Seth Fronheiser won the 2A award.

Below are the list of wrestlers nominated:

Bangor, Edward N. Hay; Bethlehem Catholic, Jarred Papcsy; Catasauqua, Jack Manogue; Blue Mountain, Josh Mason; East Stroudsburg North, Taylen...