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Diane Jordan appointed as Freedom AD

Monday, July 1, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It would be fair to say that Fred Harris has been a busy man the past two years.

As athletic director for the Bethlehem Area School District, Harris has been responsible for overseeing Freedom and Liberty's athletic departments, a demanding and unique task for one person.

Starting this week, Harris has some help.

Diane Jordan was formally approved last week by the school board to her new appointment of becoming the athletic director at Freedom, effective July 1. The...

Connie Mack All-Stars

Monday, July 1, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Lehigh Valley Connie Mack all-stars played at Limeport Stadium on Saturday, June 29. Bethlehem all-stars were: front row left to right - Frank Olshefski, Kyle Brown and Sean McGregor of Freemansburg and, back row - Jordan Santee, Tyler Erney and Nick Caricari from Lehigh Bethlehem.

Four teams still alive

Monday, July 1, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The 2013 District 20 Little League Tournament continued last weekend for 11-12 year-old majors, and, as of Press deadlines, four teams remain: City Line, Pennridge, Lehigh, and Hellertown/Lower Saucon.

In one of four games last Friday, City Line defeated Northeast 7-5.

City Line had the early lead, 2-0, when Northeast scored three runs in the third inning. City Line tied the game in the fourth and scored three more runs in the fifth inning. Northeast attempted a comeback,...

Gold holds off Red

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

There wasn't much offense, but the 43rd annual McDonald's All-Star Football Classic still provided a punch, literally, for fans last Thursday night at Nazareth's Andrew Leh Stadium.

A late game skirmish between both sides, led to the most exciting action on the night, as the Gold team knocked off the Red team 13-8.

A fumble late in the contest, which was recovered by the Red team and brought to the Gold 6-yard line, appeared to give the Red an opportunity to come away with a...

Baseball in finals

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Editor's note: The Carpenter Cup baseball finals take place Tuesday after Press deadlines. Be sure to check out next week's edition for coverage.

Tri-Cape had plenty of opportunities to stifle the Lehigh Valley Monday morning in the Carpenter Cup semifinals, but every time the door opened, the LV squad shut it quickly.

The Lehigh Valley took advantage of errors, played great defense and used quality pitching to knock off Tri-Cape 4-1 at Citizens Bank Park to reach their second...

Lehigh-Bethlehem back atop standings

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Lehigh-Bethlehem squad is officially a force in Lehigh Valley Connie Mack baseball.

Next, they want to carry that over into the state playoffs.

After winning their first Lehigh Valley title in 2011, and taking second last year, the team is once again in a good spot to clinch a top-two seed in the standings, a chance to play for another Lehigh Valley title, as well as an automatic berth in state play.

"From the beginning of the season, our goal was to make it to...

Birches takes over first

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The NORCO Legion standings have seen a shake up over the past week, as one time front-runners Bath have taken a dip to the red-hot Birches.

The Birches (10-1) lead the league at the moment, while Bath (8-2) slipped up over the weekend with a 4-2 loss to Kemp Post to fall in second place.

East Stroudsburg (9-3), Kemp Post (7-2-1) and Nazareth (9-2-2) all round out the top five in the standings.

Freemansburg (5-7) is the next closest Bethlehem team fighting for a playoff...

Lehigh Valley softball wins opener

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team got off to a quiet start, but came back with a bang in its 10-5 victory over Philadelphia Catholic's Carpenter Cup softball team on Monday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Catholic struck first with two runs, creating a buzz in the Lehigh Valley dugout.

"Their lead kind of gave us a drive. We just said we need to get some runs on the board before they get too far ahead," said Lehigh Valley second baseman, Nicole Iasiello....

Be aware of tick bites this time of year

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With anglers casting for trout along grassy-banked streams and woodlots, and spring gobbler hunters sitting in front of tree's, this makes them all susceptible to the dreaded tick bite.

Since we had a mild winter snow wise, ticks are already active and abundant and will readily attach themselves to sportsmen and sports ladies traipsing these areas. While they are a threat, outdoors folks shouldn't refrain from going afield if they take measures to prevent a tick bite and possible Lyme...

Recipes for something different this summer

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As of Friday, June 21, summer officially arrived. As such, it's time for outdoor outings and outdoor feastings. But instead of grilling the same old burgers and hot dogs, why not substitute those with some fish and wild game that you caught or shot?

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has printed a pot purri of wild game recipes that will add some zest to your outdoor barbecuing. And the recipes such as Gobblin' Good Chile, Stuffed Venison Tenderloin, Venison Meatballs with...