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Valley Cup softball team announced

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley softball coach Blake Morgan has released the 2019 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup Softball Team roster.

The team is comprised of high school sophomore and junior softball players from the Lehigh Valley who will compete in a tournament called the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, which is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The tournament is also an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches.

“Almost everyone who tried out...

LV boys ready for Cup play

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Liberty’s Ben Piripavel and Freedom’s Nick Stannard and Conor Howland are the local Bethlehem representatives on the squad.

A win by the LV squad in the opener would push them to the quarterfinal round on...

Outdoors: A look at results of an angler survey

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Southwick Associates just released their March/April angler survey, wherein they interview anglers online to get their preferred angling methods, gear, locations, general interest and fishing opinions.

The questions and respective percentages indicate the most annoying problems with angling today. They are as follows:

Q: What is the biggest problem facing fishing today?

Access to water said 26-percent of respondents; Water quality, 13.6-percent; Invasive species, 12.3-...

Hawks head to college

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic announced their latest class of seniors heading to college to play sports last week.

The list is highlighted with Division-I athletes such as Dalton Daddona (Penn State, football) and Margaret Benzing (Lafayette, volleyball).

The wrestling team will send three grapplers off to the next level with Luca Frinzi (Lehigh), Nate Lackman (Rhode Island) and Dillon Murphy (Harvard).

The school honored 22 of their outbound seniors during last week’s ceremony...

Wanderers off to hot start

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The NORCO season is underway and the Wanderers have jumped out to a perfect start early in the season.

Winning their first two games of the season 12-0 over Hellertown and 14-0 over Bankos, the Wanderers (2-0) have been off to a torrid beginning to the season.

With games against Nazareth (5-1) and Wind Gap (0-4) this week, Dwight Pulieri’s team will get a chance to see what they’re really made of when they stack up against Nazareth this week.

Freemansburg is 2-2 through...

Looking for former Pigs

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Time to take a look around Major League Baseball and throughout the minors, trying to find former IronPigs players and where they’ve wound up.

We start very close to home though as the Phillies on Monday dealt right-hander Tom Eshelman to Baltimore for international slot pool money. What that means for the Phillies is that they get more money to sign international free agents than what Major League Baseball allotted them initially. It will allow them to maybe give a guy more money to...

District Champions! Liberty knocks off Emmaus to win title

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Many times, the district final comes down to the top two seeds. As the number two-seed, Liberty had better than average odds of being in the final and could have figured to play top-seed Northampton. With top-seeded Northampton eliminated early, the Hurricanes took on an Emmaus team that not only took out the Konkrete Kids, but had been beating a number of top teams throughout the playoffs. In the end though, the Hurricanes came away with a 3-1 win to take gold in District 11.

Todd...

Karam will be back at Bethlehem Catholic

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic wrestling coach Jeff Karam will be in his accustomed corner next winter when the Golden Hawks return to the mats.

The Becahi boss will balance the life of coach and spectator with both of his sons wrestling in college next season. Karam originally stepped down as head coach prior to last season, because of him wanting to spend more time watching his son Luke wrestle for Lehigh and Cole at New York University.

Injuries to both his sons last season opened up...

Magliochetti named tennis scholar athlete

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet last Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.

Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu. (More on Liu and Jacobs in this...