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Step Outdoors back at Steelstacks June 2-3

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Steelstacks in Bethlehem is again hosting their fourth Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley program that is two-days of presentations, hands-on activities, educational programs for the entire family. It’s an effort to promote what the great outdoors has to offer. The program is set for June 2-3 at Steelstacks.

The Step Outdoors program that includes a host of activities for children as well, will have over 25 local and state environmental and outdoor groups presenting their activities. The...

Steel FC earn two victories

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC turned in a complete performance as the club picked up its first shutout of the year with a 3-0 win over rivals New York Red Bulls II in a midweek tilt at Goodman Stadium.

18-year-old winger Michee Ngalina struck for his first professional goal in the first half, collecting a pass from Philadelphia Union midfielder Adam Najem. With the goal, Ngalina became the youngest scorer in Steel FC’s history. The second half saw former Steel FC forward Cory Burke collected two...

District 11 3A Track & Field Results

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Class 3A


100 – 1. Amanda Crooks (Whitehall) 12.26, 2. Kylie Kutz (Blue Mtn.) 12.41, 3. Alanna Smith (Emmaus) 12.60.

200 – 1. Talitha Diggs (Saucon Vy.) 24.84, 2. Kylie Kutz (Blue Mtn.) 25.57, 3. Jalurah Moore (Pleasant Vy.) 26.03.

400 – 1. Talitha Diggs (Saucon Vy.) 56.61, 2. Jasmine Douglas-Grant (Stroudsburg) 58.17, 3. Ellissa Slader (Easton) 59.32.

800 – 1. Greta Stuckey (Liberty) 2:18.55, 2. Katherine Ellmaker (Easton) 2:19.25, 3. Emily...

LHS boys track has 11-0 regular season

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The Liberty Hurricanes boys track and field team were honored at the East Penn Conference Track and Field Championships last week at Whitehall High School for their regular season conference championship which included an 11-0, undefeated season.

“It was a goal,” said Liberty coach Andy Messa. “Two years ago when Chris [D’Emilio] and I took over, the boys were 4-7. Last year, we turned it around to 7-4, and coming into this year we knew we had a pretty good team.

“Last year, we...

Liberty knocks off Becahi in semifinals

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In a Bethlehem rematch that stood at 1-1 from the regular season, Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic competed in the East Penn Conference softball semifinal last Thursday when the Hurricanes defeated the Hawks, 5-2, at Pates Park in Allentown.

“I was a little nervous going in, but I had a little break since Nazareth, so my arm felt good,” said winning pitcher Paige Zigmund.

The Hurricanes were on the scoreboard first with an RBI single from Kyla Benner that scored Mikayla Ruppert...

LHS advances to finals, but falls to the Trojans

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

In the second game of a doubleheader for Liberty last Thursday, the Hurricanes lost in the East Penn Conference softball final, 11-0, to the Parkland Trojans at Pates Park in Allentown.

“We’re not going to give any excuses. They beat us,” said Liberty coach Sam Carrodo. “I know, it’s tough to play two games in one day, and you’ve got to face whatever uphill battle, and that’s what the girls did.”

Liberty’s day began around 4 p.m. when the Hurricanes faced Bethlehem Catholic in...

Steel to host soccer clinic at SoccerFest viewing party

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Children and youth soccer players ages 6-12 are invited to learn a variety of soccer skills and techniques at a free soccer clinic presented by the Bethlehem Steel FC June 16, 11:45 a.m., at the Lehigh Valley SoccerFest and Viewing Party at SteelStacks. The hands-on event, led by Bethlehem Steel FC and Philadelphia Union Academy staff and players, is open to the first 200 children who register at

During the clinic, which...

Hawks aiming for a rematch against Dock

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic was so close to making the PIAA tournament last season. The Hawks now face that reality again this week when they opened up the District 11 2A tournament against Southern Lehigh Tuesday.

The winner of Tuesday’s match moves on to Thursday’s finals against top-seeded Dock Mennonite at 6 p.m. in Bensalem.

Becahi (7-9) hopes they can make a repeat appearance in the final after coming up short in last year’s fifth game of the title match against Dock (14-4).


Phantoms head back to Valley down 2-0

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms went into Toronto on a mission to do something that no other team has done this postseason; beat the Marlies on their home ice. Toronto has gone 7-0 at home this postseason after winning all five home games in last year’s playoffs. While the effort was there, the result wasn’t and Toronto has jumped out to a 2-0 lead in games over the Phantoms in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Championship series. The series now returns to Lehigh Valley for the next three...

Gruber, Lynn win doubles title

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Liberty’s Louis Gruber and David Lynn were crowned District XI Class 3A Doubles Tennis Champions after winning their match against Nazareth’s Gabe Knowles and Nate Tauber, 6-2, 6-0, last Thursday at Lehigh University.

“It feels good knowing that, coming into this, we weren’t necessarily the favorites, but we knew as long as we were playing well and working well together, we knew we had a really good opportunity and we did that,” said Gruber.

The Hurricanes trailed the Blue...