Bethlehem Press

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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.”

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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...

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...

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...

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...